When in doubt, call or confirm before leaving home.
Banks: New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, SIFMA (Bond Market) will be closed Jan. 2. There is no standard rule for banks in our area, some of which may close starting at noon on Dec. 31. All will be closed Jan. 2.
Government: City, county, federal and state offices, and superior courts will be closed Jan. 2. The Department of Motor Vehicles also will be closed Jan. 2.
Libraries: All County of Los Angeles libraries are closed by 5 p.m. Dec. 31 and reopening Jan. 2. All Pasadena Public Libraries close by 1 p.m. Dec. 31 and reopen Jan. 3. Some branches close earlier. Many local libraries will also be closed Dec. 31, reopening Jan. 3.
Mail: The U.S. Post Offices will close at noon Dec. 31 and reopen for Tuesday, Jan. 3. There will be no mail delivery on Jan. 2. www.usps.com
Schools: Reopening days vary greatly this year. Contact your student’s particular school if uncertain.
Stores: Most Albertson’s, Bristol Farms, Ralphs, Stater Bros., Von’s and Whole Foods (which opens at 11 a.m.) grocery stores are open Jan. 1, however Trader Joe’s is closed. Costco closes at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve and will be closed Jan. 1, Sam’s Clubs are closed Jan. 1, and Target and Walmart are open both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Most Walgreens and CVS stores are open from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 1.
Transit: Foothill Transit and Metrolink will be on holiday schedules. The customer hotline for Foothill Transit is 1-800-RIDE-INFO….
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