Support Scenic Streets' Claremont Avenue Area Beautification Efforts

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Scenic Streets Has a Few Specific Projects on its Wish List: Hand tools: $150, Replacement shrubs for highway ramps: $250, Mosaic artwork for sidewalk trash can: $500, Shade trees for Hardy Dog Park: $750, Commercial grade and ADA compliant bench for Hardy Dog Park: $1,500. Scenic Streets. Online: Mail/Payto: RCPC/Scenic Streets, 362-60th Street, Oakland, 94618. Tax ID 94-3011284

Several new public trash receptacles were added along southern Claremont Avenue last month thanks to Scenic Streets, the group leading landscaping renovation of the area.

The city placed the sidewalk cans in three litter hot-spots along the street: the corner of Clifton, the corner of Hudson and mid-block near the underpass "Oceanus" mural.

Nearby DaVita Dialysis Corporation has offered to fund the three concrete cans with the graffiti resistant mosaics of local artist Juan Lopez who has decorated most of the cans in the Temescal shopping district.

Scenic Streets is seeking an additional sponsor for one older receptacle in front of Cost-U-Less Insurance opposite the DMV offices. The volunteer group purchased a can with its own funds last year. It has dramatically reduced littering in front of the agency, but the insurance company's headquarters has declined to fund the $500 artwork upgrade.