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Los Angeles extends hours of cooling centers due to heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles is extending the hours of a dozen cooling centers around the city due to the West's increasing heat wave.

Mayor Eric Garcetti's office says the centers where people without air conditioning can seek relief will operate until 10 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A regional heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service will be in effect from 11 a.m. Tuesday to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Temperatures in the San Fernando Valley will surpass the century mark during the period.

The operators of California's power grid have also issued a "Flex Alert" that calls for electricity conservation both days, urging residents to shift demand to after 9 p.m.