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By Mark Kellam mark.kellam@latimes.com | December 18, 2011
A federal appeals court will rehear a challenge to a California law that has resulted in lawsuits against insurance companies on behalf of victims of the Armenian Genocide. The state law, passed in 2000, extends the statute of limitations for life insurance claims that were never paid out to descendants of Armenian Genocide victims. California residents originally were given a deadline of Dec. 31, 2010, but legislation introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) extended it to Dec. 31, 2016.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 21, 2013
At the first Glendale Unified school board election forum of the season Wednesday night, candidates discussed districtwide diversity, language programs and commemorating the Armenian genocide. About 20 people attended the event hosted and televised by the Glendale chapter of the Armenian National Committee. All candidates said they supported making April 24 - the day commemorating the Armenian genocide - a non-instructional day, effectively giving students the day off while district staff and teachers work on professional development and other matters.
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By Mary O'Keefe | April 20, 2007
On April 24 people throughout the world will be commemorating the genocide of the Armenian people that occurred during World War I. Solemn religious and civil ceremonies will connect those who survived the tragedy with those who will keep its memory alive. In 1915, the Young Turk, a political faction of the Ottoman Empire, sought the creation of a new Turkish state extending into Central Asia. Within the empire was an ideology to create a homogenous Turkish state called "Pan Turkism."
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 22, 2014
During a somber, yet celebratory event, Glendale students performed songs and dances as well as read poems during the 13th annual commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Monday night that brought hundreds of people to Glendale High. After Glendale High's a capella choir performed the national anthems of the United States and Armenia, Glendale Unified Supt. Dick Sheehan introduced a documentary clip produced by former L.A. educator Kay Mouradian, which shares a personal account of the genocide.
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April 25, 2013
For the first time, a Turkish scholar addressed a crowd of more than 1,400 people at the city's annual event to commemorate the genocide of about 1.5 million people in 1915 by Ottoman Turks, a tragedy still denied by modern-day Turkey 98 years later. "The principle was not giving the Armenians not even a single inch," said Umit Kurt, a Turkish scholar at Clark University, as he discussed how the Ottoman Empire deported Armenians before the genocide began and sold their property. PHOTOS: Annual Armenian genocide commemoration at Alex Theatre Although initial laws regarding the abandoned property seem to require Armenians be reimbursed at a later date, that never came to fruition, Kurt said before the sold-out crowd at the Alex Theatre Wednesday evening.
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May 5, 2012
The L.A. County Democratic Party recently passed a resolution to ask the California Democratic Party to endorse efforts to educate its members about the Armenian Genocide and reject efforts to deny the crime. The resolution was authored by the Southern California Armenian Democrats, which has many local members. It received widespread support on its way to the county party's executive committee. The vote came on the eve of the 97th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, in which 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks.
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April 20, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Saturday, April 19. The high is expected to reach 73 and low 57 in the Burbank area.  These are some of the top headlines from your region :  ICYMI: The 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be commemorated over the next several days  with events planned in Glendale, Pasadena, Hollywood and the Los Angeles area. Burbank police raised roughly $2,500 for the Special Olympics on Thursday by waiting on tables and serving food at the annual “Tip-A-Cop” event, officials said.
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April 19, 2014
Good morning, 818 readers. Today is Saturday, April 19. The high is expected to reach 73 and low 57 in the Burbank area.  These are some of the top headlines from your region :  Longtime area restaurant Ernie Jr.'s will close on Saturday . Many lifelong fans are flocking to the eatery for their last chance.    The 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be commemorated over the next several days  ...
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By Christopher Cadelago | June 17, 2010
As U.S. lawmakers continue to take Turkey to task for its support of an aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip, Rep. Adam Schiff is seizing on the discontent to garner more support for his long-stalled resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide. Fear of angering Turkey, a strategic military ally in the Middle East, has long stood in the way of Congress officially recognizing the 1915 massacre of 1.5 million Armenians at the hand of Ottoman Turks as genocide. But since Turkey has refused to back down from efforts to send supplies to Israel’s Gaza Strip, a new crop of U.S. lawmakers say they may now support the Affirmation of the U.S. Record on the Armenian Genocide.
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August 2, 2000
Joyce Rudolph PASADENA -- The Pasadena Symphony on Saturday will present the first summertime edition of its free, hands-on "Musical Circus" for children, featuring the Karapetyan String Quartet, an Armenian ensemble. The event will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St. A musical petting zoo kicks off the event, geared to ages 10 and under. Youngsters can toot flutes, trumpets, baritone horns and trombones, pluck violins and cellos and bang on percussion instruments.
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