PG&E Public Safety Shut-Off Program

Facts at a Glance Since its inception as a community response to the 1991 firestorm, the North Hills Phoenix Association worked to provide opportunities for residents of the North Oakland hills area to learn from one another and to work for the common good.  Substantial improvements have been made in the Oakland Fire Department’s vegetation […]

Public Safety Meeting “Power Outages: Lessons Learned”

North Hills Community Association Quarterly Public Safety Meeting. When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 7 p.m. Where: Montclair First Presbyterian Church 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland This will not be about PG&E!   This will be about helping ourselves, our community, our neighbors! Did we have any OPD issues during the Power Outages?  OPD crime report […]

Garden Volunteer Work Day

When:  Saturday, November 30, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Where: Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center & Garden (Tunnel Rd & Hiller Dr) What: Weeding, Planting & Mulching – Rain or Shine! Please RSVP: hillaryconlon@gmail.com Please join us for a fun family volunteer opportunity in our community! Wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t […]

Revised Vegetation Management Plan Issued November 1st

The new draft Vegetation Management Plan for Oakland has just been made public. The draft plan (42K KB) can be downloaded at this link, which can be found on this page:  https://oaklandvegmanagement.org/   There will be a meeting on November 20th regarding the Environmental Impact Report, see below for more information: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN […]

Local Community Organizations

Claremont-Elmwood Neighborhood Association (CENA)     Dean Metzger, President Friends of the Temescal Rockridge Greenbelt (FROG Park) Jennifer Cooper, Chair Hiller Highlands Homes Association, Susan Piper, President Hiller.Highlands.Homes.Assoc@gmail.com Hiller Phase 1, Kathleen Gilligan, kgilligan@live.com  Hiller Phase 2,  Richard Banks, President  richardrbanks1@sbcglobal.net Hiller Phase 3, Charlotte Russell, President Charlotterussel@gmail.com Hiller Phase 4, York Chan, President   hhiv.president@gmail.com Hiller Phase 5, Jan Howard, […]

Oakland City Services

The Oakland City web address is: http://www.oaklandnet.com The City is segmented into Districts, as outlined on this map. The North Hills community crosses two districts, District 1 and District 4. Live and repeat coverage of City Council and Council Committee meetings is available at KTOP (Channel 10 Comcast)…., and online at http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/CityClerk/s/KTOP/index.htm. For more   information about the […]

Water Conservation

Conserving water in our homes and gardens needs to become a way of life in the Oakland Hills. Here are some practical resources: Water Conservations Tips from East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) http://www.ebmud.com/about-us/events/water-conservation-tips-east-bay-mud/ Conservation, Rebates and Upcoming Workshops from EBMUD Includes a home/landscape calculator, sign ups for a bi-monthly water usage report and home […]

Emergency Preparedness

For tips on preparedness go to http://www.readyforwildfire.org Earthquake Preparedness Making an Emergency Kit Communication Trainings Oakland Radio Communications Association (ORCA) – Oakland’s Amateur Ham Radio Club provides trainings and exercises to keep you up to speed. (http://www.ww6or.com) ARES/RACES – is the emergency arm of the Amateur Radio Service. They provide training and support in Oakland during a disaster. […]

How to Stay Safe

The Oakland Police Department is committed to reducing crime and serving the community through fair, quality policing. Here are some tips on staying safe: Personal Safety… Do you have a plan? http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/police/documents/agenda/dowd005815.pdf Neighborhood Watch: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/OPD/s/NSD/s/NW/DOWD001097 Take a Home Security Survey: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/cityadministrator/documents/form/oak022309.pdf Identity Theft: https://www.identitytheft.gov/

How to Report a Crime

If this is an EMERGENCY, call 911 (on cell phones: 777-3211) Gun Tip Line: (510) 535-GUNS or (510) 535-4867 (tips may be made anonymously) Homicide Tip Line: (510) 238-7950 (tips may be made anonymously) For certain types of crime, you can go to: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/OPD/s/scr/index.htm Under, file a report, select, then file. Open the Citizen Crime Report (“Police Report”). The online system allows you to get anOriginal Report Number (police […]

Fire Prevention Resources

Oakland Firesafe Council – a local 501(c) (3) nonprofit providing wildfire prevention tips and outreach to Oakland residents living in the wildland urban interface of the Oakland Hills. Specific information on landscaping in the fire zone, what do to on Red Flag Days and more. http://www.oaklandfiresafecouncil.org Diablo Firesafe Council – a regional 501(c) (3) nonprofit providing wildfire […]

Code Compliance: How to file a complaint

Blight, Dumping, Construction Site and Contractor Problems The City of Oakland’s ‘crime and grime’ efforts have put a priority on responding to complaints and tips about illegal dumping, blight, abandoned construction sites or contractors operating unsafely or illegally. Here is the number to call: For construction site blight (trash or debris at a private property […]

“Can’t Stop the Fire”

A presentation and Study by UC Berkeley Students under the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley was made- an excellent job they did! (The Blum Center addresses local economic and social inequities in UC Berkeley’s own backyard -which includes Oakland). As part of the student’s presentation on solutions these students the following presentations […]

Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center & Gardens Volunteer Work Day

Hillary Conlon, NHCA Garden Chair, along with Garden Committee Members, Gordon and Sue Piper, managed these incredible volunteers of the World Mission Society Church of God, who spent Sunday, May 26, 2019, working on the Gateway Garden and Gateway Extension Garden to remove fire prone weeds and brush. These volunteers have committed to complete 1000 Hours […]