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Funeral Consumer Information

For questions, contact Josh Slocum, Executive Director, Funeral Consumers Alliance, 802-233-6326, josh@funerals.org The Federal Trade Commission requires all funeral homes to give consumers price quotes by phone, and to give them a printed complete price list when they show up in Read More →

By |2020-04-20T18:27:13+00:00April 20th, 2020|Funeral Costs|Comments Off on Funeral Consumer Information

Is Home Burial Right For You?

Home burials were commonplace until the 1860's, according to the home funeral alliance. Death and grieving are often a highly personalized experience and before the 1860s the common practice was for a family to prepare the deceased body of their loved Read More →

By |2020-04-07T21:48:48+00:00April 7th, 2020|Creative Services, Green Burial|Comments Off on Is Home Burial Right For You?

Body Composting

We compost everything else in California. Why not dead bodies? By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD MARCH 4, 2020 Addressing climate change doesn’t just mean taking cars off the roads and shutting down coal-burning plants. It requires rethinking everything humans do that contributes Read More →

By |2020-03-09T19:32:38+00:00March 9th, 2020|Creative Services, Green Burial|Comments Off on Body Composting

Vital Statistics Information Sheet

When faced with the death of a loved one or if you are planning ahead, one thing you can do is prepare the Vital Statistics Information Sheet. Death certificates are purchased from the County records department and at this time (2/11/2020) Read More →

By |2020-02-11T16:48:11+00:00February 11th, 2020|Paperwork|Comments Off on Vital Statistics Information Sheet

How to avoid overpaying on funeral arrangements 

Consumers who know what different options are available to them can avoid overpaying for funerals or other after-death care. Here are 12 cost-saving suggestions. Ask your loved ones what their funeral wishes are so you can do what they want vs. Read More →

By |2020-01-10T00:30:03+00:00December 17th, 2019|Funeral Costs|Comments Off on How to avoid overpaying on funeral arrangements 

San Diego Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in San Diego. This list includes the type of casket they accept for burial and the type of cremains container they accept. Please call the individual cemetery for the most recent information. This is Read More →

By |2019-12-17T20:57:39+00:00December 5th, 2019|Cemetery Information|Comments Off on San Diego Cemeteries

State sues the Neptune Society

Neptune Society Article from the LA Times, December 2, 2019 California and Bay Area prosecutors say cremation company cheated customers. Associated Press SACRAMENTO — The state attorney general sued the Neptune Society on Monday, claiming the well-known company pocketed $100 million Read More →

By |2019-12-04T20:22:54+00:00December 4th, 2019|News|Comments Off on State sues the Neptune Society
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