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Friday's mini-sizzle starts a weekend of warm weather

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According to the National Weather Service, a mini-sizzle is set for the Southland on Friday.

Temperatures will tease the greater Los Angeles area with 80s-style heat for the end of the working week. Pasadena's passionate will may be dripping in degrees near to 90 on Friday, and Woodland Hills, typically the barometer of maximum hotness in the valley, could see 93 degrees.

"People looking to cool off will need to head to the coast," said Stuart Seto, a specialist with the NWS, notes the L.A. Times. Beach temperatures will keep things cool(er) with salty air temps ranging from the mid 60s to the low 70s.

Initially thought to be a 100s kind of weekend, forecasters are now saying the heat is expected to hover in the 70s and 80s but not spike a city-wide fever. On Sunday, however, Southern California could see a little cooling and possible fog that may stick around and bring its friend rain sometime toward the end of next week.


Throw a football or Frisbee on an L.A. beach in the summer: Prepare for a possible fine

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Kids throwing footballs on a beach

The age-old hobby of tossing a football or Frisbee on the beach on a beautiful summer day in Los Angeles could cost you a fine thanks to a new ordinance passed by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

Claiming that such activity could be dangerous to other beachgoers, the Supes put restrictions on "any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll any ball, tube, or any light object other than a beach ball or beach volleyball” on or over a beach without certain permissions and largely during the crowded summer season.

Water polo participants in the ocean are excluded from the 37-page ordinance that only applies to summer beach activities. Summer is determined to be between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

While this may mean that some families keep footballs and Frisbees at home, they may consider bringing a yard stick. The board also prohibited digging a hole in the sand deeper than 18 inches. Because we live in Hollywood, movie and TV productions will be granted exceptions.