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ITT Closure Leaves Some Veterans Without A Housing Allowance

ITT Closure Leaves Some Veterans Without A Housing Allowance

Sept. 23
By Susan Murphy

The sudden shutdown this month of ITT Technical Institute has not only left students scrambling to transfer their credits, it has also left some veterans worrying about how they’ll pay their rent.

San Diego Opera Debuts Performance Dedicated To Veterans

San Diego Opera Debuts Performance Dedicated To Veterans

Sept. 21
By Steve Walsh

The San Diego Opera debuts Soldier Songs, an opera dedicated to telling the stories of veterans from several conflicts. The performances are also seen as a way of helping veterans in the audience tell their stories.

Camp Pendleton Marine Shot In South L.A. Dies

Camp Pendleton Marine Shot In South L.A. Dies

Sept. 20
By City News Service

A 19-year-old Marine from Camp Pendleton who was gravely wounded in a shooting in South Los Angeles last week has died, authorities reported Tuesday.

Restored Churchill Hotel Houses 72 Homeless

Restored Churchill Hotel Houses 72 Homeless

Sept. 19
By Susan Murphy

The century-old Hotel Churchill is restored and providing affordable rentals to 72 homeless people, including veterans and at-risk youth.

Plight Of Deported U.S. Vets Raised In Legislation

Plight Of Deported U.S. Vets Raised In Legislation

Sept. 19
By Steve Walsh

The ACLU has begun a national campaign to look at cases where honorably discharged veterans faced deportation because they did not complete the U.S. citizenship process.

Series Challenges Veteran Stereotypes

Series Challenges Veteran Stereotypes

Sept. 19
By Brooke Ruth, Alison St John

The five short videos in the series use comedy to tackle topics such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, women in the military and why people join the military. It's called, "Permission to Speak Freely."

Crew Of USS Indianapolis Share Story Of Survival In New Film

Crew Of USS Indianapolis Share Story Of Survival In New Film

Sept. 14
By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh

A film screening at San Diego's GI Film Festival documents the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis weeks before the end of World War II.

San Diego Filmmaker Asks Whether We're Stuck As The World's Umpire

San Diego Filmmaker Asks Whether We're Stuck As The World's Umpire

Sept. 13
By Michael Lipkin, Ebone Monet

The film is based on a book by former San Diego State University history professor Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, who argued the U.S. must share the burden of protecting our allies more evenly in order to return to "global normalcy."

Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Returns To San Diego

Boxer Amphibious Ready Group Returns To San Diego

Sept. 12
By City News Service

The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, which consists of three U.S. Navy warships and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is coming home to Naval Base San Diego Monday after a seven-month deployment that spanned more than 120,000 miles and 13 ports of call.

Mt. Soledad Cross Dispute Ends Quietly In Settlement

Mt. Soledad Cross Dispute Ends Quietly In Settlement

Sept. 9
By Megan Burke, Tom Fudge

After more than 25 years of legal battles over the cross on top of Mt. Soledad, the dispute has quietly ended in a settlement.

Love On A Leash: Therapy Dogs Spread Love Throughout San Diego

Love On A Leash: Therapy Dogs Spread Love Throughout San Diego

Sept. 5
By Kenny Goldberg

A friendly dog can help you feel better. That's the concept behind Love on a Leash, a nonprofit group that brings therapy dogs to people who need an emotional boost.

Kaepernick, 49ers Teammate Kneel During National Anthem At Qualcomm...

Kaepernick, 49ers Teammate Kneel During National Anthem At Qualcomm Stadium

Sept. 2
By Associated Press

While a naval officer sang the first notes of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and dozens of military members unfurled an oversized flag on the football field, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid dropped to one knee on the San Francisco 49ers' sideline.

Kaepernick Visits As Chargers Salute Military

Kaepernick Visits As Chargers Salute Military

Sept. 1
By City News Service

San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick sparked controversy with what he explained as a statement against racial oppression. The 49ers will take on the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium Thursday, when the San Diego team will conduct its annual military salute.

San Diego Veterans Want To Ground Miramar Air Show

San Diego Veterans Want To Ground Miramar Air Show

Sept. 1
By Michael Lipkin, Alison St John

San Diego Veterans for Peace has started a campaign, "No MAS", hoping to shut down the air show in five years. They claim it perpetuates and promotes war.

Native American Groups Protest Naval Base Expansion Near Imperial B...

Native American Groups Protest Naval Base Expansion Near Imperial Beach

Aug. 31
By KPBS News, Steve Walsh

The SEALS are running out of space on Coronado. This week, the Navy began a new phase of work on an expansion along the Strand near Imperial Beach. A group of Native Americans is protesting the impact on an ancient burial site.

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