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Pasadena ANC Introduces New Chief of Police To Community

With more than 100 community members in attendance, the Pasadena Armenian National Committee hosted an informative town hall meeting on August 18th with the city’s new Chief of Police Phillip L. Sanchez. Among those in attendance were representatives of the local chapters of the Armenian Youth Federation, Homenetmen, Hamazkayin, Armenian Relief Society, Armenian Cultural Foundation, Armenian Council on Aging, Saint Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, the Pasadena Armenian Police Advisory Council and over a dozen local business leaders.

A One-Legged Climb to Top of Mt. Ararat

Alexan Bayanduryan, 34, made the strenuous climb to the summit of Mt. Ararat on August 4 on one leg and a pair of crutches as part of an international expedition. Armenian American Varuzhan Amirhanian from the Pyunic Union for the Disabled joined and assisted Bayanduryan, whose climb up Mt. Ararat came after three years of training.