| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:16 AM
There is a certain amount of whimsy attached to Stache, the speakeasy-style nightspot having its grand opening Saturday night in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Himmarshee District, but its intentions are quite serious.
Befitting the secretiveness of...
| 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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 7:05 PM
At last, they marched.
On Saturday, dozens of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender immigrants marched in the annual Tet parade in Little Saigon. The rainbow flag, a distinctive symbol of gay pride, fluttered alongside emblems of California, the United...
| 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 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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:14 PM
A resident of Little Saigon who planned to become an Al Qaeda operative and lead a December attack on coalition forces will probably serve 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges.
Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, the son of Vietnamese...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Down at Lily's Bakery, the talk among those hunched over their beignets and iced coffee is focused on the upcoming Lunar New Year parade.
The much-anticipated Feb. 1 procession, filled with lion dancers and dignitaries waving from passing cars, winds...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Vividly annotating one of the most haunting images of the Vietnam War, that of dozens of South Vietnamese struggling to climb the steps to a rooftop helicopter as Saigon fell, Rory Kennedy's "Last Days in Vietnam" combines astonishing footage from April...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 5:26 PM
She was beaten and stomped to death in the early morning hours outside a Santa Ana nightclub amid a group of fellow Vietnamese Americans.
Some of her friends may have seen who knocked the 23-year-old Huntington Beach woman to the ground or who kicked...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:36 PM
The colorful Tet festival is going mainstream, moving beyond the borders of bustling Little Saigon to a sprawling county fairgrounds where it is expected to attract thousands who never ventured into the Vietnamese American district.
Nora Simmons is...
| 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...