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September 19, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
It's called snail mail because it's slow compared with its electronic competitors - and electrons, unlike humans, work for free. The U.S. Postal Service is in “the midst of a financial disaster” and may need an emergency increase in postage rates to keep operating, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned Thursday.  The agency's plight comes despite a 1-cent rate increase on first-class mail that took effect in January.  A first-class stamp...
August 13, 1992
The post office at 41 Wheeler Ave., damaged in the 1991 Sierra Madre earthquake, will move temporarily to 20 E. Foothill Blvd. while the Wheeler Avenue building is repaired. The post office will be at the new address from Monday through February, 1993. Hours will continue to be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with box access available 24 hours a day. Information: (818) 303-1408.
November 24, 1991
The Barrington Station Post Office in West Los Angeles will get a $1.57-million face lift. Improvements at the station include new counters, scales and calculators and 40 additional parking spaces. The renovations are needed to accommodate an increase in mail volume at the station. The post office will remain open during construction, which is scheduled to be finished by June, 1992.
September 13, 1995 | Associated Press
The Post Office is headed for a profit, its first since 1989. Postmaster General Marvin T. Runyon Jr. said Tuesday that projections indicate the agency will end the fiscal year $1.8 billion in the black. That's $1.6 billion better than expected, Runyon told the postal governing board at its monthly meeting.
September 24, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
Marking another step toward the revitalization of downtown, a groundbreaking ceremony will take place today for a new post office at Broadway and Clementine Street. It will replace the area's 62-year-old post office at 311 Broadway near Anaheim Boulevard. Construction will begin immediately on the 5,600-square-foot post office, with completion targeted for late January, said Lisa Stipkovich, executive director of the city's Redevelopment Agency.
December 20, 1994 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
Despite years of lobbying, the post office here doesn't even have its own ZIP code. But now it has another--and less desirable--claim to fame: It's been robbed three times in the past three months. Postal officials call the number unusual. The most recent robbery occurred Friday when three thieves made off with roughly $13,000, Los Angeles police said. Shortly before 5 p.m.
February 13, 1988
These post offices are still open on Saturdays: Anaheim: Main Office 701 N. Loara 9 a.m. to noon Santa Ana: General Mail Facility 3101 W. Sunflower Ave. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. North Grand Station 2201 N. Grand 9:30 a.m. to noon Westminster: Carrier Annex 15030 Golden West Circle 9:30 a.m. to noon Westminster Mall Station 195 Westminster Mall 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Closed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and all day Wednesday. El Toro: El Toro Office 24552 Raymond Way 10 a.m.
April 11, 1998
The U.S. Postal Service will keep 10 branches in this region open until midnight Wednesday for the collection and postmarking of federal and state income tax returns. Most of the facilities will have uniformed postal employees stationed at the curb to make mailing tax returns convenient for motorists, a postal service spokesman said. Individuals who need to find the closest post office that will be open late Wednesday can call (800) ASK-USPS.
February 13, 1992
By a vote of 254 to 160, the House approved a Democratic request that the Administration Committee probe charges of misconduct at the House post office. The U.S. attorney is conducting a separate criminal investigation of the facility. Charges leveled against thepost office include illegal drug sales, embezzlement and check kiting. The measure (HR 240) was supported by Democrats, who control the Administration Committee and have responsibility for the House post office.
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