Local

East Oakland Neighbors Clean Up Schools, Parks To Honor King

View Comments
Rembering Martin Luther King

Rev. Martin Luther King (Photo by National Archives/Newsmakers)

BobMelrose_KCBS_0001r Bob Melrose
Bob is a KCBS veteran and seasoned professional who has been an...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

OAKLAND (KCBS) – About 250 volunteers fanned out in an East Oakland neighborhood on the holiday to spruce things up and clean up a couple of schools. The volunteers went to James Madison Middle School, and Sobrante Park Elementary to pick up trash, do some painting, and clear weeds.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

Bill Ritchie of the Sobrante Park Leadership Council said this was all part of a Martin Luther King Day celebration.

”We are doing a global mapping project where we put maps on the playground outside, so the kids can actually be in a country, or get to know the different states in our nation,” said Ritchie.

Ritchie and others involved local clergy in the process, as well as neighborhood kids.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 54,020 other followers