March 14, 2009
If Burbank, like the rest of America, is learning anything amid the economic downturn, it’s how to do without things it always held dear. Witness the case of the two post offices that may be closing in town by the end of the year. Just weeks after the United States Postal Service announced plans to close the Magnolia Park Post Office, spurring outrage among area residents and at least one petition drive, officials said they were also considering shuttering the Glenoaks Station Post Office on San Fernando Boulevard to cut costs.
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.
September 8, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A 55-year-old Burbank man has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he shot and killed his 34-year-old nephew, officials said. Phillip Norman Perry pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Burbank Superior Court to one count of murder, said Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. Perry, a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier in Burbank, was arrested and charged with the alleged shooting death of his nephew, Phillip Andrew Perry, who suffered six shots to the head, chest and legs after an argument over the younger Perry's moving into his uncle's home in the 2200 block of North Keystone Street, police said.
April 6, 2005
Direct mail focus of lecture The United States Postal Service is having a seminar on direct mail and building and maintaining customer relationships. The seminar will be at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Burbank Hilton at 2500 Hollywood Way. "Advertising with Mail -- Made Easy" will show businesspeople how they can create successful direct-mail programs. The seminar will explain how to design a campaign, use the Internet to build a campaign, obtain mail lists, understand printing and lettershop operations and proper mail preparation.
May 5, 2008
BURBANK — Postal crates are about to get a little heavier, as a food drive benefiting the Burbank Temporary Aid Center is set for Saturday across the city. The 16th annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign, run by the National Assn. of Letter Carriers, is the nation’s largest single-day food drive and aims to collect more than 30,000 pounds of food for the aid center, officials said. The letter carriers, a branch of the United States Postal Service, ask that residents leave nonperishable food items next to mailboxes before mail is usually delivered.
August 17, 2012
A 47-year-old U.S. postal worker was arrested Friday morning after detectives allegedly observed him purchasing prescription drugs while inside his postal vehicle. Craig Godshall, of Burbank, was parked around 9 a.m. near 600 North Whitnall Highway when Burbank police officers conducting a narcotics investigation saw an alleged sale happening, according to police. Godshall was wearing his uniform and on duty at the time of the incident, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. He allegedly purchased an unknown amount of Vicodin, said Ryburn.
August 22, 2001
Lolita Harper BURBANK -- Although Burbank residents use mail services every day, few people know how their local post office is run. Before mail ends up in one of the thousands of mailboxes that line the streets of Burbank, it has been through a processing plant in Santa Clarita, where most of it is sorted by route and delivered to the local office. Burbank carriers then sort the rest by hand and head out to their routes, said David Mazer, spokesman for the Southern California region of the U.S. Postal Service.
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.
March 11, 2009
BURBANK — The United States Postal Service is studying the possibility of shuttering the Glenoaks Station Post Office at the end of the year and merging its operations with Burbank’s main postal station on Hollywood Way. The news comes less than one month after U.S. Postal Service officials announced plans to close the Magnolia Park Post Office at the end of the year. The decision to possibly halve the number of Burbank post offices, from four to two, is part of a cost-cutting measure, U.S. Postal Service spokesman Richard Maher said.