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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...

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

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