SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose three-tenths of a cent Friday to $3.664, the seventh increase in nine days.
The average price is 2.3 cents more than one week ago but four-tenths of a cent less than one month ago and 6 cents lower than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price has risen 4.6 cents over the past nine days, including seven-tenths of a cent on Thursday.
"Prices are rising less quickly than they were at this time last year, which is hopefully a sign that price increases will be less aggressive this year than in 2012," Jeffrey Spring of the Automobile Club of Southern California said.
About 1 cent of the 5-cent increase since New Year's Day stems from the statewide sales tax increase from 7.25 percent to 7.5 percent under Proposition 30, approved by voters in the November election, according to Spring.
The City Council is scheduled Wednesday to take the first step in calling for residents to conserve water on a voluntary basis following the third straight winter with below-average rainfall.
Testimony is set to resume Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping and illegally detaining women while on patrol last year.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of gunning down his ex-wife in their Lakeside home and then trying to commit suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.
A San Diego State student awoke to find a man rummaging through her apartment near campus early Wednesday, police said.
Three months after proposing a ballot measure to increase the minimum wage in San Diego, City Council President Todd Gloria is scheduled Wednesday to release details of the plan, including an amount.
An 18-year-old student has been hospitalized and is undergoing a psychological evaluation after allegedly threatening her parents with a knife.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.