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July 13, 2000
Paul Krekorian Throughout his career in public service, state Sen. Adam Schiff has put the interests of his constituents first. In representing our diverse community, Sen. Schiff fights for justice and opportunity for all, and responsibility from all -- values that bring us together instead of dividing us. When he recently stood up for constituents who have been victimized by genocide and then deprived of life-insurance benefits,...
NEWS
June 26, 2000
Judy Seckler DOWNTOWN -- Spirits were high as the 60-member Hoover High Armenian Club celebrated a year filled with activities and accomplishments at its year-end banquet Friday evening at the Verdugo Hills Country Club. "We wanted to have a party so we could finish off the year and sum it up," club treasurer Anait Zakaryan said. "Everything turned out how we planned. We received a lot of support and donations for the wonderful trophies and centerpieces."
NEWS
March 13, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta WALK ON Dario Frommer's shoes better be made for walking. Even as he celebrated his victory over challengers Paul Krekorian and John Hisserich in the race to become the Democratic candidate the 43rd state Assembly District, Frommer made no plans to take a break from walking precincts. Campaign consultant David Rolf wasn't ready to give him a break either. "He gets to stop walking when he's introduced himself to 170,000 voters," Rolf joked.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | June 9, 2010
Despite being behind by more than 6,000 votes, Republican Sunder Ramani will wait for outstanding absentee ballots to be counted before making a decision on conceding the 43rd Assembly District race to Democrat Mike Gatto, a campaign spokesman said. Gatto won nearly 60% of the vote in Tuesday’s special election to fill the vacant seat until the general election on Nov. 2, according to preliminary results from the Los Angeles County registrar. But on Wednesday, John Thomas, Ramani’s campaign manager, said he had been notified that at least 5,000 late absentee ballots and an unknown amount of provisional ballots had yet to be counted.
NEWS
By Paul Krekorian | May 24, 2013
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.
NEWS
January 14, 2000
Robert Shaffer Democrats in the 43rd Assembly District will have three candidates to choose from come March 7. If they don't kill each other first. The trio -- Dario Frommer, John Hisserich and Paul Krekorian -- are campaigning to succeed Democrat Scott Wildman, Glendale's representative in the Assembly since 1996. The race has been cordial, but the debate hasn't all centered on interesting things like how to keep HMOs from killing people and how to educate children who don't know their ABCs in the 12th grade.
NEWS
March 21, 2008
As California?s legislators wrangle over the state?s multibillion-dollar deficit, Paul Krekorian, who lives in Burbank and has an office in Glendale, continues to work toward the passage of legislation he hopes will improve public safety, the environment and health for the area and the state. Driven by his desire for safer streets, Krekorian introduced Assembly Bill 2669, which would increase penalties for those caught speeding and street-racing. ?There have been several traffic fatalities in Glendale and I know that there is a problem with street racing on Glenoaks [Boulevard]
NEWS
May 18, 2013
In the costliest and most vicious City Council race of the Los Angeles election season, the battle for Hollywood has shattered beliefs about Armenian solidarity, with Paul Krekorian's role seen as causing deep rifts in the community. Little Armenia in East Hollywood is a key battleground area where Krekorian's endorsement of labor union darling John Choi and the heavy-handed tactics that are being employed against Mitch O'Farrell, a popular council staffer, have enraged many local community leaders.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | April 21, 2010
Glendale school board member Nayiri Nahabedian has ended her campaign for state Assembly a week after losing by a 10% margin in a special primary election last week, her consultant said Tuesday. Although her loss April 13 knocked her out of a special June 8 runoff contest, Nahabedian could have competed in another primary for the same seat — also to be held June 8 — ahead of the Nov. 2 general election. But after conversations with Assembly Speaker John Perez and Democrat Mike Gatto, who won the primary last week, Nahabedian decided to end her election bid, said Paul Mitchell, a Sacramento-based consultant for her campaign.
NEWS
March 2, 2000
Robert Shaffer GLENDALE -- John Hisserich has lived in what now makes up the 43rd Assembly District for 33 years. The Silver Lake resident has lived in the same house for 18 years. Still, he doesn't see what all the fuss over carpetbagging among his primary opponents in the district is all about. "Having lived here a long time gives you a better feel for who lives here, but I'm not focused on it," he said. "I think substance on the issues and real work are more important."
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NEWS
By William Bairamian | November 14, 2013
Ever since Councilman Zareh Sinanyan admitted to making racist comments , there has been a chorus of individuals at the ready to remind us of his transgression. The latest, Grey James, in calling Sinanyan a “confessed racist,” has implored the City Council to propagate an anti-hate proclamation . His comments need some Glendale history for context. James says that Glendale supports hate speech and he's right, though perhaps not in the way that he thought. Armenophobia - fear or dislike of, or racism against Armenians - has been part of the lives of Armenians in this city for decades.
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NEWS
May 31, 2013
The meeting started late and it started badly, with a 10-minute argument about approving the minutes of the last meeting. Then it headed downhill. Issues that were raised were sent to committees for further study, though no one was quite sure which members were on them or when they would be able to meet. Welcome to the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments - a three-year-old coalition that was supposed to finally, belatedly, bring the cities of Glendale, Burbank, San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Los Angeles together to develop plans and raise funds to solve transportation and other regional problems like every other part of the county has been doing for so long.
NEWS
By Paul Krekorian | May 24, 2013
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.
NEWS
May 18, 2013
In the costliest and most vicious City Council race of the Los Angeles election season, the battle for Hollywood has shattered beliefs about Armenian solidarity, with Paul Krekorian's role seen as causing deep rifts in the community. Little Armenia in East Hollywood is a key battleground area where Krekorian's endorsement of labor union darling John Choi and the heavy-handed tactics that are being employed against Mitch O'Farrell, a popular council staffer, have enraged many local community leaders.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken | June 9, 2010
Despite being behind by more than 6,000 votes, Republican Sunder Ramani will wait for outstanding absentee ballots to be counted before making a decision on conceding the 43rd Assembly District race to Democrat Mike Gatto, a campaign spokesman said. Gatto won nearly 60% of the vote in Tuesday’s special election to fill the vacant seat until the general election on Nov. 2, according to preliminary results from the Los Angeles County registrar. But on Wednesday, John Thomas, Ramani’s campaign manager, said he had been notified that at least 5,000 late absentee ballots and an unknown amount of provisional ballots had yet to be counted.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | April 21, 2010
Glendale school board member Nayiri Nahabedian has ended her campaign for state Assembly a week after losing by a 10% margin in a special primary election last week, her consultant said Tuesday. Although her loss April 13 knocked her out of a special June 8 runoff contest, Nahabedian could have competed in another primary for the same seat — also to be held June 8 — ahead of the Nov. 2 general election. But after conversations with Assembly Speaker John Perez and Democrat Mike Gatto, who won the primary last week, Nahabedian decided to end her election bid, said Paul Mitchell, a Sacramento-based consultant for her campaign.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | December 30, 2009
At least three candidates have publicly stated their intents to replace Assemblyman Paul Krekorian (D-Los Angeles), with a fourth weighing a decision to jump into the race. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has yet to call a special election to fill the seat, but the date could be set for as early as April. It could also be tied in with a statewide election June 8. Krekorian, who won an election for a seat on the Los Angeles City Council, will vacate his Assembly post Monday and will be sworn in at L.A. City Hall on Tuesday.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | December 9, 2009
Assemblyman Paul Krekorian (D-Los Angeles) is on his way to the Los Angeles City Council after being elected by a double-digit margin Tuesday, a shift that has set the stage for what is expected to be a contentious special election to fill his Sacramento seat. Krekorian earned 57% of the 19,170 votes cast, defeating former Paramount Pictures executive Christine Essel, who won more than 43% of voters. His win came despite record-setting spending in support of Essel, who was backed by a total of more than $1.8 million, compared with the $746,653 spent on Krekorian’s behalf, according to the most recent financial disclosures from the Los Angeles Ethics Commission.
LOCAL
By Marie Danielian | July 30, 2009
Dear Jane Barnett, Since you lost to Paul Krekorian in the 2008 elections, I understand your biased negativity toward the assembly member (“Lawmaker should resign for the voters,” July 18). Krekorian has not only been beneficial to our community, but also a necessary member of our state’s bureaucracy. Krekorian is notably respected in the 43rd Assembly District, and in California. He is known for his reputable and acclaimed political activism, undeserving of your unmerited insinuations.
NEWS
July 22, 2009
Democratic Assemblyman Paul Krekorian has come under fire from critics of state government and constituents who say he should step down while he runs for another office. He is campaigning for a seat on the Los Angeles City Council and has already garnered some endorsements, including that of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. Krekorian’s supporters have celebrated his efforts on legislation to promote in-state film and television projects and to increase green energy production.
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