A youngster walks to school across the railroad tracks at Broadway and Slauson as the early morning sun drenches the roadway at the beginning of another scorcher. A youngster walks to school across the railroad tracks at Broadway and Slauson as the early morning sun drenches the roadway at the beginning of another scorcher.
A heat wave has sent Californians to their air conditioners and driven up power usage to its highest peak of the year. The California Independent System Operator, which runs the state's electrical grid, says demand hit 45,090 megawatts Monday afternoon - beating a record for the year that was set on July 30. In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, beach goers cool off during the Southern California heat wave, Monday, Sept.
Temperatures skyrocketed again Sunday as the Southern California heat wave continued to intensify, and as cooling centers were opened for people without air conditioning. By 11 a.m., it was already 103 degrees at the Saugus weather station in Santa Clarita, one of several interior foothill and valley automated weather stations where the heat index was expected to hit 110.
The Southland heat wave is showing no signs of easing up, with three-to-five degree increases forecast for today, according to the National Weather Service. An upper-level ridge of high pressure will build over the area, resulting in an extended period of heat for the region, which combined with rising humidity and dry conditions will result in elevated fire danger and an increased risk of heat-related illnesses, according to the National Weather Service.
The Justice Department said Friday a former salesman at a Los Angeles-area Ford dealership and another man were charged with odometer tampering. Jeffrey Levy, 62, and Shamai Salpeter, 65, both of Woodland Hills, Calif., were charged in separate criminal informations with conspiracy to commit odometer tampering.
Dozens of cooling centers are opening across Los Angeles County as a potentially record-setting heat wave settles over Southern California. Public health officials directed residents to a list with more than 60 libraries and community centers in L.A. County where people can find relief from the stifling heat With temperatures forecast to hit 100 degrees in downtown L.A. and up to 106 in areas like Woodland Hills when the heat wave peaks on Sunday, authorities are warning people to avoid strenuous activities in the middle of the day and to take precautions before it's too late.
A heat wave in Southern California is forecast to start Thursday and last through Monday. Meteorologists blame a high-pressure system settling over the Southwest U.S., shown in the satellite image above.
A woman who lured a 14-year-old Perris girl into a life of prostitution -- from which only the defendant and her boyfriend benefited financially -- was sentenced today to 12 1/2 years in federal prison. Nekeyia Necole Weatherspoon, 22, of Perris pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a child.
In the Los Angeles Daily News a couple weeks ago, Susan Abram reported on the release of two new climate change reports from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The situation provides a textbook example of problematic journalism and science.
There's a poignant story attached to the old, wooden ladder leaning up against the ivy-covered, cinder-block wall in Josie Wort's backyard. A story of a time in the 1960s when neighbors exchanged house keys and their kids played together outside after dark without thinking twice.
More than 1,000 people attended the fourth annual Shabbat at the Ford with Craig Taubman and the Pico Union Project on Aug. 29. Rabbis, cantors, pastors, guitarists, back-up singers, a choir and even a sign-language interpreter participated. The event kicked off at 6 p.m. with people picnicking in the theater's courtyard.
Swarm Technologies LLC announced today that many hydroponics grow stores have continued to sign up to be authorized SmartBeeTM dealers and offer the complete line of totally integrated wireless sensor technology from SmartBeeTM.