CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1996 |
City officials have filed a lawsuit against a Buddhist monk alleging that he is violating city zoning regulations by using his home as a temple. But owner Thanh Tung Duong says that city officials have it all wrong, that his two-story stucco structure on Magnolia Street is a home, not a temple. "This is a place where monks live," Duong said. "But it is not a temple. Vietnamese may call it a temple, but here, as in Vietnam, anywhere a monk lives, people will say it's a temple."