( Justin Sullivan )
Bay Area loses jobs, but East Bay posts gains

The Bay Area lost 2,500 jobs during March, all due to a big loss in the San Francisco-San Mateo-Marin region, while Santa Clara County and the East Bay both added jobs last month, state labor officials reported Friday. 
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When it comes to shaping modern communications, Ericsson may be one of the most important companies you've never heard of.
 
 
 
REVIEWS & TIPS
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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. 
EAST BAY
( Kristopher Skinner )
Record Store Day: Vinyl is making a comeback

Meanwhile, the Oakland Museum of California opens an exhibit devoted to vinyl records on April 19. 
SPOTLIGHT
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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. 
A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.  
 
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A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.  
 
 
 
( Kristopher Skinner )
Free tours of water-wise California-native gardens

As more Californians than ever explore drought-tolerant landscape alternatives, two upcoming garden tours shine a spotlight on low-water native plants. On April 26 and 27, some 60 gardens on the Peninsula and in the Santa Clara Valley will be open to visitors. And on May 4, some 40 East Bay gardens, from Fremont to Martinez, will be open too. 
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.