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Wednesday in SF: $118 million investment in local Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

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By Sri Ravipati

Good afternoon San Francisco. Here are your top headlines for June 15.

San Francisco unveils $118 million investment in local Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

Over four months after San Francisco issued a public apology for decades of sanctioned discrimination against early Chinese residents, three city supervisors are proposing to invest $118 million in its Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, Chronicle reports.

The proposed fund uses money from the city’s $294 million “fiscal cliff reserve,” which the mayor’s office established to manage budget shortfalls. If approved by the Board of Supervisors, the fund would support the work of local nonprofits that serve approximately 250,000 low-income AAPI residents.

Preliminary hearing for murder of Vicha Ratanapakdee starts

The trial for one of the early cases in San Francisco's wave of anti-Asian crimes began Tuesday: 21-year-old Antoine Watson of Daly City accused of killing 84-year-old Vicha Ratanapakdee of San Francisco, NBC Bay Area reports.

Ratanapakdee went on his morning walk in the Anza Vista neighborhood in January of last year when Watson allegedly sprinted at him and knocked him to the ground. Watson appeared to celebrate the assault before returning to take cellphone pictures as Ratanapakdee bled on the ground. He later succumbed to his injuries.

On Tuesday, dozens of people gathered outside San Francisco's Hall of Justice.

17 Bay Area restaurants newly added to Michelin Guide

The Michelin Guide announced a handful of new restaurants to its California Guide, Eater SF reports.

From fine dining destinations to hidden gems, here are the new additions based in San Francisco:

View the full list on Eater SF.

More S.F. news:

  • Inside SF Pride's plans, prep & surprises [ABC 7]
  • San Francisco is now the only big US city where rents remain cheaper than pre-COVID [Chronicle]
  • 15 coastal restaurants and bars in Marin and Sonoma counties [Eater SF]

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