Happy Almost Cesar Chavez Day! Who Gets the Day Off?
Tomorrow is Cesar Chavez Day, eponymously named for the Mexican American farm worker turned labor and civil rights leader. It's an official state holiday in California and in seven other states meaning closures of government buildings and services. Today, Los Angeles city offices and libraries are closed and tomorrow, state offices, the DMV and superior courts, state universities and community colleges will close. Mail delivery, public schools, county and federal offices will all remain in operation both days as well as public transportation, banks and trash services. Unfortunately, not many people know about the holiday. Because LA City Hall is closed today, everyone is calling the 3-1-1 Call Center, which this morning was an easy 10-minute wait to reach an operator. "Everyone is calling us because it's a holiday," explained a rushed operator who had 58 calls on hold.