No plans to expand YC Post Office
Q: In a recent Since You Asked column, Ralph Petty, a spokesman for the Sacramento District of the U.S. Postal Service, said that officials had considered moving three postal routes west of Highway 99 in Yuba City to the Marysville Post Office but then decided against the move.
What he didn't say was that 15 Yuba City routes already are considered rural routes of the Marysville office because of a lack of space in the Yuba City office. Mr. Petty knows there are problems with space in Yuba City and that more routes may be sent to Marysville.
It is true a person needing to pick up held vacation mail or certified letters or parcels or express mail has to go to Marysville to get it the same day a notice was left, unless they don't care about waiting until the next business day, usually after 11 a.m.
A: Augustine “Gus” Ruiz recently took over from Petty as spokesman for the Sacramento District.
Some Yuba City routes have been handled by Marysville for the past five to seven years because of lack of space in Yuba City, Ruiz said.
“That's nothing new,” he said. “We're able to maintain the routes.”
Petty said before he left the job that Yuba City customers who receive a notice that they have a package or letter cannot pick it up at Marysville the same day anyway because the carrier still has it. Ruiz agreed.
Despite Yuba City's rapid growth, there are no plans to enlarge Yuba City's Plumas Street office or to build a new one, said Ruiz.
Q: At our recent Happy Days reunion in the main exhibit hall at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, there were decorations from a previous private party that made the building very beautiful. Who donated the decorations? I want to say a big thanks.
A: A local company, Elegant Events, decorates the hall for East Indian weddings. The company's two partners, Ginny Rants and Suky Bains, leave ceiling decorations in place and rent them to subsequent users of the hall, said Regina Goody, chief executive officer of the fairgrounds.
Rants said the ceiling decorations, which contain 15,000 lights, give the hall a tent-like appearance.
Since You Asked runs on Sundays. It is written by reporter Rob Young. Questions can be sent to him in care of the Appeal-Democrat, P.O. Box 431, Marysville, CA 95901; or faxed to (530) 741-0140. You also may e-mail him at email@example.com.