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Photos: The heat is on in Southern California

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, a second heat wave in as many weeks comes to Southern California.

The fountain at Music Center Plaza in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Majid Bradshaw, 33, in Santa Monica on Wednesday. Beaches in Los Angeles County remain officially closed. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A bicyclist in West Los Angeles on Wednesday. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Rachel Dehaven, center, and Stephanny Quintero make a popsicle toast at Bluff Park in Long Beach. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
A deserted Hollywood Boulevard. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
A woman rides a bike past a mounted police officer in Santa Monica on Wednesday. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Justin Young at Anthony C. Beilenson Park in Van Nuys. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Sunset at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Laguna Beach on Tuesday morning. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Ian Hanna, 15, at Laguna Beach on Tuesday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Surfers waiting for a wave at Newport Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Ty Beadle, 13, enjoys morning waves at Laguna Beach on Tuesday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Cece Lewis and her golden retriever, Lala, at Laguna Beach on Tuesday morning. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Goff Stepian rides a wave on his paddle board at Laguna Beach on Tuesday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Django, wearing a cone after surgery, looks for lizards while owner Jared Talla relaxes on a grassy patch near the Silver Lake Recreation Center on Monday. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Sam Kiamehr, 3, has a little fun with the yellow caution tape cordoning off playground equipment at Lake Balboa/Beilenson Park. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Trevor Voeltner wipes his brow as he walks with wife Betty Voeltner and their 2-year-old son Carter at Lake Balboa Beilenson Park. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Anna Henke and 1-year-old daughter Galinda, right, with Bella Ghazaryan and her 1-year-old daughter, Eva, at Lake Balboa/Beilenson Park. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Ileanna Sanchez, 7, plays with her new puppy, Roxy, at Lake Balboa Beilenson Park. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Kirill Matweer, 4, clears sand from his shoes as he plays at Lake Balboa Beilenson Park. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
A woman takes the steps at Disney Hall on Monday as a heat wave dials up temperatures in downtown L.A.  (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)
Lake Balboa/Beilenson Park is a draw in the San Fernando Valley, where temperatures Monday reached into the 90s. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
With the heat on full blast, people strip down to the bare essentials, which include face masks, as they make their way around Silver Lake Reservoir on Monday. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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