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February facts and figures

21,000: number of signatures collected in support of a proposed San Francisco ballot initiative that would have the city pay for legal representation for anyone facing eviction . . . 4: number of days before new Mayor Mark Farrell issued a press release (his first release as mayor) supporting San Francisco’s sanctuary city policies against criticism and threats from the Trump administration . . . 20: miles per hour that is the top speed of the 250 bikes from the latest San Francisco bike-share company, Jump Bike . . . 7: number of earthquakes experienced in the Bay Area in just one late-January week . . . 28 percent: increase in vehicle break-ins in San Francisco from the first half of 2016 to the first half of 2017 . . . $870 million: latest projected cost of reconstructing the failed Oroville Dam . . . 3 months: Estimated time until Virginia Ramos, aka the “Tamale Lady,” has her own restaurant to sell her goods, four years after being barred from selling her tamales at local bars.

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