U.S. Postal Service

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

Bay Area Post Offices Hiring 500 New Workers

The post office is hiring 500 new postal workers in the Bay Area and held its first job fair in 20 years in San Jose to find some of those new recruits.

06/24/2013

The National Postal Forum at Moscone West (CBS)

Cash-Strapped Postal Service Spending $2M On SF Conference

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.

03/18/2013

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

Postal Service Planning To End Saturday Mail Deliveries

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.

02/06/2013

Netflix envelopes (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Netflix Could Gain From Loss Of Saturday Mail Delivery

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.

02/06/2013

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 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)

New San Francisco Postmaster Sworn In, Wants To Innovate In Digital Age

San Francisco’s new postmaster was just sworn in and is already thinking of ways to keep up with the digital age.

07/26/2012

US Postal Service employee outside delivery truck

Service Cuts May Impact Historic South Bay Post Office

The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service wants to reduce the hours at nearly 17,000 locations, including one historic post office in New Almaden.

05/12/2012

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)

Post Offices Throughout Bay Area To Shorten Hours

With less customers sending paper correspondence, post offices throughout the Bay Area are announcing shortened store hours set to take effect next month.

01/13/2012

Santa Claus reads letters coming in from around the world (Oliver Morini/AFP/Getty Images)

Help Needed To Answer Bay Area Letters To Santa

The U.S. Postal Service in San Francisco is calling on the community to help with its Letters to Santa campaign. It’s a program that’s been around for roughly 100 years, with many participants being children from in-need families.

12/12/2011

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)

Proposed Postal Service Cuts May Close Bay Area Mail Facilities

U.S. Postal Service facilities in Burlingame and Petaluma have doubtful futures due to proposed major cuts slated for next year.

12/05/2011

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