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ANCA Glendale to Honor Archpriest Vazken Atmajian

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GLENDALE— The ANCA Glendale annual Award and Appreciation Gala will take place on Sunday, August 25 at Renaissance Banquet Hall in Glendale. Born in 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon, Archpriest Vazken Atmajian was dedicated to serving the Armenian community. First as a scholar of Antelias Seminary, then as a member of the Lebanon Homenetmen family, and an altar boy in his hometown’s St. Sarkis Church, Archpriest Atmajian knew he was destined to serve his people. In 1984, he migrated to the United States with his family, where he settled in Los Angeles and attended Glendale Community College. Soon, he began to attend special courses of the priesthood program offered by the Western Prelacy. He married Anahid Jabourian in 1988 and was blessed with two children, Tamar…

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Blood Drive in Commemoration of 1.5 Million Armenians that Lost Their Lives during the Armenian Genocide in 1915

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Glendale – ANCA-Glendale hosted a community Blood Drive on Sunday, March 31. The Blood Drive took place at Glendale Youth Center and was dedicated to the 1.5 million Armenians that lost their lives during the Armenian Genocide. Every year, The ANCA-Glendale in partnership with the American Red Cross and several affiliated community-based organizations organize an annual blood drive to give blood to those in need and to commemorate the 1.5 million lives lost during the Armenian Genocide in 1915. According to the American Red Cross, less than 2 to 3 percent of the eligible donors in Southern California donate blood. One pint of blood can save up to 3 lives and about every two second someone needs a blood transfusion. “Your drive was fabulous! We…

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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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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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ANCA-WR Issues General Election Endorsements

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GLENDALE, CA – The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region released this week its list endorsements for the upcoming November 6 General Election. As a reminder, polls will open at 7am and close at 8pm in California. California residents should visit http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ for questions or may call the ANCA-WR office at 818-500-1918 for more information. The deadline to register to vote for the November general election is October 22, 2018. Voters may request vote-by-mail ballots before October 30, 2018. To review the ANCA Congressional Endorsements, visit: https://anca.org/anca-congressional-endorsements-2018/ To review the ANCA Congressional Report Cards, visit: https://anca.org/report-card. The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network…

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