Saturday, April 4, 2020

Latest research on transmission of the corona virus indicates that the primary mode for spreading the infection is droplets from the nose and mouth. These droplets are produced when people breathe, sneeze, cough, or talk. Droplets can travel as much as 6 feet and can stay suspended for a while before falling onto a surface; hence the need for 6-ft social distancing. But maintaining a 6-ft separation isn’t always possible, and even 6-ft may not be 100% effective, so the Alameda County Public Health Department is now recommending,

RCPC Annual Meeting Postponed

Thursday, April 2, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors of the Rockridge Community Planning Council has voted unanimously that RCPC’s Annual Meeting and Election of Directors, scheduled to be held on April 16, 2020, be POSTPONED.

A new date, once set, will be announced in the next printed issue of The Rockridge News.

Rockridge Halloween Parade Cancelled due to Power Outage

Saturday, October 26, 2019
It’s highly likely that power will be shut off to College Avenue around 5 PM today, continuing through tomorrow.
As a result, the Rockridge District Association and the Rockridge Community Planning Council are very sad to announce that Rockridge Halloween Parade, originally scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 27 noon-2 pm, is cancelled this year.
Without power, traffic signals won’t operate, making street crossings unsafe for parade-goers.

Election Over, Some RCPC Board Seats Still Available

Thursday, June 11, 2015

May's RCPC board election confirmed continuing terms for two current members and added new member Noah Rosen to the roster.

Meanwhile, several retiring and termed-out members left the board. We offer heartfelt thanks for their service and best wishes to:

Andy Charman; Virginia Hamilton; Bill Kaufner; Michael Kan; Lisa McNally; and Samantha Weaver.

Grants for Murals in Rockridge

Thursday, June 11, 2015

City Councilmember Dan Kalb invites proposals to combat graffiti and beautify neighborhoods through the creation and installation of new murals and "green walls" in District 1.

Positive and vibrant artwork reflecting the unique character of a given neighborhood and the diversity of Oakland is encouraged.

Eligibility and Program Scope

April 16 Town Hall: 500 New Housing Units in Rockridge Area, Board Elections

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I.    RCPC Board Election: Two incumbents and one new candidate will discuss their candidacy and positions, and take questions from the community. Voting will then be open. + Read the Candidate statements.

II.    Presentation of a City Resolution honoring Rockridge News Editor Don Kinkead. Dan Kalb will recognize Don Kinkead for his years of service to the community. The RCPC board invites you to come share stories and appreciation.

City Encourages Annual Block Parties as Anti-Crime Tool

Thursday, July 10, 2014

This year every party will receive at least one visit from a team of city officials, police officers, or city employees, so register early.

Frequently Asked Questions: National Night Out

Telegraph Avenue Makeover Underway

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The city of Oakland and other agencies are working to improve transportation safety and comfort on Telegraph Avenue between 20th Street and 57th Street for all modes of travel.

The Telegraph Avenue project website ( has results of an online survey of people who travel frequently on Telegraph. The summary report is at:

RCPC Town Hall Feb. 20: The Cost of Public Safety in Oakland (and how you can influence policies and funding)

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Thurs, February 20, 7 p.m. for light snacks; program starts at 7:30 p.m.
Join your neighbors and friends for a comprehensive look at crime reduction policies the city deploys, how well they are working, what they cost, and what the city can  afford. The purpose of the program is to offer Rockridge residents options when  deciding which policies and budget priorities to support or to consider changing as  one key part of strengthening an overall crime-reduction plan.

Rockridge Branch Library Panelists:

Public Safety Forum: Fighting Crime with Environmental Design, Feb. 22 10am

Saturday, February 15, 2014

In the third program in the series of public safety meetings, facilitator – and Rockridge neighbor– Gabe Kleinman provides creative examples of how other neighborhoods have worked together to improve public safety. Gabe and meeting participants will engage in a lively discussion exploring steps we might want to try locally. Ever thought of deploying mimes to discourage jaywalking? They do it in Bogotá!

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