The Rockridge District of Oakland in northern California:
by James K. Sayre
(note: Rockridge gets its name from a rocky ridge up in the hills, which originally was used as the base for a quarry).
Some Gardening References for the curious Rockridge gardener:
Rockridge Gardening Guides
Some common birds in Rockridge (with notes): Rockridge
Growing herbs in Rockridge: Growing
herbs in Rockridge
Growing vegetables in Rockridge: Growing
vegetables in Rockridge
Growing "California natives" in Rockridge: Growing "California natives"
Growing citrus fruit trees in Rockridge: Growing citrus fruit trees in Rockridge
Growing deciduous fruit trees in Rockridge: Growing
deciduous fruit trees in Rockridge
Growing other fruits and nuts in Rockridge: Growing
other fruits and nuts in Rockridge
Rockridge Geology and the nearby Hayward Earthquake Fault:
Rockridge Weather Rockridge Weather
Rockridge rainfall records: Rockridge rainfall records
Rockridge Sounds Rockridge Sounds
Rockridge Smells Rockridge
Rockridge Natural History Rockridge
Rockridge Mammals Rockridge Mammals
Pesonal essays about Rockridge:
It seems like overdevelopment issues never seem to go away for long in our lovely Rockridge. Stop Rockridge Overdevelopment
There is no real need for the City of Oakland to restart
spraying toxic herbicides in parklands in the hills. The Blue Gum Eucalyptus
trees do not present any real danger to Oakland residents living near the
hills. Stop Oakland herbicides 25
January 2005 Published in The Montclarion on 28 January 2005.
Do we really need archways over College Avenue in Rockridge, Oakland, California? Rockridge archways10 May 2004. Published in The Montclarion, 14 May 2004.
One-handed Waste Management garbage collectors in Oakland,
California balance "doing their job" with simultaneous cell-phone
yakking with the other hand. One-handed
garbage collectors 15 April 2004
$Money$ Grows on Trees in Rockridge, Oakland, California: or How to increase your property's already obscenely high value by the cultivation of a few of the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Trees in your front yard. Money grows on Rockridge Trees
Perversity of Endless Prattling on about increasing "Diversity."
Rockridge Reconsidered: A Personal Critique Rockridge Reconsidered
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