The California Highway Patrol plans to deploy additional officers along Highway 50 from South Lake Tahoe through Sacramento this weekend in a crackdown on unsafe driving.
AAA said Tuesday that motorists in jurisdictions throughout California were slammed by rising gas prices since the Feb. 11 price survey. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded statewide is now $3.91 a gallon, up 26 cents from last month. In Northern California, the average of $3.84 is likewise 26 cents higher than Februarys average price. Sacramento came in at $3.76 a gallon, up a whopping 32 cents from last month.
Gas prices continue to march upward to the $4 a gallon threshold. The average retail price of gasoline in the Sacramento area rose another 6.1 cents over the past week $3.72 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com, which surveys 720 gas outlets in the area.
When California Gov. Jerry Brown last week announced his bid for re-election, he renewed his push to build “the nation’s only high speed rail system.”