SACRAMENTO (2/9/09)--California's Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has started following the governor's budgetary mandate and will close offices on the first and third Friday of each month until further notice. The closures began Friday Feb. 6. DFI said it will close offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. The closures include the DFI Consumer Services Office, said the department in its January Monthly Bulletin. All offices will reopen the following Mondays at regular business hours. The closures are part of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Executive Order S-16-08, which mandates days off for about 200l000 employees in response to California's fiscal crisis. The state has a $42 billion budget gap.