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LA County Opens Cooling Centers For Another Heat Wave

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Alert: It's really hot. Again.

Ninety-degree heat is expected across much of L.A. and Orange Counties through Thursday. Things will start to cool off again on Friday, especially near the coast, as sea breezes return.

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L.A. County is opening up eight cooling centers where you can go to escape the heat while at the same time remaining physically distanced during this coronavirus pandemic.

Because distancing rules require at least 6 feet between each person, these spaces will likely fill up faster than usual, so it's a good idea to call first to make sure there's still seating available.

The following locations are open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7:

Loma Alta Park
3330 Lincoln Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001

Valleydale Park
5525 N. Lake Ellen Ave
Azusa, CA 91702

Buena Vista Branch Library (City Facility)
300 N Buena Vista St

Los Angeles
Mary M. Bethune Park
1244 E 61st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90001

Los Angeles
Ruben F. Salazar Park
3864 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023

Sun Village
Jackie Robinson Park
8773 E Avenue R
Sun Village, CA 93543

El Cariso Community Regional Park
13100 Hubbard St
Sylmar, CA 91342

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South Whittier Library
11543 Colima Rd.
Whittier, CA 90604

When in doubt, you can also call 211 for information from L.A. County and 311 in the city of L.A.

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