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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonNew printers for both consumers and business have a cautionary warning. Both buy on price or perceived savings while rarely having knowledge of each printer’s associated cost-per page (CPP).

New printer models generally replace a previous model with similar capabilities. Rarely do new models possess startling new capabilities. Printers have a market life cycle of three to four years until replaced by another new model for that segment, just like cars. The new Ford Fairlane, replaces the previous Fairlane. However gasoline is gasoline.

If you use aftermarket factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges which provide 30% to 60% savings, there is another key factor involved with buying a new model printer.

New model printers use “new to the world” cartridge(s) only capable of working in a specific model or series. Each new model or series’ OEM cartridges are your only alternative for a year, or more, until aftermarket factories catch up with collected empty / recycled cartridges, reverse engineered chips, parts and the appropriate ink or toner formulation. So your cartridge cost and associated CPP will be full retail.

Furthermore, most printers ship with an “Introductory”, “Set Up” or “Starter” cartridge(s) with a fraction of the Standard or Low Yield cartridge(s)’ stated “page rating”, let alone the High Yield version with significantly higher page rating and as a consequence a much lower CPP.

How do we approach customers’ printer purchases? Know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonDo “bargain” (cheap) printers save you money? Rarely. Consumers and businesses are sold printers and buy on price, without understanding a printer’s actual cost-per-page (CPP).

Office supply stores, warehouse clubs (limited selection / knowledge) and general merchandise big chain stores (limited selection / knowledge), have printers “on special” for $60 or $70 with $40, $50+ in savings from “regular pricing”. Buyer beware. The least expensive printers have higher CPP. You’ll spend more money for cartridges with a high CPP.

Fully costed CPP costs range as follows: inkjet from $0.05 - $0.30+, black laser from $0.01 to $0.05, color laser from $0.06 to $0.25.

Spending $30 or $40 more on a better inkjet model, or $100 for a laser printer now, saves hundreds (or thousands) of dollars over time, because CPP costs are significantly lower. There are several superior performing and low CPP inkjet printers currently available for about $100. Why save $40 or $50 for an inferior printer?

And remember if you’re interested in factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges, buying the newest printer, which replaced a virtually identical model, means only OEM cartridges are available for a year or more, so you can’t reduce further your CPP for quite a while, with aftermarket cartridges.

How we approach customers’ printer purchases: know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by our store to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

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WATERHOUSE RIDGE - Jessica SpenstMemory-care patients fare better when they are physically active, involved in activities that stimulate the mind, and experience positive social interactions that generate warm feelings.

According to the National Institute on Aging, there are many activities that memory-care patients can participate in — with help if needed.

The first thing to consider is the individual’s interests in life.

Does listening to, singing or playing music make him feel calm and happy? Does digging in a container garden make her feel more at home, productive and content?

Playing cards and games with others can keep the mind sharper and more focused, build positive social interactions, and is good fun — as long as the individual isn’t overly competitive!

Hobbies such as knitting and painting take concentration, keep hands busy and produce a tangible result.

Walking, swimming, chair aerobics, gentle yoga or dancing are all wonderful ways to move one’s body, generating endorphins to lessen pain and stress and boost the immune system.

These are just a few of the many activities that a memory-care patient may enjoy.

Here at Waterhouse Ridge, which opened in March, our staff is accustomed to making memory-care patients feel comfortable and cared for — and that includes activities.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an ideal opportunity to learn more about the many aspects of memory loss. For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website, www.alz.org/

Meanwhile, make an appointment to take a free tour of our community. We are here to help.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

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IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Dr. Irina MogaDental implants are titanium posts that are surgically positioned in the bone beneath your gums to replace lost teeth or support dentures. Because implants integrate with your bone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges attached to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures, bridges and crowns placed over implants feel more natural.

For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures aren’t an appropriate option, due to sore spots, poor support, or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth, requiring extensive dental work for these teeth which may not already be necessary. With implants, no adjacent teeth need to be prepared to hold your replacement tooth in place.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone. Common conditions can prevent implants from healing properly, including diabetes and smoking. Regular check-ups and routine cleanings are necessary to ensure the long-term health of implants and restorations.

Our clinic offers a full range of dental clinic services, including cleanings and prevention, tooth whitening, crowns, bridges, emergency dentistry, dentures and partials, root canals, Opalescence whitening, Invisalign and more.

Make an appointment for an exam and consultation, so we can assess your dental concerns and offer solutions.

There’s nothing more attractive than a sparkling, beautiful smile!

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

drmoga.com/

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge - Retirement Living INSIDER -


BEAVERTON LODGE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE - Margaret NormanFor many seniors looking into retirement living, one of the first questions they ask is about whether the community will allow them to bring their pet.

Pets provide unconditional love and companionship and keep their masters busy with demands for food, play and regular walks outdoors.

Beaverton Lodge recognizes the importance of pets to our residents. We currently have about a dozen residents with pets and one set of resident managers with a dog.

We welcome most any dog who is a safe good neighbor, without a barking or nipping problem. We ask that dogs reside only on the first floor so their owners can take them outside easily and not use the elevators.

Cats stay in the apartments, so they can live on any floor as long as the owner cares for them properly and is able to keep the litter box clean and so on.

Pet birds can reside on any floor.

The owners of all pets must be able to take care of their needs and clean up after their pet. As with any pet, you would want to have it licensed and vaccinated.

When residents are ill or away from home, some have used a dog walker or at times had other residents look after their pet for a time.

Don’t hesitate to call and ask further questions about our pet-friendly policies. We can also arrange a tour so you can meet some other residents with pets.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

beavertonlodge.com/

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - FIT Academy -


FIT ACADEMY - Jarod CogswellThe fitness industry is exploding with an array of options and choosing the right facility can be confusing.

There are now so many studios competing for their share of the fitness market featuring specific disciplines such as yoga, barre, personal training, and boot camps.

And of course, the franchise gyms, low-priced chain facilities, and full-service clubs continue to offer traditional fitness and then some.

 

So which one should you choose? Some factors to consider:

 

Price

What can you afford? What type of value do you put on your personal health? Be realistic about your budget, but remember, you get what you pay for. Higher rates usually relate to better service and quality fitness experiences.

 

Your Health and Fitness Goals

Whether your goal is to lose weight, improve athletically, connect with new friends, or learn a new activity, choose the environment best suited for you. Do you like to exercise with other people? Do you prefer one-on-one training? Would you rather keep to yourself? The best facilities focus on building a motivating culture to help you reach your goals.

The Intangibles

Consistent exercise is challenging for most people. Unfortunately, the fitness industry has a less-than-stellar reputation when it comes to providing a clean and supportive environment.

This impacts the exercise experience, so be selective. Tour the facilities. Meet the staff and members. If you can envision happiness and being sincerely cared for, you probably have found the place for your fitness journey to continue or begin.

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

www.fitacademyinc.com/

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Jarod Cogswell, FIT AcademyDid you know that there are more people at the gym struggling with the same life challenges... body image, depression, low self-esteem and other negative energy vampires? And believe it or not, even the fitness fanatics that look physically amazing are trapped by self-destructive emotions.

The truth is that fitness benefits contain much more than simply the physical rewards. Exercise gives us confidence, a sense of self-worth, pride and the list of positives for a happy life are in the thousands.

After 20-plus years of doing what I can to help change lives through fitness, I can honestly tell you that it doesn't matter what you look like. What matters is how you feel.

I’ve experienced quite a few people coming into the gym setting with a cloud of darkness above them and I always say, "Let's put a smile on your face and the body will follow."

Recently I asked random FIT Academy members what life lessons consistent exercise has given them.

Answers included:

“Don’t give up before the ‘miracles’ happen”

“Comparison is the thief of joy”

“Uncomfortability brings me growth”

“Never cheat yourself of the gift you have been given”

“I CAN!”

The other benefit of fitness? Friends. Support. Love. Hanging around like-minded people with similar challenges is motivating and inspiring. Connect with the right people, get results physically, mentally and spiritually.

Start transforming your life today. Don't wait. You get one shot. Make it count.

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

fitacademyinc.com/

Brought to you by Pacific Medical Group Beaverton - Medical Family Practice INSIDER


PMG MediaYes, because at Pacific Medical Group in Beaverton, we are a Patient-Centered Primary Care Medical Home. We will better coordinate your care to get you the services you need, when you need them. 

We listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We offer after-hours help and alternatives to the emergency room or urgent care. We help you play an active role in your health. As your Patient-Centered Medical Home, we ask that you make us aware of any other providers or clinics that may be assisting you with your healthcare needs.

At Pacific Medical Group, we can care for all ages from newborns to seniors. We provide vaccinations for infants, pediatric care to growing children and can treat sports injuries. For adults, we offer chronic disease management for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We stress preventative medicine to the whole family, and also offer gynecological care for women and girls.

At our location, we have social work services, care management, on-site laboratory and X-ray services. We treat on-the-job injuries and can do minor procedures and biopsies. Our Electronic Medical Records ensure accurate and efficient care. We offer Online Services to help manage your care by allowing you to view lab results, request prescription refills, schedule routine appointments, pay your bill online, and email your provider.

We are accepting new patients and look forward to assisting you with all your healthcare needs. 

Pacific Medical Group - Beaverton

4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

www.pacificmedicalgroup.com/

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Brought to you by Jessica Spenst of Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care - Memory Care INSIDER


Jessica Spenst, Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care Moving is stressful for anyone. But moving a person with memory loss to an assisted living facility, group home, or nursing home is a big change for both the patient and the caregiver.

Here at Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care, which opened in March, our staff is accustomed to making the transition easier for all concerned.

The National Institute on Aging notes that family members may feel a range of emotions, from a sense of loss to guilt and sadness. They may also may feel relieved.

It is OK to have all these feelings. A social worker may be able to help you plan for and adjust to moving day. It's important to have support during this difficult step.

Here are some things that may help:

- Know that the day can be very stressful.

- Talk to a social worker about your feelings about moving your loved one into a new place.

- Find out how to help the person with memory loss adjust to the new surroundings.

- Don't argue with the patient about why he or she needs to be there. Arguing leads to more frustration and anxiety.

- Get to know the staff before the person moves into a facility.

- Talk with the staff about ways to make the transition to the assisted living facility or nursing home go more smoothly.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS, Dr. Moga Family & Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental INSIDER -


Dr. Irina Moga, Dr. Moga Family and Cosmetic DentistryQ: How does a dentist determine whether wisdom teeth should be extracted — especially if they are not causing discomfort?

A: Most wisdom teeth cause problems because there’s not enough room for them to come in properly. Wisdom teeth that come in at odd angles or only come in halfway are difficult to keep clean so they are prone to cavities and gum infection, which can also spread to neighboring teeth. These are usually the teeth we recommend removing. If they come in straight and the patient has room for them — and is able to clean them effectively — they don’t need to be removed. That is a small minority though.

Q: What should a patient expect from the procedure?

A: Wisdom tooth removal is typically done by an oral surgeon, though some generalists offer the service. In most cases, IV sedation is recommended both for the patient’s comfort and to facilitate the procedure. The surgery is usually performed in the oral surgeon’s office, not in a hospital, and usually takes 60-90 minutes. Sedated patients are required to have a ride home and are usually given pain medication, which often makes them sleepy.

Q: What should a patient expect after the procedure?

A: If a patient opts for IV sedation, which I recommend, they’ll likely not remember anything from the procedure.  The amount of down time and diet restrictions vary from patient to patient. Most patients feel better and can resume normal activities within 1-3 weeks.

Dr. Moga DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

drmoga.com/

Brought to you by Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence - Retirement Living INSIDER -


Margaret Norman, Beaverton Lodge Retirement ResidenceHere is some food for thought on Senior Living Communities.

It seems that retirement can really be good for your health. People become more active, sleep much better and reduce time just sitting when they retire.

This is according to a new study that was published in March by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

“A major life change, like retirement, creates a great window of opportunity to make positive lifestyle changes,” said lead researcher Melody Ding, Ph.D, a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney School of Public Health.

“It’s a chance to get rid of bad routines and engineer new, healthier behaviors,” she added.

Ding and her colleagues studied the lifestyle behaviors (physical activity, diet, sedentary behavior, alcohol use and sleep patterns) of more than 25,000 older Australians.

“Our research revealed that retirement was associated with positive lifestyle changes,” she said.

Compared with people who were still working, retirees had increased physical activity levels, reduced sitting time, were less likely to smoke and had healthier sleep patterns.

Specifically, the data revealed that retirees:

· Increased physical activity by 93 minutes a week

· Decreased sedentary time by 67 minutes per day

· Increased sleep by 11 minutes per day

· 50 percent of female smokers stopped.

The differences were significant, even after adjusting for factors such as age, sex, urban/rural residence, marital status and education.

Beaverton Lodge Retirement Residence

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

beavertonlodge.com/

Brought to you by Griffin Hampson - Cartridge-Network - PRINTER, INK & TONER INSIDER -


CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonAny inkjet printer with four or more “tank” ink cartridges has a separate printhead. Cartridges lock into the printer’s carriage feeding ink to the printhead.

This differs from the two-cartridge system; a black and a tri-color cartridge, where the printhead is a physical component of each cartridge.

Guess what? Tank-style printheads clog up. Lots of use, little use or general use. They clog up.

So, all Brother, Epson, Canon and HP printers with four or more cartridges have a printhead which needs to be cleaned periodically.

At Cartridge Network’s store we ask customers purchasing tank-style cartridges if they clean their printer’s printheads. Maybe 15 percent say they do. Ten percent know about it but don’t and 75 percent look at us as if we’re nuts.

We go over a handout with short instructions for each type of printer and give it to them. Come in or call us for a copy.

One can clean the printhead directly from the printer or from one’s computer. A test page is the first step indicating if all the nozzles are printing correctly or clogged. If clogged, do a “deep clean.” If they are severely clogged, you may have to repeat the process many times.

If they become too clogged you will be looking for a new printer. Really? We recycle several printers daily which are old or have clogged printheads. We probably have a good new printer waiting for you.

Why do we go to these lengths explaining printhead clearing? Because so many people come in with print quality samples or their actual printers. Most are astonished by the process. So easy. Once they’re aware and clean periodically, everyone’s life is easier.

Yes, you will use a little ink, but doing so sure beats having a poor print when you are actually trying to print something.

As a full-service independent, non-franchise operation located in Raleigh Hills, on the Portland – Beaverton border, Cartridge Network sells and services printers and copiers. “We stock several dozen different printer models (inkjet and laser) and copiers too. We focus on a buyer’s needs and then explore alternatives to best meet their needs.” We stock several thousand different cartridges. Shipping is free.

Cartridge-Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225

(503) 246-0665

www.cartridge-network.com

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Winterhawks takes kids to school on ice

by Eric Apalategui
More than 120 youngsters take to the rink for Portland Winterhawks Hockey School When you’re young, the arena ice isn’t that far down. As young hockey players wearing the red and white and black of the Portland Winterhawks sped through drills during…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - The stadium built by the United States Tennis Association for the Davis Cup's first day in Beaverton at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center was nearly filled on Friday.
July 21, 2016

Tualatin Hills, Beaverton shine in national spotlight

by Miles Vance
Davis Cup brings fans, money, attention to the Beaverton area The ball is tossed skyward. The tennis racket sweeps forward at speed. The ball is struck. But what happens next? Is it an ace, a fault, a whiff or something in between? Following the…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Hillsboro could become Portland's largest Oregon suburb by 2040 according to new projections from Metro.
July 21, 2016

Washington County set for big growth, Metro projects

by Jim Redden
Hillsboro, Tigard to see large population increases by 2040 If regional planners are right, Portland is set for a population boom over the next 20 years — but the majority of the growth in the area is actually projected to be in its suburbs. New…

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Jul 21, 2016

Council won't endorse strip club's liquor license

by Eric Apalategui
Members pass no recommendation on to OLCC, which has full authority over licensing The Beaverton Police Department found that Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club met standards for a liquor license.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - As part of its Staycation program, the Beaverton City Library presents Fight Like a Knight: Medieval and Renaissance Combat by Indes Western Martial Arts on Saturday.
Jul 21, 2016

Library offers residents the chance for a 'staycation'

by The Times
Six free programs are available for area residents this summer Not everybody can afford that “big” vacation. The trip to Maui, the roadie to Cancun and the lifetime memory at Disney World just…
Roger Emir Gastelum-Medina.
Jul 20, 2016

Man held in Aloha murder accused of statutory rape

by KOIN 6 News
Grand jury adds charges onto Roger Gastelum-Medina's alleged offenses. An accused murderer is now linked to having sex with a minor, according to court documents. Roger Emir Gastelum-Medina was…
TIMES PHOTO: ERIC APALATEGUI - The former home of Westgate Theater has been cleared and readied for development, including a portion planned for a business class hotel along the MAX line in Beaverton's Creekside District.
Jul 19, 2016

Beaverton wooing new hotel developer

by Eric Apalategui
Negotiations with previous company end without a deal, but city leaders still seek business class hotel Beaverton has flicked the “vacancy” sign back on in its search for a hotel developer. The…
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Jul 19, 2016

Serial arsonist gets three years in prison

by Eric Apalategui
John Townsend was a THPRD security officer when he set five fires at future park sites A serial arsonist will spend three years in prison after admittedly setting a series of fires at two…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Croatia's Borna Coric (right) and Captain Zeljko Krajan come together after Coric's four-set win over Jack Sock on Sunday at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center clinched the Davis Cup quarterfinal for their team.
Jul 18, 2016

Croatia completes comeback to beat U.S. 3-2 in Davis Cup…

by Miles Vance
The Americans led 2-0 after Friday, then dropped three straight to fall at Tualatin Hills You've all heard it before — “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” Croatia's Davis…
Jul 18, 2016

Business resilience the focus of Red Cross Cascadia earthquake…

by Miles Vance
The free event is at Tektronix from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday You've all heard the warnings about the possibility of a huge earthquake in the Northwest. The chances of a disaster such as a powerful…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Jacob Doty, 15, an incoming sophomore at Beaverton High School, points a fake gun towards the 'bad guy' during an exercise in the last day of a two-week session in the Beaverton Police Department's Student Academy.
Jul 18, 2016

Academy educates students on nuances of police work

by Ray Pitz
“Hands up!” Aila Reyes screams at a “suspect” as she orders him from a black SUV next to the Beaverton Hoop YMCA on July 8. She then instructs him to make three steps to the right. “Three steps…
Jul 18, 2016

Beaverton man dies in waterfall accident

by KOIN 6 News
James Fowler, 25, slipped and went over 100-foot Lava Canyon Falls in Washington The body of a 25-year-old Beaverton man was recovered Monday, the day after he slipped and went over the 100-foot…
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Jul 18, 2016

Sleep Train collects school supplies for foster kids

by The Times
Local Sleep Train locations are collecting donated school supplies to help children in foster care be prepared to return to class this September. Participating stores include Washington County…
Mohamed Mohamud
Jul 17, 2016

Appeal filed in bomb plot over surveillance

by Amelia Templeton, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Mohamud requests new trial in Portland holiday terrorism case Mohamed Mohamud, the former Beaverton-area man convicted of plotting to bomb Portland’s holiday tree-lighting ceremony in 2010, is…
WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - This 1992 Toyota Camry was seriously damaged in a Saturdayt crash that injured a passenger.
Jul 17, 2016

Man arrested after crashing car, injuring passenger, leaving…

by Pamplin Media Group
A Beaverton driver was arrested Saturday after crashing his car and injuring a passenger from Cornelius on Saturday evening on a rural road outside of Hillsboro. Randy Lopez-Perez, 22, is…
COURTESY USTA - The United States Davis Cup doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan are one of the world's best duos and have a chance to clinch a quarterfinal victory with a win on Saturday. Their match begins at 1:30 p.m.
Jul 16, 2016

Davis Cup doubles teams take center stage for Saturday action at…

by Miles Vance
The U.S. team of Bob and Mike Bryan are one of the world's best and can clinch a U.S. victory The U.S. Davis Cup Team finds itself with a 2-0 lead over Croatia after the first day of competition…
COURTESY OF TIGARD POLICE DEPARTMENT - A video surveillance camera caught this man, who police believed took a Rolex watch without paying for it.
Jul 16, 2016

Man steals Rolex watch from Washington Square Mall jeweler

by Ray Pitz
Tigard Police are investigating the theft of a Rolex watch from a Washington Square Mall jewelry store on Friday afternoon. Police say the man entered Ben Bridge Jewelers at approximately 4:50…
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - The U.S. doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan battle during their Saturday loss to Croatia's Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in the two teams' Davis Cup quarterfinal. The loss leaves the Americans' lead at 2-1 heading into a pair of singles matches on Sunday at Tualatin Hills.
Jul 16, 2016

Croatia gets key doubles win over U.S. to stay alive in Davis Cup

by Miles Vance
The Americans still hold a 2-1 lead in their quarterfinal match which ends Sunday at Tualatin Hills No one said it was going to be easy. A day after racing out to a 2-0 lead against Croatia in…
COURTESY TUALATIN HILLS PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT - The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District's conceptual plan has changed over the seven years the park's redevelopment has been in the planning stages. Construction is scheduled to begin in about two years, adding a signalized entrance from Cedar Hills Boulevard and new or improved amenities including an all-season artificial sports field, a splash pad, picnic facilities, bocci and sand volleyball courts and other features. Neighborhood reaction to the plan is somewhat mixed, but the new plan has met with more positive feedback than earlier versions.
Jul 16, 2016

Cedar Hills Park debate continues

by Eric Apalategui
Joseph Wayno thinks the new concept for redeveloping Cedar Hills Park is a big improvement over past plans that would have sent more traffic near his home. “It’s a total re-engineering of the…
TIMES PHOTO: MILES VANCE - John Isner of the United States follows through after a serve during his 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 win over Borna Coric of Croatia on the first day of the Davis Cup quarterfinals at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center in Beaverton on Friday.
Jul 15, 2016

John Isner makes it two straight for U.S. in Davis Cup…

by Miles Vance
Isner beats Croatia's Borna Coric 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to give the United States a 2-0 lead There's work left to be done for sure, but wow, what a start the United States team created in its Davis Cup…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Jack Sock of the U.S. celebrates as the crowd goes wild Friday afternoon at Tualatin Hills Tennis Center, where he prevailed in five sets against Croatia's Marin Cilic to open the weekend Davis Cup quarterfinals.
Jul 15, 2016

Beaverton loves Davis Cup tennis - and Jack Sock's fortitude

by Kerry Eggers
The 26th-ranked American upsets Croatia's Marin Cilic in five sets Top-level tennis requires athletic ability and talent in handling a racquet, but there’s another element that separates the…
TIMES PHOTO: ERIC APALATEGUI - Five water and health experts discussed issues around lead in drinking water during a community forum on July 14. Tualatin Valley Water District's supply has very safe levels of lead, but the heavy metal can leach into water from plumbing inside homes and buildings, officials said.
Jul 15, 2016

TVWD: Lead not coming from water source

by Eric Apalategui
The toxin usually gets into water from home and building pipes; precautions can help reduce exposure The Tualatin Valley Water District’s water contains little to no lead on its way to your…
Jul 14, 2016

Two dead in fatal car crash near Vernonia

by Geoff Pursinger
Beaverton man, Hillsboro woman found dead at scene. Two people died in a near head-on collision that closed Highway 47 about nine miles south of Vernonia on Wednesday. According to Oregon State…
TIMES PHOTO/ RAY PITZ - Mark Jockers of Clean Water Servies holds a high purity water jug containing water that came out of the back of the Forest Grove Wastewater treatment facilty then went through a four-step process that included ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, disinfection/advanced oxidation and meeting all drinking standards. Its the same water that many homebrewers have turned into beer the last couple of years, producing six packs bearing the label of the individual brewer.
Jul 14, 2016

Brewers using waste water to make beer

by Ray Pitz
The highly purified water will be released again to brewers on Friday Let’s be honest — drinking beer made from water that at one time contained sewage might not seem like the most savory thing…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF BEAVERTON - Eric Monger was named interim police chief in Beaverton on Thursday, the city announced.
Jul 14, 2016

Monger named interim chief of police

by Eric Apalategui
Captain worked his way up chain of command in three decades with Beaverton Police A veteran police officer will take over as interim chief of the Beaverton Police Department. Mayor Denny Doyle…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A map included with application materials submitted to the city of Beaverton shows the future site of Trillium Woods Apartments to the northwest of Progress Lake Park.
Jul 14, 2016

Neighbors worry that 100 new apartments will disrupt eagles

by Eric Apalategui
Progress Ridge residents so far can't persuade officials to delay complex construction Steve Fisher has seen the bald eagles soaring high above his home in the Progress Ridge area of southwest…
COURTESY OF BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT - The sequoia tree will find new life as an art installation at the rebuilt Vose Elementary School.
Jul 14, 2016

Vose Elementary sequoia trees repurposed to tell stories

by Ravleen Kaur
At his wood shop off a winding rural road in Aurora, certified arborist Michael Bruno reads the life-rings and examines the nutrient layers of a sequoia tree which recently arrived from Vose…
COURTESY OF BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT - The virtual summer school kicked off its pilot program last year. This year, it's been expanded to reach more students who keep in academic shape, wherever they are.
Jul 14, 2016

Virtual Summer School at Kinnaman Elementary brings learning to…

by Ravleen Kaur
Program helps students avoid 'summer slide' by giving them tablet computers to take home Whether they’re halfway around the world or sitting on their front porches, Melissa Howard’s second-grade…