Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties are home to tens of thousands of veterans.
However, to access many Veterans Administration services, many veterans have to travel to facilities in Los Angeles.
The VA is trying to beef up services in Ventura County, including a major expansion of mental health care.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story, from Oxnard.
Click on link to listen to/download story: VA Opens New Mental Health Clinic In Oxnard