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  • White House petition: Remove "comfort women" memorial

    Flooding inboxes at Glendale City Hall with emails didn’t work, neither did pleas from Japanese politicians, but now those who oppose a Glendale monument to women used as sex slaves by the Japanese Army during World War II are trying a different...
  • Gatto resolution over Nagorno-Karabakh Republic creates flap with some Azerbaijanis

    Accused of bending an ear to Armenian lobbyists, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has introduced a resolution in the state Assembly, urging the United States to recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as a sovereign state, raising the ire of...
  • NSA phone surveillance: Schiff responds to Obama's new controls on metadata collection

    President Obama proposed changes for how the National Security Agency collects data and conducts surveillance on American citizens in his speech on Friday in Washington, D.C. Obama supports moving call record data outside of the NSA, requiring a court...
  • 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)...
  • Pasadena Playhouse holds up a modern-day mirror to 'Twelve Angry Men'

    Pasadena Playhouse holds up a modern-day mirror to 'Twelve Angry Men'
    “Twelve Angry Men,” the classic jury-room drama by Reginald Rose, has undergone numerous incarnations. The 1957 film, based on Rose's original teleplay, starred Henry Fonda as one of the 12 white, male jurors determining the fate of a teenager...
  • White House urged to display Armenian Orphan Rug commemorating genocide

    White House urged to display Armenian Orphan Rug commemorating genocide
    In a new twist to efforts to call attention to the Armenian genocide, a group of lawmakers has accused the Obama administration of blocking a Smithsonian display of a rug woven by orphans of the mass killings about a century ago. The lawmakers have...
  • Petition wants White House to display rug made by Armenian refugee orphans

    Petition wants White House to display rug made by Armenian refugee orphans
    A petition on Whitehouse.gov is urging President Barack Obama to display a rug woven by Armenian orphans at a refugee camp in 1920. The tapestry was donated to President Calvin Coolidge in 1925, as a gift to thank Americans for their humanitarian...
  • Glendale resident files lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross

    Glendale resident files lawsuit against Anthem Blue Cross
    In a new line of attack on canceled health policies, two California residents are suing insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross, alleging they were misled into giving up their previous coverage, the Los Angeles Times reported. About 900,000 Californians and...
  • Glendale City Council supports L.A. River wetlands plan

    Glendale City Council supports L.A. River wetlands plan
    It wasn't unanimous, but the City Council approved sending a message of support for a massive $1.08 billion renovation of the Los Angeles River corridor on a 3-1 vote Tuesday with one member abstaining. Glendale would not have to provide any funding for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...