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Fight over a name

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Supporters of giving the name Little Saigon to a section of San Jose demonstrate outside the City Council chambers March 4. Members of the Vietnamese community sparred with some city officials over whether to call it the Saigon Business District or Little Saigon. (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
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Some in the audience of a City Council meeting forcefully demand that part of San Jose be named Little Saigon. (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
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Residents wait to testify at a San Jose City Council meeting on their preferences for naming a section of town containing many Vietnamese businesses. (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
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Councilwoman Madison Nguyen listens during a public hearing on naming a section of San Jose with predominantly Vietnamese businesses. She favored calling it the Saigon Business District. (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
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Some San Jose residents make their preference known at a City Council meeting. (Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
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