Framework

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At the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, Richard Pose takes a breather from his exercise routine.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

People ascend the steps to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A Ventura County firefighter retreats from advancing flames along Conejo Ridge Road during Monday's extreme heat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Thousand Oaks — A helicopter makes a water drop as a brush fire burns near the 101 Freeway and Hampshire Road on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Camber Sasser, left, 15, and her sister Darcy, 10, cool off in the fountain at the Hollywood and Highland Center as temperatures in the Southland reached well into triple digits Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

Michael Higgins, 64, works on his tan under the relentless sun in Pershing Square downtown. Monday was the hottest day ever recorded in downtown L.A., 113 degrees. "It's so hot, I've had to put cardboard under me," said Higgins, a 31-year L.A. resident. "If it was below 75 degrees I wouldn't be out here," he said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

A couple of veteran surfers make an unintended tandem ride through the crowd at Swami's surf beach. Six-foot swells from the southwest brought out hundreds of surfers for what one local said was a welcome change from a summer of bummer waves. "There's lots of people out of work today; for a Monday it's pretty bad."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

Oscar Flores of Hollywood goes for his daily speed walk around the Griffith Park Observatory. He said he works out for an hour before work every morning no matter how hot it is. When asked about Monday's heat, he replied with a smile: "I'm from Guatemala. The heat doesn't bother me."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

During Monday's record heat, a shopper in L.A.'s fashion district used an umbrella to fend off the sun while shopping.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times

Jessica Ramirez, right, pulls her friend Haydee Escalante into the fountain at the Music Center in downtown L.A. The two had gone downtown with friends to conduct some business but took time to get wet because of the heat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

A man rests in the shade while a woman exercises at Lake Balboa Park during Monday's extreme heat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

A squirrel tries to quench its thirst in the Patsy and Forrest Shumway Fountain in Hahn Central Plaza on the University of Southern California campus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

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L.A.’s hottest day ever … since 1877, anyway

Monday was the hottest day ever recorded in Los Angeles since records started being kept in 1877. The temperature hit 113 degrees at 12:15 p.m. at the USC weather station. The old all-time high of 112 was set on June 26, 1990. Even coastal cities like Santa Monica (106 degrees) and Long Beach (107) were blistering. Read the latest story here, but check out the photos above first and be grateful if you were lucky enough to stay inside.

5 Comments

  1. September 27, 2010, 6:49 pm

    Thank God for our firefighters. Stay safe and sound.

    By: rose.olson@att.net
  2. September 28, 2010, 12:19 pm

    [...] what then is the underlying narrative of the accompanying photo essay? Teaching   Environment, Photography [...]

  3. September 28, 2010, 5:11 pm

    [...] L.A.’s hottest day ever … since 1877, anyway Monday was the hottest day ever recorded in Los Angeles since records started being kept in 1877. The temperature [...] [...]

  4. September 29, 2010, 2:54 pm

    Why no captions of where the photo was taken?
    C'mon, get it together!

    By: davidddSaMoGuym
  5. September 30, 2010, 1:49 pm

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