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June 21, 2000
Anne Louise Bannon, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- For an ethnic group that has been in this country since the early 1900s, little information has been available on the history of Armenians and their experiences of blending into American society. So when producers Terrel Cass and Roy Hammond were considering the next subject for their documentary series about the ethnic groups that make up the nation's population, they thought Armenians would be a good choice.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | October 15, 2005
A French insurer will pay in federal class-action settlement deal for unpaid life insurance policies after genocide.LOS ANGELES -- Descendants of victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, many of whom are Glendale residents, will share $17 million in restitution as part of the settlement of a federal class-action case announced Wednesday. The claim was brought forth by seven Armenian Americans, some of whom live in Glendale, said Mark Geragos, the attorney who filed the claim. The settlement was reached with French insurance company AXA Group for unpaid life insurance policies, said Geragos, whose grandparents and great-grandparents came to the United States to flee the genocide.
NEWS
October 29, 2003
Robert Chacon Voting materials might soon be available in Armenian, if the county follows through on a motion made Tuesday by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich to analyze the need and cost for such ballots. Community groups have talked to Antonovich several times about the need for voting materials in Armenian, spokeswoman Rita Hadjimanoukian said. "The motion comes from input by his staff, the community and media reports.
NEWS
April 24, 2004
Jackson Bell The federal pie was up for its yearly slicing as City Council portioned more than $1.6 million in grant money among several community groups and city programs. "This is the most difficult night of the year," Councilman Dave Golonski said at Tuesday's council meeting. "It's nice to be able to provide support to a lot of worthy organizations, but hard to make the tough choices between how much they get." The annual grants, given by the federal government to be doled out by the city, will bring about $250,000 to a dozen community groups.
NEWS
June 24, 2000
Amber Willard PASADENA -- Thirteen-year-old Christine Hovagimian came with her parents to a forum on youth violence and racial tolerance with the understanding that the first in a planned series of meetings would not end with great revelations. "It's good beginning, more for the parents," said Christina, a Glendale resident, pointing out that adults often don't know what goes on their children's lives. "Our parents time as kids was different," she said.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | April 28, 2010
Armenians around the country voiced frustration with President Obama on Monday, days after he again avoided the word “genocide” regarding the 1915 mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians. Representatives from Glendale, Burbank and Los Angeles — a region that is home to the largest Armenian population in the United States — called Obama’s statement to recognize Armenian Remembrance Day on April 24 the most recent disappointment from the administration on the issue.
FEATURES
May 17, 2006
Chandler change could have worked I have read and listened to all the opinions about the one-way debate ? how Chandler Boulevard is so safe and no accidents, or a minimum of accidents occur at the least ("Chandler will stay two way," April 29). Well, I live on Chandler, without a driveway. I would welcome a one-way Chandler if there was to be only one lane in each direction. Every day I fight the battle of trying to get in and out of my car or parallel park. What a challenge this can be. For those of who do not live on Chandler, you have no idea, but some of you are part of the problem.
NEWS
July 21, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum While more than 30,000 people marveled at classic cars and grooved to Dick Dale's guitar licks, Armen Carapetian did what he could to make sure Congress continued to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. At Glendale's Cruise Night on Saturday, Carapetian and other members of the Armenian National Committee's Western Region circulated petitions encouraging the Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives to back off its objection to recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
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 | May 15, 2010
The Armenian National Committee has delayed a decision to endorse local candidates for the 43rd Assembly District and is instead planning to host a debate before taking a position on the two contenders in the special June 8 runoff election. The candidates, Democrat Mike Gatto and Republican Sunder Ramani, are aggressively pursuing the support of groups and representatives from the Armenian American community, which campaign workers estimate accounts for about 20% of voters in the 43rd Assembly District.
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By Zain Shauk | May 15, 2010
The Armenian National Committee has delayed a decision to endorse local candidates for the 43rd Assembly District and is instead planning to host a debate before taking a position on the two contenders in the special June 8 runoff election. The candidates, Democrat Mike Gatto and Republican Sunder Ramani, are aggressively pursuing the support of groups and representatives from the Armenian American community, which campaign workers estimate accounts for about 20% of voters in the 43rd Assembly District.
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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 28, 2010
Armenians around the country voiced frustration with President Obama on Monday, days after he again avoided the word “genocide” regarding the 1915 mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians. Representatives from Glendale, Burbank and Los Angeles — a region that is home to the largest Armenian population in the United States — called Obama’s statement to recognize Armenian Remembrance Day on April 24 the most recent disappointment from the administration on the issue.
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.
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.
NEWS
March 24, 2007
Rep. Adam Schiff, who represents Glendale and Burbank, pressured Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice about the State Department's stance on the Armenian genocide at a House Appropriations hearing subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. Though administration officials frequently acknowledge the mass killings of Armenians in 1915, the State Department does not officially recognize the events as genocide. Rice and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sent a letter to chairs of certain Congressional committees stating their opposition to recognizing the Armenian genocide on March 7, which prompted Schiff to broach the topic on Wednesday, he said.
FEATURES
May 17, 2006
Chandler change could have worked I have read and listened to all the opinions about the one-way debate ? how Chandler Boulevard is so safe and no accidents, or a minimum of accidents occur at the least ("Chandler will stay two way," April 29). Well, I live on Chandler, without a driveway. I would welcome a one-way Chandler if there was to be only one lane in each direction. Every day I fight the battle of trying to get in and out of my car or parallel park. What a challenge this can be. For those of who do not live on Chandler, you have no idea, but some of you are part of the problem.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | October 15, 2005
A French insurer will pay in federal class-action settlement deal for unpaid life insurance policies after genocide.LOS ANGELES -- Descendants of victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, many of whom are Glendale residents, will share $17 million in restitution as part of the settlement of a federal class-action case announced Wednesday. The claim was brought forth by seven Armenian Americans, some of whom live in Glendale, said Mark Geragos, the attorney who filed the claim. The settlement was reached with French insurance company AXA Group for unpaid life insurance policies, said Geragos, whose grandparents and great-grandparents came to the United States to flee the genocide.
NEWS
July 21, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum While more than 30,000 people marveled at classic cars and grooved to Dick Dale's guitar licks, Armen Carapetian did what he could to make sure Congress continued to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide. At Glendale's Cruise Night on Saturday, Carapetian and other members of the Armenian National Committee's Western Region circulated petitions encouraging the Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives to back off its objection to recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
NEWS
April 24, 2004
Jackson Bell The federal pie was up for its yearly slicing as City Council portioned more than $1.6 million in grant money among several community groups and city programs. "This is the most difficult night of the year," Councilman Dave Golonski said at Tuesday's council meeting. "It's nice to be able to provide support to a lot of worthy organizations, but hard to make the tough choices between how much they get." The annual grants, given by the federal government to be doled out by the city, will bring about $250,000 to a dozen community groups.
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