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!

Oakland Heritage Alliance Names Preservation Honorees

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Oakland Heritage Alliance (OHA) has announced this year's Partners in Preservation who will be feted at the organization's annual membership meeting February 20, beginning at 7 p.m. at the historic Rockridge Masonic Hall, 5449 College Avenue. The public is invited.

This year's event includes local recognition for Residential Rehabilitation at 5806 Ross Street, Steve Rynerson, owner.

New Program Helps Homeowners: "Brace + Bolt" for Earthquakes

Saturday, October 12, 2013

To help Bay Area homeowners protect their largest investment and loved ones, the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP) - a joint venture created by California Earthquake Authority and the California Governor"s Office of Emergency Services - is introducing a pilot retrofit program called Earthquake Brace + Bolt that would provide rebates for work to strengthen foundations of homes in the Rockridge and Temescal communities.

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