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September 2019

Graffiti on the wall of the Armenian American Council on Aging building

Asbarez: Armenian Council on Aging Building Vandalized with Racist Graffiti

By | Community, News

Incident Being Treated as a Hate Crime Members of the Armenian American Council of Aging on Thursday discovered anti-Armenian graffiti sprayed on the organization’s building on 407 E Colorado Street in Glendale. The incident apparently took place overnight. “Death to Armenians. Trump say [sic] leave now,” read the graffiti on the building wall. Glendale Police Department told Asbarez that it is classifying the incident as a hate crime. “When we have something that is so blatant we usually classify it as a hate crime,” said Sergeant Dan Suttles, a public information officer at Glendale Police Department. “We are looking into multiple graffiti markings in the area, with similar writing,” explained Suttles. “There have been derogatory writings about every race, sex and religion [in the vicinity]….

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Asbarez News: ANCA-Glendale’s 2019 Gala Honors Community Members, Organizations

By | News

ANCA-Glendale’s 2019 Gala Honors Community Members, Organization (2019, September 18), Asbarez Newspaper.  GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale Chapter recently held its 2019 Award and Appreciation Gala. The purpose of the gala is to celebrate and highlight the work and achievements of distinguished individuals and local organizations that have made considerable contributions to the betterment of our community, and the City of Glendale. The 2019 Gala was a success, with almost 400 guests in attendance, including: Senator Anthony Portantino, Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Glendale City Mayor Ara Najarian, Councilmembers Vartan Gharpetian, Paula Devine and Vrej Agajanian, City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian, Assistant City Manager Roubik Gholanian, department heads and numerous commissioners; representatives from the offices of Congressman Adam Schiff and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn…

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Statement in response to the recent incident involving the Mayor and a Glendale City Councilmember at a Royal Canyon Property Owners Association event

By | Community, News, Press Releases

GLENDALE, CA (September 16, 2019) – The Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale Chapter (ANCA-Glendale) is gravely concerned about an incident that occurred at a Royal Canyon Property Owners Association (RCPOA) event on September 8, 2019 where City of Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian and City Councilmember Vartan Gharpetian were asked to leave RCPOA’s Summer Social event citing it was a “non-political” and “members-only” event. The overall poor treatment of two councilmembers of Armenian descent appears to be disrespectful at best and perhaps discriminatory at its worst. This type of treatment of any Glendale resident, much less elected representatives of our city, should be a matter of concern to all residents of our city. Implicit or explicit acts of discrimination are unacceptable and must always…

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