Monthly Archives: November 2011

Telethon 2011 Raise More Than $12 Million

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Tupanjian Donate $700,000 Hayastan All-Armenian Fundraiser collected over $12 million worth of donation and pledges at its Telethon 2011 aired from Los Angeles. Proceeds of the Telethon will benefit vital water and rural development projects in … Continue reading

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Regarding Dersim: What About 1915?

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s apology last Wednesday (November 23, 2011) for the Dersim massacres of 1937 caught many by surprise despite the fact that opposition forces had been asking “for Turkey to face up to the historical legacy … Continue reading

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$610,000 Raised for St. Gregory’s Church; Mark Geragos Family Donates $125,000

PASADENA, CA — On Sunday, November 6th over 300 parishioners and friends gathered for the Kick-Off Luncheon heralding the year long celebration of the 65th anniversary of St. Gregory the Illumminator Armenian Church in Pasadena. “A Vision for St. Gregory: … Continue reading

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Maria Mehranian Appointed to LA Water Quality Control Board

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Brown appointed Maria Mehranian to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board where she has served since 2008. She has been the managing partner of the Cordoba Corporation since 1992 and vice president of urban transportation … Continue reading

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U.S Vows Support for Armenia-Turkey Contacts, Heffern Says

By Tigran Avetisian YEREVAN — The United States will continue to sponsor people-to-people contacts between Armenia and Turkey in the hope of facilitating the eventual normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations, the U.S ambassador in Yerevan, John Heffern, said last Wednesday, November … Continue reading

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30 High-Level Officials to be Prosecuted for Aiding Hrant Dink’s Murder in 2007

ISTANBUL – A prosecutor overseeing an investigation into claims of negligence by public officials in protecting Turkish Armenian journalist Hrank Dink, who was shot dead in 2007, has decided to prosecute 30 high level public officials, including Istanbul’s former governor … Continue reading

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EU Foreign Policy Chief ‘Pleased’ With Progress in Armenian Ties

By Elina Chiligarian Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s top foreign and security policy official, praised ‘real progress’ in the expansion of the EU’s relations with Armenian as she wrapped up a visit to Yerevan last Thursday. Ashton met with President … Continue reading

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Taron Margaryan Sworn in as Mayor of Yerevan

YEREVAN — President Serzh Sargsyan attended the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected Mayor of Yerevan, Taron Margaryan. The President congratulated Taron Margaryan and wished him success and productive activity int he capacity of the Mayor of Yerevan. The President … Continue reading

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Watchdog Getto Says Yerevan Committed to Free Elections

By Karken Aslanian The Armenian authorities appear to be committed to holding elections widely recognized as free and fair, a senior representative of the Washington-based International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) said last Thursday. Michael Getto, head of the IFES … Continue reading

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Dr. Garbis Der-Yeghiayan’s Productive Conversation with Mr. Arun Gandhi

PALM SPRINGS — On Sunday, November 13, 2011 the beautiful Palm Springs Convention Center attracted more than 2,000 community members, public servants, scholars, university and high school students as well as Rotarians from the United States and other countries who … Continue reading

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