S. California heat wave could break all-time records, raising fears of effects

By Alex Wigglesworth and Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times on

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Boaters and kayakers zipped along the water, while several games of beach volleyball were underway.

Beaches will remain fully open on Labor Day, unlike Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. But public health officials have cautioned they could order them to be shut down if they become overcrowded and people fail to follow the rules.

Those rules are: Wear a mask at all times unless you're in the water or eating or drinking, keep six feet apart from all those who don't live in your household and abstain from gatherings and group sports including beach volleyball.

"We have an opportunity this holiday weekend to change the trajectory of the virus in L.A. County," Barbara Ferrer, the county health director, said in a statement.



(Los Angeles Times staff writers Dakota Smith and Luke Money contributed to this report.)

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