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Veteran’s Affairs

US Navy veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Owen Smith holds a wreath as he is escorted by US Air Force veteran Don Arnold during a Pearl Harbor rememberance service aboard the USS Hornet on December 7, 2011 in Alameda, California.  Over 100 people were in attendance aboard the USS Hornet for a ceremony honoring the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Three survivors of the attack attended the service.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Calls For State Funds To Clear Backlog Of Veterans’ Benefits Claims

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner called on Gov. Jerry Brown Monday to support spending provisions recently approved by state legislators that would provide $6 million to reduce the long backlog of veterans’ benefit claims in California.

06/17/2013

(Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco VA Lab Faces Sanctions For Researcher’s Death

The death of a laboratory worker at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center last April prompted federal safety officials on Wednesday to announce the issuance of a notice of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions at the lab.

02/20/2013

(CBS)

San Francisco VA Lab Shuts Down Following Researcher’s Death

A laboratory at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center has been shut down following the weekend death of a researcher that was apparently caused by deadly bacteria he was working with.

05/03/2012

(Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Rare Bacteria Appears To Have Killed SF Researcher

Health officials are trying to determine how a rare strain of bacteria infected and apparently led to the death of a researcher at a Veteran’s Affairs infectious diseases lab in San Francisco.

05/02/2012

Army soldiers walk to where they will board buses to fly home. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images,)

Bay Area Veterans Face Readjustment Hurdles As Iraq War Ends

As the nearly nine-year war in Iraq draws to a close, Bay Area veterans who are returning home to rejoin their families and resume their civilian lives may face unexpected challenges.

12/15/2011

Homeless Vietnam veteran with cardboard sign begs on the street in San Francisco (AP)

Rep. Pelosi, Mayor Lee Meet With SF Homeless Vets At Outreach Event

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee attended a homeless veterans outreach event in the city Wednesday as part of a nationwide initiative to help raise awareness about the services available to them.

10/19/2011

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