Category Archives: Veterans

New French Camp VA facility in proposed budget

Local and regional veterans who have had to drive as far away as Palo Alto for appointments in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health system have been pushing for years for the building of new facilities in French Camp. The latest push has been to make the project a high enough priority to be [...]

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County honors vets

The Board of Supervisors honored local veterans at its Tuesday meeting. Employees also collected more than 100 boxes of donations for Packed with Pride, a local organization that sends care packages to troops stationed abroad. Here’s a photo taken by Record photographer Craig Sanders of those boxes.

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Obama asked to speed new VA medical facility

A bipartisan trio of San Joaquin Valley congressman sent a letter to President Obama on Wednesday, asking for the speedy completion of planned medical facilities for veterans in French Camp. After years of waiting, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs picked the spot for the new outpatient clinic and nursing home earlier this year. The [...]

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Pics from vets recognition

The county Board of Supervisors today held a ceremony honoring local veterans and their families. Part of it included a display of photos from county folks who served.   Among them were snaps of Chairman Larry Ruhstaller, Supervisor Ken Vogel and County Administrator Manuel Lopez. Here are most of them:

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More on facility-utility facilitation

Reporter Daniel Thigpen posted more on his blog about the dynamics at City Hall leading up to the city authorizing sewer and water for a proposed site for a new VA medical facility. Dan’s blog post is here.

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Letter asks about VA facility

In case a Thanksgiving Day food coma prevented anybody from reading the Letters to the Editor on Thursday, here’s something penned by Supervisor Leroy Ornellas. In the letter, Ornellas recounts some of the long-history of efforts to bring a new medical facilities and a nursing home to the region for veterans. In 2009, the U.S. [...]

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So where’s the new VA medical facility?

Supervisor Leroy Ornellas suspects somebody’s playing politics with the timing of a long-anticipated announcement about where in San Joaquin County the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is going to put an expanded clinic and nursing home for veterans. In the Board of Supervisors meeting today, he said he was concerned the upcoming elections was influencing [...]

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Response to VA rejection

At the end of January, San Joaquin County found out the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs had rejected two proposals to build a new medical facility and nursing home by San Joaquin General Hosptial in French Camp. The county sent this letter to Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki. It refutes the VA’s rejection letters, which cited [...]

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