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  • Letter: Armenians have a right to their identity

    Am I entitled to know the original last names of my great-grandparents? The Genocide of 1915 abruptly uprooted the Armenian people from their ancestral homeland and effectively wiped out all traces of their identity. From Ani to Van, from Erzurum (Garin) to Sivas (Sepastia), churches, monasteries, schools, cultural centers, businesses and ancestral homes were demolished, culture was repressed and the freedom to remember what had happened was cruelly denied — as if to prove Armenians never existed in their ancestral lands. Orphaned children who were absorbed into Turkish and Kurdish families were deprived of their names and heritage, and dispossessed of all connections to their former lives.
  • Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

    Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races
    Both Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had resounding wins in their races to remain in office on Tuesday. With 100% of the precincts counted, Schiff received 69,944 votes, or 76%, in the U.S. 28th Congressional...

    Schiff: House Appropriations Committee OKs earthquake early-warning system

    The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted on Tuesday to include $5 million in the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 for an earthquake early-warning system. It’s the first time Congress has ever provided...

    Accounting of confiscated Turkish churches sought

    Armenian community leaders in Glendale and Burbank are cheering this week as a congressional bill that calls for an accounting of confiscated Christian churches, monasteries, and other religious properties in Turkey and their eventual return to their...

    Community: Remembering Vietnam War veterans

    Community: Remembering Vietnam War veterans
    The Don Jose Verdugo chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has installed a display about the Vietnam War at the Glendale Central Library to honor men and women who served and the families of those who did not return, including prisoners of...