SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell six-tenths of a cent Friday to $4.348, the eighth decrease in nine days.
The average price is 2.5 cents less than one week ago, but 16.9 cents more than a month ago and 36.8 cents higher than a year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
"We are seeing some impact at the pump from a reduction in wholesale gasoline prices," said Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California.
"This is the third week with relatively small price changes, so it may be a signal that prices have peaked early this year. However, spring typically is a volatile time for gas prices and any incident relating to supply could make prices change direction."
A California deer mouse caught in routine trapping in the Santa Ysabel area has tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus, the first positive testing of the virus in San Diego County in 2018.
Fossa is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal that can be found in Madagascar. The modern mongoose and the fossa evolved from the same ancestor, which arrived on Madagascar about 21 million years ago.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.
A head-on collision near the San Diego Zoo Safari Park left one of the motorists seriously hurt and the other less severely injured Friday.
The San Diego County unemployment rate remained steady at 3.3 percent between November and December despite a loss of 3,500 jobs.
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California on Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Scattered showers and lower temperatures are in the forecast Friday for San Diego County with snow possible in the mountains at gradually lower elevations throughout the day.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.