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Michelle Obama scheduled to speak at L.A. summit on homeless veterans
Michelle Obama scheduled to speak at L.A. summit on homeless veterans

Facing a 2016 deadline to make good on pledges to end veteran homelessness, First Lady Michelle Obama and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti are scheduled to speak at a conference Wednesday in Century City, where they are expected to reveal new initiatives to get former service members off the streets. Also slated for the event is Maria Elena Durazo, executive secretary-treasurer of the L.A. County Federation of Labor, who will discuss an effort to get more veterans into union apprentice programs. "We really do feel like the issues of homelessness and jobs are linked," said Elise Buik, president of United Way of Greater Los Angeles, one of the event organizers. The conference...

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