The California Legislature is on hiatus until January, but a few lawmakers will be busy today (Thursday) at the Capitol. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports they're examining the problem of homeless veterans.
A veteran's housing project located at March Air Reserve Base has won a $6.1-million dollar grant to expand services and to add additional housing units to serve more veterans. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in a story from City News Service.
More and more California military veterans are finding refuge in farming. They say digging in the dirt relieves psychological trauma, and provides reliable work. Capital Public Radio's Lesley McClurg visited two vets who say growing food for the nation is akin to protecting the country.
A bill in the California legislature would lift the age limit on Cal Grants for military veterans. An Assembly committee considers the measure tomorrow (Tuesday). Capital Public Radio's Ed Joyce reports.
Not every wounded warrior who comes back from battle overseas has an obvious or noticeable disability. Many returning veterans sometimes barely even notice themselves that they might have a hearing problem. Needless to say, military activity involves, shots, booms, bangs, and other loud, potentially damaging noise, which can cause a veteran to not be able to hear certain sounds. The University of California Riverside runs a research lab where they're working on video game therapies to help veterans with those unusual hearing problems. KVCR's Natalya Estrada has the story.