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Oakland ReUse Fair Features Two Newly-Expanded Green Shopping Venues

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Shoppers on the prowl for green deals will soon have more square footage to haunt, when the Oakland ReUse Fair on Saturday, August 19th, will celebrate the grand reopening of two local upcycling favorites, both of which have added significant new space.

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley will unveil its newly expanded ReStore, while The ReUse People of America (TRP) will present its own enlarged retail space on the same lot. Shoppers will browse bargains in the renovated spaces while enjoying music, food, and family-friendly activities.

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, quality building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of retail, while keeping these usable goods out of landfills.

The giant TRP warehouse is filled with quality used building materials, many salvaged through TRP’s popular deconstruction program — lumber, windows, doors, cabinetry, appliances, lighting, roofing, flooring and much more —all for sale at considerable savings.

“We’re so proud to be a part of this event,” says Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley President and CEO, Janice Jensen. “Our ReStores are a win-win-win. They are a boon to bargain hunters, a benefit to the environment, and an investment in families looking to build stability and independence through homeownership. The Oakland ReUse Fair is such a wonderful way to celebrate all that Habitat does for the community.”

More than just a grand reopening; the Reuse Fair is a free event featuring food trucks, local bands The Hipwaders and Cap & Iain, live demonstrations, giveaways, and family-friendly activities like face-painting and children’s crafts that highlight environmental sustainability. Event co-sponsors StopWaste and Scrap-SF will be on-site, along with several other local organizations and artisans, to showcase and promote reuse in both practical and artistic applications.

The fair takes place from 10:00am to 3:00pm at 9235 San Leandro Street in Oakland. Attendees can also enjoy an additional 25% off at both the ReStore and TRP during the fair (some exclusions apply). For more information, contact Patti Wang Cross, PWCross@HabitatEBSV.org

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Lions Hold Car Show in Corte Madera

The Corte Madera Lions Electric Vehicle and Classic Car Show was held last Sunday, September 12, at the Village shopping center’s overflow parking lot next to Nordstrom’s. 

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From top, left to right: Chloe Nolasco selling the 2021 Electra Meccanica Solo, 1968 Shelby GT, 1972 Citroen 2cv, 1957 Rolls Royce, 1967 Morgan, 1993 Dodge Viper. Bottom photo from left: 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C MKIII, 1959 Shelby Cobra, 1959 Chevy Corvette (Photos by Godfrey Lee)

The Corte Madera Lions Electric Vehicle and Classic Car Show was held last Sunday, September 12, at the Village shopping center’s overflow parking lot next to Nordstrom’s. 

The latest electric vehicles from Marin Luxury Cars — Mercedes, Mini, Ford, Electra Meccanica, and more than 75 pristine pre-1975 classic cars were featured at the show, including a fire truck and a farm tractor.

The event featured food from the The Pig in the Pickle, beer, wine, and live music from three local bands.

The Corte Madera Lions presented this community wide event. All proceeds will benefit local charities.

“The Marin Post’s coverage of local news in Marin County is supported by the Ethnic Media Sustainability Initiative, a program created by California Black Media and Ethnic Media Services to support community newspapers across California.”

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B.A.S.I.C. Ministry Opens Its Doors to Feed hundreds of Asian Americans in San Leandro

Since 2020, B.A.S.I.C. Ministry (Brothers and Sisters in Christ) has fed hundreds of families in San Leandro and Oakland through their Feed My Sheep Program. 

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Volunteers feed the community/ Photo Courtesy of Mustafa Muhyee, Pastor B.A.S.I.C. MINISTRY

Since 2020, B.A.S.I.C. Ministry (Brothers and Sisters in Christ) has fed hundreds of families in San Leandro and Oakland through their Feed My Sheep Program. 

Located at 1221 Pacific Ave. in San Leandro, B.A.S.I.C. Ministry feeds hundreds of Asian American families every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Members of B.A.S.I.C. Ministry and people in the community volunteers distribute bags of groceries and fresh vegetables.  

Also, on Wednesdays the church distributes hot meals to hundreds of families on the corner of 98th and Edes in Oakland at noon.

Lisa, a young adult Asian American woman, standing in line with her elderly mother, said “Many people in our community can’t afford to buy food.  This really helps.

B.A.S.I.C. Ministry Pastor Mustafah Muhyee says “since the pandemic he has seen a rise in families needing food.” To help us end hunger in our communities call the church at (510) 961-8781. To donate funds, go to www.jointhamovement.com  

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Saturday Sept. D7 Community Clean-Up.

In-person registration will begin at 8:30am at Castlemont High School, 8601 MacArthur Blvd, with a clean-up starting promptly at 9:00am. Volunteers will be divided into the teams and focus on five areas that will address that include the following locations:

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Hands in yellow gloves picking up empty of bottle plastic into bin bag on asphalt, volunteer and purity concept. Enviromental protection.

Councilmember Treva Reid is hosting a District 7 community clean-up drive Saturday, September 18. The drive, which is also being co-sponsored by the AASEG (African American Sports and Entertainment Group), will help beautify the parks and schools in her east Oakland area district.  Volunteers are asked to register in advance at tinyurl.com/OAKD7-CLEANUP. English and Spanish translations are also available. This citizen-led volunteer clean-up drive was inspired by the leadership of Councilmember Noel Gallo who has been sponsoring volunteer clean-up drives in District 5 for many years.

In-person registration will begin at 8:30am at Castlemont High School, 8601 MacArthur Blvd, with a clean-up starting promptly at 9:00am. Volunteers will be divided into the teams and focus on five areas that will address that include the following locations:

Schools: 

Castlemont High School, Lionel Wilson Academy, Encompass Academy,Acorn Woodland Elementary, Reach Academy, Kidango Cox-Academy

Parks: Verdese Carter Park, Tyrone Carney Park , 88th Mini Park

Libraries: 81st Library, Elmhurst Branch

The Oakland Post’s coverage of local news in Alameda County is supported by the Ethnic Media Sustainability Initiative, a program created by California Black Media and Ethnic Media Services to support community newspapers across California.

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