Our ultra local listserve
PPNA residents Nicki Kaiser and Rick Sayre spearheaded the effort to bring newer, better, more local communications technology to PPNA through an ultra-local listserve, Nextdoor. We have a site dedicated strictly to Piedmont Pines. Perhaps you're in a MON that already uses a Yahoo or Google group, or perhaps tin cans with a string. Nextdoor might better serve your needs.
The beauty of Nextdoor is you can tailor settings to receive only the kinds of postings you want. You might, for example:
- Select PPNA news only, or widen your scope to other nearby neighborhoods
- Chose only crime alerts and urgent alerts such as suspicous acivities, disasters, evacuations
- Expand settings to include classifieds, free items, or recommendations (learning about good and bad service providers from neighbors is very useful)
Oakland Police Department's area team supporting Montclair joined Nextdoor to provide us with breaking police news and crime statistics relative to our neighborhood.
You can get an app for your mobile device as well.
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation to join Nextdoor. Include your street address so we can confirm you are a Piedmont Pines resident.
The Nextdoor Manifesto
We are for neighbors.
For neighborhood barbecues. For multi-family garage sales. For trick-or-treating.
We're for slowing down, children at play.
We're for sharing a common hedge and an awesome babysitter.
We're for neighborhood watch. Emergency response. And for just keeping an eye out for a lost cat.
We believe waving hello to the new neighbor says, “Welcome” better than any doormat.
We believe technology is a powerful tool for making neighborhoods stronger, safer places to call home.
We're all about online chats that lead to more clothesline chats.
We believe fences are sometimes necessary, but online privacy is always necessary.
We believe strong neighborhoods not only improve our property value, they improve each one of our lives.
We believe that amazing things can happen by just talking with the people next door.
We are Nextdoor. We are simply you and your neighbors, together.