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  • Progress is made toward veterans cemetery

    Discussions about a proposed veterans cemetery weren't quite so contentious at last week's Irvine City Council meeting. Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway, who presided over Tuesday's meeting in Mayor Steven Choi's absence, echoed Councilman Larry Agran's...
  • Motorcycle memorial honors police officer killed in Catonsville

    Motorcycle memorial honors police officer killed in Catonsville
    Chuck Schneider never worried about his son, Jason, as he led Baltimore County SWAT team raids, because his oldest child "was born to do the job." But even for officers who put in 101 percent, the work can be dangerous. So instead of hanging out with...
  • VA chief and White House spokesman resign, fueling unease

    President Obama sought to stem a growing political furor Friday by accepting the resignation of Eric K. Shinseki, the beleaguered secretary of Veterans Affairs, the second Cabinet-level official to resign under fire this year. Two hours later, Obama...
  • Sen. John Cornyn of Texas asks Obama for FBI probe of VA

    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn wants the FBI to lead the widening investigation into alleged wrongdoing at Veterans Affairs facilities across the country. After meeting with about a dozen local veterans on Thursday, the senior Republican Texas senator sent a...
  • Community & Clubs: Buy a flag for Armed Forces Day

    Only days remain until Armed Forces Day weekend, when the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will display 1,776 American flags at Castaways Park. On May 16, about 1,000 children from area schools will be bused to the site to participate in the events of...
  • Volunteers help spruce up American Legion Post

    Volunteers help spruce up American Legion Post
    With the help of about 30 volunteers, American Legion Post 288’s building in La Crescenta got a face-lift this past week. Since the 1920s, the organization has been a local hub for veterans and community organizations. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-...
  • VFW struggles through generation gap

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars, always at the center of any Memorial Day celebration — as well as Veterans Day, Fourth of July and any number of civic parades throughout the year — faces an uncertain future. The service organization is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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  • Opponents to 101 York plan demonstration Thursday

    Opponents to 101 York plan demonstration Thursday
    Opponents of a proposed retail and student housing development at the corner of York Road and Burke Avenue, 101 York, will take the issue to the streets Thursday during rush hour. Members of the American Legion and the Greater Towson Council of...