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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

postage stamp

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

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

Mountain View Post Office May Be Named After Fallen Army Officer

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) announced a bill Monday to rename a Mountain View post office after a fallen Mountain View native who was killed while serving in Iraq, the representative’s office said.

09/17/2012

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

Opponents Express Displeasure Over Plans To Sell Post Office Building In Berkeley

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.

09/13/2012

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

Mystery Hazmat Sickens 3 At Vallejo Post Office

Firefighters were at the scene of a hazardous materials incident at a post office in Vallejo Thursday afternoon.

07/12/2012

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

SF Postal Carrier Sentenced For Ramming Attack On Supervisor

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.

05/04/2012

IRS form 1040 (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Tax Day In Bay Area To Bring Out Procrastinators, Protesters

While some Bay Area residents will be scrambling to file their income tax returns by Tuesday’s deadline, others plan to use Tax Day as a time for political protests around the region.

04/16/2012

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)

Union City Couple Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Post Office Of $4.4M

A former United States Postal Service manager pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to committing wire fraud and conspiring to violate federal conflict of interest laws, attorneys said.

04/08/2012

Police and fire department outside the St. James Park post office on N. First St. and W. Market St. in San Jose, March 27, 2012. (CBs)

Mystery Powder At San Jose Post Office Was Herbal Remedy

The St. James Park post office in downtown San Jose was reopened Tuesday after an evacuation prompted by a mystery powder in a package that sickened three employees.

03/27/2012

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