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Veterans Affairs Officials Say Improvements Made In San Diego System

Aug. 3
By Dwane Brown
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The VA San Diego Healthcare System has seven clinics throughout San Diego County and changes have been made since criticism of health care for veterans arose.

USS San Diego Gets New Commander

July 31
By City News Service
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The Navy announced that Capt. Carl Meuser assumed command of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego, which is based at its namesake city.

Should Public Toilet In Downtown San Diego Stay Or Go?

July 28
By Claire Trageser
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City staffers say a recently installed $250,000 Portland Loo at 14th and L streets has increased crime in the area, become a nuisance and should close, but people who live and work in the area say it should stay.

Oil Leak Caused Marine Jet Crash In Imperial

July 28
By Associated Press
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The plane went down in Imperial, about 90 miles east of San Diego. Two homes were destroyed and a third was badly damaged but nobody on the ground was hurt. The pilot ejected and escaped with scrapes and bruises.

Navy Announces New Commander For U.S. Third Fleet

July 24
By City News Service
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A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Vice Adm. Nora Tyson earned her wings in 1983 and served three tours at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, and Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

Student Robotic Submarine Competition Takes To The Water In Point Loma

July 23
By Matthew Bowler
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College students from universities as far flung as India are competing in the 18th International RoboSub Competition.

Last Frigate On West Coast Decommissioned

July 23
By City News Service
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The USS Gary was decommissioned Thursday at Naval Base San Diego at a ceremony attended by former commanders and crew.

Navy SEAL, Sailors Injured In Nevada Plane Crash

July 20
By KPBS News, Associated Press

A Navy SEAL and two sailors were among those in the plane crash near Henderson Executive Airport in Nevada on Sunday, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

975 Homeless Veterans Get Help At San Diego's Stand Down

July 20
By City News Service
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The annual event also saw higher numbers of women and dependent children in need of help.

Stand Down Event Kicks Off Weekend Of Helping Homeless Veterans

July 17
By Dwane Brown, City News Service
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Homeless veterans received food, clothing, medical and dental care as the 28th Stand Down got underway Friday.

USS Carl Vinson Gets New Commander

July 17
By City News Service
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Outgoing commander: "The quality of personnel in this strike group is eye-watering, and I was humbled to lead them."

Official: 4 Marines Killed In Military Attacks In Tennessee

July 16
By Associated Press
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A gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire at two military facilities Thursday in Tennessee, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The suspect also was killed.

San Diego's Stand Down Event For Veterans To Begin Friday

July 16
By City News Service
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Homeless veterans at the 28th Stand Down will receive food, clothing, showers, medical and dental care over the next three days on the upper athletic fields at San Diego High School.

Women Injured After Being Pushed From Carlsbad Bluff

July 14
By City News Service

An 18-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were injured early today when one of two young men — believed to be Marines — pushed them off an oceanfront bluff.

San Diego Stand Down Prepares To Help Hundreds of Homeless Veterans

July 13
Evening Edition
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Veterans Village of San Diego is hosting Stand Down for the 28th year beginning on Friday at the San Diego High School campus.