November 21, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Diana Rhoads' kindergarten classroom was more crowded than usual Tuesday morning. In addition to the abundance of harvest-themed decorations covering the walls of her classroom at Bret Harte Elementary School, Rhoads entertained 38 kindergarten students with a Thanksgiving feast shared with colleague Karyn Lombardo's class to celebrate everything they are thankful for. ...
July 17, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum A day after getting the House of Represen- tatives to recognize the Armenian Genocide for the first time, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was already feeling pressure Friday from the House's Republican leadership to drop the issue. The House of Representatives accepted an amendment to the foreign operations appropriation bill Thursday sponsored by Schiff that would prohibit Turkey from using U.S. foreign aid funds to lobby against recognition of the genocide.
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.
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.
October 2, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum Rep. Adam Schiff and 62 other representatives asked Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to back off his opposition to an amendment to the Foreign Operations bill that refers to the Armenian Genocide. The amendment, proposed by Schiff (D-Burbank) and approved by the House in July, prohibits Turkey from using U.S. foreign aid to lobby against a House resolution that would recognize the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians from 1915 to 1923 as a genocide.
November 18, 2000
Lolita Harper HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Many Burbank families don't have enough money to buy the 10-pound turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pies that are traditionally associated with Thanksgiving dinner. That's why the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club has committed to providing a full Thanksgiving dinner, plus other household items, to two local families. "We take for granted that everyone can have a nice Thanksgiving dinner," said Ron Shively of the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club.
May 1, 2002
I have been asked if the Armenian Genocide by the Turks happened in 1915. In 1982, I asked my uncle to prepare our family genealogical tree. He did. There are some 140 names or entries. Of those, 35 are marked "1915." Did they all die in 1915? They were massacred. Being an Armenian, I tell people, don't take my word, I may be prejudiced. Read the following books: 1) "Ambassador Morgenthau's Story," by Henry Morgenthau, U.S. ambassador to Turkey in 1915.
November 29, 2003
City staffers and community volunteers brightened the Thanksgiving holiday for homebound seniors. Employees of the Burbank Senior and Human Services Department Nutrition Program cooked up about 75 meals that were delivered to seniors by 17 volunteers, said Renee Crawford, supervisor of Social Services. Many of the seniors receiving meals no longer have family to spend the day with, and the volunteers were the only people they saw Thursday. Among the volunteers delivering the meals were Boy Scouts from Troop 209. The meals included turkey, stuffing, string beans, cranberry sauce, a roll, pumpkin pie and juice.
May 24, 2003
The House Judiciary Committee this week passed a resolution sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D--Burbank) recognizing the Armenian Genocide. The resolution, co-sponsored by Rep. George Radanovich (R--Fresno), was passed unanimously, and will now be eligible for a floor vote by the full House of Representatives. It states that 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children were killed between 1915 and 1923 by the Ottoman Empire, which is modern-day Turkey. The bill was introduced April 10 to coincide with the 88th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
January 17, 2012
The Armenian National Committee of Burbank honored four students of Woodbury University with scholarships during its annual Armenian Christmas reception on Jan. 9 at the Burbank Armenian Center. The “Re-Birth” scholarship was established last year, funded by a donation from the Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center. Candidates needed to meet several requirements and be involved in voluntary humanitarian work while demonstrating leadership. The Re-Birth scholarship is the first of its kind for the committee and honors 200 Armenian religious, political and intellectual leaders who were arrested on April 24, 1915 and later killed in Turkey in what would become the Armenian genocide.