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  • Glendale schools to take April 24 off

    Glendale Unified students and teachers will have next April 24 off in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, following an agreement signed by school officials and the teachers union this week. Thousands of students of Armenian descent typically skip...
  • Schiff introduces Genocide resolution, again

    Schiff introduces Genocide resolution, again
    In what has become an annual exercise, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) this week introduced a House resolution calling on the U.S. to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide, in which roughly 1.5 million Armenians were massacred by Ottoman Turks from 1915...
  • News-Press Editorial: Tending the flame of genocide's victims

    Those tending the flame of those who perished in the Armenian Genocide had a bit of a mixed bag this week. In happy news, Glendale Unified and its teachers' union agreed to make April 24 — the day that commemorates the horror — an official day...
  • Again, Rep. Schiff urges Obama to officially recognize Armenian genocide

    Again, Rep. Schiff urges Obama to officially recognize Armenian genocide
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday once again called on President Obama to officially recognize the Armenian genocide of 1915 – a request that for years has gone unfulfilled amid political pressure from a key NATO ally, Turkey.  The...
  • Armenian genocide commemoration events scheduled citywide

    Several events commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian genocide will be held in Glendale over the next several days. The genocide resulted in the murder of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks from 1915 to 1918. The main local...
  • Video: Why should President Obama recognize the Armenian genocide?

    Video: Why should President Obama recognize the Armenian genocide?
    Glendale Community College students were given a white board, pen and a chance to send President Obama a message.  In one photo, Glendale locals answered one question: Why should the president officially recognize the Armenian genocide? Lori...
  • Residents have eyes on Sinanyan

    I read with some skepticism of Zareh Sinanyan’s change of heart in the matter of the disparaging YouTube comments he had made a few years ago (Zareh Sinanyan admits racist remarks, expresses regret,” Ron Kaye, April 21). I am glad he finally...
  • Genocide victims remembered at Burbank City Hall

    Genocide victims remembered at Burbank City Hall
    More than 100 people gathered at Burbank City Hall Tuesday to commemorate the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust, which together claimed the lives of 7.5 million people. Descendants of Holocaust victims and survivors lit seven candles at the City...
  • Video: Schiff delivers speech on House floor in Armenian to honor genocide victims

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), lead sponsor of the Armenian genocide resolution in Congress, delivered his remarks in Armenian on the House floor Wednesday as he honored the 1.5 million Armenians who were massacred in 1915 at the hands of Ottoman Turks....
  • Start the Presses: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

    Start the Presses: Remembering the Armenian Genocide
    Each year Armenians worldwide commemorate the murder of 1.5 million of their ancestors by what was then the Ottoman Empire in the time around World War I. Each year, the United States government – fearing the backlash of Turkish rulers – fails...
  • Armenians march, demonstrate in L.A. to protest genocide denial

    Armenians march, demonstrate in L.A. to protest genocide denial
    Thousands of Armenians chanted outside the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles Wednesday to commemorate the massacre of some 1.5 million of their ancestors 98 years ago -- a genocide that has yet to be officially recognized by the U.S. Chanting “We...
  • Anti-abortion candidate buys graphic ads on South Florida TV

    If you’re watching local TV news early in the morning in the next few days, tuning in to check the weather Saturday morning, or unwinding with Judge Mathis or Access Hollywood, get ready for a visual assault.Using federal election rules that give...