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.
January 30, 2014
The Glenoaks Post Office closed its doors last month and its two employees were reassigned to nearby branches after more than two years of hand-wringing by residents . The move will reportedly save the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service $740,270 in utility, transportation and maintenance costs over the next decade. The agency also plans to sell the building, located at 1634 N. San Fernando Blvd., which will bring in an additional chunk of revenue, said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Richard Maher.
June 21, 2013
After two years of hand-wringing by residents, the Glenoaks post office in Burbank will be closed and its two employees will be reassigned, the U.S. Postal Service confirmed Friday. The news comes less than two months after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called the potential closure “misguided,” adding that it would “degrade the quality of service and further debilitate an important and historic part of American life.” In a statement issued on Friday, Schiff reiterated those sentiments, adding that, over the long term, “it is a slow death by a thousand cuts.” “Instead, the Postal Service should work with Congress to pursue a larger, more comprehensive approach to its financial health,” he said.