National Night Out -- August 7, 2007

  • Piedmont Avenue neighbors participated enthusiastically and creatively in the 24th annual National Night Out, a nationwide event held in August to strengthen neighborhood spirit and prevent crime. This year 315 Oakland neighborhoods (14,000 adults and 7,000 young folks) participated, compared with 227 in 2006. Over the last three years, Oakland has experienced an 800% increase in participation. If your neighborhood would like to participate next year, register at, or call Brenda Ivey at 238-3091.

  • Form a Neighborhood Watch on your block. Contact our Neighborhood Services Coordinator -- Paul Brekke Miesner or by calling 615.5929 for further information.

The gathering at Glen Echo Park and Montell streets
Organized by Elizabeth Soeurs

Ramona Avenue and Pleasant Valley Court gathering,
Organized by Margitta Gardner
photo credit: Ronile Lahti

Rio Vista gathering
Organized by Anya Behn

Photographer Joyce Benna in action
photo credit: Doug McKechnie

Neighbors barbequeing at Rio Vista on NNO
photo credit: Doug McKechnie

3 neighborhood groups joined: 138 & 145 Monte Cresta and 1 Kelton Court [read more]
Organized by Della Mundy

Kempton Way
Organized by Philip Laing
photo credit: Philip Laing

Rose Avenue
Organized by Gail Jara

Organized by Mike Lydon

all photographs taken by Joyce Benna (unless indicated otherwise)