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SF hits 88, breaking ’93 record, as heat wave hits Bay Area

[...] even in the ice cream racket, it turns out that there is such thing as too much hot air, according to Dennis Kim, who manages the DQ on East 18th Street. “How many fans walked out the door today? I’d say at least 20,” said Mario Chavez, a sales person at Markus Supply Ace Hardware, at 625 3rd St. in Oakland. By Friday, Bell said the high pressure system lingering overhead will move toward the east, allowing cooler weather to work its way back in. “Be careful about leaving children and pets in cars, and please be aware that the vehicle will heat up to a dangerous level very fast,” he said. Take plenty of breaks, and drink water. There were cases and cases of cold water Sunday afternoon at the Gene Friend Rec Center in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, where about 100 congregants from the City Life Church on 6th Street gathered to eat chicken and ribs following the 11:30 service. Around the corner on 6th Street, where there are a lot more places to buy cold beer than ice cream, double-scoop bowls of Mitchell’s Grasshopper Pie were in high demand at Icu Market & Deli. A Spare the Air alert was in effect for the Bay Area Sunday as the combination of hot temperatures and traffic exhaust threatened to create unhealthy air quality. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection also issued a red flag warning for the Central Sacramento Valley, which means the area’s hot and dry conditions made it vulnerable to wildfires.

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