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By Anita Brenner | August 10, 2011
Today, one-third of homeless adults are veterans. Half of those are Vietnam vets. On any given night, there are approximately 107,000 homeless veterans. Every night, more than 50,000 Vietnam vets sleep on the streets. There are more than two million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We don't want to see the same thing happen again. We don't want a repeat of Vietnam. We need to take care of our youngest veterans. There is more respect for our service members now than there was 40 years ago, but the problem (apart from war itself being a problem)
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NEWS
August 11, 2005
President George Bush and the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives have betrayed America's veterans by failing to provide needed funding for veterans' health care. The chair of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), told the administration that an additional $2.5 billion is needed to provide medical care for the 103,000 American soldiers who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. Rather than face reality, President Bush and the Republican House leadership punished the Congressmen who exposed gross errors in the Bush budget.
NEWS
May 25, 2006
Following a proud family military tradition, the two youngest sons of Raymond Larsen and Linda Manzano-Larsen of La Crescenta, Robert and Michael Larsen, have entered the service of their country as United State Marines. Their father served during the Post Vietnam era with the California Air National Guard and both grandfathers served in World War II. Frank Manzano, maternal grandfather and resident of La Crescenta, served in Germany with the Allied Supreme Command, U.S. Army. Their paternal grandfather, Walter R. Larsen, served in the Navy in the Pacific theater.
NEWS
July 12, 2007
Letters to the Editor Global Warming Is Serious In the past, I have much enjoyed the whimsical take on assorted topics of the Lighter Side by Mr. Steven Browne. But last week he treated a very serious topic in the same light-hearted fashion and did it a great disservice. Mr. Browne chose to spoof the problem of global warming and ridicule the findings of scientists in the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). He referred to them mockingly as "highly trained warming experts."
NEWS
July 8, 2004
We're Glad to Salute Local Members of the Armed Forces Since early spring of 2003 and the beginning of the war in Iraq, I've noticed a dearth of armed forces news regarding La Cañadans coming from the government. Prior to our engagement there, we received regular updates of locals serving in the military and we were pleased to have the opportunity to print them on our pages in recognition of their sacrifices on our behalf. But for the past 18 months or so, those releases have been very few and far between.
NEWS
July 29, 2004
Dear Dr. Joe, Just to let you know how deeply I appreciated your article this week sharing a very sensitive observation of a young soldier just returning home. I'm sure your reaching out to him to show recognition for what he has done and your appreciation meant a lot to him. My son, Mark Alan Bishop Jr., is also in the army, having joined prior to 9/11, and has also been an U.S. Army Ranger receiving a commendation award for his bravery in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
NEWS
July 28, 2005
About five months ago a few local citizens began a labor of love to solicit donations of much-needed supplies for our troops in Iraq - necessities such as toothbrushes, paste, floss, lip balm, socks, T-shirts, instant coffee, tea, cocoa powder, instant oatmeal, granola bars, deodorant, and on and on. A detailed list is available in the lobby of Citizens Bank in La Cañada (as well as a big box to receive donated items). Lists are also available at Gopher Construction (cesspools, septic tanks)
NEWS
July 8, 2004
Two brothers from a La Cañada family are currently serving in combat together in the 1st Squad Cavalry Regiment, 5th Brigade Combat Team in Baghdad, Iraq. By sheer coincidence, 1st Lt. Matthew Wehri was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas-the same unit as his older brother, Capt. Christopher Wehri. They were both later deployed to Iraq. Both brothers share a mutual desire to serve their country through the military as officers. "Growing up we moved around a lot because of my dad, who worked in England during the time the Berlin Wall fell," said Capt.
COMMUNITY
By Daniel Siegal | September 2, 2012
Afghanistan. Iraq. The Berlin Wall. And now, La Cañada Flintridge. Steven Gross' military career has taken him around the world, and his 20-plus years of service in law enforcement have landed him as the second-in-command at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, serving under Capt. Dave Silversparre. Gross, 47, continues to serve in the Air Force reserves even as he patrols La Cañada and La Crescenta. But he says he's enjoying his run at the Crescenta Valley Station. “As you can imagine, not all communities are the same,” Gross said.
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