Record-Breaking Heat Hits Southern California

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The March Southern California heat wave sent many to the coast on Saturday, but that proved little relief amid the sweltering conditions.

Lifeguards reported big crowds at local beaches, even though the temperatures along the coast were in the high 80s and low 90s.

Downtown L.A., Long Beach, San Diego and other spots set new temperature records for the date -- for the second day in a row. Downtown L.A. was at 93 degrees by 1 p.m.

Temperatures in inland valley areas were also high, including 94 in San Gabriel and 92 in Van Nuys.

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