San Francisco sets record high of 85 degrees amid Bay Area heat wave

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SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco set a record high of 85 degrees Friday as the city and the rest of the Bay Area swelters in a heat wave.

The National Weather Service says the old record of 82 degrees was set in 1973.

Mountain View also set a record at 96, beating the 90-degree mark reached on the same day in 2005. Inland cities such as Concord, Gilroy and Livermore saw triple-digit temperatures.

The heat prompted air quality officials to issue a "Spare the Air" alert, asking people across the region to limit driving and other activities that cause pollution to keep ozone levels down.

The weather service says Saturday will be slightly cooler on the coast, but it will still be hot inland.

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