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Talk Back: What are you doing to beat the heat?

August 10, 2012 | 11:57 am

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Southern California has set record-high temperatures in recent days as a heat wave ripples across the region.

Record high temperatures in Lancaster and Woodland Hills topped out at 109 degrees, with a record of 95 at Sandberg in the Antelope Valley. The hot weather is expected to continue Friday, with  a slight cooling trend on Sunday or Monday.

PHOTOS: Hot weather continues

A "flex alert" was issued Thursday, asking consumers to set their air conditioners to 78 and turn it off when they are away from home, and to conserve energy. The alert was lifted for the weekend, though Californians are still being urged to conserve energy.

Angelenos have been hitting the pool, stirring up some lemonade and staying indoors to beat the blistering heat.

What have you been doing to stay cool?  Let us know in the comments section or by tweeting @LANow.

Heat wave hits Southern California

Southern California is setting record high temperatures as a heat wave ripples across the region. A "flex-alert" has been issued through Sunday by the California Independent System Operator, which manages most of the state's power grid.

Storified by LA Times - LA NOW · Fri, Aug 10 2012 10:54:36

this heat wave is really interfering with my afternoon napsPhoebe Neidhardt
Everyone took all the shady spots at the gas station I'm just screaming while I fill my tank in the hot sun while everyone staresTRILL ANGEL
It's so... hot... can't... get up... can't tweet.... in complete... sentences...Adam Harms
Ok I'm ready for this heat wave to be overJillian Marsh
That ocean breeze isn't stopping this heat. It's hermit time.CJ Johnson
I'm over this heat I'm ready for some rainSIRWILL
It's so HOT ! #dead #outside #heatAmanda Lee
The little chihuahuas and cotton ball fluff dogs are real troopers hiking Runyon in this heatNicola Plowman
Oh my goodness ! This heat is outta control. I haven't been outside for awhile.Jasmine Rose
Cali heat wave -___-Lorane Lynn
LA heat wave: at 9.30 am my front door felt hot - on the inside!Bill Kay
This heat needs to stop immediatelyJohn Dauer
So I left LA to go to NY to escape the heat and... #carefulwhatyouwishfor #thunderstormStephanie Sheh
When LA is this hot, I wish I our show was called Indoor Air Conditioned Areas and Recreations. #ItsHotinLA #ShootinginaParkAziz Ansari
Los Angeles hot summer night earthquake, even Mother Earth needed to let off some steam!lizkroman


More record heat expected Friday; relief may come Sunday

Triple-digit heat may have led to woman’s death in San Bernardino

Earthquake swarm in Southern California appears to be slowing down

 -- Samantha Schaefer

Photo: Olivia Gohlke swings through the cool, shallow water of the San Luis Rey River while her parents and extended family cool off in inner tubes. It was about 102 degrees at the La Jolla Indian Reservation campground Tuesday, where four San Diego families are on their 21st annual weeklong campout. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times