What’s closed for Indigenous Peoples Day or Columbus Day, Oct. 11, in the LA area

 

A mural on San Fernando Road in Pacoima depicts Mutimtu Pakovit, Pakoinga Woman, symbolizing a woman from the Fernandeno Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. Pacoima is one of many sites in the San Fernando Valley area of villages of the original inhabitants of the ancestors of the Fernandeno Tataviam people (tataviam-nsn.us). The mural, made by muralist Levi Ponce and his team of street artists and funded through Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez’ office, was unveiled on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

 

The city and county of Los Angeles now observe, as of 2017, Indigenous Peoples Day in October instead of Columbus Day. The federal government observes Columbus Day.

Government offices – Los Angeles city and county and national – and superior courts and libraries (Los Angeles Public Library, www.lapl.org/holiday-closures; Los Angeles County Public Library, lacounty.gov/government/about-la-county/county-holidays/) are normally closed for Indigenous Peoples Day or Columbus Day holiday. Los Angeles Unified School District schools are open, however (bit.ly/3F7vJYH).

The state of California does not observe Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day as a state holiday (www.sos.ca.gov/state-holidays).

Here is a sampling of other services that may have altered schedules on Oct. 11.

Banks: Most banks are closed. Financial markets are open. Bond markets are closed.

Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver mail or packages and post offices are closed. www.usps.com. 2021 Holidays: bit.ly/3AXdv9P

Transit: Buses and subway services in Los Angeles run on a regular schedule (www.metro.net). Metrolink trains run on a regular schedule (www.metrolinktrains.com).

Trash: Pickup is on a regular schedule in Los Angeles (click on What We Do, then Collection and then, see Holiday Trash Collection here: www.lacitysan.org; 800-773-2489), Burbank (www.burbankca.gov/web/public-works/trash-faqs; 818-238-3800) and Glendale (bit.ly/3D04iyb; bit.ly/3p1In2D; 818-548-3916).

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