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Supervisor Matt Haney heads to Sacramento to fill David Chiu’s Assembly seat after handily defeating former Supervisor David Campos in a closely watched election. Though both candidates are from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, Haney staked out a position as a supporter of more housing. He won 64–36 percent . . . The bigger impact might be felt in the Board of Supervisors, where Mayor London Breed will be able to appoint Haney’s successor. In her time in office, she has faced a board far to the left of her and is expected to choose someone from what passes as the moderate wing of the party . . . Northern Police Station reports that, year-to-date through April 10, robberies are down 28.16 percent, burglaries have dropped 41.96 percent, and human trafficking is down by 50 percent from the same period a year earlier. But the following crimes have increased: rape (125 percent), assault (52 percent), motor vehicle theft (18.45 percent), arson (13.33 percent), and larceny theft (20.37 percent). 

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