I wasn't sure if you were asking about the neighborhood listed under your name, Oakland Ave./Harrison, or the Prescott area? I thought the question was about Prescott- which is part of West Oakland. If indeed you're inquiring of Prescott, here are my thoughts: check out the website: http://popna.blogspot.com/
This is a really good local site. I have a friend Marcus who has lived there for decades, and he frequently posts.. feel free to email Marcus through the site. He is exceptionally knowledgeable about the area, about the neighborhood events, crimewatch, politics, developments, and is an all around wealth of info about the area.
I've sold a couple of homes there to first timers who got great deals on homes that needed work. Both couples have told me they're enjoying life there so far. Like many parts of the "flatlands" of Oakland, either west or east, it is really important to drive around, walk around and talk to people there prior to putting an offer in on anything. Lots of info online to check out too!
If I misunderstood, and you are asking about Oakland/Harrison.. different feel in that part of town. The individuals and couples I know who live in condos there complain about parking and traffic, and what may be an uptick in car break ins. However, they love the proximity to Whole Foods, the lake, downtown and overall central location.
Good luck, and feel free to contact me if I may help!