Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

Independence Day Festival in Little Armenia Draws Thousands

Thousands of members of the Southern California Armenian community attended the 4th Annual Armenian Independence Day Festival in Little Armenian. This year’s Festival was once again sponsored by California State Assemblymember Kevin de Leon and LA City Council President Eric Garcetti, and much support was given by Assemblymember Paul Krekorian and California State Assembly member Mike Feuer.

Top Congressional Leader Xavier Becerra Briefs Community on Key Issues

The Armenian National Committee – Western Region (ANC-WR) hosted, along with the American Hellenic Council (AHC) and the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA), an educational issues briefing with Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-31) on May 27, 2009 at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles. This event was part of the ANC-WR’s Leadership Speaker Series and offered attendees and key community leaders an opportunity to closely interact with a high-ranking official of the United States House of Representatives.

Genocide Awareness Act Moves to California Senate Floor for Vote

Senate Bill 234 (SB 234), authored by California Senator Mark Wyland (R-northern San Diego County) is now on its way to the full Senate floor for consideration. Known as the “Genocide Awareness Act”, the bill instructs the California State Curriculum Commission to consider the inclusion of an oral history component in its already mandated genocide education curriculum.