L.A. County opens cooling centers to offer heat wave relief

Los Angeles County will open eight cooling centers around the area Wednesday to give residents who need it a place to escape the area's second heat wave of the year.

The centers will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and they will "operate in compliance with physical distancing and other safety criteria" due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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(Rick Dickert, FOX 11)

The county cooling centers are located at:

• Ruben F. Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles;
• Valleydale Park, 5525 N. Lake Ellen Ave., Azusa;
• Mary M. Bethune Park, 1244 E. 61st St., Florence-Firestone;
• El Cariso Community Regional Park, 13100 Hubbard St., Sylmar;
• South Whittier Library, 11543 Colima Road;
• Loma Alta Park, 3330 Lincoln Ave., Altadena;
• Jackie Robinson Park, 8773 E. Avenue R, Sun Village; and
• Buena Vista Branch Library (City Facility), 300 N. Buena Vista St.,

Available locations may change, and a current list is available online, or by calling 211.

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