The city was caught in the crossfire of the Unites States Military and Royal Air Force battle with Trespasser. A report from the San Francisco Chronicle notes that Sacramento was "left in ashes" during the battle.
- According to Raleigh Becket, Trespasser traveled thirty-five miles and destroyed three cities in six days. Sacramento is more than twice that distance from the Golden Gate Bridge.
- According to the prologue of Pacific Rim, Trespasser's attack destroyed the cities of San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland. However, Travis Beacham states that Trespasser attacked San Francisco, Hayward, San Mateo and San Jose.