Editor's note: Social Media has changed the format of event planning and announcements. Nowadays, the organizers of events create a page on Facebook (or Eventbrite, etc) to promote their occasion. People can RSVP and even comment on the page. It's a much better system. It would be very expensive for us to replicate the format. Therefore, we no longer announce events unless asked to do so by you. Furthermore, we have reduced our coverage of local events for the same reason. It's best for us to focus on updating the news and media pages which are the most popular among our visitors. A strategic retreat is sometimes the best choice when you're facing overwhelming odds. We simply don't have the resources to take on the social media giants or Iranian-American organizations.