Triple-digit heat blamed in deaths of 16 Calif. residents
Crews work to end outages that in some cases have lasted 3 days
By Francisco Vara-Orta and Ari B. Bloomekatz
Los Angeles Times
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LOS ANGELES — Southern California's heat wave is suspected in the deaths of at least 16 people, officials said Monday as utilities struggled to fix power transformers overloaded by eight days of extreme weather that is expected to finally cool today.