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.
One of the last remaining Japantowns is in danger of ‘irreparable harm,’ according to local SF community
Residents in San Francisco’s Japantown are calling for help in their protest against the city’s plan to buy a landmark hotel and turn it into a permanent facility for the homeless.
The plan: San Francisco is seeking to purchase the Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, a 131-room tourist hotel located on the corner of Sutter and Buchanan street. This is part of Mayor London Breed’s plan to create 4,500 permanent supportive housing units — 1,500 of which would be new — within two years.
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) is offering a $50,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the killing of 16-year-old Jaedah Tofaeono, the niece of WWE wrestler Rikishi.
Rikishi makes a public plea: Professional wrestler, Rikishi, 55, whose real name is Solofa F. Fatu Jr., took to Twitter to ask for help in the case of Tofaeono, who he said was his niece.
A federal judge has junked the lawsuit that former San Francisco school board vice president Alison Collins filed in March against the school district and five of her colleagues who voted to strip her of her board position.
The case: Collins alleged that the school district and her colleagues violated her right to free speech when they voted to remove her from board committees and her vice presidency position over tweets she posted in 2016, reported the SF Chronicle.
A San Francisco man is facing a slew of charges for alleged acts of vandalism and burglary in 20 Chinese-owned businesses in the city, District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced on Monday.
The allegations: Derik Barreto, 36, is accused of targeting the Chinese-owned stores and seven others in the Mission District and the Ocean Avenue corridor. The attacks occurred between April and August this year, KPIX 5 reported.
‘I really want to meet Hanako!’: Grief-stricken mother remembers daughter killed in SF hit-and-run in first Obon festival without her
A mother in Japan has honored the memory of her daughter who lost her life in a hit-and-run incident in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood on New Year’s Eve.
Background: Hanako Abe, 27, and Elizabeth Platt, 60, were crossing the intersection of Second and Mission streets when a gray Honda HR-V struck them on Dec. 31. The driver, identified as Troy McAlister, allegedly ran a red light in the stolen car and tried to flee the scene.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors introduced a resolution on Tuesday to rename a street after Vicha Ratanapakdee, the elderly Asian man who was killed in an unprovoked attack in January.
The proposal: Supervisor Catherine Stefani proposed to rename Sonora Lane, located in the Anza Vista neighborhood, as Vicha Ratanapakdee Way, according to KTVU.
A couple captured a racist man on video hurling anti-Asian comments at them in San Francisco last weekend.
What happened: Albert Hsieh and Justin Erfort were walking on Market Street on Sunday around 3 p.m. when a man came at them out of nowhere and started spewing anti-Asian sentiments, according to KRON4.
A dim sum restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown has fallen victim to two incidents of vandalism in a span of three days, raising costs for a business that has already been struggling to recover from COVID-19 losses.
What happened: Dim Sum Corner, located at the corner of Grant Avenue and California Street, was attacked twice last week — first last Thursday and again last Saturday. Both incidents were caught on surveillance videos.
A 50-year-old woman was struck by an unidentified hit-and-run driver as she was returning home from work in San Francisco.
The incident: Tracy Qingwen Ma was crossing the street to a parking garage when she was struck by a vehicle, landing more than 20 feet away around 5 p.m. on June 20, according to CBS San Francisco.
A man accused of stabbing an elderly Asian American woman in San Francisco has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges on Friday.
The charges: Defendant Daniel Cauich, 35, faces attempted murder, battery causing serious bodily injury and elder abuse for the unprovoked attack of a Chinese Vietnamese woman, Ahn “Peng” Taylor, 94, last week, reported KTVU.
A man who stabbed a 94-year-old Asian woman in broad daylight in San Francisco is now in police custody.
The stabbing: Authorities responded to a report of a stabbing on Post Street around 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, police said in a press release shared by San Francisco Mayor London Breed.