Walter Mencken 9:21 p.m., Oct. 20
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- Living San Diego through a Tourist's Eyes
Hotter than ever...literally
It may or may not be hotter than hell. But, it is hotter than it has ever been in San Diego, according to
meteorologist, Brandt Maxwell, of San Diego's National Weather Service office, and a Record Event Report from their website.
Since 1979 when the National Weather Service began documenting temperatures in "America's Finest City," many records have been reset during this heat wave.
October 1, 2012 set a new record for El Cajon. It was 103 degrees. Since they began recording, the highest recorded temperature was 101 degrees in 1991.
So I started thinking...
It was 1:35 on Tuesday afternoon. I was standing at Pump 13 of the Chevron station off CA-52's Convoy Street exit. On the other side of the island was a work truck with two men dressed in long sleeved uniform. To the other side of me were three utility trucks, unrelated but lined up.
Work did not stop.
People still get a paycheck to help keep San Diego the beautiful place that draws in visitors from all around the world.
Off I ventured to La Jolla Shores to see how many lucky people there were who could enjoy the afternoon. And it's free. We are free to be a part of the ocean.
Could this freedom be the reason people take our beaches for granted? Who would have thought we would need signs to remind visitors they need to take with them whatever they brought in?
Please respect our beaches, parks and earth.