Operation Babylift: 40 Years After Bay Area Opened Arms To Vietnam’s Orphans, Historic Sites Hidden In Plain Sight
Harmon Hall now sits vacant and locked up just across Old Mason Street from the former military air field. But in 1975 it was the first U.S. home for orphaned children from the war, including three little girls who reflected on their 40 year journey with KPIX 5.
In a first-ever breaking news moment captured live on television, the Bay Area saw history in the making, as a region’s identity and place in history was forever changed in the first of several flights filled with babies.
Fireworks are a big part of Tet celebrations and other Lunar New Year events, but in most of the Bay Area, they’re illegal.
A driver spotted recently in San Jose is going to have to get a new license plate after caught sporting one of the foulest, most vulgar phrases in the Vietnamese language.
The operator of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut is hoping that a Vietnamese sandwich shop will be its next big brand. And while the food at Banh Shop is getting some favorable reviews online, the chain’s logo is not.
Residents of a once blighted Oakland neighborhood are crediting a Buddha statue installed in a median for a remarkable change.
San Francisco gastrophiles can rejoice with the announcement of the 2014 James Beard Award winners. The Slanted Door, known for modern Vietnamese cooking, won the award for Outstanding Restaurant.
The department is hoping to hire more bilingual residents who speak Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean or Japanese, along with English.
The growing number of Tagalog and Vietnamese speakers in Alameda County has elections officials scrambling to translate ballots, signage and other voter information in order to comply with federal law.
It’s against the law to be topless in San Jose, but both police and elected officials have long known that topless servers are an issue at some Vietnamese coffee houses.