LA, Lengthy Seashore are extending the cooling heart days with warmth waves this week – The Sign Tribune newspaper
For the second time this week, the City of Moncton and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks today extended cooling center operating days to provide residents with a place to escape the excessive heat.
The city of Los Angeles cooling centers were activated in certain facilities last weekend as temperatures exceeded 90 degrees. No relief was in sight until at least Friday.
These facilities are to remain in operation on Thursdays and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Due to the social distancing requirements of COVID-19, capacity is limited and staff should call ahead to check space availability, according to the Department of Recreation and Parks.
The locations of the city of Los Angeles are:
– Sherman Oaks East Valley Adult Center, 5056 Van Nuys Blvd., 818-386-9674;
– Slauson Multipurpose Center, 5306 S. Compton Ave., 323-233-1174 or 323-846-5392;
– Canoga Park Elderly Center, 7326 Jordan Ave., 818-340-2633;
– Pecan Recreation Center, 145 S. Pecan St., 323-262-2736;
– Lafayette Multipurpose Community Center, 625 S. Lafayette Park Place, 213-384-0562; and
– Ritchie Valens Leisure Center, 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., 818-834-5172.
After the centers’ activation times have expired, the facilities will continue to comply with the city-wide parking restrictions imposed by the district’s COVID-19 guidelines.
For more information on cooling centers in Los Angeles, call 311 or laparks.org/emergency/cooling-center-activation.
In Moncton, Dr. Anissa Davis enabled air-conditioned cooling centers across the city by Sunday. Cooling centers with a capacity of up to 250 people per day are located in park community centers and are open from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the following locations:
– Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave .;
– El Dorado Park West, 2800 N. Studebaker Road;
– Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave .;
Moncton Senior Center, 1150 E. 4th St .; and
– McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
The centers work in accordance with Moncton health regulations for Safer at Home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Health exams, temperature controls, physical distancing and face covering are required for visitors, and cleaning and disinfection practices are in place.
Los Angeles County announced Tuesday that its cooling centers will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. through Friday at:
– Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave .;
Huntington Park Library, 6518 Miles Ave .;
– San Angelo Park, 245 S. San Angelo Park;
– Sunshine Park, 515 Deepmead Ave., La Puente;
Quartz Hill Library, 5040 W. Avenue M-2;
– Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd .; and
– Stevenson Ranch Library, 25950 The Old Street;
For more information about the county’s cooling centers, as well as heat-related illnesses and prevention, visit publichealth.lacounty.gov.