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U.S. Postal Service Expected to Close More Than 3,000 Offices

The announcement regarding nationwide shutdowns is expected Tuesday. Patch wants to know what you think!

Can you imagine the Palisades without a post office? Soon, some neighborhoods may have to travel a bit farther to mail their parcels.

The U.S. Postal Service is expected to announce the closing of about 3,653 post offices Tuesday, according to The Wall Street Journal.

USPS officials told reporters that the service is struggling financially. They say more and more people are choosing to pay their bills online and are opting to send emails instead of letters.

USPS also told reporters that the locations to be announced Tuesday will close because they had seen low traffic and sales.

No word on whether the closures will affect any post offices in the Los Angeles area. However, according to The Wall Street Journal, the closures will be in mostly rural areas.

We're asking: Palisadians, when was the last time you visited the post office? Do you use online resources more than the brick and mortar locations?

Krista July 26, 2011 at 03:34 PM
Growing up with the post office on La Cruz, was always an easy place to go. With the PO on Sunset, I would go to Malibu or Santa Monica before I would go to the Palisades, simply because of the lines and madness. No parking, no space, supplies are kept at La Cruz and I have waited 30 minutes in line for someone to have to go to La Cruz to get the stamps I needed. Really?????? I say move it or close it, no difference to me.
stephanie helper July 26, 2011 at 03:48 PM
I agree, it's huge a distraction on Sunset. Once again, it's atoms vs. electrons. I pay my bills online.
Leon Embry July 26, 2011 at 07:35 PM
The post office administration took much too much time to take this first step which should have been obvious to them a long time ago. It's going to take much more than this small step to save the US post office system which is in deep trouble with staggering losses. It's sad to see this happening. My grandmother and mother served as postmaster in the town I grew up in.
barb July 28, 2011 at 09:12 PM
moving the PO from La Cruz to Sunset was a BIG MISTAKE. The postal people are very nice but.... this PO is definately NOT "User Friendly." sincerly, barb davis

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