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November 8, 2011
'Vietnam in HD' Where: History When: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2014 | By Anh Do
Along with its manicured greenbelts and meticulously neat neighborhoods, Irvine suddenly has something else on its hands: an international incident. Members of its vast Chinese American community are fighting a city decision to bow to the demands of Vietnamese Americans, who arrived by the hundreds this month to demand that Irvine abandon its plans to formalize a relationship with a tourist town in coastal Vietnam. A parade of speakers spent hours pleading with council members to reject the proposal, saying it would be insulting for the city to forge a "friendship" with a country they'd fled to escape a brutal communist regime.
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OPINION
September 27, 1992
Overheard: What's the difference between Dan Quayle, Bill Clinton and Jane Fonda? Jane went to Vietnam. PAUL FULLER, Rancho Palos Verdes
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Anh Do
Of all the places in the world, why did Larry Agran have to choose Vietnam? That's what local Vietnamese Americans wondered after learning the longtime Irvine councilman hoped to forge a relationship between the master-planned community and Nha Trang, a south coastal city in Vietnam known for its beaches and scuba diving. To many who fled the country after it fell to communist forces, Agran's proposal seemed designed to cause hurt and hundreds indicated they planned to confront Agran on Tuesday when he was expected to roll out his “friendship city” proposal.
TRAVEL
May 8, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM From LAX, All Nippon, JAL, Asiana, Korean, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, United, EVA Airways, Thai Airways, China Southern, Singapore and Philippine Airways offer connecting service (change of plane) to Ho Chi Minh City. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $650, excluding taxes and fees.
NEWS
September 12, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The temples at Angkor Wat and Cambodia's capital city Phnom Penh provide a modern-ancient contrast for a 13-day tour that also features neighboring Vietnam and a cruise on the Lower Mekong River. The custom itinerary from Delaware-based Kensington Tours begins by exploring Hanoi in Vietnam and then flying to Siem Reap, the gateway to the 13th-century temples at Angkor Wat that was once the heart of the Khmer Empire.  From here, the cruise leaves from Tonle Sap Lake and begins seven days on the Mekong River with days spent stopping at big cities and small villages along the way. Guests learn about silk weaving, mat making, fish farming, floating markets and other cultural activities before the cruise ends at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1992
It's long overdue that Vietnam be allowed access to the global economic system. That country is in dire economic need, and I can find no more dangerous a nation than one that is isolated and in great economic turmoil while maintaining one of the world's most powerful armies. If we could foster such a special relationship with our former enemies like Japan and Germany, there is really little reason for a further trade embargo against Vietnam. An inconsiderable amount of our trade deficit is likely the result of an often antagonistic relationship between our government and businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Anh Do
Of all the places in the world, why did Larry Agran have to choose Vietnam? That's what local Vietnamese Americans wondered after learning that the longtime Irvine councilman hoped to forge a relationship between the master-planned community and Nha Trang, a southern coastal city in Vietnam known for its beaches and scuba diving. To many who fled the country after it fell to communist forces, Agran's proposal seemed designed to cause hurt, and hundreds indicated they planned to confront Agran on Tuesday, when he was expected to propose that Irvine and Nha Trang form a "friendship city" relationship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014
Ola Lee Mize Medal of Honor recipient dies at 82 Ola Lee Mize, 82, a Medal of Honor recipient who fended off enemy assaults and rescued wounded soldiers during the Korean War, died Wednesday in Gadsden, Ala., after a long illness. His death was confirmed by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Mize was an Army master sergeant in June 1953 when his company was caught in a heavy attack near Surang-ni, South Korea. He endured an intense barrage to rescue a wounded soldier, then routed enemy soldiers who had penetrated the Americans' trenches, inflicting heavy casualties.
WORLD
March 8, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - As passengers' relatives waited for news on the Malaysian Airlines jet that went missing Saturday en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, reports emerged that military aircraft had spotted two oil slicks off southern Vietnam. The Associated Press reported that a Vietnamese government statement said the slicks were  each between 6 miles and 9 miles long.  The statement said the slicks were consistent with the kinds that would be left by fuel from a crashed jetliner. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 disappeared from radar screens with 239 people on board.
NATIONAL
February 21, 2014 | By David S. Cloud
WASHINGTON - President Obama will seek to right a historical wrong next month when he awards two dozen veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam - including 17 Latinos - the Medal of Honor after a lengthy Pentagon review into racial and ethnic discrimination in the awarding of the nation's commendation for combat valor. Obama will present the medals to three Vietnam War veterans, and to family members of the 21 veterans who are receiving it posthumously, the White House said late Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | By Anh Do
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 among those who will be a first-time visitor to the Lunar New Year celebration, the largest Tet gathering outside Vietnam, when it begins Friday. The Mission Viejo resident admits that exploring the Vietnamese cultural enclave that stretches across the face of central Orange County seems intimidating and she worried that it's a "wild place.
TRAVEL
December 14, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
We just returned from a two-week tour of northern Vietnam, with the itinerary planned by Win An Tours. It featured a mixture of biking, hiking and kayaking; traveling was by boat, train and bus. Every detail was planned yet flexible. We visited a national park, the Sapa region (the "roof" of Indochina) and the Ha Long Bay area. Our guides were helpful, knowledgeable and entertaining. Win An Tours, Hanoi, Vietnam; http://www.winantours.com Kaaren Page San Diego
NEWS
December 5, 2013 | By Leon Logothetis
When we last left this story, I was being held up at the Vietnamese border, where the border authorities wanted to impound my bright yellow motorcycle. They suggested that I leave without it (I couldn't do that) and go on to Ho Chi Minh City. I did manage to finally talk my way out of this problem. It didn't involve any payoffs because I'm traveling with no money. My around-the-world journey , which began Aug. 10 in Los Angeles, has been financed by total strangers who are committing acts of kindness.
NEWS
December 3, 2013 | By Leon Logothetis
Everyone loves my big yellow motorcycle with a sidecar, the one I'm using in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe. Kids love it. Adults love it. Cambodian monkeys also love it. But there is one place where the love falls short. Since I left Los Angeles on Aug. 10 , I have relied on the kindness of others for food, shelter and gasoline and have been fortunate to attract the best kind of attention. But for some reason border guards do not love my bike, which I called Kindness One , and they apparently do not like me either.
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