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.
November 30, 2002
Molly Shore Thanksgiving is not always a Norman Rockwell moment of friends and family feasting at an oversized table overflowing with food. For many seniors and shut-ins, it is a lonely time. But this year, as in past years, the Beverly Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Joslyn Adult Center joined forces to bring a home-cooked meal to elderly residents. Joslyn recruited community volunteers to take holiday dinners to people who would otherwise not have a traditional Thanksgiving meal, said Renee Crawford, the center's social services supervisor.
September 7, 2002
Since 1980, Burbank residents have been getting to know Ben -- Ben Shiralian of Ben's Delicatessen that is. This family-owned and operated eatery has become a favorite for many a hungry diner. What keeps them coming back for more? Besides the extensive "deli" menu, it's the service that brings hungry eaters back again and again. It's Ben's mission to serve a "home-cooked" meal to his customers, to which most of his clientele, will happily attest. Ben's cheery wait staff know their recurring customers well, remembering favorite dishes, and just how they like their eggs prepared.
April 23, 2005
It's been 90 years, and the United States has not come to terms with what Argentina, France, Canada, Italy, Greece, Lebanon, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, the European Parliament, Uruguay and Armenia recognize: that the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1923 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks were more than the collateral damage of war. The time is long overdue for the federal government to officially...