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California launches controversial effort to add more names to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Aug 25, 2014
California launches controversial effort to add more names to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Under a new state law, more names can be added to California’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial – the names of long-deceased service members such as Navy Lt. j.g. Gregory Hodson, a pilot from West Sacramento killed in 1964 when his plane dropped into the waters of the South China Sea; but also, and more controversially,...

California launches controversial effort to add more names to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Aug 25, 2014
California launches controversial effort to add more names to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Under a new state law, more names can be added to California’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial – the names of long-deceased service members such as Navy Lt. j.g. Gregory Hodson, a pilot from West Sacramento killed in 1964 when his plane dropped into the waters of the South China Sea; but also, and more controversially,...

Sacramento couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

Aug 20, 2014
Sacramento couple celebrates 70th wedding anniversary

He was 23 and on leave from the war; she was 19. John and Treva Hurt got married on Aug. 19, 1944 – and today, they’re among a tiny percentage of Americans to reach their 70th wedding anniversary.


John Hurt, 93, and his wife Treva, 89, pose for a portrait...

Residents evacuated as fire near Winters grows

Jul 6, 2014
Residents evacuated as fire near Winters grows

Evacuated Golden Bear Estate residents gathered at the Winters Community Center as the Monticello fire, which started late Friday night on the southeast shore of Lake Berryessa, grew to 7,000 acres. Cal Fire Captain Aaron Bishop calls in a helicop...

The latest in online trends for the elderly? Social media coaches

Jun 22, 2014
The latest in online trends for the elderly? Social media coaches

Jim Patterson, 92, lost his wife of almost 70 years late last year, and now he has a social media caregiver to help him stay in touch with the grandkids on Facebook. Jim Patterson, left, gets assistance with his Facebook page by social caregiver B...

The latest in online trends for the elderly? Social media coaches

Jun 22, 2014
The latest in online trends for the elderly? Social media coaches

Jim Patterson, 92, lost his wife of almost 70 years late last year, and now he has a social media caregiver to help him stay in touch with the grandkids on Facebook. Jim Patterson, left, gets assistance with his Facebook page by social caregiver B...

Researcher to lecture at UCDMC on protecting the aging brain

Jun 9, 2014
Researcher to lecture at UCDMC on protecting the aging brain

What should you eat to protect the aging brain against developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?



70 years later, a bottle of wine evokes memories of war

Jun 5, 2014
70 years later, a bottle of wine evokes memories of war

Seventy summers ago, not long after D-Day, Ray Haagen and his unit landed at Normandy, fought through France and then Germany – and saved a bottle of wine to be opened one day at a reunion. Haagen, 93, just got the bottle.


Ray Haagen of Placerville holds a bottle of...

70 years later, a bottle of wine evokes memories of war

Jun 5, 2014
70 years later, a bottle of wine evokes memories of war

Seventy summers ago, not long after D-Day, Ray Haagen and his unit landed at Normandy, fought through France and then Germany – and saved a bottle of wine to be opened one day at a reunion. Haagen, 93, just got the bottle.


Ray Haagen of Placerville holds a bottle of...

Americans less likely to have served in military or have close relatives in armed forces

May 25, 2014
Americans less likely to have served in military or have close relatives in armed forces

Military service was for decades a common bond among American men, and military families were commonplace. In 1970, U.S. Census figures show, roughly half of the Sacramento region’s civilian male adults had served in the military. That share had dropped to one in six by 2012.


Vietnam veteran Greg McNeill,...

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