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December facts and figures

63: Percentage of millennials who have pretended to know more about operating office equipment than they really do know, according to the Brother Business Survey 2017 . . . $7,300: average credit card debt of Californians, among the highest in the nation, according to EveryDollar . . . $3.3 billion: cost of insured losses from October’s wildfires in Northern California, according to the state’s Department of Insurance . . . 60: number of years the Japanese city of Osaka has had a sister-city relationship with San Francisco; Osaka’s mayor said he is canceling the relationship in a spat over a statue in San Francisco commemorating the women forced to work in Japanese brothels during World War II . . . 3.5 miles: length of San Francisco’s seawall that will be fortified as part of the San Francisco Seawall Resiliency Project . . . 3,250: number of frozen turkeys distributed in San Francisco at Thanksgiving as part of a combined effort among the city government, PG&E, Foster Farms, Clark Construction, and the A. Philip Randolph Institute . . . 50: number of years ago that Herb Lee joined the San Francisco Police Department, the first Chinese-American to do so; Lee passed away in mid-November.

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