CHS athletes to PPS:

CHS athletes to PPS: "Our field is not for rent!"

Just as the school year was getting underway, parents and coaches of Cleveland High School (CHS)...

First MAX train rolls down new tracks into Brooklyn

First MAX train rolls down new tracks into Brooklyn

Drivers on S.E. 12th Avenue surely did a double-take when they saw a TriMet MAX Light Rail train...

Car vandalism: This time it's a window-smashing spree

Car vandalism: This time it's a window-smashing spree

Not too long after the latest Inner Southeast tire-flattening mass vandalism, recently reported...

New Sellwood Bridge's

New Sellwood Bridge's "big steel" is readied

Little visible work took place on the east end of the new Sellwood Bridge project during the last...

Counterfeiting operation busted in Inner Southeast

Counterfeiting operation busted in Inner Southeast

The circumstances that led up to a man and woman, accused of extensive criminal activity, being...

Poodle mix is Best-of-Show in Eastmoreland

Poodle mix is Best-of-Show in Eastmoreland

Unlike stuffy, upper-crust canine exhibitions, judges at this year’s “second...

Westmoreland bank robber quickly nabbed

Westmoreland bank robber quickly nabbed

A bank robbery at 9:15 am on Monday, August 18, went as planned for the suspect who strolled into...

Erratic driver kills a pedestrian on Division

Erratic driver kills a pedestrian on Division

Few people were on the sidewalk on S.E. Division Street at 3:00 pm on Monday afternoon, August 18...

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Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - In the trench, workers investigate a gas line, broken while digging up S.E. 32nd Avenue to replace Eastmoreland sewer pipes.
October 03, 2014

Sewer work busts natural gas lines - twice in a week

by David F. Ashton
In September, the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) was still working on its replacing about 40,000 sewer pipes in Woodstock and Eastmoreland neighborhoods. (The project is…
October 03, 2014

Muddy water from tap startles Inner Southeast

by Eric Norberg
The Portland Water Bureau responded to the report of a water main break at about 3 pm on Wednesday afternoon, September 17, at S.E. 22nd and Caruthers Street, due east of OMSI. The break had an…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - At sunset, Hood to Coast runners jog across the Springwater Trails McLoughlin Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge, making their long, long way to Seaside at the coast.
October 03, 2014

Hood to Coast runners again jog through Southeast

by David F. Ashton
As 12,600 runners made their way westward, on the evening of August 22, from Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood to Seaside, Oregon – in Portland, the Springwater Trail continued to provide the best…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - After being clipped by a trucks bumper at this intersection, a motorcyclist was knocked off his bike, and flew head-first into the metal sign post in the median on S.E. 13th at Sellwood Boulevard, in Westmoreland.
October 03, 2014

Cyclist struck at "dangerous" Westmoreland intersection

by David F. Ashton
Vehicle drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians who frequent the intersection of S.E. 13th Avenue and Sellwood Boulevard in Westmoreland know that, because of a partially-obstructed sight-line to…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - A traffic change prohibiting left turns from eastbound S.E. Tacoma Street onto 6th Avenue for the next year, is clearly marked, and now is subject to enforcement.
October 03, 2014

Drivers flaunt Sellwood Bridge traffic turn change

by David F. Ashton
Near the east end of the Sellwood Bridge, Multnomah County traffic crews did all they could to make it clear that that new left turn restrictions are now in place. During the night of September…
After firefighters put out the fire, a crew member wetted down the deck where the fire started, and the area below.
October 03, 2014

"Careless smoking" the cause of Reed-area apartment fire

by David F. Ashton
When the 9-1-1 Center dispatches Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) crews to a fire in an apartment building, many units respond. So it was, at an apartment complex near Reed College at 5044 SE 28th…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Another main attachment of another stately Eastmoreland tree fails, due to summer heat.
October 03, 2014

Summer heat claims another Eastmoreland tree

by David F. Ashton
When Eastmoreland neighbors Will Mowe and Kathy Saitas came home the on the evening of August 18, they were surprised to see one of their “street trees” had fallen toward their house on S.E.…
October 03, 2014

Four youths arrested in Kenilworth Park fires

by David F. Ashton
Starting on July 12, Creston-Kenilworth neighbors grew more and more uneasy, as a series of fires occurred in Kenilworth Park on S.E. Holgate Boulevard, just east of Grout Elementary School.…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - The van smashed into both a utility pole after hitting a parked pickup truck, on S.E. 72nd in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood.
October 03, 2014

Utility pole puts a stop to drunk driver's trip

by David F. Ashton
The sound of a vehicle crash brought out Brentwood-Darlington neighbors on the warm evening of August 26 – to find that a Dodge Ram 5500 van had plowed into a utility pole on the west side of…
October 03, 2014

Former SE resident pleads guilty to unlawful weapons sales

by Eric Norberg
Justin Gage Jangraw, 34, who reportedly lived at the time near S.E. Bybee Boulevard east of McLoughlin Boulevard in Inner Southeast, has pleaded guilty in Washington DC of violating the Arms…

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Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Folks of all ages and species kick up their heels, dancing the polka to the music of a lively band.
Oct 03, 2014

Lively, local Oktoberfest again brought family fun

by David F. Ashton
The sounds of live oompah bands emanating from the two “festhallen” at Inner Southeast Portland’s historic, and nonprofit, Oaks Amusement Park, on the third weekend in September, signals that…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Firefighters wait for orders to cut another hole for vertical ventilation, on the stately Garthwick home, just north of the Waverley Golf Club.
Oct 03, 2014

Aging wiring suspected in Garthwick house fire

by David F. Ashton
A neighbor said she smelled smoke when she walked past the stately residence at 598 S.E. Manchester Place in the Garthwick, an enclave in the south end of Sellwood, on the morning of September…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - With both vehicles smashed in the intersection, paramedics got the injured driver onto a gurney.
Oct 03, 2014

Inattention at Woodstock Blvd intersection sends one to hospital

by David F. Ashton
What might have been a moment’s distraction while driving sent a crash victim to the hospital, after a two-vehicle collision at 2:30 pm on Monday, September 1st, at the intersection of S.E.…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - It appears the airbags in the Honda were what kept the mother and her children safe, in this mid-intersection collision with a dump truck in Woodstock.
Oct 03, 2014

Dump truck smashes car at key Woodstock intersection

by David F. Asthon
A mother’s trip to school was cut short just before 9 am on September 3, when a dump truck collided with a Honda Fit, in the middle of the busy intersection of S.E. 39th (Chávez Blvd) and…
Oct 03, 2014

FROM THE EDITOR

by Eric Norberg
The pace of change, in the news business Two centuries ago, news arrived on horseback or via ship. People learned what had happened a month or two before, and that was news, because they hadn’t…
Veteran Portland tax attorney Mike Williams informally dispenses good tax advice for members and guests of AHB on the evening of October 16th at SMILE Station in Sellwood.
Oct 03, 2014

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
AHB – get tax lowdown from a local tax attorney, and an Internet marketing session too! For the third year, veteran local tax attorney Mike Williams will dispense good advice with candor and…
Ms. May captured the whole rescue in pictures - and this one shows Barney emerging from the brambles to greet the boys.
Oct 03, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE's readers
Dog rescued near river, in Sellwood Editor, Barney was missing for several days before neighbors discovered he was trapped in the blackberry brambles along the river. It took hours for…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - It takes a village to make, and enjoy, a 50-foot banana split, like the one the Brentwood-Darlington Bethel Assembly of God church created and shared with neighbors.
Oct 03, 2014

50-foot Banana Split shared by faith group

by David F. Ashton
Faith-based organizations have tried many ways to connect with neighbors who surround their places of worship. On Sunday, September 14th, the pastors of the Bethel Assembly of God church in the…
Sep 27, 2014

Woman seriously injured in Saturday morning crash

by Pamplin Media Group
Vehicle slams into telephone pole on SE Division at 138th The Portland Police Traffic Division's Major Crash Team is investigating a single-vehicle injury crash that took place Saturday morning…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Firefighters from Westmorelands Station 20 comfort a friend who was swimming with the young man who had just drowned in the Willamette River near the east bank, just south of the Sellwood Bridge.
Aug 29, 2014

Cleveland High grad drowns in swimming mishap

by David F. Ashton
An afternoon of fun cooling off in the Willamette River came to a tragic end on Friday, August 1, when 18-year-old Mario Antonio Martinez Villalta was swimming near the new Sellwood Bridge’s…