Public Safety News & Notes

Meet the Oakland Auditor(s) Saturday, February 17, 2024.

Meet the Oakland Auditor(s) Saturday, February 17, 2024. North Hills Community Association will be trying something new.  Our quarterly Neighborhood Council Meeting (NCPC) will be held on a Saturday from 2pm-4pm Montclair Presbyterian Church, Family Room 5701 Thornhill This Saturday daytime meeting will hopefully make attendance more convenient. This meeting will share what Oakland auditors […]

Come Meet our Area 2 Captain Lisa Ausmus on Nov 16th!

Come Meet our Area 2 Captain Lisa AusmusAll are invited!Thursday November 16. 7-8:30P Join Zoom Meeting or please in personMontclair Presbyterian Church5701 Thornhill Dr This is a meeting to hear from her candidly, about the Oakland PoliceDepartment     Crimes in our area, trending up or down, why…     Value of online reports     OPD projected staffing […]

News from The Oakland Fire Department

News from: The Oakland Fire DepartmentOctober 20, 2023Oakland Fire Department Awarded $1.2 Million Grant The Oakland Fire Department has been awarded a FEMA / Department of Homeland Security grant that will be instrumental in supporting ongoing disaster response and rescue operation efforts. The total amount of the grant is $1,263,456, and the funds will be […]

Public Safety – Q3 Meeting (Surveillance Camera Workshop w/Barry Pilger)

NHCA video surveillance and license plate reading systems workshop now available on the web site. The North Hills Community Association’s video surveillance video and license plate reading workshop can now be viewed on a website:  LPRCAM.net  Our presenter, long time North Hills resident Barry Pilger, has created the website with videos of both sections of the […]

Additional Information for Special Public Safety Meeting

Additional Information for Special Public Safety Meeting Thursday July 27, 2023   6pm Montclair Presbyterian Church 5701 Thornhill Dr. The North Hills Community Association in Conjunction with the Montclair Neighborhood Council, Rockridge NCPC, and both Adams Point and Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Groups Are Sponsoring an Informational Discussion with: Pamela Price, Alameda County District Attorney           https://www.counties.org/county-office/district-attorney OPD […]

Special Public Safety Meeting on July 27

Special Public Safety Meeting Thursday July 27, 2023   6pm Montclair Presbyterian Church 5701 Thornhill Dr. The North Hills Community Association in Conjunction with the Montclair Neighborhood Council, Rockridge NCPC, and both Adams Point and Piedmont Pines Neighborhood Groups Sponsors an Informational Discussion with: Pamela Price, Alameda County District Attorney https://www.counties.org/county-office/district-attorney Captain Jeffery Thomason, Oakland Police […]

Gazing and Grazing with the Goats!

Gazing and Grazing with the Goats! We had a large turnout for our first community pop-up event on Tuesday, June 20, from 4-6 pm. Lots of nearby hills neighbors, along with others not so nearby, came to view the goats on the hills across from the Gateway Garden and Pavilion along Hiller Drive. Children and adults […]

Interim Fire Chief

Earlier this month, Jestin Johnson, the City Administrator announced the appointment of Chief DamonCovington as Interim Fire Chief. Chief Covington most recently served in the role of Deputy Chief of Fire Operations for the Oakland FireDepartment.Chief Covington has been a member of the Oakland Fire Department since 2001, starting as aFirefighter/Paramedic and promoting to the […]

National Night Out – August 1, 2023

National Night Out is a community event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August (which this year is August 1, 2023). This year’s theme for National Night Out 2023 is ‘One Oakland.’ The event is meant to bring neighbors together, on their own block, because when neighbors know each other, neighbors are […]

Raise up D-4 meetings

Council Member Janani Ramechandran

D-4 Council member Janani Rameshandran will be holding meetings throughout our district.  She held the first “Raise up D-4” meeting in the Diamond neighborhood.  These meetings are to bring a focus on our various neighbourhoods, our public safety needs and encourage better communication. I have to admit I had never been to the Diamond neighborhood. […]

Public Safety Meeting: Information

Public Safety Meeting: Recap: Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 @ 7 p.m. Kyle Trembley presenter Oakland CERT link to “Zone Haven” information from the meeting –evacuation, notification, community steps, maps

Vegetation Management Inspection

Useful Links for Information Compliance Standards for Vegetation Inspections https://www.oaklandca.gov/topics/compliance-standards-for-vegetation-inspections Vegetation Management Inspections Frequently Asked Questions https://cao-94612.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/VegWebsiteFAQs-2021.pdf To find the tentative or scheduled date for the inspection of your property: https://aca-prod.accela.com/OAKLAND/Default.aspx Wildfire District Inspections When private property inspections are over, people should call Fire Inspection Supervisor Adam Ball to report possible infractions. His number is […]

North Hills Community Assn. PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING, Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

As announced two weeks ago, the North Hills Community Association (NHCA) will host its quarterly public safety meeting this Thursday, May 26, starting at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will take place virtually via the Zoom platform or phone. To join the meeting via Zoom, copy and paste the following web URL in your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8233106183?pwd=L1FGMDdiODJacy90NDRNZ3M1V1c1UT09. This should […]

MACRO Update

The data attached represents MACRO’s efforts in the pilot’s two impact zones, while operating during a day shift (0700-1500 // 7AM-3PM) seven days a week. MACRO Responder crews have been doing “on-view” engagements/interventions with a focus on wellness checks, sleepers, and behavioral health concerns. The purpose of “on-view” engagement is to identify a potential call before it […]

Macro Updates from February 20 to March 4, 2022

Staffing    Tentative start date for MACRO crew members (Community Intervention Specialist (CIS) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)): March 21, 2022. Projected launch date of the MACRO Program, April 9, 2022. An update on application status was prepared for all applicants that had interviewed and will be sent out by the OFD Human Resources Department by March […]

The Latest on MACRO (Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland) Outcomes

The Latest on MACRO (Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland) Outcomes  Whether MACRO is led by an external community-based organization or the Oakland Fire Department (OFD), the program’s important intended outcomes remain unchanged. They include: Decreased negative outcomes from law enforcement response to nonviolent 911 emergency calls, especially among Black, Indigenous and People of Color […]

What is the Regional Vegetation Mgmt. Joint Powers Agency?

This is the most recent result of North Hills working with other area groups to move toward a safer living environment. In response to the long term drought and growing risk of wildfires caused by climate change, the Oakland City Council passed a resolution authored by Councilmember Dan Kalb and Council President Pro Tempore Sheng Thao authorizing the City of […]

New Fire Chief appointed

City Administrator Ed Reiskin announced the selection of Reginald D. Freeman to serve as the next Fire Chief for the City of Oakland. This became effective May 17, 2021. Mr. Freeman most recently has served as the Fire Chief for the City of Hartford, Connecticut since 2016. He will take over for Deputy Chief Melinda […]