LOS ANGELES (AP) - San Diego County deputies say they were unable to save a 19-year-old woman who died Monday after she was
found unconscious with possible signs of heat stroke on a hiking trail near Cedar Creek Falls.
Deputies say they have repeatedly responded to hikers in distress in recent days as Southern California swelters under the first heat wave of summer.
Utilities reported no problems with meeting electrical demand even though a major nuclear plant remains shut down.
The mercury passed 80 before noon Wednesday in downtown Los
Angeles, and the National Weather Service predicted highs up to 108
in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Deserts and mountains also could roast through Thursday, with highs past the century mark expected in some inland and valley areas, and highs of 110 to 118 in the lower deserts.