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Use of automated strike zone in baseball could signal new era

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - "St-riike! ... We're talking outside of outside corners...umpire didn't handle those duties.The visiting Vallejo Admirals and San Rafael Pacifics were thrilled to be part of an experiment using the Pitchf/x...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-07-31/use-automated-strike-zon
Computer-generated actors populating film

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- It will hardly knock movie stars off the silver screen...supporting role. So far, the most famous animated "stars" have come from San Rafael-based Industrial Light & Magic, where a "Star Wars" storm trooper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/05/tec_255282.shtml
XXX Technology
A look inside a tissue processing plant

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Corneas, tendons and bones from the dead, packed in bed pillow-size...surgeons," said James Forsell, who runs TBI's processing center in San Rafael, a suburb about 15 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. An increasing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/14/liv_84321.shtml
Life & style
The special effects - what hath Industrial Light and Magic wrought?

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - It doesn't seem like much now, but during the opening sequence...into several small buildings between a Circuit City and a strip mall in San Rafael with no indication that they're the center of the digital realm. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/31/met_203391.shtml
Metro
Woman sues credit card company for funding her online gambling

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- In a case that could spell the end for Internet casinos, a woman who racked up more than $70,000 in online gambling...

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XXX Technology
Comedian Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-11/comedian-robin-williams-dead
Sonic Spotlight: Josh Cobia

JOSH COBIA Age: 20 HOMETOWN: San Rafael, Calif. PLAYS: Pictured with his Guild acoustic MEMBER OF: Solo artist, 2007-present; A Night at the Pictures, 2003-present...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/22/mus_338060.shtml
Music
Brother Derek moves to front of Derby contenders

...finishing fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Brother Derek reeled off impressive wins in the Hollywood Futurity and the San Rafael before his score in the 1 1/16-mile Santa Catalina. Trainer Dan Hendricks said he didn't want the race to be too...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/10/oth_68670.shtml
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Augusta leukemia patient appears in St. Jude celebrity video

...filmed for the music video after a daylong commercial shoot in August with actor Robin Williams at a movie studio in San Rafael, Calif., Simkins said.Celebrities shown in the video also include local favorite Lady Antebellum, Michael Jordan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-09-26/augusta-leukemia-patient-app
Eurosilver replaces stablemante Birdstone atop Derby Prospects list

...Preachinatthebar (Baffert, Santiago) - San Rafael winner gets ready for road trip...catching Preachinatthebar at the wire in San Rafael. ... Next start: Santa Anita...Kristin Mulhall, Victor Espinoza) - San Rafael and San Vicente winner most seasoned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/23/oth_409729.shtml
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