| Sep 5, 2013
A federal judge made the right decision when he ruled last week that the Department of Veterans Affairs had misused its West Los Angeles campus by leasing land to the private Brentwood School, a hotel laundry service, UCLA (for the use of Jackie...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A senior official of the American Legion, working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce its disability claims backlog, told Congress her organization had encountered an "obstructionist attitude" in the VA's underperforming Baltimore...
| Sep 15, 2013
California voters approved Proposition 12 five years ago, authorizing a $900-million bond issue to help military veterans buy homes and farms. But while the number of returning vets is still high, their interest in buying houses with state-backed low-cost...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Mike Dalton starts his day at a Department of Veterans Affairs office in Oakland doing something he couldn't do a year ago: He signs on to a computer and calls up an application for disability compensation.
With a few mouse clicks, he pulls the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
UCLA has gone to court to overturn a decision that could force it to give up its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. veterans agency.
The university described itself as a "surprising casualty" of an August ruling that the Department of...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The federal government says it is trying hard to reduce the backlog of claims from veterans seeking benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs is making employees work overtime, has fast-tracked the longest-pending claims and has moved to paperless...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Brian Rodriguez had his mother along for support at Cal Poly Pomona recently while he researched tuition assistance. But the freshman didn't need reinforcements.
At the veterans center, students helped Rodriguez and answered questions about documents he...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:52 PM
SAN DIEGO — Californians will be asked to make $600 million available to help struggling military veterans find housing under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday.
The governor also signed measures to allow community colleges to charge...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:56 AM
A Maryland state senator who heads the General Assembly's veteran's caucus rebuked Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler Tuesday night over the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's claim he could fix problems with federal processing of veterans' claims...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 2:30 PM
By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin
Q: I owe more on my mortgage than what my house is worth. And, unfortunately, my loan isn't owned by Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae, and it is an adjustable rate.
What are my options to refinance my loan into a fixed...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I'd never have thought a humble pet columnist would be correcting the President of the United States. During the third presidential debate October 22, President Barack Obama maintained that his administration was "making sure that...our veterans are...