January 9, 2010
Magnolia Park business owners and nearby residents are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief today on news that the U.S. Postal Service reached an 11th-hour lease agreement for their branch office there. The Postal Service had been planning on closing the branch at 3810 W. Magnolia Blvd. this week, but that was before it reached an agreement with the landlord that would keep what community members called an office “from the olden days” at the site, if not temporarily.
December 8, 2001
The United States Postal Service wants to send a message to the American people: We are alive and well and continuing to deliver America's mail as we always have through every crisis in this nation's history. Employees of the USPS are also sending a message of hope and courage by going to work every day and processing and delivering the mail that is vital to our economy and to our lives. We are proud of our employees and their dedication to serving the people of America.
May 24, 2003
Molly Shore Neither rain, sleet, snow nor being female could keep former Burbank resident Rosemarie Fernandez from becoming just the second female postmaster in San Francisco's 155-year history. Now, Fernandez has been named by San Francisco's Business Times as one of the top 100 influential women in business in the Bay Area. The John Burroughs High School graduate has been employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years -- the last three as San Francisco postmaster.
July 28, 2001
With reference to Eden Rosen's letter ("The postman never rings twice," July 7), there isn't any easy solution to our postal problems. The postal roots have grown deep into every community, and they almost dare the residents to do something about the postal errors. We, the residents of Burbank, are doing something about it. It's going to take time and patience, but it's worth it. It would be counterproductive for me to indicate what I am doing and the response from those I have contacted.
April 13, 2002
Tim Willert BURBANK -- The postal service knows some people need deadlines for everything in their lives, and filing their federal and state tax returns is no exception. With late filers in mind, post offices in Burbank and Glendale will stay open until midnight Monday, the deadline to postmark returns. "Tax night becomes kind of a crazy night for the all the procrastinators," said Terri Bouffiou, a U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman. "It's like procrastinator holiday."
July 7, 2001
I just wanted to add something to Talbert Kanigher's statement ("Keep records of mail debacles," June 13) that the postmaster generally does not care. I have to add that our elected officials do not care, either. Due to the bad attitudes, lost, damaged and misdirected mail, I sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff and U.S. senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. Congressman Schiff sent my letter to the postal service's consumer relations representative in Washington, D.C. So far, I have not heard from Sen. Boxer.
November 3, 2001
I am writing in defense of the Burbank postal service. We have lived in our home above Glenoaks Boulevard since 1958. We are on a route that we have always heard is a tough one for the delivery person. Within our family of four children, we have a Navy family that has moved in with us at least four times and back out again. We've had sisters move in with us for long periods of time, also. Therefore, our household mail is very complicated. I laughingly tell the postman to just leave any mail with any name that has our house number.