Lifeguards estimated the crowd at more than 20,000.
Expect even warmer weather Thursday with temperatures on average up 15 to 20 degrees above the seasonal norms.
Metro officials say they will consider adding more express lanes to freeways across Los Angeles County after seeing improved travel speeds, increased transit ridership and new revenues.
High temperatures were expected again Wednesday as a heat wave blankets the Southland for the seventh straight day, though the heat might back off just a bit.
Health officials have declared a Heat Alert for areas of Los Angeles County for the weekend.
Temperatures will soar into the 100s through Saturday, Sunday, Monday and even Tuesday.
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.
The child was transported to a nearby hospital where he was reported dead.
It was a little warmer Saturday.
Los Angeles police Lt. Andy Nieman says Cyrus’ 2014 Maserati was found Monday afternoon in Simi Valley, a city about 45 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Get geared up for a hot week in the Southland. A strong ridge of high pressure will expand into the west coast over the next 24 hours.
The mercury hit 88 in Santa Monica where thousands of marathon runners sweated through the L.A. Marathon.
The sun will bake the Southland again Monday, creating an “elevated fire danger,” according to the National Weather Service.
Still nice today 70s and 80s …well above average. Cooling trend begins tomorrow with some more clouds. By Friday back to average temperatures with a chance for wet weather over the weekend.
Still quite hot today with temperatures into the 100s inland and upper 80s to 90 in the coastal plain. A cooling trend is on tap for the rest of the week. Expect below average temps by Saturday and Sunday.