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Cemetery Planned for Tassajara Valley Causes Backlash

All of the remaining burial spots at the Alamo Cemetery have already been sold, the Contra Costa Times reports.
All of the remaining burial spots at the Alamo Cemetery have already been sold, the Contra Costa Times reports.

Intense opposition faces Danville developer Sid Corrie's proposal to build a 150,000-plot cemetery on the rolling hills of Tassajara Valley in San Ramon, according to the Contra Costa Times.

Resistance for the planned Creekside Memorial Park by conservancy groups, neighbors and 2,000 residents who signed a petition against the cemetery plans have pushed the county's decision -- expected by December -- further into 2014, the article states.

Proponents for the cemetery (which would serve Danville, Alamo, Blackhawk, Diablo and San Ramon) say the area is running out of available plots in existing cemeteries.

Read the entire article by the Contra Costa Times here

Jen L December 06, 2013 at 09:50 AM
Why not a cemetery? We are all going to need one anyway and I'd rather a cemetery than new homes bringing new traffic! It may be one of the few ways left to preserve our few country areas and protect them from developers
Dee December 07, 2013 at 12:35 PM
I understand not everyone or their religious beliefs support cremation, but if more people chose it, we would not be taking up acres of beautiful land space. We do not need to visit a burial site to remember our loved ones, they live on in our hearts and by passing the memories to our descendants.

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