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Leila Fadel

Updated October 22, 2021 at 9:46 AM ET

In the Bay Area of Northern California there has been a spike in hate-driven violence against Asian Americans.

A 64-year-old grandma assaulted and robbed in San Jose. A 52-year-old Asian American woman shot in the head with a flare gun in Oakland.

All of it feels too close to home for Lisa Lu, a new mom who lives in the Bay Area.

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