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Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Events, Closures, Schedules

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Events

There were many  Bay Area observances of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. There were also a number of community service projects planned. For a listing of those, visit mlkday.gov.

San Francisco

“Sustaining the Dream” at Yerba Buena Gardens, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Events include a march at 11 a.m. that starts at Fourth and Townsend streets, free entrance to the Museum of the African Diaspora and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and the performance “King in Five Vignettes” at 12:15 p.m. at Novellus Theater. For more information, visit http://www.norcalmlk.org/2011.

Oakland

The Dream Lives On: Multicultural Peace Celebration & Rally, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts will give the keynote address and Mayor Jean Quan will also speak at the ILWU union hall, 99 Hegenberger Road. Admission is free. For more information call (510) 798-5535.

Holiday Closures & Schedules

Government offices closed

Federal, State courts and offices – closed

City and county offices – closed

Banks, savings institutions – closed

Post Offices – closed, no mail delivery

Stores – mostly open

Public transit –

BART — Saturday schedule for BART; no parking fees. Regular weekday, non-school schedule for Muni.

Golden Gate Transit – Regular service for buses, holiday schedule for ferries.

SamTrans – Regular weekday service.

CalTrain – Regular weekday service.

AC Transit – Sunday Schedule

San Francisco parking –  Regular meter enforcement. Commuter tow-away zones, residential parking and weekday street sweeping not enforced.

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