With nine brothers and sisters, Barbara Duty’s parents sometimes needed a little extra help during the holidays.
Duty, now a retired U.S. Postal Service worker, has fond childhood memories of Christmas, though — since her family received help from the Fire Department, neighbors or other organizations.
“I figured if I ever got in a position where I could give back, I would,” Duty said as she sat inside a post office in the Bayview district. 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
A boy by the name of Jurel wants nothing more than a set of Legos for Christmas.
The type of Legos or the amount does not matter to him, just that he gets them. Read More
Many city and government services will be closed on New Year’s Day.
City Hall will observe the holiday by being closed Friday, with several offices likely shutting down early today. If you need to find out whether a specific service or agency is operating today, visit www.sfgov.org.
Also, street-sweeping restrictions and parking meters will not be enforced, with the exception of those meters at the Port of San Francisco. 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