San Francisco has seen the highest number of documented attacks in a city in California. In one case, an Asian American father was walking with his 1-year-old child in a stroller when he was knocked over and repeatedly punched in the head outside of a grocery store. That same day, two elderly Asian women, 63 and 84, were stabbed as they waited for a bus. Both incidents occurred near each other along 4th Street. In a viral case of AAPI violence, an elderly Asian man was robbed and attacked for the recyclables he had been collecting near a housing project in Bayview, San Francisco. Throughout the incident, bystanders laughed at and taunted the man. One person can be heard saying, "I hate Asians."
Elderly Asian Americans are the victims in nearly all of the reported hate incidents reported in Oakland. In one case, a 75-year-old Asian man died after he was punched and hit his head on the ground while being robbed by a 26-year-old man. In one of the few cases in Oakland where a younger Asian American was targeted, a gas station owner was pepper-sprayed after the assailant attempted to back his car into him. The man yelled, "You're not from here! You're Asian! Small d---!" The gas station owner was sent to the ER.
Members of a "Stop Asian Hate" rally in March 2021 had racial epithets screamed at them twice when a man in his 50s repeatedly drove his car past the group. LA saw many reports of hate incidents toward the beginning of the pandemic. In Feb. 2020, a 16-year-old boy was bullied, assaulted and sent to the hospital over accusations of having the coronavirus. A week prior, in one of the first known cases of COVID-influenced anti-Asian discrimination, a Thai American recorded an angry racist rant targeting her while riding a Metro train.