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.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has recently arrested a woman who allegedly attacked a 70-year-old Mexican American grandmother on a bus after thinking she was Asian.
The attack: The grandmother, solely identified as Becky, was about to get off the 81 Metro bus at La Loma Road and Figueroa Street on April 9, The East Sider reported.
A Filipino American man in Los Angeles was nearly hit with a rock by a stranger who appeared out of nowhere and started yelling in his direction.
The incident occurred while Andre Cadiz, 26, was having lunch with his dog outside Dollar Hits, a restaurant in the city’s Historic Filipinotown around 4 p.m. on April 3.
A Los Angeles-based pawnshop has decided to return a 24-karat Rolex watch pawned by a thief who violently robbed an Asian man in 2019 to its original owner.
The violent roadside beating and robbery occurred in Henderson, Nevada, on Oct. 19, 2019, when the suspect, Robert E. Pearce, 39, struck Hasin Oh on the head, arms and body, according to NBC Los Angeles‘ Eric Leonard.