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6 Valley senior centers get later hours to help people cool off

August 13, 2012 |  1:39 pm

Faced with another day of triple-digit temperatures in the San Fernando Valley, officials at the L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks said they will extend the hours Monday and Tuesday of six air-conditioned senior centers.

The six centers in the Valley will stay open until 9 p.m. on both days to help residents cope with the lingering heat wave, said department spokeswoman Andrea Epstein. Those facilities typically close between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. but have had longer hours since the high temperatures took hold.

Epstein said Angelenos suffering in the heat may also visit scores of libraries and recreation facilities scattered throughout the city.

“Any city facility is considered a cooling facility,” she said.

The six Valley facilities with later hours are:

• North Hollywood Senior Citizen Center, 11430 Chandler Blvd., North Hollywood

• Sepulveda Recreation Center/Mid-Valley Senior Citizen Center, 8801 Kester Ave., Panorama City

• Sunland Park Senior Citizen Center, 8640 Fenwick St., Sunland

• Sylmar Recreation Center, 13109 Borden Ave., Sylmar

• East Valley Multi-Purpose Center, 5040 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks

• Canoga Park Senior Citizen Center, 7326 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park

Information on city facilities is available by calling 311, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., or by calling the Department of Recreation and Parks at (213) 202-2700.

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-- David Zahniser
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