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  • Gatto says frustration led to his comments

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) said Friday he regrets comments he made earlier in the week equating state Controller John Chiang’s decision to freeze lawmakers’ pay during the ongoing budget stalemate to creating a “Banana...
  • Intersections: The challenge of returning home

    The collapse of the Soviet Union, an energy crisis that followed, a devastating earthquake and a war with neighboring Azerbaijan has driven more citizens out of Armenia than officials would probably like to admit. While the waves of emigration continue,...
  • Schiff seeks to invest in Egypt, Tunisia firms

    President Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Armenia, John Heffern, is scheduled to come before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for questioning on Wednesday. Heffern is a career diplomat who now is the United States’ deputy chief of...
  • Intersections: A city's soul is in its people

    About 75 miles north of Armenia's capital sits a quiet town near the closed Turkish border named Gyumri. Few travelers venture here, a city bursting with history, hospitality, humor and — as is common in the Armenian story that spans eons —...
  • WPD teaching Armenian officers about community policing

    WPD teaching Armenian officers about community policing
    Imagine a police department that spends more time protecting the government than the people.  That's the reality for the country of Armenia.  But police officers there want that to change and are in Wichita asking for help.  They're here for three days to...
  • Community Center elects businessman Ara Aslanian as president

    Having dismissed its executive director and announced a search for her replacement, the board of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge has also put a new president in place. The board last week announced it had asked Megan Nordvedt to step down...
  • Intersections: It's water over the head

    A curious event that kids worldwide can only dream of has been taking place in Armenia for thousands of years: a nationwide water fight where you have free rein to dump water on the nearest friend or stranger without any repercussions. Known as...
  • Start the Presses: An audience with Aram I

    I truly love my job. It has provided me with numerous experiences that would have been laughably improbable, were it not for my position. This week marked another one of those occasions: I had a personal audience with a spiritual leader of the Armenian...
  • Turkey declines disaster assistance from Armenia, other nations

    As it continues to grapple with the aftermath of a massive earthquake, Turkey has declined disaster assistance from Armenia and Israel, two nations with which Ankara has strained relationships, according to Reuters. Ankara's rejection of most offers of...
  • Burbank police release photo of US Armenia Studios burglar

    Burbank police release photo of US Armenia Studios burglar
    Burbank police are searching for a man caught on videotape burglarizing US Armenia Studios last week on West Alameda Avenue. The man reportedly made off with cash, checks and iPod after breaking and entering the studio at 2727 W. Alameda Ave. at about 1:...
  • Intersections: Discovering the heart of Armenia

    On a mild summer day, itching to get out of Yerevan, I took a Soviet minibus known locally as a marshutka to the northern Armenian city of Vanadzor. After weeks in the congested capital, Vanadzor's lush landscapes, wide spaces and crisp air put me at...
  • City's white count rises, census says

    A spike in the number of people listed as white in Glendale says more about changing cultural identities than an actual demographic swing, experts say. According to the latest U.S. Census figures, even as Glendale’s total population has shrunk, the...