Neighborhood watch http://kalw.org en Oakland residents organize to fight crime http://kalw.org/post/oakland-residents-organize-fight-crime <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;">Just a few weeks ago, 12 people were shot and </span><a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23890186/oakland-12-people-shot-less-than-24-hours" style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #1255cc">three killed</span></a><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;"> within a 24-hour period &nbsp;in Oakland. It’s a snapshot of a difficult reality that some residents are facing there - which includes robberies being up </span><a href="http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/police/documents/webcontent/oak042445.pdf" style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;"><span style="text-decoration: underline ; color: #1255cc">30 percent</span></a><span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;"> from this time last year. Even in traditionally safer neighborhoods like </span>Rockridge<span style="font-family: Arial; line-height: normal;">, residents are scared to go out at night.</span></p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:12:58 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 32203 at http://kalw.org Oakland residents organize to fight crime Today on Your Call: How should neighbors look out for each other? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-should-neighbors-look-out-each-other <p><span><span style='font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;'>&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Laura Wenus 31177 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How should neighbors look out for each other? Lacking police presence, Oakland residents take control of their streets http://kalw.org/post/lacking-police-presence-oakland-residents-take-control-their-streets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A couple of years ago, Sonny Le and his five-year-old son were approaching their front gate in Oakland’s Glenview neighborhood after school when Le saw two men running towards them.</span></p><p>“One was trying to go behind us – the maneuver trying to corral your prey, basically,” he says. “The other one started coming right at me, at us. He put his hoodie on. It was like, OK, these kids gonna rob us.”</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 02:57:38 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 26242 at http://kalw.org Lacking police presence, Oakland residents take control of their streets Neighborhood watches grow in Oakland http://kalw.org/post/neighborhood-watches-grow-oakland <p>At around 10 o&rsquo;clock on a brisk spring morning in Oakland Hills, Danny Cieloha and Esther Fong walk along Davenport Avenue wearing bright orange vests with a neighborhood watch logo and carrying cell phones, in case they need to snap a picture or call for help. They&rsquo;re looking for &nbsp;&ldquo;anything that&#39;s unusual,&rdquo; says Fong.</p><p>&ldquo;Things like young men out of their cars, walking the neighborhood,&rdquo; adds Cieloha.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:53:28 +0000 Emily Gadek 11764 at http://kalw.org Neighborhood watches grow in Oakland