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  • Glendale, La Crescenta hold Memorial Day services

    Glendale, La Crescenta hold Memorial Day services
    For the first time since it was dedicated last July, the refurbished war memorial in Two Strike Park, which features 42 names on local fallen military personnel, was the site for a Memorial Day service in La Crescenta on Monday. During the service, the...
  • Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report

    Pressure grows on VA chief Eric Shinseki to quit after critical report
    A scathing report finding a systemic problem at Veterans Affairs medical facilities nationwide, including manipulation of records to mask long waits for appointments, fueled new calls Wednesday for VA chief Eric K. Shinseki's resignation. As the...
  • Community & Clubs: Ten of the best to receive honors

    There is still time to make a reservation to help honor 10 community volunteers who have given of their time, talent and treasure in their community and, in many cases, far beyond. The luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. at the American Legion Newport...
  • Balboa Island Parade chairwoman keeps it all on track

    Balboa Island Parade chairwoman keeps it all on track
    No, no, no, Barry McGuire will not be the grand marshal of this year's Balboa Island Parade. Not that McGuire, who scored a No. 1 hit in 1965 with the doom-laden protest song "Eve of Destruction." While it might be perversely amusing to watch the...
  • Congressional leaders working on legislative compromise to fix the VA

    Seeking to overcome Congress' usual partisan wrangling, lawmakers from opposing parties huddled Wednesday to try to reach a compromise on a legislative response to the VA healthcare scandal. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Veterans...
  • Veterans' wait times at El Paso VA are latest to come under scrutiny

    Veterans have been forced to wait more than two months on average for mental health treatment at the El Paso VA facility, and more than a third never received it, according to a survey released Wednesday as lawmakers in Washington worked to bridge...
  • New audit of VA finds 3-month waits for medical appointments

    More than 57,000 veterans have waited at least three months for an appointment at Veterans Affairs facilities, according to a new audit that sparked further outrage Monday on Capitol Hill. "It makes me sick knowing that our returned warriors are subject...
  • Florida approves four new specialty license plates in2014

    Florida approves four new specialty license plates in2014
    Florida drivers are getting four new specialty license tags to choose from. Starting July 1, pre-sales will start on the four plates --- Fallen Law Enforcement Officers, the Florida Sheriffs Association, the Keiser University, and the Moffitt Cancer...
  • Four new Florida specialty license plates on tap for 2014, while two may see retirement

    Four new Florida specialty license plates on tap for 2014, while two may see retirement
    For those keeping track at home, there are four more specialty license plates that could be on Florida's roads in the future, yet two others might be driving off into the sunset. The Legislature passed CS/CS/SB 132, which now awaits the governor's...
  • Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven

    Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven
    One of the most famous combat veterans from World War I is a stray bull terrier mutt from New Haven whose wartime exploits made him the first military dog to be promoted to sergeant. When Stubby died in April 1926, the New York Times ran a half-page...
  • VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama

    VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama
    As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....