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June 30: the state passed AB 2179 to extend protections against eviction until the end of June . . . 6.648 billion: number of smartphone users around the world, according to Interesting Facts . . . 42: number of years since the first annual Gilroy Garlic Festival, which has now been canceled “for the foreseeable future” . . . $95,000–$110,000: new starting salaries for Walmart truck drivers . . . 6 percent: amount of tech companies’ annual global revenue that could be fined by a European Union law trying to rein in hate speech and misinformation . . . Unknown: a right-wing “People’s Convoy” in the Bay Area planned to protest outside Nancy Pelosi’s home, but “the planned activity of placing flags in her yard fell apart due to the group failing to come to a consensus on what home was actually Pelosi’s,” according to journalist Zachary Petrizzo . . . K-9: A man was arrested April 21 in Fairfield after he bit and stabbed a police dog. At press time, the man was booked into jail; the dog was treated and is recuperating at home.

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