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Scott Steepleton, Editor
8:45 pm PDT September 5, 2020

Effective immediately, all trails in the Santa Monica Mountains will be closed through Labor Day after a hiker died in the oppressive heat, authorities announced Saturday night.

Malibu Search and Rescue responded to several heat related rescues on Saturday — three before 11q a.m. — including one hiker who perished.  Further details were not provided.

The message to all who want to hit the trails this weekend is simple: Do not hike in this heatwave.