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Hear in SoCal: The horns of Glendale

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On Sunday, April 22, Glendale residents protested last month's Armenian election by taking to the streets and honking their horns.
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On Sunday, April 22, Glendale residents protested last month's Armenian election by taking to the streets and honking their horns.

What are you hearing in SoCal? Our new series explores all of the unique and occasionally annoying sounds that help define where we live.

Living in Southern California means great weather, beautiful vistas -- and an array of rich sounds. In an effort to gather and explore the region's lavish soundscape, we're kicking off a new series called "Hear in SoCal."

The idea is to gather and explore all of the unique, surprising, and occasionally annoying sounds that help define where we live, right here in Southern California.

So, lend me your ear and I'll play you a sound:

Care to guess where this one came from? Hint: not the 405 freeway at rush hour.

This particular sound was captured on the corner of Glendale Boulevard and California Avenue in the city of Glendale Sunday night.

Two things were happening simultaneously:

  • One was a protest of last month's presidential election in Armenia.
  • Glendale's population is roughly one-third Armenian, so Sunday night's activity was also a commemoration of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, which is observed every year on April 24th.


This is just one of many sounds we hear in SoCal.  

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