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The pain you feel at the pump? Bad, but not as bad as last Memorial Day
The pain you feel at the pump? Bad, but not as bad as last Memorial Day

If you’re wincing at the cost of gasoline as get ready for your Memorial Day driving trip, take heart: You're not paying as much as you did last year. Gas prices have shot up like a rocket in the last month. Californians are paying an average $3.79 a gallon for regular gas, according to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report. In the Los Angeles/Long Beach area, we’re paying about 18 cents a gallon more than the state average, which puts us at the top of the charts. Even usually expensive San Francisco is paying less than we are, at $3.80 a gallon. But gas prices are particularly painful now because holiday weekend travel (50 miles or more constitutes a trip, AAA says) is...

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