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Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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  • Dining review: A touch of Saigon

    Dining review: A touch of Saigon
    With its stylized olive-and-black façade and the silhouette of a lone woman in a wide hat standing in the midst of white lettering, Mama Hong's Vietnamese Kitchen stands out on Burbank's San Fernando Boulevard. Inside, spare décor and clean lines...
  • Seller of tiny town tells his tale

    Seller of tiny town tells his tale
    Before he was the man who sold a Wyoming town, Don Sammons was a Newport Beach local looking for a country escape where he and his wife could start a family. Sammons, 61, remembers Newport less for its reputation as an affluent community and more for...
  • Vietnam's Lac Canh Dai Nam Van Hien theme park an adventure for tourists

    Vietnam's Lac Canh Dai Nam Van Hien theme park an adventure for tourists
    Lions, tigers, bears and a haunted house in Vietnam? It's not a fairy tale, and the only missing ingredient is a voice exclaiming, "Oh, my!" Lac Canh Dai Nam Van Hien is a $219-million amusement park that began construction in 1999 and opened Sept. 11,...
  • In Saigon, spending is great frenzied fun

    Ho 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...
  • Vietnam, the perfect place to ride out the recession

    Like many Americans, Karin Esterhammer, a longtime copy editor for the Los Angeles Times, left her job last year to start a new chapter. She and her husband, Robin, who was also between jobs, wanted to move somewhere less expensive and open themselves...
  • Agent Orange: Birth defects plague Vietnam; U.S. slow to help

    Part 3 of a Tribune investigation finds that the role of defoliants in Vietnam's high rate of birth defects remains a contentious question decades after U.S. spraying missions ended. Complete coverage >> The sun beats down on Dao Thi Kieu's straw hat as...
  • Agent Orange's lethal legacy: At former U.S. bases in Vietnam, a potent poison is clear and present danger

    Part 4 of a Tribune investigation finds that a former U.S. air bases in Vietnam remain highly polluted by defoliants, but the U.S. has done little to clean up the sites it contaminated during the war. Complete coverage >> When a small Canadian...
  • Frederick Gulden dies at 86; American architect was left behind when Saigon fell

    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...
  • Exhibit reflects Camp Pendleton's role as refuge for Vietnamese

    Exhibit reflects Camp Pendleton's role as refuge for Vietnamese
    A few years ago, Faye Jonason received a call from a Vietnamese couple from Roseville, Calif., who asked if she had a photo of their wedding. The couple were married at one of the "tent cities" erected at Camp Pendleton that housed tens of thousands of...
  • O.C. supervisor's move to organize 'Black April' event angers Vietnamese group

    O.C. supervisor's move to organize 'Black April' event angers Vietnamese group
    For more than a decade, a community group in Little Saigon has led the commemoration of the fall of Saigon, a day of reflection and unity in a place better known for its divisive politics and loud street protests. But this year, even the event marking...
  • JFK and Vietnam

    JFK and Vietnam
    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...
  • An imaginary scare in O.C.

    The Red scare, as described in "A Vietnam War in O.C." by Nick Schou, only exists in the mind of the author. The Op-Ed makes no effort to explain what Viet Weekly did or why the protesters reacted the way they did to the newspaper. Let's make one thing...