A former U.S. Postal worker in San Carlos who stole thousands of pieces of mail was sentenced Tuesday to a year in County Jail, three years probation and ordered to enter a drug rehabilitation program, according to prosecutors.
Romeo Maniulit Natan, 39, of San Bruno, stole mail mostly from Devonshire Avenue in San Carlos and gave the credit cards he found inside them to accomplices who made fraudulent purchases, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
Those of us with families in other cities know what it’s like to try to defend the cost of living in San Francisco. My parents live in Alabama, and years ago, I stopped telling them what I pay for an apartment here. And I’ll bet the U.S. Postal Service wishes it had the option of keeping quiet about its San Francisco expenses right about now. Read More
The U.S. Postal Service's plan to close 252 mail processing facilities and cut 28,000 jobs by the end of next year faces big obstacles. Read More
The United States Postal Service (or still the post office to most of us) has been losing money for decades. With competition from email, electronic bill paying, United Parcel Service and FedEx, the need diminishes. Read More
WHAT: The U.S. Postal Service will lose about $9 billion this year due to slumping mail volume, but during the first six months of 2011 it paid idling workers $4.3 million for 170,666 hours of “standby time.”WHY: Longtime labor agreements with the largest postal unions prohibit the Postal Service from laying off or reassigning workers because of broken equipment or periods of low mail volume. Read More
WHO: U.S. Postal Service
WHAT: In a report to Congress, the Postal Service’s inspector general reported 453 arrests stemming from 1,190 investigations of mail tampering. Read More
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First, a number of beloved post offices in San Francisco were threatened with closure due to the U.S. Postal Service’s burgeoning fiscal troubles.Now, the federal agency is considering stopping Saturday delivery in order to make up a projected $7 billion shortfall this year. “It means I won’t get my Netflix on Saturday,” Barry Prioste said laughing as he waited for a friend at a downtown post office Tuesday afternoon. Read More
San Francisco Postmaster Noemi Luna will hold a meeting today to solicit community input about potential service location changes in the Civic Center area.
Luna will be at the Federal Building Postal Station from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to discuss plans to consolidate that location with other post offices nearby, U.S. Postal Services spokesman James Widgel said.
The consolidations are a response to a nationwide drop in postal service revenue and mail volume nationwide. Read More
Portola Auto Service owner and neighborhood resident Paul Giannini has been using the McLaren Station Post Office for 34 years, and he was dismayed to learn that the location may be slated for closure.
Two and a half months after the U.S. Postal Service notified the public that three post offices in The City were being considered for closure, residents have begun campaigning to keep their doors open — or, as Giannini calls it, a "revolt." Read More