| Jun 4, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Heads turn at the bustling My Thuan Market on Westminster Boulevard in nearby Little Saigon as we take our seats one recent morning by the dim sum counter.
People are noticing the person I'm with, Carol Kim, but keeping a respectful distance. Sometimes...
| Jan 26, 2012
Southern California's one big bowl of noodles for anyone who loves Southeast Asia's many incarnations. And we're not just talking about pho and pad Thai. Look to the Central Vietnamese restaurants of Westminster for your fix of mi quang, neon-yellow...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Shortly before his death in 1963, President John F. Kennedy was worried about how he would come across to young voters at the 1964 Democratic Convention.
"What is it that we can [do to] make them decide that they want to vote for us, Democrats and...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Savory Chicken Nuggets
1 ½ cups toasted O’s cereal
1 ½ cups corn flakes
½ teaspoon each onion powder and garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ancho chili pepper
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut...
| Feb 16, 2012
989 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, (860) 953-1122
What’s it called -- in business-speak -- when you open up a new small enterprise right next to the establishment that’s likely to be your biggest competitor? You have to admire...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:12 PM
For those of us who loved the unique and impossibly light Taiwanese snow ice served at Cloud 9 in Lakeview, the closing of the little shop was a big disappointment.
That's why we were so pleased to see snow ice on offer at the new store opening at the...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2012
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...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 1:59 PM
In the course of representing her hometown, the next Miss Fountain Valley may get her hands dirty. Or at least her shoes.
That's what Keeli Scott Lisack, the executive director of the city's first scholarship pageant in 21 years, remembers about her...
| May 16, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Vietnam War correspondents gather for reunion in Orange County. Little Saigon meeting is chance for Old Hacks to recount the biggest story of their lives....
| Jul 14, 2011
| 4:34 PM
An upscale condominium complex that opened in 2009 in the heart of Little Saigon in Westminster has been placed in receivership and converted to apartments. The 136-unit development has been renamed Jasmine Place. The four-story complex has a French-...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:37 PM
A guide to the restaurants that built Southern California’s reputation for global breadth....