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On labor’s holiday, here was North Oakland at play

on September 9, 2010

Some people rested. Some traveled. Others played on Labor Day. Many Oakland residents used their extra day off from work or school Monday to create their own sporting events:  a bike ride in the hills, tennis at Chabot Recreation Center, or steering an unfamiliar water vessel at Lake Merritt. A father and son used the morning to get in some baseball practice during the little league off-season.  Guys from the neighborhood spent the afternoon playing a pickup basketball game. A group of Rockridge kindergartners participated in their first soccer practice.

Check out reporter Laith Agha’s photos for a glimpse of city residents finding their own ways to play.

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