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Neighborhood Services NewsletterOctober 2015Inside This Issue:Carrington Stairs Mural andMosaic ProjectTraffic Safety in Your NeighborhoodsPlease drive careful in your neighborhoods. Ourchildren are back in school.Take extreme caution around ourneighborhood schools.Drive safe & look out for our kids!FBI Citizens AcademyGreater San Antonio OfficerAppreciationMcGruff and Scruff Join theOPD FamilyNational Night Out 2015Neighborhood WatchSteering Committee BlockCaptain TrainingWest Oakland Block PartyYouth Safety Presentationat Chinese IndependentBaptist ChurchYouth Safety Presentation at Chinese IndependentBaptist ChurchOn June 29 and June 30, 2015, Oakland ChineseIndependent Baptist Church invited theNeighborhood Service Section and Canine Unit to ayouth safety presentation. The church provided a 2week summer program for children ages 4-10. Over100 children attended the presentation. PoliceService Technician, Kenny Ip trained the kids onhow to protect themselves from bad strangers, howto call 911 and how to be safe during earthquake,etc. Participants were also awarded OPD Jr Badgestickers. The kids also had a chance to see thePolice Canines. K-9 Officers J. Low and J. Stinebrought their Police K-9 with them during thepresentation. The kids learned the role of the K-9Unit, had a chance toorder the K-9 toKa Kui (Kenny) Ipperform certain actions and were also able to pet Police Service Technician IIthe K-9. At the end of the presentation, theYouth Safety Programchurch gifted the Police Department with a thank 510-238-3102you poster that was made by the [email protected]

Carrington Stairs Mural and Mosaic ProjectThe Carrington Way Stair project is a partnership betweenthe Fruitvale residents, Unity Council, Fruitvale UnityNeighborhood Council, OPD and Oakland Unite“Messengers for Change”. The Carrington Way stair projectwas critical to addressing gang activity in the HarrigntonAvenue area.The Carrington way stairs (72 steps) has been a continuousgang hang out. The area was heavily tagged with ganggraffiti, there was illegal dumping, homeless and a wellknown marijuana hangout. Since the project began,neighbors have been inviting the youth to participate in amural and mosaic project. Youth in the area that oncetagged the stairway have now adopted the stairwell andkeep other youth from tagging. Neighbors who live on eitherside of the stairwell have noticed a drastic decrease in theamount of nuisance activity.AfterBeforeAna MartinezNeighborhood Services C[email protected] Fruitvale Unity Neighborhood Councilwelcomes you to join their beautification efforts.Fruitvale UnityBeatsLocationMeeting DateMeeting Time20X, 23X,and 24XFruitvale San Antonio Senior Center3301 East 12th Street, #2013rd Thursday of each month. Nomeeting in August or December.6:30pmMcGruff and Scruff Join the Oakland Police Department FamilyThe Citizen Police AcademyAlumni Association helped OPDobtain their very own McGruff andScruff! The CPAAA applied for a 4000.00 grant to the OaklandPolice Foundation to purchasethese great costumes. McGruffand Scruff made their debut atNational Night Out, TuesdayAugust 4, 2015.Ana MartinezNeighborhood Services ruff and Scruff will be greatpartners as we build strongercommunity ties and strengtheningour outreach efforts.McGruff and his nephewScruff at National Night Out

Oakland Police Throw A Block Party InWest OaklandIn April, the Area 1 Community Resource Team joinedforces to host a block party in West Oakland in the 8001000 block of Campbell Street. Captain Drennon Lindsey& the Community Resource Team, which includesCommunity Resource Officers, Crime Reduction Team &the Neighborhood Services Section hosted a good “oldfashion” street party. Residents interacted with Police andenjoyed music, food, raffles, and games including‘Basketball with a Cop!” Residents commended theOakland Police Department for hosting such a great partyin a tough neighborhood. One resident stated, “This isbeautiful. I love the OfficersBBQing & hanging out with thekids. We need this all thetime & thank you I love my tshirt.” Sgt Rich Vierra & theGolden State Warriorsdonated t-shirts for thisevent.FBI Citizens AcademyWe are happy toannounce there arecurrently twoCitizens PoliceAcademy AlumniAssociationmembers that arepart of the FBICitizens Academy.Similar to the Oakland Police Citizen PoliceAcademy, FBI Citizens Academy Programgives business, religious, civic andcommunity leaders an inside look at the FBI.During the FBI academy, students gaininsight into the structure and operation of anFBI field office and learn the services the FBIprovides to local and state law enforcementagencies.National Night Out 2015On Tuesday, August 4th residents from all over Oakland came together to celebrate with their neighbors forNational Night Out. It is the nation’s night out against crime. Oakland residents hosted a block party, icecream social, barbeque, or any other type of group event all over the city. This year Oakland had 577 partiesand there were approximately 29,800 residents in attendance citywideNeighborhood Services would like to thank all those who hosted or attended parties. We would also like toextend a thank you to the staff from the following City departments and outside agencies who volunteered tovisit parties:Oakland Police DepartmentOffice of the MayorCity Administrators OfficeOakland Fire DepartmentAlameda County District Attorney’s OfficePublic Works DepartmentOakland Public LibraryCitizen’s Police Review BoardDepartment of Human ServicesOakland Public Library Commission BoardNeighborhood Law Corp

National Night Out is the first Tuesday of August each For more information about National Night Outplease visit or callyear. We hope that you will host a party on your(510) 986-2715.block next year on August 2, 2016!

Greater San Antonio Officer AppreciationOn Thursday, October 8, 2015 the Greater San AntonioNeighborhood Crime Prevention Council hosted anOfficer’s Appreciation Breakfast and Lunch for officersat the Manzanita Recreation Center. Assistant ChiefPaul Figueroa and Councilmember Abel Guillenstopped by to show their appreciation for the officersand the Greater San Antonio Neighborhood CrimePrevention Council board members who hosted theevent. Special thanks to Board members RosaMontgomery and Colette McPherson – andNeighborhood Services Coordinator Edith Guillen fororganizing and hosting the event.Edith GuillenNeighborhood Services se join us in 2016 when the Greater San Antonio NCPC resumes having meetings.Neighborhood Watch Steering Committee Block Captain TrainingOn Monday, September 28,2015 at 6:30 p.m., theNeighborhood Watch SteeringCommittee (NWSC) hosted aworkshop for Oakland BlockCaptains. This was the secondtime this workshop waspresented. A similar workshopoccurred earlier this year.The guest speakers were Christina Lim and Patrick Bears, Neighborhood Law Corp (NLC) Attorneys from theCity Attorney's Office and Ed Labayog from the Planning and Building Department. All of these individualscan provide assistance to residents who are having problems with public nuisance properties. The NLCattorneys and Code Compliance frequently work with the police department and public works to develop astrategy to address problematic properties. In addition to nuisance properties, the NLC attorneys deal withillegal dumping and problematic motels and liquor establishments.There were approximately (25) block captains in attendance whowere able to ask questions of the guests. Several block captainswalked away feeling empowered with the information provided.Our next "special" workshop will be a tour of the CommunicationsDispatch Center (aka 9-1-1) scheduled for some time in November.Reneé SykesNeighborhood Services [email protected]

Oakland Police Throw A Block Party In West Oakland FBI Citizens Academy National Night Out 2015 On Tuesday, August 4th residents from all over Oakland came together to celebrate with their neighbors for National Night Out. It is the nation’s night out against crime. Oakland residents hosted a block party, ice cream social, barbeque, or any .