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Monday in San Francisco: Antisemitic COVID conspiracy flyers appear in Pac Heights, Castro Theatre protest and more

Sri Ravipati

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By Sri Ravipati

Good morning, San Francisco. Welcome back to another daily roundup of local stories for Jan. 24.

Antisemitic COVID propaganda found in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood

Antisemitic COVID-19 conspiracy flyers in rice-filled plastic bags were found Sunday morning on the doorsteps of homes in San Francisco's Pacific Heights, NBC Bay Area reports.

The flyers were reportedly within a three-square block area on Union Street, between Scott and Broderick streets.      

"Every single aspect of the COVID agenda is Jewish,” the flyers said, naming 15 people from the director of the CDC to pharmaceutical investors.

San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani released the following statement Sunday:

“Let me be very clear: this kind of antisemitic hatred has no place in our city. I’ve been in touch with the San Francisco Police Department and intend to see these individuals held accountable. Our communities have been terrified by the rise in hate crimes, and we must do everything we can to stand against it wherever it occurs.”

NBC Bay Area reached out to San Francisco police to see if the department is investigating but a spokesperson said so far this weekend, they haven't filed any complaints.

Similar flyers have appeared in Miami and the Los Angeles area.

Protestors seek to stop San Francisco's Castro Theatre’s conversion to live events venue

Protestors gathered at San Francisco's historic Castro Theater on Sunday for a demonstration, urging the owners of the theatre to continue offering movies, KRON4 reports.

The news that the Castro Theater will be turned into another live performance venue run by Another Planet Entertainment was first announced on Jan. 19. The Berkeley concert promoters also converted Oakland's Fox Theater in 2008.

While Sunday's crowd was sparse with a few people filtering in and out, many left messages on the sidewalk indicating they were worried the famed repertory theater will stop showing quality movies at an affordable price.

Dog rescued from Fort Funston cliff

San Francisco Fire Department firefighters saved a dog from falling off a cliff at San Francisco's Fort Funston on Saturday, NBC Bay Area reports.

Figherfighteres rappelled down the cliff to rescue a dog named Duke, who fell down the steep cliff around 2:45 p.m. The department said Duke was stuck clinging to a depression in the rocks.

Duke was safely rescued and returned to his owner.

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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