Government offices close to honor César Chávez

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SAN DIEGO — State and local government offices will be closed Thursday for the holiday celebrating the birthday of civil rights leader César E. Chávez.

The nationally known Latino icon’s birthday coincides with labor organization rallies supporting Governor Brown’s proposed $15 minimum wage. Chávez co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with activist Dolores Huerta in the 1970’s that, at it’s height, represented 50,000 UFW farm workers in California and Florida.

San Diego is honoring the popular figure with closures that include administrative offices, libraries, recreation centers and municipal pools. The Mission Trails Regional Park visitors center and Tecolote Nature Park will also be shut down.

Municipal golf courses, Chollas Lake and the Miramar Landfill will be open. Curbside refuse collection will not be delayed.

County of San Diego offices, animal shelters and libraries will also be closed. County-run community and teen centers in Fallbrook, Lakeside and Spring Valley also will not be open.

The government offices will reopen Friday.

Metropolitan Transit System buses and trolleys, and North County Transit District buses, light rail and trains, will operate on a normal weekday schedule.


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