Hot temps means doors open on Kern County Cooling Centers. Forecast temperatures of 105 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday means cooling centers will open for the first time this year around Kern County. Community and senior centers are used to provide cooling in the Valley. Temps of 95 degrees prompts mountain centers to open and 108 opens the doors in the high desert communities like California City and Ridgecrest. Aging and Adult Services for the county say all are welcome and the centers are open from 1:00 PM until 8:00.

The centers are located at:

Arvin Senior Center, 800 Walnut Dr.

East Bakersfield Veterans Hall, 2101 Ridge Road

East Niles Senior Center, 6601 Niles St.

The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21st St., Bakersfield

Buttonwillow Rec & Parks, 133 E. 1st St.

Taft Veterans Hall, 209 E. Kern St.

Wasco Veterans Hall, 1202 Poplar Ave

Walker Senior Center, 550 Sunset Ave, Shafter

Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Rd. (95 degrees)

Frazier Park Rec Building, 3601 Park Dr, (95 degrees)