Tag Archives: Yountville

CalVet unveils Master Plan for future of Veterans Homes of California

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) has completed its Master Plan for the operations of its eight Veterans Homes of California. The 300-page document encompasses years of research, analysis, outreach, and reassessment, along with interviews with Homes residents, employees, community residents, agencies, and other stakeholders. It identifies the future needs of a changing veteran […]

Governor Gavin Newsom appoints seven to leadership roles at CalVet

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a series of appointments this week, with the majority of them involving positions at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Xochitl Rodriguez Murillo, 36, of Woodland, is the new deputy secretary of Minority Veterans Affairs. Murillo has a long history of public and military service.  She is the mayor of Woodland […]

CalVet’s Veterans Homes now among nation’s best skilled nursing facilities

Before he accepted the appointment from Governor Brown to head the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) in 2015, Vito Imbasciani MD made his rounds to some of the Veterans Homes of California. “I wanted to see what I was getting myself into,” he quipped. With decades of experience as a physician, including 27 as […]

Place a wreath to honor fallen American heroes this holiday season

by Jonathan Cullifer, California Department of Veterans Affairs “They have earned our undying gratitude.  America will never forget their sacrifices.” — President Harry Truman Each December, Wreaths Across America volunteers place holiday wreaths on graves and columbaria at more than 1,400 veterans’ cemeteries in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad to remember our […]

New Administrator shares vision for Yountville Veterans Home

On August 28, newly-appointed Home Administrator Fred Just delivered his first State of the Home address to residents and staff at the Yountville Veterans Home. Just, who spent much of the past 15 years in the leadership ranks at Kaiser Permanente, joined CalVet and was sworn in on June 6. Since then, he’s begun working […]

Video: Team Depot volunteers rehab our vets home in Yountville

Our 134-year-old campus in Yountville got a makeover last week from over 200 volunteers as part of the Home Depot Foundation’s pledge to support veterans. CalVet Undersecretary Russell Atterberry was on hand to see the renovations and thank the folks from Home Depot, Tug McGraw Foundation, Solano and Napa Habitat for Humanity and the Center […]

Volunteers rehab kitchens, build batting cage at Yountville Veterans Home

Say goodbye to that old, leaky sink and say hello to new appliances, countertops and cabinets! Thanks to the hard work of more than 200 volunteers from companies like Pandora, Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube and many others, residents at the California Veterans Home in Yountville will soon enjoy updated kitchens in 10 domiciliaries across the sprawling […]

Gallery: Celebration of Life ceremony for Yountville victims

More than 1,200 dignitaries, community members, families and veterans filled Lincoln Theater on the campus of the Veterans Homes of California — Yountville to capacity Monday night to honor and remember three brave women who lost their lives in service to veterans last Friday. The Pathway Home’s Executive Director Christine Loeber, Clinical Director Jennifer Gray […]

CalVet Secretary Issues Statement on Yountville Veterans Home Shooting

March 9, 2018 — 9:00 p.m. Sacramento – We are devastated by today’s tragedy at our Home in Yountville. Our hearts are heavy for the entire Yountville Veterans Home community and the families and friends who are grieving for those who died. Nothing matters more than caring for our veterans and employees during this difficult […]

Wreath-laying ceremonies put a bow on holiday season

Despite the normal rigors of the holiday season, hundreds of volunteers across the state had the chance to make sure no veteran was forgotten this year. In Seaside, Igo and Yountville, volunteers and CalVet staff came together to place holiday wreaths on graves and columbaria at the three cemeteries and remember the fallen.   Each […]