Surendra Verma, left, and J.R. Tipton are Facebook engineering managers in the company’s Seattle office. They are on the storage team charged with building the tools to store the billions of photos and videos uploaded to Facebook and Instagram. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
Surendra Verma, left, and J.R. Tipton are engineering managers in Facebook's Seattle office. They are on the team charged with building tools to store the billions of photos and videos uploaded to Facebook and Instagram. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)
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Facebook’s Seattle team wrangles the digital deluge

Facebook has become one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the Seattle area since opening here in 2010. About a quarter of its local engineers work on the company’s massive cloud infrastructure — supporting some of the most widely used pieces of software in the world.

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California lawmakers to tackle housing crisis, immigration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state's housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S. Here's a look at some of the high-profile issues the Legislature will tackle in the last...  VIEW