Crosswalk Beacons Dedicated to Increase Safety in East Portland

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 | 0 comments

While efforts to increase funding for longstanding transportation safety and maintenance needs throughout Portland continue, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer joined local and state officials in Ventura Park to mark the installation of a new flashing crosswalk beacon—one of 18 new beacons in east Portland—on Stark Street at 113th Avenue last month.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer was among many government officials at the dedication of a flashing, bi-lingual crosswalk beacon on Southeast Stark Street near Floyd Light Middle School last month.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer was among many government officials at the dedication of a flashing, bi-lingual crosswalk beacon on Southeast Stark Street near Floyd Light Middle School last month.

While efforts to increase funding for longstanding transportation safety and maintenance needs throughout Portland continue, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer joined local and state officials in Ventura Park to mark the installation of a new flashing crosswalk beacon—one of 18 new beacons in east Portland—on Stark Street at 113th Avenue last month. It not only flashes yellow when pedestrians push a button, but also emits audio instructions...
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Can Man Continues 20 years of Collecting Cans, Cash for Kids

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Parkrose resident Dave Luce is widely known as Can Man. The other day he called because he wants people to know he never stopped collecting cans for cash and giving it to Parkrose High School student groups.

Can Man Dave Luce marks 20 years of raising money for Parkrose students--more than $130,000 and counting--by collecting returnable cans and bottles from homes and businesses.

Can Man Dave Luce marks 20 years of raising money for Parkrose students–more than $130,000 and counting–by collecting returnable cans and bottles from homes and businesses.

Parkrose resident Dave Luce is widely known as Can Man. The other day he called because he wants people to know he never stopped collecting cans for cash and giving it to Parkrose High School student groups. Seems a story we did about his charitable activities a few years ago (“Can Man Cashes it in” March 2012 MCM) led people to believe he ceased all his volunteer work for health reasons; he hasn’t. “When it [the...
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Can’t Touch This

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Sandy Pioneers defenders didn’t touch Parkrose quarterback Jonathan Boland much during their game last month.

width="1024" He       scores his second of three two-point conversions here as the No. 4 Broncos stomp the No. 10 Pioneers 46-22.

Boland ran for two touchdowns, three two-point conversions, and was 15 of 24 for 403 passing yards, even punting once for more than 40 yards.

A perfect 4-0 so far, no opponents have been able to the stop multifaceted quarterback or the rest of the team.

Are the Broncos contenders for a state title or a one-dimensional team with a flashy, quick-strike offense that fails against complete teams?

Sandy Pioneers defenders didn’t touch Parkrose quarterback Jonathan Boland much during their game last month. He       scores his second of three two-point conversions here as the No. 4 Broncos stomp the No. 10 Pioneers 46-22. Boland ran for two touchdowns, three two-point conversions, and was 15 of 24 for 403 passing yards, even punting once for more than 40 yards. A perfect 4-0 so far, no opponents have been able to the stop multifaceted...
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Bridge City Taproom Opens

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 | 0 comments

When told their long-time employer, the Refectory restaurant, was closing after more than 40 years of operation, Portland natives Jason and Stephanie Kindle had hard decisions to make.

In August, former Refectory restaurant employees Jason and Stephanie Kindle, far right, opened Bridge City Taproom (formerly Dog House Saloon). They're joined by Refectory co-workers, from left, Chef Gary King, bartenders Jessica Cunningham and Ed Olson and server Laura Bierbrauer.

In August, former Refectory restaurant employees Jason and Stephanie Kindle, far right, opened Bridge City Taproom (formerly Dog House Saloon). They’re joined by Refectory co-workers, from left, Chef Gary King, bartenders Jessica Cunningham and Ed Olson and server Laura Bierbrauer.

While working side by side at the Refectory–he rising to management after nearly 20 years, and she a bartender/server for more than a decade–not only did they fall in love, but also got married and started a family.

When told their long-time employer, the Refectory restaurant, was closing after more than 40 years of operation, Portland natives Jason and Stephanie Kindle had hard decisions to make. While working side by side at the Refectory–he rising to management after nearly 20 years, and she a bartender/server for more than a decade–not only did they fall in love, but also got married and started a family. The Kindles loved their job,...
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New Parkrose Middle School Dedicated

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 | 0 comments

The sun did not show up on cue when hundreds of visitors flooded into the new Parkrose Middle School at its dedication September 27. However, despite the cloudy day, the school’s eco-friendly features were illuminated and on display.

What rays there were warmed the new solar panels lining the roof of the gym, poured through spacious windows and skylights, and spilled light across the glass-walled technology lab, bouncing off iPads and Apple television sets.

Earl DeKay cuts the ribbon at the new Parkrose Middle School’s dedication ceremony last month. Not only did he, his children and grandchildren matriculate through the district, but his father also taught, coached and drove a bus in the 1920s at the first high school.

Earl DeKay cuts the ribbon at the new Parkrose Middle School’s dedication ceremony last month. Not only did he, his children and grandchildren matriculate through the district, but his father also taught, coached and drove a bus in the 1920s at the first high school.

The sun did not show up on cue when hundreds of visitors flooded into the new Parkrose Middle School at its dedication September 27. However, despite the cloudy day, the school’s eco-friendly features were illuminated and on display. What rays there were warmed the new solar panels lining the roof of the gym, poured through spacious windows and skylights, and spilled light across the glass-walled technology lab, bouncing off iPads and...
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Driver doing donuts arrested

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 | 0 comments

Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division officers arrested 22-year-old Sergey Lastivka Thursday on several charges related to the Monday evening crash that left a woman in critical condition.

Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division officers arrested 22-year-old Sergey Lastivka Thursday on several charges related to the Monday evening crash that left a woman in critical condition. After investigating the incident, Lastivka was arrested and booked into Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and five counts of Reckless Endangerment.

On Monday, around 11 p.m., Lastivka’s vehicle was heard doing donuts by a police officer in the area near Mall 205.

Portland Police Bureau’s Traffic Division officers arrested 22-year-old Sergey Lastivka Thursday on several charges related to the Monday evening crash that left a woman in critical condition. After investigating the incident, Lastivka was arrested and booked into Multnomah County Jail on charges of Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII),...
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Driver doing donuts damages another vehicle

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 | 0 comments

On Monday night around 11 p.m., an East Precinct officer was in the Mall 205 area when he heard car tires screeching.

While investigating the noise, the officer was nearly hit by the reckless driver, who was doing donuts, and then sped away.

When police responded to the area to locate the vehicle, an officer came across an accident where the suspect vehicle crashed into another car at Southeast 96th Avenue and Market Street.

The driver of the second car had to be removed from the vehicle by Portland Fire & Rescue personnel.

On Monday night around 11 p.m., an East Precinct officer was in the Mall 205 area when he heard car tires screeching. While investigating the noise, the officer was nearly hit by the reckless driver, who was doing donuts, and then sped away. When police responded to the area to locate the vehicle, an officer came across an accident where the suspect vehicle crashed into another car at Southeast 96th Avenue and Market Street. The driver of the...
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Sandy Boulevard re-opens between 122nd and 138th avenues

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 | 0 comments

Northeast Sandy Boulevard re-opened between 122nd and 138th avenues today after a four-day closure caused by a burst water pipe, according to Oregon Department of Transportation Public Information officer Don Hamilton.

 Northeast Sandy Boulevard re-opened between Northeast 122nd and 138th avenues today after a four-day closure caused by a burst water pipe,Intermittent lane closures are needed in the weeks ahead to complete the project and pedestrians will need to use caution as the sidewalk work is not yet complete, but Northeast Sandy Blvd. is  once again a through street in the Argay neighborhood.

Northeast Sandy Boulevard re-opened between 122nd and 138th avenues today after a four-day closure caused by a burst water pipe, according to Oregon Department of Transportation Public Information officer Don Hamilton. Intermittent lane closures are needed in the weeks ahead to complete the project and pedestrians will need to use caution as the sidewalk work is not yet complete, but Northeast Sandy Blvd. is  once again a through street in the...
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Mill Park medical marijuana dispensary marks two years with two-fer

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 | 0 comments

To celebrate its second year in business, ReLeaf MM, an east Portland medical marijuana dispensary is offering new and current patients a buy one get one promotion during the month of September. When patients buy one gram, they’ll get a second of equal or lesser value free.

To mark their second anniversary, ReLeaf MM, a medical marijuana dispensary in east Portland has a two-for-one offer for patients during the month of September.Owner Dave Slack said he loves his Mill Park neighborhood location at 1034 S.E. 122nd Avenue. “We support and love our community. We have gotten to know many neighbors who are now patients,” he said. “122nd Avenue is a great location for not only the neighborhood patients, but also very convenient for people to find us from all over Portland; just like our [business] cards say.”

To celebrate its second year in business, ReLeaf MM, an east Portland medical marijuana dispensary is offering new and current patients a buy one get one promotion during the month of September. When patients buy one gram, they’ll get a second of equal or lesser value free. Owner Dave Slack said he loves his Mill Park neighborhood location at 1034 S.E. 122nd Avenue. “We support and love our community. We have gotten to know many...
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Northeast 82nd Avenue gets crosswalk sting today

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 | 0 comments

To raise pedestrian safety Oregon traffic law awareness, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau conduct a crosswalk enforcement sting at the unmarked crosswalk of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Pacific Street today, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To raise pedestrian safety Oregon traffic law awareness, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau conduct a crosswalk enforcement sting at the unmarked crosswalk of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Pacific Street today, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Under Oregon law, every intersection is a legal crosswalk, whether it is marked or unmarked, drivers must stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk.

The 82nd Avenue and Pacific Street crossing in east Portland’s Madison South neighborhood has no paint lines at the crosswalk; however, it does have a pedestrian median island and signage to alert drivers to the possible presence of pedestrians in the crossing.

To raise pedestrian safety Oregon traffic law awareness, the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau conduct a crosswalk enforcement sting at the unmarked crosswalk of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Pacific Street today, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Under Oregon law, every intersection is a legal crosswalk, whether it is marked or unmarked, drivers must stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk. The 82nd Avenue and Pacific Street crossing...
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