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Naval Support Activity Monterey Announces New Commanding Officer

01/12/2024

The Naval Support Activity Monterey announced a change of command, with Capt. Robert Smith taking over the base, which is home to more than 15 tenant commands.

Unhoused Veterans Score Legal Victory in Suit Against VA

12/14/2023

Federal judge David O. Carter has declined to dismiss a lawsuit that could force the Veterans Administration to house veterans experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles area. Carter’s 41-page ruling could pave the way for a trial in mid-2024.

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Gordon Smith, a veteran and peace activist, dies at 73.

In life, Gordon Smith was never afraid to push back against the powers that be, willing to wage activist battles against superstructures like the U.S. military.

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King City Post Office to be renamed in honor of late postmaster

KING CITY — King City Post Office will be renamed in honor of late postmaster and veteran Rudolph “Rudy” Banuelos. Banuelos, who was born in 1927 to immigrant parents from Mexico, enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and served in …

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Seniors, Bicyclists, Veterans to Benefit from New DMV Laws in 2023

Starting Jan. 1, California law will again require drivers 70 and older to renew their license in person at a DMV office.

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King City group collects items donated for troops

KING CITY — Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated members gathered on Oct. 4 to collect all the items donated for Operation: Care and Comfort for the troops serving overseas. They also collected $365 for postage costs. The community was …

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Seabee chief from King City retires

KING CITY — Chief Petty Officer Michael Baxter, a native of King City, has retired after 21 years of dedicated service. As a Chief Construction Electrician (Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist/Expeditionary Warfare Specialist), Baxter’s years of service include tours with Naval …

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Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated collects donations for troops

KING CITY — Members of Southern Monterey County Republican Women Federated collected items for servicemen and women serving overseas at their June 7 meeting. The club partnered with Operation: Care and Comfort, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization, for the outreach project. …

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King City veterans receive patriotic quilts

KING CITY — Members of the King City VFW Post 6747 Auxiliary and the Valley Heritage Quilt Guild presented patriotic quilts to veterans on May 30 as part of a Memorial Day celebration at the post. Decorative quilts with red, …

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California is home to many veterans in need of a variety of resources. From housing assistance to mental health services, the Golden State provides avenues to hope and healing.
At Their Service
California‘s veteran population is the country’s largest, and it’s as varied as the nations in which these men and women served.
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Veterans in Need ‘Stand Down’
At hundreds of Stand Down events throughout California, veterans agencies and organizations come together to deliver life’s necessities.
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These organizations are dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.
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