Saturday, August 15, 2009

Assembly Bill No. 124 Approved

Assembly Bill No. 124 was approved by Governor Schwarzenegger on August 5, 2009.

AB 124 authorizes the appointment of a temporary manager for a private cemetery when the current manager is unable or unwilling to perform his/her duties:

This bill would, notwithstanding any other provision of law, authorize a court of competent jurisdiction, based upon the court's finding that a cemetery manager of a private cemetery has ceased to perform his or her duties due to a lapse, suspension, surrender, abandonment, or revocation of his or her license, to appoint a temporary manager to manage the property of, and certain services provided by, the private cemetery, as provided, for a limited term of 6 months or until a new licensed cemetery manager is hired. The bill would permit the court to authorize the payment of reasonable compensation for the temporary manager's services, to be paid by the trustees from available income from the cemetery, as provided.

This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
AB 124 adds Section 9723.3 to the Business and Professions Code, relating to cemeteries. You can read more about AB 124 here.

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Santa Maria Cemetery District Asks Public to Keep its Grounds Clean

Reported by: Jimena Martinez
August 14, 2009

The Santa Maria Cemetery District is asking for the publics help to keep its ground clean.

The district's policy states that only fresh or artificial flowers can be placed at the gravesites.

The public is encouraged to remove flowers or objects left at grave sites before Monday.

Cemetery personnel will be removing all items, including fresh and artificial flowers, flags, balloons, and stakes next week.

Story via KSBY 6 Action News San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tuesday's Child(ren): Marvin & Evelyn Arkley

Marvin S. Arkley died on December 17, 1886, at the age of 5 months, 11 days.

Evelyn Rena Arkley was born in 1889, and died on February 13, 1890, at the age of 1 year, 2 months, 3 days.

Both were the children of William and Agnes Arkley, and are buried in the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc, California.

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"Headstone of Marvin S. and Evelyn Rena Arkley" Digital image. Photographed by Elizabeth O'Neal, May 22, 2009. Privately held by Elizabeth O'Neal, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Santa Barbara Co., California. 2009.

Bumann, Fran, editor. "Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery Records." Burbank, California: Southern California Genealogical Society, 2003.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Ghosts of Cemetery Park" to be Featured in Ventura

Meet ghost hunters Richard and Debbie Senate mid-park on Poli Street with your camera and flashlight to hear their tales of spirits inhabiting Ventura's first cemetery.

WHEN: Saturday, August 22, 2009, 8:30-10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Memorial Park, 1500 Poli Street, Ventura

Tickets are $20.00

More information: Discover Ventura.

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