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    • 21-Jul-2024
    • 7:15 AM
    • La Orilla Trails in Rancho Santa Fe

    AIAP July Hike

    The AIAP hike for July will be at La Orilla Trails in Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday, July 21, 2024.

    16398 El Camino Real, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091


    La Orilla trail is in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological park in Encinitas. Round trip is approximately 7 miles and it is a relatively flat and easy trail.  For the more capable hikers, we can hike an additional 0.25 mile the Annie’s Canyon on our way.  

    When: Sunday, July 21th, 2024.

    Time: 7:15 AM (we meet at 7:15 am and hit the trails at 7:30am sharp)

    Place to Meet:  16398 El Camino Real in Rancho Santa Fe

    Parking is very limited (8-10cars) on El Camino Real road, so carpool is a must and get there early.  

    Please bring enough water, snack and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

    For more information about the trail visit:


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    • 31-Jul-2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sufi Restaurant

    Date: July 31, 2024

    Event Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

    Location: Sufi Mediterranean Restaurant - 5915 Balboa Ave, SD, CA 92111

    Short presentation:  Music by Milad & Maryam Hosseini and Mike Jones.

    Topic: An evening of the classical and folk music of Iran, Presented by UCSD music students 

    Main Presenter: Ellen Estilai

    Topic: "Readings from Exit Prohibited: a Memoir"

    Main Presentation:  After the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Ellen Estilai and her family attempt to leave Tehran, their home of nine years.  At the airport, her Iranian husband is inexplicably prevented from leaving. As he confronts hostile colleagues and the Islamic Republic’s opaque bureaucracy, Estilai examines their lives, trying to understand what might have brought them to this point. Exit Prohibited is a story of a complex Iran, at once welcoming and hostile, progressive and traditional, enamored of and distrustful of the West—an Iran as complex as Estilai’s relationship to it.

    About Ellen Estilai: She' the author of Exit Prohibited, a memoir of Iran, and The Museum of Missing Things, a chapbook of poetry and prose. She earned a BA in Art from the University of California, Davis, and an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Tehran. She has spent much of her career collaborating with artists, writers, and agencies to strengthen communities through the arts. She has taught language, literature and writing in universities in Iran and California. Her essays, short stories and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.  Because Ellen and her husband have been immigrants in each other’s countries, her writing frequently explores the joys and tribulations of the immigrant experience.

    She lives in Riverside, California. 

    Language: English

Past Events

12-Jul-2024 Friday, July, 2024 - Social Gathering at Goli
26-Jun-2024 June 2024 - General Meeting
16-Jun-2024 June Monthly Hike
13-Jun-2024 Social Gathering at The Pizza Taproom- La Jolla
29-May-2024 New May General Meeting -2024
19-May-2024 Monthly Hike: Daley Ranch and Stanley Peak in Escondido
10-May-2024 Friday, May 10th, 2024- Social Gathering at Crust Pizzeria
24-Apr-2024 April General Meeting -2024
21-Apr-2024 Sunday- April, 21, 2024 - Monthly Hike
12-Apr-2024 Friday, April, 2024 - Social Gathering at Goli
23-Mar-2024 Nowruz 1403 Event
17-Mar-2024 Sunday- March, 17th, 2024 - Monthly Hike
14-Mar-2024 Social Gathering at The Pizza Taproom- La Jolla
28-Feb-2024 Wednesday, Feb.28th 2024- General Meeting
18-Feb-2024 Sunday, February 18th, 2024- Hiking
16-Feb-2024 Friday, Feb. 16th, 2024- Social Gathering at Four Points By Sheraton San Diego
31-Jan-2024 Wednesday, January 31st, 2024- General Meeting
20-Dec-2023 AIAP Yalda Celebration-Wednesday, Dec. 20th, 2023
17-Dec-2023 December 2023 - Monthly Hike: Los Penasquitos Trail
15-Dec-2023 Friday, December 15th, 2023 - Social Gathering at Goli
29-Nov-2023 Wednesday, November 29th, 2023- General Meeting
19-Nov-2023 Sunday, November 19th, 2023 - Monthly Hike
09-Nov-2023 Social Gathering at The Pizza Taproom- La Jolla
25-Oct-2023 Wednesday, October 25th, 2023- General Meeting
15-Oct-2023 Sunday, October 15th, 2023 - Elfin Forest Park
13-Oct-2023 Friday, October 13th, 2023 - Social Gathering at Goli
27-Sep-2023 Wednesday, September 27th, 2023- General Meeting
17-Sep-2023 September Hike - La Orilla Trails in Rancho Santa Fe
15-Sep-2023 Social Gathering at Goli
27-Aug-2023 August Hike - Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
20-Aug-2023 Cancellation - AIAP Annual Picnic - Sunday, August 20, 2023
10-Aug-2023 Social Gathering at Red-O
26-Jul-2023 July 26th, 2023- General Meeting
16-Jul-2023 July Hike - La Orilla Trails in Rancho Santa Fe
13-Jul-2023 Social Gathering at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
28-Jun-2023 June 28th, 2023- General Meeting
18-Jun-2023 AIAP’s June Hiking at Lake Hodges Trail
15-Jun-2023 Social Gathering at Seasons 52 Fresh Grill/ Wine Bar
31-May-2023 May 31st, 2023- General Meeting
21-May-2023 May 21st, 2023 Hiking
11-May-2023 Social Gathering at The Pizza Taproom- La Jolla
26-Apr-2023 April 26th, 2023- General Meeting
16-Apr-2023 April 16th - Monthly Hike
13-Apr-2023 Social Gathering at Z-Pizza - La Jolla Tap Room
02-Apr-2023 AIAP, PCC and HOI Present: "Sizdeh Bedar"
19-Mar-2023 Nowruz 1402
22-Feb-2023 February 22nd, 2023- General Meeting
19-Feb-2023 February 2023 - Monthly Hike
25-Jan-2023 January 25th, 2023- General Meeting
15-Jan-2023 January 2023 - Monthly Hike
18-Dec-2022 December 2022 - Monthly Hike: Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
16-Oct-2022 October 16th, 2022 - Monthly Hike
13-Oct-2022 October Gathering at Z-Pizza - La Jolla Tap Room
28-Sep-2022 September 28th, 2022 - General Meeting
18-Sep-2022 September 18th, 2022 - Monthly Hike
17-Sep-2022 The Celebration of Mr. Ebtehaj's life.
08-Sep-2022 Happy Hour - Thursday, September 8th, 2022
21-Aug-2022 AIAP Annual Picnic - Sunday, August 21st, 2022
12-Aug-2022 AIAP Happy Hour - Friday, August 12th, 2022
27-Jul-2022 July General Meeting
17-Jul-2022 July 2022 - Monthly Hike
14-Jul-2022 AIAP Happy Hour - July 2022
29-Jun-2022 The Celebration of Tirgan
16-Jun-2022 AIAP Happy Hour - June 2022
12-Jun-2022 June - Monthly Hike
08-Jun-2022 Zumba Class
25-May-2022 AIAP May's "General Meeting"
15-May-2022 May Monthly Hike
12-May-2022 Happy Hour
27-Apr-2022 April General Meeting
17-Apr-2022 Hiking
14-Apr-2022 Happy Hour
03-Apr-2022 Sizdah Bedar
26-Mar-2022 March Hike - Santa Rosa Plateau in Murrieta
10-Mar-2022 March Happy Hour at ZPizza - La Jolla Tap Room
23-Feb-2022 General Meeting: "Career Development Paths in Tech" - by Dr. Farhadi & Dr. Zakery
20-Feb-2022 February Hike - Elfin Forest Park
10-Feb-2022 February Happy Hour at ZPizza - La Jolla Tap Room
26-Jan-2022 General Meeting: "COVID Updates and Future" by Dr. Alidad Zadeh
16-Jan-2022 January Monthly Hike: Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
13-Jan-2022 Happy Hour at Zpizza TapRoom
26-Dec-2021 December Monthly Hike: Volcan
18-Dec-2021 AIAP Yalda Celebration
09-Dec-2021 Happy Hour at Zpizza TapRoom
21-Nov-2021 November Monthly Hike: Iron Mountain-Poway
17-Nov-2021 November Virtual Meeting: "Crisis in Afghanistan: Iran and the Taliban" by Dr. Mohsen Milani
11-Nov-2021 Happy Hour at Pacific Social in Carmel Valley
27-Oct-2021 October General Meeting: "Military Exercises on Both Sides of the Aras River" by Dr. Kazem Alamdari
17-Oct-2021 Monthly Hike: Mount Woodson - Lake Poway
15-Oct-2021 Happy Hour
29-Sep-2021 September General Meeting: "Healthy ways to handle life’s stressors" by Dr. Peyman Raoofi
19-Sep-2021 September Monthly Hike: Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
09-Sep-2021 Happy Hour at Pacific Social in Carmel Valley
22-Aug-2021 Annual Picnic 2021
15-Aug-2021 Monthly Hike: Torrey Pines
12-Aug-2021 Happy Hour at Pacific Social in Carmel Valley
28-Jul-2021 General Meeting: "Public Opinion and Survey Research in Iran: Challenges and Opportunities" by Mr. Daniel L. Tavana
22-Jul-2021 Please join our Clubhouse room today June 22nd, at 10:00 am PDT
18-Jul-2021 Monthly Hike: Torrey Pines
15-Jul-2021 Happy Hour at Pacific Social in Carmel Valley
30-Jun-2021 General Meeting: "OFAC and the Iranian-American Community" by Ms. Mehrnoush Yazdanyar
20-Jun-2021 Monthly Hike: Iron Mountain-Poway
17-Jun-2021 Happy Hour at Pacific Social in Carmel Valley
26-May-2021 General Meeting: "The U.S. Healthcare System: Problems and Solutions" by Mr. Maz Hadaegh
20-May-2021 Happy Hour at Pacific Social in Carmel Valley
28-Apr-2021 General Meeting: "How To Translate Science Into A Revolutionary Business" by Dr. Parastoo Khoshakhlagh
18-Apr-2021 Monthly Hike: Lake Miramar Trail
20-Mar-2021 Nowruz 1400 with Shally Z. (MC), K-Von (comedian), Masih & Sina (musicians), and Sahra Shirazi (dance)
24-Feb-2021 General Meeting: "What's New in 2020 Taxes" by Mr. Hedayat Jafari. "Love, Happiness & Challenges dur. Pandemic" by Ms. Parinaz Basiri
27-Jan-2021 General Meeting: "Demystifying COVID 19 Vaccines" by Dr. Alidad Zadeh
16-Dec-2020 General Meeting: Yalda Night & AIAP Election; Celebrating YALDA, Victory of Lights over Darkness
18-Nov-2020 General Meeting: "A Book Talk with the Author of Contesting the Iranian Revolution: The Green Uprisings" by Dr. Pouya Alimagham
21-Oct-2020 General Meeting: "The Electoral College and the 2020 Election" by Dr. David Faris
30-Sep-2020 General Meeting: "Political Economy and The African-American Experience" by Mr. Kamaal Martin
26-Aug-2020 General Meeting: "Bird's Eye View of an ER Doctor During COVID-19 Pandemic" by Dr. Shahrzad Rafiee, Long Beach Memorial Hospital
29-Jul-2020 General Meeting: "Why People Rebel?" by Dr. Alam Saleh
24-Jun-2020 General Meeting: "Financial Abundant in Challenging Times" by Mr. Nick Yekani
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27-May-2020 General Meeting: "Reset Your Life with Simple Techniques" by Dr. Foojan Zeine
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21-Mar-2020 (Cancelled) Nowruz 1399 with KAMYAR Live in San Diego
17-Mar-2020 (Cancelled) 21st Annual Chahar-Shanbeh Soori with Sandy, DJ Julius, DJ Mohsen, DJ Kiarash, DJ Sepand & DJ Davood in San Diego
15-Mar-2020 (Cancelled) Hike: Black Mountain Open Space Park
12-Mar-2020 Happy Hour at Pacific Social in Carmel Valley
26-Feb-2020 General Meeting: "Practical Tips to Lose Weight & Keep it Off" by Ms. Erin Peisach, RDN
16-Feb-2020 Hike: Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve
13-Feb-2020 Happy Hour at Pacific Social in Carmel Valley
29-Jan-2020 General Meeting: “Legal Ways to Transfer Assets from Iran to US and How to Obtain OFACLicense" by Ms. Mehrnoush Yazdanyar, Esq.
19-Jan-2020 Hike: Mount Woodson at Lake Poway (Potato Chip)
16-Jan-2020 Happy Hour at Pacific Social in Carmel Valley
20-Dec-2019 Yalda Night with Max Amini Live
18-Dec-2019 AIAP Election, and Yalda Celebration
15-Dec-2019 Hiking at South Fortuna Mountain, Mission Trails Regional Park
12-Dec-2019 Happy Hour at Pacific Social in Carmel Valley
20-Nov-2019 General Meeting: "Trump's Maximum Pressure and the Impact from Election 2020 " by Dr. Kazem Alamdari, Dr. Hosein Ghazian , Dr. Assal Rad , Mehrnoush Yazdanyar
17-Nov-2019 Hike at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Julian)
14-Nov-2019 Happy Hour at Angelika Film Center and Cafe
30-Oct-2019 General Meeting: "How To Get the Most out of Medicare & Social Security Benefits?" by Mr. Mojtaba Fakourfar, Health Insurance Expert
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20-Oct-2019 Hike at Elfin Forest Park
17-Oct-2019 Happy Hour at Indigo Grill
09-Oct-2019 Child Foundation Meeting and Presentation
25-Sep-2019 General Meeting: "Emerging Organ Models and Organ Printing" by Dr. Ali Khadem-hossein
15-Sep-2019 Hike at Iron Mountain in Poway
13-Sep-2019 Happy Hour
25-Aug-2019 Annual Picnic 2019
31-Jul-2019 General Meeting: "Kings and the Clerics in Our Modern History " by Dr. Abbas Amanat

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