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Volunteers gather at the Memorial Tabernacle Church for a lawn party to restore the church's garden on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Yesica Prado/Oakland North)

At a mulching party, East Bay residents learn how to convert lawns to gardens

On a warm Saturday morning, people began to slowly stroll into the Memorial Tabernacle in Oakland’s Bushrod neighborhood. They were gathered not for a morning service, but for a special kind of lawn party. Trail...
Nicks Liquor store owner Abdullah Albasir shows off the reusable bag he's required to sell to customers for 10 cents. The plastic bag ban went into affect in Alameda County on New Years day.

New plastic bag ban receives mixed reactions from customers, storeowners in Oakland

Behind the counter at Nick’s Liquor store in West Oakland, owner Abdullah Albasir tries to calm customers annoyed that they have to pay 10 cents for a bag now that Alameda County’s new regulations on...