Veterans

Veterans organizations join forces

OCEANSIDE — Veterans Assistance of San Diego, a division of Interfaith Community Services, will be moving its office into the Veterans Association of North County (VANC) building on Mission Avenue come April.

Interfaith CEO retires, merge with CRC suspended

Interfaith CEO retires, merge with CRC suspended

REGION — Richard Batt retired from his position as the CEO of Interfaith Community Services less than two weeks after the North County nonprofit suspended its merger with the Community Resource Center.

Bipartisan talk discusses veterans’ tuitions

Bipartisan talk discusses veterans’ tuitions

OCEANSIDE — Assemblymembers Rocky Chavez-R and Sharon Quirk-Silva-D laid out a bipartisan plan to cut down on the $286 million California spends on unemployment insurance for veterans, at a town hall meeting on Tuesday.

Ceremony honors ‘unsung heroes’

Ceremony honors ‘unsung heroes’

SOLANA BEACH — Remembering “the true heroes of our nation and our community” on a “truly American holiday,” Mayor Mike Nichols dedicated the Memorial Day ceremony at La Colonia Community Park to “those who gave their lives to protect our country, our freedoms and our American way of life.”“These brave men and women gave everything […]

Writing group helps veterans find their voice

Writing group helps veterans find their voice

ENCINITAS — The feeling of hopping into a plane in the middle of the night and preparing for a nuclear strike might seem like the domain of a fiction writer.

Homeless veterans a huge, neglected problem

You didn’t hear a word about homeless veterans in President Obama’s State of the Union speech last January and chances are you won’t hear anything from him about those vets next month, either, unless it’s a boilerplate homage for their contributions to American freedom.

Group gets OK for new veterans memorial

Group gets OK for new veterans memorial

SOLANA BEACH — City Council granted approval at the Nov. 28 meeting for a community group to move forward with fundraising for a veterans memorial at La Colonia Park, an element included in improvement plans that were delayed indefinitely after the state abolished redevelopment agencies. 

City honors its war veterans

City honors its war veterans

SOLANA BEACH — With the humility so often displayed by U.S. veterans, John Fletcher accepted a proclamation for his service to this country, but said, “There are a lot of men who deserve this more.”