August 12, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Tree Of Life In Its 5th Year At Woodlawn Cemetery:

A 16-foot cedar tree stands in the middle of Woodlawn Cemetery’s mausoleum, transformed into a living memorial for those who have passed.

During the holiday season, Woodlawn Cemetery runs a special program called Tree of Life. Now in its fifth year, the program offers a place where friends and family members can honor their loved ones.

Benjamin Steers, Acting Cemetery Administrator, said stickers and ornaments are offered to visitors to adorn the tree.

The service is particularly important during the season of the holidays, when many people remember their loved ones yet find it difficult to mourn.

“We’re open to anyone who wants to come,” Steers said. “It’s a tradition for many people to visit us this time of year.”

On Christmas Eve, nearly 50 ornaments with hand-written messages decorated the tree.

In previous years, the trees have been planted within cemetery grounds, but this year there might not be enough room.

Instead, the tree could be used to replace a diseased or missing tree somewhere within the city. It will most likely be placed as a street tree, said Walt Warriner, the city’s Community Forester.

“When we plant the tree adjacent to a property, we always let the residents know about its significance,” Warriner said.

“The tree will be around for a long time to come.”

Purchased by the city in 1897, Woodlawn Cemetery is home to some of California’s most famous historical figures, including actor Glenn Ford, preservationist Leo Carillo, and Venice founder Abbott Kinney.

in News
Related Posts

Another Mountain Lion Dies After Being Hit by a Car

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

P-89 found dead along the shoulder of the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills last month By Sam Catanzaro Another mountain...

Santa Monica Police Arrest Sexual Assualt Suspect

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

Anthony Barrett arrested in connection to June 28 assault By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica police are seeking the public’s help...

LA City Council Approves Expanded Anti-Camping Ordinance

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Bonin one of three not votes in expansion of LAMC section 41.18 Los Angeles City Council has banned homeless encampments...

Review: A Santa Monica Restaurant’s New Happy Hour is Top-Notch

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Birdie G’s in Santa Monica has a new Happy Hour and it is something special. For one...

Italian Market Coming to Montana Avenue

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

Sogno Toscano planned for 1512 Montana Avenue By Dolores Quintana Sogno Toscano is aiming to open a new “lifestyle cafe,...

Best of Santa Monica Awards Voting Now Open!

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

Cast your vote to support your favorite local businesses  Voting is now open for the Santa Monica Mirror’s annual Best...

Venice Family Clinic to Provide Free Community Resources in Celebration of National Health Center Week

August 9, 2022

August 9, 2022

Nonprofit Community Health Center Offering Free COVID-19 Vaccines, Children’s Books, HIV Testing, Health Insurance Counseling, CalFresh Enrollment and More August...

Santa Monica Obtains Injunctions Against Landlords in Section 8 Voucher Discrimination Lawsuit

August 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

Judgment requires landlords to accept voucher, pay $20,000 in restitution  By Sam Catanzaro The Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office has obtained...

Local Nursing Home Tells Wrong Patients Family Their Loved One Died: Santa Monica Beat – August 8th, 2022

August 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* Local Nursing Home Tells Wrong Patients Family Their Loved One Died* Santa...

Brentwood-Adjacent Residential High-Rise Complete

August 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

The first high-rise residential development built west of the 405 in over 40 years is now leasing luxury apartments. Learn...

Mixed-Use Downtown Apartment Complex Has Highest Rents in City: Santa Monica Real Estate Report – August 8th, 2022

August 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

Property, Developments, and Listings on the Westside.* Mixed-Use Downtown Apartment Complex Has Highest Rents in City* Gardening Tips for Fall*...

Supervisor Holly Mitchell Calls for Update of Marina del Rey’s Vision Statement

August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Marina Del Rey is now considered part of District Two in Los Angeles County and now falls...

Meridian Building Sells in Santa Monica for $18 Million

August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

Redcar Properties buys Santa Monica office at 1448 15th Street By Dolores Quintana Redcar Properties purchased a second property in...