It started with a drive yesterday afternoon to Santa Clarita, where I thought it was pretty freaking hot at 108 degrees. That was until I headed home and in Woodland Hills, the temp hit 113. Degrees.
Took the Kanan exit to the Cove and at the bottom of the hill, firetrucks. Someone had lost control of their car and decapitated a fire hydrant, knocked it clear off the water main. Maybe it was the wide and wild geyser that shot a few hundred feet in the air, but the temp was 78 degrees.
Early this morning, an awful head-on high-speed crash close by on PCH, with two dead and another taken by helicopter to the hospital. This morning, at the crack of dawn, every news helicopter in Los Angeles, hovering over the Cove to film the remains of the smashed-up cars.