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ANC Activist Authors Novel on The Armenian Genocide

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR) on Friday welcomed the release of the novel, Safe Harbor, a book which brings alive the story of loss and despair as a result of the Armenian Genocide.  Co-authored by ANC San Diego activist David Deranian, PhD and Leonard Howard, Safe Harbor explores family life in

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Armen Haghnazarian

BY ARA GHAZARIAN What began in 1961 as a modest student life in the historic city of Aachen, the resting place of Charlemagne and German kings, came full circle almost half a century later. Thousands of miles from his beloved Armenia, on February 19, as Armenians worldwide marked the St. Vartanants Day, Armen Haghnazarian, husband,

Community to Observe 94th Anniversary of Genocide in Montebello

Every year, the date April 24 symbolizes the premeditated Genocide perpetrated by Turkey against Armenians. As a consequence of the Genocide, not only did 1.5 million innocent Armenians lose their lives, but an incalculable economic and cultural legacy was lost as well. Most importantly, however, a large area of our millennia-old fatherland was usurped by

ANC Glendale PAC Announces Endorsemen’s for 2009 Glendale Municipal Elections

GLENDALE–After extensive interviews with candidates and numerous consultations with community organizations and civic leaders, the Armenian National Committee of Glendale, Political Action Committee (ANCG-PAC) announced its slate of endorsemen’s for the upcoming April 7, 2009 Glendale Municipal elections. The ANCG-PAC endorsed Ara Najarian and Bob Yousefian for two of the three Glendale City Council seats;

ANC San Gabriel Valley Activist to Serve on County Commission

MONTEBELLO, CA — Recently, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Jack Hadjinian to the Assessment Appeals Board (AAB). Hadjinian has been a long-time, active participant in the Armenian National Committee of San Gabriel Valley. "I would like to thank Supervisor Gloria Molina for nominating me and the Supervisors’ appointment," said

LA Kings and ANC-WR Team Up to Make Armenian Heritage Night a Success

LOS ANGELES–On Monday, February 16th the Los Angeles Kings hosted Armenian Heritage Night during their game with the visiting Atlanta Thrashers. The event, organized with the Armenian National Committee-Western Region (ANC-WR), also marked the occasion of the first visit to the King’s home ice of Thrasher’s defenseman, Zach Boghosian. Boghosian, a 2008 National Hockey League

“The Risin Son” of Hip-Hop: An Interview with R-Mean

This weekend marks the launch of The Risin Son, the latest album by Los Angeles native and Armenian American lyricist and artist, R-Mean. To kick off the launch of the new album, R-Mean will be performing at Beyond the Stars Palace in Glendale this Saturday, February 21st. Tickets for the show can be purchased online