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  • LGBT Persian Jews live in changing times

    By Ryan Torok

    March 26, 2015 | 1:08 pm

    Although attitudes are becoming increasingly accepting toward homosexuality in the Jewish community, prejudices remain in the typically more conservative Persian community. To help bridge the gap, JQ International — a nonprofit, Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to...

  • Iranian Americans celebrate Nowruz at California State Assembly

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 26, 2015 | 12:51 pm

    More than 50 Iranian-American community leaders, businessmen and artists of various faiths from across California gathered March 16 at the State Assembly in Sacramento to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year. 

    The festivities were part of an Assembly resolution that was passed...

  • Moving and Shaking: Ted Sarandos honored, Persian New Year and Righteous Conversations Project PSAs

    By Ryan Torok

    March 28, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    Entertainment industry titans gathered to honor the man of the moment, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance dinner on March 18. The event raised $1.6 million.

    Sarandos, who is responsible for Netflix hits “House of...

  • Obama appeals directly to Iranian people in holiday message [VIDEO]

    March 20, 2012 | 10:42 am

    President Obama in his message for the Persian New Year appealed directly to the Iranian people’s aspirations for freedom.

    “I want the Iranian people to know that America seeks a dialogue to hear your views and understand your aspirations,” Obama said in his message for Nowruz, the...

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  • No Rooz celebrations this year source of pride and joy for L.A.’s Iranian Americans

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 29, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    For the last seven years Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas has been one of the few local elected officials who has championed the recognition of “No Rooz” or the secular Persian New Year at L.A.’s City Hall. This year’s honoring of No Rooz on March 18th by Cardenas...

  • Webcast L.A. Officials Celebrate No Ruz at Westwood’s Persian Square

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 19, 2010 | 7:26 am

    No Ruz is an ancient secular new year celebrated by Iranians of different faiths worldwide to mark the beginning of Spring each year with the giving of gifts of money, dancing and parties held among friends. On March 28 nearly 10,000 Los Angeles area Iranian American of various...

  • Podcast Exclusive: L.A. Officials Celebrate Persian New Year of “No Ruz”

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 12, 2009 | 8:13 pm

    Photo
    (left to right; City Councilmember Tony Cardenas
    and DWP head H. David Nahai at 2009 No Ruz
    gathering at Balboa Park)

    Last Sunday April 5th roughly 3,000 Los Angeles area Iranian Americans of various religious backgrounds gathered at Balboa Park in the San Fernando Valley to enjoy “No...

  • Iranian-Americans celebrate Norooz, Persian New Year

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Persian New Year, also known as Norooz, was celebrated at Los Angeles City Hall on March 16 as members of Persian American Communities Inc. -- a nonprofit organization consisting of local Iranian American Jews and Muslims -- joined with L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and members of...
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