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 […]

City of Oakland Public Works Committee Meeting April 23

Paving Plan for Oakland Item # 7 on Publc Works Agenda Subject: 3Y Paving Plan From: Transportation Department Recommendation: Adopt The Following Pieces Of Legislation; 1) A Resolution Establishing A Three Year Prioritization Plan For The City Of Oakland’s Complete Streets Paving Program (2019-2021); And FOLLOW LINK BELOW FOR INFORMATION https://oakland.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3918652&GUID=B4EE83A0-2417-4AAB-8DD8-42AF195DEAA8&Options=&Search=

North Hills Gardens

As of January 2018, the responsibility for the preservation and care of both the Firestorm Memorial Garden and the Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center will fall to the North Hills Community Association. Since these gardens are not just oases of beauty, but of education essential to the safety of the North Hills neighborhood, our new […]

City of Oakland Public Works Committee Meeting February 28, 2019

7 p.m.  Montclair Presbyterian Church, 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland Quarterly Crime Report – the OPD will discuss the current quarter crime statistics. Mental Health on the Streets: OPD Officer James Garcia will speak about the OPD’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), what they do and why. Fire Insurance challenges: United Policyholders Sandy Watts will speak about fire insurance issues and […]

PG&E Community Wildfire Safety Program

Extreme weather events driven by climate change are causing unprecedented and unanticipated wildfires. Our Community Wildfire Safety Program will help reduce wildfire threats and strengthen our communities for the future. PG&E’s San Ramon Regional Workshop on September 13, 2018 covered many topics. PG&E Community Wildfire Safety Program-San Ramon Workshop

Report from the August 26, 2017 Public Safety Meeting

The City of Oakland’s new director of transportation, Ryan Russo (238-2967 rrusso@oaklandnet.com) spoke.   The Department of Transportation (DOT) plans to build a staff of 360.  Most staff are being transferred to the DOT from Public Works and other units in the city.  The DOT is responsible for lights, signs, crosswalks, curbs, sidewalks, parking meters and the […]

Claremont Hotel Plans

As a public service, NHCA is providing links to resources and articles around the proposed expansion and development plans for the Claremont Hotel.  Click on any of the items below. NEWS REPORTS  Project as submitted to the City of Oakland Socketsite.com article from November 30, 2016 Berkeley Daily Planet from July 1, 2016 WEBSITES Neighbors […]

Alta Bates Summit Hospital Closing

Links to information about the planned closure of Alta Bates Hospital City of Berkeley assessment of the proposed closure of Alta Bates SF Chronicle article describing planned closure Website of opponents of planned closure