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Girl Scouts Help Florists Bring Smiles To Area Veterans

Local Girl Scouts and florists spent part of Sunday morning helping design more than 600 bouquets that will be delivered this week to patients at the VA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

07/20/2014

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Exclusive: New Building Marks Anniversary For Group That Provides Homes To Those Without

SRO Housing Corp. is transforming the Rosslyn, once considered one of LA’s most luxurious hotels, from a Skid Row flophouse into a refuge for those looking for affordable housing.

06/19/2014

This photo taken on May 28, 2014 shows staff at Heathe N. Craig Joint Theatre Hospital waiting to greet wounded veterans during 'Operation Proper Exit' at Bagram Airfield some 60 km north of Kabul on May 28, 2014. Washington is winding down its 32,000 troop deployment in Afghanistan after nearly 13 years of war, with President Barack Obama announcing this week that all US forces will leave by the end of 2016. While an end is now in sight for America's longest war, many of the more than 19,000 Americans wounded in Afghanistan will be coping with injuries for years to come. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

More Than 57,000 US Military Veterans Await First VA Appointment

More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling, the government said Monday in a report newly demonstrating how deep and widespread the problem is.

06/09/2014

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Garcetti Initiative Aimed At Hiring 10,000 Veterans In LA By 2017

Mayor Eric Garcetti has unveiled a citywide hiring initiative that seeks to employ 10,000 Southland veterans by 2017.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/09/2014

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Voters Approve Open Government, Veterans Measures

Proposition 41 led with 66 percent of the vote, with 1.8 million ballots counted. It redirects $600 million in existing veterans bonds to buy, build and renovate apartments and multi-family homes for low-income veterans

06/03/2014

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Lawmaker: ‘Grave Concerns’ That VA Scandal Could Reach West LA Facility

A Thousands Oaks congresswoman has asked for an audit into the VA hospital in West Los Angeles following reports of problems in the sprawling health care system.

05/30/2014

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Fallen Heroes Honored At Memorial Day Events Across Southland

Lawmakers and residents Monday will honor veterans in several Memorial Day events scheduled across the Southland.

05/26/2014

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Operation IV Raises Funds To Help Veterans Overcome PTSD

An event Saturday night in Studio City will bring together celebrity comedians to raise funds for combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

05/24/2014

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Bodies of 28 Veterans At LA County Morgue Will Finally Receive Proper Burial

The bodies of 28 veterans at the L.A. County Morgue were finally moved Friday for burial to the Riverside National Cemetery.

05/23/2014

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Volunteers Help To Bring Cookies To Vets On Memorial Day

Volunteers will serve up thousands of cookies to homeless and hospitalized veterans on Memorial Day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/21/2014

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Calif. Bill Urges Judges To Consider PTSD In Sentencing Of Military Veterans

A bill moving through the state Legislature would urge judges to grant probation and give shorter prison terms to defendants who have mental health problems stemming from their military service.

04/07/2014

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Local Man Accepts Medal Of Honor For Brother Who Was Racially Overlooked

An Apple Valley man accepted the Congressional Medal of Honor at the White House Tuesday on behalf of his brother who was racially overlooked.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/20/2014

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Partnership Aims To Help Veterans Further Their Education

Amber Chaib and Rob Hayes appeared on KCAL9 News on Sunday morning to discuss a partnership between the Los Angeles Film School and the Veterans Immersion Program.

03/16/2014

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Two WWII Veterans Fly Through LAX En Route To Iwo Jima Memorial

Two elderly World War II veterans flew through the Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning on their way to a memorial ceremony at Iwo Jima in Japan.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/14/2014

The $12 million, 40-unit development El Monte Veterans Village will celebrate its grand opening Wednesday. (Photo courtesy Mercy Housing California)

El Monte Debuts Affordable Housing ‘Village’ For Homeless Veterans

Officials with the city of El Monte will host a grand opening celebration Wednesday for the San Gabriel Valley’s first affordable-housing community specifically for homeless veterans.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/12/2014

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