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Old 05-22-2016, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Thanks Tikka. I also just looked at a website to see what it said about Oakland since I spent so many years there without any issues (except for my car stolen twice--but that was out of 25 years of living there). Oakland was rated 25 times worse than North Highlands. But then I haven't lived in Oakland in about 6 years so maybe things have changed and, I lived in the nicer area of Oakland.

It's too bad. That apartment looked very nice and accepted pets. And I could have moved for sure next month.
I don't think you can compare Oakland to North Highlands. Oakland is an urban area with very good, safe parts, and some areas with a high crime rate. North Highlands is a suburban area that apparently has a high number of criminals living there, it's economically depressed and run down but I can't really explain the crime that occurs there, it's scary. It's not like car burglaries or gang members shooting each other, it's extraordinarily violent and all too often ordinary people just minding their own business are the victims.

A driver died Wednesday night in North Highlands after a pedestrian slashed her throat from behind during a chance encounter in which she stopped her car to approach the man, authorities said.

Sheriff’s deputies located the 25 year old male in the driveway of a residence suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Witnesses observed the suspect walk up to the victim and shoot him.

Two women were injured when three men forcibly entered a North Highlands apartment Thursday, authorities said. One woman in the apartment suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound...The injured women said they did not know the robbers and there was no description of the men, authorities said.

NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) — He survived three tours of duty, but a 91-year-old veteran couldn’t survive the brutal beating he suffered in a home invasion. His face was all broken — jaw, cheek, head — everything was broken,” she said. Masson was badly beaten on October 28 when thieves broke into his North Highlands home in the middle of the night. They blindfolded and tied up Girion and a caretaker and demanded Masson’s car keys

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Old 05-23-2016, 12:08 AM
 
Location: SAN FRANCISCO
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One thing for sure Redh that has changed in Oakland since you last lived there is the rental market....it's now $$.
Just keep searching daily listings of rentals for something within your budget, while waiting to for construction to be finished on the Solvang apts. If you do see a listing that looks promising, try to go see the apt as soon as possible.....assume other individuals are actively looking also for an apt in the same price range as you
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:12 AM
 
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I don't think you can compare Oakland to North Highlands. Oakland is an urban area with very good, safe parts, and some areas with a high crime rate. North Highlands is a suburban area that apparently has a high number of criminals living there, it's economically depressed and run down but I can't really explain the crime that occurs there, it's scary. It's not like car burglaries or gang members shooting each other, it's extraordinarily violent and all too often ordinary people just minding their own business are the victims.

A driver died Wednesday night in North Highlands after a pedestrian slashed her throat from behind during a chance encounter in which she stopped her car to approach the man, authorities said.

Sheriff’s deputies located the 25 year old male in the driveway of a residence suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Witnesses observed the suspect walk up to the victim and shoot him.

Two women were injured when three men forcibly entered a North Highlands apartment Thursday, authorities said. One woman in the apartment suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound...The injured women said they did not know the robbers and there was no description of the men, authorities said.

NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) — He survived three tours of duty, but a 91-year-old veteran couldn’t survive the brutal beating he suffered in a home invasion. His face was all broken — jaw, cheek, head — everything was broken,” she said. Masson was badly beaten on October 28 when thieves broke into his North Highlands home in the middle of the night. They blindfolded and tied up Girion and a caretaker and demanded Masson’s car keys
Yes exactly. I lived in really nice areas of Oakland and loved it. I was trying to articulate to someone what you described in this post. The crime in Oakland was easier to predict (in most cases) because it was related to gangs and/or drugs. It definitely seems more random in NH and scary. Those articles are frightening. I'm convinced about North Highlands now. Thanks so much for taking the time to post the articles.
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:22 AM
 
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One thing for sure Redh that has changed in Oakland since you last lived there is the rental market....it's now $$.
Just keep searching daily listings of rentals for something within your budget, while waiting to for construction to be finished on the Solvang apts. If you do see a listing that looks promising, try to go see the apt as soon as possible.....assume other individuals are actively looking also for an apt in the same price range as you
I can't believe how much the rents have increased. Even most share rentals are out of my price range. The rents here are also climbing rather quickly. Lessened learned about going to see apartments quickly. There's a couple different places in Paradise again so if I have move sooner than later I'm pretty sure something will open up again. I'd move there because it looks beautiful but all that rain...
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:22 AM
 
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Bookstores? Thrift/second hand stores?
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:26 AM
 
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That's why it's so Beautiful...the rain keeps it green...and I bet they don't have as many fires as the rest of the state that is Brown and very dry.
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