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Friday in SF: City returns to CDC's 'yellow' tier

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By Sri Ravipati

Here's your roundup of local stories for May 6.

San Francisco returns to CDC's 'yellow' tier

After a couple of weeks into COVID-19 surge, San Francisco entered the yellow tier again, SFist reports.

The number of daily cases in the city has risen 40% in the last week. Three other Bay Area counties — Marin, San Mateo and Santa Clara — also returned to the yellow tier, indicating medium levels of COVID transmission. Meanwhile, the rest of California is in the green or low tier.

Warriors, Chase Center present statue of late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

The Golden State Warriors and Chase Center unveiled a statue of the late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Thursday, NBC Bay Area reports.

Lee died while in office in December 2017. The bronze sculpture was unveiled on the steps of Thrive City's Gatehouse on what would have been Lee's 70th birthday. Lee can be seen smiling and holding a basketball.

"Mayor Lee loved the Warriors and what they meant to our city more than just about anyone I know," said Mayor London Breed. "He led with compassion and humility and had the vision to know how important it was to build Chase Center. With the completion of this statue, his legacy will forever live on at Chase Center and with our beloved team."

SF Chinatown mural pays tribute to native Bruce Lee

A new Bruce Lee mural is now on display in San Francisco Chinatown, KTVU reports.

Lee was born in San Francisco to Chinese parents. Artist Marina Perez-Wong depicted the important places in Lee's life: China, San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle and Los Angeles. The mural is on display at the Chinese Historical Society of America.

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