Police and health officials Thursday warned the public about the dangers of leaving a child alone in a hot vehicle following the death of a Sylmar toddler.
Temperatures reached the triple digits in much of the San Fernando Valley and 92 in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday but forecasters predict slightly lower afternoon temperatures for Friday.
Drivers also are urged to never leave children, the elderly or pets in a parked vehicle even for a short period of time.
A six-year-old poodle was recovering Wednesday after being rescued from inside a locked car trunk while his owner shopped at a Fontana grocery store, officials said.
While Monday’s thunderstorm threats made for a pleasant drop in temperatures for many Southland residents, those working outside found less of a break.
Enjoy the cooler temperatures Thursday before things heat up again.
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This is also the longest day of the year — officially 14 hours and 26 minutes long.
A Brazilian court on Friday ordered FIFA to introduce mandatory breaks for players in World Cup matches played in high temperatures.
Record-heat and dry conditions will persist in Southern California Thursday, officials said.
As Angelenos run for the beaches during this May heatwave, Southland lifeguards are urging them to check for possible riptides before jumping into the water.
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More than a dozen cities on Wednesday broke or tied high temperatures for the date.
A red flag warning remained in effect for much of the Southland Wednesday.
A red flag warning issued for most of the Southland continued to be in effect Tuesday, signifying hot temperatures and Santa Ana winds.