Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

Armenians of Tbilisi Can’t Even Light Candles

“We want to enter the Norashen Church to light candles, that’s our right, no?” says Mikayel Davtyan, an Armenian from Tiflis. “Every Sunday we go to the Norashen courtyard, it’s a meeting place for Armenians. Why can’t we go inside and light candles?” The Holy Mother of God Church in Norashen is one of the

ANC-WR Congratulates Assembly Member Paul Krekorian

SACRAMENTO–The Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR) is pleased to welcome Assemblymember Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) to his new post as Assistant Majority Floor Leader of the California State Assembly. The post is the third-ranking leadership position in the Assembly after Speaker of the Assembly Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) who appointed Krekorian on December 2,

Meandering Musings

It’s been a strange week, from hope and death to irritation and joy. Attending Vahig Gourjian’s funeral was something. There was a justly deserved huge turnout. Unfortunately, another memorial probably interfered with the attendance of some others of his earlier coworkers. Vahig was good, except the smoking that hurt him. One story I remember him

ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Elsa Menounou

LOS ANGELES ‘s As a community and government affairs intern with the Armenian National Committee-Western Region’s Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Elsa Menounou is developing a variety of skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience. Her projects include investigating what is being taught in California high schools regarding the Armenian genocide and raising general public awareness of

New Generation of Activists are Born at Annual ANC-WR Banquet

LOS ANGELES–When 11 year old Zareh Kaloustian approached his parents last month to ask if he could attend the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region’s (ANC-WR) annual banquet, they were not surprised. Zareh had heard that the banquet would be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and wanted to join

ANC Intern Giallouri Joins Asbarez Team

LOS ANGELES–An extern for the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s Autumn 2008 Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP) with Asbarez Daily Newspaper, Thora Giallouri is excited to be working on several feature articles covering the Armenian community and current issues. She is also assisting the Asbarez staff in developing new components for the paper. "I joined

ANCA-WR Pleased with CA Assembly, Senate Election Results

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) congratulates all reelected and newly elected members of California– State Assembly and Senate. With several dozen supporters returning and many friends new to the legislature heading to Sacramento next month, ANCA-WR community advocates throughout the state look forward to working swiftly with its state

Rep. Schiff Visits Asbarez

LITTLE ARMENIA–Rep. Adam Schiff (D-29) visited Asbarez and Horizon offices hours after he cast his ballot on Election Day. Schiff was given a tour of the facilities and met with editorial and business staff members. After a conversation with Armenian and English editors Apo Boghikian and Ara Khachatourian, as well as local Armenian National Committee

Nishanian Sharpens PR Skills at ANC

LOS ANGELES–As one of four participants in the 2008 Autumn Session of the Armenian National Committee-Western Region’s Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Anna Maria Nishanian is looking forward to developing valuable skills, knowledge and experience within the field of public and media relations. In addition to building relationships, Nishanian looks forward to writing articles and press