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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Nov. 23-30

  Artist Alex Gano visits on Thursday, January 23, 2020 Julien, 28, who has been living in the tiny home Gano built in Woodland Hills. Julien, who has been homeless for three years and living along the Ventura Boulevard corridor from Studio City to Woodland Hills, says he feels less homeless and warmer at night in his new home. The house has become controversial in the neighborhood. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchan...
Tags: Facebook, Books, La, Sport, Homelessness, Birds, Museum, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Pasadena, Local News, Council, Agatha Christie, Ucla


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated 250,000 other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Nov. 16-23

  Fire crews battle flames in Chatsworth on Sunday, November 11, 2018. (Photo by Gene Blevins, contributing photographer)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrichment.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and greet, 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 16 and every Monday of the month. Guest speakers...
Tags: Cooking, Facebook, Books, Gardening, Events, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, Council, Graham Moore, Agatha Christie


OC couple has been married 71 years and, together, beat the coronavirus

When he goes out, which is rare these days, he catches himself muttering to passersby. “Wear a mask,” the elderly man grumbles to the maskless in his Huntington Beach retirement community. His wife of 71 years keeps her mouth shut, which is not something she often does. Wedding picture of Sam Gollay, 98, and Edith Gollay, 92, in 1949. The pair have been married for 71 years and both recently recovered from COVID-19. (Photo Courtesy of the Gollay Family) Picture of Sam Gollay in the Navy in...
Tags: Japan, News, Navy, Southern California Edison, Sport, People, Chicago, Soccer, Veterans, World War Ii, Wisconsin, Illinois, Sam, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Matthew


New memorial to Native American veterans opens on the National Mall

The new National Native American Veterans Memorial is now open on the National Mall in DC. Throughout US history, American Indians and Alaska Natives have enlisted in the Armed Forces at a rate five times the national average, despite the fact that they weren't even recognized as US citizens until 1924. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, US, Veterans, National Mall, Native Americans, American Indian, Native American, Armed Forces, Veteran's Day, Alaska Natives, Native Rights, Native Alaskans, National Native American Veterans Memorial


'Trump's not that person': Marine veteran and Gold Star widow says a president should understand what it means to serve and sacrifice

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, also called the "Old Guard," place US flags in front of every grave site in Arlington National Cemetery. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Marine veteran and Gold Star widow Kait Wyatt, whose husband Derek was killed in combat, told Insider Wednesday that it is important that the commander-in-chief of the armed forces understand military service and sacrifice. She said that veterans "put their lives on the line and soak up the negativity that is in our ...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Afghanistan, Veterans, Arizona, Marine Corps, John Mccain, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Derek, Arlington National Cemetery, National Guard


Trump campaign witness says it's 'odd' that US troops voted for Biden in large numbers

Then Vice President Joe Biden with South Korean and US soldiers inside the Demilitarized Zone on December 7, 2013. Lee Jin-man/Pool via AP President Trump's 2020 reelection campaign on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan, alleging the ballot-handling and -counting process had disenfranchised voters. Attorneys for the campaign attached to their lawsuit dozens of notarized statements from Michigan voters, Republican poll watchers, and other observers to corroborate Trump'...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Atlantic, Veterans, Gop, New York Times, Arizona, Michigan, Las Vegas, Biden, Donald Trump


Trump campaign witness says it was 'odd' that US troops voted for Joe Biden in large numbers

Then-Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with South Korean and US soldiers at Observation Post Ouellette inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), near the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea, December 7, 2013. Lee Jin-man/Pool via AP President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection campaign on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the state of Michigan claiming that the ballot handling and counting process had disenfranchised voters through "fraud and incompetence." Attorneys for the campaign attac...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Atlantic, Veterans, Gop, New York Times, Arizona, Michigan, Las Vegas, Biden, Donald Trump


Coronavirus can’t keep Pacoima parade’s organizers from honoring veterans

Samuel Castrellon, of San Fernando, right, greets veterans as they enter a drive-thru event at Ritchie Valens Park in Pacoima for the annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Peering into a truck, founder Fred Flores, of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade, thanks veterans at a drive-thru event at Ritchie Valens Park in Pacoima in place of the annual parade ...
Tags: News, Congress, America, Los Angeles, Reagan, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Veterans, Veterans Day, Lausd, Vietnam, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti, Sun Valley, San Fernando


The Best Veterans Day Freebies for Vets and Military Personnel

“FroYo brand honors veterans with discount,” read an actual email we once got from a TCBY rep, because we live in an Infinite Jest-ass Futurama world, where the reward for risking your life on behalf of America’s imperialist oligarchs is a free six-ounce cone of frozen yogurt. Here are some of the best deals and…Read more...
Tags: Deals, Holidays, America, Military, Veterans, Veterans Day, Lifehacks, TCBY


The 25 best US cities for veterans to live, ranked

Members of the US armed forces hold a flag during the Veteran's Day parade in New York. Reuters According to the Veterans Association, there are currently more than 19.5 million veterans living in America. However, when it comes to adjusting to civilian life, some areas of the country are better for veterans than others. WalletHub ranked the 100 largest US cities in four major categories — employment, economy, quality of life, and health — to determine the best cities for veterans to l...
Tags: New York, Texas, US, Careers, America, Trends, Strategy, Features, Veterans, Veterans Day, United States, Veteran, Nebraska, Oklahoma, West Coast, US Navy


In Honor of Veteran’s Day, 360i Sat Down With Our Own Jonathan Ferrer

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we spoke with 360i’s Media Technology Manager, Jonathan Ferrer about his career in the Military and its influence on his work in Marketing.  Can you share with us what led you to a career in the military, and what your role and experience was during that time?    Since childhood, I always had a desire for serving in the Military. However, since I was first in my family to join the Military, it was always a mystery to me as I did not know anyone who served...
Tags: Career, General, Marketing, Military, Veterans, Harvard University, Army, Fit, Graphic Design, Bronx, South Bronx, OCS, German Army, Fashion Institute of Technology, Fort Benning Ga, Army Reserves


Longtime LAUSD educator to serve as grand marshal in Veterans Day parade

Jose Razo knew from the time he was in junior high school that he wanted to join the military. He still remembers the day a young Marine, fresh out of boot camp, visited his school, where Razo was enrolled in a junior cadet program. “I remember him walking in and his presence, the way he carried himself, the way people turned around and looked at him with respect. … I wanted to be that person that people looked up to,” said Razo, who grew up in a housing project in Pacoima, where, in those days,...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Veterans, Veterans Day, Army, Marine Corps, Marines, Lausd, Local News, Flores, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, North Hollywood, Pacoima


Actors who served in the military honored at the TCL Chinese Theatre for Veterans Day

Tiny flags waved in the breeze outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Tuesday morning, Nov. 10, honoring some of the many Hollywood actors that have served the nation with military service, in recognition of Veterans Day. The TCL Chinese Theatre Operations Manager Levi Tinker places small flags on the hand and footprints of John Wayne. Small flags were placed on celebrity handprints and footprints of Hollywood stars who served in the U.S. military in honor of Veterans Day at the iconic...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Wayne, Lausd, Local News, Sean Connery, Tcl, Wayne, San Fernando Valley, Iwo Jima, Los Angeles Daily News


Veterans’ Group Asks Gov. Newsom To Reopen Posts And Halls In California

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A veterans’ organization is asking Governor Newsom to allow the state’s veterans’ posts and halls to reopen. It says the establishments help connect vets to essential services. Post and halls up and down the state have been closed since March due to the pandemic. They have liquor licenses, and, as a result, have been classified as bars — something the California State Commanders Veterans Council (CSCVC) says is a mistake on the state’s part. In a letter sent to the Governor ...
Tags: Post, News, California, Local, Sacramento, Veterans, West Sacramento, Council, Lowe, VFW, Newsom, Coronavirus, Veterans ' Group Asks Gov Newsom To Reopen Posts, California State Commanders Veterans Council CSCVC, Ed Grimsley, VFW Service Department


What a Joe Biden presidency means for real estate and housing

From Biden's campaign, here's how we can expect his administration to respond to today's most crucial housing issues.
Tags: Taxes, Housing, Regulations, Joe Biden, Economy, Homelessness, Radio, Veterans, Agent, Evictions, Lgbtq, Biden, Disabled, Foreclosure, Kamala Harris, Affordable Housing


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Nov. 9-16

  A sign greets visitors along Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake, CA, March 9, 2012. (Andy Holzman/Daily News Staff Photographer)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal,change and community enrichment.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and greet, 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 2 and every Monday of the month. Guest speak...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Smith, Council, Southern California, Wendy, Garcia, Sun Valley, Esther, Woodland Hills


What’s closed for Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in the Los Angeles area

  A program and flag from the Veterans Day LA at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Monday, November 11, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Government offices – Los Angeles city and county, national and state – and courts, libraries and schools are normally closed for Veterans Day. Here is a sampling of schedules for other services on Nov. 11. Banks: Closed. However, the New York Stock Exchange is open. The bond market is closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does no...
Tags: Holidays, La, Banks, Government, Trains, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Veterans, Veterans Day, Glendale, Libraries, Courts, New York Stock Exchange, Local News


Veterans Day events, Nov. 11, go mostly online this year due to Covid-19 pandemic

  The honor guard posts the colors at Veterans Day LA at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Monday, November 11, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day and commemorated the end of fighting in 1918 on the Western Front in Europe between the Allies and Germany. The Armistice of Compiègne was signed earlier in the morning but many people remember from a history lesson that “at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month...
Tags: Deals, Facebook, Europe, Navy, California, La, Germany, Restaurants, Charity, Los Angeles, Events, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Veterans Day


World War II veteran remembers some things are worth the wait

Bert Gallagher, 96, a waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator in WWII, poses at his Glendale home on Thursday, November 5, 2020. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Bert Gallagher, 96, a waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator in WWII, poses with his medals at his Glendale home on Thursday, November 5, 2020. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Bert Gallagher, 96, an Army Air Corps waist gunner on a B-24 Liber...
Tags: News, Germany, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Veterans Day, Glendale, Italy, Army, Joy, Josephine, Army Air Corps, Bert, Los Angeles Daily News, West Hills, Canoga Park


17th annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade goes online on Nov. 11

Marine veterans present the colors on Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Mission Hills CA, during the 14th annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade, Saturday, November 11, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The organizer of the annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade wasn’t going to let the COVID-19 pandemic rain on the parade that has been held annually for 16 years in Pacoima. “A lot of veterans love to do this, Vietnam vets especially. It’s something to look f...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Veterans Day, Vietnam, Local News, Flores, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, Pacoima, United States Marine, Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Bob Blumenfield, Top Stories LADN, Hans Gutknecht


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Nov. 2-9

  Making the San Fernando Valley a better place: Fonda Hurt and her son, Sage, 20, paint over graffiti on boulders in Stoney Point Park’s Nabisco Canyon on Friday, October 2, 2020 in Chatsworth. They are also running Graffiti Hurts: Mountain Restoration Project where others join them in their quest to clean the rocks of graffiti. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus th...
Tags: Cooking, Books, UK, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Bob, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, Council, Sage, Wendy, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks


Military veterans are deploying their own 'quick reaction force' to counter Trump's 'Army' at the polls

Military veterans attend a protest against racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon, July 31, 2020. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs Military veterans anticipating disturbance at polling places throughout the country organized a nonviolent "quick reaction force" — a term used in the armed forces for the small teams that provide immediate assistance in an emergency. Roughly 200 veterans signed up with a progressive organization to train in deescalation techniques for use at polling loc...
Tags: Politics, News, Nbc News, US, Trends, Fbi, Veterans, Portland, Army, Marine Corps, Miami, Pentagon, Portland Oregon, North Carolina, Donald Trump, US Army


Florida police detective buys a $1,000 Purple Heart to try and reunite it with its owners

A Purple Heart. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images A police detective in Florida on Sunday purchased a Purple Heart that was originally priced at $10,000 at an antique shop in order to track down the family of its owner, according to Fox News affiliate WTVT. The detective reportedly explained to the antique dealer that he wanted to track down the family of the medal recipient and purchased the Purple Heart for $1,000. The detective, a US Army veteran, said he was "ext...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, US, Trends, Veterans, World War 2, World War Ii, Fox News, Wwii, US Army, WTVT, Beckwith, Purple Heart, Palmetto Florida, David Choi


US troops favor Biden for president, but Trump has a big lead among veterans, polls show

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden Patrick Semansky/AP Photo Polls show that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has more support among active-duty troops, and President Donald Trump has greater support among veterans generally. A Military Times poll found that 43.1% of active-duty respondents said they were voting for Biden while only 37.4% said they were voting for Trump. Another poll of veterans more generally found that 52% were voting for Trump while only...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Military, Veterans, Hillary Clinton, Poll, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, US Navy, Trump, Hunter, Democratic, Syracuse University


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Oct. 26-Nov. 2

  LAUSD facilities worker Adrian Pacheco demonstrates a disinfecting gun which will be used to clean classrooms as LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner looks on Friday, August 7, 2020. The disinfectant system will disinfect an entire classroom in about 2 minutes. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal,change and community enrichment.   Wings ...
Tags: Cooking, Facebook, Halloween, Books, Gardening, Education, Trees, Charity, Edgar Allan Poe, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, House, Community, Lausd


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Oct. 19-26

  Porter Ranch homes that come up to the SoCalGas Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. (Photo by Gene Blevins)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal,change and community enrichment.   Tech Tips for Families in the Pandemic & Beyond: A webinar for parents that includes information on internet and social media safety, how to balance your child’s screen time and digital social responsibility, 4-5 p.m...
Tags: Cooking, Facebook, Law, Trees, Charity, Los Angeles, Sport, Social-media, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Council, Bill Bryson, Southern California Gas Company


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Oct. 12-19

Kennedy Forsyth-Particelli plays at Porter Ridge Park in Porter Ranch on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The park was used as a filming location for the film “E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial.” (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal,change and community enrichment.   LA Animal Services – Wildlife Webinars: Wildlife specialists from LA Animal Services disc...
Tags: Cooking, Facebook, Gardening, Cancer, Trees, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, Council, Bill Bryson, Trump


OC man who faked Marine Corps status gets 16-month federal sentence

LOS ANGELES — An Orange County man who falsely held himself out to be a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran and two-time Purple Heart recipient to fraudulently obtain veterans’ health care and housing benefits was sentenced Thursday to 16 months in federal prison. James Stiles, 43, of Orange, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt, who also ordered him to pay $167,234 in restitution. Stiles pleaded guilty on June 18 in Los Angeles federal court to one count of health care fraud. In ...
Tags: News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, United States, Marine Corps, Va, Orange County, San Fernando Valley, U S Department of Veterans Affairs, Stiles, Veterans Health Administration, Top Stories OCR, James Stiles