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March 5, 2009 | My-Thuan Tran
San Jose City Councilwoman Madison Nguyen has survived an attempt to remove her from office. Nguyen, who faced a fierce recall campaign, won 55% of the vote with all precincts reporting. Nguyen, the city's first Vietnamese American councilwoman, found herself in a fight for her political career when she refused to name the city's first Vietnamese shopping district Little Saigon, the name adopted by Vietnamese communities nationwide as a symbol of anti-Communism. Her choice, Saigon Business District, outraged many Vietnamese Americans who felt she had betrayed them.
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October 14, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores and Anh Do
When officials pulled Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen off a bus bound for Mexico, they said the security guard was headed to Lebanon and planned to make his way across its rugged terrain into Syria. Traveling under the name Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, the 24-year-old - who grew up in middle-class Orange County in the bustling Little Saigon community - had made plans to join the terrorist group Al Qaeda, authorities say. Family members, though, painted a far different picture, that of a faith-driven man who was raised a Catholic, once spent hours talking with Mormon missionaries and converted to Islam a year ago. They described Sinh Nguyen as a thoughtful person who lived at home, continued to attend Mass with his mother and had become more settled once he explored the teachings of different religions.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1986
A 21-year-old Canoga Park man was sentenced Friday to two years in state prison in connection with the Aug. 17 shooting death of a youth at a Van Nuys teen club. Phuong (Tony) Nguyen pleaded guilty Jan. 24 in Van Nuys Superior Court to acting as an accessory to an assault with a deadly weapon and being an ex-convict in possession of a handgun. His defense attorney, Herbert Weiss, said Nguyen pleaded guilty to the accessory charge with the understanding that he was not admitting responsibility.
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October 11, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Samantha Schaefer
It seemed to take an eternity for paramedics to arrive after  Shamika Shoels' mother, son and his girlfriend were shot in her Inglewood apartment Tuesday. When she heard gunshots from her bedroom Tuesday afternoon, she rushed out to see a gunman fleeing down the hallway and her son, Datwan Henderson, 22, clutching his neck and bleeding in the apartment. She called 911, wrapped a blanket around his neck and ran to the street,  screaming for help . The shooting left Henderson's girlfriend,  Crystallyn “Asia” Nguyen, 18, and Shoels' mother,  Dora Lee Dawson, 68, dead.
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November 14, 2008 | Tony Barboza
A man charged with trying to kill his family by trapping them inside their bedrooms and dousing the house with gasoline is scheduled to be arraigned today, prosecutors said Thursday. Don Nguyen, 69, of Garden Grove is accused of preparing to set fire to his house just after midnight Nov. 2 while his family slept inside. According to the Orange County district attorney's office, Nguyen barricaded his wife, son, daughter-in-law, granddaughter and a 50-year-old male tenant inside their bedrooms and then doused the inside of the house with gasoline.
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November 2, 1985 | JAN KLUNDER, Times Staff Writer
The 14-year-old girlfriend of a youth who was shot to death in August outside a teen club in Van Nuys testified Friday that the accused assailant threatened her and her boyfriend two nights before the shooting. Christopher Comete, then 15, challenged Mark Miller, 15, to a fight at the Hot Trax club and vowed to kill him, according to Miller's girlfriend, Natalie M., 14, whose complete identity was withheld because of her age.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Samantha Schaefer
It seemed to take an eternity for paramedics to arrive after  Shamika Shoels' mother, son and his girlfriend were shot in her Inglewood apartment Tuesday. When she heard gunshots from her bedroom Tuesday afternoon, she rushed out to see a gunman fleeing down the hallway and her son, Datwan Henderson, 22, clutching his neck and bleeding in the apartment. She called 911, wrapped a blanket around his neck and ran to the street,  screaming for help . The shooting left Henderson's girlfriend,  Crystallyn “Asia” Nguyen, 18, and Shoels' mother,  Dora Lee Dawson, 68, dead.
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July 4, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
In between competitions at Muscle Beach on Wednesday, Heidi Anderson's fiance tried to get her to eat lunch. But each time she reached for a bite of boiled chicken, she was interrupted by another stranger who wanted a photo. Beachergoers who flocked to the Venice Boardwalk to celebrate Independence Day couldn't resist the exceptionally tanned and toned Anderson, who wore nothing but a turquoise bikini and a gold toe ring. Anderson, a Palm Springs hairdresser, happily indulged them, flexing her arms and flashing a smile.
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July 24, 2011 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
It was an about-face that outraged a generation displaced by war. Nguyen Cao Ky, the former South Vietnam leader known for ruthlessly defending democracy, was suddenly, at 73, rubbing shoulders with communist officials - something that seemed unthinkable to those who had fled the country during the painful days after the Vietnam War. Vietnamese Americans who had rallied around him felt betrayed, and Ky's once-revered stature in the small...
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April 30, 1989 | GEORGE ESPER, Associated Press
The war was still raging that day 15 years ago when Vietnamese nuns heard the cries of a baby boy stuffed in a garbage can and took him inside their orphanage to raise. Today, Nguyen Thanh Binh, the son of a black American who went home and a Vietnamese mother who abandoned him, shares the plight of thousands of Amerasian youths languishing in the decay of Vietnam, desperately trying to get out and find their fathers. "My circumstances are miserable," says Lam Anh Hong, 18, whose mother gave her away to a relative.
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October 4, 2013 | By David Lamb, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Vo Nguyen Giap, the communist general widely regarded as one of the military geniuses of the 20th century, who masterminded the defeat of the French and the war against the Americans in Vietnam, has died. He was 102. Giap died Friday at a military hospital in Hanoi, the Associated Press reported, citing a government official. Though Ho Chi Minh was the symbol of Vietnam's fight for independence and reunification, it was Giap who carved out the victories. From Dien Bien Phu to Khe Sanh to the Tet offensive, his name became synonymous with the battles that defined a chapter of world history and emboldened liberation movements from Africa to Latin America.
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March 7, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The powerful things we expect from "War Witch" are as advertised, but what we don't expect is even better. Given that the subject matter is two violent years in the life of an African child soldier, it's not surprising that the film's events are disturbing and even horrific. But it's the unforeseen way they're told that makes "War Witch" potent enough to have been one of the five nominees for the foreign language Oscar and the big winner, including best picture, at Canada's recent film awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
A decade ago, Canadian writer-director Kim Nguyen started working on the script that would become "War Witch," a film about a girl in sub-Saharan Africa who is kidnapped by rebels, conscripted as a child soldier and forced to commit horrific acts of violence. Around the same time, Rachel Mwanza was abandoned by her parents in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at age 6, living with her grandmother for a time and then fending for herself on the streets of Kinshasa, the capital. Nguyen was finally able to put his film into production in 2011 and cast Mwanza in the title role.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2013 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
The political prisoner looked ashen and bony - weary from the months of being held in his native Vietnam - as he was pulled into the tight embrace of his family. Nguyen Quoc Quan, a math professor turned democracy activist, had been detained almost as soon as he arrived in Ho Chi Minh City more than nine months ago, accused of attempting to overthrow the communist government. The government locked the 60-year-old from Garden Grove in a 9-foot-by-9-foot cell, his only company the minder assigned to watch his every move.
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January 15, 2013 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
The family of a man killed by police in Santa Ana disputed the official chain of events leading to his shooting, saying the 39-year-old had fallen asleep in his parked car and was startled when officers began banging on his vehicle. The death of Binh Van Nguyen has stirred protests and rumors, fanned by coverage on Vietnamese radio and conversation at local coffeehouses. In a public outreach effort Monday, Santa Ana city leaders - including Mayor Miguel Pulido and interim Police Chief Carlos Rojas - held a town hall meeting to respond to the rumors and offer reassurance that the shooting is being investigated.
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December 28, 2012 | By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - A former neighbor of the Webster, N.Y., sniper who killed two volunteer firefighters on Christmas Eve illegally bought the guns used in the killing, federal authorities charged Friday. Dawn M. Nguyen, 24, of Greece, N.Y., was charged in federal court with acting as a straw purchaser for William Spengler, who as a felon could not legally buy guns for himself. Spengler was convicted of killing his grandmother in 1980. Nguyen also faces state felony charges on allegations of falsifying business records.
SPORTS
March 24, 1992
School: Estancia High Sport: Badminton Position: Boys' singles, mixed doubles Class: Senior Nguyen avenged his only loss of the season by defeating Sang Kim of Garden Grove in the singles semifinals of the Estancia tournament Saturday. Kim had defeated Nguyen in the semifinals of the Garden Grove tournament, but Nguyen returned the favor in consecutive games this time. He then defeated teammate Linh Doan, 16-18, 15-9, 15-7, in the final to extend his record to 15-1 this season.
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September 25, 1995 | JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Quoc Huy Ha explains the karate style he developed, he could be describing his life. " Quyen dao is like a river," the grand master said, using the Vietnamese name for the martial art, rather than the Japanese karate more familiar to Americans. "The river is always running, always moving, even if there is an obstacle," he said through an interpreter.
SPORTS
August 1, 2012 | By Diane Pucin
LONDON — Danell Leyva swung faster and faster around the horizontal bar, a piece of gymnastics equipment that can be a tease. It seems so easy to whirl and twirl, to let it go and catch it again. But it is also cruelly difficult, physically punishing and mentally imposing. Without the catch, there is just the splat, the thud, and the sympathetic "ohs" from the fans. PHOTOS: Danell Leyva wins bronze Leyva thought about none of that Wednesday. Performing his final of six routines on that bar on a day in which he had put himself way behind early, Leyva roared to the finish by earning the best scores of the night on his final two events and winning the bronze medal in the all-around.
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July 4, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
In between competitions at Muscle Beach on Wednesday, Heidi Anderson's fiance tried to get her to eat lunch. But each time she reached for a bite of boiled chicken, she was interrupted by another stranger who wanted a photo. Beachergoers who flocked to the Venice Boardwalk to celebrate Independence Day couldn't resist the exceptionally tanned and toned Anderson, who wore nothing but a turquoise bikini and a gold toe ring. Anderson, a Palm Springs hairdresser, happily indulged them, flexing her arms and flashing a smile.
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