Glendale recently began enforcing an ordinance that bans commercial grilling outdoors. This is having a big effect on Glendale's Armenian population since this kind of grilling is central to their celebrations and foodways.
Ara Najarian is a lawyer by day and a Glendale City Council Member by night. He is also one of 85,000 Armenians in the City of Glendale. Armenians make up 40% of Glendale's population, the largest Armenian population in the United States.