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Wednesday in SF: Mayor Breed is proposing a $67.4 million toward improving homeless housing stock

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By Sri Ravipati

Good afternoon San Francisco. Here's your roundup of local stories for May 25.

Mayor Breed proposes $67 million investment in homeless housing

After a Chronicle investigation that revealed understaffing and squalid conditions in San Francisco's homeless housing, Mayor London Breed is proposing a new $67.4 million investment, SF Chronicle reports.

About $62.4 million of Breed's two-year budget would go toward raising pay for frontline workers and increasing the number of onsite case managers who help connect residents to resources. Another $5 million would be for upgrades and repairs in some of the city’s most troubled buildings, including single-room occupancy hotels.

Warriors' Steve Kerr calls on senators to act after Texas school schooling

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr gave an impassioned speech to senators to take action against gun violence on Tuesday after an 18-year-old with a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Texas, ABC7 reports.

The gunman killed at least 21 people, including at least 19 school children.

“In the last 10 days, we’ve had elderly black people killed in Buffalo, Asian churchgoers killed in Southern California, and now we have children murdered at school," Kerr said at the press conference.

Kerr's father, Malcolm, was assassinated when he was in college. Kerr is an outspoken critic of gun violence. At the conference, he called out 50 senators who have refused to vote on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (HR8), which would require background checks for every firearm sale.

Dave Chappelle performs last-minute S.F. show

Comedian Dave Chapelle put on a last-minute show at the Punch Line in San Francisco on Tuesday, Dateline reports.

Chappelle previously visited San Francisco last November when he kicked off his tour for his documentary “Untitled” at Chase Center after sparking controversy for his comments about the transgender community.

More SF news:

  • US Park Police warn San Francisco national parks are 'unsafe' [KCBS]
  • These are the 20 best San Francisco breakfast sandwiches I ate in the last year [SFGATE]

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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