California's extreme heat is costly, deadly

California's extreme heat is costly, deadly

Amid a sweltering heat wave that began last week, several regions across the state shattered temperature records over the weekend. Palm Springs broke its all-time record high on Friday as temperatures climbed to 124 degrees. And on Saturday, cities in the San Joaquin Valley, as well as Death Valley where temperatures reached 128 degrees, broke their daily records. On Sunday, the heat in Death Valley proved fatal for one motorcyclist — and sent another to the hospital. The human and …