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Important safety reminder about parking.  If nothing else it'll keep your mirror from being knocked off if the "possibly...
12/15/2017
oaklandfiresafecouncil.org

Important safety reminder about parking. If nothing else it'll keep your mirror from being knocked off if the "possibly saving someone's life" part isn't enough motivation. :-)

Scary night, amazing work by the Oakland Firefighters and Police to swarm on the fire and contain it before it could be ...
12/12/2017
Wind-Whipped Fire Burns Homes In The Oakland Hills

Scary night, amazing work by the Oakland Firefighters and Police to swarm on the fire and contain it before it could be more devastating. Stay safe out there everyone!

A wind-whipped four-alarm fire damaged five structures in the Oakland Hills and forced at least 50 homes to be evacuated early Tuesday before firefighters could bring it under control.

10/12/2017

For those displaced or who know someone who is, please utilize this amazing list of organizations offering the following for free to fire evacuees:
FREE FOOD / WATER:
• Amy’s Drive Thru in Rohnert Park: offering free meals to those evacuated. If you choose to pay for a evacuees meal, 100% of that money will be donated to help in the aids effort. (10/10/17 3:30pm)
• Nopalito (10/10/17): offering free burritos from 11-3 (1905 Bodega Ave)
• McGuires is offering free food
• Mystic Theatre/McNears (10/10/17): Serving Breakfast 9-11, Serving Lunch-soup and sandwiches from 12-3, Serving Dinner from 5-8. They can deliver or make meals to go. Contact them directly at 707-765-2121
• Sauced BBQ Restaurant (10/10/17): Serving free food from 9-4, offering place to rest and view TV
• Sweet Zone (10/10/17): Offering free Gelato
• Quinua Restaurant (10/10/17): Offering free lunch
• Lagunitas, Tap Room (10/10/17): Giving away free water- bring containers and they will fill them
• The Drawing Board (10/10/17): Offering food delivery to those in need, plus a special menu for firefighters and victims.
FREE WIFI / COMPUTERS:
• Comcast (10/10/17) FREE Internet/Comcast/Xfinity: Removed restrictions and opened their WiFi hotspots for all to use through Fri. 10/13 Log in as “Guest”.
• Copperfield’s Books Petaluma: Free wifi, allows dogs, water, stickers & crayons for children
• Mystic Theatre/McNears/The Roaring Donkey (10/10/17): Offering laptops for fire victims to use if they need to get a hold of their financial institutions or family. Ask for Sierra Bradley.
• Roaring Donkey has laptops set up and wifi and chargers for people, as needed.
FREE HEALTH / WELLNESS:
• Petaluma Swim Center (10/10/17): Offering showers 8:30-10:30 am and 3:00-5:30 pm today. (Soap, Shampoo and Towels provided)
• Synergy Health Club (10/10/17): Offering free showers plus towels to those in need. Also a place to relax with couches and TV.
FREE CLOTHING / ENTERTAINMENT:
• Adventure Recreation – 2200 Petaluma Blvd. N. will be open until 6pm for kids to play out of the smoke. Free for fire victims. Proceeds from others will be donated to relief efforts.
• Petaluma Bowling Alley (10/10/17): Offering a free space to hang out and play games
• Sax’s Joint – 317 Petaluma Blvd. S – Collecting Men’s Basketball shorts and sweats, as well as socks and underwear for both men and women from 6am-4pm Tues. 10:10 to distribute to shelters.
• California Academy of Sciences Free, safe place for families during the day
• Ethical Clothing – 122 Kentucky Street. 707-769-8564. Open Tuesday. The middle room of the store is a free clothing boutique for those in need. For non-evacuees, they will also sell newly donated items for $25 a piece and donate the money to those in need.
• Yoga Hell: Free yoga classes, plus an easy drop-off donation site for locals
PETS / ANIMAL BOARDING:
• Petaluma Animal Shelter (10/10/17) – Snuggle Shuttle @ Petaluma Community Center at Lucchesi Park (707-778-7387) Offering pet food, water, boarding, and lost and found pet information.
• Strong’s Second Chance Ranch (10/10/17): Offering to home horses, can message on Facebook
• Chanslor Ranch – Bodega Bay, Offering free beds and campsite. Kid and pet friendly. (707) 875-2721
• Sonoma Humane Society – 5345 Highway 12 West, Santa Rosa. Taking in animals for boarding, lost & found animals. No cost vet treatment for burn victims, owned or stray animals affected by fires. Open 8-5 daily.
• Unleashed Dog Training for boarding and if you need a place to hang. Call at 707.763.9882
• Marin Humane Society offering free boarding
• Misc animal issues: Anyone encountering animal related issues can call 707-565-4406. This number will be available 24/7 until further notice. Donations can also be made through this line. Please be prepared to share information about the number of animals, type of animals, address and location for the animals, and any information about the families associated with the animals, if known.
• Better Homes and Gardens in Sebastopol will give you a cup of coffee and wifi and you can charge your phone. 186 Main st Sebastopol.

10/12/2017

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If you're looking to help immediately, please consider donating to the Redwood Empire Food Bank who is providing food to...
10/12/2017
Redwood Empire Food Bank

If you're looking to help immediately, please consider donating to the Redwood Empire Food Bank who is providing food to people displaced by the fires.

The Redwood Empire Food bank (REFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization serving north coastal California, from Sonoma County to the Oregon border.

How You Can Help With North Bay Fire Relief Efforts
10/12/2017
How You Can Help With North Bay Fire Relief Efforts

How You Can Help With North Bay Fire Relief Efforts

Donations and volunteers are needed in the North Bay Area as local fire crews continue to battle multiple blazes that have wiped out entire neighborhoods and left scores of people unaccounted for in wine...

Folks, remember to support the local shops in Montclair.  Go visit A Great Good Place for Books and buy some books!  Als...
09/30/2017
A Great Good Place for Books

Folks, remember to support the local shops in Montclair. Go visit A Great Good Place for Books and buy some books! Also, pro-tip, there are always cookies in the back...for...the kids...but they don't card so you're good to snack on one while you browse around.

Hey friends here's a piece in the East Bay Times; thank you for coming out this month and making our "Just One Book" campaign so much fun! You guys amaze me! Remember you can shop online at www.ggpbooks.com http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/09/27/montclair-villages-beloved-bookstore-struggling-to-stay-open/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#link_time=1506549109

01/08/2017

The rain is here! Everyone slow down while driving and watch out for branches and flooded roads.

Let's go Golden State Warriors!!!
01/07/2017

Let's go Golden State Warriors!!!

01/06/2017
High Wind Warning in the San Francisco Bay Area

I'm sure everyone knows there's a huge storm headed our way. Watch for downed trees and limbs out there folks and slow down!

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Strong winds expected this weekend in the hills and across coastal areas.

Strong southerly winds will develop early Saturday morning as the first wave of moisture moves onshore. The strongest winds are forecast to impact the hills with gusts from 50 to 60 mph possible on Southwest facing coastal slopes. There may be a lull in the winds later Saturday afternoon before the next system moves onshore Saturday night into Sunday with another round of wind and rain.

High Wind Warning in effect from 4 AM Saturday to 4 AM PST Sunday.

The National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a High Wind Warning, which is in effect from 4 AM Saturday to 4 AM PST Sunday. The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.

Timing: early Saturday morning through Sunday morning, although there could be a brief break in the strong winds Saturday afternoon and evening.
Winds: southerly winds from 20 to 35 mph with gusts of 50 to 60 mph possible in the hills above 1500 feet.
Impacts: downed trees and limbs on saturated soils will likely lead to power outages in the hills. A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. &&.

Strong southerly winds will develop early Saturday morning as the first wave of moisture moves onshore. The strongest winds are forecast to impact the hills with gusts from 50 to 60 mph possible on Southwest facing coastal slopes. There may be a lull in the winds later Saturday afternoon before the…

01/19/2016

Be careful out there folks! Roads are flooded.

10/27/2015

Everyone looking forward to Halloween? What are some of the costumes that kids (or kids at heart) will be wearing this year?

Some very nice music from Montclair Hills local Sam E. Rubin.  I think this would be perfect to listen to when the fog r...
09/03/2015
Childhood Remixed

Some very nice music from Montclair Hills local Sam E. Rubin. I think this would be perfect to listen to when the fog returns and is slowly blowing through the trees.

This is the same recording of my musical movement "Childhood" but remixed with sound filters. (c) Copywrite 2015 Rubin Records

08/26/2015

Please drive safely! School is back in session and there are little fawns walking around. Slow down, you won't be late. ☺

08/17/2015
M4.0 - 1km N of Piedmont, California

Good morning!

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04/20/2015

"Spring" in the Montclair Hills always requires a sweater. :-)

02/14/2015

Spring is coming to the hills soon, anyone planning to plant anything special in their gardens this year?

07/02/2012

This is a bit disturbing and scary (received this after a couple forwards):

I just received this from a friend who rides the Oakland hills
regularly . As I know exactly where this took place, it is really
food for thought. The incident occurred Thursday this week.

This was on another Berkeley based cycling email list tonight.

Thought I'd let you know. My son works for Oakland Fire and is currently stationed off of Skyline. He just called me. A bike rider came in to the station to report his mugging.

This just happened at approx 3pm today. He was a solo bike rider. He had just come down South Pinehurst and turned onto Redwood Rd. Just past the Redwood Park entrance as he was heading up Redwood, a van passed him, then pulled over, a guy jumped out to stop him. He was able to manage his bike around the guy by going into opposing traffic and continued as fast as he could up Redwood. The van took off again after him and passed him again. The biker went to turn around and there was another car involved who pulled up behind him. The guy pulled a gun on the biker, took his gold chain necklace, then took the bike and threw it in the van.

The van was a 2 tone gray (dark & light gray) 70'ish. It was like one of those workstyle Econo vans with window in the back and the side door. The car was a Nissan 200SX, possibly red in color.

Please let everyone know. This was a brazen crime and there will no doubt be more until these guys are caught. They have a lot of victims out there waiting with all of us who do solo rides on these more isolated back roads.

Photos of 5687 Florence Terrace in the 1920's and today.  Quite a change. :-)
06/22/2012
Montclair Redo to View | The Oakland Berkeley Journal

Photos of 5687 Florence Terrace in the 1920's and today. Quite a change. :-)

Montclair is an area of Oakland above Highway 13 between Broadway Terrace and Park Boulevard, with properties built from the 1920′s to new construction. The appeal is the woodsy setting and in many parts of Montclair you will get the feeling that you are away from it all, yet so close to the city v...

06/21/2012

I guess the fog is back. :-)

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06/21/2012

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Montclair Hills's cover photo
06/21/2012

Montclair Hills's cover photo

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