As temperatures rise in Kern County, several cooling centers have opened their doors. The Frazier Park, Taft and Ridgecrest centers are open throughout the week, while local centers remain closed.
KERN COUNTY, Calif. - As temperatures climb, cooling centers around Kern County are opening their doors.
Centers open Wednesday, August 15:
Delano: Ellington Center, 925 Ellington Street (open Monday-Friday)
Delano: LTV Technology Center, 140 W. 11th Avenue (open every Monday/Wednesday/Friday)
Kern County officials say public libraries in local communities will also serve as cooling centers during their normal business hours.
Officials have a list of other cooling centers that are not open yet, but would open under the following temperatures forecasted the day before by the National Weather Service:
A full list of centers throughout the county:
SAN JOAQUIN AND KERN RIVER VALLEY
Arvin - Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive
Bakersfield - East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road
Bakersfield - East Niles Senior Center, 6601 E. Niles Street
Bakersfield - The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21st Street
Buttonwillow - Buttonwillow Recreation and Park District, 556 Milo Avenue
Lake Isabella - Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Boulevard
Maricopa - Gusher Hall, 271 California Street
Shafter - Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue
Taft - Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street
NOTE: THe City of Delano has elected to operate cooling centers independent of the county. Delano's cooling centers are open from June 1st to August 31st.
Frazier Park - Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive
California City - California City Police Department, 21130 Hacienda Boulevard
California City - Strata Center, 10350 Heather Avenue
Ridgecrest - Kerr-McGee Center, 100 W. California Avenue
Rosamond - Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street -
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