The News-Press has always been an important vehicle for information in Glendale because of its focused coverage of the local news. That's why it was curious that the paper's Los Angeles-based opinion columnist would use the News-Press to write a conspiracy theory attack piece about a Los Angeles City Council race in Hollywood ("Brains, talent, too much ambition," Ron Kaye, May 19). Apparently, your columnist believes that if a story somehow involves Armenians, well, that must be a good enough reason to write about it in a Glendale paper.
The writer's assumption that all Armenian-Americans are expected to act and think and vote in one way is the kind of casual bigotry that the people of Glendale have been working so hard to rise above. It is disappointing that the News-Press took a step backward by publishing this screed after so much progress has been made by so many.
In the Hollywood race, I along with many other community leaders, Armenian and non-Armenian, endorsed John Choi, a good man who would have been a good council member. Other Armenian Americans supported Mitch O'Farrell, also a good man whom I'm sure will represent his district well. How that difference in opinion is "divisive" or amounts to a controversy is beyond me.