Meet The Iron Man of Persian Community Mr. Shahbod Noori

Shahbod Noori editor-in-chief of Tehran Weekly Magazine

Press Release

Los Angeles California

Shahbod Noori was born on March , 1964, in Iran, Tehran.

He became a driving instructor there at age 17 (Afshar Driving School) -(Zohreh Driving School). 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 1987 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 has put together 12 successful charity concerts and   Expo 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 31 Persian festivals and expo, which drew from 3,000 to 5,000 people, at sites including  Mehregan on Hollywood Park Casino, Woodley Park, and Pierce College, Hotel Irvine, Universal Los Angeles and woodland hills Hilton Hotel. 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, U.S. Congressman Tony Cárdenas, Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca, and Zev Yaroslavsky from Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, among many others.

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.

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 Resave his Doctor Degree of Business Administration from American Premier University on October 31 2017  

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. For more information visit Shahbod Noori at

 Shahbod Noori and Tehran International Weekly Magazine was Media Partner of 29th Annual AIDS Walk LA 2013 to be held on October 13, 2013.
Tehran International Weekly Magazine Media Partner of 29th Annual AIDS Walk LA 2013
October 7, 2013 – Tarzana, CA – Tehran International Weekly Magazine Corporation publisher of Tehran International Weekly Magazine announced that leading Persian-Language weekly magazine Tehran International Weekly Magazine is an official media partner for the first time of the 29th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2013, which is the largest AIDS fundraising event in California to be held on Sunday, October 13, 2013 in West Hollywood, CA.“At Tehran International Weekly Magazine we are so proud to help and give back to the community, It is also a grate opportunity for every human to be involved and be a part of a great cause.” said Mr. Shahbod Noori, Executive Director & Publisher of Tehran International Weekly Magazine .The 29th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles is this Sunday, October 13, 2013 to be held at West Hollywood Park 647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
About AIDS Walk Los Angeles:
Since its inception in 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has benefited AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA), an AIDS service organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV; reducing the incidence of HIV infection; and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy. AIDS Walk Los Angeles makes it possible for APLA to provide urgently needed food, dental care, safe housing, and much more to people in need living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, visit Walk Los Angeles is one of the biggest, most diverse, and highly anticipated annual events in Los Angeles. Last year, a passionate crowd of 30,000 walkers and 2,500 volunteers raised more than $2.9 million for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and advocacy programs. Since its inception, the event has raised more than $74 million to fight the disease in Los Angeles County, and the AIDS Walk movement has raised more than a half-billion dollars nationwide. For more information visit AIDS Walk Los Angeles at