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Friday in San Francisco: AAPI community outraged over release of attacker, Liholiho Yacht Club pop-up closing and more

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By Sri Ravipati

Happy Friday San Francisco! Welcome back to another daily roundup of local stories for Dec. 3.

AAPI community protests SF DA's decision to release man who allegedly attacked elderly man in walker

A man who allegedly attacked an 84-year-old in San Francisco earlier this year was released, prompting local residents in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to rally over the decision, ABC7 reports.

Several AAPI community groups, including Asians Are Strong and Stop AAPI Hate, rallied on Thursday. Additionally, career prosecutor Nancy Tung and the United Peace Collaborative voiced their frustrations.

In March of 2021, Rong Xin Liao was kicked out of his seated walker in the Tenderloin by 24-year old Eric Ramos Hernandez. Video of the attack was circulated in social media at the time when attacks on AAPI individuals were frequent.

The San Francisco District Attorney's Office charged Ramos-Hernandez with a trespassing misdemeanor, not a felony. He will be medically reevaluated and then a decision will be made.

Liholiho Yacht Club to close Mission pop-up and reopen a new SF restaurant

Liholiho Yacht Club is preparing to shutter its popular pop-up in the Mission District. However, its customers can look forward to the Liholiho team's upcoming restaurant with a new menu and mission, SFist reports.

Liholiho's Good Good Culture Club opens on Jan. 11 at 3560 18th St.

"Good Good has been thoughtfully curated throughout the pandemic and will celebrate heritage through the same lens Liholiho always has. This has been a challenging 18 months for our restaurant family. We are grateful and proud to share the positive results from the adversity we faced," Liholiho Yacht Club shared on Instagram.

The kitchen will be led by co-chefs Kevin Keovanphang and Brett Shaw. Their menu features taro leaf salad, adobo-spiced ribs and other dishes inspired by the Asian diaspora.

Stressing over your Christmas dinner? These SF restaurants have it covered

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Restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day around the Bay Area, with some festive fine dining menus featuring Dungeness crab, prime rib, caviar and more.

For those who want to stay inside, you can pre-order to-go meals at any of these 20 restaurants in San Francisco compiled by The Chronicle.

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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