Los Angeles County will open eight cooling centers around the area to give residents who need it a place to escape the area's second major 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.
The county cooling centers are located at:
-- Ruben F. Salazar Park, 3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles;
-- Valleydale Park, 5525 N. Lake Ellen Ave., Azusa;
-- Mary M. Bethune Park, 1244 E. 61st St., Los Angeles;
-- 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., Burbank.
Available locations may change, and a current list is available at ready.lacounty.gov/heat, or by calling 211.