Death Valley, California (CNN) -- Death Valley resident Mike Wood says he's used to the heat. But when his running shoes begin to melt, he starts to pay attention.
Even here is the near East County of San Diego, it's warmish. God knows it might get into triple digits today. Anyway, it's way too hot for me. I have reluctantly, reluctantly turned on the AC. This in spite of a recent rate increase due to SDG&E to cover their ridiculous closing of the San Onofre (http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_23562184/gary-griggs-our-ocean-backyard-shuttering-san-onofre) nuclear generator. The heat makes me torpid, even more than usual.-ts