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100: number of legislative changes proposed by Mayor Breed in her latest attempt to ease permitting for small businesses and improve the business climate in the city . . . March 24: Date when a local resident swimming in Aquatic Park was bitten by a harbor seal . . . More than 700: number of trees in the city felled by a cycle of March storms . . . 35,000: number of customers who lost power during the peak of the storms . . . 1,200: number of tiny houses being deployed by the California National Guard for homeless people . . . 55: age of Wild 94.9 radio host Jeffrey Vandergrift, whose body was found at Pier 39 in late March . . . More than 55 feet: amount of snow that has fallen in some parts of the Sierra Nevada so far this winter . . . 20.2 percent: increase in productivity in the San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley metropolitan area from 2019–21, according to the Brookings Institution . . . 35 feet: height of Jack Early Park (Grant Avenue at Pfeiffer Street), believed to be the smallest park in San Francisco. It is largely a staircase and a viewing platform.

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