As VA hospitals around the country tackle exorbitantly long wait times, San Diego’s system has tried to ease its burden by reaching out to fewer veterans, who might not know the level of care they’ve earned with their service.

National Women Veterans Association of America President Tara Jones was among the most outspoken proponents of removing Mayor Bob Filner from office.

The scramble to replace the mayor begins. Labor leader not so high on Nathan Fletcher. Mike Aguirre jumps in. Veterans struggling to pay for UC San Diego.