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 …

CalVet Secretary Vito Imbasciani Initially Recommended Closure of Barstow Veterans Home
May 23, 2020

CalVet Secretary Vito Imbasciani Initially Recommended Closure of Barstow Veterans Home

A patriot recently discovered the dreaded May 14th letter sent to the veterans home residents and employees was not one of a saddened former service member disheartened by news of the location’s planned closure. But rather a statement of his own doing, setting in motion the proposed closure citing underuse among other issues. Anyone working …

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Congressman Colonel Paul Cook (R.) Letter to Governor Newsom
May 22, 2020

Congressman Colonel Paul Cook (R.) Letter to Governor Newsom

On May 21st, 2020 Congressman Cook of the 8th District of California sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging his office to abandon the idea of closing the Barstow Veterans home in favor of exploring more impactful cuts in other areas of the state. We are pleased Mr. Cook agrees with our sentiments. Though …

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Board of Supervisors Dawn Rowe and Curt Hagman Urge Opposition of Closure
May 22, 2020

Board of Supervisors Dawn Rowe and Curt Hagman Urge Opposition of Closure

“The Barstow Veterans Home ranked in the top 10 percent among the 15,000 SNFs nationally and is one of the highest ranked facilities in California, with a 5 star rating. Closing the Barstow Veterans Home could cause additional undue stress on veterans and their families as the next closest veterans home is in Lancaster, nearly …

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