NHCA Annual Newsletter – 2023 Year End Highlights

NHCA Annual Newsletter – 2023 Year End Highlights Please find the North Hills Community Association 2023 annual newsletter attached. It’s been a busy year with our Public Safety, Gardens & Community and Advocacy initiatives. Read the full newsletter here

Hispanic Month recognition at Oakland City Council 10/17/2023

Our D-4 Councilmember Ramachandran recognised Dr Cruz who has tirelessly worked over 20 years on Violence Prevention issues, supporting the LatinX community and fought discrimination in commercial and previous police activity. D-5 Councilmember Gallo recognised the Escovito family for their continued support of the Hispanic and LatinX community. Pete Escovito famed musician (speaking) and daughter […]

Oakland Auditor position changing hands till next election.

Oakland Auditor position changing hands till next election. There was a good turn out to say goodbye to Coutney Ruby, our elected City Auditor. She resigned effective October 13, 2023. Auditor Ruby acknowledges her deep appreciation for being Oakland’s elected watchdog, now serving her fourth term, noting, “It is with deep sadness and gratitude that […]

Outdoor Movie Nights Kick Off THIS Saturday!

Outdoor Movie Night THIS Saturday – Montclair Village Hi Neighbors, Sharing the good news that the FREE outdoor movie night series presented by Red Oak Reality and the Montclair Village Association returns THIS Saturday 8/19…with a new release (the classic is in September)…details below. Outdoor Movie Nights Kick Off THIS Saturday! Summer Outdoor Cinema Returns […]

Street Sweeping Program & Emergency potholes

If you are interested there will be a report going to the City Council in May on the Street Sweeping Program.  This report was written in March. There is a map you can click on to see the schedule for the hills area.  I have never seen a street sweeper in our area except when we had […]

Read About the NHCA’s Impressive March 23 Annual Meeting!

By all accounts, the North Hills Community Association’s (NHCA’s) annual meeting on March 23 at the (Hiller) Highlands Country Club was one of the best and most successful in recent memory. Organizers Vicki Oliveira, Dan Conolly, Shivani Grover and Carolyn Burgess arranged an impressive spread of food, beverages, snacks and sweets. They managed to keep […]

Raise up D-4 meetings

Council Member Janani Ramechandran

D-4 Council member Janani Rameshandran will be holding meetings throughout our district.  She held the first “Raise up D-4” meeting in the Diamond neighborhood.  These meetings are to bring a focus on our various neighbourhoods, our public safety needs and encourage better communication. I have to admit I had never been to the Diamond neighborhood. […]

Beat 13Y Public Safety meeting

On Thursday, February 23rd, the NHCA hosted a Beat 13Y Public Safety meeting. Click here to view the recording, passcode @87mn3&J The topics included: 1. Covering crime in our area: Presented by Crime Reduction Officer (CRO) Officer Silvetri Triana and Sgt Manguy – Crime specific to our beat in the hills 13Y – Catalytic Converters […]


It’s time for a ‘live, in-person’ NHCA Annual meeting! Where: Highlands Country Club – 110 Hiller Drive, Oakland CA 94618 When: Thursday March 23rd, 6:30pm What: 6:30pm Meet & Greet           7:00pm Business Meeting           7:30pm Guest Speakers           8:00pm Raffle & Socializing Please look for additional details as the event date gets closer. We look forward to […]

Look at all the accomplishments of NHCA in 2022!  

2022 Year-End Summary Many thanks to our donors and Sponsors. We couldn’t do it all without you. Season’s Greetings! The North Hills Community Association (NHCA) has logged another impressive year of accomplishments consistent with our three-part mission of improving public safety, maintaining and beautifying community gardens and open spaces, and advocating on behalf of area […]

Redistricting changes in the City of Oakland

As of January 1, 2023, our NHCA area will now be in District 4 because of redistricting changes in the City of Oakland. Dan Kalb will still be the District 1 Rep, but no longer our Rep as the boundaries have changed. We will vote on Nov 8 for a new Rep for District 4 […]

Upcoming events with League of Women Voters of Oakland

The North Hills Community Association has partnered with the League of Women Voters of Oakland to invite our residents to their three candidate forums. For each of these events, you can pose your own questions to candidates. The events are: Sep 27, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT: Candidate Forum: Oakland Unified School District 4 Virtual Zoom Webinar Click here to […]

What is the Regional Vegetation Mgmt. Joint Powers Agency?

This is the most recent result of North Hills working with other area groups to move toward a safer living environment. In response to the long term drought and growing risk of wildfires caused by climate change, the Oakland City Council passed a resolution authored by Councilmember Dan Kalb and Council President Pro Tempore Sheng Thao authorizing the City of […]

Getting Back to Work and Fun this Fall

As we venture out again after months of hunkering down during Covid, watching the news of infections among fully vaccinated individuals, please take note of these upcoming events that the North Hills Community Association board is planning to strengthen our North Hills community.  Please share with neighbors and other friends who don’t subscribe to our […]

Goats in the Hills

Goats in the Hills Living in the Oakland hills we have become used to seeing the goat herds on the hillsides during springtime, ‘mowing down’ the grasses and weeds, which are a big part to management the vegetation in hard to reach hillsides for fire prevention.  We interviewed two of the goat herders, Alberto, and […]