(July 12, 2012) -- The Valley's scorching near-record heat is motivating cities all over the region to open cooling centers and swimming pools.
Clovis: Sierra Vista Mall.
Fresno: Frank H. Ball Community Center, Mosqueda Community Center, Pinedale Neighborhood Center, and Ted C. Wills Community Center are open through Friday noon to 8 p.m.
Hanford: Coe Park Hall, 543 S. Douty St., 1-8 Wednesday.
Tulare: Senior Community Center, 201 N. F St., open through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visalia: Visalia Transit Center, 400 E. Oak Ave., open through Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The City of Fresno also offers this advice:
Pacific Gas and Electric is offering a cooling center line to help people locate a cooling center nearby: 1-877-474-3266.