California Government Code Section 6700 lists the following days as "holidays in this state":
Although Columbus Day is on the list of statutory holidays, California executive branch offices will be open today. Government Code Section 19853 provides that state employees are entitled to the following holidays:
The above list may be subject to conflicting provisions in a memorandum of understanding entered into with recognized state employee organizations.
The California state courts are closed for most business today, however. Section 135 of the Code of Civil Procedure provides:
"Every full day designated as a holiday by Section 6700 of the Government Code, including that Thursday of November declared by the President to be Thanksgiving Day, is a judicial holiday, except September 9, known as “Admission Day,” the fourth Friday in September, known as “Native American Day,” and any other day appointed by the President, but not by the Governor, for a public fast, thanksgiving, or holiday. If a judicial holiday falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, the Judicial Council may designate an alternative day for observance of the holiday. Every Saturday and the day after Thanksgiving Day is a judicial holiday. Officers and employees of the courts shall observe only the judicial holidays established pursuant to this section."