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Friday in San Francisco: Racist comments at S.F. reporter spark outrage, Chase Center deemed safe and more

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By Sri Ravipati

Good afternoon and happy Friday!

Here's the scoop in San Francisco for Oct. 22.

Chase Center deemed up to code after deadly fall during Phish show

After one person died and two people were injured during a Phish show at Chase Center on Sunday night, the arena was inspected by safety officials and deemed safe.

Your dad's favorite classic rock band is in S.F. playing Saturday night

Chase Center was cleared just in time for an anticipated classic rock concert: On Saturday, the Eagles are performing as a do-over of two prior canceled shows. Doors open at 8 p.m. Proof of full vaccination is required.

...But the kids will likely see this EDM show

Electric Dance Music duo Slander is performing at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Friday. Like the Eagles, Slander's show was canceled last year and rescheduled to tonight at 7 p.m.

Anti-Asian American comments aimed at S.F. reporter Betty Yu sparks outrage

Conservative media host Steven Crowder made offensive comments on Wednesday during his "Louder with Crowder" YouTube show directed at KPIX 5 reporter Betty Yu, garnering outrage from CBS, the Asian American community and supporters.

On the show, Crowder described Yu as having "an aggressively Asian face" as she was reporting on the temporary closure of San Francisco's only In-N-Out location. He was joined by his co-hosts in comparing the Chinese American reporter to actress Lucy Lu and a geisha — the latter of which is a part of Japanese culture.

CBS officials voiced their strong support of Yu and condemned the attack as racism and bigotry.

Thanks for reading today's S.F. news roundup! Did any of these stories hit home for you? Let me know in the comments.

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