SAN DIEGO -- Most local and state government offices will be closed Friday in observance of Cesar Chavez Day.
In the city of San Diego, the closures affect libraries, recreation centers and swimming pools.
The Miramar Landfill operate on a normal schedule today, but the recycling office will be closed. City garbage collection will take place as scheduled.
Municipal golf courses will operate on regular hours.
The Mission Trails Visitors Center and Tecolote Nature Center will be closed, but Chollas Lake will be open from 9 a.m. to sunset, according to the city.
Parking meter regulations will not be enforced.
In the county of San Diego, offices, libraries, community centers and animal shelters will be closed. The bingo games scheduled for the Spring Valley Community Center will take place.
Both state and federal courts will be dark, but the mail will be delivered as normal.
Chavez, who co-founder of United Farm Workers 50 years ago, was born on March 31, 1927. He would have been 85 years old.
His partner in the effort to improve the lot of farm workers, Dolores Huerta, will be honored at a breakfast at 7 a.m. Friday at the Jacobs Community Center, 404 Euclid Ave. The event is being put on by the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs.
On Saturday, the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council will hold its fifth annual Cesar Chavez Day March in Barrio Logan. The organizers say about 1,000 union members will take part.
Also on Saturday, the annual Cesar Chavez Festival and Celebration will take place at nearby Chicano park, with music, food and an educational program.