LOS ANGELES (AP) — Word spread quickly about a Los Angeles gas station selling premium unleaded for $1.10-a-gallon, but it wasn't a promotion. The owner says the too-good-to-be-true price was a computer glitch that cost him $21,000.
Long lines snaked from the pumps at the Valero station in Wilmington on Sunday. Police were even called to control traffic.
The Torrance Daily Breeze reports that within four hours, about 7,000 gallons of premium were pumped at the discounted rate.
Station owner Kenny Nguyen says the attendant on duty was busy staffing the convenience store and register.
He says a price change didn't take, so the system defaulted to the $1.10 price — a cut of more than $3 a gallon.
Nguyen hopes motorists who got the break come back and pay the real price.
Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.
Home surveillance cameras captured two women stealing mail right out people’s mailboxes in a Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood this week.
Short-term lodging service Airbnb on Friday released a report about the $420 million impact it has on San Diego’s economy.
Two Subway sandwich shops in San Diego were robbed at gunpoint Friday, possibly by the same masked thief, authorities reported.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of San Diego's most treasured attractions - SeaWorld's Bayside Skyride. Since 1967, more than 20 million guests have soared above Mission Bay on its iconic gondolas.
Investigators working to identify and track down a man who fatally assaulted a well-liked transient in downtown Ocean Beach released surveillance-camera footage of the suspected killer Friday.
A woman who stole $565,000 from the Escondido concrete business where she worked and gambled the money away at local casinos was sentenced Friday to six years in state prison.
San Diego civic and business leaders are scheduled to travel to Vancouver next week to strengthen trade ties with Canada.
San Diego-based ships and sailors in the carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson returned to San Diego Friday after a deployment of more than five months.
Gayle King, “CBS This Morning” co-host and editor at-large of “O, the Oprah Magazine,” will join Oprah Winfrey this summer as they embark on their maiden "Share Your Adventure” expedition.