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During this Christian Holy Week the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is remembered and honored. In a rare arrangement, Grand View Memorial Park will be open twice in the next few days: Good Friday and Easter Sunday, noon-to-4 p.m. Visitors are welcome to spend some of this special time with relatives and friends laid to rest at Grand View. As in the past, visitors will be allowed to leave flowers and mementos at the gravesites.
Grand View, a local landmark in Glendale, is in limbo because of legal and management problems. Many of the difficulties began when a state investigator discovered thousands of mishandled human remains at the cemetery back in 2005. Then about a year and a half ago, the cemetery was shut down. It is open now, for a few hours, on specific days by order of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Anthony Mohr. Not the best situation, but at least it provides some opportunities for the public to visit Grand View.
Grand View Memorial Park is located at 1341 Glenwood Road in Glendale.