Last night, hundreds of Vietnamese Americans beset Irvine City Hall to voice their distaste at Larry Agran's suggestion that the city of Irvine start a friendship city relationship with Nha Trang, Vietnam. They filled the seats and the parking lot, overflowing around the building as anti-communist V ... More >>
F-bombs drop like lead balloons. Torture is an option. And if generals do not break the rules of engagement, they bend them mighty hard. But this is no Tarantino war flick, it's a kid's movie--for anyone of an age where scenes with F-bombs, torture and nobility-myth breaking do not offend gentle sen ... More >>
The Vietnamese International Film Festival showcases a national and diaspora movie industry on the rise
A new Vietnamese restaurant in isn't news, especially in South County, the new pho frontier. But a Vietnamese restaurant that serves beignets in South County? You don't see that everyday.
It's a historical fact that the biggest threat to the citizens of any nation isn't outsiders but their own government's police and military--the folks with all the guns, arrest powers and unwavering insistence that their own violence is committed only as a means to peace.For proof, glance at the his ... More >>
Sea Terrace Park
Hip Hop in Ho Chi MinhThe acclaimed Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF)--an eight-day showcase of short and feature films--launches tonight in Irvine with Stephane Gauger's impressive Saigon Electric, a drama about hip hop dancers and present day youth culture in Vietnam.You can see Gau ... More >>
Royce to Clinton: Don't be a wimp in HanoiDemonstrating his concern over ongoing human rights abuses by Vietnam's rulers, Congressman Ed Royce has sent a letter to Hillary Clinton asking the secretary of state to pressure the communist nation on the topic during an upcoming trip to Hanoi. "W ... More >>
Newport Beach Library
Flickr user Bob JagendorfI've never tasted dog before, nor am I seeking to, but would chomp on some meat if the opportunity ever presented itself. I hear rumors of all types of illegal meats offered in Orange County restaurants (endangered sea turtle, horse, dog, etc.), but haven't bothered to ch ... More >>
UPDATE AND CORRECTION: Changes throughout (see below) . . . Courtesy of U.S. Attorney's OfficeI've heard of chicken legs, but this is ridiculous.Duc Le of Garden Grove pleaded guilty today to conspiring to illegally bring live Asian songbirds into the United States by attaching them to the legs o ... More >>
Photo by Christopher VictorioWhat was Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez thinking today when she took to the floor in Congress to fight for the rights of a youth activist in Vietnam while she continues to ignore the youth activists pleading for her support in her own backyard? It's not that Nguyen Tien T ... More >>
Sorry for the last-minute notice, but I'll be interviewing Huntington Beach mayor Debbie Cook--who's running against Dana Rohrabacher (R-Did Not Serve in Vietnam) in the 46th Congressional District race--today at 2pm on KPFK-FM 90.7 for about 20 minutes. You can hear it on the Internet at KPFK.org ... More >>
Don’t let Paul Haggis’s heavy hand stop you from seeing his latest
Little Saigon’s latest wave of anti-communist fervor spreads beyond Viet Weekly
Le Vu's Viet Weekly newspaper endures OC's latest anti-communist witch-hunt
Allow me to write a similar column to !Ask a Mexican! called Ask an American, and lets see which column people like more
In OC, an affable Nguyen Minh Triet seeks to heal ‘old wounds’
Dozens of media outlets filed reports this weekend about the historic Orange County visit of Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet, but only one American reporter gained exclusive access. Read R. Scott Moxley’s story in Thursday’s edition of the OC Weekly.
'And when I say "you," I am referring to white America. I purposely left that "white" uncapitalized'
Some readers accuse film critic of racism
Jan. 10-Jan. 16
Mark Giselson, former City Pages blogger and all-around angry Norwegian, reminds us that 34 years ago today saw the beginning of the special contribution to Christmas history made by local boy turned felonious president, Richard M. Nixon (now Yorba Linda's leading roadside attraction). Up until 19 ... More >>
Do Mexicans make better soldiers and Marines?
Communists, Bush defeat Little Saigon in human rights war
Earl Morris Robert McNamara documentary is half in, half out of the fog
Little Saigons most controversial ex-businessman wants to talk, but nobodys listening
U.S. GIs will confront their toughest enemies here: psychiatrists
U.S. GIs will confront their toughest enemies here: Psychiatrists
OCC poli sci prof harangues college protestors
Little Saigon sees a mainstream future
El Camino, Kim Loan bridge the Soup Divide
Phuo Loc Tho
Despite trashing books, Vietnamese literature is readily available in Little Saigon
Are American POWs still being held in Southeast Asia?
Congress debates trade with Vietnam, Little Saigon goes shopping
What's behind those yellow flags in Little Saigon?
Who's the real threat in Little Saigon? Ask the FBI.