ANCA-WR Continues to Urge L.A. Redistricting Commission to Protect Armenian Community’s Voice

Map dividing the Armenian community of North Hollywood, Van Nuys and Valley Glen Revised map reincorporating densely Armenian-populated areas of North Hollywood, Van Nuys and Valley Glen into Council District 2 (marked in red) LOS ANGELES— At a meeting of the Los Angeles Redistricting Commission on Saturday, a presentation was made on behalf of the Armenian community by the Armenian […]

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ANCA-WR to Host Armenia’s Human Rights Defender for 10th Anniversary of ANCA Grassroots

The Armenian National Committee of America–Western Region will host Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan for a two-week delegation visit to California to mark the 10th anniversary of its highly successful ANCA Grassroots Conference initiative. In keeping with this biennial tradition and to comply with the COVID-19 health protocols, the ANCA-WR Board of Directors has decided to host an outdoor […]

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San Diego and Torrance Rescind Pro-Azeri Proclamations in Response to Community Outrage

Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey rescinds proclamation to Azerbaijan San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria rescinds proclamation to Azerbaijan LOS ANGELES—The mayors of San Diego and Torrance have rescinded two proclamations whitewashing Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses in response to community outrage and the Armenian National Committee of America–Western Region’s grassroots activism. The proclamations, issued to mark the occasion of  “Azerbaijan’s restoration of […]

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Iran Blasts Aliyev for ‘Baseless Statements’

Iran on Monday had a terse warning for Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev who on Friday accused Armenia and Iran of drug trafficking for the past 30 years using what he called Azerbaijan’s territory. “After restoring its 130-kilometer border with Iran, which was under Armenian control for 30 years, Azerbaijan stopped the illegal trafficking of narcotics from Iran to Armenia and […]

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Mayor Says Strategic Hill in Syunik Is Under Azerbaijani Control; Government Denies Reports

There were conflicting reports on Monday about whether a strategic hill, known as Mount Pela in Armenia’s Syunik Province, has fallen under Azerbaijani control. While the mayor of Kapan, Gevorg Parsyan, told the press that for two days the area has been under Azerbaijani control, Armenia’s National Security Service issued a statement on Monday denying the claims. “In response to […]

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Azerbaijan Reinforcing Positions in Gegharkunik, Warns Human Rights Defender

Since breaching Armenia’s sovereign borders in May, Azerbaijani forces have been reinforcing their positions, building large shelters and amassing massive supplies of firewood in Armenia’s Gegharkunik Province, warned Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan on Monday. Tatoyan said that in the last five months, Azerbaijani forces have also paved roads leading up to their position and have become more and […]

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Opposition Victories in Local Elections Deal Serious Blow to Pashinyan’s Party

YEREVAN (Azatutyun.am)—Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party failed to unseat the jailed opposition-linked mayor of a major community in Armenia’s Syunik province and was also defeated in Gyumri in local elections held on Sunday. Voters also went to the polls in seven other communities across the country. In most of them, they elected, on a party-list basis, local councils […]

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Memorial Service: Albert Ounjian

Albert Ounjian ALBERT OUNJIAN A memorial service will be held to mark the 40th day of Albert Ounjian’s passing on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Holy Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church, located at 5300 White Oak Ave., Encino. He is being remembered by his:Wife, Shake OunjianSon, Dikran OunjianDaughter, Houri and Yeghish Kazanjian and childrenGranddaughter, Talar Kazanjian and fiance, Chris MarkarianGrandson, Vatche […]

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Don’t Forgive Us…

BY TAMAR DONABEDIAN  What did we do?  How did we get here? Perhaps it would be more appropriate to ask: “What did we not do?” We didn’t do what we should have when we had the chance. Instead, we did what we ought not to have done. We got drunk with joy. We rode on each other’s shoulders, proudly waving our flags […]

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Remembering Savey Tufenkian

Yes Sir, We Will Go To Jail BY MARY NAJARIAN On September 9, at UACC, I attended the funeral of a dear friend, Savey Tufenkian. Three Los Angeles Bishops performed a beautiful memorial service. It was a touching and emotional experience to hear the personal stories read by her teary eyed grandchildren. I got to know Savey when Medical Outreach […]

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