Selected area post offices will extend their hours--including opening on Sundays--during the holiday season, the U.S. Postal Service announced.
Implementation of the Sunday and holiday hours will begin Saturday to accommodate the increase in mail flow this time of year, officials said.
"We are doing this to make it easier for everyone," said Terri Bouffiou, a spokeswoman for the Postal Service.
From Saturday through Dec. 21, post office hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
From Dec. 22-24, hours will run from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"We've implemented holiday hours and opened on Sunday in the past four years in Ventura and the Valley," Bouffiou said. "It's been very popular with our customers."
For the Record
Los Angeles Times Friday December 12, 1997 Valley Edition Metro Part B Page 3 Zones Desk 2 inches; 65 words Type of Material: Correction
Postal hours--Some of the seasonal post office hours listed in Wednesday's Times were incorrect. Except for the Van Nuys Main Post Office, the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 24. The Van Nuys Main Post Office will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 19, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 20, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 21, and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 22-24.
Valley post offices keeping the holiday hours are:
* Canoga Park, 8201 Canoga Ave.
* Encino, 5805 White Oak Ave.
* North Hollywood-Studio City, 3950 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
* Northridge, 9534 Reseda Blvd.
* Sherman Oaks, 14900 Magnolia Blvd.
* Van Nuys, 15701 Sherman Way.
* West Hills, 23055 Sherman Way.
* Woodland Hills, 22121 Clarendon St.
Other post offices affected by the holiday hours include the main offices in the following cities:
* Burbank, 2140 N. Hollywood Way.
* Glendale, 313 E. Broadway.
* Santa Clarita, 24355 Creekside Road.
* Santa Clarita-Lyons, 23649-B Lyons Ave.
Beginning Dec. 26, all post offices will return to their normal business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.