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COLD HEAT NEWS » Business, Culture & Arts, Entertainment, Featured Article, Legal & Politics, People » DELPHI GREEK’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY ROCKED WESTWOOD, WITH SERIOUS POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE, Wednesday OCTOBER 18, 2015


 The Delphi Greek 30th Anniversary birthday cake


Delphi Greek’s 30TH ANNIVERSARY, as attendees, actors, political dignitaries, and celebrities rubbed elbows, rocked Westwood with serious pomp and circumstance, last week, Wednesday October 18, 2015 at 1383 Westwood Blvd. In addition, Roozbeh Farahanipour,its president and owner, The Consul General of Greece, Gregory Karahalios along with Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley Thomas, who has regularly been cheered and urged, at various politically themed events in Inglewood,  to run for President of The USA, beamed with pride and sung praises of how well Roozbeh Farahanipour has helped the Westwood community, and fostered an incredibly positive image of Greek culture and its people—– A special, ethical and hard working people.

Also in attendance to witness this momentous occasion, celebrities and close politically inclined buddies of Farahanipour, such as State Senator Joel Anderson, Former Mayor of Beverly Hills Jimmy Delshad—no stranger to celebrity studded events such as this———award winning actress(“Seeking Valentine”) (“Strangers in a Book”) Vida Ghaffari; (“Seeking  Valentine”)  (“Circus of the Dead”)Kristin West; Alex Kalognomos, Executive  Director of The Greek Film Festival; Bio-fed President Tracy Rafter; Award winning  celebrity chef  Rama Pourarab;  Director & actor Armin Nasseri; actress and hypnotist Mo Kelly, and a plethora of other singers, and actors abounded.


 Big time tv show “Scorpion” actor-You should know his name.
Roozbeh Farahanipour ‘s events wreak of fun times, networking “as long as the day is long”, great Greek food  but most of all, his events are known to be full of excitement, surprise and elegance, its guests regularly decked out in the most exotic, and at times culturally exquisite clothing and one never knows who will step into their lives! It is the place to be to meet new friends and learn a thing or two.

 ACRTESSES—Vida Ghaffari  & Patricia Kara
Finally, the finale of this awesome star struck extravaganza was not a band singing or a modeling  red carpet event but the cutting of the tape that symbolized the emergence of a new phase in Delphi Greek’s existence———hitting the big 3-0–yes you got it–longevity.

 writer Nasrin Mohammdi’s book about her brave brother who was murdered by
the Iranian government because he stood for truth and righteousness and resisted the Iranian Regime.

So my hat’s off to you Mr. Roozbeh Farahanipour. Congratulations. May you keep going strong. Greek Strong. May you continually carry yourself well  “on and off the court”—at Delphi Greek and in the world: Meeting and greeting and making all around you better and stronger as a result of your influence. The world is a much better place with you in it and all of your friends hope that in 30 more years we will all be at your Delphi Greek’s 60th ANNIVERSARY! Rock on for the Delphi, for Westwood, for Greeks but most importantly , as you continue to see, you not only have a fantastically diverse fan base, spilling over into many demographics, but also people genuinely like you. Consequently, rock on for the world. Great job!!…And many more!

 Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, Roozbeh Farahanipour, Senator Joel Anderson, Tina Nieto

 Jimmy Jamshid Delshad, Consul General of Greece Gregory Karahalios


Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

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