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Montebello AYF Celebrates 50 Years of Community Involvement

  By Christina Issa MONTEBELLO, CA–One of the Armenian Youth Federation’s oldest chapters in the western United States, Montebello’s “Vahan Cardashian,” celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, November 15, marking simultaneously the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Armenian Youth Federation in America. These twin anniversaries were commemorated with an all-AYF alumni reunion, a

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

High Level Talks in Washington Signal Possible Shift in US Attitude Toward Armenia

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Following a string of high-level meetings between Armenian and US leaders in Washington that began late last week and carried over to tuesday, a senior U.S. diplomat on Friday called for the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations and stressed the need for a quick resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after talks with Armenia’s leaders

Armenian Prime Minister Meets with US Secretary of State

WASHINGTON (RFE/RL)–Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan wrapped up a five-day visit to Washington late Tuesday with talks with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The U.S. State Department and the Armenian government issued no statemen’s on the agenda and other details of the meeting as of Wednesday evening. “The United States and Armenia, of course, have

ANCA Chairman Challenges State Department Attack on Karabakh

WASHINGTON–Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Chairman Ken Hachikian, in remarks delivered Sunday before more than 900 elected officials and community leaders at the annual Western Region banquet, publicly and forcefully challenged recent statemen’s by senior State Department official Matthew Bryza that, as a precondition for peace, Armenia must agree that Nagorno Karabakh is part

Recognizing the Moment: Community Renews Commitment to Cause at ANC-WR Annual Banquet

Over a thousand Armenian-American’s from across the West Coast gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California’s Simi Valley Sunday evening to attend the 24th annual banquet of the Armenian National Committee-Western Region. It was a night for celebration; for reflection on the past and renewed commitment to a collective cause–the Armenian Cause. The

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