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No Shvitz

YMCA closes several saunas and steam rooms for health and safety reasons.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/no_shvitz_20020719

Hot on the heels of the Jewish Community Center closings, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles announced in late June that it would close the saunas and steam rooms in seven of the eight centers that still had them. (The Hollywood-Wilshire Y will leave its sauna open on a 90-day trial basis with increased monitoring.) The announcement sparked anger and protest from YMCA members who have used the facilities for years.

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