July 3, 1995 |
Larry Zarian has high hopes for the troubled Metropolitan Transportation Authority: hopes of regaining the public trust, of exorcising provincial politics from the MTA's decisions, of pushing the cash-strapped agency from the red to the black. By all accounts, the longtime Glendale city councilman, who inherited the MTA chairmanship Saturday, has the energy and ambition to try to accomplish the monumental task he has laid out for himself.
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October 15, 2011
Larry Zarian Former Glendale mayor and TV, radio host Larry Zarian, 73, a former mayor of Glendale and the first Armenian American to be elected to the City Council, died of blood cancer Thursday at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Zarian also served as a board member for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and as a state transportation commissioner. He had his own local cable television show, "The Larry Zarian Forum," and also had hosted a talk-radio program on KIEV that focused on political issues.
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January 23, 1996 |
The chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, bothered by a controversial new transit contract worth nearly $1 million, said Monday that the agency must do a better job of determining how its money is spent. Triggering the reaction was a story in The Times Sunday disclosing that the MTA's sister agency has hired an armored-truck company to haul cash from Metrolink commuter trains despite the fact that the MTA fired the firm over alleged mismanagement.
April 15, 1993 |
For the third time in his 10 years on the City Council, Larry Zarian took the gavel this week as mayor of Glendale. Calling it "the beginning of a brand new adventure," Zarian will lead a council that, for the first time in decades, has a majority of freshmen. Zarian, 55, a retired businessman, served as the city's first mayor of Armenian descent in 1986-87 and again in 1990-91.
August 2, 1987
Glendale Councilman Larry Zarian was elected a director of American International Bank, Los Angeles. Zarian is a partner in the property management firm of Glenmont Property Management Co.
August 12, 1993
The forum conducted by Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian has been canceled this month due to vacation schedules. The evening forum, which takes place the second Thursday of each month at City Hall, will resume Sept. 9.
April 8, 1993
Glendale residents can meet their newly elected council representatives and ask questions at a forum from 7 to 9 tonight at City Hall, 613 E. Broadway. Council incumbents Larry Zarian and Eileen Givens also will be at the forum to answer questions.
July 8, 1993
Glendale mayor Larry Zarian will have his monthly forum tonight from 7 to 9 at City Hall to discuss how the new city budget may affect services. Zarian said he is looking for feedback from the community. The meeting is at 613 E. Broadway.
August 13, 1992
Emergency Services Coordinator Gerald Shamburg will discuss earthquakes and emergency preparedness at a public forum to be held today by Councilman Larry Zarian. The monthly forum, open to audience questions, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 613 E. Broadway.