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September facts and figures

$184,219: Annual salary (about $71,760) plus benefits (about $112,918) for employees of San Francisco’s project to clean up feces on city streets (the so-called “poop patrol”) . . . 117 percent: Amount that the San Francisco crime rate is above the national crime rate, according to . . . 14 feet: length of a robotic hamburger-making machine at the SoMa restaurant Creator . . . Numero 1: San Francisco is home to the nation’s best burrito, according to The Daily Meal; it’s the carnitas burrito at La Taquería . . . 9 seconds: length of time it takes Silicon Valley’s Zume Pizza to press a pizza using a robotic Doughbot . . . $2.2 billion: cost of the new Salesforce Transit Center, which finally opened in August; it is expected to eventually accommodate 100,000 passengers every weekday and up to 45 million a year . . . $5.5 billion: price paid for a collection of hotels by China’s Anbang Insurance Group, which was taken over by the Chinese government recently and is now selling the properties, including San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis hotel and New York’s Waldorf Astoria.

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