Santa Clara County Local News: Veterans


All Local Veterans News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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01/30/2024
For years, homeless veterans housed at an emergency facility in San Jose have lived with bed bugs, black mildew, fire hazards and a lack of warm water.

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01/10/2024
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The Gilroy Veterans Memorial Hall, 74 West Sixth St., is hosting Veterans Benefit Days on the first and third Fridays of the month through 2024 with extended hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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01/10/2024
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Darlyn Escalante has been appointed as director of the County of Santa Clara Office of Veterans Services. In her new role, Escalante oversees veteran support services provided by 16 staff members who assist more than 64,000 veterans and their dependents.

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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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12/12/2023
A political newcomer with a background in the military and tech world is jumping into the race for Silicon Valley Congresswoman Anna Eshoo’s seat and has already raised a significant chunk of cash to back his effort.

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11/20/2023
The traditional Veterans Day service unfolded at Santa Clara’s Veterans Memorial in Central Park, and Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor and City Council members raised the flag.

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11/16/2023
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U.S. Army veteran Ramon Reyes and his chocolate labrador, Huey—who are clients of San Martin-based Operation Freedom Paws—were recognized in an effort to highlight the life-changing impact that service dogs can have on military veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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11/15/2023
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The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to augment funding for mobile dental services for veterans as part of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2024-25 Budget.

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11/02/2023
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The Gilroy Center for the Arts has opened its doors for veterans, providing them with a contemplative space to display their artwork and mementos from their time in the service.

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10/11/2023
Amatangelo Pasciuti, 39, moved to San Jose after 21 years of military service took him to 35 countries. He wants to continue serving locally by securing the District 6 council seat.

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08/15/2023
The link between PFAS and testicular cancer among service members was never directly proven—until now.

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07/28/2023
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Throughout its existence, the Gilroy Veterans Hall has been relatively nondescript. That changed July 27, when local vets unveiled a massive mural on one side.

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12/29/2022
Image for display with article titled Seniors, Bicyclists, Veterans Affected By 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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12/20/2022
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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 Tim Borland, says a press release from the VFW. In this capacity, Alciati serves as [...]

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12/07/2022
Image for display with article titled Run raises $30K-plus for veterans

The Nov. 6 Veterans Day 1-mile children’s run, 5K and 10K runs raised a total of $32,550 for organizations that provide services to veterans. Specifically, the funds were donated to Operation Freedom Paws, DreamPower Horsemanship, Team Red White and Blue and the South Bay Blue Star Moms. “The sponsoring help of many local businesses made [...]

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11/10/2022
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It’s another Thursday morning, which means another meeting of the minds as the Trash Talk group takes to the street. Since early in the pandemic these veterans found a way to stay connected.

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10/25/2022
Image for display with article titled Morgan Hill Resident Named to National VFW Position

Alfred Alciati, past commander of the Gilroy Veterans of Foreign Wars post, has been appointed to serve as the Aide-de-Camp to VFW National Commander-in Chief Tim Borland.

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09/29/2022
Image for display with article titled Gilroy Veterans Day Parade Seeks Entries

Gilroyans will be able to show their patriotism at the Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. Community organizations, businesses, schools and clubs are encouraged to participate.

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07/17/2022
A new nonprofit on the Central Coast looks to ensure safe drinking water and access to waterways for all, particularly those in disadvantaged communities. The fledgling nonprofit is called Waterkeeper Monterey, formerly known as Monterey Coastkeeper.

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05/15/2022
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