Cal Vet wants to hear from you!
September 4, 2020

Cal Vet wants to hear from you!

CalVet is currently gathering input from lawmakers, community groups and other stakeholders for a report to the Legislature on the future of the Barstow Home, as required by the final 2020-2021 State Budget. If you weren’t able to attend one of the stakeholder meetings, please voice your opinion at StakeholderInput@Calvet.ca.gov. As we want to hear …

The Barstow Veterans Home still needs our help.
August 31, 2020

The Barstow Veterans Home still needs our help.

Earlier this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed to close the Barstow Veterans Home and displace the 200 veterans who call it home. I’d like to give our community an update on this proposal, and the efforts to keep this vital facility open.  Though the state budget is understandably stretched thin by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting …

Barstow Veterans Home Stakeholders’ Meeting – Admin Update
August 24, 2020

Barstow Veterans Home Stakeholders’ Meeting – Admin Update

I was a willing participant in today’s Stakeholder meeting regarding to proposed closure of the Veterans Home. To say it was “productive” would be false. But, as a small encouragement, CalVet sought me out and I pray that I represented each of you in a meaningful and effective way. Let me say this, they are …

Legislature’s 2020-21 Budget Cut Rejected by Budget Committee
June 4, 2020

Legislature’s 2020-21 Budget Cut Rejected by Budget Committee

I am very happy to announce that the Legislature’s 2020-21 Budget has rejected Governor Newsom’s proposal to close the Barstow Veterans Home!!! As the Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I’d like to thank the Budget Chair and the rest of the committee for working with me to prevent the closure of this vital …

Update from Assemblyman Obernolte
May 29, 2020

Update from Assemblyman Obernolte

An email from Jay Obernolte. I’d like to give you an update on what is happening with the Governor’s budget proposal to close the Barstow Veterans Home. I am happy to report that this week the Senate Budget Subcommittee 4 on State Administration and General Government rejected the Governor’s proposal! This is great news but …

Elected Officials Fight for the Home
May 28, 2020

Elected Officials Fight for the Home

By PAUL COOK | , SHANNON GROVE, JAY OBERNOLTE and DAWN ROWE |PUBLISHED: May 27, 2020 at 5:08 p.m.  “A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards,” opined President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903. It’s safe to say that Roosevelt would be appalled, as are we, by the recently announced …

ABC 7 News Coverage of Memorial Day Rally
May 27, 2020

ABC 7 News Coverage of Memorial Day Rally

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Admin David Jensen – SB SUN Article
May 27, 2020

Admin David Jensen – SB SUN Article

The San Bernardino Sun wrote a great article regarding the proposed close and the Memorial Day Rally. Check out an excerpt and be sure to read the full article as well! A group held a rolling rally on Memorial Day, May 25, to bring awareness to the proposed closure. More than 1,000 motorcycles and 1,500 …

A Message from Senator Shannon Grove
May 26, 2020

A Message from Senator Shannon Grove

Last week, I was pleased that members of the Senate Subcommittee 4 heard my pleas and voted to REJECT the Governor’s proposal. However, we must continue to fight to ensure this proposal is stopped in the Assembly and that no future proposal to close this facility will be brought forth. As an Army veteran and …

Memorial Day Rally: Thank You!
May 26, 2020

Memorial Day Rally: Thank You!

Wow!!! Just WOW!! You Patriots know that I try to speak in terms of we, us, team, etc. From the beginning of our efforts, YOU all have made great contributions and have been very active to make positive change. Today, I have to be singular in my praise. First, we ALL owe a huge debt …