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Do this tonight: Beat the heat

June 21, 2008 |  5:30 pm


Good afternoon, readers.

The sun is shining like a death-ray today — just stifling. L.A. Now hopes you are staying cool and heeding the "red-flag warning" in effect until 8 tonight. If you don't have access to a pool, it's time to park yourself in the a/c somewhere with either a good book or perhaps a beer and summery snacks at one of the bistros recommended in The Guide.

You also can check out this list of tips to stay cool as a cucumber until dark. After all, there's no sense wasting this first day of summer all beet-red and panting in some emergency room. Don't do it!

—Bettie Rinehart

photo by Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times