Electricity restored in West LA after widespread outages in October heat

- In West Los Angeles, nearly 10,000 DWP customers were left without power Friday through Saturday. A spokeswoman said a major cable was damaged by extreme heat and high energy demand.

The October heat wave knocked down the headcount during this year's "A Taste of Encino" event with temperatures hovering around 100 degrees on Sunday.

Organizers said they had nearly 20,000 people in 2014, but this year they didn't get close to that number.

Smoke City BBQ's Dawn Cornwall said they were hoping to see a few more people.

"Earlier when it was still a little less hot, it was better," Cornwall said.

BBQ lover Michael German said the heat didn't scare him away.

"It's hot hot, but it’s nice," German said. "There’s a lot of things to sort of take in, to look at to distract one from the heat," German said.    

The slushy and ice cream stands were some of the busiest vendors.

"It’s very good actually, and it’s really beating the heat," Joann Gusilatar said while enjoying a lemon slushy.

The heat has been hitting the Southland hard over the past week.

In West Hollywood, thousands of people braved the hot streets for the annual AIDS walk. Medical professionals urged people to drink lots of water and find shade.

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