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How Different Industries Are Giving Back To The Heroes Who Serve America

Whether you’re a military veteran yourself or you want to help businesses that give back to our troops, there are many amazing ways that industries and companies are showing their gratitude. The ways that they give back are many and varied, from offering discounts on goods and services to favoring veterans during the hiring process.   Military people give up so much in the line of duty. So, it is only right that they see some small element of that returned after their service. Here are ...
Tags: Fashion, Shopping, America, Military, Veterans, Veterans Day, Discounts, Coupon Codes, Home Life, American Heroes, Military Discounts, Military Heroes, Veteran Jobs Mission


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, July 19-26

  San Fernando Valley Historical Society meets on July 22 outdoors at the Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and ages, and their supporters, meet from 8:30-11 a.m. every Monday of the month. Guest speakers scheduled for meetings. Currently, the group is also offering ...
Tags: Gardening, New York, Movies, Charity, Mike Malone, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Marissa, Book Club, Local News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Voice, Sherman


Amazon pledges to hire 100,000 US veterans and military spouses by 2024

The company currently has more than 35,000 positions open across the US. Mark Lennihan/AP Amazon said Tuesday it planned to hire more than 100,000 US veterans and military spouses by 2024. It already employs more than 40,000 veterans and military spouses across the company, it said. Amazon runs schemes to help veterans transition into private-sector roles, it said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon plans to hire more than 100,000 US veterans and military spouses by 20...
Tags: Amazon, Jobs, News, US, Employment, Trends, Veterans, Retail, Amazon Web Services, Tech Insider, AP Amazon, Military Veterans, Amazon Jobs, The New York Times Read, Grace Dean, US Mark Lennihan


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, July 12-19

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: Alex Trebek’s family looks on as a sign is unveiled during a press conference outside the iconic Northridge Skateland which is targeted for conversion into the Trebek Center, a bridge-housing facility for the homeless and named after one of its main benefactor “Jeopardy!” host, Alex Trebek. The center, on Parthenia Street, will be operated by the Hope of the Valley, a nonprofit targeting preventing, reducing and eliminating poverty, hunger and homelessne...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Gardening, New York, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Voice, Sherman, Agatha Christie, Alex Trebek


Deported veteran finally on verge of citizenship after interview with immigration officials

Clad in blue jeans and a striped shirt, Hector Ocegueda-Rivera stood outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, July 8, nervously clutching a manila folder. He was on the cusp of a life-changing moment. For more than two years, Ocegueda-Rivera, a decorated Marine Corps veteran from Artesia deported to Mexico in 2000 because of a drunken driving conviction, has struggled to become a U.S. citizen. Twice in 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offi...
Tags: Florida, News, California, Mexico, Immigration, America, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Military, Veterans, United States, Marine Corps, Long Beach, Biden


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, July 5-12

  Wings Over Wendy’s veterans group meets every Monday at 7401 Shoup Avenue in West Hills. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and ages, and their supporters, meet from 8:30-11 a.m. every Monday of the month. Guest speakers scheduled for meetings. Currently, the group is also offering the meetings on Zoo...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Gardening, New York, Charity, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Voice, Agatha Christie, Kamala Harris


Rep. Garcia, volunteers pull together care packages for local veterans

  (C) Congressman Mike Garcia helps out assembling care packages for our veterans Saturday, Santa Clarita, June12,2021. After assembling the packages, Mike and the volunteers will be delivering them to veterans at the Simi Valley VFW Military History (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer) Volunteers help out Congressman Mike Garcia in assembling care packages for our veterans Saturday, Santa Clarita, June12,2021. After assembling the packages, Mike and the volunteers will be del...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Glendale, Middle East, Garcia, Mike, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, San Fernando Valley, Mike Garcia, Gene Blevins, Gene Blevins Contributing Photographer, Santa Clarita Simi Valley Palmdale Lancaster


Will psychedelics become legal in California?

BY MARISSA GARCIA | CalMatters Amid growing scientific research into therapeutic uses for psychedelic drugs and a progressive push to soften punishment for drug crimes, California lawmakers are considering a bill to legalize magic mushrooms, Ecstasy and several other hallucinogenic substances. The proposal has set off an intense debate over how far California should go to embrace novel medical treatments and destigmatize drug use without compromising public safety. While research into the potent...
Tags: Business, Politics, Texas, News, California, Drugs, Oregon, Senate, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Snapchat, Soccer, Veterans, Gop, Bill


Stuck in a ‘bureaucratic mess,’ deported veteran fights for citizenship interview on U.S. soil

For more than two years, a 53-year-old decorated Marine Corps veteran deported to Mexico in 2008 for a drunken driving conviction has been caught up in a governmental Catch-22 as he struggles to become a U.S. citizen. Twice in 2020, U.S. Customs and Immigration Service officials scheduled Hector Ocegueda-Rivera for required naturalization interviews in Los Angeles. In both instances, Department of Homeland Security denied him entry into the U.S., including once when Border Patrol agents turned h...
Tags: Florida, News, California, Mexico, Immigration, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Military, Veterans, United States, Marine Corps, Marines, Long Beach, Bill


Lendmark – Becoming Veteran Hiring Friendly With Shalon Travis

Lendmark – Becoming Veteran Hiring Friendly With Shalon Travis On today’s show, we have Shalon Travis on from Lendmark. We’re talking about becoming veteran hiring friendly. A topic that is timely, today being the day after Memorial Day, but also with thinking about veterans in general as a part of our diversity and inclusion overall […]
Tags: Featured, News, Podcasts, Company Culture, Tech, Recruiting, HR, Veterans, Hiring, Staffing, Branding, Blog Posts, Sourcing, RecruitingDaily Podcast, Talent Acquisition, Training and Development


Flags stolen from Los Angeles National Cemetery

LOS ANGELES — Authorities said a huge American flag and several smaller flags were stolen from a Southern California veterans cemetery over the Memorial Day weekend. Les’ Melnyk, a spokesperson for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration, said the garrison flag at Los Angeles National Cemetery was reported stolen sometime late Sunday or early Monday. The cemetery’s gates were closed at the time, Melnyk said. Veterans Affairs police are investigating the theft of the ...
Tags: News, Theft, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Memorial Day, Southern California, Adams, Melnyk, Woodland Hills, Claremont, Gardena, Top Stories LADN, Los Angeles National Cemetery, Rebekah Adams


Santa Clarita-area Memorial Day ceremony remembers the war dead of the early 1990s in the Middle East

The Marine Corps League color guard perform TAPS during Memorial Day services at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, Newhall, CA. May 31, 2021. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer) The Condor Squadron due a flyby during Memorial Day services at Eternal Valley Memorial Park,, Newhall, CA. May 31, 2021. (Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer) Fellow servicemen pay their respects to a fallen friend during Memorial Day services at Eternal Valley Memorial Park,, Newhall, CA....
Tags: News, Congress, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, United States, Glendale, Middle East, Memorial Day, Local News, Kuwait, Ucla, Southern California, Santa Clarita, Grand Army, John Logan


Memorial Day: Sound of patriotism is in the air in Glendale as war dead are remembered

Philip Lanzafame takes a picture at the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club Memorial Day ceremony at Forest Lawn-Glendale, Monday, May 31, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Glendale firefighter paramedic and US Army Veteran Keith Mayberry plays the bagpipes at the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club Memorial Day ceremony at Forest Lawn-Glendale, Monday, May 31, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) David Viar, Superintendent/President of Glendale Comm...
Tags: News, Congress, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Glendale, Memorial Day, Local News, US Army, Ucla, Southern California, Glendale Community College, David Viar, Grand Army, John Logan, Philip Lanzafame


Biden honors fallen service members, defends 'right to vote freely and fairly' in Memorial Day speech

President Joe Biden. AP Photo/Alex Brandon President Biden honored fallen soldiers at a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Biden addressed the families, hoping to offer them support as they remembered their loved ones. "I know the incredible pride you felt seeing your loved one wear the uniform of our country," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Memorial Day honored the fallen service members who sacrificed their lives for th...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, Democracy, Senate, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Veterans, Memorial Day, Biden, Amtrak, Arlington Cemetery, Voting Rights


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, May 31-June 7

  A view from North Hollywood: Rose Hernandez dances and spins a sign while promoting a business on the corner of Victory Boulevard and Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood, Friday, April 16, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoo...
Tags: Health, Gardening, California, La, Cancer, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Council, Emily, Esther, Woodland Hills


Through ‘Veteran Journeys,’ a UCLA professor seeks to turn taboo topics into song – and hope

The cast of “Veteran Journeys.” From left to right: Bernardo Bermudez, Todd Strange, Patrick Blackwell, Jamie Chamberlin, Jennifer Wallace (Courtesy Photo) The cast of “Veteran Journeys” mid-song. From left to right: Patrick Blackwell, Jamie Chamberlin, Bernardo Bermudez (Courtesy Photo) Aleta Braxton (left) and Ariel Pisturino (right) singing together. (Courtesy Photo) “Veteran Journeys,” a play meant to bring awareness to the problems and issues facing veterans in our community, premi...
Tags: News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Memorial Day, Ucla, United States Army, Wells, Rand Corporation, BLACKWELL, Aleta Braxton, Patrick Blackwell, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, May 24-31

  A view in Canoga Park: VFW Post 2805 Quartermaster, Martin Yingling, thanks the Home Depot team for their continued support for veterans. On Friday, April 30, the Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2805 in Canoga Park, to enhance its outdoor dining area for local veterans. Team Depot, the Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, painted a fencing, provided materials for a fire pit, installed umbrellas and assembled patio heaters to enhance the outdoor di...
Tags: Home Depot, UK, La, Charity, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Arundhati Roy, Local News, Emily, Esther, LA County, San Fernando Valley


Biden presents Korean War veteran the Medal of Honor

By Brad Lendon | CNN Ralph Puckett Jr. — a United States Army Ranger who led the defense against six Chinese assaults on a frozen hill in the Korean War — was presented with America’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor, by President Joe Biden on Friday. Biden said that Puckett’s initial reaction to receiving the Medal of Honor was to ask, “Why all the fuss? Can’t they just mail it to me?” Biden said that after waiting more than 70 years to be recognized for his heroics, the ceremony was ...
Tags: South Korea, Politics, News, West Point, Washington, White House, US, America, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Soccer, Military, Veterans, Moon, United Nations


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, May 10-17

  Los Angeles City Council District 12 office in Chatsworth is collecting donations of home grown citrus fruits on Tuesdays through the end of June. (File photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   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, ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Books, Gardening, La, Charity, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local News, Voice


LA County to create team to track, prevent veteran suicides

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, May 4,to establish a review team to track veteran suicides in an attempt to provide more effective intervention. Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Sheila Kuehl co-authored the motion, saying that despite already shocking numbers, they believe suicides among veterans are undercounted. “Most of us are aware that the statistic nationwide is an estimated 20 veterans a day die by suicide,” Barger said. “But this data is only reflective of nat...
Tags: Health, Home Depot, News, Suicide, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Orange County, Barger, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, state Department of Health, Sheila Kuehl


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, May 3-10

  Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center, also known as Rancho Sombra del Roble, is a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument in West Hills. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   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. every Monday of the month. Guest sp...
Tags: Health, Garden, Facebook, Home Depot, Gardening, Charity, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Lulu, Book Club, Local News, Voice, Gabriel García Márquez


Home Depot employees pitch in for veterans at Canoga Park VFW

On Friday, April 30, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2805 in Canoga Park, to enhance its outdoor dining area for local veterans. Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, painted a fencing, provided materials for a fire pit, installed umbrellas and assembled patio heaters to enhance the outdoor dining area. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) On Friday, April 30, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of...
Tags: Health, Home Depot, Business, News, India, Charity, US, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Canoga Park, Jose Ramirez, Home Depot Foundation


Hope Depot employees pitch in for veterans at Canoga Park VFW

On Friday, April 30, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2805 in Canoga Park, to enhance its outdoor dining area for local veterans. Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, painted a fencing, provided materials for a fire pit, installed umbrellas and assembled patio heaters to enhance the outdoor dining area. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) On Friday, April 30, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of...
Tags: Health, Home Depot, Business, News, India, Charity, US, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Canoga Park, Jose Ramirez, Home Depot Foundation


From combat in Afghanistan to COVID-19 in Orange County, he comforts the hurt and dying

He’s only 31, but Nathan Solares has already tended the wounded and dying from two wars. The first war, in Afghanistan, helped to prepare him for the other, the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The end of both now appears to be within sight. On April 14, President Joe Biden said U.S. forces would leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, ending 20 years of war. On April 23, the Biden administration said 200 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in the United States, diminishing the to...
Tags: Texas, News, Navy, California, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Soccer, Veterans, United States, Taliban, Nato, Marine Corps, Beethoven


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 26-May 3

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: The Fleetwood Center on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana looks like the front of a Cadillac, Oct. 26, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   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, ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Books, Gardening, Movies, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Gabriel García Márquez, Cadillac, Wilkie Collins, The Garden


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 19-26

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: Fly fishers talk after practicing casting at Lake Balboa Park, Saturday, April 3, 2021. The Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers meet for casting practice the first and third Saturdays of the month at Lake Balboa. Practice rods and reels are available and it is free and open to everyone. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Gardening, Movies, Education, La, Charity, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Libraries, Community, Book Club, Marilynne Robinson, Local News


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 12-19

  Encino Neighborhood Council has 49 candidates running for 18 board seats and they will present their platforms on April 12 during a Zoom meeting. A view of a shopping area on Ventura Boulevard in Encino. (Google Street View)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of online meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and gree...
Tags: Books, Gardening, Education, La, Charity, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Voice, Malibu, Joyce Carol Oates, Wilkie Collins


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 5-12

  Veterans Memorial Community Regional Park in Sylmar on February 4, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of online meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   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. every Monday of the month. Guest speakers scheduled for...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Gardening, Hollywood, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Globe, Local News, Council, Malibu, Joyce Carol Oates, Wilkie Collins


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, March 29-April 5

  Yvonne Savio discusses container gardening at an online meeting of the Burbank and Valley Garden Club. (Photo courtesy of Yvonne Savio)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of online meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   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. every Monday of the month. Guest speakers sche...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Gardening, Hollywood, Movies, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Voice, Valencia, Santa Monica, Emily


WWII-era veteran Leo Haggerty dies at 94; revered coach at St. Anthony, La Mirada high schools

Leo Haggerty, a high school football star who’d just led his team to a state championship in Pennsylvania, enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Why would he do that? He was just 18 and needed only one semester to get a high school diploma. But it was just like Haggerty to do what he would call “the right thing and give back,” the same philosophy he followed throughout his life as a legendary football coach at St. Anthony High School in Long Beach and La Mirada High School and as a succ...
Tags: New York, News, Navy, California, La, Sports, San Francisco, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Pennsylvania, Obituaries, Long Beach, Community, Obituary