Jin Yu, a digital entrepreneur and Clubhouse influencer known as WOLF x LION, has recently passed away “as peacefully as possible” in a hospital surrounded by family.
Asian Twitch IRL (in real life) streamer JoeyKaotyk encountered a racist passerby during a live stream in downtown Los Angeles on Monday.
What happened: JoeyKaotyk was doing his usual live stream when a man walked past him and started mocking his Asian heritage with a fake accent, according to Dexerto.
A man who caused a ruckus after refusing to wear a mask at an H Mart in California was forced to leave the store as its manager and customers stood together to kick him out.
What happened: The incident occurred at the Korean American supermarket’s location in West Huntington Drive, Arcadia around 6:15 p.m. on Aug. 6. Emilie Tan (@emilieeetan), who was shopping with her boyfriend, managed to film parts of the chaos.
Korean American officer Dominic Choi made history as the first Asian American assistant chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
The promotion: Choi’s promotion to assistant chief now gives him the second-highest ranking in the department. He is one of three assistant chiefs, according to CBS Los Angeles.
Mat George, the co-host of the “She Rates Dogs” podcast, died after being struck by a vehicle in Los Angeles on July 17.
What happened: George was walking southbound on Croft Avenue around 2:20 a.m. when a white BMW traveling eastbound on Beverly Boulevard hit the comedian, according to the LAPD.
An Asian American woman was assaulted on early Monday morning in Culver City, Calif., and police are now looking into the case as a possible hate crime.
What happened: The woman was headed to work, walking westbound on the 13300 block of Washington Boulevard at around 1 a.m., when a man approached the victim asking for a cigarette, according to Culver City PD.
iHeartMedia, the parent company of KFI-AM radio, suspended Los Angeles radio host Tim Conway Jr. and executive producer Sheron Bellio without pay for an anti-Asian skit they did while on-air on May 3.
A failed attempt at humor: Conway and Bellio aired a nearly five-minute skit earlier this month where they pretended to interview Yuko Sakamoto, the wife of radio personality Vic “The Brick” Jacobs, according to Deadline.
Daniella Means, a former Hong Kong Rugby player and an Asian powerlifting champion, was attacked by a robber with a hammer while walking out her dog in Los Angeles last week.
What happened: Means, 30, was walking her dog Butch on their usual route at around 7 a.m. on May 18 when the attack occurred, South China Morning Post reported.
An inmate in Los Angeles could face assault and hate crime charges after attacking an Asian American custody assistant last week.
The incident, which was caught on a security camera, occurred at the Inmate Reception Center (IRC) on May 5 at around 10:45 a.m.
An intersection in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo was renamed Rose Ochi Square on Tuesday in honor of the esteemed activist, with a celebration attended by her widower, Thomas Ochi.
Remembering an activist: The renamed area, located at First and Judge John Aiso streets, was requested by City Hall lobbyist Darlene Kuba to honor Ochi’s work, reported the Los Angeles Daily News.
A man became the recipient of anti-Asian mail identifying the Church of Scientology as the return address in Torrance, Calif.
Alex, identified only by his first name, saw the personalized letter included anti-Asian slurs such as “Kung Flu” and “Die-Ch**k,” after returning home from a family trip.
An Asian business owner has revealed that her studio in Pasadena, Calif., was allegedly vandalized within two weeks of its opening.
Scratched onto the windows of Jellylab was the word “Ch*nk,” owner Connie explained in a recent Instagram post. While getting bubble tea with her two friends on Wednesday, one of them pointed out the vandalism, Connie told NextShark.