(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E478-E479]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      A TRIBUTE TO NYLA ARSLANIAN


                          HON. ADAM B. SCHIFF

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Women's History 
Month. Each year, we pay special tribute to the contributions and 
sacrifices made by our nation's women. It is an honor to pay homage to 
outstanding women who are making a difference in my Congressional 
   I would like to recognize an exceptional woman, Nyla Arslanian of 
Los Feliz, California, who is one of the strongest advocates for the 
arts in the city of Los Angeles, as well as a pioneer in the cultural 
tourism movement in the city.
   Ms. Arslanian is the editor of Discover Hollywood Magazine, now in 
its 27th year, whose mission is to inform visitors and residents alike, 
about the unique culture and lore of Hollywood. Nyla is married to 
Oscar Arslanian, who is her partner in their entertainment management 
and publishing firm, Arslanian & Associates, Inc. In addition to 
publishing Discover Hollywood Magazine, they represent

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performers Chris Montez, Fabian, Johnny Tillotson and Kathy Young.
   Since 1984, Nyla has served as the President of the Hollywood Arts 
Council, creating several programs such as the Children's Festival of 
the Arts and the Charlie Awards Luncheon, which is held annually. 
Through her unparalleled leadership, the Council has brought the arts 
to more than 15,000 elementary school children, and over 70,000 people 
who have attended the Children's Festival, which is also an annual 
   Nyla has served on numerous boards including the Greater Griffith 
Park Neighborhood Council, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and now 
serves on the board of the Los Feliz Improvement Association. She has 
received many well-deserved honors, including the Buddy Collette Award, 
the Award of Excellence by the Women's Club of Hollywood, and the 
Hollywood Star Award, which she received with her husband.
   I ask all Members to join me today in honoring an outstanding woman 
of California's 28th Congressional District, Nyla Arslanian, for her 
exceptional service to the community.