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Volunteers of America

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  • Gilbert Gordon McCoy April 7, 1924 - September 12, 2013

    Gilbert Gordon McCoy  April 7, 1924 - September 12, 2013
    Gilbert Gordon McCoy, a La Canada resident for 61 years, died at his home on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife JoAnn and daughters Christine Liljeqvist and Susan McVicker and their families. Gilbert was born in...
  • Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying

    Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying
    Although the traditional start to the holiday shopping season is still days away, Morgan Somerville has already mapped out her bargain-hunting strategy. The student employment manager at Stevenson University will pass up Thanksgiving specials to focus...
  • Howard steps up for homeless with land buy for housing [Commentary]

    Howard County took an important step in the fight against homelessness last week by purchasing an 8-acre lot that will be the future home to a 30-unit housing facility. Using $3.25 million in land acquisition dollars, the county bought the land at the...
  • L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society

    L.A. sheriff's center aims to smooth inmates' reentry into society
    The 40-year-old man in the black jacket and jeans was getting out of jail with no money and no place to live. As he left the county jail complex in downtown Los Angeles, he stopped at the new Community Re-entry Resource Center, where he received a bus...
  • The air horn heard around skid row

    The air horn heard around skid row
    It was billed as a guided tour for downtown residents, church and business groups and elected officials to see skid row for themselves. As the group headed out on foot from L.A.'s Midnight Mission, it was confronted by demonstrators whistling,...
  • More room, more ability to help vets

    More room, more ability to help vets
    For Deanne Tate, president and chief executive of Veterans First, the selling points of the Orange County nonprofit's new digs are many. At about 9,300 square feet, the second-floor office suite in the heart of downtown Santa Ana has upwards of three...
  • Policymakers must take a holistic approach to affordable housing [Letter]

    Policymakers must take a holistic approach to affordable housing [Letter]
    While many of the expert thoughts that were expressed in the article "Housing scarce for poor" (March 9) are valid, we believe a solution to remedy at least part of the problem is the addition of supportive services to existing affordable housing, as it...
  • Raising the minimum wage is just a start [Letter]

    Raising the minimum wage is just a start [Letter]
    A recent Sun poll showed that a majority of voters in every part of the state support increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour ("Most Marylanders back raising minimum wage," Feb. 17). As chief of staff for a large, Maryland-based health and human...
  • San Pedro development will give female veterans a place to call home

    San Pedro development will give female veterans a place to call home
    One of the first housing projects in the country focused on female veterans facing homelessness is nearing completion on a breezy San Pedro hilltop overlooking a butterfly preserve. Volunteers of America is spending $15 million converting family housing...
  • App developers hope to help veterans battling mental health issues

    Dave Smith hit his lowest low in March 2012. The retired Marine and Iraq combat veteran separated from his family and friends, broke up with his girlfriend and spent nights drinking himself into oblivion. One afternoon, he put a loaded shotgun in...
  • Homeless people migrating from downtown to County-USC, study finds

    Homeless people migrating from downtown to County-USC, study finds
    Homeless people squeezed out of downtown Los Angeles are migrating to nearby Lincoln Heights and Boyle Heights, where they are seeking refuge in the emergency room and on the grounds of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, according to a six-month study...