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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Grand View: "The Million Dollar Fire Sale"

"You're asking someone to buy a burning house." - Paul Ayers about the selling of Grand View.

The State of California has told the owner of Grand View to place the cemetery up for sale. Asking price: $1 million dollars, or best offer.

With lawsuits going on for the next three years at least, anyone who buys it, is getting themselves "a burning house." And who wants to buy a burning house, when you don't even know what the pieces are going to look like until after the smoke clears.

The LA Daily News report if the owners walk away, the county will take ownership, but the attorneys say the relatives could take ownership, if "they receive a favorable settlement."

Whatever happens, it will not be quick. You can read more at this link.

Update October 6, 2007 - Los Angeles CBS news video report on GRAND VIEW

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The only people that can put an end to the 'burning fire' is the people suing the cemetery. Yes, it is a horrible mess, but in three years it will even be a bigger mess. Those trees are going to continue to die, and could end up falling on gravestones and buildings, roofs could give out, etc.

That million dollars or so, is going to get smaller too, as the lawyers will continue to take their cut, and others could join in looking for their bit of action.

But the only action that can stop this long burning fire, is to settle the suit fast and not drag it out for years. Everyone has the same problem, and three more years of talking and suing will not make it any better.

The sooner people act as a group, and not just individuals, you might be able to get the fire out sooner and start anew. All the money in the world is not going chance what has happened already, but excepting what has happened and moving on is the only way to start putting this mess behind you.