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Summer Travel Season Kicks Off With Gas Prices at Record High
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial kickoff of summer and the start of vacation season. Unfortunately for holiday travelers in Los Angeles County today, the average cost of a gallon of regular self-serve gasoline at $4.299 set a record high for Memorial Day.
Is anyone surprised? Probably not, but the new record high is due to a 17.9-cent increase that happened earlier this month after maintenance closures in Southern and Northern California refineries led to low inventory, reports to City News Service.
According to the Automobile Club of Southern California and Oil Price Information Service, the average price dropped 11.2 cents over the past 12 days, and it is 6.4 cents less than one week ago. However, despite the decline, it still costs 22.6 cents more than last Memorial Day.
The average price in Orange County, $4.266, also set a new Memorial Day record beating last year's high of $4.034, according to the report.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.