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  • Beachgoers at Rockaway Beach in Pacifica
  • Temperatures in the 70s have some residents trying to explain summer-like weather during what should be the dead of winter.
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  • Beachgoers at Rockaway Beach in Pacifica
  • Temperatures in the 70s have some residents trying to explain summer-like weather during what should be the dead of winter.
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  • Crowd waits for the 4th of July parade in Danville.
  • Despite the hot weather and looming fire danger, Bay Area residents are making the most out of this Fourth of July holiday.
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  • Safe and sane fireworks stand in Newark
  • The hot temperatures and dry weather are concerning Bay Area firefighters as people get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July.
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  • The Bay Area heat wave continues with scorching temperatures across the region.
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  • Santa Clara soccer practice
  • In Santa Clara County on Tuesday half a million residents received an automated emergency heat alert.
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  • Cooling centers and swimming pools are kkeeping people cool during the Bay Area heat wave.
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  • Contra Costa County residents are doing their best endure the heat.
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  • CAL ISO has issued a Flex Alert for NorCal and is asking residents to reduce energy use because of anticipated high demand.
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  • air conditioner
  • With hot temperatures in the Bay Area, 7 On Your Side takes a look at what to do when your air conditioner breaks on a hot day.
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  • air conditioner
  • With hot temperatures in the Bay Area, 7 On Your Side takes a look at what to do when your air conditioner breaks on a hot day.
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  • Sun
  • In the Inland Valleys, many residents tried to beat the heat by heading to the local shopping malls.
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  • A woman whose dog died after being left in her locked vehicle Friday at a Pleasant Hill parking garage has been arrested.
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  • In this photo taken Saturday, May 11, 2013, is one of the new Amtrak Cities Sprinter Locomotives built by Siemens Rails Systems in Sacramento, Calif.
  • Extreme heat has caused Amtrak to abide by speed restrictions Saturday morning, which might result in service delays.
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  • The Bay Area is riding a heat wave and the scorching temperatures are only going to get worse.
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  • The Bay Area is riding a heat wave and the scorching temperatures are only going to get worse.
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  • The inside of a car can get very hot, even on a relatively mild day.
  • Cooling centers are opening to help residents beat the heat this weekend. Temperatures could climb to triple digits in some parts.
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  • Fresno baby dies
  • Fresno officials say a baby died of heat exposure after he was unintentionally left in a car as the temperature reached 101 degrees.
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  • Sixteen patients were treated for heat related illnesses at an 
outdoor graduation ceremony in Brentwood Saturday morning.
  • Nearly two dozen people were treated for sunstroke and heat exhaustion at a graduation ceremony in Brentwood on Saturday.
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  • Sixteen patients were treated for heat related illnesses at an  outdoor graduation ceremony in Brentwood Saturday morning.
  • Nearly two dozen people were treated for sunstroke and heat exhaustion at a graduation ceremony in Brentwood Saturday morning.
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  • Sun shining brightly on a hot day
  • Parts of the Bay Area reached triple digit temperatures Friday, and could go slightly higher on Saturday.
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  • CalFire fire truck
  • There will be a few extra firefighters on patrol due to the increased fire danger this weekend.
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  • Swimming pool
  • Temperatures in the low 90s made for an unusually warm day in Livermore for this time of year.
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  • Temperatures in the low 90s made for an unusually warm day in Livermore for this time of year.
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  • Boy runs in heat
  • High temperatures and low relative humidity Tuesday had officials monitoring the community for fire dangers and health hazards.
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  • Hot temperatures prompt health, fire warnings
  • High temperatures and low relative humidity Tuesday had officials monitoring the community for fire dangers and health hazards.
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  • Hot temperatures prompt health, fire warnings
  • High temperatures and low relative humidity Tuesday had officials monitoring the community for fire dangers and health hazards.
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  • Hot weather in the Bay Area
  • Bay Area air quality is forecast to reach unhealthy levels for a third day in a row, prompting another Spare the Air alert for Monday.
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  • Late summer in full blast; Spare the Air alert
  • Bay Area air quality is forecast to reach unhealthy levels for a third day in a row, prompting another Spare the Air alert for Monday.
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  • Operators of the state's power grid have issued a "Flex Alert" for Tuesday to encourage conservation as inland regions continue to swelter in high heat.
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  • The states power operator is asking the public to conserve energy and not tax the power grid during the heat wave.
  • The state's power operator is asking the public to conserve energy and not tax the power grid.
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  • Spare the Air
  • Some Bay Area residents are seeing triple-digit temperatures with some of the hottest temperatures being felt in the East Bay.
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  • The states power operator is asking the public to conserve energy and not tax the power grid during the heat wave.
  • The state's power operator is asking the public to conserve energy and not tax the power grid during the heat wave.
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  • Spare the Air
  • Some Bay Area residents are seeing triple-digit temperatures with some of the hottest temperatures being felt in the East Bay.
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  • Temperatures are expected to approach 100 degrees in inland parts of the Bay Area this week.
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  • pool
  • Many Bay Area inland locations reached triple digits Wednesday, with Livermore the hottest at 104.
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  • Yosemite
  • It seems every part of the state is suffering from the heat this summer, including Yosemite Valley.
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  • pool
  • Many Bay Area inland locations reached triple digits Wednesday, with Livermore the hottest at 104.
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  • U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Monique Miller drinks from a bottle of water as she delivers mail in the Feltonville section of Philadelphia on Saturday July 7, 2012.
  • Record setting heat is roasting much of the eastern half of the nation, in an unrelenting and deadly heat wave.
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  • tree on house
  • The record-setting heat that has gripped the Midwest is slowly moving eastward.
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  • dry grass
  • The recent high heat, low humidity conditions around the Bay Area have caused several wildfires.
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  • Some 4,300 participants registered to run opted to sit out amid unseasonably balmy conditions.
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  • Unseasonably warm temperatures are expected in parts of the Midwest and Northeast through the end of the week.
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  • hands holding ice
  • Across much of the nation, people are desperate for relief from the scorching temperatures.
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  • Nation wilts as heat wave spreads eastward
  • Americans withered under yet another day of searing sun Friday as a heat wave spread into the core of the Northeast.
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  • Lucy Wilson squeals as she cools off in a fountain Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in St. Louis.
  • Relief is on the way. Cooler air should begin moving into the Plains states this weekend.
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  • hot sun
  • Temperatures and humidity combine to make being outside uncomfortable for millions across the Midwest.
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  • concrete buckling
  • It's so hot in OK, roads are buckling. Temps there have been hovering around 110 degrees for days.
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  • Locals tried to stay cool as the Bay Area received a blast of summer heat on Sunday.
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  • A girl drinks from a bottle of water at the Alameda County Fair on Sunday. Locals did what they could to stay cool during the weekend heat wave that triggered a Spare the Air advisory.
  • Locals tried to stay cool as the Bay Area received a blast of summer heat on Sunday.
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