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  • Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House

    Rug made by Armenian orphans to go on display at White House
    After a joint letter from more than 30 members of Congress, a letter from local Armenian leaders, years of community pressure and a petition drive on a website, the White House has agreed to exhibit in the near future, likely this fall, a rug made by...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Superhero movies loud, violent and boring

    The Crosby Chronicles: Superhero movies loud, violent and boring
    "Man of Steel," the reboot of the Superman film franchise, had the biggest opening of a film in June, earning more than $125 million.   It's a real shame that a film that depicts catastrophic destruction of huge swaths of city blocks is entertaining to...
  • Drivers brace for traffic jams as Obama visits Jay Leno in Burbank

    Drivers brace for traffic jams as Obama visits Jay Leno in Burbank
    Commuters and residents in the San Fernando Valley are bracing for traffic tie-ups Tuesday when President Obama visits "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Burbank and overnights in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times reported that the Los Angeles...
  • Area residents react to President Obama's Burbank visit

    Some are excited, some are annoyed about the inevitable traffic jams, but many in the Burbank area have an opinion about President Obama's scheduled apperance on "The Tonight Show" in Burbank Tuesday. Below is a sampling of the local reaction: 
  • Potential air strikes in Syria cause concern for Syrian-Armenians in Glendale

    While President Barack Obama announced Friday that any military action responding to chemical attacks in Syria would be limited in scope, leaders in the Syrian-Armenian community in Glendale said they oppose any armed response from the United States....
  • Vigil against Syrian involvement draws more than 200 protesters in Glendale

    Vigil against Syrian involvement draws more than 200 protesters in Glendale
    Candles flickered as more than 200 people gathered at a vigil in Glendale on Monday night to discourage American military strikes in Syria. The vigil, hosted by the Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America, moveon.org and the MLK...
  • Schiff introduces Genocide resolution, again

    Schiff introduces Genocide resolution, again
    In what has become an annual exercise, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) this week introduced a House resolution calling on the U.S. to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide, in which roughly 1.5 million Armenians were massacred by Ottoman Turks from 1915...
  • News-Press Editorial: Tending the flame of genocide's victims

    Those tending the flame of those who perished in the Armenian Genocide had a bit of a mixed bag this week. In happy news, Glendale Unified and its teachers' union agreed to make April 24 — the day that commemorates the horror — an official day...
  • NASA's JPL to 'lasso' an asteroid

    NASA's JPL to 'lasso' an asteroid
    A proposed mission to capture an asteroid and bring it into orbit in the Earth-moon system is a stepping stone to sending humans to Mars, NASA administrator Charles Bolden said Thursday at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Bolden visited the La Cañada...
  • Government shutdown mutes Mars Curiosity rover's tweets

    Government shutdown mutes Mars Curiosity rover's tweets
    The Mars rover Curiosity won’t be left in park on the Red Planet this week, but no updates about the mission will be tweeted. Scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge are reporting to work despite the...
  • DVD Review: Oliver Stone plays it straight

    DVD Review: Oliver Stone plays it straight
    Despite his three Oscars, Oliver Stone remains a divisive director, partly because he often reinterprets history as a form of melodrama (“JFK,” “Nixon,” “W.”). Thankfully, in his “Untold History of the United...
  • Glendale theater troupe gets a glorious donation

    Glendale theater troupe gets a glorious donation
    This post has been corrected. See details below.  When the stage lights come up on the Stepping Stone Players’ production of “Oliver!” Friday night, the show will have benefited from a $2,000 donation from the Walt Disney Co., after...