November Winds Uproot Huge Eucalyptus Tree on Keith; Caltrans Action Pending...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

It was a dark and stormy night the evening of Thursday, November 21, when Oakland and the Bay Area experienced a number of damaging events caused by unusually high winds gusting up to 35 mph locally.

Two people died and thousands throughout the Bay Area lost power.

City Approves Chabot School & Recreation Center Tree Plantings

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

As part of its settlement with Caltrans, the Fourth Bore Coalition proposed planting trees along Highway 24 to mitigate the effect of the newly expanded Caldecott Tunnel. Caltrans balked.

Children's Hospital Expansion Plans Seen as More Neighborhood Friendly City Planners Seem to Hew to a Stricter Line

Monday, December 9, 2013

Expansion plans for Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland (CHRCO) have taken a turn for the better. The organization and its architects have adjusted the preliminary plans in ways viewed by the community as improvements.

Public Safety Information You Want

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Over 100 people responded to a recent RCPC survey to help identify public safety-related issues Rockridge residents want to learn about and discuss as a community.

Also involved are the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council (NCPC); Rockridge District Association (RDA); Councilman Dan Kalb's office; College Avenue Presbyterian Church; Anthony Toribio (OPD); and Patricia Rose, OPD Neighborhood Services.

What are we hearing? Most people's priority is personal safety - including family, neighbors and home and property. Other leading issues are:

Volunteers Make Church's Community Thanksgiving Day Meal an Enduring Success

Friday, November 8, 2013

For nearly 25 years, the College Avenue Presbyterian Church community has hosted an annual Thanksgiving Day community meal. Begun as a way to build a deeper sense of community and to respond to concrete needs, the meal continues year in and year out to work towards those goals.

Creek to Bay Day, the Rockridge-Temescal Way

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Creek to Bay Day is Oakland's annual stewardship event and celebration of our urban waterways; this year it coincides with the autumnal equinox on September 21.

It's time to welcome autumn to the Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt, and to gather, get acquainted, and get our own Temescal Creek ready for winter.

The DMV Neighbors Association is coordinating Creek to Bay Day, Saturday, September 21, at the creek from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign in at the corner of Redondo and Cavour. Volunteers will be treated to pastries and coffee at the sign-in table.

Rockridge Out & About: Sunday, October 6

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Come picnic with Market Hall during Rockridge's Out & About Street Fair, Sunday, October 6, 12-6 p.m. Along College Avenue from Ocean View Drive to the BART station, Market Hall and neighboring businesses will offer a wide array of foods, beverages and fun activities.

Among the many events and attractions, you will find:

Chefs Stage: Sponsored by Market Hall and Nathan & Co.

Local Community Garden Now in 13th Year

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Our neighborhood on Ocean View Drive between Broadway and Margarido has a magnet that we all refer to as the community Garden. This is a story about that long block of neighbors in Rockridge that came together as a community to celebrate, to work, and to join each other as a neighborhood around our garden.

Rockridge Doctor of Chiropractic, a Veteran, Offers Free Natural Treatment Plan for PTSD

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Stress disorders and suicides among veterans and service members are at epidemic proportions. To do my part to fight these tragedies, I extend an offer to our community to treat three veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) free of charge in my clinic.

New Trees Spruce up Davita Dialysis Facility

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Scenic Street volunteers planted nine flowering sidewalk trees around the dilapidated Davita Dialysis facility on Claremont Avenue at Clifton Street last month, but ground-breaking on the company's own landscaping improvements – promised over a year ago – remains to be seen.

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