Fourth Bore Coalition (FBC) Overview/Status

Overview In 2005, NHCA joined a coalition of neighborhood groups that worked to ensure construction of the Caldecott Tunnel’s fourth bore was done with the least negative impact and with appropriate mitigations and improvements that are socially, economically, and environmentally beneficial for the entire community. Caltrans opened the new bore to traffic in November 2013 […]

Hooray! our New Oakland Police Chief

On February 8, 2021, Mayor Libby Schaaf and Oakland Police Commission Chair Regina Jackson swore-in LeRonne L. Armstrong as Chief of the Oakland Police Department. Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong was born and raised in West Oakland, California, and is a graduate of McClymonds High School. He attended California State University, Sacramento, and graduated with a […]

City Attorney Candidates Respond to NHCA Questions

On September 26, the North Hills Community Association sent several questions to candidates for  Oakland City Attorney. We are sharing their responses to help inform the public on candidates’ positions. Dear City Attorney candidates: We know you are very busy and that ballots will be arriving in people’s mailboxes during the week of October 5.  […]

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. […]