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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce plans to sponsor a delegation that will travel to Vietnam in September for a meeting on business opportunities with President Le Duc Anh and other top government officials, chamber officials announced Thursday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1999 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Taking a cue from voter education campaigns that mix pop star glamour with political awareness, a coalition of Vietnamese American groups is sponsoring a Rock the Vote concert targeting the nation's largest Vietnamese emigre community. The effort is the biggest ever undertaken to register new Vietnamese American voters. It also is the first major event to come out of the political movement sparked by the huge anti-communist rallies in Little Saigon earlier this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1999 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A walkathon to benefit flood victims in Vietnam raised almost $100,000 Sunday from 3,000 Vietnamese Americans who marched in support of family members and others whose lives have been devastated by the country's worst flooding in almost 50 years. The daylong event, held under blue skies at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley, was one of three fund-raisers organized Sunday by the Vietnamese expatriate community in the United States. Walks also were held in San Jose and Houston.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1999 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a passionate plea for a noble cause. And so the money--small change and large checks--flowed in. Altogether, more than $250,000 poured into the paper-box coffers of the Committee for Just Cause for a Free Vietnam during anti-communist protests in Little Saigon earlier this year. Members of Orange County's Vietnamese emigre community, enraged by a shopkeeper's display of communist icons, gave freely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2000 | DANIEL YI and RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Marking a milestone that reflects the area's growing diversity, Gov. Gray Davis on Friday appointed the first Vietnamese American to the Orange County Superior Court. "I look forward to serving the people of Orange County," said Nho Trong Nguyen, 61, a former pro-democracy leader in South Vietnam and war refugee who earned his law degree at night while holding other jobs. "Public service was always my highest calling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY
More than 200 Vietnamese-Americans gathered in Little Saigon on Sunday to denounce a private group's plan for normalizing relations with Hanoi, charging the proposal allows the Communist government to maintain a "monopoly" of power. "This is a sellout for our people," said Dr. Huu Dinh Vo, national co-chairman of the Vietnamese-American Community, USA.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 2001 | VIVIAN LETRAN
The largest exhibition of contemporary art by Vietnamese Americans living and working in Orange County will open Monday at the Old Courthouse Museum in Santa Ana. "Sang Tao: Beyond Creation--25 Years in America" will feature two dozen original works by 11 artists. The pieces range from lacquer to oil and watercolor paintings, sculpture and mixed media. "Sang Tao" is also the museum's first showing of original works by contemporary Orange County artists.
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May 1, 2000 | BONNIE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ceremony was meant to honor Vietnam War veterans from two countries, as well as the South Vietnamese refugee families who first arrived at Camp Pendleton after the fall of Saigon. It was intended as a simple, yet long overdue salute, and, organizers say, it was the only one of its kind in the nation. And for some who attended the "From War to Hope" service at the Marine base Sunday, it was all they wanted.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1995 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the county's art establishment, reaching out to Vietnamese Americans is not as simple as just mailing slick season ticket brochures to Little Saigon. Building a relationship with the growing and increasingly influential community is a sometimes tentative process of mutual exploration. For some mainstream arts groups, that process has yet to germinate; for others, especially the Pacific Symphony, a relationship is starting to bloom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1994 | BERT ELJERA
A Vietnamese American organization will hold simultaneous walks in three cities Nov. 19 to raise awareness about the plight of Vietnamese boat people still languishing in refugee camps in Southeast Asia. In addition, the 10-kilometer walkathons in San Jose, Houston and Fountain Valley will raise money for the refugees, according to Van T. Tran, spokesman for LAVAS, Legal Assistance for Vietnamese Asylum Seekers.
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