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East Oakland Neighbors Clean Up Schools, Parks To Honor King

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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.

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