Category Archives: business

Garden Grove Council members demand pay-to-play, Tet Festival refuses

What happens when a private party wants to hold an event and the city says, if you want to do it, you have to pay $75,000 a year, for 5 years, to this other private entity, because two City Council … Continue reading

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How Sandy aid money went into someone else’s account

How did donations, supposed to be delivered to New York City to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy, instead get deposited into the Vietnamese Interfaith Council‘s bank account in Little Saigon? The group held a press conference to answer that question, and admitted to a mistake … Continue reading

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“Du Ma” explained, for $13.99

If you’ve ever wondered what “doo mah” means and why some Vietnamese say it so often, here’s the answer, courtesy of Bao Truong‘s Facebook.: “Du Ma” is a lunch combo, sold by the Los Saigon food truck in L.A.  

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BP accused of open anti-Viet racism

BP allegedly sent an email telling its contractors in the Gulf oil cleanup not to hire vessels owned by Vietnamese- and Cambodian-Americans, Courthouse News quoted a class action lawsuit filed in New Orleans as claiming The complaint involves BP’s Vessels … Continue reading

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Bruce Tran files for bankruptcy

If nothing else, Bruce Tran has the knack for making news even when he’s not doing things. What the CEO of VHN-TV and vice-president of the Vietnamese American Federation of Southern California is not doing now, is that he’s not … Continue reading

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Another Viet business joins Top Tax Debt list

Another Vietnamese-American business from Bolsavikland just joined the list of California’s top sales and use tax delinquents. Dragon Auto Inc., a small used car dealer in Garden Grove, owes $960,564, according to the latest list updated November 30. This Viet … Continue reading

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Something’s moving inside Saigon Villas

If you thought you saw something moving inside the (former) condominium complex (formerly) known as Saigon Villas, you’d be right. And don’t worry, it’s just people checking out the place in its newest incarnation. For years, that behemoth of a … Continue reading

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The case of the missing yogurt – “da-ua”

Vietnamese-style yogurt has become scarce recently. Several food places, markets, restaurants, don’t carry that special kind of yogurt, called “da-ua” and pronounced yah (as in papa) oor (as in poor). The OC Weekly was the first publication to spot the … Continue reading

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