Community Notebook: What's closed and how to get around on Memorial Day

Many public transit agencies to run on a Sunday schedule

With Memorial Day quickly approaching, we've compiled a list of public city agencies and services that will be operating normally or with limited services this Monday, May 27, along with a few special events to observe the federal holiday.

City services:

• Palo Alto libraries: All branches will be closed on Monday, May 27.

• City of Palo Alto: All administrative offices will be closed. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

• Garbage pickup: All collection services will remain the same for the week of Memorial Day. Recycling Drop-off Center and the Palo Alto Landfill will be closed.

• Police, fire: Active patrols and response teams will be operational.

• Public Works Department: Public Works will remain on call. Its central dispatch number is 650-329-2413.


• Caltrain: Caltrain will operate on the holiday schedule on Monday, May 27. For the holiday service timetable, go to

• Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority: VTA will operate on the Sunday schedule on Monday, May 27. Route schedules can be found at

• SamTrans: SamTrans will operate on the Sunday schedule on Monday, May 27. For schedules and maps, go to

• Stanford Marguerite: Stanford University's Marguerite transportation service will operate on the Shopping Express: Special schedule on Monday, May 27. The Shopping Express: Special runs every two hours. For the route schedule, go to The Line HD, Medical Center and Medical Center: Holiday will all be operating as normal.

Federal, state offices:

• U.S. Postal Service: Postal offices will be closed nationwide on Monday, May 27.

Things to do:

• Memorial Day Service: Alta Mesa is set to host its annual Memorial Day service at Alta Mesa Memorial Park located at 695 Arastradero Road in Palo Alto on Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m. More information about the event is posted at

• Memorial Day Ceremony: The Mountain View Veterans Memorial Committee will hold a ceremony on May 27 at 11 a.m. at Eagle Park located at 650 Franklin St. in Mountain View. The event will feature a color guard, wreath-laying ceremony and guest speakers, including Mayor Lisa Matichak, student John Kostka, Vietnam War veteran Dennis Drennan and Cmdr. Jennifer Free of the U.S. Navy. More information on the event is posted at

Do you want to see your Memorial Day event featured on this list? Send an email with a description of the event to


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