Spring Academic achievement Roundup

by on Jul 19, 2015 | 0 comments

Academic all-stars This program recognizes outstanding achievement in the classroom. David Douglas girls’ golf and band each posted 3.78 GPAs, ranking golf at #5 and band at #10 in 6A competition. Other Scots groups making the top ten were orchestra (3.66, #7) and solo musicians (3.72, #9). David Douglas baseball (3.12), boys’ tennis (3.39), boys’ track and field (3.01), choir (3.30), girls’ tennis (3.62), girls’ track and field (3.53) and...
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Safety improvements, repairs along 122nd Avenue

by on Jul 17, 2015 | 0 comments

The Portland Bureau of Transportation plans to spend $7.3 million to add safety improvements and paving repairs to a stretch of 122nd Avenue from Northeast Fremont Street in the north to Southeast Foster Road in the south. “There’s still a lot to be determined about where we’re going to be,” said Dylan Rivera, media relations specialist for PBOT. The Portland City Council voted June 18 to approve money for the project as part of a $29 million...
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Sundling celebrates 30 years with Danna Brothers’ Elmer’s

by on Jul 15, 2015 | 0 comments

Ask any acquaintance who has had the pleasure of working in a restaurant, and you’ll always hear the same thing: it’s not an easy job. Because of this, a vast number of people who get hired in the restaurant industry don’t stick around for very long. Those that do have to possess a great deal of determination and be able to work incredibly hard while facing any challenge with a smile—all qualities that Shane Sundling, general manager of...
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ODOT selects consultant for 82nd Avenue Implementation Plan

by on Jul 13, 2015 | 0 comments

A review committee from the Oregon Department of Transportation has selected the engineering firm of CH2M Hill as the lead consultant for the 82nd Avenue of Roses Implementation Plan. That plan will identify transportation improvement projects along about seven miles of 82nd Avenue, from Northeast Killingsworth Street on the north to Johnson Creek Boulevard on the south. For the next two months, ODOT will craft the language of the contract with...
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Group seeks city approval to install trashcans, benches

by on Jul 11, 2015 | 0 comments

The Halsey-Weidler work group faces a new obstacle in its months-long drive to install trashcans and benches along the corridor from Northeast 102nd to 112th Avenues. The group is requesting an encroachment permit from the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Encroachment Advisory Review Committee that would allow placement of some of the cans and benches on sidewalks that are part of the public right-of-way. Tom Badrick, a member of the work...
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Blumenauer speaks at Gilman Court grand opening

by on Jul 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer is the featured speaker at the grand opening of the new Gilman Court apartment complex, which will be held on July 20 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 610 N.E. 99th Ave. The free event, featuring music and refreshments, is open to the public. Blumenauer will speak in honor of his friend Dennis Gilman, who passed away in 2001. The new complex is named after Gilman, co-founder and first director of REACH Community...
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Rapid transit bus line moves from planning to development stage

by on Jul 7, 2015 | 0 comments

The proposed rapid bus line that some have dubbed the “education route”—because of its stops at so many colleges and universities along the way—has moved from the planning stage to the development stage. The steering committee and community members working on the Powell-Division Transit and Development Project met June 1, voting to move from the planning phase into the project development phase, which involves tweaking the final design and...
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Community offers ideas for east triangle design

by on Jul 5, 2015 | 0 comments

Westbound, as Northeast Halsey Street becomes one-way Weidler Street at Northeast 112th Avenue, a perfect triangle forms at the split. Now, the Gateway community surrounding that unique island has stepped up to help landscape architects Nevue Ngan Associates design a new look for it. Some features neighbors envision include a lush rain garden that collects storm water, a viewing bridge, a public plaza dotted with benches and giant letters...
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Mid-county 1985 … east Portland 2015

by on Jul 3, 2015 | 0 comments

To mark the Mid-county Memo’s 30th anniversary, we’re sampling the paper’s first year of publishing. This month, we look at the June 1985 edition. It featured a story on citizen efforts to create a city from unincorporated Multnomah County. Community activism is often based on the little person fighting for his or her rights against the bureaucracy. Whether it’s small town versus big city or unincorporated county versus municipality, the people...
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Crosswalk Sting Tomorrow on Glisan Street at 87th Avenue

by on Jun 22, 2015 | 0 comments

To raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic laws, Portland’s Bureau of Transportation and police bureau conduct a crosswalk enforcement action tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the marked crosswalk of Northeast Glisan Street at 87th Avenue. Portland police and Bureau of Transportation staff conduct a crosswalk enforcement sting tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the marked crosswalk of Northeast Glisan Street...
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Armed Suspect Arrested After Attempt to Pass Bad Check at Gateway Business

by on Jun 13, 2015 | 0 comments

Friday, on a report someone was attempting to pass a bad check at the Gateway Jiffy Lube, police responded to the business at Northeast 108th Avenue and Halsey Street. After a brief struggle with police and citizens, Cory Peterson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of, among other things,  felon in possession of a firearm, delivery of methamphetamine, four counts of identity theft, and resisting arrest after allegedly...
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Happy Father’s Day

by on Jun 4, 2015 | 0 comments

With nine-month-old daughter Molly in tow, Hazelwood resident Jake Herbst often strolls to the Goodwill and Salvation Army stores near his home to shop. Herbst, a 2003 David Douglas High School graduate said he is looking forward to his first Father’s Day.
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