Greenway Trail Trial
slated for Labor Day
The Oregon Road Runners Club is holding a 10K running and walking event on Labor Day, Sept. 4, along the Fanno Creek Greenway Trail in Beaverton and Tigard.
Founded in 1970, the non-profit Oregon Road Runners Club is the second oldest and largest Oregon running club, hosting annual running events and training, as well as supporting runners dedicated to promoting running and walking as a competitive sport and as healthy exercise.
The event is offers an uncrowded course since it allows a choice of start times between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on the event day.
Participants are released in small groups at the starting line. Because of the open choice of start times, awards and statistics can't be finalized until all participants have completed the event.
Registration cost is $35 online at orc.net/events. Members receive a $10 discount for registration on all 15 events the club hosts each year. The Greenway Trail Trial is one of seven events in the club's 10K Series for club members.
Fines handed out by
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued a $27,200 civil penalty to In Line Commercial Construction Inc., for conducting an asbestos abatement project without being licensed by DEQ and for failing to dispose of asbestos-containing waste material at a waste disposal site authorized by DEQ to accept it.
The company was also cited, without penalty, for failing to have an accredited inspector thoroughly survey the facility for asbestos prior to performing the renovation and for openly accumulating asbestos-containing waste material.
Additionally, The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued a $10,400 civil penalty to Oregon Health & Science University for failing to hire a licensed asbestos abatement contractor to perform an asbestos abatement project. OHSU was also cited, without penalty, for failing to have an accredited inspector thoroughly survey the facility for asbestos prior to performing the renovation.
The violations occurred in July 2016 at a renovation project in the Oregon National Primate Research Center located at 505 N.W. 185th Ave. in Beaverton.
Applications being accepted
for Virtual Incubation Program
The Oregon Technology Business Center is accepting applications from entrepreneurs for the Virtual Incubation Program.
The six-month program is open to all entrepreneurs, but rural-Oregon entrepreneurs are encouraged to participate at a low cost because of a grant from the Janette G. Drew Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.
The program consists of eight weekly live webcasts broadcast that address key entrepreneurship topics, followed by mentoring services for four months.
Services include helping participants understand customers and market; finding out what customers will pay; developing a budget and forecast; creating a funding plan; building a team; designing a marketing and sales plan; and learning what legal steps can help protect the company. For more information, visit virtualincubationprogram.com.
Grant boosts research
into children's cancer
Research that could potentially save the lives of children is being performed by Dr. Guanegheng Li from the Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute in Beaverton.
The research project got a big boost when the institute is the received a $100,000 grant from the Aiden's Army Fund through St. Baldrick's Foundation.
The new funding will support Li's work, which seeks to combine drugs that already are FDA approved for adult cancers in a way that stops rhabdomyosarcoma tumor cells from creating new tumors elsewhere in the body. Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common soft tissue cancer found in children.
Li's team is not only looking to stop the tumor cells from growing, but will try to convert what is left to non-cancerous cells. The grant is named in honor of a boy who died from rhabdomysocarcoma.
The St. Baldrick's Foundation is the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants.
Since 2005, St. Baldrick's has funded more than $230 million in childhood research grants to support every stage of the research process.
Immigration help available
in Washington County
Former Congressional representative Elizabeth Furse will speak in Cornelius about "How to Get Immigration Help From Your Congressional Representative" from 6:30 to 8 p.m Wednesday, Aug. 9.
Furse will talk about how to lobby elected officials on immigration and detention issues and will take questions from attendees after speaking.
The talk is hosted by the Beaverton Social Justice League and the Criminal Justice League and will take place at Centro Cultural, 1110 N. Adair St. in Cornelius.
Furst served in Oregon's 1st Congressional District, which includes Washington County, from 1993 to 1999.
Heat forces concert
in park to be postponed
Due to extreme heat, Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District officials have postponed the concert scheduled for today at Raleigh Park.
The concert has been rescheduled to 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24.