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  • 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....
  • Schiff presses for transfer of military aircraft to Forest Service for firefighting help

    Schiff presses for transfer of military aircraft to Forest Service for firefighting help
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and nearly a dozen other members of Congress this week asked for an update from the Department of Defense on sending surplus military aircraft to the U.S. Forest Service, aircraft that could assist in fighting wildfires....
  • Glendale schools to take April 24 off

    Glendale Unified students and teachers will have next April 24 off in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, following an agreement signed by school officials and the teachers union this week. Thousands of students of Armenian descent typically skip...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...