Rising gas prices in San Diego County might be keeping more people at home this holiday weekend.
Local gas prices have now risen every day for 13 days straight.
The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded is now $2.31. That's an increase of 27 cents over last month, when drivers were paying $2.04.
So why are gas prices rising, while crude oil prices are falling?
Consumer Advocate Charles Langley says the biggest contributing factors are: less competition for big oil companies and decreased demand for both products. He expects we'll see gas prices climbing back toward $3.00 a gallon come spring and summer.
"If we do, it'll show the oil industry has tremendous control over gasoline prices, because demand for oil is so low right now that it's going down. Oil prices are going down, and nothing's gonna stop it," added Langley
Langley says the disparity between gas and oil prices will continue to increase until oil companies face more competition.
In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
With thousands of San Diegans expected to celebrate the holiday weekend at the beach, lifeguards are on high alert and a have a few warnings for those headed to the water.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is scheduled to visit local Navy personnel in San Diego and Coronado next week, her office announced Saturday.
A 30-year-old Vista man was arrested for drunk driving and failure to yield Saturday morning after leading Carlsbad police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing into a pole, according to authorities.
A man, possibly armed, and holed up inside a home in the Bay Park community for about four hours Saturday surrendered to police without incident.
Vacationing homeowners were hit by thieves in Mira Mesa, but thanks to a smartphone app, the crooks did not get away with it.
Signs warning people to stay out of the water are once again posted in Imperial Beach after a new spill from Mexico dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage into the Tijuana River - polluting the South Bay.
Two defense contractors were sentenced to prison Friday for conspiring to steal more than $3 million worth of medical equipment from Camp Pendleton that the military had planned to ship overseas to treat injured Marines.