Entries by Ngoc Nguyen

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No Methyl Iodide This Strawberry Season?

By Ngoc Nguyen, Apr 7, 2011 12:35 PM

Here's more on the debate over a pesticide that strawberry growers want to use but that many environmental scientists say should be banned.

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Prop. 23 Funders Are Big Polluters

By Ngoc Nguyen, Aug 12, 2010 3:20 PM

Last week, supporters of Prop. 23 – an initiative that would suspend the state’s global warming law -- scored a small victory when a judge ordered a title change for the proposition.

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Will Pot Study Scare Off Ethnic Voters?

By Ngoc Nguyen, Jul 14, 2010 5:15 PM

A recent poll found that California voters narrowly oppose the initiative to legalize marijuana. A recent study may give ethnic voters even more pause, especially those who plan to cast a vote based on the money they believe taxing marijuana sales will pump into state coffers. The report found that projected revenues are highly uncertain.

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SJ Vietnamese See Parallels in Mehserle Case

By Ngoc Nguyen, Jul 14, 2010 2:05 PM

The shooting death of Oscar Grant by former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle hit a nerve with Vietnamese Americans in San Jose.

According to Vivian Truonggia, publisher of the weekly Viet Tribune, Vietnamese Americans in San Jose are quite aware of police brutality, given several high-profile cases against members of their own community.