Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles hosts stand down for military veterans

Los Angeles is hosting what is being billed as the largest stand down for homeless and hard-luck military veterans to ever take place in the country. The three-day relief effort got underway Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center and brings together dozens of government agencies, nonprofits and volunteers to provide veterans with a variety of health and social services. As many as 2,000 homeless area veterans are expected to participate in the event, which was organized by Los Angeles-based U.S. Vets, the nation's largest nonprofit devoted to homeless and at-risk veterans. President Obama and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti have pledged to get every veteran off the street...