| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:50 PM
The young children had just celebrated their first communion and had gathered on the lawn of the Tujunga home of John Steven McGroarty, California’s Poet Laureate, to have their picture taken.
McGroarty, an important figure in the history of...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:07 PM
While browsing in an antique shop in Oregon last summer, a tiny, glass bottle filled with grains of rice caught my eye. I picked it up and read the label. “The daily ration for 750 children in 1 Near East [Armenian] Relief Orphanage is 40 pounds...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Later this year, Mashdots College President Garbis Der Yeghiayan will take nearly 30 people to visit historic Western Armenia — which now lies within Turkey’s boarders — on a pilgrimage that leads Armenian descendents back to their...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A Glendale technology company has launched a lifestyle application for Apple smartphones designed in the United States, but with much of its development and coding done by workers in Armenia.
The Inlight App, aimed at women, provides mobile access to...
| Jan 19, 2014
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Sevan Kabakian moved with his wife and children, who were all born in Glendale, to Armenia with a plan.
The couple knew where they’d enroll their three children in school. They knew Kabakian would have a job — working for Birthright Armenia,...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Early on Saturday morning, Alen Gharibian put on a helmet and stood over his bicycle, ready to go on a ride over a trail in Glendale.
He was in the company of more than 100 neighbors and family friends, all of whom supported a cause initiated by a...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
A Glendale resident called on the City Council this week to adopt a proclamation against all hate speech, hate crimes and bullying in the city in response to the silence that's followed Councilman Zareh Sinanyan's apology for writing threatening and...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Vic Darchinyan has been, is, and always will be a loud trash-talker.
He's flung insults at his opponents, calling one foe a coward for refusing to stand toe-to-toe with him in the center of the boxing ring. He's said that one of his counterparts had been...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Five Glendale police officers, including a sergeant involved in an ongoing federal discrimination lawsuit against the Police Department, were promoted Wednesday to higher-ranking positions.
Sgts. Tigran Topadzhikyan and John Gilkerson as well as Officers...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Councilman Ara Najarian tried to put the brakes on funding Tuesday for research into a water contaminant impacting Glendale groundwater, but the majority of the council voted to approve spending another roughly $600,000 on a project that has cost more...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Georgia -- the nation in the South Caucasus -- has been a rising star in world cinema in the past few years, and at the Locarno Film Festival it is the focus of the Open Doors co-production forum, along with neighboring states Armenia and Azerbaijan....