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April 27, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 20,000 Vietnamese Americans, most of them refugees who have settled in Orange and Los Angeles counties, on Sunday joined in what was billed as the largest celebration of Buddha's 2,542nd birthday in the United States. Amid traditional bright flowers festooned around a huge, smiling baby Buddha, booming drums, and a covey of caged doves, there was a strong modern-day undercurrent--polite but forceful protest against the persecution of Buddhist monks in Vietnam.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 20,000 Vietnamese Americans, most of them refugees who have settled in Orange and Los Angeles counties, on Sunday joined in what was billed as the largest celebration of Buddha's 2,542nd birthday in the United States. Amid traditional bright flowers festooned around a huge, smiling baby Buddha, booming drums, and a covey of caged doves, there was a strong modern-day undercurrent--polite but forceful protest against the persecution of Buddhist monks in Vietnam.
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April 27, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 20,000 Vietnamese Americans, most of them refugees who have settled in Orange and Los Angeles county communities, on Sunday joined in what was billed as the nation's largest celebration of Buddha's 2,542nd birthday. Amid traditional bright flowers festooned around a huge, smiling baby Buddha, booming drums and a covey of caged doves, there was a strong modern-day undercurrent--polite but forceful protest against the persecution of Buddhist monks in Vietnam.
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April 27, 1998 | JANET WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 20,000 Vietnamese Americans, most of them refugees who have settled in Orange and Los Angeles county communities, on Sunday joined in what was billed as the nation's largest celebration of Buddha's 2,542nd birthday. Amid traditional bright flowers festooned around a huge, smiling baby Buddha, booming drums and a covey of caged doves, there was a strong modern-day undercurrent--polite but forceful protest against the persecution of Buddhist monks in Vietnam.
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December 5, 1995
John Brennan, a nationally respected polling expert who was director of the Los Angeles Times Poll for the past four years, has died. He was 41. Brennan, who lived in Marina del Rey, died Sunday night at Midway Hospital in Los Angeles after a stroke that was related to cancer of the brain. "John was a brilliant analyst of polling and public opinion," said Times Editor and Executive Vice President Shelby Coffey III.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1996
The Tet festival is the most important religious and cultural holiday of the year for the Vietnamese community. This year's celebration of the lunar new year in Orange County unfortunately ran counter to the holiday's traditional theme of harmony. For one thing, there were rival celebrations on the same weekend in late February. One was in Westminster, sponsored by the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1998 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Little Saigon community members Wednesday rallied around the recent release of five Vietnamese political dissidents, including a former Orange County resident and another who was imprisoned in Vietnam for publishing a pro-democracy newsletter. "This is a major event for the Vietnamese and Vietnamese American people," said Cong Minh Tran of Tustin and co-founder of the Human Rights Coalition Network, which focuses on human rights issues in Vietnam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2013 | By Emily Alpert, Los Angeles Times
People with Chinese or Vietnamese roots are as segregated as Latinos in neighborhoods nationwide, a study from Brown University has found. In Los Angeles and Orange counties, the pattern is even more extreme - and has grown more so over the last two decades. But the same study suggests that that may not necessarily be a problem. In many cities, some Asian Americans live in neighborhoods that appear "separate but equal," with incomes and education levels as high or higher than largely white neighborhoods, researchers said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1989 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vietnamese-Americans from Orange County and elsewhere in Southern California will hold a rally Sunday in front of the British Consulate in Los Angeles to protest the forced deportation of Vietnamese refugees from Hong Kong to Vietnam, spokesmen in Orange County said Friday. Fifty-one refugees have been returned to Vietnam, but the deportations have been temporarily halted pending a debate on the issue to be held by the British House of Commons on Tuesday.
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January 22, 1996 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Enduring rain and hourlong lines, thousands of Vietnamese Americans in Orange and Los Angeles counties crowded into polling places Sunday to vote for leadership of the organization that strives to represent the political and social interests of the Vietnamese American community in Southern California. Organizers of the election for president of the Vietnamese Community of Southern California estimated voter turnout neared 10,000, double the number of voters at the last election two years ago.
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January 12, 2003 | Christian Collet, Christian Collet, PhD, is principal of Pacific Opinions, an Irvine-based polling and voter research firm, and is writing a book on the political activities of Vietnamese Americans.
Not long ago, Little Saigon was more famous for anti-communist demonstrations directed at Vietnam than for participating in conventional democratic exercises in America. Yet after all of the votes were counted in early December, Little Saigon had taken a big step forward in becoming an area where its voters, not its protesters, were the ones to be feared.
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February 15, 2004 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
The host of a Vietnamese variety show is under siege for supporting her father's decision to return to Vietnam, a country he fled as it fell to the Communists nearly 30 years ago. Critics of the former South Vietnamese prime minister's ongoing journey are urging a Little Saigon-based production company to bounce Ky Duyen Nguyen from her role as host of a popular series of videos called "Paris by Night"-- cabaret-style videos that have swept her to fame in immigrant communities and Vietnam.
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