SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Since New Year's Day falls on Saturday, there will be a patchwork of holiday closures in the days ahead, with most city, county and federal offices closed Friday.
With some government services available and others not, officials suggest anyone hoping to do business with a public agency to check first to make sure it is open.
In the city of San Diego, all administrative offices, recreation centers, community pools and libraries will be closed Friday and Saturday.
Offices in most of the other cities will also be closed, except for the city of Vista, where City Hall will be open Friday.
County offices will be closed, and libraries will not be open either Friday or Saturday. County animal shelters in Oceanside, San Diego and Bonita will be closed Friday and open Saturday. Parks will be open.
Some state offices will be open Friday.
Trash collection will not be delayed. However, the Miramar Landfill will be closed on Saturday.
Fire and law enforcement agencies will operate normally.
In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
With thousands of San Diegans expected to celebrate the holiday weekend at the beach, lifeguards are on high alert and a have a few warnings for those headed to the water.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is scheduled to visit local Navy personnel in San Diego and Coronado next week, her office announced Saturday.
A 30-year-old Vista man was arrested for drunk driving and failure to yield Saturday morning after leading Carlsbad police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing into a pole, according to authorities.
A man, possibly armed, and holed up inside a home in the Bay Park community for about four hours Saturday surrendered to police without incident.
Vacationing homeowners were hit by thieves in Mira Mesa, but thanks to a smartphone app, the crooks did not get away with it.
Signs warning people to stay out of the water are once again posted in Imperial Beach after a new spill from Mexico dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage into the Tijuana River - polluting the South Bay.
Two defense contractors were sentenced to prison Friday for conspiring to steal more than $3 million worth of medical equipment from Camp Pendleton that the military had planned to ship overseas to treat injured Marines.