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Dentistry4Vets is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing dentistry care for veterans in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.

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Unhoused Veterans Score Legal Victory in Suit Against VA


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.

Hollister VFW to Host Public Christmas Potluck Dinner


The Hollister Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9242 hosts its Christmas Potluck Dinner on Dec. 16 at the Veterans’ Memorial Building.

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Hollister Remembers

Local residents, veterans and families gathered at the downtown Hollister Veterans Memorial Building May 27 to remember and pay their respects to those who have died while serving in the military.

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Veterans mural unveiled in downtown Gilroy

Throughout its existence, the downtown Gilroy Veterans Hall has been a relatively nondescript white building on the corner of West Sixth and Eigleberry streets that is often overlooked. That has changed. On July 27, local veterans unveiled a massive mural …

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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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Marine Corps veteran delivers public art

Hollister is more often associated with agriculture and motorcycle rallies than a bustling art scene. However, if you look hard enough while driving throughout the city you might notice a splash of color breaking up the otherwise earth-toned streets.   Adorning …

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Morgan Hill resident named to national VFW position

Longtime Morgan Hill resident and Past Commander of the Gilroy Veterans of Foreign Wars post, Alfred Alciati, has been appointed to a prominent position in the national VFW organization.  Alciati, 73, is now the Aide-de-Camp to VFW National Commander-in Chief …

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Hollister native builds on Seabees’ 80-year legacy

Since 1942, sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Construction Force have been building and fighting around the world. Petty Officer 2nd Class Adon Olivares, a Hollister native, is one of those sailors. “My grandfather served in the Army and my …

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SBC foundation awards grant for veterans’ dental services

The Community Foundation for San Benito County has awarded a $5,000 grant to Dentistry4Vets, a nonprofit that treats military veterans in need and suffering from a lack of dental care. Dentistry4Vets, which is located at The Montage Wellness Center in …

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Celebrating Veterans Every Day

About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.


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.
Stand Down events provide veterans with valuable resources including housing assistance, medical care, and a solid community of support.
Veterans in Need ‘Stand Down’
At hundreds of Stand Down events throughout California, veterans agencies and organizations come together to deliver life’s necessities.
Celebrating Veterans Every Day
These organizations are dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.
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