Avoid Supermarket Surprise: Read Labels

Posted by Steve Leader on September 9, 2014
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Photo courtesy: christykrobinson.blogspot.com

There was a time when shoppers could pretty much count on canned foods in the grocery aisle containing products grown in the U.S.A.

You may not have noticed how much things have changed.   Some Portland-area supermarkets are now selling store brand canned fruit cocktail, and store brand canned mushrooms,  whose labels read, “Product of China.”

Phil Lempert, also known as …

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Still Bike Friendly But…

Posted by Steve Leader on September 3, 2014
Bike Hawthorne Bridge

Photo courtesy: www.neighborhoodnotes.com

Portland has fallen several notches in Bicycling Magazine‘s latest ranking of America’s most bike friendly cities.  Writer Ian Dille says Portland, which had ranked 1st, dropped to 4th.

Dille says the lower ranking is not necessarily because Portland has done anything wrong. He says it’s partly due to a virtual lack of growth in the city’s rate of bicycle …

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Pink Martini Percussionist Derek Rieth Kills Himself

Posted by Brett Reckamp on August 22, 2014
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Pink Martini’s percussionist is dead.  The Oregon State Medical Examiner says 43-year-old Derek Jordan Rieth shot himself in the head with a shotgun on Wednesday August 20th just after 8:00 p.m. Portland Police officers conducted a welfare check on Rieth and found him deceased in his home.  A shotgun was there and was seized as evidence. The popular Portland-based band …

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Car Prowls Up 17% In Portland

Posted by Pat Boyle on August 20, 2014
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Portland, Oregon – Latest crime stats for Portland show car prowls up 17%.  The spike has prompted police to remind you there are things you can do to keep your car from looking attractive to a car prowler.

Sgt. Pete Simpson says don’t leave any valuables, like a lap top, in your car. Lock them up in your trunk instead. He …

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Soapbox Derby Drivers Take On Mt. Tabor

Posted by Jim Ferretti on August 14, 2014
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While many of us may think it’s “kids play”, those taking part in this weekends race say that’s not the case.  The 18th annual PDX Adult Soap Box Derby will take over Mt. Tabor Saturday.

Starting at 10 AM, organizers say drivers will speed down the hill at speeds of 45 MPH.  Handling sections of the track know as “Blood Alley” …

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