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Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
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Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.

Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
Permanent representative of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) in the United States Robert Avetisyan, left, and Glendale city council members and unveil new street sign name during ceremony that changed the 100 north and south blocks of Maryland Ave. to Artsakh Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change. All five members of the city councilmembers were present, including mayor Zareh Sinanyan, second from left, Ara Najarian, center, Vartan Gharpetian, second from right and Paula Devine, right. Councilmember Vrej Agajanian was off to the left, out of frame. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
State Senator Anthony Portantino spoke about visiting the country of Artsakh before the unveiling of the new street name at ceremony that changed the 100 north and south blocks of Maryland Ave. to Artsakh Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
Amongst the crowds were interim fire dept. chiefs Silvio Lanzas, left, Bill Lynch, center, and police chief Carl Povilaitis, right, for ceremony that changed the 100 north and south blocks of Maryland Ave. to Artsakh Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change.  (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
New sign showing name change of the 100 north and south blocks of Maryland Ave. to Artsakh Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change.  (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
Passersby wait for signal to change from the 100 north and south blocks of Maryland Ave. to Artsakh Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
This section of Maryland Ave. is now known as Artsakh Ave., after ceremony to unveil name change on the 100 north and south block of former Maryland Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change.  (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
Permanent representative of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) in the United States Robert Avetisyan spoke before the unveiling of a new street sign during ceremony that changed the 100 north and south blocks of Maryland Ave. to Artsakh Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
State senator Anthony Portantino places rocks on street center divider that he brought back from Artasakh after ceremony that changed the 100 north and south blocks of Maryland Ave. to Artsakh Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The rocks came from a fox hole he visited a few weeks ago where soldiers stand every day at the border of Artsakh and Azerbaijan. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
State senator Anthony Portantino placed rocks on street center divider in the shape of a cross that he brought back from Artasakh after ceremony that changed the 100 north and south blocks of Maryland Ave. to Artsakh Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The rocks came from a fox hole he visited a few weeks ago where soldiers stand every day at the border of Artsakh and Azerbaijan. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change.  (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
Permanent representative of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) in the United States Robert Avetisyan, and Glendale city council members and unveil3e new street sign name during ceremony that changed the 100 north and south blocks of Maryland Ave. to Artsakh Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change. All five members of the city councilmembers were present, including Vrej Agajanian, left, mayor Zareh Sinanyan, second from left, Ara Najarian, rear center, Vartan Gharpetian, second from right and Paula Devine, right. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
From left are Glendale city councilmember Vrej Agajanian, left, Vartan Gharpetian, second from left, permanent representative of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) in the United States Robert Avetisyan, third from left, Glendale mayor Zareh Sinanyan, center, Ara Najarian, third from right, Paula Devine, second from right, and state senator Anthony Portantino, right, during ceremony that changed the 100 north and south blocks of Maryland Ave. to Artsakh Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change. (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
Members of the Glendale-based Unified Young Armenians were at hand for ceremony that changed the 100 north and south blocks of Maryland Ave. to Artsakh Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change.  (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
Photo Gallery: City of Glendale street name change historic; Maryland Ave. becomes Artsakh Ave.
Permanent representative of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) in the United States Robert Avetisyan at ceremony that changed the 100 north and south blocks of Maryland Ave. to Artsakh Ave., in Glendale on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The name change goes from Wilson to Harvard and businesses affected can apply for a $1,000 grant to use for expenses related to the name change.  (Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)
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