Community Notebook: What's open, what's closed on Labor Day?

Government closures, heightened highway enforcement on Monday

Here's a list of local and regional agencies that will be offering normal or limited services in Palo Alto on Labor Day -- Monday, Sept. 3.

City services

City of Palo Alto offices: Most administrative offices and facilities will be closed. They will reopen on Tuesday.

Garbage pickup: All collection services will remain the same for Labor Day and the rest of the week.

Library: All branches will be closed. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday.

Parks: Open from sunrise to sunset, but the office will be closed to reservations.

Police: Front desk and archives will be closed, but response teams will operate as normal.

Fire: Administrative offices will be closed, but additional response teams will be available.

Utilities Office: Closed. Anyone in need of assistance can call communications at 650-329-2479 or visit the department's website.

Palo Alto Unified School District administration and schools: Closed.

Federal, state offices: All offices are closed.

U.S. Postal Service: No mail deliveries. All Palo Alto offices will be closed.


Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority: Service will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule. Visit for more information.

Palo Alto Shuttle: No service on either the Crosstown or Embarcadero shuttles.

Caltrain: Service will operate on a Sunday schedule. Visit or call 800-660-4287 for more information.

SamTrans: Service will operate on a Sunday schedule. Passengers should be aware that a Sunday schedule is less frequent than the weekday schedule and does not include routes that specifically serve schools. Passengers should consult the timetables of their regular bus lines to get information on Sunday scheduling. Visit or call 800-660-4287 for more details.

Stanford Marguerite: Limited service. The only routes operating will be Line HD, Medical Center, Medical Center: Holiday and Shopping Express: Special. For updates, visit

California Highway Patrol: All available CHP officers and drug recognition experts will be on patrol watching for impaired drivers and assisting motorists in need during the Labor Day Maximum Enforcement Period from Aug. 31 at 6:01 p.m. to Sept. 3 at 11:59 p.m. The CHP encourages the public to report potential impaired drivers to 911; callers should be prepared to provide a description of the vehicle, the license plate number, location and direction of travel. For more information,


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