Tag: Ardy Kassakhian

Dan Brotman asks GPD about LA County DA handling of reckless driving/street racing cases

For the second straight week since the street racing collision that claimed three innocent lives in Burbank on August 3, 2021 occurred, the subject of reckless driving and street racing came up at Glendale City Council on August 17, 2021. Many who drive on Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale (and Burbank)…

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Ara Najarian’s ‘Winegate’ “scandal” fizzles at City Council

This is a clip of the full second motion of ‘winegate,’ where Ara Najarian walks the thin line between defaming someone and defamation, at the February 16, 2021 City Council meeting. Council rejected it in a 2 abstain (Brotman, Devine): 1 no (Kassakhian): 2 yes (Najarian, Agajanian) vote. Mr. Najarian…

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Outlook Newspapers: ‘Winegate’ Controversy Engrosses Council

Outlook Newspapers’ Glendale News-Press had especially good coverage of Ara Najarian’s failed over-reactive attempt to to create a scandal designed to impair the Design Review Board. Recall that Ara Najarian made a point of mentioning (threatening) media coverage at the City Council meeting. “More than two hours of discussing what…

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Ardy Kassakhian News & Views: Interview with Charles Mahtesian, POLITICO

An interview with POLITICO’s Senior Political Editor Charles Mahtesian about the Capitol Hill protests/riots, the Democratic control of the Congress and White House and what the future holds for local agencies struggling with the pandemic.

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Housing Authority: Ardy Kassakhian Suggests Saving City Money, Ara ‘Dark Days’ Najarian Throws Pity Party

(Originally posted to Nextdoor Glendale, CA September 13, 2020) Last week I posted a video of the Glendale Housing Authority – September 1, 2020 (Spaghetti Western Style). And I highly recommend this fine action-packed western adventure filled with heroes, villains, and do-nothings. https://nextdoor.com/news_feed/?post=160296239 Today I’m going to take a closer…

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Glendale Housing Authority – September 1, 2020 (Spaghetti Western Style)

(Originally posted to Nextdoor September 4, 2020) Generally this is a pointless, wasteful meeting that conducts little or no business. This one was different. Having accidentally clicked on it, I found it packed with all of the flavor of a spaghetti western movie. It has it all; the good, the…

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Glendale posts Council agenda 12 days in advance. The unintended benefit of taking 20 days off?

On December 31, 2020 Ardy Kassakhian posted on Twitter: “Meeting agendas ready 12 days before the actual scheduled meeting. Let’s make this a regular occurrence so the public has a chance to see what’s coming up for a vote. #transparency#LocalGov “ I agree that the public should have plenty of…

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Ardy Kassakhian Discussion Series: Interview with NE Patriots Dir. of Football Berj Najarian

Ardy Ardashes Kassakhian (via Facebook): “Interview with Berj Najarian (Director of Football/Head Coach Administration with the New England Patriots) about his and the New England Patriots activism on the war in Armenia/Artsakh and the humanitarian crisis taking places in the wake of Azerbaijani and Turkish war crimes. We talk baseball,…

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Holiday greeting from our City Council members

Earlier this month as the holiday season began, City Council attended the 2020 virtual Glendale Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. Each councilmember expressed their holiday greetings to the residents of Glendale, which was followed by clips of the tree lighting event from previous years. A few of the council members spoke…

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Ardy Kassakhian Discussion Series: Conversation with Arsen Shirvanyan in Armenia Delivering Aid to Displaced Families

Ardy Ardashes Kassakhian (via Facebook): “Sharing my conversation with Arsen Shirvanyan who is in Armenia delivering aid to displaced families from Hadrut and other parts of Artsakh. Remember that Hadrut is occupied Armenian land. If you want to help, donate to www.Code3Angels.org and www.HyeHopes.org. Thank you to all who have…

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Ardy Kassakhian: Fundraiser for the Daughter of Glendale Resident, Elena Ledford

(Via Ardy Kassakhian, Facebook) Councilmember Ardy Kassakhian posted to social media today to bring awareness to a fundraiser created for the 14-year old daughter of Glendale resident, Elena Ledford, who was found slain in a Pasadena park two days before Thanksgiving. Kassakhian wrote: “Help if you can. Some of you…

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COVID-19: Councilmember Ara Najarian Proposes Pseudo Health Department to Circumvent LA County Restrictions

Ara Najarian shows us exactly how much importance he places on the health and well-being of Glendale citizens. Najarian proposed the creation of a pseudo-health department which Glendale can lay claim to by “meeting the qualification and check the boxes.” His motivation was NOT FOR THE SAKE OF PUBLIC HEALTH,…

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Ardy Kassakhian Discussion Series: U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) on Artsakh, Armenia, the Diaspora

Ardy Ardashes Kassakhian (Facebook): “A conversation with U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) who is the founder and co-chair of the Armenian Issues Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives. We talk about Artsakh, Armenia, the Diaspora and we even touch upon the 2020 US Elections.”

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Artsakh Monument (AR) Launch, Sunday, November 15, 2020

Via Ardy Kassakhian (Facebook) ·Artsakh Ave., Between Broadway & Wilson, Glendale CA · Hosted by Mashinka Firunts Hakopian On November 15th, artists Kamee Abrahamian, Nancy Baker Cahill, Mashinka Hakopian, and Nelli Sargsyan will launch Monument to the Autonomous Republic of Artsakh in Glendale, CA, the site of one of the…

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Glendale gives away FREE HAND SANITIZER by the gallon October 29 from 10AM to 1PM

Nice to see Ardy Kasakhian getting the word out that this is open to residents. Philip Lanzafame’s Economic Development Department has previously held some of these giveaways for businesses only, excluding residents. Recently, a similar event was available to residents, however, Economic Development failed to inform the public. via Ardy…

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Paula Devine advocates for Riverside Rancho and surrounding areas: About that Tram (part 1)

At the September 22, 2020 City Council meeting, Paula Devine made a motion to request staff for a report on “a proposed tram in Griffith Park which could negatively impact our Rancho area.” She cited the negative affects the Los Angeles project could have upon the local equestrian community and…

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Glendale City Council Adopts Resolution Recognizing the Independence of the Republic of Artsakh

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the Glendale City Council adopted a Resolution recognizing the independence of the Republic of Artsakh and formally called upon the President of the United States and U.S. Congress to recognize the independence of the Republic of Artsakh for the purpose of bringing peace and stability…

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