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1,800: Number of U.S. newspapers that have closed in the past 15 years
. . . 45: percentage decline in newsroom jobs over past 15 years . . . nearly 70 percent: vacancy in San Francisco’s juvenile hall; three supervisors have proposed closing the facility . . . $.95–$10: projected monthly tax per water customer in the state if a plan by Gov. Gavin Newsom takes effect to raise money to fund improvements in water quality for disadvantaged communities . . . 18: number of years Manohar Raju worked as a public defender before being named to succeed the late Jeff Adachi as the city’s public defender.

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