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U.S. Post Office located at 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley CA.  (Wikimedia Commons)

USPS Puts Berkeley’s Landmark Post Office Up For Sale

The U.S. Postal Service put Berkeley’s landmarked main post office on the market on Tuesday despite major objections from city officials and long struggle with community activists.

10/09/2013

Police sketch of suspect in robbery at a Palo Alto post office.

Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In Palo Alto Post Office Robbery

Police released an artist’s rendering Saturday of a suspect in an armed robbery at a Palo Alto post office earlier this week.

08/31/2013

U.S. Post Office located at 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley CA.  (Wikimedia Commons)

Landmark Berkeley Post Office To Remain Open For Now

A proposal to sell a century-old post office, a landmark in downtown Berkeley, has been put on hold and will remain open at least for a few more months.

08/13/2013

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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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Some Bay Area Post Offices Staying Open Late For Last-Minute Tax Returns

A handful of Bay Area post offices will stay open late Monday to allow last minute tax filers to turn in their paperwork.

04/15/2013

A USPS employee sorts mail. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Berkeley Councilman Proposes Email Tax To Fund Postal Service

A Berkeley city councilman has suggested that a tax on email may be wise way to help fund the United States Postal Service, according to the blog Berkeleyside.

03/07/2013

A U.S. Postal Service mailbox. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mail Collection Box Stolen From Alameda Street

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever stole a mailbox from an Alameda street.

01/03/2013

A worker wears a hazmat suit. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pepper Spray Leak Blamed For Hazmat Scare At Oakland Post Office

A hazardous materials scare has shut down a post office in Oakland’s Laurel District Wednesday morning, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman said.

12/19/2012

US Postal Service letter carrier Juan Padilla arranges mail in his truck while on his delivery route in San Francisco.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cash-Strapped U.S. Post Office Tests Same-Day SF Delivery

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service is moving aggressively this holiday season to offer same-day package delivery for Internet shoppers.

11/26/2012

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Price Of Stamps Going Up By A Penny To 46 Cents

The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that it will raise postage rates on Jan. 27, including a 1-cent increase in the cost of first-class mail to 46 cents.

10/12/2012

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