It hasn't been a good year, or three, for the U.S. Postal Service. Some of us thought they were done for, considering they experiences a whopping $16 billion dollar loss in revenue last year and the looming announcement of possibly ending Saturday delivery. So, what has U.S. Postmaster General P ... More >>
Days may be numbered for the ornate, 99-year-old downtown Berkeley post office. In June, the United States Postal Service announced that the government planned to sell the Allston Way building, as part of its national budget-cutting strategy. More than 200 "consolidations" are scheduled over the nex ... More >>
Ben Gibbard Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 Palace of Fine Arts Better than: Listening to Death Cab records after 1 a.m. as a college kid. It's hard to determine what the Palace of Fine Arts feels most like: late evening at a coffee shop, an MTV Unplugged performance, or some symphonic concert hall (okay, ... More >>
Earlier today, we told you about Save California, that right-wing and totally off-base group in Sacramento that's spending a ton of time and money pleading with parents to keep their kids locked inside on Harvey Milk Day -- May 22.But you know what your children should probably be more afraid of tha ... More >>
The final showdown for bike messengers?As of October 3, 25 civil courtrooms will be closed indefinitely, and all the clerks will have their office hours cut by an hour a day. Two hundred court employees will be getting pink slips.But the compassionate hipster inside of us wants to know: What does ... More >>
It's all about who owned what and when.Lance Armstrong has added two more San Francisco attorneys to his defense team to help ward off possible charges that he was doping while cycling the Tour de France. Additionally, SF Weekly has more details on the 1996-2004 U.S. Postal Service cycling t ... More >>
It's about the EPO.CBS' 60 Minutes shook the sporting world Sunday with extraordinary doping accusations involving the seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. According to Armstrong's former teammate Tyler Hamilton, Armstrong dosed his own teammates post-race with droppers-full of st ... More >>
Look what you've done!! I'm melting, melting. Jeff Novitzky, the USDA investigator famed for pursuing Barry Bonds in the BALCO steroids case, was in Lyon, France this week chasing evidence that cycling star Lance Armstrong doped in violation of multimillion dollar sponsorship agreements with the ... More >>
Yesterday we reported that nearly eight of every 10 tax forms received by the IRS by early April was sent electronically. This put members of the United States Postal Service in the position of another blue-uniformed figure with little to do: The Maytag repairman. With the late-evening Tax Night ... More >>
He can't save you now, tax procrastinator...IRS statistics reveal 80 percent of returns have been e-filed this year. In the good old days, folks who'd left their taxes until on or about April 15 could count on hordes of postal workers swarming the streets to grab the tax forms out of their hands ... More >>
The Smoking GunA few years ago, The Smoking Gun discovered that you could take advantage of custom stamp services and mail your letters affixed with postage depicting the young Unabomber or tyrannical dictators. Now a class action suit in San Francisco district court ponders something more -- are yo ... More >>
You're sued, palIn an extremely fitting move, City Attorney Dennis Herrera last month sent a letter to the local U.S. Attorney's office -- informing them of his threat to sue the post office. His follow-through today came not via post but the more traditional venue of a press conference. Herrera tod ... More >>
Oh, you're getting sued!You don't have to be an FBI profiler to figure out that dumping piles of mail on the floor in the city's SRO hotels -- where many people are receiving assistance checks via the mail -- is nearly tantamount to the postman shouting "Hey, steal this!" as he leaves the building. ... More >>
Your powers are weak, old manAs anticipated, San Francisco's City Operations & Neighborhood Services Committee yesterday approved of a proposed "Do Not Mail" registry that would, in theory, spare city dwellers from the acres of junk mail that clog our post boxes yearly. And, when you look at the ... More >>
Eh, it's a little-known fact that if you lost as much money as the Post Office loses in a day, the coins would fill all the couches in America -- that ever existed. It's true, Normy.Is it possible to miss something you never had? That's a question Elaine Zamora is pondering right about now. Not quit ... More >>
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