SF Supervisor Proposes Renaming Street After Elderly Asian Man Killed Earlier This Year

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A subordinate of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors connected Tuesday introduced a solution to rename a thoroughfare successful the city's Anza Vista vicinity aft an aged Asian antheral who died aft being violently shoved to the crushed successful January.

Supervisor Catherine Stefani is proposing to rename Sonora Lane, located conscionable southbound of Geary Boulevard and eastbound of Masonic Avenue, arsenic Vicha Ratanapakdee Way.

Ratanapakdee, 84, immigrated from Thailand and lived successful the Anza Vista vicinity with his family. Two men person been charged for the Jan. 28 onslaught adjacent Fortuna and Anzavista avenues that near Ratanapakdee with life-threatening injuries. He died 2 days later.

Stefani said the lawsuit was "one of respective senseless attacks against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander assemblage present successful San Francisco" recently, and that "our friends and neighbors should not person to fearfulness the unthinkable erstwhile they locomotion our streets."

The solution was supported by the San Francisco-based Southeast Asian Development Center and Ratanapakdee's family.

His girl Monthanus Ratanapakdee said the thoroughfare sanction alteration "will punctual aboriginal generations that unit against our AAPI elders has nary spot successful our society."

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