Cooling Centers Offer A Place To Escape The Heat


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - With a heat wave gripping the Southland beginning today and continuing through the holiday weekend, a host of cooling centers will be open across the region to help people escape the heat.

Hours vary, and residents were advised to call ahead to ensure the centers are open. Capacity will also be limited at some centers due to the coronavirus.

Cooling centers in Los Angeles County will be open at:

-- Quartz Hill Library, 5040 W. Avenue M-2, open through Sunday, noon-6 p.m.;

-- El Monte Community Center, 3130 Tyler Ave., open Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m.;

-- Griffith Manor Park, 1551 Flower St., Glendale, open Friday and Tuesday, 10 a.m-6 p.m.;

-- Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale, Saturday through Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;

-- Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, open through Tuesday, noon-6 p.m.;

-- Las Palmas Park, 505 S. Huntington St., San Fernando, open through Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.;

-- Buena Vista Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank, open through Monday, noon-6 p.m.;

-- Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fairs Oaks Ave., Pasadena, open through Monday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.;

-- Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, open through Sunday, noon - 6 p.m.;

-- Sunshine Park, 515 Deepmead Ave., La Puente, open through Sunday, noon-6 p.m.;

-- Valleydale Park, 5525 N. Lark Ellen Ave., Azusa, open through Sunday, noon-6 p.m.;

-- Stevenson Ranch Library, 25950 The Old Road., Stevenson Ranch, open through Sunday, noon-6 p.m.;

-- Museum of Art and History, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, ongoing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;

-- Ken Miller Recreational Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, Saturday through Sunday, noon-6 p.m.;

-- Senior Center/Community Center, 201 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, open through Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;

-- Crowther Teen & Family Center, 241 W. Dawson Ave., Glendora, open through Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;

-- Huntington Park Library, 6518 Miles Ave., open through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.;

-- Topanga Library, 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., open through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.;

-- Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave., open through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.;

-- Memorial Park, 320 N. Orange Place, Azusa, open through Monday, noon to 6 p.m.;

-- Royal Oaks Park Building, 2627 Royal Oaks Drive, Duarte, open through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.;

-- San Gabriel Adult Recreation Center, 324 S. Mission Drive, open through Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and

-- South El Monte Senior Center, 1556 Central Ave., open through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

The city of Los Angeles will operate cooling centers from noon to 8 p.m. Friday through Monday at:

-- Canoga Park Senior Citizen Center, 7326 Jordan Ave.;

-- South Los Angeles Sports Activity Center, 7020 S. Figueroa St.;

-- Lake View Terrace Recreation Center, 11075 Foothill Blvd.;

-- Normandale Recreation Center, 22400 S. Halldale Ave., Torrance; and

-- Lafayette Recreation Center, 625 S. Lafayette Park Place.

The city of Long Beach will operate cooling centers from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at:

-- Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.;

-- El Dorado Park West, 2800 Studebaker Road;

-- Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave.;

-- Long Beach Senior Center, 1150 E. Fourth St.; and

-- McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Cooling centers in Orange County will also be open. Residents should call ahead to verify hours. The centers include:


-- Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Ave. 714-765-3373;

-- Canyon Hills Library, 400 Scout Trail, 714-974-7360;

-- Central Branch Library, 500 W. Broadway, 714-765-1880;

-- Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 E. Center St. 714-765-4500;

-- East Anaheim Library, 8201 Santa Ana Canyon, 714-765-3887;

-- Euclid Branch Library, 1340 S. Euclid, 714-765-3625;

-- Haskett Branch Library, 2650 W. Broadway, 714-765-5075;

-- Ponderosa Joint Use Library, 240 E. Orangewood Ave., 714-740-0202;

-- Sunkist Branch Library, 901 S. Sunkist, 714-765-3576; and

-- West Anaheim Youth Center, 320 S. Beach Blvd., 714-765-6400. Fountain Valley:

-- The Center at Founders Village-Senior and Community Center, 17967 Bushard St., 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Garden Grove:

-- H. Louis Lake Senior Center, 11300 Stanford Ave. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

La Habra:

-- 101 W. La Habra Blvd., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Laguna Woods:

-- 24264 El Toro Road, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

La Palma:

-- Cool Center at the La Palma Police Department, 7792 Walker St., hours vary, call for more information, 714-690-3370.

Newport Beach:

-- Newport Coast Community Center, 6401 San Joaquin Hills Road, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Seal Beach:

-- Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, 11 a.m., Saturday and Sunday.

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