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ANC West Valley Attends Campaign Kick Off Party Lauritzen’s Re-Election Bid to School Board

ENCINO–Members of the Armenian National Committee Western Region–West Valley Chapter on Feb.3 attended the campaign kick off party for Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member, Jon Lauritzen a strong supporter of the Armenian community and specifically the San Fernando Valley, is up for re-election on March 6 in a closely contested election. Jon Lauritzen

Burbank ANC Armenian Christmas Event a Big Success

More than 75 guests, including Burbank’s Police and Fire chiefs, the Burbank City Manager, five of seven candidates running for the Burbank City Council, Council Member Dr. David Gordon, Burbank board and commission members, and officials from the Burbank Unified School District were part of a dinner on January 8 hosted by the Burbank Armenian

ARF Founders’ Descendants Attend ARF Album-Atlas Presentation

ENCINO–Twenty years ago, when Hagop and Knar Manjikian began researching what eventually became the biographies of more than 320 Armenian freedom fighters from 1890 to 1914, little did they know that the large book they prepared, the Houshamatyan Album-Atlas of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, Volume I, would unearth lost relatives and reunite descendants with the

ANCA Capital Gateway Program Begins Fourth Year of Opening Doors for Young Armenian Americans

WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America’s Capital Gateway Program–the innovative Armenian American job placement program now approaching its fourth year of operations in the nation’s capital–continues to provide recent college graduates with opportunities to launch successful careers in Washington. In addition to being granted access to the full use of ANCA facilities, those who are

ANC Task Force Begins Assessment of Candidates for 43rd State Assembly District

Candidate: Paul Krekorian GLENDALE–The Armenian National Committee 43rd District Task Force held its first meeting with candidate Paul Krekorian on November 30 at the Armenian National Committee-Western Region (ANC-WR) offices to discuss his candidacy in the 2006 State Assembly elections. As one of the first steps in completing this assessment–the 43rd District Task Force began

Los Angeles City College Inaugurates First Armenian American President

LOS ANGELES–This week marked a historic occasion as Los Angeles City College (LACC) officially inaugurated its first Armenian American president–Dr. Steve Maradian. Held before an overflowing crowd comprised of faculty–students–administration–political representatives–and community supporters–the inaugural was especially meaningful for the large number of Armenian American students attending LACC. Demonstrating the Armenian community’s strong support for Maradian

ANCA Releases Cutting edge Capital Gateway Program DVD

–New "Hovig Apo Saghdejian" fellows start work in Washington–DC –"Youth of a Nation" interactive DVD gives an insider look at innovative job placement program WASHINGTON–DC–With the release this week of a interactive DVD–recent Armenian university graduates have a new way to learn about the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Capital Gateway Program and its

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Poochigian Bill on Armenian Genocide Heirs

LOS ANGELES (ANC-WR)–On Friday–California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Senate Bill 1689–which will exempt Armenian Genocide life insurance settlemen’s from state taxation and other calculations related to income. Praising the move–Armenian National Committee Executive Director Ardashes Kassakhian explained that Charles Poochigian’s bill addresses an injustice that New York Life insurance committed against its policy

Postcard Campaign Sends Clear Message to House and Senate Leaders: ‘We want a vote!’

PASADENA–Representatives of the Armenian National Committee-Western Region announced the launching of a nationwide postcard campaign calling on Congressional leaders to schedule a vote on legislation condemning genocides–at a press conference outside US Representative Adam Schiff’s district office. House Resolution 193–introduced earlier in 2003 by Reps. Schiff (D-Glendale) and George Radanovich (R-Fresno)–calls on Congress to commemorate