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  • Again, Rep. Schiff urges Obama to officially recognize Armenian genocide

    Again, Rep. Schiff urges Obama to officially recognize Armenian genocide
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday once again called on President Obama to officially recognize the Armenian genocide of 1915 – a request that for years has gone unfulfilled amid political pressure from a key NATO ally, Turkey.  The...
  • 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...
  • 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: 
  • Video: Why should President Obama recognize the Armenian genocide?

    Video: Why should President Obama recognize the Armenian genocide?
    Glendale Community College students were given a white board, pen and a chance to send President Obama a message.  In one photo, Glendale locals answered one question: Why should the president officially recognize the Armenian genocide? Lori...
  • Video: Schiff delivers speech on House floor in Armenian to honor genocide victims

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), lead sponsor of the Armenian genocide resolution in Congress, delivered his remarks in Armenian on the House floor Wednesday as he honored the 1.5 million Armenians who were massacred in 1915 at the hands of Ottoman Turks....
  • Armenians march, demonstrate in L.A. to protest genocide denial

    Armenians march, demonstrate in L.A. to protest genocide denial
    Thousands of Armenians chanted outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles Wednesday to commemorate the massacre of some 1.5 million of their ancestors 98 years ago -- a genocide that has yet to be officially recognized by the U.S. Chanting “We...
  • Turkish scholar talks policy at Glendale's Armenian genocide event

    Turkish scholar talks policy at Glendale's Armenian genocide event
    For the first time, a Turkish scholar addressed a crowd of more than 1,400 people at the city's annual event to commemorate the genocide of about 1.5 million people in 1915 by Ottoman Turks, a tragedy still denied by modern-day Turkey 98 years later....
  • 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....
  • News-Press Editorial: Lack of genocide recognition is a disgrace

    On a Saturday night some 98 years ago this week, more than 200 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders living in Constantinople, today's Istanbul, were rounded up by the government. The political party in power, the "Young Turks," did not want...
  • 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...
  • La Cañada school board gives update on state of district

    While President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, members of the La Cañada Unified School Board updated the public on several matters related to the state of the district, from School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)...