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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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Armenian schools vandalized overnight

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Glendale, CA, January 29th, 3.00 PM – The Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High School and the AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School, in Encino and Canoga Park respectively, were vandalized overnight, in what police are calling a hate incident and a hate crime, after school officials reported Turkish flags hanging on campus, Asbarez reported today.According to the source, police have been called at both campuses and are investigating, and all precaution has been taken to ensure safety of the schools. Board of Regents has been in contact with all school principals updating them regularly.The Armenian Genocide Committee is investigating the situation. A news conference is going to be held at 5 PM at Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High School. ANCA Glendale will keep you updated as soon as we have…

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ANCA Glendale Strives to Create the Most Inclusive and Safe Learning Environment for Hoover HS Students

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Glendale, CA – GUSD Superintendent Dr. Winfred B Robertson, Jr. together with the ANCA Glendale has recently released the following invitation to Hoover High School parents and students: “The GUSD Board, superintendent and administration are committed to fostering physically and emotionally safe campuses for all students. The Glendale ANCA in partnership with the GUSD wants you to be involved as we strive to create the most inclusive and safe learning environment for your student. Please accept this invitation to attend and participate on Hoover High School’s’ “Purple Ribbon” Committee. The Purple Ribbon committee is phase two of our Strategic Listening Sessions and will comprise of teacher, student, administrator, parent and civic organization stakeholders. The purpose of the Purple Ribbon committee is to build a stronger…

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ANCA Efforts Help Pass Local City Measures

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GLENDALE, CA – According to final precincts reporting, Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena city voters all approved to increase the city’s sales tax to 10.25% from 9.5%. In Burbank, Measure P, the “Burbank Infrastructure and Community Services Protection Measure” passed with 60.02 percent (16,039) in favor and 39.98 percent (10,685) opposing it. In Glendale, Measure S, also referred to as the “Glendale Quality of Life & Essential Services Measure,” passed with 53.04 percent (19,964) voting in favor and 46.96 percent (17,672) opposing it. And Measure I for Pasadena passed with 67.68 percent (22,291) in favor and 32,32 percent (10,645) opposing it. The ANCA Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena Chapters, who had all endorsed the measures in their respective cities, extend their gratitude to their supporters who voted in…

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