Northern Californians grapple with soaring temperatures as July ushers in a prolonged heat wave.

 

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Capital Public Radio reports

  • Heatwave To End Friday

    Thursday, July 04, 2013

    An “excessive heat warning” remains in effect until 8 PM. But cooler weather is about to arrive after a week of triple-digit heat.

  • Animals Keeping Cool At Sacramento Zoo

    Wednesday, July 03, 2013

    With temperatures in the triple digits, keepers at the Sacramento Zoo are busy trying to protect the animals from the heat. Keepers say it’s easy with some species, but others need extra attention.

  • City Checks On Hotel Tenants Without AC

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013

    During this current heat wave, an inspector from the City of Sacramento has been making a daily trip to two single-room-occupancy hotels in the city.

  • Rich Ibarra/Capital Public Radio

    Electrical Workers Get Extra Help to Deal with Heat

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013

    Workers laboring outdoors are taking precautions because of the heat. Farm workers, road crews, and other people who work outside are at particular risk this week because of the extreme heat in much of California.

  • Wildfire Causes Power Outage, Highway 50 Closure

    Monday, July 01, 2013

    U.S. Highway 50 is closed in both directions between Shingle Springs and Cameron Park due to a wildfire, and power has been cut to 45,000 customers as a result. Updated: 6:36pm.

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