Cooling centers officially open as temperatures creep into triple digits

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The parks and recreation department is opening four cooling center as temperatures are expected to hit triple digits, Sunday. 

The East Bakersfield Veterans Center, Arvin Senior Center, East Niles Senior Center and the Wasco Veterans Hall will open from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. today. 

"Temps that allow us to open the cooling centers are 105 degrees in the San Joaquin/Kern River Valley, 108 degrees n the desert and 95 degrees in the mountains," said Bob Lerued, director of Parks and Recreation. 

Lerued explained that infants and elderly people are more prone to being affected by the heat and should take extra precaution. 

The status of the Cooling Centers for  Sunday, June 8th, and Monday, June 9th, 2014 is:
 
SAN JOAQUIN AND KERN RIVER VALLEY CENTERS
 
Arvin Senior Center, 800 Walnut Drive, Arvin, Sunday OPEN, and Monday OPEN
 
Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo, Buttonwillow, Closed all three days
 
East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road, Bakersfield, Sunday OPEN,, and Monday OPEN
 
East Niles Senior Center, 6601 East Niles Street, Bakersfield, Sunday OPEN, and Monday OPEN
 
Kern River Valley Senior Center/Veterans Building, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, Closed all three days
 
Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street, Taft, Sunday Closed, and Monday OPEN
 
Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue, Shafter,Closed all three days
 
Wasco Veterans Hall, 1202 Poplar Avenue, Wasco, Sunday OPEN, and Monday OPEN
 
MOUNTAIN CENTER(S)
 
Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive, Frazier Park, Closed all three days
 
DESERT CENTERS
 
California City Police Department, 21130 Hacienda Blvd., California City, Closed all three days
 
Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street, Rosamond, Closed all three days
 
Inyokern Senior Center, 1247 Broadway, Inyokern, Sunday Closed, and Monday OPEN
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