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January 2, 2002
I'm beginning to believe that Talbert Kanigher and his friends are either being harassed by the Burbank Post Office, are having hallucinations or are being very picky. In our southwest section of Burbank, the neighbors and myself aren't having problems with our postal service. Our street has a charming blond lady named Christy who delivers the mail and tries to correct any difficulties that might arise. Do I get somebody else's mail occasionally?
January 23, 2002
I think that Eden Rosen and Talbert Kanigher should exchange phone numbers so that they can carry on their rantings about the postal service between themselves. This has been ongoing for months. I agree that sometimes the service is less than stellar. Problems can arise with most any matter, and sometimes getting things off one's chest can be beneficial. But to go on and on ad nauseam about every little detail of what happened, who you spoke to, what they said, who heard it, etc., really can be counterproductive.
By Veronica Rocha | February 15, 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.
April 13, 2002
I keep meaning to reply to various letters regarding postal service, selling stuff for our schools, and Charter Communications. Since there never seems to be time, I will try to combine all three subjects into one succinct letter. To all those complaining about our postal service, I suggest you seriously look at yourselves and honestly assess your own flaws. Everyone and every business makes mistakes, government-owned or otherwise. Is your service level at your profession perfect?
By Rachel Kane | March 28, 2007
Snuggled up to a palm tree on West Alameda Avenue in Burbank sits a mailbox disguised as a droid. Star Wars-themed mailboxes like the R2-D2 boxes in front of NBC and Warner Bros. studios in Burbank were put out March 16 as a promotion for a 30-year anniversary Star Wars commemorative stamp from the U.S. Postal Service. There are 400 R2-D2 boxes in 200 cities across the nation serving as fully functional mailboxes. But the drop-off box on Alameda isn't being used that much at all, said letter carrier Harold Maxham.
November 16, 2002
Last Tuesday, the day after Veterans Day (a federal holiday) my mail here in Burbank arrived at exactly 7:21 p.m. It was delivered several hours after dark by two letter carriers -- one carrying a flashlight and the other sorting through the mail looking at addresses. Now let me get this straight -- we give the workers at the post office a day off, then they fall woefully behind on receiving, sorting and delivering the mail, and then our mail arrives at a time when some people are getting ready for bed. What's wrong with this picture?
June 2, 2001
It is now 6:20 p.m. and we still have not received our mail. This is a common occurrence and no one in the postal service seems to care. I have called the post office numerous times and complained, but it falls on deaf ears. We have a tendency to get other people's mail or our neighbors get our mail. I don't see why we spent so much money to update the Burbank post office, when it doesn't deserve it. Sometimes we don't even get our mail and the next day it says "dogs" on the front piece of mail.
By Christopher Cadelago | September 2, 2009
BURBANK — Despite thousands of signatures culled from neighborhood residents and business owners, the U.S. Postal Service is moving ahead with plans to shutter the Magnolia Park Post Office and studying whether to close the Glenoaks Station Post Office, officials said. While a final decision has yet to be made public, the Magnolia Park office at 3810 W. Magnolia Blvd. is expected to close its doors at the end of the year and move about 1.5 miles to 2140 N. Hollywood Way. The fate of Glenoaks Station Post Office at 1634 N. San Fernando Blvd.
August 30, 2003
SCOTT Frances Lilly of Glendale and Beecher Scott of Sherman Oaks were married at Burbank First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Stamper officiated. The bride, in a beaded pink gown, was escorted down the aisle by her grown children, Charles Lilly of Burbank and Sharon Lilly of Los Angeles. Catherine Davis-Cox and Philip McNiven sang "Always," and "Indian Love Call," during the wedding ceremony. The ushers were Scott's grown sons, Roy Scott of Canyon Country and Wayne Scott of Sherman Oaks.
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