Photos: Brutal heat wave bears down on Southern California

A padddle baorder in the San Pedro marina under a smoky sunset, due to the wildfires in Southern California
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Labor Day will be sweltering, with hot conditions continuing through Wednesday or Thursday.

Highs between 105 and 110 degrees are expected across broad swaths of the San Fernando, San Gabriel and Santa Clarita valleys, as well as communities in lower mountain elevations, said Joe Sirard, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Oxnard office.

The weather service is forecasting heat advisories and excessive heat warnings through Tuesday and is warning against heat illness.

People crowd the beach as fog drifts ashore at sunset at Huntington Beach on Monday.
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The sun sets behind an oil drilling platform off the coast of Huntington Beach on Monday.
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A beachgoer drags a cooler across the sand at Huntington Beach on Monday.
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Bill Morris of Wilmington takes his dinghy for a paddle at Cabrillo Way Marina on Labor Day.
Bill Morris of Wilmington takes his dinghy for a paddle at Cabrillo Way Marina on Labor Day.
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Blanca Herrera sunbathes on a boat in San Pedro.
Blanca Herrera of Compton sunbathes on a boat in San Pedro on Monday as temperatures soar.
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Craig Sylve carries a bag of ice on his head
Craig Sylve of Long Beach carries a bag of ice on his head at Cabrillo Way Marina in San Pedro on Labor Day.
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Carlos De Jesus plays a trumpet in a parade
Carlos De Jesus, 10, plays the trumpet with the Harry Bridges Marching Bulldogs in the Labor Day parade in Wilmington.
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Runners complete a race and receive medals
Runners complete “Conquer the Bridge 13,” the annual 5.3-mile run-walk across the Vincent Thomas Bridge, on Labor Day.
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Iliana Guardado covers her ear
Iliana Guardado, 3, covers her ear as the Labor Day parade passes on Avalon Boulevard in Wilmington.
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A pedestrian with a cool drink walks along Melrose Avenue on Friday.
A pedestrian with a cool drink walks along Melrose Avenue on Friday.
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USC wide receiver Mario Williams cools off in the mist of a sideline fan during the Trojan's home opener against Rice.
USC wide receiver Mario Williams cools off in the mist of a sideline fan during the Trojans’ home opener against Rice at the Coliseum.
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Man reacts as water from a sprinkler hits him
Aaron Zaretsky reacts as he stands under a water jet in the splash pad at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park on Saturday in Ontario.
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People walk past a Jaws poster reflected in a mirror.
The heat wave seems to have its jaws on Southern California as visitors, reflected in a “Jaws” movie poster, visit TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday.
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Vendors sell fruit to customers during heatwave.
Vendors sell cool fruit to customers during the heat wave along Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood on Saturday.
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Shirtless man holds a drink while sitting in homeless encampment along the street.
Vasilis Sakellaridis tries to stay cool within his homeless encampment along Selma Avenue during a heat wave in Hollywood on Saturday. “Sometimes you just have to get a jug of water and dump it on your head,” Sakellaridis said about trying to stay cool.
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Woman with yellow umbrella walk along Hollywood Blvd.
Cristy Gerth, from Dallas, enjoys the shade of an umbrella during the heat wave along Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood on Saturday.
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Passersby get some cool mist from a fountain at the Cerritos Civic Center
Passersby get some cool mist from a fountain at the Cerritos Civic Center.
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The image of a pedestrian drinking is reflected in a shop window displaying mannequins
The image of a pedestrian drinking is reflected in a shop window on Melrose Avenue.
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Traffic streams down the San Diego Freeway in Long Beach
Traffic streams down the San Diego Freeway in Long Beach as people make the Labor Day weekend getaway.
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A sign on a street says, "Palm Springs 113, Coachella 137, The Shop (with an arrow pointing down)"
The sign above a Melrose Avenue shop indicates the distance in miles to desert cities, though the Palm Springs figure is not far off from the Friday temperature there.
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People are silhouetted against the sun
The blazing sun silhouettes visitors in Signal Hill on Thursday after another hot day across Southern California.
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David Orantes, left, and Julio Ruiz play soccer in the hot sun at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles
David Orantes, left, and Julio Ruiz play soccer in the hot sun at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles.
(Christina House/Los Angeles Times)

Crisel (cq) Alvaro, 9, of Los Angeles, cools off in the splash pad at Magic Johnson Park in Willowbrook.
Crisel Alvaro, 9, of Los Angeles, cools off in the splash pad at Magic Johnson Park in Willowbrook.
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Blanca Bonoso hung a hammock to cool off at Magic Johnson Park in Willowbrook
Blanca Bonoso hung a hammock to cool off at Magic Johnson Park in Willowbrook on Aug. 31. “This is a nice place, it is too hot in the apartment,” said Bonoso.
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Anaheim

A catfish on a string is visible underwater at Santa Ana River Lakes in Anaheim
A catfish on a string is visible underwater as Luis Hernandez fishes for more amid hot temperatures in the 90s at Santa Ana River Lakes in Anaheim.
(Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

A beachgoer shelters from the hot sun under an umbrella at Junipero Beach in Long Beach
A beachgoer shelters from the hot sun under an umbrella at Junipero Beach in Long Beach as an intense weeklong heat wave brought high temps throughout much of Southern California.
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Sailboats race past the Queen Mary as a sea breeze cools the Port of Long Beach.
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People take a boat ride at Echo Park on Aug. 30
People take a boat ride at Echo Park on Aug. 30 as forecasters are predicting record-setting temperatures for the Labor Day weekend.
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Venice

Bodybuilder Ike Catcher lifts a woman at Muscle Beach in Venice on Saturday.
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A wakeboarder gets air while being pulled behind a boat at Marine Stadium in Alamitos Bay, Long Beach.
A wakeboarder gets air at Marine Stadium in Alamitos Bay in Long Beach on Sunday.
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An air tanker banks away after dropping its load of pink fire retardant on the Gulch fire burning near the San Gabriel Dam.
An air tanker drops its load of fire retardant on the Gulch fire burning along San Gabriel Canyon Road near the San Gabriel Dam.
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Julian Moreno, of Phoenix, Arizona, cools off in the surf on the first day of a heat wave in Santa Monica.
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