July 9, 2008

San Leandro Opens Cooling Center at Marina Community Center

According to San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Director Carolyn Knudtson, the Cooling Center at the Marina Community Center will be open from 11am to 7pm today, Wednesday, July 9, 2008, to provide residents with a safe, air-conditioned environment.

Water, television, movies, and games will be available for those who take advantage of the cooling center.

Although the activation temperature for the cooling center has been set at 100 degrees Fahrenheit (about 38° Celsius) like other cooling centers in Alameda County, it may be set lower since San Leandro doesn't get as hot as other parts of the Bay Area and most residents do not have air conditioning.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared Wednesday, July 9 a "Spare the Air" day and Pacific Gas & Electric has requested that consumers and businesses reduce their power use over the next few days to reduce the possibility of brownouts and blackouts.

The Marina Community Center Cooling Center is located at 15301 Wicks Blvd. in San Leandro.

Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at July 9, 2008 10:49 AM | TrackBack
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