USPS seeks new site for La Jolla letter carriers, downplays importance of audit requested by Congress

La Jolla’s postmaster has been viewing rental properties in and around the Village in which to relocate United States Postal Service (USPS) services from its 720 Silver St. facility (off Draper Avenue) — including the complex at the corner of Silverado Street and Fay Avenue where La Jolla Sports Club is located, sources closed to…

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USPS: Amazing delivery – Letter missing complete address still arrives at granny’s house

Every year, millions of mailpieces never make it to their intended destination because the recipient’s addresses are incorrect, illegible or missing. So Granny Upchurch of Chattanooga, TN, was amazed when she received a letter from her 8-year-old granddaughter — even though the little girl didn’t include Upchurch’s city, state, ZIP Code or return address. “Someone…

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US Postal Inspectors Need Help Finding People Targeting Mail Carriers (video)

MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) – The U.S. Post Office is offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest of people who they say are targeting mail carriers. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $15,000 reward. They said, Wednesday, there have been three robberies and one attempted robbery of a carrier in Broward and…

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Letter: Postal Service upping stamp price may be tipping point for consumers

To the Editor: Analysts of consumer behavior refer to it simply as “the O’Neill.” Specifically, the O’Neill Point is the threshold at which a relatively minor increase in the price of a commodity reaches some psychological trigger at which a majority of consumers actively seeks out alternatives. But how exactly did Connecticut’s 84th governor get…

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Ralph Nader visits Berkeley, urges support of historic post office

(July 29, 2014) The movement to preserve Downtown Berkeley’s historic post office has garnered national attention, bolstered by a visit from politician and activist Ralph Nader to the post office Tuesday. Following an announcement in April last year, the U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with plans to sell the building that houses the downtown…

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Editorial: Time to privatize mail service

(July 28, 2014) Congress is once again engaged in a fight over whether the U.S. Postal Service should deliver mail on Saturdays. But all the wrangling just goes to show that this should be a business decision, not a political decision. The Postal Service has been struggling for years with high labor costs and declining…

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