Body Composting, ‘Green’ Alternative to Cremation, Legal in 3 States, Not CaliforniaDespite enacting a statewide composting law in 2022, California lags several western states when it comes to eco-friendly alternatives to traditional ground burial and cremation of the deceased.
Police Confirm Davis Teen Baked Grandfather's Ashes Into CookiesA high school student mixed her cremated grandfather's ashes into homemade sugar cookies and shared them with several classmates, police in the Central California town of Davis said Wednesday.
Davis Student's Cookie Recipe May Have Included Grandparent's AshesPolice are investigating a disturbing report that a high-school student made cookies mixed with human remains and gave them to unknowing classmates to eat.
Complaints Rise Over Colorado-Based Cremation Firm Operating Illegally In CaliforniaA cremation provider with a history of legal problems and unhappy customers is operating in California despite being ordered to stop.
San Francisco Widow Keeps Late Husband Close With Biodegradable UrnNearly half of all people who die in the U.S. are now cremated, with many of those ashes being scattered or placed in urns. But more and more people are now using their loved ones' ashes to help create living memorials with biodegradable urns.
Burglars Take Ashes Of Saratoga Woman's Late HusbandSheriff's deputies are seeking suspects in connection with a burglary, after an 83-year-old Saratoga woman reported a box filled with her late husband's ashes missing Friday.
San Francisco Police Officer Finds Woman’s Ashes In Stolen Car, Returns Them To HusbandA San Francisco police officer in the city’s Richmond District helped reunite a man with his stolen vehicle containing the ashes of his deceased wife Monday.
17 Bodies Removed From Modesto Funeral Home After ComplaintsOfficials say 17 bodies have been removed from a Modesto funeral home after complaints the home was taking too long to cremate the bodies.