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Genocide Survivor Ghazaros Kademian Passes Away

LOS ANGELES–Ghazaros Kademian, a longtime ANCA supporter and one of the oldest remaining survivors of the Armenian Genocide passed away on January 24 at his home in Glendale, California. Kademian, who was born in the historic city of Zeitoun in 1907, lived a life full of faith and dedication. Over the past several years he

Washington Abuzz like Never Before

The nation’s capital is abuzz with activity, excitement and sheer anticipation of the Presidential Inauguration. A visitor from Central New York called it a "happy place," while one Virginia resident said she had not seen the city like this "ever." To walk around the city is like participating in a national celebration. The laughter and

ANC Gears Up for Massive Voter Registration Drive

LOS ANGELES–An unprecedented voter registration drive has been put under way by the Armenian National Committee-Western Region (ANC-WR) for the upcoming local and state elections in Southern California. Volunteers, led by Voter Registration Coordinator Christopher Yemenidjian will be coordinating the drive in an effort to increase Armenian American voter registration throughout the greater Los Angeles

ANC-WR’s Look Back at 2008

LOS ANGELES–Over the course of the past year, the Armenian National Committee-Western Region ushered in new heights of progress and development in community efforts. A few highlights of the year included record-breaking attendance for the annual banquet, town hall meetings across the western United States, the controversy surrounding Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and the further advancement

ANC-WR Intern Mikael Kourinian Secures Position with Civilian Research and Development Foundation

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region announced this week that ANC-WR Internship Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP) participant Mikael Kourinian has accepted a position with the Civilian Research and Development Foundation. The CRDF is a non-profit, public/private hybrid organization founded under the auspices of the National Science Foundation and through the authorization of the United States

ANC-WR Intern Mikael Kourinian Secures Position with CRDF

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian National Committee-Western Region announced this week that ANC-WR Internship Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP) participant Mikael Kourinian has accepted a position with the Civilian Research and Development Foundation. The CRDF is a non-profit, public/private hybrid organization founded under the auspices of the National Science Foundation and through the authorization of the United States

Ferrahian 6th Graders Visit Asbarez/Horizon

LITTLE ARMENIA–Sixth graders from Holy Martyrs Ferrahian Armenian School visited the new offices of Asbarez and Horizon Tuesday to present their newly published school newspaper produced and edited by the students. Accompanied by their Armenian instructor Azadouhi Ghazarian and computer science teacher Rafi Hagopian, the students toured the Horizon studios and editorial offices of Asbarez

ANC-WR Intern Spotlight: Patil Aslanian

LOS ANGELES–Community Activist Patil Aslanian is one of four participants of the Armenian National Committee – Western Region’s Autumn 2008 Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP). Over the past several weeks, Aslanian has developed many important skills within the fields of administration and media. In addition to building media relationships, Aslanian continues to work on educational presentations

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

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