Tag: new cemetery

Cemetery Regulations

The only thing harder to find in Malibu than a hotel room is a grave. . .

Malibu, California was incorporated into a city in 1991 and that led to a moratorium on new development that included, among other things, hotels.  So, Malibu has famously become known as a very tough place to get a hotel room. Back in 2015, however, a group known as Green Acres, LLC, began a push to put a cemetery on a 27.8 acre site that was once proposed for a hotel.  Recently that group has again been in the news, as […]

Business Cemetery

“Green” going big

Market forces eventually move ideas and products that become staples of our way of life.  However, in almost all cases, private investment is needed to spur the product or service into general practice among the American public.  Take the Tesla automobile, for instance.  Founder Elon Musk didn’t just take the idea of an electric automobile, grab some old 1957 Chevys and put batteries in them for the public to purchase. A lot of people talked about electric vehicles having a […]


Gilbert, Arizona to get its first cemetery

To those of us who live in storied towns and communities that have been around since the before the Revolutionary War in the East and the westward land rush in the Midwest the title of this article may seem odd.  Historical communities have cemeteries. . . even cemeteries that are filled with no more space for interments. However, the community of Gilbert, Arizona, used to be a small farming community back in 1980, but has grown 3500% since then and […]