Los Angeles: Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that several City of Los Angeles cooling centers will have extended hours beginning Sunday, so that Angelenos without access to air conditioning will have a place to escape dangerous, higher than normal temperatures.
The Los Angeles County of Public Health has issued a Heat Emergency for the San Fernando Valley that will be in effect from Sunday, August 27 through Wednesday, August 30. Temperatures across the region will be dangerously high. Tips for staying cool, along with a list of cooling centers, are available at emergency.lacity.org/heat or by calling 311.
“Angelenos should have a place to go for relief from the heat – especially children and seniors, who can be most vulnerable to the effects of high temperatures,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our City’s libraries, recreation centers, and senior centers are all part of our network of cooling centers, and they are always available to residents during normal business hours. We’re adding hours at several centers on the hottest days so that anyone who needs help can stay cool, healthy, and safe.”
Mayor Garcetti also encouraged Angelenos to do their part to save energy and help avoid electricity shortages. Tips for saving energy are available at Save Energy LA.
The following locations will have extended hours, operating until 11 p.m. on Sunday, August 27 through Wednesday, August 30. These locations are also pet-friendly. Pets are welcome if owners remain in control of their animals and clean up after them at all times.
Canoga Senior Citizen Center 7326 Jordan Avenue Canoga Park, CA 91303 (818) 340-2633
Lanark Recreation Center 21816 Lanark Street Canoga Park, CA 91304 (818) 883-1503
Lakeview Terrace Recreation Center 11075 Foothill Blvd. Lake View Terrace, CA 91342 (818) 899-8087
North Hollywood Recreation Center 11430 Chandler Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601 (818) 763-7651
Mid Valley Senior Center at Sepulveda Recreation Center 8801 Kester Avenue Panorama City, CA 91402 (818) 893-3700
Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center 5060 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 (818) 386-9674
Sunland Park Senior Center 8640 Fenwick Street Sunland, CA 91040 (818) 353-9571
Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Center 8956 Vanalden Avenue Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 756-7741
Algin Sutton Recreation Center 8800 South Hoover Street Los Angeles, CA 90044 (323) 753-5808
Green Meadows Recreation Center 431 E. 89th Street Los Angeles, CA 90083 (323) 565-4242
Mount Carmel Recreation Center 830 W 90th Street Los Angeles, CA 90044 (323) 789-2756
Rancho Cienega Sports Complex 5001 Rodeo Road Los Angeles, CA 90016 (323) 290-2663 (323) 290-2330
Slauson Multipurpose Center 5306 Compton Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90011 (323) 233-1174