Let the bidding begin: San Diego looks to auction off San Diego's electric and gas services
A future San Diego City Council meeting may resemble a session at an auction house. Or maybe it won’t.Under an Invitation to Bid process outlined by Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Wednesday, it is hoped that multiple energy companies will compete with each other to win the city’s franchise agreement — that is, the right to supply gas and electric services within the city limits of San Diego.The current franchise agreement is held by San Diego Gas & Electric, as part of a 50-year pact signed in 1970 that is set to expire in January.The mayor’s team on Wednesday unveiled some of the stipulations a pot...
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Tyrannosaurus skeleton worth several million dollars headed to auction
NEW YORK — Sold to the eccentric theme park operator!One of the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons is headed to the auction block.Christie’s announced Wednesday it would be selling “STAN,” a 67 million-year-old fossil, in early October.The skeleton, which measures 40 feet long and 13 feet high, was discovered in 1987 in South Dakota by amateur paleontologist Stan Sacrison, who was told it was a triceratops — a common error made because triceratops fossils are so common, James Hyslop, Christie’s head of Science and Natural History, said.However, after Sacrison took the bones to the Bla...
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