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Oakland’s Depot for Creative Reuse has supplies for school, crafts and much more

On an average day, the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, an Oakland thrift store, is chock full of school supplies, furniture and even quirky items like ET postcards and baskets full of doll heads. The shop buzzes with teachers, students, parents and passers-by, either in search of something specific like pencils for the classroom or just hoping for a unique find.

This Weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of November 9-11 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments! Friday, November 9 Sonar: An Electronic Music Festival from Barcelona 7pm Fox Theatre, 1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA Sonar On Tour features electronic music and new media art from Barcelona’s annual Sonar festival, which began in 1994. Friday’s event is headlined by South African rap-rave artist Die Antwoord. Tickets range from $39.50-$49.50. For more information, click here. …

CBS cameraman robbed in front of Oakland Tech High School

A group of men robbed CBS cameraman Greg Welk outside Oakland Tech yesterday afternoon, hit him in the face, and took his camera before fleeing in a car. “Photographer Greg Welk and reporter Anne Makovec had just finished their noon report on the passage of Prop 30  in front of Oakland Technical High School on the 4300 block of Broadway,” read a copyrighted statement on the KPIX website. “After the live shot, an unknown number of men rushed up, punched Welk…

Muslims Celebrate Eid ul-Adha in downtown Oakland

Fairy lights and Persian rugs guided Muslims up an elegant, high-ceilinged stairway and into a special religious service held Friday to mark the end of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that is undertaken by some 1.8 million Muslims every year. Although none of those in Oakland’s Iranian community who attended a service at the Islamic Cultural Center for Northern California had completed the Hajj this year, they came out to celebrate Eid ul-Ahda, the end of the annual Muslim…

Religious leaders voice support for Proposition 34

A billboard sitting on a hill next to Plymouth United Church of Christ in Oakland reads “Abolish the Death Penalty,” and there’s a “Yes on 34” placard pinned just below. More posters supporting Proposition 34 are scattered around the church—on a bulletin board in the sanctuary and on the door outside. Like many of Oakland’s religious leaders, the leaders of Plymouth Church have endorsed Prop. 34. If passed on November 6, it would repeal the death penalty in California and…

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