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Veterans Affairs

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  • Unclean colonoscopy instruments: 3 in 20 have 'dirt' from colons

    Unclean colonoscopy instruments: 3 in 20 have 'dirt' from colons
    Bits and pieces of "biological dirt" from inside people's colons are being left on three in 20 of the instruments inserted in people's rectums to examine their lower digestive tract, according to a study at five hospitals nationwide. "Three out of 20 is...
  • On the Town: New holiday 'tradition' benefits Burbank veterans

    On the Town: New holiday 'tradition' benefits Burbank veterans
    Every city in the United States has carved out a tradition for celebrating the nation's birth. While some stage parades, hot-dog-eating contests or community barbecues, Burbank's tradition has been centered at the Starlight Bowl, where the country's...
  • VA opens first legal-aid clinic for homeless veterans

    VA opens first legal-aid clinic for homeless veterans
    Honorably discharged decades ago, a former Marine was living in a Baltimore homeless shelter, surviving with the help of $255 a month for a disability he suffered while in the service. Then he met Rochelle Richardson. Richardson, an attorney who works...
  • Filner won't receive award from women's veterans group after all

    Filner won't receive award from women's veterans group after all
    SAN DIEGO -- An association of women veterans has withdrawn plans to give an award to Mayor Bob Filner extolling him as a champion in the fight against sexual assault in the military. But Filner is still slated to be the keynote speaker at the group's...
  • L.A.'s Shakespeare Center sets stage for military veterans' success

    L.A.'s Shakespeare Center sets stage for military veterans' success
    Fifteen years ago former Pfc. and military police officer Jerry Whiteside had two masks tattooed on his left bicep, one smiling, one frowning. Inspired by the woman he was dating, an interest in theater and an assortment of substances in his system,...
  • Homeless veterans to fill beds at West L.A. veterans campus

    Homeless veterans to fill beds at West L.A. veterans campus
    Vacant beds at the Veterans Administration campus in West Los Angeles will be filled by homeless vets on state waiting lists for nursing home care, authorities said Thursday. The arrangement is part of stepped-up federal assistance, including expanded...
  • Nurse seeking to aid wounded Marine says Bob Filner harassed her

    Nurse seeking to aid wounded Marine says Bob Filner harassed her
    SAN DIEGO -- A nurse alleged Tuesday that Mayor Bob Filner sexually harassed her when she met with him to seek help for a Marine injured in Iraq. Filner promised to help the Marine with the Department of Veterans Affairs but then told the nurse that she...
  • Married same-sex couples still not eligible for veterans' benefits

    Married same-sex couples still not eligible for veterans' benefits
    A recent Pentagon announcement made it clear that same-sex spouses of U.S. military personnel will begin receiving full benefits immediately. But once military service ends, they may be out of luck. LGBT veterans and their partners could find themselves...
  • Judge strikes down stadium lease for UCLA baseball on VA campus

    Judge strikes down stadium lease for UCLA baseball on VA campus
    A federal judge ruled Thursday the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs misused its sprawling West Los Angeles campus by leasing land for a hotel laundry, a film studio storage lot and UCLA's baseball stadium, but stopped short of ordering the tenants...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Sept. 1 First Sunday Arts Festival Event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 and features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. Free....
  • A partial win for disabled vets in fight with West L.A. VA

    A partial win for disabled vets in fight with West L.A. VA
    A federal judge's ruling Thursday jeopardizes the Department of Veterans Affairs' practice of generating revenue by leasing out unused space on its West Los Angeles acreage. It's a win for veterans advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union, which...