Examiner Peninsuala, stop "free" SF Examiner paper Menlo Park, posted by Ebara, a resident of the Menlo Park: University Heights neighborhood, on Jan 27, 2008 at 8:23 pm
The free "Examiner Peninsula" edition of the San Francisco Examiner keeps getting delivered to our West Menlo Park address, and we can't get them to stop delivering it. Has anyone else had this problem?
We call circulation, but can't get the paper to stop permanently.
This Examiner "junk" newspaper is a nuisance(in sharp contrast to the Almanac, which as useful real estate info and news of local interest to property owners - - And, the Almanac in my experience has been responsive to all customer service requests).
Posted by Mary Menlo, a resident of the Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park neighborhood, on Jan 28, 2008 at 1:34 pm
I have called the Examiner Circulation on at least 4 separate occasions and the delivery gets stopped for anywhere from 1 month to about 6 months. I wish I knew why they keep re-delivering despite my heated objections. The last time I told them I would take them to small claims court for littering if they didn't stop. It seems to have worked the best since its the longest that I haven't had their useless paper thrown in my driveway!
Posted by HardColdReality, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Jan 28, 2008 at 5:15 pm
As it is a "free" paper, the Examiner survives solely on ad revenues and what they can charge is based on their circulation rate - how many papers are printed and delivered. Thus, good luck trying to get them to stop delivering!
Posted by Amy, a resident of the Menlo Park: Downtown neighborhood, on Jan 29, 2008 at 7:56 am
I've had success stopping the Examiner Peninsula, but in another community (I work in downtown Menlo Park, and live on the peninsula). After calling Examiner customer service, ask to talk to a supervisor, and document everything in writing.
I've had several years without the paper. But it might depend on how responsible the contract distributor is.
Posted by ebara, a resident of the Menlo Park: University Heights neighborhood, on Mar 20, 2008 at 7:16 am
In San Francisco, the free "junk newspaper" litter on private property got so bad that a law is now proposed for the city, requiring publishers of free papers to respond to requests to "do not deliver."
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi proposed the regulation: A link to the SFGate story is here: