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14 Calif. mail facilities could close to cut costs

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service's plan to cut costs could lead to the closure of more than a dozen mail processing facilities employing hundreds of workers in California.

The financially troubled agency announced this week it may close more than 250 mail processing facilities, or more than half of the service's processing centers nationwide.

The Postal Service says the closures, as well as reduced service standards for first-class mail, could save as much as $3 billion annually. They also would affect 35,000 workers.

Fourteen of the facilities are in California, including five in Burlingame, Petaluma, Stockton, Eureka and Redding which together employ more than 1,000 people. In Southern California, the agency is considering closing facilities in Bakersfield, Los Angeles, City of Industry, Long Beach, San Diego, Modesto, Pasadena, San Bernardino and Van Nuys.


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