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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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Foremost Viet composer Pham Duy passed away

Phạm Duy, a prolific musician whose life and career spanned some of the most turbulent parts of Vietnamese history, passed away Sunday at his home in Vietnam, eight years after returning to his birth country from Orange County. He was … Continue reading

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Viet Canadian nominated for Oscar

Vietnamese-Canadian director-writer Kim Nguyen‘s film War Witch was nominated yesterday for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, marking the second time an ethnic Vietnamese director is nominated by the Academy, and the first time representing a country that’s not Vietnam. War Witch (La … Continue reading

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Viet sociologist wins national best PhD dissertation award

Field research on sex workers in Vietnam won a Vietnamese-American sociologist the “best dissertation” award from the American Sociological Association. The award went to the UC Berkeley Ph.D. dissertation “New Economies of Sex and Intimacy in Vietnam” by Kimberly Kay … Continue reading

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Du confirmed, becomes 2nd Viet federal judge

Almost eight months after her nomination, Vietnamese-American civil litigator Miranda Du from Nevada was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week to be U.S. district judge for that state, the second Viet federal judge in the country and the first Asian-American federal … Continue reading

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Viet UCLA alum honored by Obama at White House for work with homeless

A Vietnamese-American, himself coming from a broken, low-income family, was honored by President Barack Obama for his innovative idea to help feed the homeless, a project that he started while still a student at UCLA. Thach “Tak” Nguyen, 23, co-founder … Continue reading

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Freeway interchange named in memory of Viet student activist

    An interchange on the 22 freeway has been named in honor of late Vietnamese-American student activist Nguyen Ngoc Phu in a ceremony Thursday. The sign proclaiming the “Nguyen Ngoc Phu Human Rights Memorial Interchange” was unveiled at the … Continue reading

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Viet nominated to federal judgeship in Nevada

A Vietnamese-American lawyer from Reno, former boat-people refugee, has been nominated by President Obama to be a federal judge for the District of Nevada, the White House announced Tuesday. Miranda Du, a civil litigator, had been recommended by Senate Majority Leader … Continue reading

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