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  • 'Ticking sound' winds up being a clock, not a bomb, in USPS mailbox

    'Ticking sound' winds up being a clock, not a bomb, in USPS mailbox
    A bomb squad called in to investigate a loud ticking sound emanating from a U.S. Postal Service mailbox in Westlake did not find any explosives Monday, instead finding a more obvious explanation -- a clock. Authorities were called just before 7 a.m....
  • Friendly sales pitch can't hide payday loans' unfriendly rates

    Friendly sales pitch can't hide payday loans' unfriendly rates
    The letter that recently arrived at homes throughout California and other states features a picture of Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky II" training for another shot at greatness. "As you're making your financial comeback," it says, "we want you to know...
  • Snowstorm disrupts USPS mail delivery into this week

    Snowstorm disrupts USPS mail delivery into this week
    Despite the old adage about the conditions in which U.S. Postal Service mail carriers will work, Thursday's snowstorm has disrupted delivery into this week. USPS said in a press release posted to its website last week that some mail service in the...
  • Inspector general questions Postal Service property sales, leases

    Inspector general questions Postal Service property sales, leases
    SAN FRANCISCO — The independent watchdog for the U.S. Postal Service has raised new concerns about an exclusive contract with real estate giant CBRE Group Inc. to handle leases and sales of postal properties nationwide, saying the arrangement...
  • Steve Jobs getting his own postage stamp in 2015

    IPod. IPad. IStamp? Steve Jobs, the late cofounder and chief executive of Apple, is among several pop culture figures who will be featured on U.S. postage stamps over the next few years. The stamp for Jobs, who led Apple during its creation and then...
  • 120,000 bills, letters burn after postal truck crashes in O.C.

    120,000 bills, letters burn after postal truck crashes in O.C.
    Nearly 120,000 letters and bills went up in flames early Tuesday when a pair of big rigs collided along the 57 Freeway in Brea. One was from a U.S. Postal Service facility in Santa Ana, where workers process about 1 million pieces of mail daily,...
  • Star-spangled celebrations planned for anthem's 200th anniversary

    WASHINGTON -- "The Star-Spangled Banner" -- familiar to football games, military functions and Olympic medal ceremonies -- turns 200 this year and the celebrations have already begun. The Smithsonian Institution has unveiled a U.S. Post Office-issued...
  • James B Avery October 6, 1938 - March 5, 2014

    James B Avery  October 6, 1938 - March 5, 2014
    It is with sadness we inform you of the passing of James B Avery, age 75 on March 5, 2014 at 11:55am. He was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to California in 1958. He went to work at the US Post Office in 1960 and retired in 1995. He found...
  • Officials react to complaints of postal delays

    Officials react to complaints of postal delays
    — Members of Maryland's congressional delegation, saying constituents have complained of lengthy mail delays, pressed the U.S. Postal Service on Friday to resume regular delivery — even as the agency reported it was not aware of any...
  • Mail delivery back on track after weather delays, officials say

    Mail delivery back on track after weather delays, officials say
    A dose of polar cold kept some Chicago-area letter carriers from completing their appointed rounds last week, but the mail was back on schedule this week, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman said. Heavy snows followed by subzero temperatures Jan. 6 and 7...
  • Larry Speakes dies at 74; served as President Reagan's press secretary

    Larry Speakes, who strained to mediate between a hungry press corps and a media-distrustful White House during six years as President Reagan's press secretary, has died. He was 74. Speakes died in his sleep Friday at his home in Cleveland, Miss. He...