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With Excessive Heat, Few Power Outages in L.A., but Officials Point to Cooling Centers
If only the Toy Factory Lofts could be an official cooling center | Photo by Alan Heitz via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr
It's very hot out. And it will continue to be throughout the weekend, so L.A. city officials this afternoon are pointing to places where the public can take a break and cool down indoors. They are encouraging people to take advantage of libraries, senior citizen centers, and recreation and parks facilities as cooling facilities. Additionally, seven San Fernando Valley Recreation and Parks and Senior Centers locations will be open on the weekend (full list below). For specifics information, people can call 3-1-1.
For a hot day in Los Angeles, the LADWP was reporting few power outages throughout the city. In West Hills, 1,200 customers were without power due to a circuit lockout, according to Maryanne Pierson, a spokesperson for the utility. And throughout the city, there were scattered outages, but no one area had a significant number of customers without power. On Wednesday, they urged residents to conserve energy when possible.
List of Valley cooling centers for Saturday (10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon to 9:00 p.m.)
- Canoga Park Senior Citizen Center, 7326 Jordan Avenue, Canoga
- North Hollywood Senior Citizen Center, 11430 Chandler Boulevard,
- Sepulveda Rec Center/Mid-Valley Senior Citizen Center, 8801
Kester Avenue, Panorama City
- Sunland Park Senior Citizen Center, 8640 Fenwick Street, Sunland
- Sylmar Recreation Center, 13109 Borden Avenue, Sylmar
- Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Senior Citizen Center, 5040 Van Nuys
Boulevard, Sherman Oaks
- Wilkinson Senior Citizen Center, 8956 Vanalden Avenue,