News Briefs

January facts and figures

$3: Increase sought in Bay Area bridge tolls by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission; if approved by voters, the money would be spent on local infrastructure projects . . . More than 20,000: Number of coats collected by Bay Area teenager Carson Quintana so far in his lifetime; he donates them to the needy . . . 4 a.m.: The time that bars would be allowed to close if legislation by state Senator Scott Wiener is approved; Wiener vows to reintroduce the bill, which passed the Senate in 2017 but died in committee in the Assembly . . . 2790: Address on Green Street in Pacific Heights of the former Russian consulate, which was closed by the U.S. government last year; a report in Foreign Policy magazine in December said the consulate was home to an “intensive, sustained, and mystifying pattern of espionage” much more than other Russian consulates in the country . . . 78.6: Life expectancy in years of a U.S. baby born in 2016; it was the second year in a row that life expectancy in the United States declined, fueled by a 21 percent rise in fatal drug overdoses.

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