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October 15, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach, had a post office named after him Saturday, his 96th birthday. Wooden's name was attached to the Reseda post office, and the UCLA cheerleaders were on hand for the morning event, as was the school's alumni band, which played "Happy Birthday." Wooden, wearing a bolo tie and blue suit, said he was humbled by the honor, which was secured by Rep. Brad Sherman (D- Los Angeles).
November 22, 1991 | Reuters
Hundreds of uniformed postal workers joined in a memorial service Thursday with police, neighbors and the families of four people who were killed last week in a shooting rampage by a fired letter carrier. The memorial service at the Shrine of the Little Flower church was held one week to the day after Thomas McIlvane, 31, returned to the Royal Oak post office where he had worked and killed three people before shooting himself in the head.
May 17, 1990
City officials are considering building low- and moderate-income housing atop a proposed post office in downtown Pomona. The city last year budgeted $2.5 million to acquire four acres of land to donate to the Postal Service, which would build a new facility on the site to replace its crowded facility at 580 W. Monterey Ave. City officials are exploring the idea of buying the land with federal housing funds, then building housing above the post office, City Administrator Julio Fuentes said.
February 14, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Postal Service, which ended half a century of banking in 1966, will soon begin providing automated teller machines in post office lobbies. Assistant Postmaster General Gordon C. Morison will explain the plan to a convention of community bankers this weekend, postal officials said. The program has been tested in Seattle since November, 1988. The plan calls for local banks across the country to locate the cash-dispensing machines in post office lobbies.
December 15, 1991 | Associated Press
The post office is bracing for an avalanche on Monday, the day it expects the biggest mail volume of the year. The Monday before Christmas week is traditionally the agency's busiest day. Officials expect to cancel 234 million cards and letters that day. The agency expects to handle a total of 3.1 billion cards and letters by the end of the holidays.
October 29, 1987
The U.S. Post Office on South Clarkdale Avenue in Norwalk will fully reopen next week--if it gets a delivery. The Oct. 1 earthquake caused an estimated $40,000 in damage to the building, breaking and bending windows, weakening a central support pillar and ripping out sections of the ceiling. To make way for repairs, postal workers moved their operations into large tents in the parking lot for three weeks.
August 13, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
After weeks of listening to complaints from citizens, city officials have agreed to restore 10 parking spaces that were removed from in front of the Van Nuys Civic Center post office for security reasons, City Councilman Marvin Braude said Monday.
Law enforcement officials are searching for a man who dropped off a package covered with threatening messages at the Lancaster post office Monday, causing a seven-hour evacuation. The shoe box-sized parcel was left in a 24-hour lobby. On the package were drawings of two tall buildings exploding, and a poem: "Roses are red, violets are blue/soon God's wrath/will be upon you," Postal Inspector Pamela Prince said.
May 22, 1993 | BRENDA DAY
Several Ventura County post office branches are scheduled to stay open longer effective Saturday in response to customer requests for more-convenient hours, postal service officials said. The new hours will affect only the largest post offices in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Ventura, Camarillo and Oxnard, where the new hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, postal officials said.
January 11, 2004 | From Reuters
Deposed President Saddam Hussein's image was erased from another segment of Iraqi life Saturday as new postage stamps were unveiled at the main post office in the capital. Officials said members of the Iraqi Governing Council chose the new designs, which follow a theme of ancient transport, depicting horse-drawn carriages, camel trains and boats. The five new designs will go on sale this week, ending almost 25 years in which almost every stamp depicted Hussein.
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