California is known for its weather. Those who do not live here seem to have this picture of a perfect 80-degree beach town all year long.
The truth of the matter is that most of us Californians do not live at the beach. Those who live in the valley experience a much hotter climate.
With some record high temperatures predicted this summer, here are a few tips to stay cool and refreshed.
1 Drink plenty of water. A cool glass of ice water can be extremely refreshing and can keep you from getting dehydrated.
2 Visit a pool. There are many community pools around Modesto. More than likely, there is one in your neighborhood.
3 Close the blinds. The less light you let into your house, the less heat you let in as well, so keep those curtains closed.
4 Chill your fruit. Frozen grapes and other berries can taste just like an ice pop with a ton less sugar.
Haley Smith is a junior at Johansen High School in Modesto and a member of the Teens in the Newsroom program.