Return to Sender: The historic Santa Monica post office under new ownership

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Last year the Postal Service sold the historic Santa Monica post office to  Skydance Productions, a film production company based out of Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.  A couple of weeks ago, Skydance went to the Landmarks Commission seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness for an eight-foot-high “security”fence around the property.  To justify the fence, the applicant and their legal representative said famous people frequenting the premises would … Read More

USPS appeals PRC ruling on First Class Mail Parcels

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The Postal Service has filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia, challenging the Postal Regulatory Commission’s ruling on the transfer of First Class Mail Parcels from the market-dominant list to the competitive list. Last week, the Postal Service filed a Petition for Review asking the court to review the PRC’s denial of the transfer.  The … Read More

Another post office in Houston earmarked for relocation and disposal

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The Postal Service hasn’t discontinued many post offices over the past couple of years, but it has closed some for emergency suspensions, and it has also relocated several others.  In some cases, the Postal Service relocated from one leased property to another, moving to a smaller space where the rent was cheaper.  In other cases, the Postal Service moved out … Read More

Downtown Palo Alto post office to stay put — for now

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Postal Service officials have nixed plans to move the downtown Palo Alto post office to a building on the corner of Addison Avenue and busy Alma Street, Tom Samra, facilities vice president, said in a letter to Mayor Karen Holman dated Aug. 19.  The letter called the decision "final."  Officials said they were considering various options, including selling the Hamilton building and … Read More

Decision to relocate and sell downtown post office in Provo already a done deal?

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The Postal Service is working behind the scenes on a deal to relocate the post office on 100 South in downtown Provo, Utah, and to sell the building to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. According to a news report in the Daily Herald, on Thursday of this week Postmaster General Megan Brennan visited the downtown post office, and … Read More

Postal Service releases August 2015 financial statement

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The Postal Service has released its financial statement for August 2015.  As usual, there’s some good news, and some not so good. Compared to August 2014, volumes and revenues for First Class, Standard, and Periodicals are all down a few percent, and total volume for market-dominant mail is down 4.3 percent; total market-dominant revenue is down 6.5 percent. On the other … Read More