A 66-year-old laundromat owner was reportedly assaulted by a suspect who also attempted to set fire to the elderly man’s 8-year-old golden retriever in San Francisco last week.
The details: Police responded to the incident at the laundromat in Nob Hill at 10:30 p.m. last Wednesday and spoke with the elderly Asian man.
26 Asian celebrities, activists, political leaders among TIME’s ‘100 most influential people of 2021’
TIME magazine has published its 100 most influential people of 2021 on Wednesday and the full list includes Naomi Osaka, Shohei Ohtani and Cathy Park Hong, among other Asian luminaries from around the globe.
The 18th annual list of influential people features activists, celebrities, political leaders and athletes, with the youngest among them being Olympic medalist Sunisa Lee.
A prefecture in Japan is re-using 800 cardboard “anti-sex” beds that were used in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics for COVID-19 patients.
The details: Osaka Governor Hiro Yoshimura has confirmed that the beds will be set up at a temporary medical facility in Osaka by the end of September, the Japan Times reported.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star Simu Liu is set to voice the lead character for the English dub version of the upcoming Netflix anime film “Bright: Samurai Soul.”
Same universe: Based in the world of David Ayer’s 2017 Netflix movie “Bright,” starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, “Bright: Samurai Soul” is set in Japan during the end of the Shogunate and the beginning of the Meiji period, according to Deadline.
A 16-year-old Filipino race car driver was the only Asian woman chosen to participate in the International Automobile Federation (FIA) Girls on Track Rising Stars program in France.
Prestigious program: Bianca Bustamante, who has been racing since she was 5, thanks to her father, is one of 14 drivers in the senior category who will compete in the shootout from Oct. 21-23 at the famous Circuit Paul Richard, CNN reported.
As the nation remembers the people who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, many have also not forgotten the 9/11 survivors and first responders who helped in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Special Agent Wesley J. Yoo, who joined the FBI as part of the Evidence Response Team in September 1996, is one such hero.
Tony Leung is so legendary that Marvel boss was left ‘speechless’ after meeting him on set of ‘Shang-Chi’
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” features Simu Liu as the titular main character, but another star of the film left Marvel chief Kevin Feige so flabbergasted that he could hardly speak.
High praise: Hong Kong legend Tony Leung, who plays Shang-Chi’s father Wenwu, aka the “real” Mandarin, has been touted as the MCU’s best villain yet.
More details are being released about a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse in Indianapolis where eight people lost their lives on Friday, including members of the Sikh community.
The details: Eight people were fatally shot, four inside and four outside the warehouse, while five others were injured and rushed to the hospital, according to the Associated Press.
California Assemblymember Rob Bonta has been nominated by Gov. Gavin Newsom as the new attorney general on Wednesday.
Bonta, 48, would be the first Filipino American to serve as the state’s Attorney General, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
At least eight people have died, four of them of Asian descent, after shootings at three massage parlors near Atlanta, police said on Tuesday.
What happened: Three people were fatally shot at one spa in northeast Atlanta, and a fourth person was killed at a different spa across the street, according to Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant.
A suspect who is accused of hitting a Japanese high school teacher in the face with a hard object inside a sock in Seattle Chinatown has been arrested.
Seattle police said Thursday that Sean Jeremy Holdip, 41, was arrested in connection with the assault and was being held at the King County Jail, KOMO News reported. It’s unclear if bond has been set.
A couple in Suwanee, Georgia discovered their car spray-painted with the racial slur “ch*nk” last Friday, police said.
Sonethida Siharath and her husband were walking back to their Nissan Altima after watching the movie at the Movie Tavern at 2855 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road on Feb. 26 after 9 p.m. when they spotted the derogatory term for Asian people on the vehicle’s passenger side spray-painted in black.