How To Stay Cool

Tips to Stay Cool and Save Energy

The 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.

Should you need a shelter to escape the heat, please check out your local cooling centers throughout the San Gabriel Valley.


Alhambra

Joslyn Adult Recreation Center
210 N. Chapel Ave.
Alhambra

(626) 570-5056

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No pets allowed – service animals only.


Arcadia

Arcadia Community Center
365 Campus Drive
Arcadia

(626) 574-5130

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No pets allowed – service animals only.

 

Arcadia Public Library
20 W. Duarte Rd.
Arcadia

(626) 821-4364

Monday – Thursday
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

No pets allowed – service animals only.


El Monte

El Monte Library
3224 Tyler Ave.
El Monte

(626) 444-9506

Monday – Thursday
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday
1 – 5 p.m.

No pets allowed – service animals only.

 

Jack Crippen Multipurpose Senior Center
3120 N. Tyler Ave.
El Monte

(626) 580-2210

Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Friday
8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Fri

Saturday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No pets allowed – service animals only.


Montebello

Potrero Heights Park Community and Senior Center
8051 Arroyo Drive
Montebello

(626) 927-5430

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

No pets allowed – service animals only.


Monterey Park

Langley Senior Citizen Center
400 W. Emerson Ave.
Monterey Park

(626) 307-1395

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. or until temperature cools below 95°F

No pets allowed – service animals only.


San Gabriel

Asian Youth Center
100 Clary Ave.
San Gabriel

(626) 309-0622

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Service and other well behaved animals are allowed.


South El Monte

South El Monte Senior Center
1556 Central Ave.
South El Monte

(626) 448-0131

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday (July 6th – August 24th)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Senior citizens only (After 95 degrees, it’s open  to everyone). No pets allowed – service animals only.


Temple City

Live Oak Park Community Center
10144 Bogue St
Temple City

(626) 579-0461

Monday – Sunday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

No pets allowed – service animals only.


San Marino

Crowell Public Library of the City of San Marino
1890 Huntington Drive
San Marino

(626) 300-0777

Monday – Thursday 
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday - Saturday  
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday  
1 – 5 p.m.

Service animals allowed (unsure about regular pets)


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.

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.
  • Encourage your friends, family and members of your community to conserve energy.
  • The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has declared a Flex Alert; a voluntary call for businesses and residents to reduce their energy usage in response to falling power reserves.
  • More tips and info can be found at the Flex Alert website.