Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Overheated planet update: Multiple transients die as LA temperatures hit a 22-year low

Downtown L.A. breaks record for cold | downtown, monday, low - News - The Orange County Register
The temperature in downtown Los Angeles sank to a record low on Monday and citrus crops in central California were damaged as an usual cold spell continued to grip the West Coast.
According to the National Weather Service, Monday morning's reading broke the record low of 36 set in downtown L.A. on Jan. 14, 2007. Monday's low was also the coldest temperature in downtown Los Angeles since the 34 degrees recorded on Dec. 23, 1990, 22 years ago.
Cold may have killed transients in Woodland and LA - Daily Democrat Online
The Yolo County Coroner's Office is investigating the cause of death of a man found huddled beneath blankets under Interstate-5 at County Road 22 just east of Woodland Monday morning.
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a man described as a transient was found dead on a sidewalk in downtown, where the temperature fell to 34 degrees, a record low for Jan. 14.
The man may have been beneath blankets or in a sleeping bag, the fire department reported. The preliminary investigation indicated that the cause of death was from natural causes, police said.

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