How South Central is staying cool during LA's heat wave

Aug. 15, 2012, 1 p.m.

With temperatures nearing 90 degrees Fahrenheit, the streets of South LA were mostly empty on a weekday afternoon. As the rest of LA tried to escape the heat, here's how the few who braved the stifling weather stayed cool.

Parasols were a common theme along this unforgivingly sunny portion of Main. These two women both shaded themselves with large umbrellas.

The most unique sun-protection technique, however, belonged to the man on the bike. He wore a hat as he rode down the street, but he set up a makeshift basket with an umbrella providing shade for his dog in the back.

How are you keeping cool during the heat wave?

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