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Berkeley mail delivery prompts tidal wave of complaints

Local residents have reported numerous problems in Berkeley with the postal service, particularly in recent weeks. Photo: Sonny Abesamis It’s definitely not just you. Late-night and skipped mail deliveries, suspect delivery “attempts,” slow service and mis-delivered mail: Berkeleyside has received complaints about the U.S. Postal Service from more than 80 Berkeley residents in the past week who […]

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Federal probe launched into dumped Berkeley voter guides, returned election postcards

Scott Wheeler found nearly 100 Alameda County voter guides dumped in a Berkeley recycling bin. Photo: Scott Wheeler Update, Oct. 25: Berkeleyside has requested the investigator’s report related to the ballot guide dumping in Berkeley from Oct. 12. Glenn San Jose, from the inspector general’s office, says it’s not available yet because the investigation is […]

Posted inCommunity, Crime & Safety

Berkeley post office protesters cleared out in early morning raid

Post Office Inspectors cleared protesters from the steps after nearly 17 months. Photo: Lance Knobel Just before 5 a.m. Tuesday, U.S. Post Office inspectors cleared the protester encampment on the steps and on the side of the downtown Berkeley Post Office. Protesters from First They Came for the Homeless and the Berkeley Post Office Defenders […]

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Judge dismisses Berkeley’s bid to stop sale of post office

People opposed to the federal government’s attempt to sell Berkeley’s main post office at 2020 Allston Way are camped out in protest.  Photo: Lance Knobel People opposed to the federal government’s attempt to sell Berkeley’s main post office at 2020 Allston Way are camped out in protest.  Photo: Lance Knobel A U.S. Federal Court judge on April […]