The Almanac makes push for delivery by mail Around Town, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Aug 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and eliminate use of the ubiquitous blue plastic bags, The Almanac is beginning a campaign to return the paper to mail delivery. And we need our readers' help.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 12:00 AM
Posted by Yay, a resident of the Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park neighborhood, on Aug 25, 2008 at 12:35 am
Yes, please everyone please sign up for this, so that those of us that are tired of having the paper edition of the Almanac forced down our throats can finally stop having it litter our driveways. Seriously, has anyone ever successfully gotten the Almanac to CEASE delivery to their house? I don't think so. This plethora of free rags that litter our neighborhood driveways needs to end. Thank God, the Almanac will finally be one less load of fish wrap dumped off in front of our home. So please, everyone that wants one, sign up for it, so the rest of us can stop having this paper cluttering up our neighborhood. Here's hoping the Almanac receives enough sign ups to stop with the junk delivery/littering they have been imposing on all of us
Posted by Yay, a resident of the Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park neighborhood, on Aug 25, 2008 at 7:12 pm
Actually the Almanac is not a good citizen about this, and the mere presumptuousness of dumping litter on my lawn without permission and expecting me to call to have you stop is another topic entirely. Please feel free to read about many other folks that feel the same way about this in a previous Townhall topic: The Almanac = Litter.
It is the Almanac that is difficult to stop, litters the driveways in all neighborhoods and wastes a tremendous amount of paper, plastic and fuel by throwing their unwanted product on our property. That is what junk mail rates are for and that is what the Almanac will be categorized as when it starts delivery via the post. I applaud the decision, and look forward to them stopping delivery at my house after numerous requests for them to stop have been ignored.
Posted by neighbor, a resident of another community, on Aug 25, 2008 at 11:33 pm
Love getting my paper by mail -- the Palo Alto Weekly -- but be forewarned: I often get my Wednesday paper on Thursday or Friday and my Friday paper on Monday. I assume that's a function of the Los Altos postal system though.