Wednesday, April 26, 2000
By Jason Kandel
Weeks of cool weather have come to an abrupt end and Southern Californians who basked in 70 degree temperatures are getting a taste of the region’s other weather phenomenon: wilting heat.
In the meantime, many are seeking refuge from the heat, diving into cool swimming pools across the Southland.
The heat wave was a boom to ice cream shops across the city, “Duh! Business is fantastic,” said Don Whittemore of Dandy Don’s HomeMade Ice Cream in Van Nuys, which caters to more than 115 restaurants and hotels.