Tag: Cemetery and Funeral Bureau

Cemetery and Funeral Bureau: A New Way To Renew

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The Cemetery and Funeral Bureau is now accepting credit card payments for license renewal. If you are within 90 days of renewing (or even if you are delinquent one cycle), visit the bureau’s website at www.cfb.ca.gov and click Renew Online to start the process. It’s simple, fast, free and available for all license types! No…

Climate Change, Cost, Convenience Fuel Switch From Burial To Cremation

Losing a loved one is a devastating experience. For many, planning a funeral often compounds the grieving process because there are so many arrangements to make in a short amount of time. The biggest—and most final—decision is whether to have a traditional burial or direct cremation. Cremation is increasingly gaining in popularity in the United States. …

Department of Consumer Affairs Appoints New Chief to Cemetery and Funeral Bureau

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) announces the appointment of Gina Chiaverini Sanchez as the new bureau chief for the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau, effective February 20, 2019. Ms. Sanchez replaces former bureau chief, Lisa Moore who retired last year. Ms. Sanchez has 11 years of experience working for DCA in various capacities. Most recently,…

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late: Making Your Final Arrangements Before You Need Them

Americans don’t like thinking about the end. A 2010 survey conducted by the National Funeral Directors Association found that only 25 percent of adults have made arrangements for their own funeral. However, 66 percent of adults indicated that they would choose to arrange their own funeral service. It’s a subject many are quick to avoid.…

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…