SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners packed a church near Orange County’s Little Saigon to remember Tin Nguyen, 10 days after she died during the San Bernardino massacre. The 31-year-old was honored in a service conducted in Vietnamese last Saturday at St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Santa Ana. Her fiance carried a portrait […]
By Gillian Flaccus Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) – Two women accused of pummeling and kicking a 23-year-old woman, who died after a fight outside a California nightclub that was captured on cell phone videos, were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on murder charges. Vanesa Zavala and Candace Brito have pleaded not guilty in the […]
SANTA ANA (AP) – Police detectives are having trouble unraveling a nightclub brawl that left a 23-year-old Vietnamese American woman dead because they can’t identify many of the victim’s friends and others won’t talk to them.
Last week, San Antonio City Councilmember Elisa Chan found herself in hot water due to comments she made expressing her views on homosexuality while unknowingly being recorded by a now former staffer during a meeting discussing a nondiscrimination ordinance, including her belief that same-sex couples should not be allowed to adopt and that homosexuality was […]
By Gillian Flaccus The Associated Press GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Khanh Nguyen, a South Vietnamese general who briefly gained control of the government in a coup and went on to lead a “government in exile” in California, has died.
By Staff The Associated Press FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The first Vietnamese American to serve on the Fountain Valley City Council is opposing plans for Vietnamese officials to visit the Orange County city.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Vietnamese in the United States can easily identify with the Thanksgiving story.
By Staff The Associated Press WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — The first Vietnamese-American mayor of Westminster will earn just $900 a month, and the authority he holds in this Southern California city is limited. But as the incoming leader of a city in the heart of Little Saigon — the largest Vietnamese district outside Vietnam — Tri Ta’s […]
The Northwest Asian Weekly welcomed a new editor Sunday, Sept. 9, as former editor Tiffany Ran left to pursue a career opportunity in the restaurant industry. Charles Lam, who was born in San Jose, Calif. to two Vietnam War refugees, will be taking over her duties. In addition to acting as editor for the paper, […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Nam Phan grew up wanting to be a fighter. The 28-year-old Vietnamese American remembers watching and being mesmerized by Hong Kong movies as a youth.