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  • Local Iranian-Jewish banker and leader acquitted of federal fraud charges

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 19, 2014 | 1:57 pm

    Family members said they watched tears of joy and relief run down the face of Shokrollah Baravarian, an 82-year-old Iranian-Jewish former banker and community activist, on Oct. 31 after a jury in a downtown Los Angeles federal court acquitted him on four charges of conspiring with...

  • Beheading My Pet Lamb and Chicken Kaparot.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    October 1, 2014 | 5:35 pm

    I was eight years old when my father brought home our first pet.  Babai, an endearing name for a lamb in Iran, was cute, white, fluffy- all that a child wanted.

    My father emptied the pool and placed Babai in it to roam.  Each day, before and after school, I would walk down the...

  • My First Passover Memory in Iran

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 16, 2014 | 9:56 pm

    A gasp.  The door flings open.  A stranger walks in.  The crowded room falls into silence.  Hunchbacked, cane in hand, covered in a white Arabic sheet head to toe, only eyes piercing and an imposing white beard, he carries a young child on his back.  The service stops for a...

  • Jaleh Naim: A passion for helping struggling Iranian-Americans

    By Karmel Melamed

    January 2, 2014 | 4:18 pm

    Two years ago Elena J., a middle-aged, impoverished Iranian-Jewish woman in Los Angeles, was stricken with a rare illness that forced surgeons to amputate one of her legs. With no family and no friends locally to help her, Elena faced a grim future, as she did not have enough money...

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  • Fiasco Accomplished

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 4, 2013 | 5:04 am

  • It’s official: Jimmy Delshad elected new mayor of Beverly Hills

    By Tom Tugend

    March 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    After a cliffhanger vote count, Jimmy Jamshid Delshad is preparing to claim two titles at his March 27 inauguration -- mayor of Beverly Hills and top Iranian-born public official in the United States.

    The milestone is being celebrated not only by his compatriots in Beverly Hills but...

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