The Almanac returns to mail delivery

Beginning with the Oct. 22 edition, residents will once more receive the print edition of The Almanac in the mailbox, rather than in a blue plastic bag on the driveway.

"Our campaign to ask readers to request the paper has paid off," said publisher Tom Gibboney, who noted that lower U.S. Postal Service rates and concern about the effects of all those plastic bags on the environment were major factors in deciding to return The Almanac to mail delivery.

Print copies of The Almanac are still available in racks placed at strategic locations around the area, and at many downtown businesses.

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    Posted by Ebara
    a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
    on Oct 16, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Great news! The Almanac used to be delivered by mail, and this was more convenient than having it thrown in the driveway. I'm glad the Almanac will be delivered by mail again. (and... no plastic)

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    Posted by dog lover
    a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
    on Oct 16, 2008 at 9:11 am

    I love the plastic! I use it on dog walks. Now I guess I'll have to take along pages of the Almanac instead.

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    Posted by Hate Litter
    a resident of Menlo Park: other
    on Oct 17, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Yaaay! It is about time. No more litter on my driveway. No more unasked for stacks of old papers waiting to greet you when you come back from a trip or vacation. No more garbage lining the streets when I walk around the block. Now if we can only get that miserable piece of litter called the SF Chronicle to stop their unrequested delivery, the neighborhood would be much much cleaner. Yaaay!

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    Posted by Also hates litter
    a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
    on Oct 18, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Hi. It is the SF Examiner (Examiner Peninsula) that litters all over town. You have to pay for the Chronicle, so if you don't pay, they don't litter with it.

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