Greetings Upper Rockridge Neighbors,
This is your monthly URNA Newsletter to help us better stay in contact with you!
(This mailing is addressed to: Current and Former Members of URNA, Volunteers, Newsletter subscribers. Feel free to forward to anyone and ask them to subscribe)
WHO WE ARE: URNA is made up of a small group of volunteers that contribute considerable time, effort to help make our neighborhood safer. The reality of our times is that Oakland Police still is not fully staffed and has limited resources that get allocated more to "hot spots" of the city. URNA is one of about 7 different neighborhood associations doing this type of activity and we meet every several months to share info and also liase with OPD and city council members.
Be a Contributor to your neighborhood safety!
Truth is that only about 1/4 of the URNA Newsletter readers are active members!
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: We really need more URNA members to sustain/grow the patrols and cameras! We want to add more evening hours (many car break-ins lately) and WE NEED YOUR HELP. We know a lot of you have alarm systems already and even some with patrols, but MORE PATROLS means lower crime statistically and our patrol watches the neighborhood, not just individual subscribers. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING URNA. We have a low-low rate for Associate members now too. Help us keep the neighborhood safe. Thx. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NEW MEMBER RATES BELOW
Village Market Membership Drive table: Do you have some time to help man a table and hand out flyers to our neighborhood hub visitors? Please contact us.
ROCKRIDGE NEWS ARTICLE: We made it into the news! Rockridge News anyway. This article appeared in May 6 issue and describes patrol efforts by Safer Rockridge and Upper Rockridge Neighborhood Association. Best way to read is using your PDF reader: JUST CLICK HERE or ON THE IMAGE and it will take you to the PDF.
AREA CRIME MAP May turned out to rev up the crime a bit unfortunately after a calm March/April. Several robberies and if you read NextDoor (you should) you'll see a number of car break-ins. Please SEE the PARKING OUTSIDE tips below or on our website. There is some new technology where keyless remotes are compromised.
Check out the crime map from MAY below. CLICK on map or link below for interactive version.
The BEST way to view this is interactively via the CrimeMapper link: http://www.crimemapping.com/Share/URNA If you pick an address close to the center of URNA coverage map (e.g. 77 Clarewood Ln is good), you can see crime in the whole area when you don't limit to the 1 mile radius as shown above...
***FACTOID: THERE ARE OVER 1500 homes in URNA coverage area. Our patrols benefit ALL of them. We could add day and night patrols OR double our patrol cars if only 10% of you participate! We're working hard for you! Please take part in the collective safety of our neighborhood! -->OUR PATROLS are there to protect the community, not just individual houses!
See the LOWER MEMBER RATES below and JOIN URNA now! Our patrols augment the security of our area, even if you have a personal patrol service.