Sell-out crowd honors Cesar Chavez

Minority GroupsSocial IssuesCarlos DelgadoSan Diego Padres

The 12th annual Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Breakfastattracted a sell-out crowd to the San Diego Convention Center Monday.

About 1,200 tickets were sold to the event honoring the late civilrights leader, compared to around 1,000 last year, said Carlos Delgado, whohelped organize the event.

The keynote speaker was Alex Montoya, the manager of Latino relationsfor the San Diego Padres, who shared stories about being a triple-amputee.

Also Monday, a post office in Logan Heights was renamed for Chavez, whohelped organize Latino farm workers.

The actual day of Cesar Chavez' birthday is Wednesday, whenadministrative offices for the county of San Diego, city of San Diego and cityof Chula Vista will be closed. State offices, including the Department of MotorVehicles and superior courts, will be closed.

Many recreational facilities will remain open.

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