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Bay Area communities gearing up to create their own power systems

From Silicon Valley to the East Bay to the Central Coast, a 'people's power' movement is sweeping through California that will give local residents a choice to ditch PG&E and buy cleaner -- and possibly cheaper -- energy from the cities and counties where their live.
Coyote snatches Chihuahua from Laguna Beach bedroom with baby nearby
A Laguna Beach family says a brazen coyote came into their home and snatched the family's 8-year-old Chihuahua from a bedroom occupied by a baby girl and two other small dogs. 

Cops rescue baby buried alive next to Los Angeles River
Sheriff's officials asked for the public's help Saturday in gaining information about a newborn baby deputies rescued after finding her buried beside a popular Compton bike path.  

'Gene drive' tool can prevent epidemics -- but should it?
The genetically engineered mosquitoes now living in a Southern California basement lab, secured behind five locked doors, prove that it may be possible to wipe out the deadly malaria and other infectious diseases -- but until the creation of regulatory safeguards, that may be a dream deferred. 

Food recall expands to Nob Hill, Raley's stores
Raley's has announced the recall of several products containing celery and onions at its Bay Area and Northern California groceries, including Nob Hill, Raley's and Bel Air stores. 

Hinkley: A town with no future

Special report on the chromium-tainted desert town made famous in "Erin Brockovich."

California budget crisis

Get all the latest news and links to resources as the state battles another fiscal mess.

Special report: High-speed rail

Get the latest news on the project to connect S.F. and L.A. Or see the interactive map and Twitter feed.

Special report: Same-sex marriage

Check out full coverage of the California ruling legalizing gay marriage and the passage of Proposition 8 to reject it.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marian Gaborik put only three shots on net against the Chicago Blackhawks. His last two went in at just the right time for the Los Angeles Kings.   Full Story
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III cargo jet is scheduled to leave its Long Beach assembly plant on Sunday.   Full Story
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks needed to start winning at home and they needed help from their special teams.   Full Story
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Seasoned Collector: Holiday 2015 historic home tours, antique shopping

Holiday events are scheduled at historic Bay Area homes, from McConaghy House in Hayward to Ainsley House in Campbell. Plus, a roundup of holiday teas and shopping events.