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It’s Vegas, Baby!: Las Vegas ranked number 1 on WalletHub’s “2021’s Most Sinful Cities in America” list . . . 52: San Francisco’s ranking on the Sinful Cities list . . . 5: ranking of San Francisco among cities with the “most excessive drinking” on WalletHub’s list, following Milwaukee, Wis.; Denver, Colo.; Lincoln, Neb.; and Madison, Wis. . . . $4.5 billion: amount of federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will be invested in Bay Area rail, highway and public transit . . . Still number 1: San Francisco ranks as the most expensive U.S. city for apartment rentals, according to; the least expensive city is Wichita, Kan., where a mere $525 can snag you a one bedroom unit . . . Oops: After the San Francisco 49s lost 20–17 to Tennessee in late December, 49ers General Manager John Lynch liked a tweet that said they should “Leave Jimmy in Nashville.” Lynch said he “accidentally and unknowingly” liked the tweet slamming his team’s quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo . . . 101: age at which artist Wayne Thiebaud, the “dean of California painters” known for his San Francisco landscapes, died.

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