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November 23, 1990 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each morning before Robert Delgado left for school, he made his bed and kissed his parents goodby. When he came home, he cleaned the kitchen and bathroom before setting rice on the stove for the family's dinner. A junior at Leuzinger High School before he was killed earlier this month in a drive-by shooting, Robert had decent grades and teachers spoke well of him. By all accounts he was extremely close to his parents, who came to Gardena from the Philippines in the mid-1980s.
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September 10, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was supposed to be a bread-breaking event, a chance for soldiers from two vastly different cultures who fought together in the same war to reflect on their common experiences. But the invited Vietnamese group from a Baptist church in Pacoima never made it Saturday to the second annual barbecue of the San Fernando Valley chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1990 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 16-year-old Vietnamese youth was shot to death in Pomona on Sunday, the victim of what police believe was the first gang violence initiated by Asians in a city that has long suffered from battles waged by black and Latino gangs. Luc Huynh was standing outside a party shortly after midnight when unknown assailants in three vehicles sped past him, firing a spray of bullets, said Pomona Police Lt. Larry Todd.
NEWS
February 17, 1991
A Vietnamese immigrant, apparently frustrated at not being allowed to serve in the Gulf War, stabbed himself with a sword at the base of a Statue of Liberty replica in front of El Monte City Hall on Saturday, police said. Khai Quoc Vo, 21, of Baldwin Park suffered a minor wound to the abdomen and was treated at a Norwalk hospital. Police said he placed U.S. and South Vietnam flags near the statue, along with a sign expressing his wish that the war not become another Vietnam.
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April 12, 1990 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than two dozen Vietnamese-Americans, including seven from Orange County, who allegedly attempted to smuggle more than $250,000 in cash and gold out of the United States face stiff fines for violating Customs regulations, officials said Wednesday. Customs agents seized the gold and cash Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport as 28 Vietnamese-Americans were about to board a Philippine Airlines jet bound for Manila.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1988 | MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writer
The ceremony began in late afternoon, the bright sun bringing squints to the eyes of those gathered before a marble statue depicting the Virgin Mary perched in one corner of the church courtyard. The statue, draped by a white ankle-length cape, stood a few feet above a shallow basin where water trickled gently from among charcoal-colored rocks. Parishioners listened proudly as officials of St.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1987
A Vietnamese gang member arrested in Chatsworth is suspected of committing 14 robberies that have recently plagued the Los Angeles area's Asian community, police said Tuesday. Thao Van Nguin, 20, a transient from the Houston area, was one of six Viet Ching gang members arrested Monday after threatening the life of a man who could identify members of the gang as suspects in the robbery of a home, Detective Jim Bryan said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER and PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three men and a pregnant woman died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in a one-bedroom Van Nuys apartment, police said Saturday. A fourth man, who was hospitalized in critical condition, also was overcome by fumes from a malfunctioning heater vent, police said. All five were Vietnamese refugees and at least two of the men, both gardeners, had been sending money to wives and children in their native country, friends said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1988
Three suspected Vietnamese gang members stormed into a South El Monte restaurant after an earlier argument with several patrons and opened fire, killing a teen-ager and wounding a young man, authorities said Tuesday. Cam Ly, 17, of Pomona died at a hospital shortly before midnight Monday, about 90 minutes after the shooting at Cafe Vi, a Vietnamese restaurant, Sheriff's Deputy Bill Wehner said. Thap Bui, 23, of Alhambra was shot wound in his left leg and was hospitalized in stable condition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was supposed to be a bread-breaking event, a chance for soldiers from two vastly different cultures who fought together in the same war to reflect on their common experiences. But the invited Vietnamese group from a Baptist church in Pacoima never made it Saturday to the second annual barbecue of the San Fernando Valley chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER and PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three men and a pregnant woman died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in a one-bedroom Van Nuys apartment, police said Saturday. A fourth man, who was hospitalized in critical condition, also was overcome by fumes from a malfunctioning heater vent, police said. All five were Vietnamese refugees and at least two of the men, both gardeners, had been sending money to wives and children in their native country, friends said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1990 | KIM KOWSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each morning before Robert Delgado left for school, he made his bed and kissed his parents goodby. When he came home, he cleaned the kitchen and bathroom before setting rice on the stove for the family's dinner. A junior at Leuzinger High School before he was killed earlier this month in a drive-by shooting, Robert had decent grades and teachers spoke well of him. By all accounts he was extremely close to his parents, who came to Gardena from the Philippines in the mid-1980s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1990 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 16-year-old Vietnamese youth was shot to death in Pomona on Sunday, the victim of what police believe was the first gang violence initiated by Asians in a city that has long suffered from battles waged by black and Latino gangs. Luc Huynh was standing outside a party shortly after midnight when unknown assailants in three vehicles sped past him, firing a spray of bullets, said Pomona Police Lt. Larry Todd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 1990 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than two dozen Vietnamese-Americans, including seven from Orange County, who allegedly attempted to smuggle more than $250,000 in cash and gold out of the United States face stiff fines for violating Customs regulations, officials said Wednesday. Customs agents seized the gold and cash Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport as 28 Vietnamese-Americans were about to board a Philippine Airlines jet bound for Manila.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1990 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An El Monte police officer remained in critical condition Tuesday after a routine call to investigate a forgery attempt at a bank ended with the suspect shooting him in the neck. Donald Johnston, 35, a second-year officer, was taken to County-USC Medical Center after the lunch-hour attack Monday at an El Monte branch of Security Pacific National Bank. About an hour after the shooting, police arrested Nguyen Lu, 27, at his sister's home in Temple City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1990 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three, as it turns out, is a lucky number for a Vietnamese-born Long Beach couple whose newborn daughter is believed to be the first baby born in Orange and Los Angeles counties in 1990. Although Joe Tran and his wife, Khanh Quach, started the 1980s with little more than hopes and dreams, the birth of their third daughter, Michelle, at 20 seconds past midnight Sunday, has prompted the Tran family to anticipate prosperity in the coming decade.
NEWS
February 17, 1991
A Vietnamese immigrant, apparently frustrated at not being allowed to serve in the Gulf War, stabbed himself with a sword at the base of a Statue of Liberty replica in front of El Monte City Hall on Saturday, police said. Khai Quoc Vo, 21, of Baldwin Park suffered a minor wound to the abdomen and was treated at a Norwalk hospital. Police said he placed U.S. and South Vietnam flags near the statue, along with a sign expressing his wish that the war not become another Vietnam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1990 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An El Monte police officer remained in critical condition Tuesday after a routine call to investigate a forgery attempt at a bank ended with the suspect shooting him in the neck. Donald Johnston, 35, a second-year officer, was taken to County-USC Medical Center after the lunch-hour attack Monday at an El Monte branch of Security Pacific National Bank. About an hour after the shooting, police arrested Nguyen Lu, 27, at his sister's home in Temple City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1988
Three suspected Vietnamese gang members stormed into a South El Monte restaurant after an earlier argument with several patrons and opened fire, killing a teen-ager and wounding a young man, authorities said Tuesday. Cam Ly, 17, of Pomona died at a hospital shortly before midnight Monday, about 90 minutes after the shooting at Cafe Vi, a Vietnamese restaurant, Sheriff's Deputy Bill Wehner said. Thap Bui, 23, of Alhambra was shot wound in his left leg and was hospitalized in stable condition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1988 | MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writer
The ceremony began in late afternoon, the bright sun bringing squints to the eyes of those gathered before a marble statue depicting the Virgin Mary perched in one corner of the church courtyard. The statue, draped by a white ankle-length cape, stood a few feet above a shallow basin where water trickled gently from among charcoal-colored rocks. Parishioners listened proudly as officials of St.
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