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Drawing blood from his own arm, the father resolved to save his children from starvation and dehydration at sea. He dribbled it into their mouths, all to deliver them from a bleak promise of poverty and repression. That's how Phu Nguyen describes his...
COSTA MESA — Mayor Allan Mansoor has been trying to appeal to the Vietnamese American community, a key voting bloc in his bid for the 68th Assembly District. Toward that goal he's enlisted the support of a Little Saigon political insider, Daisy...
COSTA MESA — The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a resolution recognizing June 19 as "the Day of Remembrance for Overseas Vietnamese Veterans of the Republic of South Vietnam." Officials adopted the resolution after Mayor Allan...
Tags: Elections, Local Elections, Defense, Armed Forces
WESTMINSTER — As she toured Little Saigon, Ghada Said Gerges Amien, an Egyptian civil rights lawyer, was impressed with seeing the structure, order and principles of the American system up close. "There's respect, understanding, democracy and...
On Tuesday, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor had us reliving that scene of rooftop pandemonium at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon back on April 30, 1975. On that dark day, the last of the American choppers ferried evacuees away to the safety of ships standing by...
At this time of year, like many cooks, I'm obsessed with fresh herbs. But you can keep your Genovese basil, French tarragon and Italian parsley; for me the magic is in the leafy aromatics of the Vietnamese table -- red perilla, garlic chives and rice...
Tags: Pasta, Garlic, Minority Groups, Family, Parsley
In a dimly lighted warehouse at the end of an alleyway in Orange County's Little Saigon, five reporters sat side by side on mismatched chairs, talking on telephones and typing away on their keyboards. There was no air conditioning, and two large fans...
Staff reporterTwo local ophthalmologists are about to start a journey that will improve the eyesight of about 100 rural Vietnamese people in just one week, and they will do it all for free. "The folks that we're going to be operating on, they can hardly walk," Dr....
Tags: Health, Surgery, Cataracts, Pennsylvania, Hospitals and Clinics
Times Staff WriterHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam — GOOD morning, Saigon: Another shopping day is breaking on the wide, tree-lined boulevards of the city's central business district. Proprietors are sweeping sidewalks, saleswomen are rearranging displays, tourists are...
Times Staff WriterMANY life-changing events happen in a flash without warning. Mine is coming with a detailed itinerary and enough time to pack. I leave Thursday to cruise the world for 101 days and teach writing to college students enrolled in Semester at Sea. The 42-...
Of the new restaurants crowding the Vietnamese restaurant scene, this dozen represents best the delicious new era in Little Saigon and beyond. Amazon. There's talent in the kitchen at this swankily designed lounge and hangout in an obscure location off...
Tags: Shallots, Family, Sandwiches, Salt, Dining and Drinking
Special to the Los Angeles TimesCall it a musical fairy tale. Minh Tuyet grew up nearly destitute with her six siblings in Vietnam. The family barely had money for food, and "new" clothes were sewn together from scraps of fabrics. In tough times, she and her siblings would find...
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