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January 23, 1994 | DOREEN CARVAJAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fierce campaign for the hearts and minds of the people of Little Saigon officially ended early this month. On a brisk Sunday morning, more than 5,000 Vietnamese filed patiently past a bank of computers at a high school gymnasium to pick a "president" to champion the Vietnamese of Southern California.
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September 11, 2000 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cultural barrier keeping Vietnamese Americans politically insular may be crumbling, experts say, now that four such candidates--a record number--are seeking city council seats at one time in Orange County fall elections. Even if they don't win, the decision by this many former Vietnamese immigrants to seek public office reflects growing confidence and maturity in a community forged by wartime and political exiles, the experts say.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2000 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cultural barrier keeping Vietnamese Americans politically insular may be crumbling, experts say, now that four such candidates--a record number--are seeking city council seats at one time in Orange County fall elections. Even if they don't win, the decision by this many former Vietnamese immigrants to seek public office reflects growing confidence and maturity in a community forged by wartime and political exiles, the experts say.
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.
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January 14, 1996 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They've held this only once before--a regionwide election for the presidency of the Vietnamese Community of Southern California--but they've definitely gotten more savvy. During the first election two years ago for the leadership of the nonprofit social service organization that claims to represent the estimated 300,000 Vietnamese Americans in the Southland, organizers had a hard time getting the word out that there was an election and informing voters about the candidates.
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August 27, 1989 | TRACY WILKINSON and DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writers
Like many Vietnamese refugees who speak of peace with Hanoi, Doan Van Toai had become a target of mounting wrath among those in immigrant Vietnamese communities who condemn such talk as nothing short of high treason. Recently, Toai became the target of much more than threats. Two Asian men gunned down the internationally known writer in broad daylight as he walked on a busy residential street two blocks from his Fresno home. Toai survived the shooting.
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January 16, 1996 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They've only held this once before--a regionwide election for the presidency of the Vietnamese Community of Southern California--but they've definitely gotten more savvy. During the first election two years ago for the leadership of the nonprofit social service organization, which claims to represent the estimated 300,000 Vietnamese Americans in the Southland, organizers had a hard time getting the word out that there was an election and informing voters about the candidates.
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October 9, 1992 | ANDREA HEIMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three members of Orange County's burgeoning Vietnamese community--the largest outside their homeland--will make history in November when their names appear on American ballots. Tony Lam, 56, and Jimmy Tong Nguyen, 45, are among six candidates seeking a seat on the Westminster City Council next month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1994 | BERT ELJERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She expected controversy, but Trang Nguyen was stunned by the organized protests when she started broadcasting interviews with Vietnamese government officials over the airwaves of Orange County's Little Saigon Radio. Since June 20, the fledgling Vietnamese-language radio station in Santa Ana has been airing the interviews with Communist leaders conducted by the British Broadcasting Corp. Nguyen said she believed broadcasting them was a service to the Vietnamese American community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1989 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing a new wave of Vietnamese immigrants by the end of the year, county officials said Friday they are concerned that needs may outstrip available government services. The prospect of the immigration of thousands of former Vietnamese political prisoners comes at a time of threatened reductions in federal aid to help such refugees, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999 | HARRISON SHEPPARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Several Vietnamese American community leaders from Orange County plan to meet with Gov. Gray Davis on Friday in Newport Beach to discuss issues of human rights and trade in Vietnam. Representatives of the Vietnamese American community had asked Davis repeatedly to show up at the site of the two-month protest in Little Saigon that erupted in January over a shopkeeper's display of Communist symbols.
NEWS
January 16, 1996 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They've only held this once before--a regionwide election for the presidency of the Vietnamese Community of Southern California--but they've definitely gotten more savvy. During the first election two years ago for the leadership of the nonprofit social service organization, which claims to represent the estimated 300,000 Vietnamese Americans in the Southland, organizers had a hard time getting the word out that there was an election and informing voters about the candidates.
NEWS
January 14, 1996 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They've held this only once before--a regionwide election for the presidency of the Vietnamese Community of Southern California--but they've definitely gotten more savvy. During the first election two years ago for the leadership of the nonprofit social service organization that claims to represent the estimated 300,000 Vietnamese Americans in the Southland, organizers had a hard time getting the word out that there was an election and informing voters about the candidates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1994 | BERT ELJERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She expected controversy, but Trang Nguyen was stunned by the organized protests when she started broadcasting interviews with Vietnamese government officials over the airwaves of Orange County's Little Saigon Radio. Since June 20, the fledgling Vietnamese-language radio station in Santa Ana has been airing the interviews with Communist leaders conducted by the British Broadcasting Corp. Nguyen said she believed broadcasting them was a service to the Vietnamese American community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1994 | DOREEN CARVAJAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fierce campaign for the hearts and minds of the people of Little Saigon officially ended early this month. On a brisk Sunday morning, more than 5,000 Vietnamese filed patiently past a bank of computers at a high school gymnasium to pick a "president" to champion the Vietnamese of Southern California.
NEWS
October 9, 1992 | ANDREA HEIMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three members of Orange County's burgeoning Vietnamese community--the largest outside their homeland--will make history in November when their names appear on American ballots. Tony Lam, 56, and Jimmy Tong Nguyen, 45, are among six candidates seeking a seat on the Westminster City Council next month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999 | HARRISON SHEPPARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Several Vietnamese American community leaders from Orange County plan to meet with Gov. Gray Davis on Friday in Newport Beach to discuss issues of human rights and trade in Vietnam. Representatives of the Vietnamese American community had asked Davis repeatedly to show up at the site of the two-month protest in Little Saigon that erupted in January over a shopkeeper's display of Communist symbols.
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
September 26, 1990 | DAVE LESHER and SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Vice President Dan Quayle, stumping for money and votes in Republican-rich Orange County, joined local GOP leaders Tuesday in an aggressive appeal to the area's rapidly growing Southeast Asian community. Quayle and Republican gubernatorial candidate Sen. Pete Wilson launched the opening of the 1990 Asian American Republican Headquarters in Westminster's Little Saigon neighborhood, home of the largest Vietnamese population in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1989 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Facing a new wave of Vietnamese immigrants by the end of the year, county officials said Friday they are concerned that needs may outstrip available government services. The prospect of the immigration of thousands of former Vietnamese political prisoners comes at a time of threatened reductions in federal aid to help such refugees, officials said.
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