The North Hollywood Recreation Center is among the spots to beat the brutal heat. Photo via

In response to the extreme heat gripping the region, the city of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks is extending cooling center hours at some locations Saturday.

The temperature in downtown Los Angeles reached 96 degrees on Friday, tying the record high for the date set in 1954. Saturday’s high downtown is expected to be 94 degrees, according to he National Weather Service, which has issued an excessive heat warning for the region through 9 p.m. Saturday evening.

The following cooling center facilities will have extended hours, operating until 10 p.m.:

— Lanark Recreation Center, 21816 Lanark St., Canoga Park, (818) 883-1503;

— Lakeview Terrace Recreation Center, 11075 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, (818) 899-8087;

— North Hollywood Recreation Center, 11430 Chandler Blvd., (818) 763-7651;

— Mid Valley Senior Center at Sepulveda Recreation Center, 8801 Kester Ave., Panorama City, (818) 893-3700;

— Sherman Oaks/East Valley Adult Center, 5060 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818) 386-9674;

— Sunland Park Senior Center, 8640 Fenwick St., (818) 353-9571;

— Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Center, 8956 Vanalden Avenue, Northridge, (818) 756-7741;

— Algin Sutton Recreation Center, 8800 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles, (323) 753-5808;

— Green Meadows Recreation Center, 431 E. 89th St., Los Angeles, (323) 565-4242;

— Mount Carmel Recreation Center, 830 W. 90th St., Los Angeles, (323) 789-2756; and

— Slauson Multipurpose Center, 5306 Compton Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 233-1174.

Libraries can also serve as cooling centers during regular hours.

Additional cooling centers are located throughout Los Angeles County. To find one near you, call 211 (the county’s information line) or visit

—City News Service

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