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avatar Bridgeport Shell #7 in gas price!
October 06, 2012 10:53AM
Not often that Bridgeport Shell doesn't have the highest gas price in the state! Not even Lee Vining could make #1

avatar Re: Bridgeport Shell #7 in gas price!
October 06, 2012 03:58PM
Try Death Valley.
Re: Bridgeport Shell #7 in gas price!
October 06, 2012 08:53PM
Yeah, my guess is Death Valley is at least $6.00
avatar Re: Bridgeport Shell #7 in gas price!
October 06, 2012 09:10PM
$5.689 at the Chevron on 190
avatar Re: Bridgeport Shell #7 in gas price!
October 07, 2012 09:38AM
The most expensive place I've ever seen gas in California was Kings Canyon Lodge in Giant Sequoia National Monument. Back when I drove by, they had unleaded regular at something like $5.50/gallon when it was about $3.25/gallon in Fresno.

The big thing they had was glass vial gravity feed pumps. As well as a sign that they don't allow photographs of the pumps without the permission of the management.
avatar Re: Bridgeport Shell #7 in gas price!
October 07, 2012 06:53PM
Probably because the pumps were illegal and could not be tested by the county weights and meausres dept.
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October 07, 2012 07:43PM
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Dave
Probably because the pumps were illegal and could not be tested by the county weights and meausres dept.

They were perfectly legal with the county weights and measures stickers and everything. This isn't the photo I took, but it is the place:



They have modern hoses and nozzles. I'm not sure if the nozzle mechanism works properly. I don't think they can do proper vapor recovery with that setup. The octane number stickers also look a little out of place.

Actually I didn't see the sign saying no pictures without permission. I took my photo before it was up. The place gets some pretty bad reviews overall though.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/kings-canyon-lodge-kings-cyn-nationl-pk

There used to be a place with antique pumps in the Bay Area. The owner operated as an independent but gave it up and sold to someone who was going to turn it into a 76 station.

Old-fashioned gas station to become part of the past
http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8223785

Re: Bridgeport Shell #7 in gas price!
October 09, 2012 11:12AM
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y_p_w
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Dave
Probably because the pumps were illegal and could not be tested by the county weights and meausres dept.

They were perfectly legal with the county weights and measures stickers and everything. This isn't the photo I took, but it is the place:



They have modern hoses and nozzles. I'm not sure if the nozzle mechanism works properly. I don't think they can do proper vapor recovery with that setup. The octane number stickers also look a little out of place.

Actually I didn't see the sign saying no pictures without permission. I took my photo before it was up. The place gets some pretty bad reviews overall though.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/kings-canyon-lodge-kings-cyn-nationl-pk

There used to be a place with antique pumps in the Bay Area. The owner operated as an independent but gave it up and sold to someone who was going to turn it into a 76 station.

Old-fashioned gas station to become part of the past
http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8223785

Those reviews almost make me want to go, just to see the wretched old people... almost.
avatar Re: Bridgeport Shell #7 in gas price!
October 09, 2012 04:45PM
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hotrod4x5
Those reviews almost make me want to go, just to see the wretched old people... almost.

This place closed a while back. The owner got a one year suspended sentence that won't be served if he can stay clean for his three years probation term and take anger management classes. He also can't own a firearm for ten years.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dantes-on-the-river-pollock-pines

No additional jail time for former Highway 50 restaurateur
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/05/4467625/no-additional-jail-time-for-former.html
avatar Re: Bridgeport Shell #7 in gas price!
October 09, 2012 11:53PM
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y_p_w

This place closed a while back. The owner got a one year suspended sentence that won't be served if he can stay clean for his three years probation term and take anger management classes. He also can't own a firearm for ten years.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dantes-on-the-river-pollock-pines

No additional jail time for former Highway 50 restaurateur
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/05/4467625/no-additional-jail-time-for-former.html

Here's a more sympathetic article about the owners of Dante's:

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2011/03/08/1801272_owners-find-it-rough-going-at.html

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avatar Re: Bridgeport Shell #7 in gas price!
October 10, 2012 03:42PM
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plawrence
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y_p_w

This place closed a while back. The owner got a one year suspended sentence that won't be served if he can stay clean for his three years probation term and take anger management classes. He also can't own a firearm for ten years.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dantes-on-the-river-pollock-pines

No additional jail time for former Highway 50 restaurateur
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/05/4467625/no-additional-jail-time-for-former.html

Here's a more sympathetic article about the owners of Dante's:

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2011/03/08/1801272_owners-find-it-rough-going-at.html

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I have no sympathy for him. He simply can't control his anger.

There have been people who wanted to dine at his restaurant. After a drive through there one may be aching or a bit tired and want to collect themselves. There have been numerous reports that he would come out and yell at people to get out of his parking lot before he'd call the sheriff's dept on them. He was reported to have chased someone at high speed on US-50 and tried to cut off the driver. His wife has been noted to size up people who wanted to dine there and tell them that it wasn't their kind of restaurant. He's apparently also used racial slurs at potential customers and had called the sheriff's dept so many times that they generally ignored him for his numerous claims that people were trespassing.

There's no wonder he had so little business. He was so paranoid about people using the land for their bodily functions that he rarely gave anyone a chance to be an actual customer.

The guy is now working at a casino restaurant in Stateline.
Re: Bridgeport Shell #7 in gas price!
October 10, 2012 10:18AM
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y_p_w
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hotrod4x5
Those reviews almost make me want to go, just to see the wretched old people... almost.

This place closed a while back. The owner got a one year suspended sentence that won't be served if he can stay clean for his three years probation term and take anger management classes. He also can't own a firearm for ten years.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dantes-on-the-river-pollock-pines

No additional jail time for former Highway 50 restaurateur
http://www.sacbee.com/2012/05/05/4467625/no-additional-jail-time-for-former.html

I think those are two different places, aren't they? The other one was in King's Canyon.
avatar Re: Bridgeport Shell #7 in gas price!
October 09, 2012 09:20AM
$5.099/gal. for regular unleaded at the Mobil in Lee Vining on Saturday, Mammoth was $4.959 at one of the Shells and $5.059 at Chevron.
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