WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood is providing cooling centers for the community to battle the current heatwave in the Los Angeles region.
According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood, the cooling center is located at Plummer Park’s Community Senior Lounge at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.
The Cooling Center will be open until Sunday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The open hours may extend if temperatures remain high. The Cooling Center encourages visitors to participate in quiet activities by bringing board games and books.
Free transportation to Plummer Park and the West Hollywood Library is provided by the city through the CityLine service. The CityLine shuttles approximately operate every 30 minutes and functions Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
West Hollywood reminds the community to take precautions during the hot weather by keeping cool by staying out of the sun, avoiding strenuous activity, drinking lots of water and wearing light clothing.
The city reminds everyone to never leave pets and children unattended in parked vehicles. The temperature in a parked car can reach up to 120 degrees on a 78-degree day. On a 90-degree-day, the temperature in a vehicle can reach to 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.
The West Hollywood Library also serves as a Los Angeles County Cooling Center. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more details on other cooling centers in the Los Angeles County go to http://lacountylibrary.org/coolingcenters/.