Crime hits Hillsdale

Crime hits Hillsdale

Hillsdale may seem to be the furthest thing from a hotbed of crime — and usually, it is. But...

There's trouble a-brewing in Southwest Portland

There's trouble a-brewing in Southwest Portland

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by: PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - The partner of the K-9 officer injured in this morning's shooting, this German shepherd, is missing.
April 16, 2014

Officer injured in Multnomah shooting

by Drew Dakessian
Suspect in custody, officer's K-9 partner missing MULTNOMAH — This morning, at approximately 2:51 a.m., a Portland Police K-9 officer was injured during a shootout with a suspect near Southwest…
April 15, 2014

Possibly suicidal man taken into custody at PCC-Sylvania

by Drew Dakessian
FAR SOUTHWEST — This morning, Portland Police Bureau North Precinct officers responded to a call at a residence in the 9700 block of North Leonard Street on the report that a suicidal male left…
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April 02, 2014

Our newspapers won't be downsizing staff or shrinking in size

by Mark Garber
Local news — news about your city, your community, your neighborhood — is the future of journalism. No one in the media business disputes that notion. Investors as savvy as Warren Buffet are…
by: CONNECTION PHOTO: DREW DAKESSIAN - Portland police were on scene at Capitol Highway and Sunset Boulevard Wednesday evening.
April 01, 2014

Man who shot officer shot and killed in Hillsdale

by Drew Dakessian
Subject may have been a man suspected of following kids home from school around Wilson HS Police action yesterday afternoon in Hillsdale left a man dead and a Portland police officer recovering…
March 17, 2014

Police increase patrols around Wilson High School

by Jim Redden
Police are providing additional patrols in the area around Wilson High School after a student reported an incident similar to the one that led to the officer-involved shooting that killed a…
March 13, 2014

Officer injured in Hillsdale shooting was School Resource…

by Drew Dakessian
Shooter, fatally wounded by Romero, was wanted on numerous charges HILLSDALE — On March 12, around 4 p.m., Portland Police Officer John Romero, an eight-year veteran assigned to the Youth…
by: COURTESY OF PPB - Kidnapping and robbery suspect Kelly Swoboda, 49, was killed Wednesday afternoon in a shootout with police in Hillsdale.
March 17, 2014

Veteran officer fired shots that killed suspected kidnapper

by Pamplin Media Group
An eight-year Portland Police Bureau veteran fired the gunshots that killed a suspect Wednesday afternoon during a confrontation outside Wilson High School in Southwest Portland. Portland police…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Cindy Eldkrona, Jeanne Roy and Ray Berardinelli of the Hllsdale Main Street Sustainability Committee with one of the new recycling bins.
March 25, 2014

A 'can'-do attitude

by Drew Dakessian
Hillsdale Main Street Sustainability Committee makes dream of new recycling bins a reality The Hillsdale Main Street Sustainability Commitee has facilitated the installation of new public…
by: CONNECTION PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Joyce Loeb and Shirley Rackner give each other a big hug.
March 03, 2014

Century-old center

by Drew Dakessian
The Mittleman Jewish Community Center turns 100 The Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC) is unquestionably one of the most prominent institutions in Southwest Portland’s Hillsdale…
by: CONNECTION PHOTO: DREW DAKESSIAN - In the Portland Comprehensive Plan, the Hillsdale Town Center is under consideration.
March 03, 2014

Changing Southwest from top to bottom

by Drew Dakessian
If you’ve lived somewhere for a long time, it can be hard to imagine it changing significantly. But with a citywide program known as the Portland Comprehensive Plan, Southwest Portland could…

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by: JONATHAN HOUSE - Some of the top landscape designers in Oregon will be on hand to show their talents at the 2014 Yard, Garden & Patio Show.
Feb 20, 2014

Great gardening abounds at the Yard, Garden & Patio Show

by Pamplin Media Group
This year’s spring gardening season will hit the Oregon Convention Center in Portland this weekend. On Friday, Feb. 28, the annual Yard, Garden & Patio Show will stir everyone’s imagination with…
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Feb 20, 2014

Job creation, education and social supports top Lininger's agenda

by Kara Hansen
As the short legislative session hit a midpoint this week, state Rep. Ann Lininger, who represents Lake Oswego and Southwest Portland, touted bills now headed to the Senate that support top…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Eman Scot Lutfi.
Feb 11, 2014

Update to Crime Stoppers featured case 13-11 Shriners Hospital…

by Drew Dakessian
HOMESTEAD — The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in located a wanted theft suspect. Through a tip to Crime Stoppers of…
by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Allen Chu, center, gets ready to ride an inflatable boat along with other winter revelers at Irving Park on Friday.
Feb 08, 2014

Freezing rain adds layer on top of snow

by Pamplin Media Group
The winter storm that blasted through the Portland area Thursday and Friday delivered what was promised: a thick coating of snow throughout the city and suburbs, reaching more than a foot in…
Feb 08, 2014

Fish calls for mediation of Freeman property sale

by Drew Dakessian
Just two weeks before the final closing date of the sale of the Freeman water tank property to Renaissance Homes, Commissioner Nick Fish offered the Southwest Portland neighbors who oppose the…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE - Firefighters use pry bars to remove the drain cover of an 80-pound grate in South Burlingame below which Bob the cat was stuck.
Mar 01, 2014

Portland Fire & Rescue helps rescue cat from storm drain

by Drew Dakessian
SOUTH BURLINGAME — Firefighters from Portland Fire Station 10 - Burlingame spent part of Sunday afternoon helping to rescue Bob, a cat who went missing Saturday night. After much of the morning…
by: PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - Suspect no. 1.
Feb 07, 2014

Crime Stoppers featured case 14-09 armed robbery

by Pamplin Media Group
MULTNOMAH — The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in identifying three armed robbery suspects. On Jan. 5, at 3:15 p.m., three…
Feb 01, 2014

Fish: Mediate sale of Water Bureau site

by Drew Dakessian
After months of mounting opposition to the sale of the Freeman water tank property in Southwest Portland, Portland Water Bureau Commissioner Nick Fish is offering to enter into mediation with…
by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Attorney Nick Merrill stands outside a large home in Southwest Portland that a developer wants to replace with three smaller ones.
Feb 01, 2014

Southwest neighbors stung by infill plan

by Drew Dakessian
It’s a common tale: A citizen hears that changes have been proposed for his neighborhood, changes he doesn’t like and feels are unlawful. He finds out that he is not alone in his disapproval, so…
Feb 01, 2014

Bridge names whittled to four

by Jim Redden
Whoop Whoop didn’t make the cut. Neither did former Mayor Bud Clark, who coined the phrase. Matt Groening failed to make the grade, as did any of his popular cartoon characters, including Homer…