RED FLAG WATCH from 11 pm Sunday through 5 pm Tuesday. Gusty offshore winds & drying conditions. Walk around your house to ensure it still complies with defensible space standards. Pack your go bag. Go to for more tips.
Oakland Firesafe Council

Community Comeback Picnic at Lake Temescal October 17

The North Hills Community Association invites Oakland and Berkeley residents to join them for a Community Comeback Picnic at Lake Temescal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 17, 2021. A remembrance of those who perished in the 199 fire as well as live jazz music, local choral groups from Bentley Schools, children’s activities, food trucks — including an espresso and gelato bar! — and, because our pets are also an important part of our community, a dog costume contest and pooch parade! But if you want your pooch to be part of it, you will have to be there by noon. To find out more, including personal stories, fire safety tips, and more information about the picnic, visit