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March facts and figures

153/96/41: the number of downtown San Francisco city blocks surveyed by NBC Bay Area, followed by the number of those blocks that were “sullied with piles of feces,” followed by the number of those blocks with needles on them . . . 197: number of storefronts on Union Street between Van Ness Ave. and Steiner St. . . . 20: number of vacant storefronts on that stretch of Union Street . . . 775: number of new train cars coming to BART, with 166 due by the end of 2018 . . . $1 million: amount sought by District Attorney George Gascon to set up a task force to tackle auto break-ins
. . . 30,000: number of auto break-ins in San Francisco last year . . . 27 days: length of dry spell in San Francisco during the “rainy season,” lasting from Jan. 26 to Feb. 21 . . . 92 percent: amount of the state now suffering drought conditions.

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