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L.A. city offices closed for Cesar Chavez Day

March 26, 2012 |  1:30 pm

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The city of Los Angeles closed its offices and libraries Monday in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.

The Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles County Superior Court will close this Friday. The state Department of Motor Vehicles will remain open. Federal offices, including the U.S. Post Office, also will remain open.

In 2000, state legislators and former Gov. Gray Davis established March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day, the first state holiday in the country to honor a Latino or organized labor figure.

Los Angeles County celebrates Chavez's legacy by encouraging residents to volunteer at a library, a homeless shelter or a food bank. The community service week runs through Friday.

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Photo: Cesar Chavez speaking in 1980. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times.

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