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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1987
Los Angeles County postal service officials say that federal budgets cutbacks approved this week have forced the cancellation of about $250 million worth of new construction projects. Among the projects that have been shelved and the estimated savings through cancellation: Van Nuys general mail facility $90 million Alhambra mail facility $61.7 million Beverly Hills main post office $21.3 million Rancho Park-West Los Angeles $12.2 million Palos Verdes main post office $9.
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REAL ESTATE
June 7, 1987
Bunker Hil now has a post office i California Plaza, 300 S. Grand Ave. The station is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2012 | By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times
If there's a place in this immigrant hub where all lives intersect, it's the Little Saigon post office. The regulars, grandmothers and mothers who write letters to loved ones week after week greet one another as if at a reunion. The folks who don't earn enough to even have bank accounts wait next to patrons carrying $2,000 purses. Elders are allowed to go to the head of the line out of respect for their age. And single guys check P.O. boxes as regularly as soccer scores, because they don't get mail at their boardinghouses.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2010 | David Lazarus
A business inadvertently gives you counterfeit money — are you stuck with it? In most cases, yes. But what if that business happens to be a branch of the federal government? Los Angeles resident David Lipin found himself asking this question the other day after he cashed a $1,000 Postal Service money order at a West Hollywood post office. He said the postal worker handed him 10 $20 bills and eight $100 bills. Lipin, 43, said he then stopped at a nearby gas station to fill his tank.
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