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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 20, 1994
The Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce in Orange County has an important trip to Vietnam scheduled to begin late next month. The delegation is interested in improving trade relations and is expected to meet with President Le Duc Ahn and other top government officials. This mission to Hanoi is potentially valuable; the delegation must not be discouraged by local criticism that has arisen.
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
September 22, 2005 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Members of Garden Grove's Vietnamese American community, angered over what they say was a racially insensitive remark by a councilman, plan to attend next week's City Council meeting en masse to demand an apology. At a Sept. 13 meeting of the city's redevelopment agency, Councilman Harry Krebs responded to repeated questioning by Councilwoman Janet Nguyen with "I already expressed it very simply -- I can't do it in Vietnamese."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 1995 | ZAN DUBIN, Times Staff Writer
Month after month, the terror returned whenever Ann Phong looked at the ocean. During four unspeakable days at sea, death felt as close as the waves that ceaselessly licked the sides of the boat. Painting, however, has helped Phong confront the memories of her flight from Vietnam a dozen years ago. By giving form and color to her fear and pain with roiling, vivid tableaux, she has found release. "The more I hide it," she says, "the more it hurts me."
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August 20, 1995 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each morning, the 97-year-old man walks carefully down the hallways of the Palm Grove Care Center. Though he can't get very far without the aid of a four-legged steel walker, he forces himself to take a few feeble steps on his own each day. When he no longer needs the walker, he says, his two sons will bring him home, whisking him away from this strange place where people speak a language he cannot comprehend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2008 | My-Thuan Tran, Times Staff Writer
Even before Hoa Thi Le left Vietnam, she heard about California's booming nail business from her brothers and sisters. All six became manicurists after arriving in America. So when Le came to Orange County in December, she went straight to beauty school. "My family told me, 'Do nails. It's easy,' " said Le, 49, as she practiced brushing hot-pink polish on a woman's toenails at Advance Beauty College in Garden Grove. "So I just followed them."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON and KAREN ALEXANDER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After two months and the distribution of 18,000 voter registration kits, a drive to increase the political power of the Southern California's Vietnamese American community ended Sunday with a final push to register voters during a free concert celebration at UC Irvine's Bren Events Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 1995 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
While watching "The Scent of Green Papaya" by Vietnamese filmmaker Tran Anh Hung on Wednesday at UC Irvine, 18-year-old James Nguyen said, he kept thinking of his dad. The elder Nguyen, patriarch of a clan including three sons and two daughters, was among the thousands of refugees who fled Vietnam at war's end 20 years ago. Nguyen said his father made a good life for his family in Fountain Valley but often talks about how beautiful his homeland was before the fighting began.
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August 8, 1999 | NGUYEN QUI DUC, Nguyen Qui Duc is the program manager for the Vietnamese Broadcasting Network in New York. A former commentator for National Public Radio, he has been writing about Vietnamese arts and culture for more than 10 years
Recently, I considered not honoring a commitment I kept last month to deliver a talk on Vietnamese arts at the Bowers Museum in conjunction with its current exhibition "A Winding River, the Journey of Contemporary Art in Vietnam." As a member of the Vietnamese American community, to come to the Bowers Museum meant I would incur the fury of the demonstrators who see the show as Communist propaganda. I'm not insensitive to the wounded feelings and anger of the demonstrators.
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