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Dozens of Southland post offices on list for possible closure [Updated]

July 31, 2009 |  7:19 am

Dozens of post offices in Southern California are being eyed for possible closure by the U.S. Postal Service, according to information provided to Congress.

The USPS is considering the closures as a cost-cutting move.

Some local communities would be particularly hard hit if the Post Office decided to close all the branches on the list. Anaheim has four offices on the list, Santa Ana has five, Newport Beach has four, Long Beach has four, Inglewood has four and San Diego has four.

Other local cities that would lose offices if the list is approved include Huntington Beach, Irvine, Redondo Beach, Whittier, Fullerton, Pomona and Orange. (See full list of possible closures here.) [Updated at 7:45 p.m.: No post offices in the city of Los Angeles are on the list.]

The Post Office is considering closing more than 650 facilities nationwide, though officials told the Washington Post the number is expected to be smaller.

Officials are also considering other cost-cutting measures including reducing hours of operation and removing the blue mailboxes from some locations.

-- Shelby Grad