On the Spectrum: USPS to blame for late papers

Full story: Lake County Record-Bee

Does your Clear Lake Observer-American arrive too late for you to attend events taking place on the date of publication? The blame lies with the U.S. Postal Service .
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“Used to be"Just Wondering"”

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Aug 26, 2009
 
Cynthia,

Perhaps a field trip would be good for you, go to the Clearlake office and see the operation then go to the North Bay sorting facility. The days of hand sorting are long gone, Regional sorting keeps the cost down, although it is hard to tell with twice a year rate hikes.

Do you presort your mailing per USPS guidelines? Once you take a little field trip and see the hundreds of thousands of letters being sorted you might gain some perspective.
Terry

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#2
Aug 26, 2009
 
The Postal Service is a dinosaur on the way out.
Lower Lake Resident

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#3
Aug 26, 2009
 
I have sent two different letters to the Bay area in the past year, and niether of them ever got to thier destination, nor did they ever come back to me, they also had checks in both, I think the Postal workers sit all day and smoke too much Marijuana...
Occupant

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Aug 26, 2009
 
Cynthia, are you new to this country? The mail is sent to the North Bay sorting facility because THAT IS THE SORTING FACILITY. There is no Lake County Sorting Facility. Would you like to open one? It's not terribly easy. But feel free!

The part of this article I am most surprised by is that anyone is upset by getting this paper late.

What, their canaries can't wait an extra day to do their business?

This isn't a newspaper- it's a systematic death machine for trees.

I have been reading small-town news all over the country for many, many years- and this is the most laughably stupid church bulletin I have ever encountered!

You do not 'do' news. You do tripe. When it comes to the real issues, like the incredible amount of money wasted on the most incompetent city council in the history of city councils, you decide it's too risky to report news and instead regurgitate off-the-wire stories from a week ago and religious announcements!

Blame the post office? Classy Cindy, real classy.

Grow a backbone and find out why WE STILL HAVE DIRT ROADS? Find out why 99% of OUR taxes go to "Administrative Costs" and not MAINTENANCE OF OUR PATHETIC INFRASTRUCTURE!!!

You have no business collecting a check for this drivel. The most helpful news I get from this rag are the sale ads for the supermarkets.
Occupant

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Aug 26, 2009
 
To the others: I have mailed birthday cards to family members throughout the Bay Area on the day before their birthdays for the last 35 years, and not one card was ever late. Not a one.

Meanwhile, our roads continue to blow away, becoming more and more impassable- but you all are bitching about a couple of lost letters- in a pool of BILLIONS of letters??

Focus on what's real people!!

“Used to be"Just Wondering"”

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Aug 27, 2009
 
edi wrote:
One writer is right about drivel - you rant but you didn't do ten min. of research !
Right out of the R-B reporters guide

1- Reprint press releases
2- Rant about anything except local news
3- Do not step on any toes
4- Research! We don't need no stinking research!
5- Bars are a great source of local news
6- When in doubt print it anyway (see #4)
7- The public loves drivel, keep the words simple
8- Never update a story, it would give the wrong impresion
9- Fluff is good, hard news bad
10- We don't need no stinking journalism degrees
Occupant

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Aug 27, 2009
 
edi wrote:
One writer is right about drivel - you rant but you didn't do ten min. of research !
Research? With regards to what?
The Postal Service? 35 years of daily use both as a business and privately does in fact make me qualified to have an opinion.

In addition, 30 years of watching the City of Clearlake
continue to do the least they can to maintain our city, to the detriment of the citizens allows me to have an opinion on that subject.

Finally, notice how I qualify my comments? See how they have a point? You should try that sometime. Having a point is a wonderful thing!
Occupant

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Aug 27, 2009
 
Or were you speaking to original author? If so, sorry.
It originally appeared your comment was a response to mine.
Donna Christopher

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Aug 27, 2009
 
To bad you can't take the papers to be delivered to the respective communities post offices and 'mail' them thru the local mail slots all PO's have. The RB has delivery routes - would I be safe in assuming so does the Observer? Get home delivery if time is of the essence. Or make use of the newspapers stands. Our post office has several news racks right outside the door.

I know, no where darn near as amusing as kicking around how gubmint don't work.

“Used to be"Just Wondering"”

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Aug 27, 2009
 
Getting too hot Gary? Looks like several posts have been removed.

“Used to be"Just Wondering"”

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Aug 27, 2009
 
oops sorry, seems they are back now, never mind
Occupant

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Aug 27, 2009
 
Donna Christopher wrote:
To bad you can't take the papers to be delivered to the respective communities post offices and 'mail' them thru the local mail slots all PO's have. The RB has delivery routes - would I be safe in assuming so does the Observer? Get home delivery if time is of the essence. Or make use of the newspapers stands. Our post office has several news racks right outside the door.
I know, no where darn near as amusing as kicking around how gubmint don't work.
Thank you, Donna! You have made me want to add one more point: Cynthia, you are an idiot. There, I've said it. Don't like it Cindy? Then go to school and learn how to not be an idiot.
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#14
Aug 27, 2009
 
The Record-Bee is not a newspaper. I can't count the times the Press Democrat or LakeCountyNews.com (Lake County News Dot Com) has had the story first! I've spoken to the "publisher" of the Record Bee/Clearlake Observer in person, and frankly, I've had more intelligent insights from a Jack-in-the-Box drive thu clerk.

It's so sad, and so true.

I wonder if we'll even have this comment section much longer?
Occupant

Clearlake, CA

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Aug 27, 2009
 
to avoid the censorship LAKE I'm wondering COUNTY if I can get the NEWS name of the website COM to show...
Ms Humboldt

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Aug 27, 2009
 
"""Right out of the R-B reporters guide

1- Reprint press releases
2- Rant about anything except local news
3- Do not step on any toes
4- Research! We don't need no stinking research!
5- Bars are a great source of local news
6- When in doubt print it anyway (see #4)
7- The public loves drivel, keep the words simple
8- Never update a story, it would give the wrong impresion
9- Fluff is good, hard news bad
10- We don't need no stinking journalism degrees"""

:D LMAO
Brian

Hayward, CA

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#17
Aug 27, 2009
 
Ms Humboldt wrote:
"""Right out of the R-B reporters guide
1- Reprint press releases
2- Rant about anything except local news
3- Do not step on any toes
4- Research! We don't need no stinking research!
5- Bars are a great source of local news
6- When in doubt print it anyway (see #4)
7- The public loves drivel, keep the words simple
8- Never update a story, it would give the wrong impresion
9- Fluff is good, hard news bad
10- We don't need no stinking journalism degrees"""
:D LMAO
11-Disregard a-holes
Brian

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Aug 27, 2009
 
Occupant wrote:
to avoid the censorship LAKE I'm wondering COUNTY if I can get the NEWS name of the website COM to show...
A-holes of a feather do indeed flock together.
Turkey Tom

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Aug 27, 2009
 
Yeah, this site has a lot of a-holes for sure and Ms Humboldt is one of the leaders in the clubhouse.
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Aug 28, 2009
 
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>
A-holes of a feather do indeed flock together.
Brian in Lakeport is our resident expert on A-holes. I am sure he has worked very hard to gain this expertise. Keeping his head up one for so long must be very tiring.
MYOB

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Aug 28, 2009
 
I think one of the other change that seem non productive is the removal of a slot to drop in the Post Office mail that will be labled local mail

Everything gets dropped into out of town mail...and many slots for DVD's. But that could be a move for job security.

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