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For the first time since becoming the District 2 Councilmember in 2014, Lorie Zapf made an appearance before the Pacific Beach Town Council.
At the PBTC’s monthly general meeting - held at the Crown Point Jr. Music Academy auditorium on Feb. 18 - Zapf addressed a crowd of about 100, the largest assembly to date, according to past president Ed Reay.
After more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new generation of veterans is serving in Congress. The legislative branch currently includes at least 22 veterans of those conflicts, a new high even as the total number of military veterans in Congress declines.
WASHINGTON – Jean and Howard Somers’ work to increase awareness of veterans’ mental health issues has made them regulars in Washington, but the former Arizona residents were still surprised to get an invitation to the State of the Union.
The parents of an Arizona combat veteran who committed suicide after struggling to get treatment from the Phoenix VA Health Care System attended the State of the Union on Tuesday as guests of U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and a California congressman.
Bridget Naso - San Diego became home to the 16th chapter of the Truman National Security Project - a national think tank that joins together post-9/11 veterans, civilians and policy makers.
Representatives from the organization gathered with local leaders Monday to make the announcement on the USS Midway.
DPR: Before working in Congress, you were President of the San Diego City Council. What’s been the biggest change and adjustment between these two roles?
SAN DIEGO - Volunteers and community leaders will conduct the annual count of homeless in San Diego County Friday morning.
Dave Schwab - 2014 was a good year for Peninsula residents, whose leaders are looking ahead to an even better 2015. Meanwhile, The Beacon reached out to Peninsulans to talk about their wish lists this year and about what they anticipate happening as the new year unfolds.
Chris Jennewein - As the 114th Congress convened on Tuesday, Rep. Scott Peters issued a list of 10 New Year’s resolutions ranging from creating jobs and supporting the military to comprehensive action on immigration.
The Democrat from La Jolla, who narrowly won a second term by beating challenger Carl DeMaio in November, was sworn in by House Speaker John Boehner.
Jeanette Steele - At Tuesday's State of the Union address, two San Diego County congressmen brought guests to draw attention to issues.
Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, invited the parents of a military veteran who committed suicide following service in Iraq.