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Kids enjoy the splash area in Lemon Park on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

Mia Figueroa, 11, uses a super soaker to cool off, from left, Michelle Ludena, 8, Eddis Henriquez, 8, and Leslie Sanchez, 5, at the Panorama Recreation Center

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Chris Haigh and Ashley Suliman, right, are splashed with water while rock-climbing at the Manhattan Beach Open on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the Times

A group of kids beat the heat with a splash at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, where temperatures inched toward the 90s on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Ivan Vera, 9, of El Monte cools off in the water flowing into Legg Lake at Whittier Narrows Regional Park in El Monte.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

Parks and recreation gardener George Guadarrama waters the rose garden in Exposition Park on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Hollywood resident Lydia Mendez uses an umbrella to shield herself from the blazing sun as she walks along Santa Monica Boulevard on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A man skates along the strand at Manhattan Beach on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the Times

A man paints a wall on a hot summer day Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Claudia Rivera hands a piece of bread to her son Jaiden Rivera, 2, as friends Leila Velasco, 6, and her sister Delyla Velasco, 11, far right, keep cool in the shade at Lake Balboa on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times

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Los Angeles Times photographers took to the street as triple-digit temperatures hit the region and a heat alert was declared in Los Angeles County.

The high temperature on Thursday was 105 in Lancaster, 103 in Burbank, and downtown Los Angeles topped out at 90 degrees. Along the coast, the Santa Monica Pier recorded a high of 71 degrees while Ventura was 75.

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