Olga Grigoryants, L.A. Daily News

Olga Grigoryants

L.A. Daily News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Olga:

Trebek Center homeless shelter opens at site of former Northridge roller rink

The $14-million-interim housing site for the homeless was built at the site of the former roller rink Skateland. The facility will offer its residents a path to permeant housing and will provide se… → Read More

State’s new deal to clean up radioactive Santa Susana Field Lab is slammed by critics – Daily News

California’s new deal with Boeing to clean up radioactive Santa Susana Field Lab is slammed by critics who say the agreement lets Boeing leave high levels of dangerous chemicals in the soil a… → Read More

Billionaire Rams owner Stanley Kroenke is the new owner of the vacant Promenade mall in Woodland Hills

Councilmember Bob Blumenfield told the Los Angeles Daily News it was unclear if Kroenke would seek to build a stadium or training facility in Woodland Hills, or adopt a multi-use plan approved unde… → Read More

Ukrainian priest fresh to U.S. who opposed the war says he was sacked at his Hollywood church

Father Voloshchuk is trying to make sense of what happened after he condemned the war on Ukraine and was soon removed from his new church post in Hollywood. He’s marooned in L.A. and fears he… → Read More

Funding will help seal thousands of abandoned oil wells in Southern California and statewide

With no legally responsible party to clean them up, many of the 5,356 abandoned and deserted oil and gas wells have been polluting drinking water and leaking methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. → Read More

Sacramento bill would shut SoCalGas in Aliso Canyon and help displaced workers

More than six years after the Aliso Canyon disaster, the Khanlian family and many other San Fernando Valley victims hope that state Senate Bill 1486 will become law, forcing SoCalGas to shut down i… → Read More

Ground broken for $87 million wildlife bridge over 101 freeway to save mountain lions and other creatures

Another big cat was killed in Southern California this week just hours before the Friday, April 22 opening of the dramatic Wallis Annenberg Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing in Agoura Hills that dre… → Read More

Mountain lion P-97 killed on 405 Freeway one day before groundbreaking on wildlife crossing

The latest death of a big cat — a nearly 2-year-old male known as P-97, according to Ana Cholo of the National Park Service — was just the latest reminder of the dangers facing the such… → Read More

East San Fernando Valley light rail to bring 14 Metro stations to Van Nuys Boulevard

The 6.7-mile at-grade light rail transit system is planned to have 11 stations, nine traction power substations, an overhead contact system, 34 vehicles, and a maintenance and storage facility, acc… → Read More

‘Praying for horror to end’: Ukraine bloodshed looms over Easter season for Orthodox Christians

This year Orthodox Easter, or Pascha, falls on April 24. Parishioners make colored eggs and sweet bread known as kulich. But this sacred season is framed by bloodshed this year and the hurt is felt… → Read More

Delighted throngs line up as Porto’s bakery finally opens Northridge site

The San Fernando Valley shop is the company’s sixth site for the wildly popular chain of Cuban eateries, with other bakeries located in Downey, Glendale, Buena Park, West Covina and Burbank. → Read More

To support Ukraine, a popular Russian arts festival in West Hollywood gets a new name

The city, a hub for Russian-speaking expats, is joining a slew of groups and organizations tweaking, pausing or canceling Russian events to distance themselves from Russia. → Read More

Promenade Mall property in Woodland Hills sells for $150 million

The mall operator didn’t disclose the name of the buyer but there were reports that the site could potentially work as a facility for the Rams. → Read More

Photos: Interfaith service gathers diverse group in LA to pray for refugees from Ukraine

Guests donated medical supplies for refugees impacted by the Russian invasion. → Read More

Russian-speaking Jewish community group will offer free borsch to raise awareness in Ukraine

Organizers are trying to raise awareness about the war in Ukraine by offering the staple of Slavic cuisine, according to the group’s Facebook page. → Read More

Jewish leaders rally behind Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy

“This man is a hero and we’re proud of him,” declared Rabbi David Wolpe, of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles → Read More

Jewish leaders rally behind Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy

“This man is a hero and we’re proud of him,” declared Rabbi David Wolpe, of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles → Read More

Ukraine war rekindles painful memories for Holocaust survivors in Southern California

Sofiya Fikhman said hearing about Babyn Yar, one of the largest mass killing sites in Europe, and attacks on civilians in Ukraine is taking a toll on her and fellow expats, especially Holocaust sur… → Read More

‘Shocked and angry’: Southern California’s Ukrainian, Russian expats react as invasion unfolds

Some had held out hope that the rhetoric of recent weeks would not become reality. That became history Thursday as Russian forces invaded Ukraine → Read More

Maternal deaths jumped in U.S. since the pandemic started

The study released by the National Center for Health Statistics, discovered that the rate of maternal deaths jumped 14 percent to 861 in 2020 from 754 in 2019. Factors that contributed to poor outc… → Read More