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Laos

  • News

    November 14, 2013

    The Government of Free Vietnam Is No Republic for Old Men

    From Garden Grove, the organization tried to bring down its former country's Communist regime. Instead, it gave American diplomats a giant headache

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Discussing Santa Ana VietBan in Broken English

    The Santa Ana City Council voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution that discourages official visits to Orange County's seat from communist Vietnam. They were supported by residents of Little Saigon and the surrounding Orange County Vietnamese community, but Register commenters greeted the news pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Top Five Videos of People Eating Live Shrimp

    Did you read Michelle's post this morning on the Craigslist poster in Irvine who tried to give away a dish of shrimp because they didn't realize it included the heads? I have to assume it was those wee beady eyes. In a society where meat is often faceless, limbless, skinless and boneless, seeing the ... More >>

  • Food

    August 23, 2012

    The Mein Event: OC's Best Noodles

    Noodles, noodles everywhere, from pho to pad Thai and everything else

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    10 Great Thai Restaurants in Orange County (and Long Beach)

    For this list of ten great Thai restaurants, not only have I included those from Long Beach (a non-OC city that's always been under this paper's jurisdiction), but also some Thai-Cambodian, some Thai-Laotian, and even a Thai-sushi hybrid, because if variety is the spice of life, then why not even mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Dengue Fever Going Back to Southeast Asia to Tour for the Third Time

    ​Dengue Fever is going back to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in November on the "Electric Mekong Tour" with the cooperation and support of the U.S. Department of State, U.S. embassies in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and local promoter in Cambodia, Dickon Verey. The band received the Arts Envoy grant, d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    iPhone App Helps You Navigate Asian Markets

    ​We've sung many praises for our trusty Asian grocery stores--locally, we've got 99 Ranch, Freshia in Tustin, Mitsuwa in Costa Mesa, Thai & Laos Market in Anaheim, all treasure troves of wildly flavorful ingredients at affordable prices. But for the amateurs, or even experienced shoppers, navi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Vang Pao, Former General of CIA Secret Army in Laos, RIP

    ​The Associated Press is reporting today that Vang Pao, the former leader of the CIA's secret army in Laos whose war on communism ended when he and tens of thousands of fellow Hmong fled the country in 1975, has died. Until recently a resident of a modest house in Westminister, Vang reportedly die ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    OC Anti-Christian Persecution Group Slams North Korea, Islamic Nations

    He's ill.​What's the most dangerous place for Christians to practice their faith?No, it's not San Francisco.Or Miami's South Beach.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2010

    John Kobyalt of KFI's John and Ken Show on Santa Ana: "No Longer Part of the United States"

    Fact-hater, at left...​I've regularly listened to KFI-AM 640's John and Ken Show for nearly a a decade now, not so much because I agree with most of the views of host John Kobyalt and Ken Chiampou (although you'd be surprised) but because they make great radio--the faux outrage, the scorched-earth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Cambodian Coup-Plotter From Snooptown Gets Life in Prison

    ​Yasith Chhun has had a tough life. The Maoist Khmer Rouge government murdered his father during the mid-1970s, and a few years later, Chhun resettled in Long Beach, where he became an accountant. Meanwhile, the Vietnamese communists invaded Cambodia, kicked out the Khmer Rouge, and installed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Dengue Fever At Detroit Bar

    Beth Stirnaman/OC Weekly​Watch our slideshow here!The Hype: This isn't the story of a nasty mosquito-borne tropical disease which causes rash and vomiting. Rather, it's the story of how five American males with no aesthetic appeal--but plenty of musical chops--brought a beautiful Ca ... More >>

  • Music

    May 27, 2010

    Dengue Fever Dream On

    The Long Beach band blur the boundaries of language, genre and nationality

  • Food

    March 4, 2010

    Go Laotian at Vientiane Thai Laos Restaurant

    [Hole In the Wall] The country's only culinary representative in OC lives up to bloggers' hype

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2009

    Vang Pao's Exoneration Brings Joy to Hmong Community

    The phone has been ringing off the hook at the Westminster home of Vang Pao, the former CIA-backed Laotian Secret Army general Nick Schou wrote about. That's because the federal government late last week dropped charges claiming the 79-year-old in poor health tried to o ... More >>

  • News

    July 2, 2009
  • Articles

    September 20, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007

    The Stupid American

    Yesterday I got an e-mail from my good friend and former colleague Anthony Pignataro, who's now the editor of the Maui Time Weekly (lucky bastard). Anyways, when Pignataro's not busy teasing me about my recent depiction in the Vietnamese-language media as an ugly, big-nosed communist mastermind, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007

    Hugh Hewitt is an Idiot (Part One Billion)

    Orange County's most prominent talk-show host (take a seat, Joe Escalante) frequently proclaims himself independent of the Republican Party, but everyone knows that's a damn lie. Hugh Hewitt's latest example, however, is particularly egregious not only because he spins for the GOP, but he also skewe ... More >>

  • Features

    August 16, 2007

    Red Scare in Little Saigon

    Le Vu's Viet Weekly newspaper endures OC's latest anti-communist witch-hunt

  • Columns

    August 2, 2007

    Letters

    ‘We are launching a ‘Free Chokr’ campaign. T-shirts are being printed as we speak. Ballcaps will bear the insignia EHW (Evil Horny Women).’

  • News

    July 19, 2007

    Mission: Implausible

    The CIA has disavowed any knowledge of the alleged plot against Laos by Vang Pao and others. At least one defense attorney doesnt buy it

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    General Vang Pao Free on Bail!

    After a month in jail, Westminster resident and former CIA-backed Laotian Secret Army General Vang Pao is heading home. Yesterday, a federal judge in Sacramento granted a request by lawyers for Vang, 77, and 10 other defendants the government claims tried to overthrow the Lao People's Democratic Rep ... More >>

  • Film

    July 12, 2007

    New Reviews

    We recommend: Gypsy Caravan, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, I Have Never Forgotten You, In

  • Columns

    July 12, 2007

    Letters

    '[Vang Pao] was tough in a tough country. He deserves to die in peace'

  • Features

    July 5, 2007

    The General's Last Stand

    Vang Pao devoted his life to fighting communism in Laos—until his onetime ally, the U.S. government, arrested him

  • Features

    June 28, 2007

    From Hunter to Hunted

    In his quest to free slaves around the world, Aaron Cohen thought hed seen it all. Then he went to Myanmar

  • Columns

    June 21, 2007

    Letters

    'Stupid-ass crackers talk about gangs like they know something'

  • News

    June 14, 2007

    Hero or Heroin?

    Alleged coup-plotter Vang Paos shady past eludes mainstream media

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2007

    You win some. You Laos some

    Is it just me, or does it seem like everyone is conspiring to overthrow the government of Laos these days? Apparently, Vang Pao, a former Laotion general from Orange County, and Harrison Ulrich Jack, a retired California National Guard lieutenant colonel, were arrested this morning and accused of do ... More >>

  • Food

    March 22, 2007

    Beware the Larb

    Diho Siams incendiary salads

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    Tonight @ Koo's: Sir Richard Bishop (Q&A/MP3s inside)

    SIR RICHARD BISHOP: THOSE SECRETS WILL NEVER BE REVEALED Sir Richard Bishop might be a gypsy jazz guitarist because he could probably and sometimes does play like Django, but he's got gypsy restlessness in more than his fingertips; he's the Indiana Jones of the fingerstyle guitar, taking research ... More >>

  • Food

    October 5, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    September 28, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    April 13, 2006

    This Hole-in-the-Wall Life

    Goodbye, Ramen. Hello, Thai and Laos Market

  • Food

    April 13, 2006

    Grub Guide

    This week in one-of-a-kinds

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Dr. Death Revisited

    In French TV documentary, ex-CIA official admits ties to CIA-cocaine scandal character

  • Unknown

    March 17, 2005
  • Unknown

    December 9, 2004
  • Food

    July 15, 2004

    This Hole-in-the-Wall County

    Orange Countys 74 Greatest Holes-in-the-Wall

  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Secret War Hero

    Mr. President, we have an alibi

  • News

    December 12, 2002
  • Features

    June 27, 2002

    Khmer Rap

    Long Beachs Prach Ly drops rhymes about the Killing Fields

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    Are These Things Just to Be Pissed Upon?

    President Nixon solves your holiday quandaries

  • Columns

    December 27, 2001
  • News

    November 1, 2001

    Patriot Games

    How a Newport Beach businessman used granny, apple pie and the flag to bilk patriotic investors

  • Columns

    July 29, 1999
  • News

    July 15, 1999

    The Phantom Menace

    Are American POWs still being held in Southeast Asia?

  • Columns

    March 18, 1999
  • News

    February 25, 1999
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