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Dear Friends,

Over the next week, California and the rest of the West Coast will face a historic heatwave that will put pressure on our energy grid.

In order to avoid electricity shortages, California is asking residents to reduce energy usage in order to prevent service interruptions. Therefore, the California ISO issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation, for today extending through Wednesday. 
It is especially important to limit energy usage from 3 pm to 10 pm.

Three things you can do to help prevent power outages during this heatwave are:

1) Pre-cool your home at 72° overnight & in the morning

2) Turn your A/C to 78° or higher from 3-10 pm

3) Avoid major appliance use from 3-10 pm

For more information, please visit

Additionally, the County of San Diego has set up "Cool Zones" to help San Diegans stay cool amid this extreme heat. These zones will be open during the week, but only one of the locations will be opened through the weekend. Hours and locations are listed below:

Alpine Branch Library
1752 Alpine Boulevard
Alpine, 91901
M-F 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Borrego Springs Library
2580 Country Club Road
Borrego Springs, 92004
M-F 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Fallbrook Community Center
341 Heald Lane
Fallbrook, 92028
M-F 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Lakeside Community Center
9841 Vine Street
Lakeside, 92040
M-F 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Potrero Branch Library
24883 Potrero Valley Road
Potrero, 91963
M-F 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Ramona Branch Library
1276 Main Street
Ramona, 92065
M-F 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Santa Ysabel Nature Center
22135 Highway 79
Santa Ysabel, 92070
M-F 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Spring Valley Community Center
8735 Jamacha Boulevard
Spring Valley, 91977
M-F 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Valley Center Branch Library
29200 Cole Grade Road
Valley Center, 92082
M-F 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Riverside County has also set up "Cool Centers" for its residents to escape the heat. A list of these centers can be viewed by clicking here.

Stay safe, and stay cool!

Assemblyman, 71st District