Hmong News – California

Waterford’s Madelynn Bernau takes a bronze medal in mixed trap at the Tokyo Olympics

Articles, California, Olympics /
Madelynn Bernau of Waterford teamed with Brian Burrows of Torrance, California, to take the bronze medal in mixed trap at the Tokyo Olympics. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Wildfire updates: Dixie Fire, at 200k acres, is California’s 14th largest fire of all time

Articles, California, fire /
The fire now spans 208,200 acres (325 square miles), making it California’s 14th-largest fire by acreage. Over 5,100 firefighters are battling the blaze, which ignited July 13 above the Cresta ...

Hmong American activist ends hunger strike after talking with California Attorney General’s office

Zurg Xiong, 33, had gone three weeks without food while demanding an outside investigation into a law enforcement shooting. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

AG to review complaints in officer shooting death of Hawj

By Louis Chan, AsAmNews National Correspondent. The California Attorney General’s office Friday agreed to review scores of complaints in the officer shooting death of father and ... Read more (opens ...

California congressman bulldozes Asian-run pot greenhouses, quotes ‘Apocalypse Now’

Articles, Asian, California, help /
In May, a Northern California sheriff’s office asked on Facebook for volunteers to help bulldoze the marijuana greenhouses that have recently popped up by the hundreds on private property in ...

California man shot, killed by officers prompts calls for justice from Minnesota’s Hmong community

Soobleej Kaub Hawj was killed in late June. Now a man named Zurg Xiong is on hunger strike to protest the shooting and injustices happening in Siskiyou County. Read more ...

Man shot, killed by California officers prompts calls for justice from Minnesota’s Hmong community

Soobleej Kaub Hawj was killed in late June. Now a man is on hunger strike to protest the shooting and injustices happening in Siskiyou County. Read more (opens in new ...

Small rural county a frontier for resisting anti-Asian violence

By Sandy Close, Ethnic Media Services with additional reporting by Sunita Sohrabji and video/photographs YREKA, California — Over 600 Hmong Americans from across California and as far away as ...

St. Paul’s Hmong city council members wade into California water, cannabis dispute

St. Paul City Council Members Dai Thao and Nelsie Yang, who are both Hmong, have called for a federal investigation into the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office. Read more (opens in ...

Hmong Americans protest at Siskiyou courthouse: what led to the demonstration

When a 35-year-old man was shot dead by law enforcement in front of his wife and three children in the first frantic hours after the Lava Fire exploded in Northern ...

Hmong Americans protest deputy shooting death of farmer

More than 100 protesters rallied in front of the Siskiyou County Courthouse in Northern California Saturday outraged at the death of Hmong American father and farmer, Soobleej Kaub Hawj, at ...

Sheriff identifies man shot during California wildfire as tensions rise with pot growers

My current living situation is much like when I lived in the jungles of Laos,” one Siskiyou County resident wrote in a court filing. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Fresno schools did not discriminate against English-learning families, California says

But parents - and at least one trustee - say Fresno Unified still needs to do more to help EL students succeed. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

California wildfires: Here’s the latest on Beckwourth Fire and 3 other major blazes

Articles, California, fire /
Four major wildfires continue to burn in Northern California amid triple-digit temperatures and have already burned thousands of acres of fuel and destroyed several homes. The largest among these is ...

Loved ones hold candlelight vigil for man found dead in Fresno canal

Family and friends of a prominent Hmong community member and decorated veteran paid tribute to him on what would’ve been his 68th birthday. The vigil for Charlie ... Read more ...

Man shot and killed near Fresno movie theater identified, police say

Articles, Fresno, man, movie, police /
Fresno Police Tuesday identified the victim of a shooting that took place at the Campus Pointe Shopping Center. Frank Sierras, 22, was shot and killed shortly after ... Read more: ...

Tuesday update: Here are the wildfires burning right now in Northern California

Articles, California, fire, week /
Wildfir Northern California throughout this week, including the Salt Fire, the Lava Fire and the Tennant Fire. All three have prompted evacuations, closed roads and destroyed structures across the ...

Worried about being priced out as new growth comes to Fresno? Here’s how to weigh in

Articles, city, Fresno /
Fresno residents have the opportunity to weigh in on policies that aim to curb displacement from Chinatown, downtown and southwest Fresno as the city experiences rent hikes, an increased need ...