| Apr 13, 2013
| 7:20 PM
George McArthur, who covered the Vietnam War for the Los Angeles Times as Saigon bureau chief after spending two decades as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, died Friday. He was 88.
McArthur died at a hospice in Fairfax County, Va., of...
| Jan 28, 2013
Pham Duy, Vietnam's most prolific songwriter, who captured the strength of his people through years of turbulence and composed dozens of tunes after settling in California, died Sunday in Ho Chi Minh City. He was 91.
His death was confirmed by his...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 7:54 PM
The poet was a familiar figure, striding through Little Saigon, sipping tea, sharing wisdom. He liked to read through the night, not too tired to dissect a bit of homeland politics....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:04 PM
In the weeks leading to his historic win, Tri Ta roamed Westminster City Hall, often hearing: "Hello, Mr. Future Mayor. This way, Mr. Mayor." The six-year councilman would greet fellow workers with a salute or a handshake but didn't respond......
| May 23, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Nguyen Quoc Quan was arrested a month ago upon arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, reportedly charged with terrorist acts linked to Viet Tan, a banned party pushing for democracy in the Communist country. The group says that the charges are fabricated and has...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The Pentagon is seeking a return to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, a sheltered anchorage off the strategically-important South China Sea....
| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Fresh mango glistening the brilliant orange of a late-summer sun, glutinous rice balls glowing a radiant pandan green, tender taro cakes blooming the same piercing purple as a field of lilacs.
Bhan Kanom Thai is a rainbow rush of colors. The Hollywood...
| Dec 30, 2011
Reading Lewis Sorley's scalding biography of Army Gen. William Westmoreland, "Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam," is like watching a slow-motion replay of an oncoming train wreck.
The result of this collision is known: failure of the U.S....
| Jan 14, 2012
Richard Threlkeld, a former CBS and ABC correspondent who covered the fall of Saigon and helped establish the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with weekly stories that showcased his prodigious energy and incisive writing, died Friday in a car crash on Long...
| Jan 26, 2012
Southern California's one big bowl of noodles for anyone who loves Southeast Asia's many incarnations. And we're not just talking about pho and pad Thai. Look to the Central Vietnamese restaurants of Westminster for your fix of mi quang, neon-yellow...
| Oct 5, 2012
The poet was a familiar figure, striding through Little Saigon, sipping tea, sharing wisdom, his head covered with his trademark fedora. He liked to read through the night, not too tired to dissect a bit of homeland politics.
He lived simply, renting...