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CASA volunteers connect military service to Voices for Children’s mission

RIVERSIDE – For Veterans Day, Voices for Children, an organization that recruits and trains caring volunteers, known as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to...

Hemet veteran plays key role with cornhole

When U.S. Army veteran William Howell isn’t busy with his day job working in the geospatial sector, he organizes, officiates and plays at cornhole...

House puts Korean War air combat ace on path to Receive Medal of Honor

TEMECULA (CNS) - Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Temecula, said today that a U.S. Naval aviator who survived -- and prevailed -- in perhaps the longest aerial dogfight...

Veterans without high school diploma sought for Riverside County Operation Recognition Program

They were away from home serving their country while classmates were marching in commencement ceremonies. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard veterans...
Opinion section

The weight of Memorial Day

Robert GravesSpecial to Valley NewsFor the second year in a row, Memorial Day may look a little different than in years past. However, the...

Vista Murrieta students and staff honor 101-year-old basketball fan

Wildomar resident Dave Lower has been to just about every Vista Murrieta High School varsity girls’ basketball game at home since 2003, but due...

Motorcycle memorial run rides for fallen veteran

For former Menifee resident Lisa Weidmann, holding an annual motorcycle run has been one way of honoring her son, Sgt. John C. Barcellano after...

Community parades for Wildomar veteran’s 99th birthday

It’s been a long time since Harold “Dick” Handley’s had a chance to go outside. On Saturday night, May 23, he was able to...

Veteran Showcase: Alessandro Sabatino shares his sea stories

Well known for his sense of humor and his cooking skills, Navy veteran Alessandro Sabatino is also recognized for his service to his country.He...
Carl Virden

Veteran showcase: Carl Virden

Carl Virden grew up in Redondo Beach. When he was 19 years old, he was drafted into the Army Aug. 8, 1967.“I had just...