Category: Cemetery and Funeral

Dealing With the High Cost of Dying

Let’s face it. No one enjoys discussing death or dying, much less planning a funeral for a loved one or even for themselves. However uncomfortable the subject may be, if you don’t plan in advance, it could cost you both financially and emotionally. Shopping around for the most suitable and affordable funeral goods and services is…

DCA Complaint Resolution Program Comes to an End

After processing more than 201,395 complaints and recovering $32.4 million for consumers, DCA’s Complaint Resolution Program (CRP) will close its doors on June 30, 2016. Established in 1994 and originally called the Complaint Mediation Division, CRP was created to consolidate and streamline consumer complaint processing. CRP staff review complaints and act as a neutral third…

Cemeteries Adhere to Drought Water Restrictions

Governor Brown’s Executive Order in April calling for a mandatory a 25 percent cut in potable water use through February 2016 means belt-tightening not only for residents and municipalities, but for commercial and industrial properties as well. That directive includes California’s cemeteries. The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Cemetery and Funeral Bureau (Bureau) wants to alert consumers that…

Cemetery and Funeral Bureau Holds Roundtable Discussion on Impact of Drought on Cemeteries

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Cemetery and Funeral Bureau on Wednesday hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss the impact of the California drought on cemeteries and to brainstorm ideas for coping with water use reductions. “Everyone needs to do their part to save water during the drought,” said Lisa Moore, Chief of the Cemetery and…

Cemetery and Funeral Bureau Revokes Licenses For Beloved Care Funeral Service

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has revoked the licenses associated with the Beloved Care Funeral Service in Bakersfield. An investigation into Beloved Care and its owner James Otis Gamble, Jr., uncovered fraud, misrepresentation and unprofessional conduct. As a result, the funeral establishment license, funeral director license and embalmer…

Cemetery and Funeral Bureau revokes Delano Funeral Establishment and Funeral Director licenses

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has revoked the licenses associated with the Lane Family Funeral Home in Delano. The licenses of the funeral home, and of Funeral Director Padraic C. Lane, were revoked as the result of an investigation which found fraud, misrepresentation, false and misleading advertising, and…

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