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June 14, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every Saturday is market day for Thanh Tran. The term loses some of its meaning when translated from Vietnamese, because the 65-year-old Anaheim woman does more than merely shop for groceries on this designated day. Her routine starts at a food stand for an early morning breakfast of sweet, sticky rice and jasmine tea.
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May 23, 2001 | ROBIN FIELDS and KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Southern California's Vietnamese population grew sharply in the 1990s despite ebbing immigration, drawing newcomers from elsewhere in the state and nation into a powerful cluster that now exceeds 230,000, census information released today shows. That includes 135,548 in Orange County alone, where the Vietnamese American community surged almost 89% and won demographic bragging rights over rival centers in the San Jose area and Texas.
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September 29, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal and local authorities said Thursday that they have dismantled Orange County's largest Asian organized crime syndicate, which supplied the majority of illegal gambling machines in the county. In a predawn raid in Little Saigon, authorities arrested 15 people. The alleged gang leader, Son Thanh Nguyen, 32, already was in custody on a weapons charge. Nguyen, authorities said, masterminded a sophisticated operation that installed "stealth" video games in cafes.
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September 29, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal and local authorities Thursday said they have dismantled the county's largest Asian organized crime syndicate, a Little Saigon-based operation that supplied the majority of illegal gambling machines in the county. In a predawn raid culminating "Operation Wildcard," authorities arrested 15 people. The alleged gang leader, Son Thanh Nguyen, 32, was already in custody on a weapons charge.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal and local authorities Thursday said they have dismantled the county's largest Asian organized crime syndicate, a Little Saigon-based operation that supplied the majority of illegal gambling machines in the county. In a predawn raid culminating "Operation Wildcard," authorities arrested 15 people. The alleged gang leader, Son Thanh Nguyen, 32, was already in custody on a weapons charge.
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February 13, 1992 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask Khoi Nguyen, an Anaheim medical technician, if he's read any good books lately, and he mentions one you won't find on the bestseller lists. It's "Thien Duong Mu" ("Blind Heaven") by Duong Thu Huong, a now-imprisoned dissident novelist in Vietnam whose books are reprinted in the United States and France.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1997 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his first speech before a gathering of Vietnamese Buddhists, the Dalai Lama on Saturday urged the audience as individuals to live with compassion and as a group to focus on education for the younger generation, the strength of their collective future.
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May 23, 2001 | ROBIN FIELDS and KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Southern California's Vietnamese population grew sharply in the 1990s despite ebbing immigration, drawing newcomers from elsewhere in the state and nation into a powerful cluster that now exceeds 230,000, census information released today shows. That includes 135,548 in Orange County alone, where the Vietnamese American community surged almost 89% and won demographic bragging rights over rival centers in the San Jose area and Texas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1994 | THUAN LE and BOB ELSTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The trade mission from Orange County met with the Vietnamese vice president here Tuesday, and the delegation's leader urged the communist government to consider policy reform allowing overseas Vietnamese to claim or buy back properties lost when they fled the war-torn country years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal and local authorities said Thursday that they have dismantled Orange County's largest Asian organized crime syndicate, which supplied the majority of illegal gambling machines in the county. In a predawn raid in Little Saigon, authorities arrested 15 people. The alleged gang leader, Son Thanh Nguyen, 32, already was in custody on a weapons charge. Nguyen, authorities said, masterminded a sophisticated operation that installed "stealth" video games in cafes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1997 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his first address to Vietnamese Buddhists, the Dalai Lama on Saturday urged the audience, as individuals, to live with compassion, and as a group, to focus on education for the younger generation, because therein lies the strength of their future. But what drew the most applause and even a few tears from spectators was a reference in his speech that compared Tibet's exiled spiritual leader to the Vietnamese expatriates in the audience of nearly 5,000 at the Pyramid at Cal State Long Beach.
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June 8, 1997 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his first speech before a gathering of Vietnamese Buddhists, the Dalai Lama on Saturday urged the audience as individuals to live with compassion and as a group to focus on education for the younger generation, the strength of their collective future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1997 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many Buddhists only dream of seeing the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, in person. Having had this opportunity three times, Catherine Phuong Dung Lam of Huntington Beach nurtured a much grander ambition: to bring the 1989 Nobel laureate to Southern California's Vietnamese Buddhist community. Today, Lam's wish comes true. As part of his 1997 visit to the United States, the Dalai Lama will speak to Vietnamese Buddhists at Cal State Long Beach, a historic moment for the expatriate community.
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
October 5, 1994 | THUAN LE and BOB ELSTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The trade mission from Orange County met with the Vietnamese vice president here Tuesday, and the delegation's leader urged the communist government to consider policy reform allowing overseas Vietnamese to claim or buy back properties lost when they fled the war-torn country years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1994 | THUAN LE and LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The nearly 1,300 Vietnamese Americans who filed documents this month in an attempt to recover property and assets in their homeland appear to be out of luck. According to the U.S. State Department, claimants had to be U.S. citizens at the time they lost property during the Vietnam War to qualify for compensation from the Vietnamese government. More importantly, they were required to file claims by 1983.
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.
NEWS
June 15, 1994 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a summer day in 1990, then 26-year-old Hao Thi Tran, her mother and two sisters were on a plane about to land at Los Angeles International Airport. The four women had changed into ao dais , the traditional Vietnamese dresses that are worn over flowing pants. They were anxious to be reunited with family members they had not seen in 10 years. "We stepped off the plane, and they recognized us first," said Tran, the youngest of nine children.
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June 14, 1994 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every Saturday is market day for Thanh Tran. The term loses some of its meaning when translated from Vietnamese, because the 65-year-old Anaheim woman does more than merely shop for groceries on this designated day. Her routine starts at a food stand for an early morning breakfast of sweet, sticky rice and jasmine tea.
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