An Orange County group is holding a get-together tonight aimed at finding jobs for veterans--and especially disabled veterans. Among the business owners urged to participate are veterans who own businesses or are involved in hiring--especially disabled veterans who fill such roles.
As Captain Willard in Apocalypse Now, Martin Sheen was ordered to "terminate with extreme prejudice" an Army Special Forces colonel who'd gone over the deep end in Vietnam. As Martin Sheen, the actor-activist is scheduled to execute with extreme prejudice a live theatrical reading in Anaheim Thursda ... More >>
On average, 22 vets kill themselves every day in the U.S. On Jan. 18, one of them was my friend Chris
Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges, which has previously been stung by a whistleblower, an investment manager and the Securities and Exchange Commission, now finds itself in the cross-hairs of the California Attorney General.
Fairhaven Memorial Park
Some locals, including UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, are showing their support for veterans and the troops today by pushing their bodies.Take "The Pledge" through the Pro vs. G.I. Joe organization, and you'll spread the support by fulfilling weekly, personal goals to, say, do a set number of pushups ... More >>
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan seem to have dragged on forever, but a California job fair aimed at veterans of those and other conflicts is only in its fifth year. "Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet," an initiative begun under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and continued by Gov. Jerry Brown, holds a free job f ... More >>
Sea Terrace Park
[Hey, You!] A case of goodwill meets ill will
If you blinked, you missed Sloane Steven Briles' time in a special court for military veterans dealing with mental-health issues.Orange County's Veterans Court has decided not to hear the case against the Irvine father accused of tossing his crying 7-year-old son off a Newport Harbor cruise boat ... More >>
Telling you about the National Guard armories that opened last night and will open tomorrow night to provide winter shelter for the homeless, we mentioned the nonprofit running the program for the county was in need of various clothing, grooming and food items. That group is not alone. A charity ... More >>
Sloane Steven Briles, the Irvine father accused of tossing his crying 7-year-old son off a Newport Harbor cruise boat in August, will reportedly face the criminal music next month in Orange County's Veterans Court.The 35-year-old, who was scheduled to enter a plea today in Orange County Superior ... More >>
President Barack Obama's Tuesday evening speech announcing the end of major combat operations in Iraq generated heat on both sides of the aisle, with Republicans complaining he did not give George W. Bush enough credit and Democrats complaining, "This is what you chose to talk about with the econ ... More >>
The California Department of Veterans Affairs holds a town hall in the Joint Forces Training Base's Liberty Theater in Los Alamitos at 6 this evening. (Anyone interested can also tour the base's Veteran Services Center from 5-5:30 p.m.) After an hour overview of programs offered and questions fro ... More >>
Los Alammitos Army Airfield
Have you ever wanted to smell like a Marine?
On the fifth anniversary of U.S. involvement in the Iraq War, 500 protectors engaged in a silent, single-file march down Main Street in Huntington Beach. Members of dozens of peace organizations under the Orange County Peace Coalition gathered near the Huntington Pier armed with folding card table ... More >>
Sure, there are easier ways to get inside Knott's Berry Farm than joining the military (there used to be a great way sneak in off of La Palma and. . . well, let's just leave it at that), but for those Americans who've already taken the military oath, KBF is offering free admission now through Thanks ... More >>
Seemed like a good idea at the time . . .
Robert Acosta leaves the Iraq anti-war movement to heal himself
Armed with a dud story, Tracers shoots itself in the foot
Proving once again that the internet is good for something other than pornography and pirating music, one of the more useful state agencies you've never heard of, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, has created EnviroStors, an online database of contaminated sites throughout the s ... More >>
A visit to an Army recruiting station
Billy Joel Vietnam dance show comes to OCPAC
Robert Acosta joined the Army looking for a life. Thanks to an ambush in Iraq, he found it