October 2, 2009
The impending closure of the Magnolia Park Post Office (“End is near for post office,” Sept. 2) is another example of why the U.S. Postal Service is losing money, not due to a decline in overall business, but because of horrible business decisions. We have to accept that the postal service doesn’t care about the loss of foot traffic to local business in the area. But what the powers that be are apparently failing to see is that they’re going to force a vastly greater number of residents to rely on alternative services, such as FedEx, UPS and e-mail.
January 9, 2010
MAGNOLIA PARK — The Magnolia Park Post Office, which spent a year on the chopping block, got an 11th-hour reprieve Monday when landlord Tim Davis and U.S. Postal Service officials signed a month-to-month agreement. The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday was slated to close the branch at 3810 W. Magnolia Blvd. amid speculation of a lease increase and combine it with Burbank’s main post office on Hollywood Way. But an outpouring of community support and nudging from elected officials prompted a meeting at the postal service’s office of lease and contracts in San Francisco, where the parties brokered the deal.
April 30, 2013
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Tuesday said he would fight any move to close the Glenoaks post office in Burbank to cut costs at the financially-strapped U.S. Postal Service. In a letter to U.S. Postal Service Postmaster Gen. Patrick Donahoe, Schiff urged that the branch - located at 1634 N. San Fernando Blvd. - remain open, calling the strategy of closing locations to ease financial woes "misguided. " While the potential closure of the small office has been discussed for two years, a final determination has yet to be made, said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Richard Maher.
April 21, 2001
The day after the election, the political mail delivery mentioned in Will Rogers' column is perhaps the most timely "wake-up call" that the residents of Burbank could have had. Overall, we have the worst postal service possible. Our mail is delivered to the wrong addresses. It's left on porches instead of our mail slots -- and that includes my tax refund check. There are as many as three carriers delivering in a single district, because the assigned carrier is too slow.
May 4, 2010
MAGNOLIA PARK — U.S. Postal Service officials on Tuesday said they will close the Magnolia Park Post Office on May 21, merging operations with Burbank’s main postal station on Hollywood Way. The 30-day notice to landlord Tim Davis ends the yearlong saga of small-business owners and elected officials trying to keep the branch open. Councilman David Gordon, who lobbied to keep the post office in the well traversed shopping district, said since opening his optometry practice on Hollywood Way 28 years ago, not a week has gone by without several trips to the Magnolia Park Post Office.
December 18, 2004
Rima Shah Pushing 11 boxes, stacked one on top of the other, Steve Sierra waited in line on a recent afternoon to be helped at the Glendale Post Office. Sierra, who trades in autographed memorabilia, said his business picks up rapidly during the holidays and expects to be in the post office every day to mail orders. And since sometimes he makes it in just before the post office closes at 5 p.m., he would appreciate the longer hours. It is to help people like Sierra, and the thousands of others who will be mailing gifts, cards and merchandise during the holiday season, that the main Burbank post office, 2140 N. Hollywood Way, will keep extended hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
February 14, 2009
BURBANK — The Magnolia Park Post Office will close at the end of the year because of a lease increase and be combined with Burbank’s main post office on Hollywood Way, officials said. The Magnolia Park office, at 3810 W. Magnolia Way, will close in December, when the lease is up, then move 1 1/2 miles to 2140 N. Hollywood Way, said Richard Maher, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman. “The lease is far above fair market value,” he said. The post office on Hollywood Way will be remodeled so that it can accommodate the additional staff and P.O. boxes from the Magnolia Park office, Maher said.