U.S. Postal Service
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in San Francisco Tuesday over whether the U.S. Postal Service is required to deliver mail to tenants in single room occupancy (SRO) hotels. The outcome will impact tens of thousands of low-income tenants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
San Francisco’s new postmaster was just sworn in and is already thinking of ways to keep up with the digital age.
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.
With less customers sending paper correspondence, post offices throughout the Bay Area are announcing shortened store hours set to take effect next month.