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Assemblymember Irwin Announces California Assembly Secures Extra Funding for Veterans in Housing Bond

Assemblymember Irwin Announces California Assembly Secures Extra Funding for Veterans in Housing Bond

Cal-Vet Loan Program to receive more funding for veterans housing.  SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), Chair of the Assembly Veterans Committee, announced that the Assembly has secured an additional $1 billion in the Affordable Housing Bond agreement to extend the Cal-Vet Home Loan Program, which is currently scheduled to expire in 2018....
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Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Help Veterans and Protect Public Safety

Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Help Veterans and Protect Public Safety

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that clarifies that military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health disorders associated with their service in the military are eligible for pretrial diversion programs for misdemeanor DUIs, thus ensuring that these veterans get the help they need...
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Community Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attacks at Event Hosted by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation

Community Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attacks at Event Hosted by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation

SANTA BARBARA — The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack with a free community ceremony at the Santa Barbara Airport on Dec. 7. About 150 people attended the event to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Santa Barbara Airport was chosen as the event site because...
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Jan. 25 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum’s ‘Love Letters Home’ now open. To hold reception on Jan. 25

Jan. 25 — Channel Islands Maritime Museum’s ‘Love Letters Home’ now open. To hold reception on Jan. 25

OXNARD — In an era before high-speed travel and instantaneous communication, separation and longing were an ever-present reality for the men, women and children of both maritime and wartime communities. Through the display of original artifacts and correspondence, Channel Islands Maritime Museum’s newest exhibit, Love Letters Home, explores the common themes found in letters...
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VetNet Collaboration Helps Local Veterans Access Crucial Resources

VetNet Collaboration Helps Local Veterans Access Crucial Resources

SANTA BARBARA — Representatives from more than 40 local agencies and nonprofits that support veterans in the tri-counties come together every other month for VetNet meetings, which provide an opportunity to network, share resources, collaborate and coordinate services and maximize their collective ability to serve those who have served our country. The idea began...
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Local PODS® Lends Services to 24th Annual Ventura County Stand Down

Local PODS® Lends Services to 24th Annual Ventura County Stand Down

VENTRA COUNTY — For many veterans, daily amenities and other services can be hard to come by, but combining that with trying to assimilate back into a regular routine can be the biggest hardship of all. On July 29-31, local PODS Moving and Storage leader is donating its services to help the 24th annual...
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Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Jon L. Parra as New Board Member

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Jon L. Parra as New Board Member

SANTA BARBARA — Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) welcomes retired Army Master Sgt. Jon L. Parra to the Board of Directors. Jon brings 20 years of experience in the Army with numerous years in leadership roles, extensive course training and multiple recognitions. Jon was born in Los Angeles and enlisted in the Army in 1993....
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UCSB Student Veterans Bring Unique Experiences; Face Additional Challenges

UCSB Student Veterans Bring Unique Experiences; Face Additional Challenges

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Provides Financial Support to UCSB Veterans Program SANTA BARBARA — Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) is proud to announce its fourth year of continued financial support for UC Santa Barbara’s Veterans Resource Center. UCSB’s Veterans Resource Center provides services and programs to a veteran and military community of about 100-120 students...
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Korean War Symposium, Luncheon ‘The Forgotten War, Korea 66 Years On’ to be held May 9

Korean War Symposium, Luncheon ‘The Forgotten War, Korea 66 Years On’ to be held May 9

Join Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) and the Channel City Club as they honor veterans of the Korean War at their Korean War Symposium and Luncheon, “The Forgotten War, Korea 66 Years On” on Monday, May 9 at the Fess Parker Double Tree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara. Watch history come alive as...
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Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Maureen Masson as New Board Member

Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation Welcomes Maureen Masson as New Board Member

SANTA BARBARA — Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) welcomes Maureen Masson to the Board of Directors. Masson brings her former experience in the United States Air National Guard to the foundation. Masson, also known as Mo, worked as a registered nurse for 14 years. She joined the Air National Guard in 1970 as an aerovac...
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Commentary: A day of remembrance and honor

Commentary: A day of remembrance and honor

By Dave Rodriguez / Guest contributor Members and Friends, As the sun rises today we should all be thankful for the freedoms we enjoy as a nation rich in diversity and dedicated to certain principles. Those who served our nation in war and conflict deserve our sincere thanks and solemn remembrance for the sacrifices they made, some...
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Local news briefs

Local news briefs

SANTA BARBARA — Foodbank of Santa Barbara County is seeking produce donors and volunteers for the Foodbank Backyard Bounty Day on Saturday, Oct. 25. Foodbank is calling out to community members with harvest sites (orchards or gardens) in south Santa Barbara County, and volunteers to help harvest, with the goal of harvesting over five...
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