Does Contra Costa want to create its own renewable energy program?

Contra Costa superivors vote to reach out to its cities to gauge interest in creating or joining a clean energy partnership that would provide an alternative energy source to Pacific Gas and Electric for residents. 
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BERKELEY -- The colleagues of pioneering astronomer Geoff Marcy at UC Berkeley are calling for his dismissal after news surfaced that the university found him responsible for sexually harassing female students, but allowed him to continue in his position.  
A hate crime investigation has been launched into a series of offensive messages found scrawled onto cars at the UC Davis. Authorities over the weekend found eight cars with their tires slashed and five others etched with religious slurs in a campus parking lot.  
Take heart, prospective Tesla buyers alarmed by the probable $100,000-plus price tag for the company's new Model X: You may qualify for a $25,000 tax break.  
HOLLISTER, Calif. (AP) -- About 125 firefighters are on the scene of a 300-acre wildfire burning out of control through thick brush in San Benito County.