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How To Stay Cool During A Scorching Hot Labor Day Weekend

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Southern California is expecting another scorching heat wave this weekend. The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties starting Friday and running through Labor Day.

The hottest day is expected to be Sunday, when the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys could hit 115 degrees.

David Sweet with the National Weather Service says the lack of sea breezes means the beaches will also be warmer than usual.

"Even locations on the coast, especially on Sunday, are going to be looking at high temperatures anywhere from 85 to 95, even right near the beaches."

For tips on preventing heat-related illnesses, you can watch this painfully cool video from the L.A. Fire Department:
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As always, county and city agencies will open cooling centers for vulnerable populations. Space is limited because of the pandemic, so check before you go.

COOLING CENTER LOCATIONS

The following list of cooling centers is courtesy of the county's emergency website, Ready LA County.

Los Angeles County

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(Trained service dogs welcome, according to the county)

Quartz Hill Library
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 to Sunday, September 6, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
5040 W. Ave. M-2, Quartz Hill, CA 93356

Salazar Park
Friday, September 4, 2020 to Sunday, September 6, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023

Sunshine Park
Friday, September 4, 2020 to Sunday, September 6, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
515 Deepmead Ave., La Puente, CA 91744

Valleydale Park
Friday, September 4, 2020 to Sunday, September 6, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
5525 N. Lark Ellen Ave., Azusa, CA 91702

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Stevenson Ranch Library
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 to Sunday, September 6, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
25950 The Old Rd., Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381

City of El Monte

El Monte Community Center
Saturday, September 5, 2020 to Sunday, September 6, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
3130 Tyler Ave., El Monte, CA 91731

City of Glendale

Griffith Manor Park
Friday, September 4, 2020 and Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
1551 Flower St., Glendale, CA 91201

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Pacific Community Center
Saturday, September 5, 2020 to Monday, September 7, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale, CA 91204

City of Palmdale

Chimbole Cultural Center
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 to Tuesday, Septmber 8, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
38350 Sierra Hwy., Palmdale, CA 93550

City of San Fernando

Las Palmas Park
Friday, September 4, 2020 to Tuesday, September 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
505 S. Huntington St., San Fernando, CA 91340

City of Burbank

Buena Vista Library
Friday, September 4, 2020 to Monday, September 7, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
300 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91505

City of Pasadena

Robinson Park
Friday, September 4, 2020 to Monday, September 7, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91003

City of Lancaster

Museum of Art and History
Ongoing
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
665 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534

City of Torrance

Ken Miller Recreational Center
Saturday, September 5, 2020 to Sunday, September 6, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503

City of San Dimas

Senior Center/Community Center
Thursday, September 3, 2020 to Thursday, September 10, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
201 E. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773

City of Glendora

Crowther Teen & Family Center
Friday, September 4, 2020 to Monday, September 7, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
241 W. Dawson Ave., Glendora, CA 91740

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