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Formerly Homeless Veterans in San Jose Live in Squalor

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.

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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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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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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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 …

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Trash Talk men share stories of service

It’s another Thursday morning, which means another meeting of the minds as the Trash Talk group takes to the street, lawn chairs in hand.  Since early in the pandemic these gentlemen found a way to stay connected, gathering on Thursday …

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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.
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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