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By Christopher Cadelago | February 10, 2010
DOWNTOWN — The Burbank Armenian Cultural Foundation has entered escrow on a $2.5-million downtown facility, capping a long-running search for a building to house several community organizations. The foundation, a combination of community-based groups, has taken advantage of the down real estate market and an anonymous donation to relocate several offices from 361 E. Magnolia Blvd. to the proposed facility at 75 E. Santa Anita Ave. The planned consolidation comes as similar foundations in Pasadena, Hollywood, Montebello and Torrance have converted existing buildings into community and athletic facilities.
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By Liana Aghajanian | April 18, 2011
On the heels of the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, The Armenian National Committee Burbank chapter have organized a candlelight vigil to commemorate the Armenian Genocide on the steps of City Hall Tuesday evening. The vigil, held in conjunction Armenian Youth Federation “Varak” Chapter in Burbank, will take place after the City Council is scheduled to issue an official proclamation recognizing the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, in which millions of Armenians were massacred at the hands of Ottoman Turks.
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By Melanie Hicken | July 25, 2009
BURBANK ? Local members of the Armenian Youth Federation joined their fellow members across the nation Tuesday in protesting Chevron Corp.?s lobby in Washington, D.C., against a proposed resolution in the House that would formally recognize the slaughter of more than 1 million Armenians in 1915 as genocide. The protests ? which took place in Burbank, Glendale La Crescenta and other cities nationwide ? were in response to a Associated Press report in June that the corporation was secretly lobbying against official U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 24, 2013
More than 100 people gathered at Burbank City Hall Tuesday to commemorate the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust, which together claimed the lives of 7.5 million people. Descendants of Holocaust victims and survivors lit seven candles at the City Council meeting to commemorate their families and the six million massacred. Nina Guttman and David Drexler lit a candle for their mother, Rena Drexler, who survived four years in the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Steve Harman lit a candle for Holocaust survivor Irving Belfer, who escaped from a death march.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | August 31, 2012
Members of the Burbank Planning Board unanimously approved a project that would bring several Armenian groups under one roof and provide a new community center with a gym, basketball court and office space. Eighty-eight people on Monday pulled cards to speak during the meeting, all of them in support of the project. However, 80 of them waived their right to speak and just wanted to show that they were behind the center, which will be located at 75 E. Santa Anita Ave. in a commercial area with no residential neighborhoods nearby.
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By Mark Kellam | April 20, 2011
A candlelight vigil commemorating the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was held on the steps of Burbank City Hall on Tuesday night, two days before an L.A. visit by President Obama, who has not kept a campaign promise to formally recognize the mass killings in 1915 as genocide. Several in the crowd of about 200 held signs with phrases such as "1915 Never Again," "End the Cycle of Genocide" and "Stand True to Your Word. " "Mr. President, you did not keep your promise," said Hilton Sorkazian, a member of the Armenian Youth Federation and a speaker at the vigil.
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By Joyce Rudolph | May 1, 2012
Glendale YMCA officials are hosting a blood drive in commemoration of the Armenian genocide. Organizers say it's a way to bring the community together while continuing a tradition of saving lives. The blood drive will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Glendale YMCA's Youth Fitness Center, 130 N. Louise St. Walk-ins are welcome, but for appointments, call (818) 240-4130, ext. 34 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code ANCGlendale. To give blood, one must be at least 16 years old and weigh 110 pounds.
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June 28, 2000
Alexa Capeloto BURBANK -- Now that summer is here, families may be wondering how best to take advantage of the long days and hot weather, especially since the kids are out of school. Southern California offers some great diversions for summer revelers, young and old. Here are some activities happening around Burbank, Glendale and the foothills: BURBANK The Burbank YMCA runs the typical range of day camps for children in grades one through eight from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every weekday.
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By Liana Aghajanian | April 18, 2011
On the heels of the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, The Armenian National Committee Burbank chapter have organized a candlelight vigil to commemorate the Armenian Genocide on the steps of City Hall Tuesday evening. The vigil, held in conjunction Armenian Youth Federation “Varak” Chapter in Burbank, will take place after the City Council is scheduled to issue an official proclamation recognizing the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, in which millions of Armenians were massacred at the hands of Ottoman Turks.
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By Christopher Cadelago | February 10, 2010
DOWNTOWN — The Burbank Armenian Cultural Foundation has entered escrow on a $2.5-million downtown facility, capping a long-running search for a building to house several community organizations. The foundation, a combination of community-based groups, has taken advantage of the down real estate market and an anonymous donation to relocate several offices from 361 E. Magnolia Blvd. to the proposed facility at 75 E. Santa Anita Ave. The planned consolidation comes as similar foundations in Pasadena, Hollywood, Montebello and Torrance have converted existing buildings into community and athletic facilities.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | July 25, 2009
BURBANK ? Local members of the Armenian Youth Federation joined their fellow members across the nation Tuesday in protesting Chevron Corp.?s lobby in Washington, D.C., against a proposed resolution in the House that would formally recognize the slaughter of more than 1 million Armenians in 1915 as genocide. The protests ? which took place in Burbank, Glendale La Crescenta and other cities nationwide ? were in response to a Associated Press report in June that the corporation was secretly lobbying against official U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
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