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More than 100 post offices in state slated for possible closure

July 26, 2011 |  7:13 pm

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The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday released a list of 3,700 post offices it is considering closing as the federal agency revamps the way it does business.

Of the post offices being studied for closure, more than 100 are in California -- from Honeydew in Northern California to an office at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, according to a Postal Service statement.

The list includes several post offices in Los Angeles, as well as offices in Long Beach, Beverly Hills, South Gate, Bell, Cudahy, La Puente, Inglewood, Compton, San Bernardino, Ontario, Orange, Huntington Beach, Laguna Woods and Santa Barbara, among others.

The Postal Service, funded entirely by revenues from its retail sales, has seen its revenue decline due to the public’s use of the Internet. Thus it is shifting away from traditional offices to smaller shops in supermarkets, drugstores and office supply chains, as well as selling its products online.

The Postal Service has 32,000 postal retail offices and more than 70,000 third-party retailers.

For a complete list of the proposed closures, go to the Postal Service website.

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Photo: An advertisement for Postal Service shipping services at the Bayview Station in San Francisco, one of five in the city on the proposed closure list.

Credit: Getty Images

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