Author Archives: Cathy Kenny

CalVet’s Thuy Mascorro named Woman of the Year

Thuy Mascorro, administrator of the California Veterans Home in Chula Vista, was named Women of the Year by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher. She received the California State Assembly’s 80th District “Woman of the Year” Award last Wednesday, April 4. Mascorro was nominated for her work at the veterans home and in the community. She began […]

Vino for Vets nets almost $20,000 for Ventura Veterans Home

Ventura-area businesses and residents show up every year to support veterans living at our California Veterans Home – Ventura. But last year’s turnout for the annual Vino for Vets fundraiser was larger than ever, with about 175 people attending. The end result was nearly $20,000 – delivered to the home’s administration last Thursday, thanks to […]

Affordable housing for veterans opens on site of former March Air Force Base in Riverside County

CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani took part in a grand opening ceremony March 29th at March Veterans Village in Riverside County. The multifamily housing development was funded, in part, by the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program, administered jointly by CalVet, California Department of Housing and Community Development, and California Housing Finance Agency. March Veterans Village, […]

Planning a Memorial Day event? Share it with us

We’re putting together our CalVet calendar listing of all Memorial Day events taking place throughout California. If you’re planning an event in your community, consider sharing the details with us. It’s one way we can provide a centralized listing for veterans and their families looking for event information. To submit your Memorial Day or other […]

Vietnam Veterans Honored for Their Service During Lapel Pinning Ceremony

More than 100 Vietnam-era veterans were honored Thursday afternoon during a noon-time ceremony at the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Sacramento’s Capitol Park. Each year, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 500 holds a ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans and provide the “welcome home” that was missing when they returned home years ago. This year, the […]

Navy’s newest warship to be commissioned in honor of California veteran

The U.S. Navy will commission a new guided missile destroyer in honor of California veteran and Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, PFC Ralph Henry Johnson.  The USS Ralph Johnson will be commissioned tomorrow, Saturday, March 24, in Charleston, S.C. Johnson, who enlisted in Oakland, is one of 5,673 veterans whose names are engraved on the […]

CalVet Home Loans are good for veterans and the economy

When it comes to veterans benefits, it’s hard to beat our CalVet home loans. Our competitive-interest-rate loans, with little or no down payment, put the dream of home ownership within reach for many veterans who would not qualify for a loan anywhere else. What’s more, the program has not spent a single tax dollar in […]

Celebration of Life to Honor Three Women Killed in Yountville shooting

View photos from this event by clicking here. A Celebration of Life service, scheduled for Monday, will honor the victims of last Friday’s shooting on the campus of the California Veterans Home – Yountville. Executive director Christine Loeber, 48, and staff psychologists Dr. Jennifer Gonzales Shushereba, 32, and Dr. Jennifer Gray Golick, 42, served as […]

CalVet Secretary Issues Statement on Yountville Veterans Home Shooting

March 9, 2018 — 9:00 p.m. Sacramento – We are devastated by today’s tragedy at our Home in Yountville. Our hearts are heavy for the entire Yountville Veterans Home community and the families and friends who are grieving for those who died. Nothing matters more than caring for our veterans and employees during this difficult […]

March 29th event will honor Vietnam veterans

Join us on March 29th in thanking all Vietnam veterans for their service to our nation. CalVet, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 500, will host a ceremony to thank and honor all Vietnam War veterans and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war. The event begins at noon on National […]