Beat the Heat and Be Sun Safe

Beat the Heat


During heat spells, making simple changes in your daily activities and staying cool can help you remain safe and healthy. 

Here are a few ways to Beat the Heat:

  • Drink cool, non-alcoholic beverages often. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink.
  • Stay indoors and, if possible, spend time in air-conditioned locations such as shopping malls, public libraries, or public health sponsored cooling shelters. For a list of cooling centers, please visit the Public Health website at, or call the LA County Information line at 2-1-1 from any landline or cell phone within the county.
  • Avoid unnecessary exertion.
  • If you experience dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst you need to relax in a cooler, shaded place and drink water or a sports drink.
  • More severe symptoms (such as disorientation, pale and clammy skin, a rapid and weak pulse, and/or fast and shallow breathing) may indicate heat exhaustion or impending heat stroke.  Seek immediate medical attention. 

If you must be outdoors:

  • Try to limit your activity to  morning and evening hours when the temperature is cooler.
  • Cut down on exercise.
  • Try and rest often in shady areas.
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and using sunscreen.
  • Wear light-weight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.

Although any one can suffer from heat-related illnesses, the following groups are at greater risk:

  • people aged 65 or older
  • infants and young children
  • people with chronic medical conditions.

NEVER leave a senior, child or pet in a closed car or any vehicle since temperatures can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.

If you know seniors who live alone or people whose immune and/or respiratory systems are not working properly, check on them regularly to make sure they are staying cool.

The Beverly Hills Public Library will be open during normal business hours to for those looking to cool off during periods of extended heat. BHPL hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
  • Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Additionally, Roxbury Park Community Center will be open to the public looking to escape the heat. Hour of operation are as follows:

  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Los Angeles County has predesignated cooling centers in the event of high temperatures. The closest County cooling centers to the City of Beverly Hills can be found at the following locations:

West Hollywood Public Library

(310) 652-5340

625 Nl. San Vicente Blvd


Mon – Thur

Fri - Sat


11 am – 7 pm

10 am – 6 pm

1 pm - 5 pm

Culver City Senior Center

(310) 253-6700

4095 Overland Ave.


Mon -Fri


9 am – 5 pm

12 pm – 4 pm


A full list of County cooling centers can be found here.


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  • City of Beverly Hills
  • 455 North Rexford Dr
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • (310) 285-1000
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-5:30PM
  • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
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