Fires at Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach, CA: Part of a larger trend?

With anti-Asian hate crimes continuing to rise across the U.S. and other countries globally, up over 330% nationally, the attacks have taken various forms, from microagressions, racial slurs, Asian Americans being spat upon in public spaces, various physical attacks including sexual violence and murder. The crimes have also included vandalism and destruction of places of peaceful worship, including arson.

With the obvious conflicts of interest in play with the landowner of the Historic Wintersburg site, Republic Services, showing no love for the preservation of history in the past, and conveniently destroying and removing evidence from the site only hours after the fire was extinguished, a thorough investigation is not at all an unreasonable request.