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August 25, 2017

Now Casting MILITARY VETERANS WHO ARE CHEFS IN RESTAURANTS For Food Network’s “Guy’s Grocery Games” My name is Kirsten Diebold and I am a Casting Associate Producer currently casting Guy Fieri’s exciting, popular and long-running show, “Guy’s Grocery Games” on Food Network. I am on the hunt for Military Veteran FEMALE Chefs. I am hoping you […]

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August 1, 2017

Blink and you’ll have missed it. Life. In all its fullness, inevitable pain and uncertainty that accompanies it, is so fleeting that the mere thought of what it takes to live on purpose never truly resonates until it is long gone. This is especially true for those of us who have borne invisible scars inflicted […]

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August 1, 2017

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, more than one million Californians identify as LGBTQ+, making up more than 4% of California’s population. Due to complex factors including lack of access to treatment, culturally unresponsive service provision, and higher levels of stigma and discrimination, LGBTQ+ people are almost three times more likely than non-LGBTQ+ peers to […]

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July 11, 2017

MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY   Transparency and Accountability Adverse Actions Posting                 Please see my video message (text below) regarding actions we announced today on public posting of VA’s adverse employee actions:   Two weeks ago, President Trump signed into law the long-sought VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act.  Today, we are taking […]

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July 7, 2017

   News Release July 4, 2017   California Women Veterans Leadership Council Celebrates One Year Anniversary! A little over a year ago, a group of volunteer women veterans created the California Women Veterans Leadership Council. Since that time, the Council has met monthly, adopted bylaws, conducted trainings for its members, and created a task force […]

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July 6, 2017

Barbara Racine- I call her “Raisin”- she said everyone did while she was in- had seen one of the flyers for Women Veterans Alliance meeting that  I put up at a senior center in Oakland. She called and told me she’s 87 and couldn’t drive at night, but would love to come. That women aren’t […]

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July 6, 2017

The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended (38 U.S.C. § 4212), prohibits discrimination against protected veterans. Under VEVRAA, a veteran may be classified as a ‘‘disabled veteran,’’ ‘‘recently separated veteran,’’ ‘‘active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran,’’ or ‘‘Armed Forces service medal veteran.’’ ProtectedVet_InfoGraphic_JRFQA508c  

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June 28, 2017

To: Veterans and Supporters of Veterans We are pleased to announce that Sacramento County Officials have formed a Veteran’s Treatment Court for Veterans charged with a criminal offense.  Eligible Sacramento County residents will be diverted into treatment programs with more options than our regular criminal justice system, including expungement or reduction of charges.  Participants must […]

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