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Records fall as high heat envelopes Southern California

    Stephanie Williams

LOS ANGELES » A Southern California heat wave that’s shattered records has left thousands of people without electricity.

The Department of Water and Power says an outage sparked by high demand left about 1,000 west Los Angeles residents without power about 11 p.m. Friday (8 p.m. Hawaii time). There’s no word on when service will resume.

City News Service says another 3,000 Southern California Edison customers also briefly lost service.

Friday saw triple-digit heat in many areas.

Camarillo hit 108 degrees, its hottest day ever. The previous high of 103 was set in September of 1978.

Records for the date were set in Long Beach, which hit 105; Burbank with 104; Santa Ana with 106 and Escondido with 102.

Riverside and El Cajon also set records.

Forecasters say the heat should begin easing this weekend.

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