The North Hills Community Association (NHCA) is a registered a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization located in the North Hills region of Oakland, California. The NHCA's all-volunteer board organizes programs and activities that support the NHCA's three-pronged mission of improving public safety, maintaining and beautifying community gardens and open spaces, and advocating on behalf of area owners and residents with local city and county governments and agencies. Click on the tiles below to read more about each of the NHCA's programs.

Public Safety

Your NHCA Board seeks to better protect and inform you by working with Oakland Fire & Police Departments, and City of Oakland Officials.

Gardens & Community

Your North Hills Community has adopted Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit and Firestorm Memorial Gardens.

Advocacy

Your NHCA Board is advocating for City, County and State awareness and focusing on issues enhancing our areas' livability.

Events

Feb

17

NHCA Board Meeting

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Claremont Resort
Berkeley Room (Mezzanine Level)

Jan

20

MLK Day Volunteer Work Day

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Williams Sonoma at Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit

Feb

27

Public Safety Meeting

Montclair First Presbyterian Church
5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Nov

18

NHCA Board Meeting

7:00 PM
Claremont Hotel
Berkeley Room

Sep

16

NHCA Board Meeting

7pm to 9pm at the Claremont Hotel.

Nov

30

Community Volunteer Work Day in the Garden

Please join us on November 30th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Gateway Emergency Preparedness Exhibit Center and Gardens for a North Hills Community work day. After Thanksgiving and Black Friday, we all need a little relaxation. The Gateway gardens are a beautiful site to find your zen. We will weed, plant, and […]

Jan

20

NHCA Board Meeting

7:00 PM
Claremont Hotel
Berkeley Room

After the 1991 fire, burned-out survivors were scattered far and wide. When we returned to visit the ruins we came upon posted notices for meetings at places like the Berkeley Tennis Club and the Claremont Hotel. The North Hills Community Association grew out of this time. Our Story

News & Notes

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 […]

Fourth Bore Coalition (FBC)

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 […]

ARE YOU IN THE NHCA?

Everyone who lives in the area bounded by Ashby/Highway13, Claremont Blvd., GrizzlyPeak/Skyline, and Thornhill is a member of NHCA. Membership is free, but we depend on your support and participation so that we can cover our expenses (mostly for communication, a little for plants), work on issues that are important to everyone, and represent the community’s views when we interact with city officials.

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