SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose two-tenths of a cent Wednesday, the third increase by that amount in four days.
The average price of $3.982 is the highest since Aug. 17, 2008 and 3.6 cents higher than a week ago, 50.3 cents above what it was one month ago and 90.2 cents greater than it was one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is 64.8 cents less than the record high of $4.63 set on June 19, 2008.
The average price has risen 41 times in the past 43 days, including two-tenths of a cent Sunday and Monday and a half-cent Tuesday.
The smaller gasoline price increases follow decreases in domestic crude oil prices. The price of a barrel of benchmark crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $4 to $97.18 Tuesday because of the possibility of falling demand from Japan following a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Crude oil costs account for two-thirds to three-quarters of the price of a gallon of gasoline, according to Tupper Hull of the Western States Petroleum Association, a trade association representing oil companies in six western states.
Authorities asked the public Friday for help in identifying and tracking down a pair of thieves who have carried out a two-week series of bank robberies this month in the San Diego area.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
An unknown assailant jumped a woman Friday on a walking trail near Gillespie Field airport and choked her nearly into unconsciousness, fleeing when she managed to break free, authorities reported.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
San Diego County's unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent last month despite seasonal cutbacks in leisure and hospitality jobs, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation on Friday held an awards ceremony to recognize the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep San Diegans safe.
It has been ten years since devastating wildfires swept through San Diego, destroying thousands of structures and affecting so many lives.
From a baby tiger cub to monitor lizards and a macaw, authorities have seized dozens of animals and filed charges against 16 people as part of what they say is the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California.
Three officer-involved shootings over the past year, including the killing of a man who opened fire at a pool party at a La Jolla apartment complex, were legally justified, District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday.