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Beat The Heat

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San Bernardino School Officials, Students Head Home Early After Air Conditioning Goes Out

The air conditioning went out at the San Bernardino Unified School District headquarters and at two schools, prompting officials and students to head home early.

08/14/2012

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Heat Wave Triggers Flex Alert Tuesday

Consumers are encouraged to reduce their energy use, especially between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/14/2012

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Repair Specialists Report Increase In AC Breakdowns During Heat Wave

Air conditioning specialists have seen an increase in AC breakdowns since the beginning of the excessive heat wave.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/13/2012

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2nd Flex Alert In One Week Issued For California

The week-long Southern California heat wave has triggered another Flex Alert, asking consumers to conserve electricity between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

08/13/2012

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Southern California Enters Day 7 Of Continuing Heat Wave

Inland and valley areas will bake in triple-digit heat Sunday as the Southland’s heat wave enters its seventh day.

08/12/2012

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Big Rig Crashes Into 101 Freeway Divider, Snarls Traffic In Calabasas

A car crash created an extensive traffic jam that sickened some motorists as they sat through triple-digit heat, California Highway Patrol officials said.

08/11/2012

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SoCal Endures Sixth Day Of Continuing Heat Wave

Temperatures soared as Southern California entered its sixth day of a continuing heat wave that strained energy supplies and sent thousands to beaches and shopping malls in search of cooler climes.

08/11/2012

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North Hollywood Ice Co. Cooling Things Down

North Hollywood Ice Company has been providing ice to residents since 1929, and this heat wave is just increasing business.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/10/2012

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Woman Dies After Being Found Near Her Wheelchair In Sweltering Heat

A local woman has died after being found near her wheelchair and authorities believe she may have died due to extreme heat.

08/10/2012

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SoCal Edison Offers Tips To Save On Energy Bill

In the dead heat of summer many residents are looking for ways to save as their energy bill skyrockets.

08/10/2012

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Statewide Flex Alert To Expire Saturday

Officials canceled a statewide Flex alert issued for the weekend , however it will remain in effect through Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/10/2012

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Cooling Centers To Help Residents Cope With Excessive Heat

Cooling centers are available in the Southland to help residents cope with the excessive heat.

CBS Los Angeles–08/09/2012

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Excessive Heat Isn’t Stopping Local Youth Sports, Activities

The excessive heat blanketing the Southland Thursday didn’t stop local youth sports and other outdoor activities in Arcadia.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/09/2012

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Statewide Flex Alert Issued For Friday Through Sunday

A statewide Flex alert asking Californians to conserve power has been issued for the weekend between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., in the midst of a brutal heat wave.

08/09/2012

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Pets Can Suffer Heat Stroke In Excessive Heat

Los Angeles residents aren’t the only ones who can suffer heatstroke–pets can too.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2012

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