Air-conditioned libraries, senior centers and recreation facilities around Los Angeles will stay open later than usual Friday night and Saturday to provide relief from the heat wave.
An excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service is expected to last until 8 p.m. Saturday, with temperatures projected reach triple digits in parts of Los Angeles.
Eight city facilities, mostly in the San Fernando Valley, will be open from noon to 9 p.m. One of the locations, Yosemite Recreation Center, is in Eagle Rock at 1840 Yosemite Drive, and can be reached at (323) 257-1677.
The other facilities are:
- Canoga Senior Citizen Center, 7326 Jordan Ave., which can be reached at (818) 340-2633.
- Lanark Recreation Center, 21816 Lanark St., (818) 883-1503.
- Lakeview Terrace Recreation Center, 11075 Foothill Blvd., or (818) 899-8087.
- North Hollywood Recreation Center, 11430 Chandler Blvd., or (818) 763- 7651.
- Mid Valley Senior Center at Sepulveda Recreation Center, 8801 Kester Ave., (818) 893-3700.
- Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center, 5060 Van Nuys Blvd., (818) 386- 9674.
- And Sunland Park Senior Center, 8640 Fenwick St., (818) 353-9571.
Other libraries, senior centers and park buildings that do not have extended hours can also be used as respites from the heat, city officials said.
Angelenos were also urged to conserve electricity to avoid any short- outs. More tips for dealing with the heat wave are at lamayor.org/heatwave and laparks.org or obtained by calling 311 and the Recreation and Parks office at (213) 202-2700.
— City News Service