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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2012 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Joel Silver, producer of movie franchises "The Matrix," "Lethal Weapon" and "Sherlock Holmes," has bought the former U.S. post office in Venice and plans to refashion it as the new home of his Silver Pictures. The red-tile-roofed 1939 Works Progress Administration building on Windward Circle has been a beloved fixture in Venice. The interior features a mural painted by Edward Biberman in 1941 with the coastal community's visionary developer Abbot Kinney at its center, surrounded by beachgoers in old-fashioned bathing suits, men in overalls and once-ubiquitous oil derricks.
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NEWS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
WORLD
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.
NEWS
July 30, 1992
By a vote of 223 to 196, the House killed a proposal (H Res 526) for full public disclosure of transcripts that underpin a task force finding of employee misconduct at the House Post Office. These and other files from the largely secret congressional probe are being referred to the Justice Department and the House Ethics Committee.
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