Calendar Says Autumn, Weather Says Summer in California

Just days into autumn, a summer-like heat wave descended Friday on California accompanied by strong winds and low humidity that brought increased fire danger to the parched state. Powerful Santa Ana winds whipped up late Thursday, bringing down trees and knocking out power to residents in Los Angeles. Potentially stronger northeasterly gusts up to 55 mph were expected into the weekend from Monterey south to San Diego, according to the National Weather Service. Drivers were urged to use cau...