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Find a Job to Love at a California Veterans Home

by Ron Brand, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – West Los Angeles Do you love your job? Is your job fulfilling your desire to serve others? If not, you may want to consider attending an upcoming job  fair at our California Veterans Home in West Los Angeles.  We are hiring for jobs that you will absolutely love. CalVet […]

CalVet Honors Paula Ross, World War II Veteran and Holocaust Survivor

by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Yountville World War II veteran and Holocaust survivor Paula Ross passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. She was 97 years old. Her story was unique as a woman veteran who served as a German translator during World War II and a Holocaust survivor well known for […]

Yountville Veterans build hand-crafted toys for tots

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 […]

Remembering the War That Changed the World

by Courtland Jindra, California World War I Centennial Task Force co-director and amateur historian This month we enter into the final year of a worldwide Centennial Commemoration of the war that changed the world. On April 6th, 1917 the United States entered the First World War. A hundred years later, Americans have largely forgotten the […]

Every Day is Veterans Day at Barstow Home

By Teresa Rochester, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California – Barstow Some people shy away from having their picture taken and sharing their stories, but 30 residents at the Veterans Home in Barstow did just that for #veteransdayeveryday, a social media campaign highlighting their lives and service.

Yountville Veteran to Compete in World’s Largest Table Tennis Tournament

by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Yountville Dan Goodman, a resident at the Veterans Home of California at Yountville, will compete next June in the largest table tennis tournament in the world. He will participate in the World Veterans Championships, taking place from June 18-24, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention […]

Redding Veterans Home Celebrates Founder’s Day 2017

by Gary Moore, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Redding Four years ago, CalVet opened the Veterans Home of California in Redding. Since that day, the management and staff have served the men and women veterans who live at the home and their families with the greatest of care, honor and appreciation.

Fresno Veterans Home Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary and 5-Star Rating

by Julie Cusator, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Fresno Four years ago the Fresno Veterans Home welcomed its first two residents. Today, the facility is filled with 300 residents in assisted living, skilled nursing and skilled nursing memory care. The Home also employs close to 500 employees, who provide quality care for our veterans. Our […]

Work of Veteran Artists Showcased During Fleet Week

by Joshua Kiser, Public Information Officer, Veterans Home of California — Yountville Seventy-eight veteran artists share the limelight this week while their work is on display at San Francisco Fleet Week’s 5th Annual Veterans Art Exhibit. Service members from World War II to the present are represented, including 19 residents of the Veterans Home of […]

Eagle Scout Drew Johns Makes Lasting Mark on Redding Veterans Home

By Gary Moore, Public Information Officer, California Veterans Home – Redding Drew Johns is a high school student in Redding, Calif. And while his school mascot is a hornet, Johns has always dreamed of becoming an eagle. He recently achieved that dream, completing a major community service project that earned him the title of Eagle Scout […]