There is a tree that is blocking the street light causing a very dark stretch of sidewalk. Last week there was a armed robbery in this stretch so the neighbors are eager t o get the tree trimmed. It's only a few branches that would need to be cut back.
475-499 Hudson Street Oakland, California - Shafter
Someone has put up a structure and is living under the freeway across from FROG Park where children are always playing. I've seen needles, bags and open signs of drug use. He has filled almost the entire block on Claremont under the freeway adjacent to him with carts full of belongings/garbage.
Claremont Avenue And Hudson Oakland, California - Shafter
For over half a year now a garbage pile continues to grow and expand on Claremont Avenue under the Highway 24 overpass near Hudson Street. I understand that this started out as a shopping cart of homeless possessions, but now it is truly just one big garbage dump that spans over half a city block. This is directly across from Frog Park where neighborhood kids like to play. I don't understand why the city allows this to grow and refuses to do anything about it (I know of multiple neighbors that continue to call about this on a regular basis with no response). More recently, the garbage pile includes multiple full Waste Management garbage bins that were taken from Rockridge residents. As a neighborhood resident that pays a monthly fee for garbage pick up, this doesn't make sense. Maybe we should all stop paying Waste Management and just haul our garbage over to Claremont Avenue and add it to the pile....it would save us a lot of money and it appears that the city is okay with this. Why can't we do better Oakland? Please respond and clean up this health hazard.
Currently, there are no striped crosswalks on Shattuck between 51st & 55th streets. There is a large amount of pedestrian traffic crossing at 53rd & 54th streets but automobiles almost never stop for pedestrians. A pedestrian was recently hit by a car here and there have been many close calls. The city needs to add at least one additional striped crosswalk and pedestrian signage. The ideal location would be at the intersection of Shattuck & the 500 block of 54th Street as this seems to be the major crossing point for seniors going from the apartment complex on telegraph (driveways open to 53rd & 54th towards Shattuck) to the church on 54th daily.
There is a large pile of human feces and a large amount of toilet paper in the gutter on Locksley, near the empty lot on the corner or Locksley and Forest where homeless people have been sleeping. There is also human feces streaking the pillars in that empty lot.
Homeless are setting up camp at top of embankment under highway 24 eastbound and westbound and this morning another person set up camp at street level. Contacted Caltrans and they responded that it was City of Oakland’s responsibility
Hudson Street And Claremont Avenue Oakland, California - Shafter
A homeless camp has recently set up on the sidewalk of Hudson Street near the intersection of Claremont Avenue. This camp partially blocks the sidewalk where tax paying citizens line up for casual carpool rides into the city to go to work. It is also directly across the street from Frog Park where children go to play. It appears that the city of Oakland has already forfeited the Claremont Avenue off ramp to a permanent homeless camp and this appears to be the next step in homeless occupation of Frog Park and the surrounding area. This is not acceptable and should be addressed quickly before this camp also becomes a permanent fixture in the neighborhood.