On a sunny, summer Monday in 2005, three residents of Culver City, CA. climbed into a Jeep Cherokee and headed north, towards the community of Lancaster, CA. The senior member of that group held in his hand the deed to property in Lancaster, CA. That gentleman had never stood on the land of which he now found himself an owner. In fact, that Culver City gentleman had thought that another Californian had acquired ownership of the property, the very property for which our north-bound, Culver City resident now held the deed.
The trio from Culver City knew that the property of interest was in Lancaster, CA, but they did not know exactly where in that city it could be found. As they drove into Lancaster, in search of their property, they realized that they would need assistance. They decided to seek help from someone familiar with Lancaster, CA homes and Lancaster, CA property.
During their search for assistance, the trio from Culver City passed the offices of a realtor. The travelers from Culver City had no way of knowing that this was no ordinary real estate office. It looked like a normal real estate office. Hence the oldest of the Culver City travelers directed the driver to pull into the office parking lot. He than went into the building in Lancaster, CA that housed the offices of that Lancaster realtor. The other two adults in the car stayed inside the car in the parking lot; they sat there waiting...and waiting.
What, they wondered, had happened to the third member of their group? Had he unknowingly walked into some sort of trap? Had he been pulled into a kidnapping attempt, one staged there in Lancaster, CA? Finally the nervous pair in the car saw the older gentleman step from the real estate office. Excitedly that older gentleman came over to the car.
That older gentleman, a naturalized citizen of the United States, had found what he least-expected to find. He had chanced upon realtors who displayed a familiarity with far more than just Lancaster, CA homes. They also knew a good bit about some of the homes and property in Iran, the country of birth for the naturalized citizen from Culver City.
That chance meeting illustrated how quickly our small world is now getting even smaller. In 2005 a man from Iran, a man living half-a-world away from the city of his birth, had found in Lancaster, CA a special man and wife real estate team, a team that had also come from Iran. The two Persians had met because they were both eager to profit from the resources of their adopted country.
It should be noted that the large number of Persians within Los Angeles has become a matter of public record. What many Californians fail to realize is that those Persians from L.A. are now in the process of migrating into the less-populous areas of Los Angeles County. The direction of that migration seems to account for the discovery of a Persian real estate team in the sparsely-populated town of Lancaster, CA. Yet travelers to Lancaster, CA soon find that there is one thing one can not escape while in sunny California. Even in Lancaster, CA one can not avoid the multi-ethnic nature of Los Angeles County.