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April 3, 2004
Jackson Bell After a tumultuous four months that almost led to the cancellation of Burbank on Parade, organizers have discovered a planning gaffe that could exclude thousands of residents from the annual event. In mid-February, organizers scheduled the parade for April 24, the same date as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. Many of the city's estimated 10,000 Armenian-American residents will not join the celebration because they will spend the day at homes, churches or rallies throughout the area, remembering the victims of the 1915 massacre, local Armenian leaders said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2007
Armenian-American R&B singer and songwriter Maria will have a signing party for her new CD, ?Special Delivery,? from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sidewalk Cafe, 901 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. For more information, go to www.myspace.com/singmaria. ? Illustrator/author Mike Mignola will be signing his book ?Baltimore: Or, the Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire,? at 2 p.m. at Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. He will be joined by Johnny Legend, who will be signing his latest DVD, ?
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | May 5, 2010
Armenian American voters have become a key focus for the two candidates running in the June 8 special runoff election for state Assembly, with both attending major community events and winning over key representatives for endorsements. With Glendale school board member Nayiri Nahabedian — the top Armenian American candidate in the April 13 primary — out of the contest, Republican Sunder Ramani, a small-business owner and past president of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, and Democrat Mike Gatto, an attorney and former district director for Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks)
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | April 20, 2010
As the final hours ticked away for Tuesday’s special primary election, campaign workers in Glendale and Burbank were scrambling to make last-minute phone pitches to prospective voters. Volunteers at Democrat Mike Gatto’s headquarters in Burbank sat at laptop computers, using a predictive dialing system to contact voters who were most likely to answer the phone and participate in the election to fill a vacant seat for the 43rd Assembly District, which includes most of Glendale, Burbank and parts of Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | June 11, 2008
Glendale resident Sevak Ohanian recreates the problems of growing up in an Armenian American family in his new film ?My Big Fat Armenian Family? but adds a twist of humor. The film, which will premiere July 12 and 18 at Glendale High School, tells the story of a family of four ? a father, mother, son and daughter. The son can?t seem to do anything right in his father?s eyes, and there is a constant air of friction between them. The parents, Robert and Rima, are played by one man, Ajmin Baghramian, Ohanian said.
NEWS
By Anthony Kim | January 20, 2007
GLENDALE — The local Armenian American population mourned the loss Friday of Hrant Dink. Dink, an outspoken Armenian journalist who faced constant threats and intimidation in his home in Turkey, was shot dead on Friday outside of his newspaper's building. Dink, 53, was the editor of the bilingual Armenian and Turkish newspaper Agos, which was one of the most prominent voices for Turkey's small Armenian population, according to reports. The journalist was convicted in October 2005 of inciting racial tension and denouncing a Turkish historical figure in one of his newspaper's articles.
NEWS
By David Laurell | January 17, 2012
Tomorrow marks the passing of 25 days since the 25th of December. During that time we have seen the trees recycled, the ornaments and decorations stashed away for another year, and, in the aftermath of all those holiday feasts, the diets started. That said, for some it may seem strange to be reading about a recent Christmas party; although it makes perfect sense for those of the Armenian community who celebrate Christmas on Jan. 6. - the traditional date of the Christian celebration of Christ's birth that was changed by the Romans in the fourth century.
NEWS
December 24, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Lilith Garibyan loves getting presents at Christmas- time, but she also looks forward to hearing the religious story behind the holiday every year. Lilith, a fourth-grader at Emerson Elementary School in Burbank, was one of about 45 children from Burbank and Glendale who performed Saturday during a Christmas celebration at the Armenian Church Western Diocese in Burbank. More than 800 people, including Armenian American children from public and private schools in Burbank and Glendale and their families, attended the event.
NEWS
By Vince Lovato | June 9, 2006
One of Glendale Unified School District's three National Merit Scholarship Finalists speaks English as a third language. One is a homecoming princess and a drama queen. The third competes on the tennis court and in academic quizzes. Mkrtich Ohanyan of Clark Magnet High School, Polet Bagatourian of Crescenta Valley High School and Andrew Bagwell of Hoover High School all seniors, all received the honor making them eligible for $1,000 scholarships. Only about 15,000 students of the 1.3 million who apply for the scholarship program are named finalists by the nonprofit Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corp.
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By David Laurell | January 17, 2012
Tomorrow marks the passing of 25 days since the 25th of December. During that time we have seen the trees recycled, the ornaments and decorations stashed away for another year, and, in the aftermath of all those holiday feasts, the diets started. That said, for some it may seem strange to be reading about a recent Christmas party; although it makes perfect sense for those of the Armenian community who celebrate Christmas on Jan. 6. - the traditional date of the Christian celebration of Christ's birth that was changed by the Romans in the fourth century.
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NEWS
By Zain Shauk | May 5, 2010
Armenian American voters have become a key focus for the two candidates running in the June 8 special runoff election for state Assembly, with both attending major community events and winning over key representatives for endorsements. With Glendale school board member Nayiri Nahabedian — the top Armenian American candidate in the April 13 primary — out of the contest, Republican Sunder Ramani, a small-business owner and past president of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, and Democrat Mike Gatto, an attorney and former district director for Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks)
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | April 20, 2010
As the final hours ticked away for Tuesday’s special primary election, campaign workers in Glendale and Burbank were scrambling to make last-minute phone pitches to prospective voters. Volunteers at Democrat Mike Gatto’s headquarters in Burbank sat at laptop computers, using a predictive dialing system to contact voters who were most likely to answer the phone and participate in the election to fill a vacant seat for the 43rd Assembly District, which includes most of Glendale, Burbank and parts of Los Angeles.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | June 27, 2009
BURBANK — President Obama’s broken promise to recognize the Armenian Genocide — a move that set off a firestorm of anger throughout the Armenian community — served as a seminal moment where skepticism overwhelmed any sense of promise, members of a large crowd gathered in Burbank said Thursday. “It’s an issue,” said Minas Nazarian, of Thousand Oaks. “Sooner or later they will recognize it. You can’t deny it.” During a visit Thursday to the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church in Burbank, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Marie Yovanovitch acknowledged the public displeasure, which still runs deep more than two months after Obama omitted the word “genocide” after making his opinions on the matter clear on the campaign trail.
BUSINESS
By Zain Shauk | February 25, 2009
Ani Bedrosian Adaimy was feeling the pressure Thursday as she talked about her role as the new president of an organization previously run by men: the Armenian American Chamber of Commerce Greater Los Angeles chapter. She stood up and sat down. She shifted from side to side. She double-checked her facts. She fanned herself. The responsibility of being the organization’s first female president, she said, was not easy to handle. “It’s a responsibility to make the right choices, to make it easier for future incoming women as leaders,” she said.
NEWS
January 24, 2009
Rep. Adam Schiff, whose district includes studio-rich Glendale and Burbank, joined fellow Rep. Darrell Issa on Thursday in introducing federal legislation with Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Spector that would create a pilot program to “enhance the expertise of district court judges hearing patent cases,” according to the joint announcement. The pilot program would include five district courts where judges would have the choice of opting in to the program. Each test court would be assigned a new clerk with expertise in hearing patent law who would be on hand to advise the judges.
NEWS
June 18, 2008
Remembrance more vital than parade I was embarrassed as an American by the recent letter rudely excoriating Armenian Americans for wishing to commemorate the solemn event of the 1915 mass murder of Armenians, which is officially designated as April 24, and not wanting the date of the Burbank On Parade to be changed (?Burbank should not move its parade day,? Mailbag, June 4). To suggest that the date of this quaint local celebration of our great city is as important or, as the writer seems to suggest, more important than the recognition of a genocide is, to me, reprehensible.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | June 11, 2008
Glendale resident Sevak Ohanian recreates the problems of growing up in an Armenian American family in his new film ?My Big Fat Armenian Family? but adds a twist of humor. The film, which will premiere July 12 and 18 at Glendale High School, tells the story of a family of four ? a father, mother, son and daughter. The son can?t seem to do anything right in his father?s eyes, and there is a constant air of friction between them. The parents, Robert and Rima, are played by one man, Ajmin Baghramian, Ohanian said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | September 26, 2007
Singer-songwriter Maria Akopian believes there’s a fine line between pop music and R&B, and she said she’s tried to balance these two genres on her first CD, “Special Delivery.” “I think the texture and style of my voice and singing in general is very R&B and soulful, but just like mainstream pop music, it’s easy to catch on to,” she said. “The way I write my music is radio-friendly and easy to like, like pop music. When you hear pop music, it’s easy to catch on to it.” The Burbank resident, known professionally as “Maria,” is Armenian, but she writes all her lyrics in English, unlike many other Armenian-American singers, she said.
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