Newport Beach Scrambles To Hire Lifeguards As Record Beach-Goer Numbers Escape HeatAs temperatures remained more than 10 degrees above normal on Monday, the city of Newport pleaded with off-duty season lifeguards to return and help monitor the masses who escaped the heat at the beach.
Lifeguards Make Over 400 Rescues In 1 Day As Rip Currents Hit LA BeachesStrong currents and rip tides along Southern California kept lifeguards busy over the weekend as large numbers of beach-goers took to the coast to escape the intense heat.
Power Restored To Thousands In West LAElectricity was fully restored to the West Los Angeles area on Sunday, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said. At one point this weekend about 9,500 customers in the area were left without power in the heat.
High Heat, Demand Blamed For DWP Outage To More Than 9,000 Customers In West LAThe utility said they expected intermittent outages Saturday evening as workers replaced a major cable.
Summer-Like Heat Persists For Southern CaliforniaThe National Weather Service says a high-pressure system will push temperatures into the 90s in many areas beginning Friday.
Hot, Humid Weather Grips SouthlandUnusually warm weather heated up parts of the Southland early on Monday, although shifting winds eventually helped cool things down in some areas.
LAUSD Faces Backlog Of Repair Calls For A/C Systems Amid Late Summer Heat WaveA late summer heat wave is testing the air conditioning systems at schools across the Los Angeles Unified district.
Extreme Heat Sparks Power Outages Across SouthlandAccording to Southern California Edison, about 11,000 customers system wide were left without power following wild weather and extreme heat conditions on Wednesday.
Some Animals Handling Heat Wave Better Than Humans At LA ZooThe triple-digit temperatures may feel like an oven to most humans, but to some of the animals at the Los Angeles Zoo, the weather feels juuuust right.
Lake Elsinore Man May Lose Hand After Attempting To Take Selfie With RattlesnakeA Lake Elsinore man was bitten by a rattlesnake Monday as he picked it up and attempted to take a selfie.
Cabin Fire Downgraded To 1448 Acres, 20 Percent ContainedThe fire burned four cabins and caused five minor injuries to firefighters.
Cal-ISO Issues 'Flex Alert' Amid Heat Wave State energy officials Tuesday issued a "flex alert" urging residents to conserve electricity amid a heat wave expected to linger in the Southland for the rest of the week.