SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A local faction of disgruntled drivers participating in a statewide protest of a new gas tax imposed last week showed up to demonstrate City Heights on Saturday.
The 12-cent hike, which went into effect in the state last Wednesday, has been the center of criticism from Californians unhappy with Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to go against a campaign promise that he wouldn't pass new taxes without voter approval.
"Governor Brown promised the people that there would be no taxes without a vote," San Diegan Sally Smith said. "Governor Brown didn't keep his promise and he's hurting all of us."
Now, a movement to get a gas tax repeal bill on the ballot next year is building up steam and protestors are hoping demonstrations like ones held Saturday all over the state will help.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose 4 cents Saturday to $3.215, one day after rising 3.4 cents.
The average price is 16.3 cents more than one week ago, 14.3 cents higher than one month ago and 34.4 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.
"The tax hike's effect at many, but not all, gas pumps was immediate on Wednesday," said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California's corporate communications manager.
"While we believed the switch to the cheaper winter blend of gasoline could have canceled out some of the tax increase, higher oil prices and lower inventory have instead pushed underlying fuel costs higher. The tax increase plus these additional issues make the usual fall price decline less likely going forward."
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
Fire crews responded to a fully involved building fire in the 7000 block of Amherst Drive in Rolando.
The woman fatally shot at an Oceanside apartment Friday afternoon was identified as a Navy corpsman, and a suspect is in custody.
Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
Fire crews have reached full containment of a wildfire that spread over hilly rural terrain east of Ramona Friday afternoon, officials said.
A strong high pressure ridge will slowly strengthen and expand, putting Southern California underneath it's dome of hot air.
For years, Honor Flight San Diego has fulfilled its mission to fly San Diego’s war heroes to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to their service.
Day two of Comic-Con has come and gone, but tens of thousands of people are still hitting the streets of downtown San Diego – pumping thousands of dollars into the local economy.
A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital Friday with serious injuries after she fell from a fourth-floor window at an apartment complex in San Diego's University City neighborhood, police said.