June 11, 2013
An allotment of Armenian books and cultural artifacts linked to the country's history and diaspora following the 1915 genocide will debut at UCLA in the first permanent research program of its kind at any major American university dedicated to Armenian archaeology and ethnography. The collection was given to UCLA with a $2-million gift from Zaruhy Sara Chitjian to establish a research program that will serve as a major resource for scholars around the world on Armenia's cultural heritage, stakeholders announced this week.
February 3, 2010
GLENDALE -- Dietrich Riley will be playing his college football home games not far from where he terrorized opponents at St. Francis High after he announed his intent to play for UCLA in the fall on Wednesday, National Signing Day. During an interview on ESPNU's live broadcast from the ESPN Studios in downtown Los Angeles, Riley, the 10th-ranked safety and 108th overall-ranked high school prospect, paused for effect before pulling out and donning...
April 25, 2013
A scheduled arraignment for a Hoover High standout and former UCLA water polo accused of rape ended anticlimactically Thursday with no charges being filed, though prosecutors said that may yet change. Hakop Jack Kaplanyan, a redshirt freshman, was suspended from UCLA after his arrest earlier this month. "All we can say is the matter is under review for filing consideration," said Shiara Davila-Morales, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles District Attorney's office. Kaplanyan, who is at home in Glendale and out on $200,000 bail, said the future of the case is uncertain.
December 11, 1999
Jim Riggio GLENDALE-- Seniors Pete Vagenas and Nick Paneno were hoping their college soccer careers would extend one match further Friday night. But that dream ended just short of the their goal as the UCLA men's soccer team was defeated by Indiana University, 3-2, in four overtimes in the NCAA national semifinal Friday night at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Vagenas, who graduated from St. Francis High, and Paneno, who graduated from La Canada, both started for the Bruins.
July 22, 2000
Hamlet Nalbandyan GLENDALE -- The speculations were always there, and St. Francis High quarterback John Sciarra finally made it official Thursday. Sciarra has verbally committed to play football for UCLA, the same school that his father, John, and current coach Jim Bonds played for. Bonds played for the Bruins from 1988 to 1991. Sciarra's father starred at UCLA through 1972-1976. He led the Bruins to the 1976 Rose Bowl victory. Both were quarterbacks.
January 30, 2003
Hamlet Nalbandyan Michelle Greco (Crescenta Valley, 1998) redshirt senior guard, UCLA women's basketball: For the fourth time this season, the former Falcon standout was named UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the week, running her career total to six. Greco, who leads the Pacific-10 Conference in scoring with a 19.3 points-per-game clip, had a phenomenal week, averaging 25.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.5 steals in two games. Unfortunately for her, the rest of the Bruins struggled, losing both games.
May 1, 2003
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan As John Merrick walked behind a scattered group of onlookers Wednesday, he heard some information that put his mind at ease. UCLA men's golf Coach O.D. Vincent paced the 17th fairway with the junior, who was in the last group of the day, and told him that he led by at least five strokes. Vincent also had a little advice for Merrick. -- Team Rd 4 Total 1. UCLA 358 1,439 2. Arizona 362 1,466 3. Arizona State 356 1,475 4. Stanford 369 1,478 5. Washington 370 1,484 6. Oregon State 378 1,503 7. Oregon 376 1,504 8. California 364 1,505 9. USC 373 1,515 10. Washington State 376 1,519 -- -- Name Rd 4 Total 1. John Merrick, UCLA 63 276 2. Jim Seki, Stanford 73 286 2. Brady Stockton, ASU 69 286 4. Ricky Barnes, Arizona 69 288 -- -- Name Rd 4 Total 4. Alejandro Canizares, ASU 69 288 6. Cameron MacKenzie, OSU 75 289 6. Peter Tomasulo, Cal 70 289 8. Steve Conway, UCLA 75 290 -- "I told him to finish it in style," the first-year coach said.