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  • Video –  Persian New Year unites folks of different religions together

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 25, 2014 | 10:55 pm

    Non-Iranians often ask me what the big deal is about the secular Persian New Year’s celebrations of “No Ruz” which marks the beginning of Spring each year. Aside from the sense of nostalgia and cultural re-connection Iranian Americans get for with the celebration of No Ruz each...

  • 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...

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

    By Karmel Melamed

    April 12, 2009 | 8:13 pm

    (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...

  • Who’s on Second?

    By Mike Levy

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    For the first time since 1971, the City Council's 2nd District will elect a new representative. The winner of the Dec. 11 election will fill the seat of Joel Wachs, who left the position in October to head an arts foundation in New York.

    Wachs, a longtime member of Temple B'nai...