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September 10, 1988
The daughter of a Bell pet shop owner has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty for allegedly leaving animals without food and water during the Labor Day weekend heat wave. Bell-Cudahy police and officials of the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control found that a hamster, a bird and 56 goldfish had died from the suffocating heat inside Vicky's Pet Shop, Detective Hector Camacho said. Zoe Vidrio, 18, who was supposed to be looking after the store, is scheduled to be arraigned Sept.
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August 24, 2000 | MARY McNAMARA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every summer, sometimes mid-July, but always by mid-August, the sleek, sophisticated, culturally aware and culturally diverse citizens of Los Angeles suddenly start to sound like a group of goobers gathered 'round the cracker barrel. "Hoo-wee," we all say, "it's hot. Dang hot." "Was it this hot last year?" "Oh, I don't think so; it's really hot." "I don't remember it ever being this hot." "Must be global warming--did you read how the North Pole melted?"
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Temperatures skyrocketed across the San Fernando Valley by midmorning Friday, baking the area from Woodland Hills to Newhall in record-breaking temperatures as high as 111 degrees before dropping unexpectedly in midafternoon. Weather forecasters said a high-pressure system caused the mercury to rise quickly before noon then fall several hours later. In Burbank, temperatures climbed to 104 by 10 a.m. then dropped to 88 degrees four hours later.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2000
Parts of Los Angeles were blistered Saturday by temperatures that set records in two San Fernando Valley communities: Chatsworth hit 102, while Woodlands Hills roasted at 103. Forecasters attributed the heat to a ridge of high pressure building over the Valley, compressing the air. That wasn't the case on the coast, where sun worshipers on the Santa Monica Pier had to content themselves with a high of just 62 degrees, Kaplan said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1998
This summer's first major spell of hot temperatures continues in the Valley. *--* City Thursday highs Record Burbank 103 102 (1936) Chatsworth 108 102 (1980) Glendale 99 n/a Lancaster 108 109 (1960) Newhall 100 n/a Van Nuys 104 n/a Woodland Hills 104 115 (1960) *--* Source: WeatherData
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September 2, 1998 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The late August heat wave extended into September on Tuesday, setting yet another in a string of records for energy usage. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said customers cranked up their air conditioners to the tune of 5,650 megawatts, well above the normal peak demand of 4,500 megawatts. There were reports of minor, scattered outages, DWP spokeswoman Darlene Battle said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2000
Parts of Los Angeles were blistered Saturday by temperatures that set records in two San Fernando Valley communities: Chatsworth hit 102, while Woodlands Hills roasted at 103. Forecasters attributed the heat to a ridge of high pressure building over the Valley, compressing the air. That wasn't the case on the coast, where sun worshipers on the Santa Monica Pier had to content themselves with a high of just 62 degrees, Kaplan said.
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May 21, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Temperatures soared Saturday in the San Fernando Valley, with record heat recorded in Chatsworth, which hit 102 degrees, and Woodland Hills, where thermometers shot up to 103. Forecasters attributed the toasty weather to a ridge of high pressure building over the Valley, compressing the air. "When you get over to the Valley, there are no offshore breezes to cool things off," said Curt Kaplan, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1996
June struck with a vengeance Saturday as temperatures nearly hit the century mark throughout the San Fernando Valley. Van Nuys and Woodland Hills checked in at 99 degrees and Northridge at 98, while Burbank, the cool spot in the Valley, logged in at 95. "It looks like it will stay pretty warm until midweek," said Curtis Brack, a meteorologist with WeatherData, the company that provides The Times with weather information.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1996
The first day of summer may be more than two weeks away, but temperatures in the 90s are predicted for the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys during the next four days. A high in the upper 90s to mid-100s is predicted for today with a low in the mid-60s. Skies will be clear as a high-pressure ridge moves over the region today, with a few high clouds moving in Tuesday.
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May 21, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Temperatures soared Saturday in the San Fernando Valley, with record heat recorded in Chatsworth, which hit 102 degrees, and Woodland Hills, where thermometers shot up to 103. Forecasters attributed the toasty weather to a ridge of high pressure building over the Valley, compressing the air. "When you get over to the Valley, there are no offshore breezes to cool things off," said Curt Kaplan, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service.
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July 14, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The San Fernando Valley baked for a second straight day--with temperatures soaring over 100 degrees in some areas--while thunderstorms and flash floods pelted desert communities. One shower rolled through the Palmdale area about 3 p.m., dropping rain and hail and spinning off winds up to 50 mph that snapped a number of large trees. There were several lightning strikes, one of which apparently knocked out traffic signals for two miles along California 138.
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July 13, 1999 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's the heat and the humidity. A wave of moist air and near-record high temperatures led to Monday's sweltering conditions that prompted San Fernando Valley residents to crank up air conditioners, jam public pools and limit outdoor activities. The moist, monsoon-like air--flowing into the region from northern Mexico--pushed the relative humidity level up to 90% at 7 a.m., forecasters said.
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December 17, 1998 | TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The outlook, weather forecasters say, is for continued fair weather. Fair? Fair? What kind of word is that to describe this? This is anything but fair. How about glorious? Or ridiculous? How about, in other words, grossly unfair. This is what's wrong with California. Elsewhere in the world Wednesday there were air raids on Iraq, a president on the verge of impeachment and, at scattered locations around the globe, people digging out from under feet-deep blankets of snow.
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September 4, 1998 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Enough with the rat race that rules Los Angeles life. Enough with worrying about work and money and sticky heat that won't let up. Mardik Oruncakcil needed to escape. Along with a group of 14 friends, the Northridge real estate manager rented a 29-foot motor home from Metro RV in Burbank on Thursday morning and headed high into the Sierra Nevada for an early start to Labor Day weekend.
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September 3, 1998 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the sun sizzled against the aluminum siding of her trailer, Maria Rosales sat at the kitchen table and tried to enjoy her lunch of chicken and rice. Beads of sweat trickled down her face too fast for her to catch with the small towelette she held tightly in her hand, while flies big and small flew around her florid face. Finally, her appetite gone, she gave up and put the plate in the freezer. "Outside it's bad. But in here, it's unbearable," said Rosales, 41.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1996 | DAVID COLKER
Unless you spent all of Monday in a mall or the frozen food section of your local market, you don't need a weather person to tell you it was unseasonably warm in the San Fernando Valley. But here are the stats. It hit 106 degrees in both Van Nuys and Woodland Hills at approximately 3 p.m., making them the hottest spots in the Valley, according to Rob Krohn of the National Weather Service office in Oxnard. Northridge hit 105 degrees and it got up to 102 in Burbank, Krohn said.
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August 25, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
The heat is on in the San Fernando Valley this week, with the mercury expected to hover in the upper 90s through Wednesday. Hot temperatures and clear skies will prevail through midweek, said John Sherwin, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides weather information to The Times. Temperatures are expected to dip slightly on Thursday, as morning low clouds keep the sun at bay until late afternoon, Sherwin said.
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September 2, 1998 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The late August heat wave extended into September on Tuesday, setting yet another in a string of records for energy usage. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said customers cranked up their air conditioners to the tune of 5,650 megawatts, well above the normal peak demand of 4,500 megawatts. There were reports of minor, scattered outages, DWP spokeswoman Darlene Battle said.
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August 31, 1998 | CARLA RIVERA and PHIL WILLON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They came with water bottles, sunshades, mist fans and ice buckets, but nothing was quite enough to provide relief Sunday from the scorching heat at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Dozens of people who came to watch Purdue meet USC in a nationally televised football game were instead carried out of the stadium and treated for heat-related ailments. The emergency overwhelmed the stadium's first aid staff, who were forced to call in several teams of paramedics.
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