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Top stories from the week, 12/2

Had a busy week? Here are our top local news stories from the past few days:

SF considers spending $7M to block deportations in Trump era
San Francisco may spend more than $7 million during the next two years to provide legal defense for undocumented immigrants who may be deported by the federal government under President-elect Donald Trump, who has vowed a mass deportation when in office. Find out more here.

Public housing in SF’s Potrero Hill, Sunnydale ready for revamp
After eight years, San Francisco’s plan to transform two dilapidated public housing sites with more than 1,000 households into mixed-income developments is on the verge of becoming a reality. Learn more here.

Alleged Muni ‘hacker’ demands $73,000 ransom, some computers in stations restored
One person who may have spread the malware which disabled Muni computers said they want $73,000 as ransom in exchange for captured transit agency data, the San Francisco Examiner has learned. Get the scoop.

SF wants less car-friendly development amid population, construction boom
In San Francisco, where there is a registered car for about every two residents, city officials plan to bolster its transit-first policy by requiring new construction to add amenities that make walking, riding Muni or bicycling more appealing. Learn more about the plan here.

37,000 San Franciscans voted for Trump, mostly in The City’s southwest
Merced Manor is a to-do neighborhood just north of Lake Merced in The City’s southwest side. It also bears the dubious honor as home to the most Trump voters. Wealthy Merced Manor shall forever hereafter be known as “Trumpland-SF.” Read the column here.

Hate crimes may be on the rise, but haven’t matched peak in 2012
While San Francisco has seen a recent increase in hate crimes, this year’s spike has yet to rise above a peak reached four years ago, which may call into question just how accurate the data is. See the data here.

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