Gas Prices on the Rise in California – Lynette Romero Reports

LOS ANGELES — Average California gasoline prices jumped 23 cents in the last week, passing $4 a gallon in Los Angeles, fuel surveys show.

This surge follows a year in which the nation’s motorists spent a greater percentage of their annual income on gasoline than at any time in the last three decades, the Energy Department said.

Gasoline expenditures were higher despite a sharp improvement in automobile fuel economy, according to a separate report.

-Los Angeles Times