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San Diego Observes Cesar Chavez Day

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    San Diego Observes Cesar Chavez Day
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    American labor leader and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Cesar Chavez speaks at a rally in Coachella, Calif. in 1977.

    Tuesday was Cesar Chavez Day and San Diego was among the cities observing the holiday in honor of the labor leader and civil rights activist.

    The City closed all administrative offices for the holiday. Local closures also included City recreation centers, public pools and all libraries. City officials said police and fire emergency crews would not be impacted by the holiday.

    Parking meters, time restrictions on parking on streets and yellow zones will not be enforced during the holiday, but red, white and blue zones are still enforced every day, according to city officials.

    Chavez was born on March 31, 1927. He died in 1993 at age 66. Today, his birthday is celebrated as an official state holiday in California, Texas and Colorado.

    Locally, the University of California San Diego is hosting a series of 2015 Cesar Chavez events. The San Diego County & Imperial Councils is partnering with the Interfaith Center for Worker Justice for a pop-up memorial Tuesday afternoon at UFCW Local 135 on Camino Del Rio South.