“One Man With Courage Make A Majority” Shahbod Noori is the Publisher and President of Tehran International Weekly Magazine and the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Persian Relief Center.
Shahbod Noori was born on March 10, 1964, in Iran, Tehran. He became a driving instructor there at age 17. When the regime changed in Iran, he fled from his country through the mountains to Pakistan. There he continued to work as a driver, and also as a bodyguard for celebrities.
After one year in Karachi, Pakistan, Shahbod Noori moved to Vienna, Austria. He worked for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) as a driver and security guard for the Jewish Synagogue. In 1986 he moved to New York and after six months, decided to head for the Golden State of California.
In Los Angeles, Shahbod Noori started his own driving school, Foojan Driving School. At the same time, for fun and because he loves Friday nights, he began creating and promoting Friday Night-only nightclubs at famous locations around the Los Angeles area. They included Rendezvous on Club Yes in West LA; Spanky on Paradise Night Club in Century City; Club Lido in Tarzana; and Club Rio in Encino.
Shahbod Noori is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Persian Relief Center, a non-profit organization founded in 2008 to assist low-income or no-income families. Shahbod Noori is an entrepreneur with many skills. When he is not working on his Tehran International Weekly Magazine, he is working at his Super California Deli & Market (located at 20050 Vanowen St #C in Canoga Park, C). Super California Deli & Market has been serving the San Fernando Valley Persian community since 2009. In 2011 he opened California Kabob Restaurant (located at 20050 Vanowen St #B in Canoga Park, CA).
Shahbod Noori has put together 11 successful charity concerts with more than 3000 people for the Persian Relief Center. He has raised money and helped several dozens of people to keep roofs over their heads, go to school, find jobs, and has even sheltered them in his home for many months. Shahbod Noori promoted nine Persian festivals, which drew from 8,000 to 12,000 people, at sites including Mehregan on Hollywood Park Casino, Woodley Park, and Pierce College. He produced six Persian New Year’s festivals with more than 25,000 people in attendance on Balboa Lake Park in San Fernando Valley area.
Shahbod Noori is also the Founder & Executive Director of Tehran International Weekly Magazine, one of the leading Persian-Language magazines in the United States and around the World since 1996. In 2003, Shahbod Noori Started his recording company, Tehran Records, and has produced and distributed the albums from the top Persian singers.
During his entrepreneur and publishing careers, Shahbod Noori has met and worked with powerful politicians, newsmakers and shakers such as former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, LA District Attorney Gil Garcetti, Former Mayor of Los Angeles Richard Riordan, City of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Sheriff Lee Baca, and Zev Yaroslavsky from Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, among many others.
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He started his publishing company in 1989 with The Original Bazaar Weekly, the first free classified and advertising paper among Iranians residing in Southern California. Besides being a publisher, Shahbod Noori has always shown great concern for social issues within the Iranian community.
Both as a journalist and publisher, Shahbod Noori not only tries to be a true voice of Iranians in Southern California and around the globe, but also helps many in the community at times of despair and hardship. His passion for social justice and helping the most vulnerable women and children in society led him to found The Persian Relief Center.
For all his contributions for the betterment of society, in particular the Persian community, Shahbod Noori has received awards from the City of Los Angeles, and a Citizen award from the Los Angeles Police Department. Even the Persian community of which he is such a vital player has recognized his work and contribution by awarding him the Persian Media Award. Shahbod Noori is a recipient of the Charity Award and is Member of Who’s Who.
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Shahbod Noori travels all over the word and had visited many countries. Shahbod Noori has wide ranging interests, hobbies and activities. He is an accomplished photographer. Shahbod Noori is a professional Persian chef. Shahbod Noori is a licensed security guard. Shahbod Noori is also a licensed massage therapist: he has healing hands in meditation and pain management. Shahbod Noori is an Entertainment Sponsor and coach of many Persian models, actors and singers. Shahbod Noori loves to watch movies, viewing one movie per night before he goes to sleep.
Shahbod Noori is known as the Iron man, sometime working more than 12 hours a day. He is like a respected godfather of the Persian community because those who are in trouble or need assistance know they can go to him for advice and help.
Mr. Shahbod Noori is the Founder and Executive Director of the publishing company. In 1989 he published the first 24- page Original Bazaar Weekly.
The Original Bazaar Weekly was the first free classified and a display advertising paper published for the Iranian community in Southern California.
After eight years, the Original Bazaar Weekly was the most popular free classified advertising paper among Iranians residing in Southern California. However, this great success was just the beginning.
In 1996, Mr. Shahbod Noori published Tehran International Weekly Magazine, which covers world news, entertainment, art, sports, cultural & social events, politics, etc., by utilizing the talents of the most famous writers from within the Iranian community.
In 2000, Shahbod Noori, for the first time in the Iranian community, released 108 pages of Tehran Magazine online at www.tehranmagazine.com. The on-line version of the magazine is free for people to read or print in PDF format, and is updated weekly with a one-month lag-behind.
In 2013, after 17 years, Tehran International Weekly Magazine has become one of the most popular and powerful Iranian magazines in the United States and around the world. Although it mainly focuses on California, the magazine covers the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and Middle East, as well.
Photos credit to: Shahbod Noori private archive collections, Travis Jourdain/Five Minute Photos and Gisele Rebeiro/PartyBy5.com
Editor’s Note: We want to thank and congratulate Mr. Shahbod Noori for all his contributions to the community and accomplishments. We want to wish him the best and we need more strong people like him that helps and cares about the community. We are so proud and happy to featured him in our pages.
By Carla B. Follow on Twitter @EOTMPR & Facebook.com/ EOTM.Media Last night I had the opportunity to attend Author Lourdes Duque Baron, in conjunction with The Baron Publishing House Corporation and The Filipino American Press Club of California private press book signing for “Scripted in Heaven”…
On Saturday, February 16, 2013, the red carpet, the DJ, the entertainment, surprises and the yummy Buffet Seafood food was ready for the guests of International Published Boook Author Lourdes Duque Baron’s Private Press Book Signing held at Cafe Sierra, Universal Hilton 555 Universal Hollywood Dr. in Universal City, CA 91608-1001 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The event was hosted by Cynthia Manley and co-hosted by Recording Artist Fawn, Bernardo Bernardo and Bernardina Kimmerle.
The Filipino American Press Club of California made an special entertainment surprise gift in honor and celebration of International Published Book Author Lourdes Duque Baron’s birthday. The surprise was a magic show that was performed by Cecile and Mighty Show. Also The Filipino American Press Club of California presented a trophy roses and a certificate to author Lourdes Duque Baron.
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The event included also free signed books by author Lourdes Duque Baron and special performances by Matthew Parry-Jones, Cynthia Manley.
During the event singer Matthew Parry-Jones, who is just 12 years, and his mother signed a new recording contract with producer Andrew Lane.
The Baron Publishing House Corporation, World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations, Diversity News Publications and Diversity News Magazine presented surprise awards to: CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION to Cynthia Manley, Recording Artist Fawn, Matthew Parry-Jones. Also Diversity News Publications and Diversity News Magazine presented a surprise CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION to author Lourdes Duque Baron for her book“Scripted In Heaven.”
Some of the invited VIP’s guest and celebrities that attended were Reatha Grey from NBC Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Canan Ayfer Fraser from Scream Famous Clothing store, Publisher and president Shahbod Noori from Tehran International Weekly Magazine, Recording, Carla Simpson, CEO from EOTM Media Group, Record producer Andrew Lane, Actress Thushari Jayasekera and many more.
Per media reports close to 100 people attended the event and it appears, every one enjoyed the entertainment, the surprises and the food.
The event was held by The Baron Publishing House Corporation with Diversity News Productions/
The Baron Publishing House Corporation wants to thanks The Filipino American Press Club of California, Five Minute Photos, Alireza Kia Photography, Cynthia Manley, Matthew Parry-Jones, World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations, Diversity News Printing Services, Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News Productions, Diversity News Publications, EOTM Media Group, Tehran International Weekly Magazine, Scream Famous Clothing, Celestial Productions and ScriptedInHeaven.com
About Lourdes Duque Baron: Lourdes (Lou) Baron is a community leader, international published book author of Scripted in Heaven, beauty queen (3rd runner-up for Mrs. Asia USA 2011 representing the Philippines)
About Scripted In Heaven: Scripted in Heaven follows the journey of Dr. Robinson V. Baron and his physical and metaphysical healing. As a stubborn surgeon, he ignores a cryptic warning from an old lady about a supposedly imminent complication with his health. The struggles that follow take him to journey of spiritual renewal, which leads him to rediscover his true faith and his true love. He seeks for the divine guidance of Padre Pio da Pietrelcina while trials and tribulations test him and his family. His devotion grew, even causing him to embark on a punishing pilgrimage to San Giovanni Rotondo in Italy, despite his fragile health. His mystical metamorphosis is a story of courage, sacrifice, and triumph. It inspires the reader to reflect on his own weakness and makes him long for purpose and truth in his mortal life. For more information visit http://scriptedinheaven.com/
Photos credit to: Alireza Kia/Alireza Kia Photography and Gisele Rebeiro/PartyBy5.com
International Published Book Author Lourdes Duque Baron from Scripted In Heaven Private Press Book Signing at Cafe Sierra Universal Hilton
The Baron Publishing House Corporation in association with Filipino American Press Club of California invites you to a private press book signing event of International Published Book Author Lourdes Duque Baron from Scripted In Heaven to be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Cafe Sierra, Universal Hilton 555 Universal Hollywood Dr. in Universal City, CA 91608-1001 from 6 – 10pm.
Invited guests and celebrities includes Reatha Grey from NBC Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, Canan Ayfer Fraser from Scream Famous Clothing store, Performer, recording artist and DIVA Cynthia Manley, Publisher and president Shahbod Noori from Tehran International Weekly Magazine (who will bring copies of the magazine for the guests), Carla Simpson, CEO from EOTM Media Group, Recording artist, performer, composer and DIVA Fawn, Record producer Andrew Lane, Actress Thushari Jayasekera and many more.
The event will featured buffet Seafood Dinner, No Host Bar or parking. Each member or invited guest present to be gifted with hard cover and special limited edition of her book “Scripted in Heaven”. A special guest performance by Matthew Parry-Jones. This is also the Filipino American Press Club of California special entertainment program in honor and celebration of International Published Book Author Lourdes Duque Baron birthday.
The Baron Publishing House Corporation wants to thanks Five Minute Photos, World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations, Diversity News Printing Services, Diversity News Magazine, Celestial Productions and ScriptedInHeaven.com
The hot heat did not stop anyone to drive up to the hills in the City of West Covina, CA., where serenity and history was been made with the official launch and signing of a book the every one wanted to get a copy of it and be part of it’s history.
On Sunday, July 29, 2012 Author Lourdes Duque Baron, MHA, MSG, hosted Official “Scripted In Heaven” book launch and signing at the Convent of the Trinitarians of Mary located at 3009 East Cameron Ave.,West Covina, CA 91791 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Joining Lourdes Duque Baron was Mother Lillie and the Sisters of the Trinitarians of Mary at their newest convent in West Covina, California. With the attendance of close to 300 people that attended the red carpet event, which included many doctors from different medical fields coming even from Chicago to support book author Lourdes D. Baron and her husband Dr. Robinson V. Baron.
Some of the attendees were Dr. Cary Presant, Book Editor Paolo M. Manuel, Venus Herbito, Carol Diaz, Dr. Leilanie Mon, Dr. Richard Mon, Dr. Crispin See, Dr. William Choctaw, Dr. Franklin Cabebe, Benny Uy, Lydia V. Solis, Stella Gomez and many more.
“Yesterday was very hot in West Covina, But the turn out was Huge. Thank you very much. It was a Celestial Success. Thank you, I love you guys.” said Author Lourdes Duque Baron, MHA, MSG from Scripted In Heaven. (Please click on the photos to view regular size)
The event program featured inspirational speeches from various physicians, various singing live performances by Shay Louise, Fil-Am Dot Nesst and Dr. Fred Quevedo, the book signing, catered food, refreshments and oh course an after-party. The event emcee was Norma Jean A. Eustaquio (Photojournalist of Scripted In Heaven). Author Lourdes Duque Baron, MHA, MSG., made an emotional speech thanking all the physicians, friends, fans and supporters for been there to support her event.
Celebrity photographer, actor, writer Travis Jourdain reported on lasplash.com that “The guests were in great spirit and really seem to enjoy themselves. There was also a red carpet that many people participated to get photographed and capture the memory of this wonderful day. Followed by the book signing where over 100 books of Scripted In Heaven were purchased and signed personally by Lourdes Duque Baron.”
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Per book author Lourdes Duque Baron: For those people who were not make it to the official Scripted in Heaven book launching and signing event with Mother Lillie and the Sisters of the Trinitarians of Mary in West Covina, California, can purchase online the Special Hardcover Limited Edition for $50.00 + Tax and Shipping athttp://scriptedinheaven.com/ or call (888) 882-9946 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Digital/E-Book also will be available soon. Also more book signings will be held in Southern California and including in the Philippines.
About Scripted In Heaven: Scripted in Heaven is a story about the physical and metaphysical healing of Dr. Robinson V. Baron. It is a story of a surgeon who believes he is invincible. When the misguided night of his soul succumbs to the relentless, illicit carnal seductions and lures him to the cesspool of mortal sins, he ‘meets’ Padre Pio da Pietrelcina, who’s been dead for over 29 years, and encounters a saving grace that delivers him from the portals of perdition. For more informationvisit http://scriptedinheaven.com/
About Author Lourdes Duque Baron, MHA, MSG: Lourdes Duque Baron, MHA, MSG, is a Catholic baby boomer and the wife of Dr, Robinson V. Baron. Upon embarking on this incredible journey, she has dedicated her life to spreading the message of Padre Pio. For more information visit her officialblog at http://scriptedinheaven.wordpress.com/
Photos credit to: Travis Jourdain, Five Minute Photos for World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations & Diversity News Publications
Sources: Examiner.com, LASplash.com, DiversityNewsPublications.com
Editor’s Note: Article first published on August 11, 2012 on Examiner.com at http://www.examiner.com/article/author-lourdes-duque-baron-official-scripted-heaven-book-signing-a-success
Celebrity Photographer Travis Jourdain Lands U/5 Role On The Young and The Restless Soap opera airs on CBS
Celebrity Photographer Travis Jourdain will be appearing in the soap opera The Young and the Restless on Friday May 4th, 2012 on CBS at 12:30 pst. Be sure to tune in.
On April 28, 2012 it was announced that Travis Jourdain has decided to jump back into the acting business after taking a break for awhile, and within 2 weeks back in the biz he landed a role on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.
During his break from the acting business he took some time to learn about the “Industry”.
He decided to get into the music business, and started developing artists which he later managed.
Travis also opened a small indie record label that was running for 3 years. He then branched out into the PR business, then spent some time behind a casting desk learning the different aspects of the industry along the way.
With all this under his belt he decided to venture off into another important part of this industry. Which happen to be photography. He found a niche in the photography business and has been pursing a career as a Celebrity Photographer for the past few years.
A veteran in photography, though Travis is fairly new to the Hollywood scene. He has managed to establish himself in such a short period of time as an amazing red carpet, movie stills, and headshot photographer. While doing so has positioned himself right in the middle of all the action. From creating amazing headshots of upcoming and established actors, to covering red carpet events for major celebrities, and shooting stills on movie sets. Capturing these priceless moments is what he does best. So many opportunities have derived from the people, and events that he has associated with such as shooting the 12th Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival Opening Night – Arrivals, Echo Hattix Bday Party, Big Bang New Year’s Eve 2012 Party Hosted by Mario Lopez, Chrysler Presents The 2012 300s with Beats by Dr. Dre, “Riverdance” at the Pantages Theatre Opening Night – Arrivals, 21st Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, 9th Annual Tri-Union Diversity awards, Artist for Peace concert with Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan, 15th Annual Los Angeles Latino awards, 5th Annual Pre-BET Awards Celebration Dinner, Bollywood Hollywood Fusion, Rev. Jesse Jackson 69th Birthday, Last Day of Summer – film screening, American Ballet of Los Angeles, Branded Art Red Carpet w/ Macy Gray, BLO Hair Salon Grand Opening, National Association for Hispanic Advancement, Far East Movement – music group, Mrs. Asia USA, F.A.M.E, MONIQUE COLEMAN OF “HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL”, Heineken | Ashanti Event, E-40′s 40th B-DAY Party, Don Cheadle – Giant Magazine release, SouthMain Rejuvenation Institute Grand Opening and EXOTIFIT. These are just a few of the many engagements that he has been involved with. For more information you can visit Travis Jourdain IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3292560/ About The Young and the Restless: The Young and the Restless (often abbreviated to Y&R) is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictionalWisconsin town called Genoa City, which is unlike and unrelated to the real life village of the same name, Genoa City, Wisconsin. First broadcast on March 26, 1973, The Young and the Restless was originally broadcast as half-hour episodes, five times a week. It expanded to one hour episodes on February 4, 1980. In 2006, the series began airing encore episodes weeknights on SOAPnet. The series is also syndicated internationally. MEDIA CONTACT: Alex Leon, Director of Marketing & PR World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc. TELS: (323) 465-3945 or (213) 321-9408 http://worldwidevitalpr.wordpress.com/ email@example.com Sources: World Wide Vital Marketing and Public Relations, Wikipedia Photo credit to: FIVE MINUTE PHOTOS Graphic credit to: Wikipedia Note: Travis Jourdain is available for television, radio, online, print interviews. Contact Alex Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org to set it up.
While the producer, director, and cast walked the red carpet, guests started arriving to watch the special screening of Janked, the Movie, held at LA Film School in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The screening started at 6:00 pm and ended around 7:30 pm. At the end of the movie, producer/director Dakota Aesquivel brought some of the main characters to the stage for a question and answer session.
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