5 x 3

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Glendale native Paul Ignatius has published a new book, 5 x 3, featuring five creative works by three of the most prominent Armenian writers in English of the early to mid-20th century. Ignatius was acquainted with all of them, and in his short book he gives readers an insider’s view of each writer’s life, works, and impact [...]

Glendale Business Advisor One of Hollywood Film Partners – Travel to Yerevan on Film Business, and a World Cup Tie-In

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Prolific Hollywood TV and film actor Ken Davitian, producer Arsen Bagdasaryan, and Glendale-based finance professional Ara Kachadourian have formed a new company, Hollywood Film Partners, which will seek to bring feature film production to Armenia. Kachadourian is active in the Glendale community and with Glendale Young Professionals. He advises and consults with businesses on matters […]

This Angelic Land

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I stack up books from September to June and place several on the Sunroom Desk virtual bookshelf during summer. This year, the stack from Glendale Public Library events with Armenian experience as a theme stretches back two years. I got Aris Janigian’s book This Angelic Land at his Glendale Public Library appearance back in 2012, shortly after the book’s publication marking the twentieth anniversary of the LA Riots. Unfortunately, events of 2014 in Syria and Iraq provide Armenians more context with which to consider this book’s exploration of the tenuousness of personal and cultural survival in a violent, unstable environment [...]

Innovative State

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Notes from the June 19, 2014 Live Talks Los Angeles Business Forum (featuring top leaders in business, technology, culture and policy – watch for next year’s season!): Aneesh Chopra, the first Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. (appointed by President Obama), in a conversation with Peter Marx, the first Chief Innovation Technology Officer of the […]

Glendale Pops & Martin Short ReOpen the Alex Theatre: Don’t Miss This Great Show!

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Grand reopening of the historic Alex Theatre: step out on the first night of summer to catch the fantastic Glendale Pops Orchestra with special guest Emmy- and Tony Award winning performer Martin Short. Artistic Director Matt Catingub and his top-flight orchestra always deliver fantastic music, and Short will come with great surprises. Check the website […]

Brand and Wilson: Late Spring 2014

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Google streets will be featuring downtown Glendale under construction for awhile….

Go Glendale: TMA Relaunches

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Go Glendale (Glendale Transportation Management Associates, Inc. ) just relaunched and relocated with new branding and outreach to downtown property managers as well as employers and residents throughout Glendale. Director Erika Kampe (pictured) spoke after the 450 N. Brand Blvd. office’s ribbon cutting this morning. The sun burned through the morning haze beautifully as she […]

Net Neutrality: Insights from Glendale’s 2009 Cell Tower Controversy

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The FCC’s failed 2009 attempt to enact net neutrality occurred as the City of Glendale was updating its wireless facility citing rules. Covering developments and exploring the issues in context, I observed that net neutrality supports the expansion and commercial viability of wireless networks. Wireless networks are limited by bandwidth and signal strength, and lots […]

Zócalo Panel on 710 Controversy

A panel discussion on the 710 extension, organized by Zócalo Public Square, filled the Museum of Contemporary Art auditorium in downtown LA on Wednesday night. All of the invited speakers at the Metro-sponsored event shared the viewpoint that the 710 should be extended, saying that something should be done to address the “gap.” Panelist Brian […]

Online Exhibit Highlights the Armenian Church’s Role Aiding Refugees to Etchmiadzin

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The First Refuge and the Last Defense: The Armenian Church, Etchmiadzin, and the Armenian Genocide, an online exhibit with more than 150 historic photographs, was recently released in a joint research effort by several Armenian organizations. The exhibit documents the role of the Armenian clergy during the Armenian Genocide, and focuses on lesser-known Armenian aid to refugees from Van and the border regions of the Ottoman empire. [...]