WeHo Offers Cooling Center to Escape Brutal Weekend Heat

HeatWith temperatures climbing across Southern California, and with high temperatures forecast this weekend throughout metropolitan Los Angeles, the City of West Hollywood is providing a cooling center during the upcoming days at Plummer Park’s Community Center Senior Lounge, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

The Cooling Center is scheduled to be open:

• Today from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.;

• Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.;

• Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and

• Monday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hours will be extended for additional days if high temperatures persist.

In addition, the ASICS LA Marathon will bring approximately 26,000 runners through the City of West Hollywood on Sunday. Marathon organizers have moved up the race start time by 30 minutes to 6:55 a.m. because of the anticipated heat, which is estimated to be as high as 20 degrees above normal. Additional information about preparing for the heat on race day is available online.

High heat, coupled with low humidity, can make the weather dangerous as well as uncomfortable. Residents and community members should take precautions to keep as cool as possible throughout the warm summer months. If possible, stay out of the sun, avoid strenuous activity, drink plenty of water and wear lightweight clothing.

The cooling center is available for quiet activities. People using the cooling center are encouraged to bring books or board games. Staff members at Plummer Park are available to direct people to the Senior Lounge.

The City of West Hollywood provides free transportation to Plummer Park through its Cityline service. Cityline is an accessible alternative to the larger bus system, and all shuttles are ADA-accessible. Cityline operates Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and shuttles arrive approximately every 30 minutes. For additional information and a detailed route map, visit www.weho.org/cityline. Route maps are also available on Cityline shuttles and at West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Blvd. at Sweetzer.

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7 years ago

Apparently the City of West Hollywood didn’t get the memo from Mike Dunn and other anti-Obama Republican John Heilman supporters that it’s not that hot, that overheated apartments are not a health risk, and that middle and working class renters living in apartments in West Hollywood should just suck it up. This is a good first step at alleviating the problem of dangerous heat, but it’s time for Council to stand up for renters and update the city’s housing standards to reflect the reality of climate change by requiring air conditioning units in all apartments, just as heating units are… Read more »

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