neighborhood crime prevention councils http://kalw.org en After 15 years of false starts, Oakland puts hope into a new community policing plan http://kalw.org/post/after-15-years-false-starts-oakland-puts-hope-new-community-policing-plan <p></p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px">West Oakland&rsquo;s Alex Miller-Cole has decided that he can&rsquo;t depend on the police for help.</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px">&ldquo;Mead Avenue was the second worst street in all of Oakland,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;All the neighbors have been mulching. We planted 75 trees. Now it&rsquo;s the cleanest street ever. Nothing happens here now.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:27:25 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 33145 at http://kalw.org After 15 years of false starts, Oakland puts hope into a new community policing plan