ANCA-Glendale Begins Candidate Review Process for Municipal Elections

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The ANCA-Glendale Board of Directors plans to hold meetings with all interested candidates in order to assess their capability and willingness to serve our community. At the conclusion of the interview process, ANCA-Glendale will announce the list of endorsed candidates. “We aim to support candidates who truly reflect the best interest of the city of Glendale,” said ANCA-Glendale Chairperson Lucy Petrosian. “Transparency and accountability are paramount in this process and we look forward to sharing our findings with the community at large.” ANCA Glendale encourages all candidates to send their meeting requests to admin@ancaglendale.org. ANCA Glendale advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the city’s Armenian American community and promotes increased civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.

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Graffiti on the wall of the Armenian American Council on Aging building

Asbarez: Armenian Council on Aging Building Vandalized with Racist Graffiti

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Incident Being Treated as a Hate Crime Members of the Armenian American Council of Aging on Thursday discovered anti-Armenian graffiti sprayed on the organization’s building on 407 E Colorado Street in Glendale. The incident apparently took place overnight. “Death to Armenians. Trump say [sic] leave now,” read the graffiti on the building wall. Glendale Police Department told Asbarez that it is classifying the incident as a hate crime. “When we have something that is so blatant we usually classify it as a hate crime,” said Sergeant Dan Suttles, a public information officer at Glendale Police Department. “We are looking into multiple graffiti markings in the area, with similar writing,” explained Suttles. “There have been derogatory writings about every race, sex and religion [in the vicinity]….

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Asbarez News: ANCA-Glendale’s 2019 Gala Honors Community Members, Organizations

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ANCA-Glendale’s 2019 Gala Honors Community Members, Organization (2019, September 18), Asbarez Newspaper.  GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale Chapter recently held its 2019 Award and Appreciation Gala. The purpose of the gala is to celebrate and highlight the work and achievements of distinguished individuals and local organizations that have made considerable contributions to the betterment of our community, and the City of Glendale. The 2019 Gala was a success, with almost 400 guests in attendance, including: Senator Anthony Portantino, Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Glendale City Mayor Ara Najarian, Councilmembers Vartan Gharpetian, Paula Devine and Vrej Agajanian, City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian, Assistant City Manager Roubik Gholanian, department heads and numerous commissioners; representatives from the offices of Congressman Adam Schiff and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn…

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Statement in response to the recent incident involving the Mayor and a Glendale City Councilmember at a Royal Canyon Property Owners Association event

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GLENDALE, CA (September 16, 2019) – The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale Chapter (ANCA-Glendale) is gravely concerned about an incident that occurred at a Royal Canyon Property Owners Association (RCPOA) event on September 8, 2019 where City of Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian and City Councilmember Vartan Gharpetian were asked to leave RCPOA’s Summer Social event citing it was a “non-political” and “members-only” event. The overall poor treatment of two councilmembers of Armenian descent appears to be disrespectful at best and perhaps discriminatory at its worst. This type of treatment of any Glendale resident, much less elected representatives of our city, should be a matter of concern to all residents of our city. Implicit or explicit acts of discrimination are unacceptable and must always…

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ANCA Glendale to Honor Lena Kortoshian

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GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale will host its annual Award and Appreciation Gala, during which Lena Kortoshian will be awarded the ANCA Glendale Community Service Award. The gala will take place on Sunday, August 25 at Renaissance Banquet Hall in Glendale. The gala is an opportunity for ANCA – Glendale to honor remarkable individuals and local organizations for their notable achievements and commitments to the betterment of the Glendale community. Lena Kortoshian will be honored for the dedication to raising the quality of life within our community, selfless contribution and service to the ongoing welfare of the community-at-large. Lena Kortoshian is an award winning Principal at Clark Magnet High School, a Science and Technology Magnet school in La Crescenta, California. Kortoshian graduated…

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ANCA Glendale to Honor YWCA of Glendale

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GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale will host its annual Award and Appreciation Gala, during which YWCA Glendale will be awarded the ANCA Glendale Maria Jacobson Humanitarian Award. The gala will take place on Sunday, August 25 at Renaissance Banquet Hall in Glendale. The gala is an opportunity for ANCA – Glendale to honor remarkable individuals and local organizations for their notable achievements and commitments to the betterment of the Glendale community. YWCA Glendale will be honored for its devotion to the welfare of humanity by eliminating the suffering and pain of the less fortunate throughout the United States. YWCA Glendale is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Its purpose is to ensure the…

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ANCA Glendale to Honor Asbarez with Hye Tahd Award

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GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale will host its annual Award and Appreciation Gala, where Asbarez Daily Newspaper will be honored with the Hye Tahd Award. Honoring remarkable individuals and organizations for their achievements and commitment to the betterment of the Glendale community, the gala will take place on Sunday, August 25, at Renaissance Banquet Hall in Glendale. The Armenian American daily newspaper will receive the Hye Tahd Award for its exemplary dedication, unwavering support and selfless contribution to the Armenian Cause and the betterment of the Armenian-American community in Glendale. Asbarez Newspaper began publication in August 1908 in Fresno as a weekly. After several successful decades the offices and publishing headquarters moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970’s. Asbarez primarily serves…

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ANCA Glendale to Honor the Armenian Youth Association of California

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GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale will host its annual Award and Appreciation Gala to honor remarkable individuals and local organizations for their notable achievements and commitment to the betterment of the Glendale community. The gala will take place on Sunday, August 25, at Renaissance Banquet Hall in Glendale. Among this year’s nominees is the Armenian Youth Association of California that will be awarded the Woodrow Wilson Public Service Award for its dedication in serving the public and going above and beyond the call of duty to promote democracy and social equality in Glendale. The Armenian Youth Association of California established on August 30, 1991, is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to promote Armenian culture and values related to literacy, dance, recreational opportunities, and…

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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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