Cooling Centers to Open in L.A. This Weekend Due to Heat Wave Forecast

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Cooling centers will be open this weekend in the Los Angeles area as the region braces for possible triple-digit heat.

The centers provide residents who lack air conditioning at home with relief from the heat, free of charge.

The county's cooling centers will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and will operate in compliance with physical distancing and other COVID-19 safety criteria.

The following three county-operated cooling center locations were selected based on heat forecasts provided by the National Weather Service and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines:

-- Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave.;

-- Stevenson Ranch Library, 25950 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch; and

-- Quartz Hill Library, 5040 W. Avenue M-2.

More locations may be added or hours extended based on weather conditions, according to the county's Joint Information Center. To obtain a current list of the county's cooling centers or to view a map of the sites, go to or dial 211.

The city of Los Angeles also plans to open cooling centers from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the:

-- Canoga Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave., 818-340-2633;

-- Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., 818-386- 9674; and

-- Slauson Multipurpose Center, 5306 S. Compton Ave., 323-233-1174.

City officials said people are encouraged to call ahead to see if space is available. More information on the city's cooling centers can be found at

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