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Hollywood Forever owners want to buy troubled Glendale cemetery

April 19, 2011 |  8:01 am

Grand View Memorial Park

Owners of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery say they are interested in buying the troubled Grand View Memorial Park, which fell into scandal in 2005 when investigators discovered that 4,000 people had been improperly buried.

The sale of Grand View -- which has had limited public access for years after it fell into a state of disrepair -- is required under the terms of the $3.8-million settlement of the class-action lawsuit against the cemetery's operators. The lawsuit came in the wake of the state investigation that revealed the improper burials.

Hollywood Forever officials on Monday said they have a list of ideas for making Grand View a viable business again, citing their experience in turning around the Hollywood cemetery, which was on the verge of closure when they bought it in 1998.

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Photo: A crew of workers mows grass and repairs a driveway at Grand View Memorial Park on Monday. Credit: Tim Berger / Glendale News-Press