Veterans Find Peace on America’s Trails

Spending time in nature, or “ecotherapy,” is increasingly recognized as a helpful therapy for people suffering from PTSD. It’s a path to recovery that Cindy Ross promotes in her new book, Walking Toward Peace: Veterans Healing on America’s Trails. She profiles former soldiers who suffer from depression, guilt, nightmares, and hypervigilance as a result of their damaging experience in war. Regaining equilibrium in civilian life is yet another battle for these wounded warriors, sweated out on long thru-hikes like the Appalachian Trail.  Full story and link to book here

Where Vets & Military Can Eat Free On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2020

California restaurants are stepping up with freebies & specials to thank vets and active duty for their service

ACAPULCO: On Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Mexican chain invites veterans and active military, with ID, to enjoy a complimentary, three-item combination plate. Options include tacos, enchiladas or such classics as chicken tamales, chile rellenos or chicken taquitos. Meals include rice, refried beans or fresh vegetables. Restaurant finder here.

APPLEBEE’S: Vets and active duty with proof of service are entitled to a free meal on Veterans Day 2020 as part of the chain’s decade-plus-long tradition. Offer is good at participating locales, and menu options may vary. Find restaurants near you.

BJ’S RESTAURANTS & BREWHOUSE: Current and former military are invited to enjoy a free entree, up to $14.95, and soda on Nov. 11. Offer not valid for takeout or delivery. Details. See locations.

BLACK ANGUS: On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, vets and military can order the All-American Steak Plate for $10.99 — featuring an 8-ounce sirloin, mashed potatoes, broccoli and a non-alcoholic beverage. The offer is good from open to close, for on-site dining or takeaway (order online) and with a valid military ID or proof of service . . . . full list here at Patch

Support for Women Businesses – NEW

New Economics for Women has put together a team of experts to take care of the Women’s Business Center. The NEW-WBC will have its headquarters in Canoga Park, with another location in Van Nuys. In addition to all the workshops and one-on-one consultations, the program will expand in the months to come with an “On the Road Program” taking the much-needed program to different communities and organizations around Los Angeles County.

The NEW Women’s Business Center provides resources and tools to ensure women entrepreneurs are on the right track for economic independence through small business ownership.

We are here to help your business. Register for local training workshops that help you develop your business. Book a 1-on-1 appointment with our staff. Get the support you need to succeed.

Visit the Website of NEW here

Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative Meeting, Wednesday June 10, 2020 – Online with Zoom

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) is a structured network of over 300 public, private, and government agencies from across multiple sectors working together to improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in Los Angeles County.

BREAK OUT GROUPS 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Next meeting will be online from 10:00am to 10:45am. Register here . . . .

Tech Job Fair in Glendale, Sept 18, 2019 – 9am to 11am

Career Fair – Hosted By The Verdugo Jobs Center – Click this Link to register and for more information

Meet with dozens of employers and learn about job opportunities offered by companies looking to hire technology skilled job seekers.

  • Beyond Limits
  • Service Titan
  • Cal Tech
  • Legalzoom
  • Amazon
  • mobileforming
  • Sada Systems
  • Hawke Media
  • Liberman Media
  • Auticon
  • NEP Group
  • Grifols
  • Spokeo
  • Virtualitics
  • Image Cube
  • Phonexa
  • DOT 818
  • Age of Learning
  • Episource
  • NAVY
  • PickTrace
  • Fleetup