As the summer driving season quickly approaches, prices at the pump are at their highest level since 2015.
The average gallon of regular gas costs nearly $3.65 in San Luis Obispo County. It costs $3.57 in Santa Barbara County.
Oil prices surged to nearly $67 per barrel almost overnight, reportedly due to possible military action against Syria and the trade conflict with China.
With gas prices not looking to drop anytime soon, Central Coast residents are feeling the wallet drain.
"It's definitely affecting, you know, our grocery account and our gas account, you know. I mean, it was about $35 to fill it up but now it's about $10 more and that adds up," said Santa Maria resident Shar Lara.
When we asked others around the Central Coast, they definitely said they weren't fans of the price at the pump.
A woman was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries after a crash at San Luis Bay Drive near Avila Beach Wednesday night.
The City of Pismo Beach is investigating the recent demolition of an historic restaurant that was approved only for a remodel.
The building that used to house a Pismo Beach icon has been demolished and city leaders are demanding to know why the historic structure was torn down. The building once was the home of Alex Bar-B-Q where locals and visitors alike had enjoyed oak pit BBQ, local wines and drinks since World War II. The restaurant was closed several years ago and the building was set to be renovated by the current owners.
Benito Gonzalez Garcia, 24, is the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Most Wanted Wednesday suspect this week.