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Remember to drive safe near schools; Gresham woman killed in I-84 crash; Learn to cultivate a 'delicious' garden

Slowdown in school zones

With many students returning to classes, drivers are reminded to be careful near schools and neighborhoods where children are walking, biking and playing in-and-around the streets.

From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., all school zones are 20 miles per hour during school days. If lights are flashing in school zones, or if there are children are present, the speed limit is 20 mph.

Gresham woman killed in I-84 crash

A 65-year-old Gresham woman was killed in a head-on collision Thursday morning, March 25, after another driver traveled in the wrong direction along Interstate 84.

Susan Kay Sturdavant was driving eastbound just west of I-205 when 36-year-old Inna Danilovna Bosovik collided with her at 2:14 a.m. Callers had reported Bosovik's dangerous driving to law enforcement, and the fatal crash occurred in the center lane.

Both Sturdavant and Bosovik died in the collision.

The crash is being investigated by the Portland Police Bureau's Major Crash Team.

COURTESY PHOTO: ANNIE SPRATT FOR UNSPLASH - Experts from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District will give advice on how to include edible plants in your landscape during an April 4 online workshop.  Create a delicious landscape

Learn how to create a beautiful — and tasty — landscape during a free online class offered by the experts at East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District.

The workshop will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 4, and will include advice on how to include edible plants in your landscape — from annual veggies and herbs to berries and fruit trees.

The class will include design tips, ways to build fertile soil, and how to conserve water while producing a harvest. There will also be tips on how to invite beneficial insects to your garden.

Register online at bit.ly/39qvHNA

Party for the Columbia Slough

East Multnomah County residents have an excuse to let loose after a difficult year with a DIY house party to benefit the Columbia Slough Watershed Council.

At 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, participants will enjoy food, drinks and live music from the comfort of their own living rooms. The Columbia Slough Watershed Council has partnered with Vibrant Table Catering to provide a three-course meal and drinks that will be delivered to your doorstep. The event will feature music from Wren and Matices Latin Ensemble, with an afterparty performed by DJ Mr. Mom.

Ticket sales will support the Watershed Council's goal to increase local environmental stewardship, education and equitable access to nature. Learn more and purchase tickets at bit.ly/39t7wOE


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