Displacement at the Altenheim

The Altenheim complex is on top of the northern side of the Sausal Creek valley, just across the freeway from the reservoir near the McKillop slide. There seems to be a little ground displacement here, too.


This view shows the downhill side of the property, on MacArthur Boulevard where it takes a leftward jog north of upper Fruitvale Avenue. The more I explore the stream valleys cutting through the Fan, the more of this I see.

3 Responses to “Displacement at the Altenheim”

  1. Christopher Cook Says:


    I love your blog and been reading it periodically over the years. Your knowledge of geology and local history never disappoint. My name is Chris and I am building an interpretive sign for the upper entrance of the Leona Heights Park on Campus Drive. I would be curious if you would be willing to meet with me sometime. I would like to discuss what you would feel would be some key geologic points highlight in the interpretive material. Please feel free to contact me by email at greenrosettas@gmail.com and let me know what you think. Also to anyone else out there if you would like to be involved in the project please let me know.

    Thank you.

  2. Matt Says:

    Really enjoy seeing photos like this one. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Craig Wilson Says:

    Dear Andrew. My name is Craig Wilson and I have a question about your presentation “Urban Landslides – An Oakland Case Study.” The study has 12 photos, two of which I am particularly interested in. Could you please tell me when you took the photos that are in this study? Thank you very much.

    [Craig, I visited the slide on December 4, 2006.]

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