The Joint Legislative Audit Committee on Thursday approved a statewide audit of the Magnolia Science Academies of California, which runs 12 tax payer-funded charter schools in the state that have ties to the Gueln Institute, affiliated to the Turkish cleric Fettulah Gulen.
Match for Life, the annual Gala of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR), celebrated the 15th anniversary of the organization. More than 400 supporters, reflecting a cross section of the Los Angeles Armenian community and including church and community leaders, elected officials, and representatives of various health organizations, attended the jubilant event, which was held on the night of August 10, 2014, at the Glendale Hilton, in Glendale, California.
Armenian National Committee of America Eastern Region (ANCA ER) activists joined with leaders of the Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac communities to rally international support for ending targeted attacks against their brethren in Iraq and Syria during a peaceful protest held in front of the United Nations Headquarters.
On Friday, Metro Board members, along with state, county and city elected officials, and community, business and labor organizations gathered at the North Hollywood Orange Line station to announce their support for Thursday’s Metro vote to study the feasibility of: (1) creating a new light rail system on the Orange Line; and (2) connecting the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys.