CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani spoke to veteran stakeholder representatives via teleconference today to provide an overview of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s budget proposal for 2018-19, which was released this morning. The proposed budget contains several significant allocations that would benefit veterans. Dr. Imbasciani’s remarks are below. “Let me begin by saying that the budget Governor Brown proposed this morning […]

Last week, CalVet staff member Dana Patchick, of the California Veterans Home in Los Angeles, was featured in the February edition of Astronomy Magazine for a stellar sighting. Patchick located a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus, and was credited with the discovery.  That find earned him naming rights for what is now Patchick 5 (Pa […]

Veterans make great employees. Military service provides a wealth of experience and specialized training. It also reinforces soft skills, like being dependable, reporting to work on time and following instructions. But when it’s time to transition from the service to the workforce, how do you know which types of jobs might be a good fit […]

A golden eagle, 13 red and white stripes, a matching number of stars and a simple, two-word slogan – “Veterans First” – has come to epitomize James Jungroth’s deep appreciation for veterans in America. It’s a simple ideology, to put veterans first in life, but it’s one that Jungroth takes great pride in and it’s taken […]

Elizabeth Perez of Vista, Calif. joins CalVet as deputy secretary of minority veterans. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment Jan. 8. She will lead CalVet’s Minority and Underrepresented Veterans Division, which advocates on behalf of minority and LGBT veteran communities, seeks to identify and address gaps in service, and supports activities that address the […]

It’s peak flu season and time to focus on staying healthy. There’s no sure-fire guarantee you will avoid the bug, but a few simple guidelines can help increase your chances of getting through another season flu-free. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommends the following basic steps to protect yourself and your family against […]

CalVet is in the process of updating the rules for admission eligibility at our eight California Veterans Homes. The current regulation, Section 501.2 on eligibility determination, was written when California operated only one veterans home. Today, CalVet provides housing and care for about 2,200 veterans, spouses, domestic partners, widows and widowers at eight homes in […]

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World War II veterans who live at the West Los Angeles Veterans Home have been memorialized in pen, pencil and paint. There are a lot of ways to honor veterans. But, for two Southern California artists, the best way they knew how was through painting — capturing the history, the images and the stories of […]

by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California — Yountville The holidays are all about giving back to those in need and this year our veterans really delivered. Veterans and volunteers at the Yountville Veterans Home recently made 106 wooden toys to donate to the local CalFire/Napa County Fire Department toy drive. The toys were constructed at […]