Established in 1941

 

Piedmont Pines wins praise from many civic leaders as being one of Oakland's most organized and productive voluntary neighborhood associations. 

When we speak, we're listened to. Decision makers know our residents care and stay engaged. We pitch in on beautification projects, keep one another informed, protect against crime, gain emergency preparedness skills, and the list goes on.
 
 
 
 
 

We count on your voluntary dues

Our dues, which are completely voluntary, begin at only $35 for an entire calendar year. Visit the PPNA Projects  tab and check out our Strategic Plan to see all your association does on behalf of YOU, to make our neighborhood special, inviting, welcoming and FABULOUS. We can only do it with your support. Our dues year begins January 1, and all memberships expire on December 31. Keep your dues current so you don't miss out on important information.

How to pay dues:  two options

  1. Online through our Member Center.  You'll need to be in our roster and have a user name(generally your email address) and password. To set a new password, click near top of this page on Sign In, then scroll down to Forgot Password.  The system will send you a link to set your password. For help,  email us. If you're not in our roster, send us this email.
  2. Mail a check to       

PPNA 
PO Box 13292
Oakland, CA 94661-3292

 


 

 

 

PPNA launches a new virtual food drive with 

 
 

Thanks to PPNA resident (and new daddy) Joel Mancuso, PPNA just launched its fourth virtual food drive with the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Our campaign goal is $8,000 between now and December 16th. 

But don't wait:  Donate now to have your gift DOUBLED!

Donating is super easy, and will be greatly appreciated by those who worry about how to feed their families. 

Here's the link:     https://donate.accfb.org/vfd/PiedmontPines.

Let's show once again how much we care about our neighbors
throughout Alameda County. 

So far, PPNA neighbors have contributed nearly
$30,000 across our four ACCFB Virtual Drives starting in 2020.
Let's keep it goin'!

Mark your calendar

Our Annual Town Hall for 2023 is Monday, January 30 

Speaker invitations are out to our new Mayor-elect, Sheng Thao, Councilmember-elect Janani Ramachandran, Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong, Public Works Director Harold Duffey, Department of Transportation Director Fred Kelley. 

To allow more in-depth discussion of topics we know you care a LOT about, this year, we're scaling back the number of speakers AND planning a second Town Hall in the spring to cover fire issues: utility undergrounding, fire inspections, the new MACRO program, intra-city and -agency coordination, and home and neighborhood emergency preparation and response.

Both these forums will be virtual.

But so that we don't lose personal touch with one another, we're also planning a late-summer picnic like the one we hosted in August at Lake Temescal.

Stay tuned, we're in for another busy and fruitful 2023.

We are engaged,

we care, we vote

What a nail-biter of an election we had in November.  Piedmont Pines is now represented by a new mayor, Sheng Thao; a new councilmember, Janani Ramachandran; and a new school board director, Nick Resnick. Our civic partners know that PPNA is an active and engaged community, so they listen closely to us.  We will be busy honing our relationship with each of our new electeds. 

To ensure that our community was able to make carefully informed decisions for this election, PPNA hosted four election forums in partnership with the League of Women Voters--one for mayor, one for council, one for school board and one on the ballot measures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly 100 neighbors came with their families to PPNA's first-ever family picnic at Lake Temescal on a beautiful day in August. Tots found playmates, adults met new neighbors and people of all ages noshed on hotdogs, played lawn games, learned about fire safety and goggled over Chabot Space & Science Center tricks.

This event will be back, by popular demand.  Here's the idea: continue having virtual town halls as often as we need them for discussions about important issues, but ADD in-person, good old-fashioned fun at least once a year. Let us know what you think.

 

 

BTW: One resident wrote his regrets in his picnic RSVP-- "Unfortunately our schedule does not allow us to attend.  I know it’s likely to be the social event of the season that we are missing"… Michael

 

 

Dedication Event

Celebrates Dick Spees 

Dick Spees was joined by dignitaries, friends, neighbors and family on August 30, 2021  to celebrate the renaming of Castle Canyon to Dick Spees Canyon. Dick saved this wooded 8-acre spot at the intersection of Mastlands Drive and Larry Lane from a multi-unit development that the community and environmental experts deemed unsafe for such density.   Dick, who now lives in Alameda, served as our councilmember for 24 years, followed by six years as PPNA's president. He was the primary mover behind the development of Chabot Space & Science Center. As PPNA's political and civic advisor, he's still only a phone call away.