| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:35 AM
The men had just finished their thick steaks and were starting to smoke cigars while artichoke hearts warmed on the grill. A plate of mooncakes awaited them nearby.
On a sunny afternoon in the backyard of his home in the hills of Orange, Van Tran...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:38 PM
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FBI agents arrested a Little Saigon businessman and a Westminster police officer early Friday, accusing the entrepreneur of running a loan shark operation and the officer of working as...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Hayley Votolato's first trip to Vietnam was drawing to a close.
She turned around for a final glimpse and there stood the children, tears coursing down their cheeks.
Six years have passed, but it is this sight that comes to mind when the Texas...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Hieu Nguyen and fellow protesters stood on the sidewalk holding signs and waving an enormous rainbow flag as the traditional Vietnamese parade passed them by.
Barred from the Lunar New Year's event — and largely ignored in their own community...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Radio commentator and human rights activist Viet Dzung, who dominated the airwaves for decades in Little Saigon and was one of the early voices in the emerging immigrant community, died Friday. He was 55.
Born Nguyen Ngoc Hung Dung, Viet Dzung became...
| Jul 18, 2013
Oon has closed.
802 W. Randolph St. 312-929-2555
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
There's a little story behind how chef Matt Eversman came to name his southeast Asian-inspired restaurant Oon. Though it's pronounced like "soon"...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
It's rare for small theaters in Southern California to grow into midsize theaters because of the expense and risk that come with expanding from a storefront to a house of 100 seats or more.
But the Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills, among the smallest...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:06 PM
The long-running Tet Festival, a signature event in America’s largest Vietnamese American community, has been abruptly canceled following a dispute between organizers of the Lunar New Year event and city officials in Garden Grove.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:37 PM
A Wells Fargo & Co. pension expert testified Thursday in the Bell corruption trial that he drew up a special retirement plan for city administrators Robert Rizzo and Angela Spaccia that would have allowed them to increase their already huge pensions by at...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Organizers of the largest Tet festival in the U.S. — an event long linked with Garden Grove — began marketing their new venue Thursday, hoping to lure more immigrants and vendors to the festival's new home at the Orange County fairgrounds in...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:35 PM
Organizers of the largest Tet Festival in the U.S. — an event long linked with Garden Grove — are not only moving the event, but also undertaking a robust marketing campaign in hopes of luring more immigrants and vendors to the festival's...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:26 AM
We’ve got nothing against DJs. We’ve got friends who are DJs. I think my son’s old orthodontist used to be a DJ. But, man, you can’t turn around without tripping over one this week. Here’s some stuff to do that has nothing to...