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Pleasanton, Dublin offering 'cooling centers' to beat the heat

Temperatures expected to reach triple digits much of week

With late summer temperatures expected to climb into triple digits this week, the cities of Pleasanton and Dublin are making special arrangements for cooling centers where those without home air conditioners can find relief.

Both the Pleasanton Senior Center at 5353 Sunol Blvd. and the Dublin Senior Center at 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. features lounge areas with television, reference computers, books, a lending library, and puzzle tables.

The Pleasanton center is open from noon until 9 p.m. The Dublin center will be open starting at 9 a.m. today, Wednesday, and Thursday with regular hours extended until 8 p.m.

Both facilities are open to the public free of charge.

The public libraries in both cities also offer a respite from the heat.

The Pleasanton library at 400 Old Bernal Avenue is open daily this week from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

The Dublin Public Library at 200 Civic Plaza (adjacent to the Dublin Civic Center and Sports Grounds)is open today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Fridays.

In addition, Pleasanton Paratransit Service will be available to Pleasanton seniors 60 years and older or any ADA resident free of charge. To schedule a ride call the Pleasanton Senior Center at (925) 931-5365. All passengers will be returned to their home by the end of the day.

In Dublin, the Emerald Glen Park and Shannon Park water play areas will be operational Tuesday through Friday this week from 1-6 p.m. if temperatures rise above 90 degrees.

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