SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell one-tenth of a cent Monday to $3.851, the lowest for a Labor Day since 2010.
The average price set a Labor Day record of $4.15 in 2012, which analysts attributed to the Aug. 6, 2012, fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, which reduced its refining capacity and supplies.
The Labor Day price was $3.964 in 2011, which then was a record, and $3.003 in 2010, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
The average price is 1.2 cents more than one week ago after rising five times in the six days before Monday. However, thanks to a stretch of 33 decreases in 34 days that ended Tuesday, it is 15.8 cents less than one month ago and 29.7 cents lower than one year ago.
The rising pump prices follow increases in the prices of wholesales gasoline and crude oil stemming from concerns that a U.S. military attack in Syria could lead to a disruption in the flow of oil from the Middle East.
Four college basketball coaches were among those facing federal charges Tuesday in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said. Including former SDSU assistant coach Tony Bland now of the University of Southern California.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will consider Monday a proposal banning certain items that could be used as weapons in unincorporated areas where border wall prototypes are set to be constructed.
A powerful wildfire swept through the well-populated suburban canyons of Southern California, creeping up to the edges of homes and down to the shoulder of a major freeway.
A woman who was hit by a pick-up Friday night as she crossed Encinitas Boulevard to catch a train remained in critical condition on Monday.
A 29-year-old man was stabbed to death at a City Heights homeless encampment and a woman was hospitalized Tuesday with a stab wound from the same attack as police searched for the assailant, authorities said.
The City of Chula Vista is making a push to hire more officers as the city's population continues to steadily grow and the police department said it does not have enough officers to keep pace.
A fire at an East County condominium complex damaged two residential units Monday and left a woman seriously injured, authorities reported.