Dueling Tet Parades in Little Saigon Still Lead to Happiness

This year, revelers had three major Tet festivals to choose from to help ring in the lunar new year. Parades in Garden Grove and Westminster, with the Garden Grove parade new this year, were the result of a split in leadership, but not a split in loyalties by the community.

Veterans Day Celebration Slated for Monday in Irvine

Editors’ Note: This dispatch is part of the Voice of OC Youth Media program, working with student journalists to cover public policy issues across Orange County. If you would like to submit your own student media project related to Orange County civics or if you have any response to this work, contact Digital Editor Sonya Quick at squick@voiceofoc.org. Irvine will host a Veterans Day celebration Monday, a tradition that began 14 years ago. Lt. Col. Caleb Hyatt, commander of the city’s adopted 2nd Battalion, 11th Marine regiment, will be among the speakers at the ceremony honoring the nation’s veterans.