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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...
  • News-Press Editorial: Hoping White House keeps promise

    We learned this week from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) that the beautiful rug created in 1920 by orphans of the Armenian Genocide and gifted to the United States five years later, might actually be placed on public display — as soon as this fall....
  • A diplomatic call for comfort women

    A diplomatic call for comfort women
    Rep. Adam Schiff urged the country’s top diplomat this week to press Japanese political leaders to formally recognize women used as sex slaves by the Imperial Army during World War II. The Burbank Democrat, along with two of his Congressional...
  • 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...
  • State appears headed for a mostly dry year

    State appears headed for a mostly dry year
    The December appointment of Foothill Municipal Water District Board President Richard Atwater to the National Academy of Sciences Committee (NASC) came at a time when, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor analysis, 85% of California was categorized as...
  • Could NASA's 2015 budget leave Mars rover Opportunity high and dry?

    NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity recently passed its 10th anniversary exploring the Red Planet and embarked on what scientists called a brand new mission, but the trusty little rover’s funding has been thrust onto uncertain terrain. In the $17....
  • Ron Kaye: We're playing a game of national suicide

    Ron Kaye: We're playing a game of national suicide
    My favorite Halloween-week movie, promoted at a discount by Redbox, was "Daddy, I'm a Zombie," described as a coming-of-age film about an early teen named Dixie who turns into one of those living dead creatures that populate, along with vampires, so...
  • President Obama in L.A.: Streets to avoid on Day 2 of his visit

    Drivers beware: President Obama on Tuesday is scheduled to be crisscrossing the Los Angeles area as he hops from Mid-City to Glendale to Los Angeles International Airport. After stepping off Air Force One at LAX just after 5:30 p.m. Monday, the...
  • Autry's stage production explores Native American rights

    Autry's stage production explores Native American rights
    In "Stand-Off at HWY #37," Vickie Ramirez's deeply felt new play presented by Native Voices at the Autry National Center, a protest against a highway slated to cut across sovereign Indian land sparks issues of identity, cultural tradition, difficult...
  • Former WWII Women Airforce Service Pilot member speaks at FSHA

    Former WWII Women Airforce Service Pilot member speaks at FSHA
    The Tologs of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy welcomed a graduate of 1937 onto their campus on Wednesday, when Beverly Beesemyer arrived to speak. As a former WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot) who flew during World War II, Beesemyer was invited to...
  • Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient

    Schiff says planetary science funding insufficient
    Earlier this month, President Barack Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2015. The plan sets aside $1.28 billion for planetary exploration — an amount one elected official is calling a far cry from what will be...
  • L.A. Times editorial: France considers Armenian genocide bill

    L.A. Times editorial: France considers Armenian genocide bill
    The killing of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 was an act of genocide. The Holocaust was a fact. Yet Americans are free to deny the reality of either — or make outlandish assertions of all kinds — without facing...