Daily Dose: Quail Brush Happenings

Cheaper gas, Quail Brush news, San Diego Zoo tiger cubs, weather and more.


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Quail Brush Power Plant

A public workshop set for Friday on a proposed power plant near Santee was canceled by the California Energy Commission today.

The commission said Charlotte, N.C.-based Cogentrix, the applicant for the Quail Brush Generation Project, failed to file necessary "supplemental project information" on time for the workshop.

The is still on for Thursday morning. It is a critical meeting and decision for the future of the project.

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The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell Wednesday to its lowest amount since Feb. 3, decreasing 1.6 cents to $3.789.

The average price has dropped 41 of the past 42 days and is 13.2 cents less than one week ago, 49.6 cents lower than one month ago and 3.7 cents below what it was one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

The falling pump prices are the result of lower crude oil prices stemming from lower demand caused by a slowdown in the global economy, according to Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

County News

Visitors to the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park today might just get see a pair of 3-month-old Sumatran tiger cubs romping around with their mother in the park's three-acre tiger exhibit. The cubs went on exhibit for the first time yesterday. They're boys named Thomas and Conrad. Each weighs about 30 pounds. Sumatran tigers are endangered. Fewer than 350 are believed to be left in the wild. With the addition of the new cubs, there are now six at Safari Park.

Santee NWS Forecast

Today: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 86.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 58.

Thursday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 88.

Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 59. 

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