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Facing growing competition from Facebook and other rivals, YouTube has paid more than $1 million to one group that creates widely viewed videos and has promised to remain active on its platform, The Chronicle has learned. “When you have this creative community, everybody’s going to need to work extra hard to retain the talent,” said Paul Verna, a senior analyst at research firm eMarketer. [...] YouTube is trying to negotiate deals with producer...
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Watch a crane hoist a 3,000-pound portable lab into space shuttle #Endeavour's  enormous cargo bay at the +California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Pavilion. I stitched together this amateur video, read on for the +Los Angeles Times story: http://lat.ms/1BZn1mL
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Read the +Los Angeles Times  story "Space shuttle Endeavour inches closer to completion of final exhibit": http://lat.ms/1D1hNJJ
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A power transformer exploded near Garfield Avenue and Pine Street leaving parts of Alhambra in the dark.
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Parents in the Santa Monica-Malibu School District should be on alert: The percentage of kindergartners who weren't vaccinated last year because their parents don't like the idea of immunization reached more than 14%, well above the level considered safe to keep kindergartners there protected from disease. The number was almost twice as high in the wealthy enclave of Montecito.
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"My son, my son, my son," cries out the mother of the slain 24-year-old USC student. "How can I live when you are gone?" http://lat.ms/1ofgPPR 
The mother of the USC graduate student killed near campus last week could barely stand as relatives addressed reporters for the first time Thursday outside an Alhambra funeral home.
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In the United States, five methods are in use to execute condemned prisoners -- firing squad, hanging, gas chamber, electrocution and lethal injection. Here’s a look at the executions carried out since 1976, where the specific methods are legal and some of the things that could go wrong: http://lat.ms/1nmBDti
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As if they were performing delicate surgery, a crew inside the California Science Center museum hoisted a 3,000-pound portable space lab and storage pod inside the space shuttle Endeavour's huge cargo bay Thursday, reuniting the retired orbiter with a piece of equipment it used on some missions over its two decades of flight.
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The Palo Alto company plans to separate into two businesses â€" one that sells PCs and printers and another that sells products such as data center hardware and services for corporations, a person familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed Sunday to The Chronicle. The move comes as legacy tech companies are being forced to spin off segments of their businesses to better compete with global rivals. The company’s p...
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PayPal goes on the attack against Apple - full page newspaper ad says, "We the people want our money safer than our selfies." +Wendy Lee 
PayPal threw some serious shade at Apple with a full-page ad that ran in Monday's San Francisco Chronicle. "We the people want our money safer than our selfies," reads the PayPal ad, which riffs on...
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The end was shockingly sudden: a belt hung on a door; an assistant's distraught call to 911. But the road that led to Robin Williams ' apparent suicide at age 63 was a long one — and if you knew where to look, there were plenty of signposts indicating trouble along the way.
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I-5 closed: Possibly suicidal man refuses to leave overpass ledge 
A possibly suicidal man was refusing to leave the ledge of the 5 freeway overpass at Olympic Boulevard in East Los Angeles Friday night, forcing the closure of the key interstate for three hours.
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TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashes amid heavy rains on Taiwanese island of Penghu in wake of typhoon. 46 dead, 12 injured. It's the first deadly crash in Taiwan in 12 years. http://lat.ms/1jVyWiu
Forty-six people were killed and 12 injured Wednesday evening when a TransAsia Airways flight crashed on an outlying island of Taiwan in heavy rains in the wake of a typhoon, disaster officials and the airline said.
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Ron Lin covers earthquakes for the Los Angeles Times. He has previous covered the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, the County Board of Supervisors and public health. 
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