Tag Archives: CalVet

Celebrating Flag Day, 2018

For the past 241 years, the modern American flag with 50 stars and 13 red and white stripes has represented everything we’ve known and come to love about the United States. In fact, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes flag in the First Flag Resolution of 1777. It wasn’t until 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson […]

Happy Birthday! CalVet celebrates 72 years serving veterans

Veterans coming home from World War I in 1921 reaped the rewards of low-interest farm and home loan financing available through our Farm and Home program, but it wasn’t until 1946 that the Department became a permanent fixture in California. On this day, 72 years ago, the Legislature enacted law creating the department to serve […]

Your Comprehensive Guide to California Veterans Benefits

Are you curious about veteran benefits? Well, we have answers. Whether you’re looking for healthcare benefits, a CalVet home loan or assistance finding employment, our comprehensive 2018 California Veterans Resource Book removes the guesswork, making it easy for you to access the benefits and services you have earned. CalVet’s Veterans Resource Book, which is now available in both digital […]

Mission Bay Affordable Housing Development for Veterans Breaks Ground in San Francisco

Wet conditions didn’t damper the spirit of Thursday’s groundbreaking at 1150 3rd Street as more than 50 people attended a ceremony to begin construction of a new affordable housing development that will benefit 62 veterans and 56 low-income families in San Francisco. The project is a joint effort from Swords to Plowshares, Chinatown Community Development […]

CalVet Receives National Recognition for DVBE Program Success

The CalVet Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) program received a prestigious honor this week in the nation’s capital. The DVBE program was awarded the Pillars of Excellence for Innovative State Programs by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA) during the organization’s annual conference […]

John K. Lopez Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises Awards for 2018

The California Department of General Services (DGS) presented the 18th annual State Agency Recognition Awards for leadership in contracting with disabled veteran businesses at a ceremony yesterday in Sacramento. As the state advocate for Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs), CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani awarded the John K. Lopez DVBE awards for business and individual […]

Veterans Home Staffer Makes A Stellar Discovery

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 […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered weekly to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of this week’s top articles, or click here to visit our site. VA vows to improve efforts to warn of poor-performing doctors STARS AND STRIPES — The […]

CalVet Newswatch

CalVet Newswatch brings you the latest veteran news from California and beyond, delivered weekly to your inbox and updated daily on CalVet Connect. Scroll down to view highlights of this week’s top articles, or click here to visit our site. Political Notebook: Napa wildfires tested state’s gay veterans affairs secretary BAY AREA REPORTER — As […]

Tax Proposal would reverse progress in ensuring all California Veterans have a place to call home

Today CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani issued the following statement on the tax proposal in Congress: “Former service members living in California could end up on the streets if Congress passes its draft tax proposal. This hasty plan would eliminate tax-exempt bonds, which help us fight homelessness and find affordable housing for California veterans. “Two […]