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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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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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