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Government closures, hours for Fourth of July weekend

Palo Alto garbage collection is following normal schedule on July 4

Here is a list of local and regional service closures and changes for Independence Day weekend.

City services

• City of Palo Alto offices — closed

• Development Services Center — closed

• Garbage pickup — All collection services will remain the same for July 4. However, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Station will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4.

• Library — All branches will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4.

• Parks — open

• Police, fire — Active patrols and response teams are operational; records and administrative services are closed.

• Utilities — Office is closed; call for emergency services.

Transportation

• Caltrain — Service will operate on the Sunday schedule. Extra service will be offered for Independence Day fireworks in San Francisco. Go to caltrain.com for more information.

• SamTrans — Service will operate on the Saturday schedule. Go to samtrans.com for more information.

• Stanford Marguerite — Limited service. The only routes operating on Friday, July 3, will be Line EB, Line HD, Medical Center, Medical Center: Holiday, Shopping Express: Special, and Line W. On Saturday, July 4, Shopping Express: Special will be in service. Go to transportation.stanford.edu for more information.

• VTA — Buses operate on the Sunday schedule. Go to vta.org for more information.

Federal, state offices

• All offices are closed

• U.S. Postal Service — All Palo Alto offices will be closed.

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10 people like this
Posted by GInny K
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:32 am

When the article says

"• City of Palo Alto offices — closed
• Development Services Center — closed"

Do they mean Friday, July 3? Isn't clear.


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Posted by chris
a resident of University South
on Jul 1, 2015 at 2:38 pm

This article is very sloppily written.
I can tell you that the post office will be open July 3.

City office - who knows? How often do they work on Friday anyway?
Caltrain will run a normal Friday schedule if there is not a fatality.
Note that Stanford Marguerite will have very limited service on Friday.


1 person likes this
Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jul 1, 2015 at 4:57 pm

@chris -- Caltrain seems to have more equipment breakdowns than other issues.


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Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Mountain View
on Jul 2, 2015 at 12:34 pm

@chris:

Looking at the City of Palo Alto website, it appears that the city's administrative offices are closed every other Friday, and July 3rd falls on the normally scheduled closure.

The City of Mountain View's offices are also closed on the 3rd, even though they are usually open on Fridays.


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