Oct 07, 2011 – San Francisco Bay Guardian Endorses Ross Mirkarimi for Sheriff

San Francisco Bay Guardian Endorses Ross Mirkarimi for Sheriff

By Darius Shahinfar

San Francisco, CA, October 6, 2011 – With just little over a month away from Election Day, two successful Iranian American candidates in San Francisco continue to gain momentum with new endorsements and high praise.   

In addition to an extensive list of elected, labor, and community endorsements, San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s campaign for Sheriff picked up a key endorsement from the San Francisco Bay Guardian, an influential newspaper launched in 1966 and known for reporting, celebrating, and promoting progressive issues.

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Three Iranian Americans Honored by President Obama as Outstanding Early-Career Scientists

By PAAIA Staff

Washington, D.C., October 5, 2011 – President Obama last week named ninety-four researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.  Three highly accomplished Iranian American scientists and engineers were selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education, or community outreach.

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PAAIA OC Strengthens Community Bonds at Irvine Global Village Festival

By Bijan Mazarji

Irvine, CA, October 3, 2011 – October 1st, 2011 marked the 10th Anniversary of the Irvine Global Village Festival in Irvine, CA. Each year the City of Irvine hosts the Irvine Global Village Festival, featuring cultural entertainment, food from around the world, community partners, exhibitors, and activities reflecting Irvine’s diverse population. PAAIA’s Orange County Chapter hosted a booth at the Festival featuring information on PAAIA and community resources for Iranian Americans including the new CalOptima Persian language resource.

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PAAIA’s Bay Area Chapter Sponsors Panel Presentation on Iran Sanctions

By PAAIA Staff

October 6, 2011, San Francisco, CA – Do you have property or inheritance in Iran? Can you legally transfer your assets in Iran to the United States? To find out the answers to these questions and more, join PAAIA’s Bay Area Chapter for an informative discussion at Stanford University and hear a panel of legal experts explain the recent Iran Sanctions and their legal implications for Iranian Americans.
This complimentary event is brought to you in partnership with the Iranian American Bar Association and the Persian Student Association at Stanford University.

For additional information and to RSVP, click here.


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