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Mornings With Melissa: Voting By Mail For November Election Starts Monday

Election Day isn’t for another month, but election season starts Monday as ballots are mailed out to millions of voters.

10/06/2014

Julie Scott and Shawn McCourt (Palo Alto Police)

Suspects In Mail Theft Tag-Team Arrested With Bags Of Letters, Packages In Palo Alto

Two people on probation have been arrested after Palo Alto police found bags of U.S. Mail addressed to residences and a business, personal checks stolen from a mailbox and burglary tools.

09/24/2014

US Postal Service employee outside delivery truck

U.S. Postal Service Sets Up Alternate Mail Service In Napa, Vallejo

The U.S. Postal Service has set up alternate locations for mail service in Napa and Vallejo following Sunday’s earthquake.

08/25/2014

Surveillance footage captured this man suspected of stealing a package in front of a Walnut Creek home on August 5, 2014. (Walnut Creek Police Department)

Walnut Creek Police Searching For Man Suspected Of Stealing Package From Doorstep

Police in Walnut Creek are asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of stealing a package from a home’s front doorstep on Tuesday evening.

08/07/2014

A U.S. Postal Service delivery van. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Jose Postal Inspector Arrested, Accused Of Stealing Mail

A San Jose postal inspector has been arrested and charged with stealing and destroying mail, including Playboy magazines, passports and marijuana.

06/27/2014

A U.S. Postal Service customer leaves the Bayview Station on July 26, 2011 in San Francisco. The Bayview Station is one of five in San Francisco that is being reviewed for closure. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Jose Postal Inspector Arrested, Accused Of Stealing & Destroying Mail

A San Jose postal inspector has been arrested and charged with stealing and destroying mail.

06/26/2014

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Campaign 2014 Special Report: Who’s Footing The Bill In Blitz Of Political Ads?

In the days before next Tuesday’s California primary election, voters are being buried in direct mail, and bombarded in radio and television ads, but much of the campaign propaganda isn’t paid for by the candidates themselves.

05/30/2014

Steve Jobs. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Steve Jobs Getting Postage Stamp In U.S. Post Office Tribute

Late Apple founder Steve Jobs is getting his own stamp thanks to a tribute from the U.S. Postal Service. The stamps will be available to put on “snail mail” that the entrepreneur helped reduce the need for in 2015.

02/21/2014

A UPS driver delivers a package in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: UPS Customer Caught Off Guard By ‘Insurance’ Claim Denial

Byron Gee of San Francisco thought he did everything right when he recently shipped two headlights cross-country via UPS. The San Francisco chef re-packaged the headlights in their original boxes and added extra newspaper for cushioning. He made sure there was foam covering the edges of the headlights so they wouldn’t scratch. And when the clerk at his local UPS store asked him if he wanted to pay extra for “insurance,” Gee said “yes.”

06/11/2013

Antioch Police

Shorthanded Antioch Police Ask Mail Carriers, Garbage Collectors To Help Spot Crime

The Bay Area News Group reports that employees of the local trash collector, Republic Services Inc., as well as U.S. Postal Service employees have been given tips on how to act as effective witnesses to crimes. The program, dubbed “We’re Looking Out For You” aims to add some experience eyeballs looking out for the city’s 105,000 residents.

06/10/2013

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