Sam McManis

July 21, 2013

Discoveries: Patrons prowl for more stuff for cheap in Oakland

At first sight of this most unusual shop on Telegraph Avenue, called the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, your mind cycles through its mental playlist and cues George Carlin's classic comedic "Place for Your Stuff" bit.


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Sam McManis has covered travel and recreation at The Sacramento Bee since 2011, criss-crossing California to report on interesting, humorous, unexpected and sometimes truly strange stories. When he's not driving all over the state for work, McManis likes to run on the many mountain trails California boasts. Contact Sam McManis at or 916-321-1145. Twitter: @SamMcManis