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With Excessive Heat, Few Power Outages in L.A., but Officials Point to Cooling Centers

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If only the Toy Factory Lofts could be an official cooling center | Photo by Alan Heitz via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr
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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.