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    Mi Pueblo grocery chain says it might have to liquidate

    Mi Pueblo, the popular and colorful chain of family-grown Hispanic grocery stores, has limited options to re-emerge from bankruptcy protection and faces the possibility of having to liquidate its 21 stores and abandon its 3,260 employees, the company says.
     
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    A new report says prices paid for existing single family homes in the Bay Area zoomed to a median of $605,000, the highest it’s been since December 2007.  
     
     
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    Review: Amazon Fire TV has promise, but needs better game options

    The system is off to a promising start, but its lack of original games and clear options is a drawback so far. 
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    Record Store Day: Vinyl is making a comeback

    Meanwhile, the Oakland Museum of California opens an exhibit devoted to vinyl records on April 19. 
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    Rocket Man: The otherworldly ambitions of Elon Musk

    With SpaceX, the advanced rocket company he founded outside of Los Angeles in 2002, billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk hopes to employ recyclable rockets to save humanity from itself, blasting astronauts into outer space to one day build settlements on Mars. 
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    Google issued a first-quarter earnings report Wednesday that shows the giant Internet company is still growing but finding it difficult to grow profit as much as investors would like.  
     
    Bay Area apartment rents are rising at nearly double-digit annual rates and have reached record levels, according to a report released Tuesday, prompting some analysts to warn that the region's economic boom could be choked off by the relentless rise.  
     
     
     
    This opera singer treated Paris commuters to a surprise performance

    At times, opera singer Christophe Ménager likes to treat commuters in the Paris metro to a performance. In this comedic piece of opera, he clearly enjoys singing to passers-by. Full Story
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    Bringing home a daughter one more time

    Having Olivia come lives with us full-time is something I've wanted since her mother and I split eight years ago. Though she spends half her vacations and every other weekend with me, she has wanted to be here full-time with her 11- and 5-year-old sisters for a while. And like a lot of fathers, I kind of like my kid.
     
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    'X-Men' director Bryan Singer accused of rape

    Man says he was lured to Encino mansion as a teen and promised movie role in exchange for sex.