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OCEANSIDE: Veterans resource fair July 26

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July 13, 2018

OCEANSIDE — State Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel, 36th District) hosts a resource fair for veterans July 26, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Veterans Association of North County, 1617 Mission Ave. in Oceanside. Veterans and their families can receive information on benefits and how to file claims, with...

Schools closed due to fire emergency

North Coast Current

May 14, 2014

Update 10:40 p.m. May 15: All colleges and school districts listed below have announced closures for Friday, May 16. Several school districts in North County have announced closures in the wake of major brush fires in the region May 14 that have damaged or destroyed several homes. Students at Cal S...

SAN MARCOS: Rock for Tots Toy Drive on Dec. 7

November 28, 2013

SAN MARCOS — Freedom to Rock and The Jumping Turtle Bar and Grill cohost the Rock for Tots Toy Drive for the Marines’ Toys for Tots Program on Dec. 7 starting at 7:30 p.m. The 21-and-over event will be held at The Jumping Turtle Bar and Grill, 1660 Capalina Road, Suite C, in San Marcos. Tickets ...

Veterans build new ties through Soldier Ride

Veteran Alex Espinosa took part in this month’s Soldier Ride, sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project. (Photo by Helen Hawes)

Helen Hawes

February 18, 2013

Veterans who’d never met gathered the weekend of Feb. 9 for Soldier Ride, an event sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project. On Feb. 7, these servicemen and women were outfitted with special bicycles. By Feb. 8, they were laughing and grousing over the “drill sergeant” who made them do warmups...

Rumble was sonic boom

North Coast Current

June 30, 2012

The Navy confirmed that a rumble felt countywide June 29 was the result of military exercises about 35 miles off the San Diego coast. The incident was triggered by fighter jets doing maneuvers as part of USS Carl Vinson Family Day, a Navy official told local media. The significant rumble felt about...

Homecoming: Families, friends greet troops on shore


Christopher Earley

June 28, 2012

To call it a grand entrance would have been an understatement. But it would be a mistake to expect any less from a fighting force like the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. With the lights of the three ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group barely visible in the dark morning June 21, the roar...

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