Over a hundred people demonstrated in Berkeley yesterday to protest the sale of the city's historic post office. Some are camping out to continue the protest. The protest was widely covered in the news media, including articles on NBC (with videos), CBS, KTVU, Contra Costa Times, and SF Gate.
The local group protesting the sale of the downtown Berkeley post office building says it will continue its fight after United States Postal Service turned down its appeal that it not sell its Renaissance-style building at 2000 Allston Way. And a Berkeley councilman is trying to give USPS pause, if not prevent the sell-off, with a proposal that would limit the building’s use … Read More
Yesterday two of the country’s most significant historic post offices — the 1916 Berkeley post office and the 1935 Bronx GPO — came a step closer to being sold. Mr. Tom Samra, USPS Vice President, Facilities, rendered his final decision on the Berkeley post office. The Postal Service will relocate retail services to a yet-to-be-determined location, and the historic building … Read More