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Fresno Man Sets Young Son’s Mother On Fire

Investigators say a California man splashed gasoline on the mother of his toddler son and set the woman on fire.


Gas pump in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Gas Prices Dipping At Close Of Record-High Year

By Monday, the national average should fall below the $3.2775 a gallon drivers were paying on Jan. 1, according to analysts. The drop is a present for those planning to hit the road during what is expected to be the busiest Christmas travel season in six years.


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California Gas Prices Begin To Fall; Supplies Still Short

California gas prices finally have begun to fall after a month that saw them surging by nearly 50 cents a gallon—but a continuing refinery shutdown may keep supplies short.


Shell Station Gas Pumps

California Gas Prices Hit Another Record High

California gasoline prices have hit another record high but the increase was smaller than in past days and officials are hoping that the early release of a winter fuel blend will help ease the sticker shock.


A California man pumps gas into his vehicle (Frederic J. Brown)

Gov. Brown Takes Action To Reduce California Gas Prices

The California Air Resources Board announced Sunday evening that it is easing certain restrictions on gasoline production in response to a directive issued by Gov. Jerry Brown.


Shell Station Gas Pumps

Nearly 1,000 Gallons Stolen From Roseville Gas Station

Police in Roseville are investigating the theft of nearly 1,000 gallons of gas from a Shell station.


A Shell gas station customer pumps gas in Menlo Park (AP)

Gas Prices Soar Nationwide, SF Highest In California

In California, the price of gasoline rose 23 cents per gallon to an average $3.99 for regular.


A Safeway supermarket in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pleasanton-Based Safeway Ends Gas Discount Program

The company said it is only a coincide that the end of the program comes as a Dixon gas station won a preliminary injunction against the grocery store chain.


A Shell gas station customer pumps gas in Menlo Park (AP)

After Leaving SF, Obama Announces Gas Price Task Force

President Barack Obama said Thursday that the Justice Department will try to “root out” cases of fraud or manipulation in oil markets.

CBS San Francisco–04/21/2011

A Shell gas station customer pumps gas in Menlo Park (AP)

High Gas Prices Hit South Bay Food Banks Hard

With gas hitting $4.50 a gallon, it’s a huge additional expense for Bay Area food banks, said Tami Cardenas with the Second Harvest Food Bank in San Jose.





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