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Record heat sends more waves of people to LA County’s beaches, parks

Record heat sends more waves of people to LA County’s beaches, parks

The historic heatwave fueled multiple wildfires, triggered waves of power outages and threatened to return for another searing day on Labor Day.

People try to beat the heat as they try to social distance in the midst of the pandemic during Labor Day weekend at Belmont Veterans Memorial Beach on Sunday, September 6, 2020. (Photo by Ana P. Garcia, Contributing Photographer)

By STEPHANIE STUTZMAN | sstutzman@gazettes.com | Grunion GazettePUBLISHED: September 6, 2020 at 5:48 p.m. | UPDATED: September 6, 2020 at 6:02 p.m.

An historic heat wave sent the mercury to record levels on Sunday, Sept. 6 — topped by 121 degrees at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Los Angeles County — fueling multiple wildfires, triggering waves of power outages and again sending waves of people headed for beaches and parks during the long Labor Day weekend.

Highs climbed deep into three digits in communities all over Southern California, including Van Nuys, Calabasas, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, Downey and Burb

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