| Aug 21, 2010
| 7:09 PM
On Tuesday, Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor had us reliving that scene of rooftop pandemonium at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon back on April 30, 1975. On that dark day, the last of the American choppers ferried evacuees away to the safety of ships standing by...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 8:27 PM
COSTA MESA — Mayor Allan Mansoor has been trying to appeal to the Vietnamese American community, a key voting bloc in his bid for the 68th Assembly District.
Toward that goal he's enlisted the support of a Little Saigon political insider, Daisy...
| Sep 4, 2010
| 6:43 PM
Drawing blood from his own arm, the father resolved to save his children from starvation and dehydration at sea. He dribbled it into their mouths, all to deliver them from a bleak promise of poverty and repression.
That's how Phu Nguyen describes his...
| Sep 26, 2010
The voice was guttural and raspy, the language deep and tonal.
"Come and get your rice!" sang the man, a steward for Vietnam's national rail service. He wore a light blue apron over his blue button-down shirt and pushed a silver metal cart laden with...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:05 AM
As I type this item Thursday morning, the first ever Trump Bridge to Bridge farmers market is setting up on the Riverwalk along Trump International Hotel and Tower (401 N. Wabash Ave.).
But don't panic. You have all day to check it out as Bridge to...
| Mar 6, 2011
As I sat on a high ledge of the 734-year-old Mingalarzedi Temple, looking out over the hundreds of ancient temples around Bagan, I wondered how long it would take a visitor to see them all. Archaeologists say there once were about 5,000 temples, but...
| Mar 24, 2012
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — By the time my plane landed here, my travel companion, Vung Nguyen, 22 years my junior and a Vietnamese native, was already waiting for me at the hotel pool with her 5-year-old niece. They had brought me a gift from the...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:45 AM
The Department of Defense Prisoner of War/ Missing Personnel Office announced Tuesday that the remains of a missing serviceman has been identified and will be returned to his family. Army Chief Warrant Officer George Howes, from Knox, Ind., went...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:53 PM
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Last year Lisa and I discovered Mini Saigon on Park Street in Hartford. We'd been looking for banh mi — the much-discussed Vietnamese grinders — and we found them right there in...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Matt Eversman's new restaurant won't open until early next year, so the When is a bit uncertain. But we have some information about the What and Where.
Oon Chicago will be a Southeast Asian-style restaurant with contemporary American influences, says...
| Dec 30, 2011
Reading Lewis Sorley's scalding biography of Army Gen. William Westmoreland, "Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam," is like watching a slow-motion replay of an oncoming train wreck.
The result of this collision is known: failure of the U.S....