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By Dan Evans | September 2, 2012
The L'Eden Restaurant & Bar sits on the corner of Tampa and Madison streets in downtown Tampa, about five blocks away from where the Republican National Convention was held this week. The owner and executive chef, Gerard Jamgotchian, sat down with me on Thursday in his nearly empty establishment. “Business has been terrible, just terrible,” he said as two-dozen khaki-clad police officers walked by the large picture windows. “There is no access, no parking.” Jamgotchian, whose grandparents fled the Armenian Genocide near the turn of the century, is from Marseille, France.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | July 13, 2012
While students take a break from their studies, local history teachers are using the summer holiday to brush up on a particularly relevant chapter in history. Working in conjunction with Facing History and Ourselves , an international education organization that seeks to address modern-day moral dilemmas using lessons from the past, Glendale Unified is hosting a five-day seminar examining the historical implications of the Armenian genocide. “The fact that we are able to host this workshop is awesome,” said Nancy Witt, a teacher specialist who helped facilitate the event this week.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | June 12, 2012
About $2.1 million finally will be paid out from a compensation fund for descendants of Armenian Genocide victims that had been ensnared in litigation for more than a year. During a hearing Monday, U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder said if attorneys agree on the plan, checks to about 100 claimants should be cut. “Let's get that done sooner, rather than later,” she said. The deal on the payout, reached between a group of attorneys who have sparred over control and accounting of the fund, comes after the firm Holthouse, Carlin and Van Tright verified the claims.
NEWS
May 21, 2012
Fewer Armenian Americans are speaking the language of their native country, eroding the ability of the diaspora to preserve its culture, according to an expert at UCLA who addressed a conference organized at the Central Library on Saturday. Since 1970, the use of the Armenian language has decreased dramatically in all areas of diasporan life, including weddings, baptisms, schools and newspapers, said Hagop Gulludjian, a lecturer of Armenian studies at UCLA. Language is key to the survival of ethnic identity, particularly because the Armenian diaspora appears to be permanent, he added.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | May 15, 2012
The entrance of 60 Armenian Relief Society honorees clad in tricolor ribbons into the Glendale Hilton Hotel's Grand Ballroom inspired a standing ovation by the more than 500 guests attending the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA's Gala 2012 on April 27. Honorees were selected by their respective chapters in the society's Western USA region to be recognized for their excellence in service in categories including longtime member, financially supportive...
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | May 13, 2012
Glendale school board member Greg Krikorian, who is challenging Mike Gatto for the 43rd Assembly District seat in November, ramped up his campaign at a recent anti-genocide rally by appealing to the Armenian American vote with a fiery speech that has since been posted online. In his address to the crowd, Krikorian spoke in terms that appeared to limit his appeal to Armenian voters - a strategy used many times by candidates before him with limited success - by saying it was time to elect someone who “speaks for us” and that “one of our own represents our community.” In his speech outside Glendale Community College, which was posted on YouTube , Krikorian also pledges “to be the voice of American Armenians and to be the voice of Glendale - to be in touch with you.” Krikorian said he tailored his comments - which at times became excited and touched on the international geo-political trials of Armenia - for his audience at the candlelight vigil commemorating the Armenian genocide of 1915.
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By Zanku Armenian | May 7, 2012
It's a problem when the only news source that tells it like it is, with no holding back, is "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. " Watching the show is like a ritual of exposing the hypocrisy with the political leadership of our country. Republicans will claim that all the news on "The Daily Show" is pro-Democrat. But all you have to do is view Jon Stewart on a daily basis to see that he doesn't discriminate when it comes to exposing hypocrisy. Maybe that's why so many have come to be fans of the show.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 24, 2012
A new film school in Glendale has pledged to issue more than $17,000 worth of scholarships at the city's Man's Inhumanity to Man event on Thursday. The International Academy of Film and Television will award scholarships for summer classes to 15 people who enter a drawing at the event Thursday, according to an announcement released today. Now in its 11th year, Man's Inhumanity to Man focuses on various acts of crimes against humanity throughout the world's history, part of a series of city-sponsored events that center on the April 24 commemoration of the Armenian genocide.
NEWS
April 24, 2012
Thousands marched through Hollywood on Tuesday in observance of the 97th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian genocide and to call on the Turkish government to recognize the  deaths of about 1.5 million people. The march was organized by the Unified Young Armenians. Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Lamont Garrett said about 4,500 demonstrators participated, with many carrying Armenian flags and banners as they marched down Sunset and Hollywood boulevards. At the end of the route, near Hobart and Sunset boulevards, speakers made remarks to the crowd before they moved on toward the Turkish consulate for another demonstration.
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