| Apr 30, 2008
Thirty-three years after the Vietnam War ended, the fallen country of South Vietnam lives on -- in the streets of Orange County's Little Saigon and in the minds of thousands of refugees who fled communist forces and rebuilt their lives here.
| Nov 5, 2008
Where to find bánh mì in SoCal
Most real bánh mì lovers know about Lee's Sandwiches (leesandwiches.com)-- drive-through bánh mì! -- with 15 branches in Southern California and more in Northern California and the Southwest. (If you have a craving at 3...
| Nov 5, 2008
A baguette, still warm from the oven, its golden crust trellised with cracks. Sandwiched inside, a bright green thatch of cilantro and jalapeños, a tangle of pickled carrots and daikon, a smear of pâté. Loaded between that, maybe a layer of rich barbecued...
| Apr 15, 2008
A self-described freedom fighter whose cult-hero status grew among Vietnamese after staging a 28-day hunger strike in San Jose has found a new cause -- protesting a Little Saigon newspaper accused of communist leanings.
But this time Ly Tong is eating....
| Sep 23, 2008
When Dada Ngo opened a Cajun-style crayfish restaurant in the heart of Orange County's Vietnamese enclave, she worried whether it would survive. Crayfish was popular fare along the Gulf Coast where she had lived, but the red-clawed crustaceans were...
| Aug 24, 2008
The first time that Archbishop Joseph Kiet Ngo of Hanoi visited Orange County, he was struck by the energy and passion the Vietnamese community had brought to the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. He met dozens of Vietnamese American priests,...
| Dec 31, 2008
"Please don't call my cooking 'fusion,' " chef Haley Nguyen insists, as she assures me that the flavors of her food are those she grew up with in Vietnam.
The jewel-like beauty of the dishes at Xanh Bistro near Westminster's Little Saigon and the au...
| Nov 22, 2008
The assassination of John F. Kennedy 45 years ago today brought an abrupt end to what his admirers called Camelot, a presidential era of glamour, intelligence, wit and possibility. But the murder had an even more profound consequence: Nov. 22, 1963, was...
| May 7, 2009
| 10:37 AM
A Marysville restaurant unexpectedly became a drive-thru when a woman crashed her truck into the building.
According to Marysville Police, the driver was trying to back out her truck out of a parking space when she somehow managed to drive right into the...
| May 1, 2009
Frederick Gulden, an architect dubbed "the last American in Vietnam" when stranded in the country for 15 months after the U.S. military withdrew, died of complications from esophageal cancer April 4 at George Washington University Hospital. He was 86...
| Nov 9, 2008
IRVINE -- Defined by its neatly manicured cul-de-sacs and its precisely designed villages, Irvine can't quite seem to shake the stereotype that it is just another vanilla suburb.
But beyond the ficus trees and cookie-cutter homes lies a community...
| Mar 9, 2009
Ann Bryan Mariano, who was one of the first female combat correspondents covering the Vietnam War and who sued the Pentagon to keep her publication on military-base newsstands, died Feb. 25 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Belmont Manor...