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ANCA Glendale, St. Mary’s Church Host First Responders Appreciation Evening

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February 27, 2019 For Immediate Release Contact: ANCA Glendale office Tel.: (818) 243-3444 Email: admin@ancaglendale.org GLENDALE, CA — The Armenian National Committee of America-Glendale Chapter held an appreciation evening for the city’s first responders at Phoenicia Restaurant on February 20. The event was hosted by ANCA Glendale and St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church to recognize and honor the first responders of the Glendale Police and Fire departments and Emergency Medical Services. “It was a successful night as we showed our appreciation jointly with our local Armenian organizations to our first responders, for keeping Glendale one of the safest cities in the country,” said ANCA Glendale Co-Chair Ronnie Gharibian. “During the past several years, the ANCA Glendale, in collaboration with the city’s police and fire departments, has…

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GUSD seeks parent, employee, and community applicants to join Restorative Practices Advisory Task Force

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Glendale, CA – GUSD is seeking parent, employee, and community applicants to join their Restorative Practices Advisory Task Force and provide input on next steps for implementing Restorative Practices throughout the District. Members will be selected from a cross section of the District community. All potential members of the Task Force must have participated in foundational training in Restorative Practices. Learn more about the Task Force Complete an application Applications due by March 1 at 5:00 p.m. GUSD asks that all applicants bring a spirit of goodwill, an open mind, and a willingness to engage in collaboration, inquiry, and meaningful dialogue throughout the Task Force process. Task Force Composition In order to have broad representation of stakeholders, GUSD is seeking up to 21 members for the Task Force:…

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City Council Approves Ordinance Addressing Glendale’s Growing Housing Shortage

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Glendale, CA – On February 12, 2019, the Glendale City Council approved amendments to the Just Cause Eviction ordinance to address the growing shortage of and increasing demand for rental housing in the city of Glendale, Glendale City Department of Communications and Community Relations released a statement on February 14, 2019. According to the press release, the amendments take effect on March 14, 2019 and entitle tenants who meet certain requirements the right to a one-year written lease agreement option and relocation benefits. Among the many requirements of the ordinance: Landlords must offer tenants a written one-year lease on an annual basis where rental rates are set in the agreement and may only be increased once a year. Landlords must pay relocation benefits when a…

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FREE college classes at all of our GUSD high schools

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Glendale, CA – On February 7th, GUSD Career Technical Education department released a statement saying: “Glendale Unified School District Career Technical  Education (CTE) department in partnership with Glendale Community College is excited to offer FREE college classes at all of our GUSD high schools.  Students in grades 10-12 who are making satisfactory progress towards high school graduation are eligible to apply and enroll in FREE college classes.  ALL tuition fees are waived and students can earn both college and high school credits.  If your student is interested in enrolling in a college class, please contact GCC’s Welcome Center (818) 240-1000 For more information on how to apply and course offerings, see attached Dual Enrollment packet.  More information can also be found on the GCC dual enrollment website: www.glendale.edu/dual or the GUSD CTE website www.gusd.net/cte.”

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Silvio Lanzas Appointed as Glendale Fire Chief

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Glendale, CA – On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, the Glendale City Council confirmed the appointment of Silvio Lanzas to Fire Chief of the Glendale Fire Department. Chief Lanzas has been serving the Glendale community since December 2017 when he joined the department as its Deputy Fire Chief, Communications and Community Relations of the City of Glendale reported yesterday. On behalf of ANCA Glendale Board members and entire team we would like to congratulate the newly appointed Fire Chief Silvio Lanzas, wishing him the best of luck and looking forward to a prosperous and supportive relationship with each other to serve our community fully. For more information please visit: https://www.glendaleca.gov/Home/Components/News/News/6956/16?backlist=%2fgovernment%2fdepartments%2ffire-department

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GUSD Superintendent Released

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Glendale, CA –  On January 29, the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education at their Special Board Meeting released (by a vote of 3-2) Superintendent Dr. Winfred B. Roberson, Jr. from his existing contract without cause, effective immediately, pursuant to contract paragraph 11(c), GUSD Board of Education released a statement on January 30th. According to the source, Dr. Kelly King will take on the role of Interim Superintendent while the Board of Education searches for a permanent Superintendent. Dr. King has spent her 28-year career with GUSD, beginning as a teacher in 1990 and most recently serving as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services. “Our team will assist with a smooth transition and keep the district focused on the important work of educating our students….

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ANCA-WR Teams Up with L.A. County & Elections Officials for New Vote Center Community Meetings

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GLENDALE – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region recently announced that it will be partnering with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and other Elections officials to organize a series of Community Meetings in Glendale, Pasadena, and the Crescenta Valley to give residents the opportunity to discuss potential Vote Center locations to be placed within their neighborhoods in 2020.  The new vote centers are part of the new voting model set to be launched for the March 2020 Statewide Primary Election. The new voting model will utilize vote centers in compliance with the California Voter’s Choice Act passed in 2016. Vote Centers will offer an 11-day voting period in convenient and accessible locations within the County and allow all voters to visit any site in the County…

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Glendale Voters Pass Measure S

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GLENDALE – With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Measure S, also known as the Glendale Quality of Life & Essential Services Measure, passed with 54.43 percent voting yes and 45.57 percent voting no. The number of votes in favor of the measure was 27,444 while 22,978 were against. The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale Chapter would like to thank its supporters who turned out and helped pass Measure S. Measure S proposed a ¾-percent sales tax increase and is projected to raise about $30 million annually for a wide range of city services, including street repairs, affordable housing, parks and community centers, maintenance of police and fire station staff levels. As previously mentioned, the ANCA-Glendale Chapter Board held meetings prior to the vote…

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Glendale City Council Addressing the Subject of Rent Control

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Glendale, CA – Tuesday, November 13 at 6 PM, the Glendale City Council will be addressing the subject of rent control during their meeting. The meeting will take into consideration the previously held discussions on the consideration of an ordinance establishing a program of residential rent control/rent stabilization, which can be found here https://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/…/CC_HA_1113…/CC_8a_111318.pdf. Therefore, the ANCA Glendale Chapter urges all property owners, real estate agents, tenants, landlords, and all other members of the community interested in the matter to attend the Glendale City Council meeting to learn about the recent developments. The Glendale City Council meeting can also be watched live online: https://www.glendaleca.gov/…/managem…/gtv6/live-video-stream This meeting will be an essential factor in the final decision-making process for rent control by the Glendale City Council. 

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