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.”
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.
The United States Post Office is bleeding red ink and likely discontinuing regular Saturday service, but the organization still had the money to fund a $2 million San Francisco conference for 400 executives this week.
Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.
The U.S. Postal Service’s planned shift to five days of home delivery a week instead of six may even make Netflix Inc. slightly more profitable by lowering the costs for sending out its familiar red envelopes with DVDs. That’s because subscribers may be able to watch fewer DVDs for the same monthly price.
A San Francisco Bay area postal worker is facing charges that he stole thousands of pieces of mail to obtain credit cards that he then gave out to friends.
The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to offer same-day package delivery for Internet shoppers.
The U.S. Postal Service’s plan to sell the building housing downtown Berkeley’s main post office is being met by a great deal of opposition.
As the U.S. Postal Service was bracing for its first default on billion dollar loan payments due to the Treasury, Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi placed the blame on inaction by the GOP.
A former letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service was sentenced today to four years in state prison for ramming his former supervisor with a truck near his Albany home seven months after the supervisor fired him.