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Veterans

In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Judge Approves New NFL Concussion Settlement

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

07/07/2014

Two Tesla Model S cars are displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As Workforce Expands At Tesla Motors, Company Is Hiring More Veterans

The Palo Alto company has more than 6,000 employees and 5 percent are currently American military veterans.

07/04/2014

Juvenile offenders would have an easier time putting their pasts behind them under bills working their way through the Legislature.

Californians Approve Open Government, Veterans Housing Measures By Wide Margins

California voters handily approved ballot measures Tuesday requiring that local governments pay the cost of making their records and meetings public and redirecting $600 million in bond money to provide housing for low-income veterans.

06/03/2014

U.S. Marine veteran Reese Levasseur at a job fair at NASA Ames in Mountain View, May 29, 2014. (CBS)

NASA Ames Job Fair Helps Wounded Warriors Find High-Tech Work

Hundreds of veterans turned out at a major job fair in Silicon Valley on Thursday, where many high-tech employers were looking to hire former military members.

05/29/2014

The St. Anthony Foundation building in San Francisco. (St. Anthony Foundation)

Memorial Day Tops Christmas As St. Anthony’s Busiest Day Of Year In San Francisco’s Tenderloin

You might be surprised, but it’s Memorial Day (not Thanksgiving or Christmas) that’s the busiest day of the year for St. Anthony’s Dining Hall to serve free meals to thousands who wait in line in San Francisco’s Tenderloin.

05/26/2014

Jefferson Award Winner: Cate Dorr (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Connect Bay Area Veterans With Service Dogs

This week’s Jefferson Award winner runs a unique program that pairs veterans with service dogs. Friendship doesn’t begin to describe their special relationship.

05/21/2014

BART Ticket Gate

BART Offering Free Tickets For Military Personnel

BART announced on it is renewing a program offering free transit tickets to certain military personnel who are on leave or returning from active combat in dangerous war zones.

03/04/2014

Sally Trautwein. (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Committed To Helping East Bay Homeless Veterans

The most recent homeless count in Alameda County shows 12 percent of the homeless are veterans. It’s a troubling statistic, and one that this week’s Jefferson Award winner is committed to changing.

01/08/2014

Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum portray President James Sawyer and John Cale in "White House Down" (credit: Sony Pictures/Getty Images)

‘White House Down’ Free For Active Military, Veterans On July 4

Sony Pictures and some of the nation’s biggest theater chains will allow members of the military and their guests to see “White House Down” for free…

07/03/2013

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

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