by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor
As Appearing in the California Globe
Soft lockdown: The parks were closed due to the forecasted heat wave’
It was 105 degrees in Sacramento Sunday. Today it could be 111 degrees. This is what is known as hot summer weather in California. We native Californians also know this is normal.
As a kid, I remember such hot Sacramento summer days, I couldn’t walk barefoot on the sidewalks.
But no one cautioned us to “be safe.” In fact, back when I was a kid, parents told us to put shoes on and to stop being stupid.
This is Sacramento weather in 1972 – notice the 114 degrees on July 14, 1972…
The Sacramento Bee has an article today hyping the heat and fear mongering:
The Bee claims this weather is a “recording-breaking heat wave,” and has “forced many residents indoors this holiday weekend.”
I beg to differ. It’s not record-breaking, and I saw a street fair outdoors yesterday when temps reached 105 degrees.