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New Principals for Grout Elementary, Sellwood Middle School

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Officials celebrate TriMet transit bridge milestone

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Man shot when ramming police car after pursuit

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ACE students design new Sellwood Bridge's belvedere benches

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Oaks Park: 109 candles on the cake

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by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Tires on both a minivan and a car were among many flattened in early summer, along S.E. Schiller Street in Woodstock.
August 01, 2014

Tire vandals strike Woodstock

by David F. Ashton
Although it’s narrow and the pavement is cracked, S.E. Schiller Street – just up from S.E. 39th (Chavez Boulevard) seems like an unlikely route for late-night pedestrian traffic. But, on June…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - The first-arriving PGE crew shines a light up at a suspected high-voltage feeder line taken out, when a transformer electrical breaker blew in south Sellwood.
August 01, 2014

Breaker blows: Sellwood plunged into darkness

by David F. Ashton
Sellwood residents near S.E. 13th Avenue and Linn Street were treated to a brief and unofficial fireworks show – just before the neighborhood went dark, at 9:45 pm on Monday evening, July 7. “I…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - When demolition morning dawned, the bulldozer was confronted with a phalanx of cars, parked end-to-end down the block, preventing access. The developer was not pleased, but agreed to a one-week delay in his tear-down.
August 01, 2014

"Park-In" delays Eastmoreland home's demolition

by David F. Ashton
When Renaissance Homes filed an application to demolish an Eastmoreland home at 3620 S.E. Rural Street and replace it with two narrower homes, the company had to file for a permit and post a…
by: MCDC BOOKING PHOTO - Police identified and arrested 44-year-old Jerry Johnson in the rash of unwanted advances towards women at OMSI and nearby in mid-July.
August 01, 2014

"Unwanted kisser" suspect found and arrested

by David F. Ashton
Since July 12, a man appearing as a security guard has been stalking women in the Inner Southeast Portland area. The subject was seen driving a van, with a crudely-printed sign the spelled out…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Many Westmoreland and Sellwood residents are already enjoying the boardwalk that now runs through the north end of Westmoreland Park.
August 01, 2014

Westmoreland Park's north-end project ends

by David F. Ashton
The project undertaken back in the summer of 2013 to turn Westmoreland Park into a natural wetland area is completed. Starting in late June, workers started taking down the temporary steel…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - The alleged driver, a 17-year-old, bolted after his fleeing Ford was stopped by a police PIT maneuver - but he didnt escape the law officers who chased him down. Here he is shown, sitting on a curb, in custody.
August 01, 2014

Teen driver flees Ardenwald; taken down in Lents

by David F. Ashton
Neighbors annoyed by a trio of teenagers allegedly shooting off fireworks at Ardenwald Elementary School on S.E. Roswell Street in the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood finally had enough,…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - The 2014 Eastmoreland July 4th Parade rolls out from the Duniway School staging area.
August 01, 2014

Thousands again celebrate July 4th in Eastmoreland

by David F. Ashton
For as long as anyone can remember, Eastmoreland neighbors have gathered to celebrate the July 4th holiday. The difference is, in the past few years, this event has grown to be a party of…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Volunteer event organizer, and neighborhood association board member, Kendall Palmer serves ice cream at Brentwood-Darlingtons first Independence Day event.
August 01, 2014

Brentwood-Darlington July 4th tradition begins

by David F. Ashton
Volunteers from the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association decided it was time for them to start an Independence Day celebration of their own. So, at 11 am on the Fourth of July, families…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - A crewmember from Westmorelands Fire Engine 20 checks for fuel leaks and other potential hazards, after the T-bone crash at Milwaukie and Holgate.
August 01, 2014

Red-light runner T-boned at Holgate and Milwaukie

by David F. Ashton
While stopped at a red traffic signal, at about 8:00 on June 27 – waiting to continue westbound on S.E. Holgate Boulevard – a driver witnessed a crash that was “almost like a movie, running in…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - A first look at where youll be driving, in a year or so! Workers have been building forms between the concrete girders for the new eastside approach of the new Sellwood Bridge.
August 01, 2014

Eastside Sellwood Bridge construction defers to interchange

by David F. Ashton
During July, most of the work on the Sellwood Bridge construction project was focused on constructing the new interchange and bridge approach on the west side of the Willamette River, at Highway…

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by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté tell why this tax needs to be continued, after it expires in 2015.
Aug 01, 2014

Parks Bond pitched at Cleveland High

by David F. Ashton
The mood of the 150+ people that filled every table bench and chair in the Cleveland High School Cafeteria on the evening of June 30 was jovial and supportive, when Portland City Commissioner…
Aug 01, 2014

Yes, 2014 IS a wetter year than last

by Eric Norberg
Through the first six months of this year, our gauge in Westmoreland has recorded 26.14 inches of precipitation. Last year we logged only 15.37” in the first half, and the total for the year…
by: COURTESY OF PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Police say this man - 19-year-old Paul William Krekeler, seen here in a December 2013 DMV photo - was murdered on S.E. Harold Street in Woodstock, and Crime Stoppers is offering a reward to find his killer.
Aug 01, 2014

Reward offered in Woodstock murder case

by David F. Ashton
Just before 11 pm on Tuesday night, July 22nd, gunshots rang out in the Woodstock neighborhood, and 19-year-old Paul William Krekeler was found bleeding from a wound to the chest. He had died…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - One last look Brooklyns old wooden footbridge over the railroad tracks at S.E 20th and Lafayette Street. It was to be demolished around the first of August; it eventually will be replaced by a sturdier structure next year as a concluding part of the Southeast light rail project.
Aug 01, 2014

Light rail to bring Brooklyn new footbridge -- eventually

by Rita A. Leonard
As part of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project, the Brooklyn neighborhood is scheduled to receive a new bridge. The rickety wooden footbridge that passes over the railroad tracks from S.E.…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - As Officer Goodrich courageously continues to risk his life crossing Powell Boulevard in the background, a Traffic Division Officer takes off to stop and cite a driver who narrowly missed him in the crosswalk during the Powell Boulevard pedestrian mission - a mission clearly announced on sandwich-board signs in advance of the mission location, for those keeping their eyes on the road.
Aug 01, 2014

Cop repeatedly endangered in Powell crosswalk mission

by David F. Ashton
On the morning of June 27, it became clear to Portland Police Traffic Division Officer Joe Goodrich why so many pedestrians find S.E. Powell Boulevard so scary to cross. From 8 am to noon that…
by: RITA A. LEONARD - Four close-packed older homes on S.E. Pershing Street will face the projected Brooklyn four-house infill site. It is evident, here, why parking on this very narrow street with high-density development occurring nearby is an issue.
Aug 01, 2014

BAC Board challenges Brooklyn infill project

by Rita A. Leonard
A large double lot at S.E. 16th & Pershing Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood has been acquired on which to build four new infill homes. Only a block from the new Light Rail line, the lot is a…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Portland Petanque Club President Steve Walker shows off some of the many trophies from FPUSA to be awarded during the competition.
Aug 01, 2014

Westmoreland hosts U.S. "petanque" championships

by David F. Ashton
Westmoreland Park is well-known for its famous Casting Pond, and soon for the newly-created Crystal Springs Creek Natural Area. But many don’t know that at the north end of the park is becoming…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Lents Neighborhood Association Transportation Chair David Hyde, left, learns more about the project from ODOT Project Manager Nate Scott.
Aug 01, 2014

SE 82nd at Duke intersection slated for makeover

by David F. Ashton
The public got a first look at a project to be undertaken by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently, in a meeting at the Mount Scott Community Center. “This open house is to let…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - At the Southeast Quadrant Plan open house, visitors browse exhibits, dwarfed by locomotives in the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, where the meeting was held.
Aug 01, 2014

City's new "Southeast Quadrant Plan" revealed

by David F. Ashton
The City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (BPS) came up with a unique location in which to hold their open house for the new “Southeast Quadrant (SEQ) Plan” on the afternoon and…
by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Hours after an intense fire swept through this house, its now been boarded up. Officials say theyve filed for a demolition order for this house near S.E. 70th and Crystal Springs Boulevard.
Aug 01, 2014

"Troubled house" burns on Crystal Springs Blvd

by David F. Ashton
Little has been revealed about the house fire at 7028 S.E. Crystal Springs Boulevard that brought out a full complement of Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) crews at 4:38 am on Thursday, July 10.…