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A fire fighter watches the fast moving Miguelito Fire along San Miguelito Rd Tuesday May 13, 2014. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

Fire breaks out at Camp Pendleton base

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Weather conditions that at least temporarily calmed allowed firefighters to gain ground early Wednesday on a pair of wildfires that forced thousands of residents to leave their homes. But a separate […]

05/14/2014

Fire retardant falls over the hills to protect homes in Lompoc and to help control the fast moving Miguelito Fire Tuesday May 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

California firefighters gain ground on wildfires (PHOTOS)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Weather conditions that at least temporarily calmed allowed firefighters to gain ground early Wednesday on a pair of wildfires that forced thousands of residents to leave their homes. Evacuation orders were […]

05/14/2014

Cooling Center list courtesy of The Los Angeles County Operational Area (lacoa.oeg)

Cooling centers open around LA County during heat wave

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Cooling centers and outdoor “splash pads” were open today throughout Los Angeles County to help residents beat the heat. A map of the county’s 94 cooling centers and 12 splash pads […]

05/14/2014

A helicopter attacks a wild fire burning  Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in San Diego.  (AP Photo)

Officials urge Angelinos to prepare for possibly worst fire season ever

AZUSA (CNS) – California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones joined fire officials in Azusa today to urged homeowners to be prepared for what could be one of California’s worst fire seasons on record. Due to […]

05/13/2014

Thijs Talluto, 3, of Los Angeles, plays in a fountain at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )

Locate the LA County cooling centers here

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles County cooling centers and outdoor “splash pads” were open today to help residents beat the heat. A map of the county’s 94 cooling centers and 12 splash pads or […]

05/13/2014

(AP Photo)

Fires erupt amid California heat wave

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wildfires destroyed a home and forced the evacuation of several others Tuesday in California as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to a parched state that should be […]

05/13/2014

A little girl enjoys the warm weather at Venice Beach.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California heat wave building

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unseasonable spring heat wave is building in California under the influence of a high pressure system that is sending air rushing toward the coast and offshore. Forecasters warn of record […]

05/13/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

An emergency room doctor reminds us to stay cool in the heat

Temperatures are forecast for the 90s in much of the Southland today. It’s important to take this heat wave seriously. Phil and Penny discussed ways to stay safe in the heat with Dr. Steven Jones, Director of Emergency […]

05/13/2014

red flag

Red flag warning in effect as temperatures soar

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Once again, a red flag warning signifying a high risk of wildfire will be in force in much of Southern California today and Wednesday because of stiff Santa Ana winds, above-normal […]

05/13/2014

More hot weather in store for L.A.

SoCal heat wave to extend to weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern California’s heat wave is expected to extend through the weekend, and health authorities are urging the public to take precautions. Los Angeles County’s health officer has declared a heat alert […]

09/06/2013

Bode Layo,9, of Portage, Pa., floats in the pool at Crichton-McCormick Park in Portage, Pa., Tues., July 16, 2013.  Hot weather is expected through the weekend.  (AP Photo/Tribune-Democrat, John Rucosky)

PHOTO GALLERY: 5 things to know about the US heat wave

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first big heat wave of the summer is here, bearing down on all parts of the U.S., following temperatures that blistered the West Coast in June. Typically heat waves occur twice […]

07/16/2013

Death Valley sand dunes

Death Valley temp may tie June record

LAS VEGAS (AP) – A heat wave smothering the West was rewriting record books, likely tying a more than century-old U.S. record in California as Las Vegas and other cities came out of their hottest […]

07/02/2013

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