LOS ANGELES - People wishing to help the U.S. Postal Service answer letters to Santa Claus from needy families can begin registering tomorrow, when Operation Santa opens to the public for volunteer registration at www.uspsoperationsanta.com. Every year since 1912, the postal service has processed a massive amount of mail from children whose lists include basic necessities like a warm coat, and from parents who describe their struggles with employment or health. The USPS recruits individual and group volunteers for help with getting these kids Christmas gifts. Beginning Nov. 29, anyone can adopt one or more of these letters. Family names and addresses are redacted, and when a volunteer adopts a letter online, a bar-coded shipping label prints out with each letter. Volunteers use it to m
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