What happens to the unused surgical tools from Kaiser Oakland’s operating room? They end up at healthcare agencies such as Roots Community Health Center in Oakland, CA, one of 20 safety net clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area benefitting from MedShare’s medical surplus donations.

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At the Bulky-Item Drop Off event in San Leandro, Waste Management workers hauled 115 mattresses that were dropped off by Oakland residents.

More than a hundred Oakland residents descended into San Leandro over the weekend to participate in the free Bulky Item Drop-Off event. The event, sponsored by the Oakland Public Works Agency and Waste Management of Alameda County, took place at the Davis Street Resource and Recycling Center.

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The BRT is planned to run from Oakland to San Leandro.

The finish line is near for Alameda-Contra Costa County Transit’s proposed “Rapid Bus Transit” line, which would have its own new fleet of buses, new stations and a dedicated traffic lane running 9.5 miles between the Uptown Transit Center on 20th Street near Telegraph in downtown Oakland and the San Leandro Bart station, following International Boulevard most of the way.

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