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Carlsbad provides cool zones for residents

CARLSBAD — As summer begins to heat up, the city of Carlsbad encourages residents to cool down at one of the city’s Cool Zones, which are free, air-conditioned public gathering places particularly for those with health problems aggravated by heat. In Carlsbad, high temperatures often last well into September and October.
Carlsbad has two “Cool Zone” sites. One is the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane, open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Another site is the Carlsbad senior center, at 799 Pine Ave., open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Carlsbad is committed to providing residents relief from the heat during the hottest daytime hours,” said the city’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator David Harrison. “The city’s Cool Zones help keep residents safe by providing an environment in which to avoid heat-related injuries and stress.”
For more information, call the Carlsbad City Library at (760) 602-2049, or the Carlsbad Senior Center at (760) 602-4650.