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8,000: number of crab, shrimp, and black cod traps lost by 30 crabbers as a result of the May 23 fire at Pier 45
. . . 1,712: number of Sheriffs and Police Department employees who have taken implicit bias training over the past five years. . . $1.65 million: amount raised by the city’s “soda tax,” which will be used to provide emergency relief to people struggling to afford food during the Covid-19 shutdown . . . 300: number of tents and homeless encampments in the Tenderloin that the city of San Francisco agreed to remove by July 20, as part of an agreement to settle a lawsuit over conditions in the neighborhood; the homeless affected will be relocated to hotel rooms, safe sleeping villages, or off-street sites such as parking lots . . . 18,000: number of vehicles violating street-cleaning rules while the rules were not being enforced because of shelter-in-place . . . 55 years: length of the friendship between The Sound of Music co-stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer — but it didn’t start out that way; Plummer says that he initially found her to be insufferable and annoying.

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