Ending veteran homelessness is something other cities have done, but San Diego continues to lag in its efforts. That’s because the biggest obstacle standing in our way is ourselves.
It’s a day that ends in Y, so the Chargers and the La Jolla poop smell are in the news.
KPBS’s new program gives veterans a voice and civilians a chance to understand. Plus, San Diego artists venture to Tijuana, Oceanside Museum of Art’s expansive new exhibit and more in our weekly culture roundup.
On its face, the minimum wage battle isn’t strictly a veterans issue. But about 6 percent of the minimum wage earners in San Diego are veterans – people who fought for their country, then transitioned into much lower-paying jobs.
Veterans Village San Diego CEO Phil Landis said San Diego has the third-largest concentration of veterans.
Navigating health care through the VA can be tricky, and the local system has scaled back its outreach efforts to explain what’s available.
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.
The county’s annual report is accessible and engaging, but the accomplishments it touts gloss over important stories.
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.