Tuesday, April 19, 2011

After 80 Years USPS Halts Regular Sunday Delivery to Loma Linda, California

After nearly 80 years, mail will no longer be delivered to thousands of Loma Linda, Calfiornia residents on Sundays.

According to a KABC report, "Mail delivery had been taking place on Sundays instead of Saturdays for religious reasons. Loma Linda has a large Seventh-Day Adventist population, and Saturday is their Sabbath.

The U.S. Postal Service said it is trying to save the extra money it has to pay carriers to deliver on Sundays. The 15 mail carriers serving Loma Linda's 8,000 homes will make their final Sunday delivery April 17. Saturday delivery starts April 23."

Only Express Mail delivery will now be available on Sundays in the small California city.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:15 AM