July 14, 2012. I went down to get a smog check today, on Blackstone... sat down on the curb to draw while I waited. It was 107 F yesterday, here in Fresno. I felt like driving with oven mitts on. My wife and I were up in Castro Valley the last couple days, looking for a house to rent. A bit pricey up there as far as rent goes, but definitely cooler than here in the valley. It's been so hot, we've been taking our little dog into the pool to cool off.