Cooling centers open in Los Angeles due to continuing heat wave

Cooling centers will be open Sunday in the Los Angeles area as triple-digit temperatures continue.

The centers provide residents who lack air conditioning at home with relief from the heat, free of charge.

The county's cooling centers will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and will operate in compliance with physical distancing and other COVID-19 safety criteria.

The following three county-operated cooling center locations were selected based on heat forecasts provided by the National Weather Service and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines:

-- Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave.;-
- Stevenson Ranch Library, 25950 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch; and
-- Quartz Hill Library, 5040 W. Avenue M-2.

More locations may be added or hours extended based on weather conditions, according to the county's Joint Information Center. To obtain a current list of the county's cooling centers or to view a map of the sites, go to or dial 211.

The city of Los Angeles also plans to open cooling centers from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the:

-- Canoga Senior Center, 7326 Jordan Ave., 818-340-2633;
-- Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., 818-386-9674; and-
- Slauson Multipurpose Center, 5306 S. Compton Ave., 323-233-1174.

City officials said people are encouraged to call ahead to see if space is available.

More information on the city's cooling centers can be found at