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Dedication of Veterans Memorial This Sunday 1:00 pm

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Dedication of Veterans Memorial  Sunday 1:00 pm Ernie Pinamonti, raised in Vista, was a Marine Corps Private who was killed in Vietnam in May of 1969 just a few months after entering the service. His death was devastating to his family and friends. Ernie’s father, Carl Pinamonti,  dreamed of building a park and naming it “Ernie’s Place.” Ernie’s brother […]

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Call to Artists: Veterans Memorial Park Art Walls

By   /  April 21, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Call to Artists: Veterans Memorial Park Art Walls The City of Vista’s Public Arts Commission is pleased to announce a Call for Artists for three art walls in the Paseo Santa Fe downtown district at the Veterans Memorial Park. The commission is seeking up to three artists or artist teams to complete three installations or […]

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Local Veteran Receives All Terrain Wheelchair From Donations

By   /  December 27, 2015  /  North County  /  No Comments

Oceanside CA… Daniel Litzenberg, an Oceanside resident and veteran, received a life-changing gift through  donations of his fellow residents and  from the non-profit organization,The Independence Fund. The Program provides help to  disabled veterans the chance to get back outside so they can enjoy the outdoors through a wide variety of devices that include all terrain wheelchairs […]

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Supervisors Focus on Military, Vets

By   /  November 18, 2015  /  North County  /  No Comments

The County of San Diego is highlighting its efforts to enhance military and veterans services with a Year of the Veteran Conference Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido. The conference is hosted by the Board of Supervisors and will highlight the County’s work with community partners on veterans issues […]

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San Diego County Sheriff Department – Saluting Veterans

By   /  November 10, 2015  /  North County  /  No Comments

  It started with an ambush which turned into a 77‐day battle. Shells rained daily and the hill erupted with explosion and gunfire. This was in early 1968 at Khe Sanh, the Vietnam War’s longest and bloodiest battle. In the middle of the chaos is a wounded leader who continued fighting and commanding more than 200 […]

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Feliccia’s Restaurant & Deli Honors Veterans on Veterans Day With Special

By   /  November 10, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

Feliccia’s is located at 1011 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista,  (760) 758-9167 Hours:  9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Let them know you saw it in theVistapress.com!

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VFW Annual Steak & Lobster Fest Saturday, October 10th

By   /  October 1, 2015  /  North County  /  No Comments

Vista VFW Post 7041, Military Order of the Cootie, Annual Steak and Live Main Lobster Fest. $25 per person.  Live entertainment by The Fabulous Woodies.  Proceeds will support veterans programs.  For more information call 844-877-7400 Extension 5.  

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Bombing In The Time Of Ozzie and Harriet

By   /  August 4, 2015  /  North County  /  No Comments

By Ron Pickett CAPT USN Ret…… The tone came on clearly through the helmet earphones. Even with the sound of the engine at near full throttle, and the wind rushing past the canopy the tone was strong and clean. The horizontal needle on the LABS dropped to the bottom of the instrument and I pulled steadily […]

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Support the VANC Veterans Honor Garden

By   /  February 4, 2015  /  North County  /  No Comments

An event you’ll want to attend … Join us for an evening of blues, boogie and swing to support the VANC Veterans Honor Garden on Thursday, February 5th from 6:30 – 9:30 pm held at the VANC Resource Centre, 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. This Inaugural Veterans Honor Garden Swings Concert is the first in a series of monthly concert fundraisers being planned […]

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Saved Twice – by Thomas Calabrese

By   /  January 12, 2015  /  North County  /  2 Comments

By Thomas Calabrese  …. Casey was three years old. He was half Rhodesian Ridgeback and half American Pitbull. He was jet black with a white blaze on his chest. Casey combined the athletic endurance of the Ridgeback with the strength and power of the bully breed. It wasn’t just the physical characteristics that made Casey […]

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Outreach Program Calls Veterans Into Goods Movement Industry

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  State and National  /  No Comments

More than 1.8 million military veterans live in California, the most of any state in the country. They often leave the service with skills that, with additional training, are valuable to the private sector. And now educators and employers are capitalizing on veterans’ experience in logistics to build up one region’s workforce. “Veterans are in […]

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“Talent For the Troops” Jazz Tribute

By   /  November 11, 2014  /  North County  /  No Comments

  “Talent For The Troops” a Jazz Tribute for Veterans Association of North County Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014   6-9pm Concert at VANC 1617 Mission Ave, Ocesnside http://www.eventbrite.com/e/talent-for-the-troops-a-jazz-tribute-tickets-9146157403 Welcome to the Veterans Association of North County (VANC), an association of more than 30 different veteran organizations serving over 5,000 members. For the first time in the history of […]

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HONOR FLIGHT 2015 and VETERANS DAY 2014

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  North County  /  No Comments

HONOR FLIGHT 2015 and VETERANS DAY 2014 WWII Veterans       United States of America        WWII Memorial         Honor Flight 2015 Over the years I’ve had the honor and genuine pleasure to meet and know many WWII veterans. Some I encountered during my brief tour of duty and some I’ve met while working on Community projects like the […]

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Veteran Jail Dorm Expanding

By   /  November 8, 2014  /  Local  /  No Comments

  Vista CA— The Veterans Moving Forward program at the Vista Detention Center is expanding. An additional housing unit specifically for inmates who are military veterans opened today ahead of Veterans Day next week. California is home to more veterans and service members than any other state in the nation (Source: U.S. Department of Veteran […]

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Honor Flight WWII Veterans Return To Spectacular Welcome

By   /  October 6, 2014  /  Local, News  /  No Comments

      By Pat Murphy… We left our home on Sunday morning, Oct. 5, 2014 and got on I-5 Southbound. Where were we headed, you might ask? Maybe we were going to the Air Show in MiraMar or to Qualcomm stadium for the game between the Chargers and the Jets? What about Old Town, SeaWorld, […]

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Governor Brown Signs Assembly Bill 13

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Local, News, North County  /  No Comments

    Assembly Bill 13 would help conform California Law to HR 3230 SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside) announced his reaction to Governor Brown’s signature of Assembly Bill 13. AB 13 requires California public colleges to update their admission policies in order to prohibit veterans from losing their GI Bill benefits while attending college. […]

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