Mark Smith March 18, 2018 0 comments

Nastaran Dibai

Nastaran Dibai has written for big hit TV sitcoms including “The Nanny,” “According to Jim,” and her latest project, “Hope and Faith” starring Kelly Ripa. But being a writer and moving up to being an executive producer has not been an easy feat! As a woman in Hollywood, getting her
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Mark Smith November 23, 2017 0 comments

Kasra, Connecting the Persain community to Hollywood

The presence of U.S. based TV networks serving the Persian audience worldwide has been the raising ground for many young journalists who are active in various fields of journalism. OCPC was able to get one-on-one with Kasra Ghanei, one of the leading journalists active in reporting on American cinema and
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Mark Smith November 17, 2017 0 comments

Lion and Sun

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Shahryar in early May to talk about what has been going on with him since we last spoke almost a year ago. For our readers who remember our first article back in August, Shahryar had just come out with his debut album
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Mark Smith August 24, 2017 0 comments

Real Life Back in the “OC””

Leaving Berkeley was a life decision that was not easy to make. Not only was it the city of my college experience, it was home to one of the happiest and most memorable periods of my life. If you’ve never been to Berkeley, let me try to give you a
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Mark Smith August 21, 2017 0 comments

Heart Savers

It’s rare among us to go in for a checkup when there are no apparent signs of illness. However, you may be surprised! Early detection can reveal asymptomatic and often life-threatening diseases generally not detectable by physical exams in preventing possible health risks that we may not be aware of.
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Mark Smith July 12, 2017 0 comments

Cover Story Kamran & Hooman’s New Album: “20”

After nearly two years of anticipation Kamran and Hooman released their long awaited album “20”. This summer sensation has topped charts since its release in June, becoming the number one selling album at VIRGIN RECORDS in Dubai, and has maintained its number one position since its release on eworldrecords.com, fueled
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Mark Smith May 22, 2017 0 comments

Persia The Giant Empire

With the disintegration of the Mongol II Khan empire in the 1330s a number of small local dynasties appeared, usually only locally effective, and often founded by former Mongol officers and administrators. The Muzaffarids were considerable patrons of art, including acting as patrons to the great poet Hafiz, but their
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Mark Smith April 16, 2017 0 comments

Fine Art Adel Rakhshani

Creativity occurs in every field of human endeavor, not just in the arts. Whenever people express original ideas, they are being creative. The ability of creative people to accept disorder also extends to their working methods. In order to venture into new ideas, artists must disrupt old ones, creating disorder
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Mark Smith April 12, 2017 0 comments

Cal Poly Pomona

It’s rare among us to go in for a checkup when there are no apparent signs of illness. However, you may be surprised! Early detection can reveal asymptomatic and often life-threatening diseases generally not detectable by physical exams in preventing possible health risks that we may not be aware of.
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Mark Smith April 10, 2017 0 comments

Dining Out Hatam A Family Restaurant in Mission Viejo

“”Where is a good place to go for authentic Persian food?”” How many times have your non-Persian friends asked you that question? Well, a few weeks ago we decided to go and check out a local Persian restaurant in the neighborhood called Hatam. It’s a cozy little place with a
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Mark Smith March 18, 2017 0 comments

CSUF Persian Studies & Language Program

This past month, OCPC had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Dr. Thomas Klammer, the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Cal State Fullerton, regarding the Farsi classes currently offered there. Both Cal State Fullerton and the Iranian Cultural Center of Orange County’s goal is to
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