Obama’s high school jersey sells for $120K
A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at a Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000.
Heritage Auctions said the jersey sold Saturday night in Dallas to a collector of American and sports artifacts who didn’t wish to be identified.
The jersey was offered by Peter Noble, who was three years behind Obama at Punahou School. The auction house says details on the shirt match the one Obama is photographed wearing.
Seized marijuana mixed with jalapeño peppers
Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port.
A Customs and Border Protection K-9 unit alerted officers to a shipment of peppers Thursday at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego.
A CBP news release says officers discovered more than 7,500 pounds of marijuana in the peppers’ pallets.
Palo Alto, Calif.
Tesla offers solar-panel rental plans for homes
Tesla is trying to spark its solar-panel business by letting consumers rent rooftop systems rather than buy them.
The company will allow residents of six states to rent solar-power systems starting at $50 a month for a small set-up.
Musk says consumers can cancel anytime, although Tesla’s website says there’s a $1,500 charge to remove panels and restore the roof.
Besides California, rentals will be offered in Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Mexico.