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Finally stirred to action in the Veterans Kitchen Chronicles
Finally stirred to action in the Veterans Kitchen Chronicles

In this, the latest installment of the Veterans Kitchen Chronicles, I'm happy to report that there's been some progress, although it's way too soon to pull out the party hats. CalVet officials now tell me they think they can build a second kitchen in the West Los Angeles Veterans Home by next fall, improving on an earlier estimate of early 2016. You'll recall that the home, completed four years ago, sits half-empty because the kitchen is too small to feed more than 200 residents. Meanwhile, 297 vets are on a waiting list for long-term care. "Now we have a finish line, and that finish line is October of 2015," said CalVet Secretary Peter J. Gravett, who...

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