4 Reasons Why Now is The Best Time to Preplan

With fluctuating prices and unsettling events happening around the world at every turn, much of the future is uncertain. Preplanning your funeral is a way to take control of your future even amidst all of life’s unpredictability. Here at Sunset View, we encourage our neighbors throughout El… Read More

Mother’s Day Origin Story

Each year, families in El Cerrito, Albany, and El Sobrante and across the country spend the second Sunday of May honoring moms. Our staff at Sunset View celebrates this annual holiday with their families and loved ones. Nowadays, many families observe Mother’s Day, but this wasn’t always… Read More

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts: 4 Tips to Know Before You Post

Social media has enriched our lives in a lot of different ways. We’ve all heard the stories about the high school sweethearts who reconnected on Facebook and lived happily ever. And many of us who live here in El Cerrito, Oakland, and Berkeley have loved ones spread across the… Read More

Fun Spring Activities to Do in the Bay Area

At Sunset View, our dedicated staff members love getting out and enjoying the beautiful spring weather. There are so many fun activities to take part in throughout Richmond, Pinole, and El Sobrante. The whole family will enjoy participating in all the springtime activities happening across our community. Read More

The Sunset View Difference

Finding the right funeral home for you and your family can be tough, as not all providers are created equal. Every family has its own needs and budget and is looking for a funeral home that understands their particular requirements. Families in El Cerrito, Richmond, and Pinole trust our… Read More

The Many Ways We Create Meaningful Cremation Services

Fifty years ago, only a tiny fraction of Americans – 3.6% – chose cremation. Now, that number hovers right around 50% and is increasing rapidly every year. Sunset View Cemetery has been serving El Cerrito, Oakland, Richmond, and Berkeley families for more than 100 years, and our staff has certainly noticed more… Read More

Benefits of a Grief Journal

The death of a loved one and the ensuing grief are two of the most difficult experiences in life. The grief journey looks different for everyone, and there are many grief recovery resources to assist our neighbors throughout El Cerrito, Piedmont, and Albany in their grief. These include a grief… Read More

How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day

Since the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has been defined as a day specifically for love and affection. At Sunset View Cemetery, we hear from families in El Cerrito, Oakland, and Berkeley who say it’s a tough holiday to face when you’ve recently lost someone special. For some, this is… Read More

Cemetery Etiquette Guide

Many people aren’t sure how to behave in a cemetery setting. This lack of knowledge can be a cause of stress for some people who decide to visit their loved one’s gravesite. At Sunset View Cemetery, our staff is dedicated to fostering a peaceful and respectful cemetery atmosphere. Read More

Is Traditional Burial Better than Cremation?

As cremation continues to grow in popularity in El Cerrito, Richmond, and Kensington and across the country, many families are wondering whether traditional burial is a better option for them. No one option is better than the other. The one you choose depends on your family’s needs and… Read More