Cooling Centers

Cool CentersThe National Weather Service predicts extremely high temperatures for Southern California this summer, reaching as high as triple digits in the Los Angeles region. The excessive heat puts local residents at greater risk for health-related illnesses such as heat stroke, as well as possible power outages throughout the region.

Please take the precautionary measures to decrease the risk of heat-related illness.

  • Stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • Stay indoors if possible.
  • Apply sunscreen if you are planning to be outdoors.
  • Take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas.
  • Avoid leaving people or pets in enclosed vehicles.

What You Can Do to Help Conserve Energy at Work and at Home

  • Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees
  • Use electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical
  • Turn off unused appliances and switch off lights when leaving a room
  • Operate energy-intensive appliances during early morning or evening hours
  • Model energy conservation behaviors and encourage your friends, family and members of your community to do the same at work and at home
  • More tips and information available via the Flex Alert at www.flexalert.org   

Should you need a shelter to escape the heat, please check out your local cooling centers throughout LA County and the 58th District. 

Artesia

Artesia Library
18801 Elaine Ave
Artesia, CA 90701
562-865-6614
Tuesday – Wednesday, 12 PM – 8 PM
Thursday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Friday - Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Bellflower

Clifton Brankensiek Library
9945 E. Flower St.
Bellflower, CA 90706
562-925-5543
Monday – Wednesday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Thursday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Downey

Barbara J Riley Community & Senior Center
7810 Quill Drive
Downey, CA 90242
562-904-7223
Monday, 8 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday - Thursday, 8 AM – 9 PM
Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, 10 AM – 2 PM

Downey City Library
11121 Brookshire Ave
Downey, CA 90241
562-904-7360
Monday - Thursday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Friday - Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM

Montebello

Potrero Heights Park Community and Senior Center
8051 Arroyo Drive
Montebello, CA 90640
626-927-5430
Monday - Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM

Norwalk

Alondra Library
11949 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
562-868-7771
Tuesday - Wednesday, 12 PM – 8 PM
Thursday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Norwalk Library
12350 Imperial Hwy
Norwalk, CA 90650
562-868-0775
Monday - Thursday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Norwalk Senior Center
14040 San Antonio Dr
Norwalk, CA 90650
562-929-5580
Monday - Friday, 8 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, 8 AM – 5 PM

Pico Rivera

*Pico Rivera Senior Center
9200 Mines Ave.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
562-948-4844
Monday - Thursday, 8 AM– 5 PM
Friday, 8 AM – 3 PM
* If local temperatures reach 100 degrees the Pico Rivera Senior Center will remain open until 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday