Cooling Centers Open as Scorching Heat Settles In Across Bay Area

As cyclists were warned not to get too dehydrated on Tuesday during the Amgen Tour from San Jose to Mt. Diablo, swimmers hit the pool in Walnut Creek and cooling centers opened their doors to hot residents all over the Bay Area.

With temperatures expected to reach the low 90s in parts of the Bay Area and possible more than 100 degrees inland, customers were already lined up at Richert's Ace Hardware in Pleasanton, poised to buy fans to keep them cool.

Store clerk Jackie McKeown wasn't just selling the fans - she bought one, too.

"I don't have air conditioning," she said., adding that she put her new fan "right by my pillow."

A third consecutive Spare the Air alert was issued in the Bay Area for Wednesday, air quality officials said Tuesday.

Tuesday was hot all over the state.

In Southern California, temperatures were expected to rise above the infamously hot Death Valley.

Typical high temperatures this time of year in the Bay Area usually hover about 64 degrees, and the record high was 82 degrees in 1972. Temperatures are supposed to be even hotter on Wednesday.

Here is a partial list of Bay Area Cooling Centers:


Atherton - City Library
2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane
Atherton, CA
(650) 328-2422

Red Morton Community Center
1120 Roosevelt Parkway
Redwood City, CA
(650) 780-7250

North Fair Oaks Senior Center
2600 Middlefield
Redwood City, CA
(650) 780-7253

Redwood City Public Library - Main Branch
1044 Middlefield
Redwood City, CA
(650) 780-7250

The Sequoias
501 Portola Road
Portola Valley
(650) 851-1501

Belmont Senior & Community Center
20 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA
(650) 595-7441

Millbrae Recreation Center
477 Lincoln Circle
Millbrae, CA
(650) 259-2360

Serramonte Shopping Center
3 Serramonte Center
Daly City, CA
(650) 301-3360

San Bruno Senior Center
1555 Crystal Springs Road
San Bruno, CA
(650) 616-7150

Magnolia Senior Center
600 Grand Avenue
South San Francisco
(650) 829-3820


Cecil White Center/Montgomery Street Inn
Open 7 days a week 8am-7pm
58 North Montgomery Street, San Jose
PH: 408-271-5160

Georgia Travis Center
Open M-F from 8:30am to 4:30pm
297 Commercial Street, San Jose
PH: 408-453-3124

Elsa Segovia Center
Open M-F from 9am to 5pm
795 Willow Road, Bldg., 323D, Menlo Park
PH: 650-853-7066

Opportunity Services Center
Open M-F from 8am to 4pm
33 Encina Ave., Palo Alto
PH: 650-853-8672

Gilroy Senior Center
7371 Hanna St., Gilroy
PH: 408-846-0414

Los Gatos Public Library
100 Villa Avenue, Los Gatos
PH: 408-354-6891

Milpitas Sports Center
1325 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas
PH: 408-586-3225

Centennial Recreation Center
171 W. Edmundson Ave., Morgan Hill
PH: 408-782-2128

Community and Cultural Center
17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill
PH: 408-782-0008

Mountain View Senior Center
255 Escuale Avenue, Mountain View

Almaden Community Center
6445 Camden Avenue, San Jose
PH: 408-268-1133

Camden Community Center
3369 Union Avenue, San Jose
PH: 408-559-8553

Gardner Community Center
520 W. Virginia Street, San Jose
PH: 408-277-4761

Hank Lopez Community Center
1694 Adrian Way, San Jose
PH: 408-251-2850

Evergreen Community Center
4860 San Felipe Road, San Jose
PH: 408-270-2220

Southside Community Center
5585 Cottle Road, San Jose
PH: 408-629-3336

George Shirakawa Community Center
2072 Lucretia Avenue, San Jose
PH: 408-277-3317

Berryessa Community Center
3050 Berryessa Road, San Jose
PH: 408-251-6392

Willow Senior Center
2175 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose
PH: 408-448-6400

West San Jose Community Center
3707 Williams Road, San Jose
PH: 408-249-6580

Saratoga Library
13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga

Saratoga Community Center
19655 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga
PH: 408-868-1248

Sunnyvale Community Center
550 E Remington Drive, Sunnyvale
PH: 408-730-7350

Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino Parks and Recreation
Call for hours
10185 North Stelling Rd, Cupertino
PH: 408-777-3110

West Valley Community Services
10104 Vista Dr., Cupertino
PH: 408-255-8033


Mastick Senior Center
1155 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Phone: 510‐747‐7500

North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
Phone: 510‐981‐5190

South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: 510‐981‐5170
West Berkeley Senior Center
1900 6th Street
Berkeley, CA  94710
Kenneth C. Aitken Senior Center
17800 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Phone: 510‐881‐6738

Dublin Senior Center
7600 Amador Valley Blvd.
Dublin, CA 94568
Phone: 1‐925‐556‐4511

Fremont Multi‐Service Senior Ctr.
40086 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: 510‐790‐6600

Hayward Area Senior Center
22325 North 3rd Street
Hayward, CA 94546
Livermore Area Recreation and
Park District
Senior Services Center
4444 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: 1‐925‐373‐5760
Newark Senior Center
7401 Enterprise Drive
Newark, CA 94560
Phone: 510‐742‐4840
East Bay Korean American Senior
Service Center
1723 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510‐763‐0736 (Korean);
510‐763‐1879 (English)
East Oakland Senior Center
9255 Edes Avenue
Oakland, CA 94603
Phone: 510‐615‐5731
Fruitvale‐San Antonio Senior
3301 E. 12th Street, Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94601
Phone: 510‐535‐6123
Antioch Senior Center
415 West 2nd Street,

Ambrose Community Center
3105 Willow Pass Road,
Bay Point

Brentwood Senior Center
730 Third Street,

Concord Senior Center
2727 Parkside Circle,

Veteran's Memorial Hall
400 Hartz Ave.,

Hercules Senior Center
111 Civic Drive

Martinez Senior Center
818 Green Street

Pittsburg Senior Center
300 Presidio Lane,

Pleasant Hill Senior Center
233 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill

Richmond Senior Center
2525 Macdonald Ave.

San Ramon Senior Center
9300 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon

Walnut Creek Senior Club
1375 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek

Pinole Senior Center
2500 Charles Ave.,

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