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Second Annual Nataline Sarkisyan Memorial Fashion Show Attracts Hundreds

When cancer was allowed to claim 17-year-old Nataline’s Sarkisyan’s life, her family vowed to change health care laws. They vowed to stop for-profit insurance companies from being allowed to decide who gets to live and who gets to die. Saturday, nearly 500 gathered to celebrate Nataline’s legacy and the Sarkisyan Family’s 18-month health care reform crusade at the second annual Nataline’s Legacy Fashion Show.

Historic Youth Center Opens Doors In Glendale

The Armenian Cultural Foundation (ACF) Glendale Chapter marked the opening of its long anticipated Youth Center on Sunday, July 12 as hundreds from the community attended a special ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate the new building, located at the center of a diverse and growing city of over 200,000.

Interning for the Cause, Srbui Karapetian Helps Empower the Hollywood Armenian Community

After completing her third week in the 2009 Summer Session of the Armenian National Committee-Western Region’s Internship-Externship Program (ANC-WR IEP), Srbui Karapetian is already busy tackling the several community outreach oriented projects assigned to her. A sophomore at the University of California, Los Angeles, Karapetian joins the program as a Community and Government Affairs Intern.

‘Sagayn’ Serves Up Satire

The past 18 months have been, for Vahe Berberian, a period of remarkable theatrical activity. Last year, his feature play “Baron Garbis” played to sold-out audiences. Earlier this year, his collaboration with his Arvest Gang cohorts resulted in “Out of the Cage,” a sketch comedy show of the so-funny-it-hurts variety. Now, Berberian ends a hiatus from his one-man performances by premiering a brand-new Armenian-language monologue entitled “Sagayn” (However), which is packing full houses at Brandview Collection in Glendale on Thursdays (through August 13).