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List of Bay Area cooling centers amid heat wave, excessive heat warning


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Temperatures around the Bay Area are expected to be 10 to 20 degrees above normal over Labor Day weekend and counties are responding by opening cooling centers for those seeking relief from the heat.

Contra Costa County

In Contra Costa County, temperatures are expected to reach 110 degrees in some inland areas, and the county is designating dozens of points as cooling centers.

The Contra Costa County Library has 21 branches available as refreshment locations: Antioch, Prewett at Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Clayton, Danville, El Sobrante, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg , Pleasant Hill, San Pablo, Dougherty Station in San Ramon, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley in Walnut Creek.

These branches will be open during normal hours on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and next Tuesday. All departmental agencies are closed on Sundays and Mondays. For times and locations, go to https://bit.ly/3KCp6AV or call (800) 984-4636 for assistance.

The Concord Library is currently closed for roof repairs, but the city is turning part of the Concord Senior Center at 2727 Parkside Circle into a designated cooling center when temperatures exceed 100 degrees.

The senior center will be open during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will welcome people to freshen up in the lobby. Staff will monitor temperatures and may stay open until 7:00 p.m. if temperatures remain above 100 degrees.

The city will also open the senior center to cool people from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday through Monday, when it says temperatures are expected to be highest.

Other cooling sites in the county will include the Brentwood Community Center at 35 Oak St., open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday.

The Oakley Recreation Center at 1250 O’Hara Ave. will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Pittsburgh will offer a chill-out center if the temperature stays 104 degrees or higher at the Pittsburg Senior Center at 300 Presidio Lane. Potential hours of operation are 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and people can call (925) 252-4890 for more information.

Pittsburg also encourages the community to use the Buchanan Swim Center. The pool is located at 4150 Harbor St. and is open weekends from noon to 5 p.m. Call (925) 439-4841 for more information.

Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Department (EHSD) offers the following places to refresh from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays: Brentwood at 151 Sand Creek Road, 40 Douglas Drive in Martinez and 1305 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond.

County officials said other places to cool off include malls, libraries, theaters and restaurants. Older adults and people with certain medical conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and taking certain medications, are more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. Everyone is encouraged to stay indoors and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

For more information about cooling centers in Contra Costa County and how to take safety precautions, visit cchealth.org/heat or call (800) 510-2020 or (925) 229-8434 .

Santa Clara County

Cooling centers are open throughout Santa Clara County from Wednesday, August 31 through Wednesday, September 7, or as long as conditions persist.

Town of Morgan Hill

Centennial Recreation Center

171 W. Edmundson Ave., Morgan Hill

Business hours:

Monday, August 29 to Friday, September 2 from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 3 – Sun. Sept. 4 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City of San Jose

Camden Community Center

3369 Union Avenue, San Jose

Business hours:

Sat. Sept. 3 – Tue. Sept. 6 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Roosevelt Community Center

901 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose

Business hours:

Sat. Sept. 3 – Tue. Sept. 6 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Emma Prusch Regional Park Farm

647 S King Road, San Jose

Business hours:

Sat. Sept. 3 – Tue. Sept. 6 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Town of Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale Library

665 W. Olive Ave, Sunnyvale

Business hours

Sat. Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sun. Sept. 4 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Santa Clara County Library District

Cupertino Library

10800 Torre Ave, Cupertino

Business hours:

Thursday, Sept. 1 – Fri., Sept. 2 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 3 – Sun. Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day – Closed

Tue. Sept. 6 – Wed. Sept. 7 – 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Gilroy Library

350 W. 6th St., Gilroy

Business hours:

Thursday, Sept. 1 – Sat., Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sun. Sept. 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day – Closed

Tue. Sept. 6 – Wed. Sept. 7 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Los Altos Library

13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos

Business hours:

Thursday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 2 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 3 – Sun. Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day – Closed

Tue. Sept. 6 – Wed. Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Library of Milpitas

160 Main St. N., Milpitas

Business hours:

Thursday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fri. Sept. 2 – Sun. Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day – Closed

Tue. Sept. 6 – Wed. Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Morgan Hill Library

660 Main Ave W, Morgan Hill

Business hours:

Thursday, Sept. 1 – Sat., Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sun. Sept. 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day – Closed

Tue., Sept. 6 – Wed., Sept. 7 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saratoga Library

13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga

Business hours:

Thursday, Sept. 1 – Sat., Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sun. Sept. 4 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day – Closed

Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Woodland library

1975 Grant Road, Los Altos

Business hours:

Thu. Sept. 1 – Sun. Sept. 4 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 5, Labor Day – Closed

Tue. Sept. 6 – Wed. Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information (in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese), visit www.PrepareSCC.org/HotWeather.

Solano County

Solano County Libraries will serve as cooling centers. This includes the Fairfield Civic Center Library, the Fairfield Cordelia Library, and the Law Library. However, currently all of these facilities will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday September 5th, but this could change depending on weather conditions.

Fairfield Civic Center Library

1150 Kentucky Street

Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Fairfield Cordelia Library

5050 Business Center Drive

Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Law Library

Hall of Justice, 600 Union Ave.

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday Closed

In addition to Solano County Libraries, you can also research air conditioning in other public places like:

Leisure center for adults (50 years and over)

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Closed 1st and 3rd Fridays.

Allan Witt Park Aquatic Complex

Please contact Parks and Rec at 707.399.1999

Fairfield Community Center

1000 Kentucky Street

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Closed 1st and 3rd Fridays

Nocturne on Tuesday until 9 p.m.

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