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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2000
Schedules Saturday marks the celebration of Veterans Day, formerly called Armistice Day. TODAY Government and business: All government offices, courts, libraries and public schools and many private businesses are closed. Transportation: MTA buses will follow regular schedules with slightly fewer buses. Metrolink trains will follow regular schedules. Trash: Trash in the city of Los Angeles will be collected as regularly scheduled. SATURDAY Government and business: All post offices and many banks and libraries will be closed.
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NATIONAL
December 14, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy
They are both African Americans, World War II veterans, Texas natives and, oh yes, 107 years old. And for the last six decades, they lived about 200 miles away from each other but had never met -- until now.   The nation's oldest known veterans, Richard Overton of Austin, and Elmer Hill of Henderson, spent Friday bonding over barbecue ribs and trading stories about their service.   Their meet-up, held in Austin, was “history in the making,” Karen Lucas, a vice president with Emeritus Senior Living, which arranged the get-together, told the Los Angeles Times.  It took two weeks to plan and coordinate the event, she said, which was received with enthusiasm by both Hill and Overton.
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NEWS
November 11, 2012 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON -- “After a decade of war, our heroes are coming home,” President Obama declared Sunday, marking Veterans Day by highlighting the first such day in 10 years without American troops serving in Iraq. Delivering a speech during a ceremony at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery, Obama applauded the efforts of service members and celebrated the diminished number of U.S. military involvements. “This is the first Veterans Day in a decade in which there are no American troops fighting and dying in Iraq.
BUSINESS
November 24, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal. But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance company NerdWallet Inc. Bargain hunters can - and, in some cases, should - avoid the Black Friday weekend crush, several experts said. Many characterize the shopping bonanza as an expertly marketed ploy to capitalize on shoppers' fear of missing out. By dangling a small batch of irresistible savings, stores land hordes of hopeful shoppers all scheming to score the retail version of Willy Wonka's golden ticket.
NEWS
November 11, 2013 | By Millie Ball
From the outside, the third and newest building at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans looks like an airplane hangar with a seven-story wall of glass that lets you see a few vintage planes hanging from the ceiling -- and not much else. Inside is another story, a grand and amazing one. Exit the elevator at the fourth floor of the U.S. Freedom Pavilion -- the Boeing Center, which opened in January -- and walk along the two-person-wide catwalk to eyeball the B-17 Flying Fortress, My Gal Sal. Its crew survived 10 days after an emergency landing in Greenland in 1942; volunteers worked 80,000 hours over more than 12 years restoring the aircraft.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2013 | By James Barragan
More than 3,000 people turned out Monday for the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade, which included a flyover and hundreds of U.S. flags. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who serves as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve, acted as grand marshal for the parade, which kicked off shortly after 11 a.m. near Pacoima with crowds lined up and waving on either side. "I come out every year to honor all of them," Rosemary Hernandez said as she clapped and waved. "Some people were luckier to be able to come back and others were not so lucky.
NATIONAL
November 11, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- President Obama pledged Monday to honor the nation's debt to its military veterans by improving healthcare, job support and educational opportunities for those who have served. In his annual Veterans Day address at Arlington National Cemetery, Obama declared that the war in Afghanistan is coming to a close but vowed that the commitment of the U.S. government to the men and women in uniform will continue. “Even as we make difficult fiscal choices as a nation, we're going to keep making vital investments in our veterans,” Obama told a group of veterans, joined by their friends and family members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 2013 | By James Barragan
More than 3,000 people turned out Monday for the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade, which included a flyover and hundreds of U.S. flags. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who serves as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve, acted as grand marshal for the parade, which kicked off shortly after 11 a.m. near Pacoima with crowds lined up and waving along the route. Rosemary Hernandez went to see her family member Richard Hernandez, a recipient of three Purple Hearts, marching in the parade.
NATIONAL
November 11, 2013 | By Morgan Little
Monday marks Veterans Day, an occasion to honor those who have been in the armed services. President Obama, in his weekly address Saturday, asked the nation to do more than just thank those who have served. “Now that more of them are coming home, we need to serve them as well as they served us. That requires more than a simple 'thank you' - especially from those of us who've been elected to serve,” Obama said, adding that those returning home should receive as much assistance as possible in reentering the civilian workforce.
OPINION
November 11, 2013 | By Gen. James Jones and Dan Goldenberg
The country's newest generation of veterans - the 2 million Americans who served honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan - is eager for meaningful civilian work. But misconceptions about veterans often prevent them from getting a fair shake to put their skills to work, achieve their potential and contribute fully to the nation's economy. On this Veterans Day, we ask all Americans to make sure veterans get the consideration they deserve. According to September Bureau of Labor data analyzed by Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families, post-9/11 veterans ages 20 to 24 are 81% more likely to be unemployed than their non-veteran peers, and those ages 25 to 29 are 71% more likely to be out of a job. This situation is especially frustrating because veterans make great employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2013 | STEVE LOPEZ
I was apprehensive about asking Harry Pregerson the specifics of his war injury, but apparently I didn't need to be. Pregerson, the longest-serving justice in the history of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, leveled his gaze at me in a room with several other men. "Well, you know," said His Honor, "some [unprintable] tried to kill me, and he hit me in the legs. " The judge, a U.S. Marine, was talking about what happened on April 1, 1945, when he landed at Okinawa. He stood before us, unbuckled his belt and dropped his pants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2013 | By Bob Pool
Just in time for Veterans Day, a dozen local military service organizations have reached an armistice with Los Angeles County over use of its newly refurbished Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. Instead of being relegated to basement cubicles as the county had planned, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and other service groups will get office space elsewhere in the hall, which reopened Friday after a seven-year, $45.3-million renovation. About 460 people attended a rededication ceremony for the upgraded hall.
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