Gas tops $7 per gallon on California’s Catalina Island


As the old song goes, “26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is a-waitin’ for me…” but now so are $7 dollar gas prices. While much of the country is grousing about soaring fuel costs — averaging just a few pennies under $4 a gallon nationwide — the 3,700 residents of Catalina Island, off the coast of Long Beach, Calif., are experiencing acute pain at the pump. An attendant at one of the two stations that serves Catalina told CBS that a gallon of regular unleaded on Saturday hit $7.03. But don’t cry for me, Catalina — there’s a limit on the number of cars that can be on the island, so many residents get by in their golf cart or on foot.