Hmong News – California

Monterey Park shooter reported his attempt to stop a robbery in 1990, police docs reveal

The deceased man accused of firing 42 bullets that ultimately killed 11 people in Monterey Park, California, on the eve of Lunar New Year said he tried to stop a ...

Murders. Grief. Emptiness. Horrific California crimes cut lives short and devalue us all | Opinion

Articles, California, lives /
Murders. Brokenness. Emptiness. Nothingness. The victims and defendants may have different names, races and circumstances that set them apart from most of us in one sense or another. But they ...

Sheng Thao sworn in as Oakland’s new mayor

Our city’s best days are still to come,” Sheng Thao said, at her inauguration as the mayor of Oakland, California on Jan. 9. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Merced County Opens Flood Hotline Amidst Increasing Storm Impacts – Available in English, Spanish, and Hmong

The Merced County Emergency Operations Center rolled out a flood hotline today to help residents impacted by the current storm system. The number to the hotline is (209) 385-7563. The ...

Sheng Thao, once homeless and fleeing abuse, becomes the mayor of Oakland, California

Thao, a 37-year-old domestic violence survivor and the daughter of refugees, is the first Hmong American mayor in the United States. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

‘I took the knife and stabbed her.’ Wife’s affair drove Fresno man to kill, he testifies

Articles, Fresno, Her, man, Vang /
Accused killer Chinnawat Vue testified Wednesday that an affair between his 22-year-old wife Xia Vang and a wealthy, married man is what drove him to stab her more than 100 ...

California stories to watch in 2023

Several California House Democrats could run, which would set off a cascade of other campaign moves. If Rep. Katie Porter ’s seat opens, that could break a Dem-on-Dem logjam between ...

Hmong New Year celebration at Fresno Fairgrounds

Dreary skies were no match for the vibrant colors and patterns of traditional Hmong clothing that could be seen at the Fresno Fairgrounds. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Modern twist on traditional food at Hmong New Year festival

Dreary skies were no match for the vibrant colors and patterns of traditional Hmong clothing that could be seen at the Fresno Fairgrounds. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Citizenship celebration ceremony held during Fresno’s Hmong New Year

The United States gained 100 new citizens on Friday afternoon in a first-of-its-kind ceremony. This oath of citizenship was almost 30 years in the making for Gaby Gonzalez Lopez. "It's ...

Oakland’s Next Mayor Highlights Political Rise of Hmong Americans

Sheng Thao, the daughter of refugees, will become the most prominent Hmong American politician when she leads the California city of 440,000 residents. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Get a sneak peek at new Hmong multimedia exhibit now open at the Fresno Fairgrounds

Vinai, the Hmong Refugee Experience is a unique multimedia exhibit chronicling the Hmong migration from homeland to refugee camps and finally to the United States. The free exhibit runs through ...

This interactive exhibit shows the ‘human story’ of Hmong refugees in the U.S. and Fresno

It’s an effect recreated on the large picture mural that runs the length of the entrance of “Vinai: Hmong Refugee Experience,” an interactive exhibit running through Jan. 1 ... Read ...

List of 2023 New Year events in the Central Valley

The countdown to 2023 beings! Here's a list of all the celebrations happening in the Central Valley: INFORMATION: HCNYC is very excited to announce the return Fresno Hmong New Year, ...

Little room left in Fresno’s hospitals amid COVID surge – and it could get worse

Fresno County began 2022 with the highest volume of new COVID-19 cases – and some of the largest numbers of hospitalized patients from the virus – since the start of ...

150-year wait to get a green card: Indian H1B visa holders hold protest in Silicon Valley

A group of Silicon Valley tech workers from India marched in San Jose, California, on Dec. 17 to demand better means to secure a green card. Traditionally, tech startups have ...

Witnesses testify to establish motive in Chinnawut Vue trial

Articles, Fresno, home, man, trial, Vang /
Witnesses took the stand today in the trial of a Fresno man charged with killing his wife in 2016. Investigators say Chinnawut Vue stabbed Xia Vang more than 100 times ...

Hmong culture inspires the values of the next mayor of Oakland, California

Among them is Sheng Thao, who will become the first Hmong-American to lead a major U.S. city when she's sworn in as mayor of Oakland, California. Here & Now's Deepa ...