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Wednesday in San Francisco: Muni operator tweets about 'Shang Chi' scene, Chinatown store robbed again and more

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By Sri Ravipati

Happy humpday! Here are the top headlines in San Francisco for Nov. 17.

Muni driver's Twitter thread on Marvel's 'Shang-Chi' is a must-read

A Muni bus operator's Twitter thread about the San Francisco bus scene in Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” went viral this week, The Chronicle reports.

Mc Allen, 37, takes readers on a recap of the runaway San Francisco bus scene from the perspective of an actual Muni bus operator. The scene features a battle between Marvel superhero Shang-Chi, played by Simu Liu, and a group of adversaries on a Muni bus speeding through the Stockton Tunnel, Ghirardelli Square and other popular places.

The thread has nearly 50,000 likes as of Wednesday morning. It has received an enthusiastic response from Liu and retweets by Mayor London Breed.

Director of S.F. Film Commission ousted over not getting COVD vaccine

In other entertainment news: The executive director of the San Francisco Film Commission for the last 11 years is being forcibly removed from the job since she isn't vaccinated against COVID-19, The Chronicle reports.

Susannah Greason Robbins, a practicing Christian Scientist, says she refuses to be vaccinated on religious grounds. However, the city is not making religious exemptions for Christian Science.

$250K in jewelry robbed from S.F. Chinatown store

On Tuesday morning, hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewelry were stolen from a store in San Francisco Chinatown, KRON4 reports.

Thieves broke into Long Boat Jewelers near Sacramento and Grant streets. To get inside, they cut around the lock on the store’s gate, hammered through the front door and took off with more than $250,000 in merchandise. It’s the second time in just four days the store has been hit, after an attack last Saturday afternoon.

“Almost all of the owners are scared. They don’t know what to do. Their hands are tied. They say if people rob them, and there is no repercussion,” a representative of United Peace Collaborators, a group that patrols Chinatown, told KRON4.

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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