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As anger builds, Irvine official drops plan to bond city with Vietnam
As anger builds, Irvine official drops plan to bond city with Vietnam

Of all the places in the world, why did Larry Agran have to choose Vietnam? That’s what local Vietnamese Americans wondered after learning the longtime Irvine councilman hoped to forge a relationship between the master-planned community and Nha Trang, a south coastal city in Vietnam known for its beaches and scuba diving. To many who fled the country after it fell to communist forces, Agran’s proposal seemed designed to cause hurt and hundreds indicated they planned to confront Agran on Tuesday when he was expected to roll out his “friendship city” proposal. But in the face of the growing uproar, Agran withdrew his plan, saying he was bowing to the concerns of...

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