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

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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

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 […]

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

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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