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Brought to you by John Sciarra, Bernard's Garage - Auto Repair INSIDER -


John Sciarra, Bernard's GarageWhat’s less fun than getting stuck in a nasty traffic jam? Getting cooked in your car on a hot day.

Summer's right around the corner and your vehicle's air conditioning system will soon be under serious strain.

If your A/C isn't as frosty as it used to be, but it's still blowing, the system may need to be recharged. Manufacturers used to use a type of refrigerant known as Freon. Now, manufacturers use R-134a to keep things cold in the cabin.

Working on a vehicle’s air conditioning system is about as much fun as sticking your hand in a blender. Twice.

Unless you are skilled in vehicle maintenance, it’s safest to take the job to a professional.

An AC compressor is usually driven by your vehicle's serpentine belt, and as it spins, it pressurizes the system's refrigerant. It's this change in pressure that cools the air coming into your cabin. The best way to keep your compressor from failing is to have your A/C system serviced once a year.

If your compressor needs replacement, most responsible shops will recommend swapping out a number of peripheral components at the same time.

Bernard’s, which has been in business since 1925, services our clients’ foreign, domestic, hybrid and electric cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles. We offer free pickup and delivery for our customers’ convenience.

Plan ahead and stay cool this season!

Bernard’s Garage

2036 SE Washington St., Milwaukie

503-659-7722

>bernardsgarage.com/

Brought to you by John Sciarra, Bernard's Garage - AUTOMOTIVE INSIDER -


BERNARD'S GARAGE - John SciarraSummer's imminent arrival means your vehicle's air conditioning system will soon be under serious strain.

If your A/C isn't as frosty as it used to be, but it's still blowing cold, the system may need to be recharged.

Manufacturers used to use a type of refrigerant known as R-12, or Freon, until researchers found it caused ozone depletion. As such, it's illegal to use Freon in vehicles built after 1994. Now, manufacturers use R-134a to keep things cold in the cabin.

Working on an air conditioning system is about as much fun as sticking your hand in a blender. Twice.

Unless you are skilled in vehicle maintenance, it’s safest to take the job to a professional.

An AC compressor is usually driven by your vehicle's serpentine belt, and as it spins, it pressurizes the system's refrigerant. It's this change in pressure that cools the air coming into your cabin. The best way to keep your compressor from failing is to have your A/C system serviced once a year.

If your compressor needs replacement, most responsible shops will recommend swapping out a number of periphery components at the same time.

Why? The easy answer is working on an air conditioning system is about as fun as sticking your hand in a blender. Twice.

To avoid draining your refrigerant, removing your compressor, installing a new unit and refilling the system with new cool stuff — only to have you come back in a week and say it's still not cold enough — it makes sense to replace the necessary components.

Bernard’s Garage

2036 SE Washington St., Milwaukie

503-659-7722

>bernardsgarage.com/

Brought to you by Mike Nielsen of Snap Fitness - FITNESS INSIDER -


SNAP FITNESS - Mike NielsenAs the inspirational saying goes, “Live less out of habit and more out of intent.”

While it’s true that starting a fitness routine can be difficult, I offer the following tips to get you in the gym door and on the road to good health.

Assessment — New SNAP Fitness clients receive a free jump-start session, including consultation with a trainer. The assessment determines the client’s baseline, helps us guide their first steps, and is an opportunity to discuss adding personal training.

Cardio — The national recommendation for exercise for all ages and fitness levels is to get to the gym at least three days per week, and to do a minimum of 30 minutes of cardio per visit. Working out with a friend will make it more fun, help you feel more accountable, help you stay at the gym for more months and achieve a higher level of success.

Strength training is key to replacing fat with muscle, becoming leaner, stronger and improving balance. Do two to three sessions of strength training per week.

Nutritional guidelines — Instead of eating three large meals per day, eat five to six small meals. This will fuel your energy throughout the day and avoid post-meal sluggishness. Also drink 96 ounces of water daily.

Online help — SNAP has a complete online nutritional program and training center. Free with membership, it provides a personalized workout plan, sample menus and a complete library of instruction videos.

Snap Fitness

Milwaukie: 4200 SE King Rd.

503-353-7627

www.snapfitness.com/gyms/milwaukie-or-97222/1023

Oregon City: 19703 S. Hwy. 213, Ste. 170

503-656-2580

www.snapfitness.com/gyms/oregoncity-or-97045/400

Brought to you by Mike Nielsen - Snap Fitness - Fitness INSIDER


Mike Nielsen, Snap FitnessStrength training is an essential part of an exercise program, even for someone who hasn’t been active in a while.

Lifting weights, using weight machines and doing core work increases muscle mass and bone density.

As we age, our muscles deteriorate (called sarcopenia) and bone density decreases.

Research shows that seniors are more susceptible to bone breakage that younger adults. As people age, their metabolism slows down. We are seeing more and more seniors joining gyms.

If we take the average adult between the ages of 40 and 50 and do basic strength-training three to four times per week for 90 days, the outcome can be life-changing.

Here’s a myth-buster: Muscle does NOT weigh more than fat! A pound is a pound. 

Muscle is, however, more dense than body fat and takes up less area than fat. If you were to start an exercise program complete with strength training, you would increase your lean body mass and decrease body fat.

The body takes up less space and metabolism speeds up, resulting in a higher BMR (base metabolic rate, the amount of daily caloric intake needed to maintain LBM and weight.) This reverses sarcopenia and increases bone density.   

Not everyone walks into a gym and knows exactly what to do. Snap gives new members an opportunity to meet with a Certified Personal Trainer, who assesses their body and their goals. 

Let’s get started.

Snap Fitness

Milwaukie: 4200 SE King Rd.

503-353-7627

www.snapfitness.com/gyms/milwaukie-or-97222/1023

Oregon City: 19703 S. Hwy. 213, Ste. 170

503-656-2580

www.snapfitness.com/gyms/oregoncity-or-97045/400

Brought to you by John Sciarra, Bernard's Garage - AUTO MAINTENANCE INSIDER


John Sciarra, Bernard's GarageRegular maintenance on your car is, quite simply, a good investment.

For example, when you bring your car in for a timing belt — typically needed at 90,000 to 100,000 miles— it costs in the range of $400 to $500. But if it breaks, it might be $1,800 to $2,000.

At our shop, when we do it, we do it right. With the timing belt, we also replace the timing belt tensioner, idler pulleys, camshaft seals, water pump and coolant.

Mileage interval maintenance, which is only done by shops, should be done at 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000 miles.

The ideal scenario is to get the car into the shop about three times per year for inspections, which will find things like rodent damage, which is more common than you might think. It’s mainly squirrels in this area.

An inspection will also uncover leaking coolant or oil, as well as plugged-up air filters. Once a year, you should get a brake inspection.

We do complete automotive repair, including pre-purchase inspections for $150. That’s a comprehensive inspection, which can detect unforeseen problems and save you from buying a compromised vehicle.

Our average cost for an oil change is $38; $58 for a brake inspection.

It’s a small investment. We do it properly and can save you a lot of trouble and expense down the road.

Bernard’s Garage

2036 SE Washington St., Milwaukie

503-659-7722

bernardsgarage.com/

Mike Nielsen - Snap Fitness - Fitness INSIDER


SNAP FITNESS - Mike Nielsen“We are a friendly, success-oriented fitness center,” says Mike Nielsen, vice president and co-owner of Snap Fitness locations in Oregon City, Milwaukie and Canby. “We’re like the ‘Cheers’ of the gym world, where everybody knows your name.”

Nielsen has been a certified fitness coach for 13 years and has been with Snap for eight years. He says being a fitness coach is all about helping individuals achieve the best version of themselves.

“It’s not just something that’s done at the gym, but it’s a lifestyle change,” he said of Snap. “We focus on not only the physical but also the mental and emotional aspects of everyday life, to make sure we are able to achieve long-term success.”

He says Snap gyms have a family feel and a personal touch.

The gyms are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with monitored access for safety. Snap has more than 1,500 locations nationwide.

The fitness centers offer cardio, personal training, weight-loss programs, a health center, strength training and Olympic lifting. An online web page for members offers nutrition counseling and an online training center.

“Our members are our greatest assets,” Nielsen added. “We do all we can to make sure they have not only the best facility and equipment, but a wonderful experience.”

Snap Fitness

www.snapfitness.com/

Milwaukie: 4200 SE King Rd.

503-353-7627

Oregon City: 19703 S. Hwy. 213, Ste. 170

503-656-2580

Canby: 1109 SW 1st Ave.

503-266-5515

Brought to you by John Sciarra - Bernard's Garage - AUTOMOTIVE INSIDER -


BERNARD'S GARAGE - John SciarraAfter nearly 100 years of providing excellent full-service automotive repair and maintenance, Bernard’s Garage is a classic Milwaukie institution trusted by generations of customers.

Founded in 1925, old timers and area residents still remember Joe Bernard Sr., who would design and build custom car parts when his customers’ vehicles needed it. Joe Bernard Jr., a former Milwaukie mayor, helped modernize Bernard’s and continued his father’s tradition of excellent customer service.

The current owner, Jim Bernard, another Milwaukie mayor and current Clackamas County commissioner, has computerized Bernard’s—turning his father’s mechanics into today’s technicians.

Besides providing free pickup and delivery, Bernard’s offers DEQ repair and adjustments, check-engine light diagnosis, manufacturer-scheduled maintenance, brakes, steering and suspension repair, timing belt tune-ups, radiator and water pump work, as well as engine, transmission and air conditioning service.

“We are straight shooters and will let you know what the problem is and what the cost is upfront,” Operations Manager John Sciarra says.

Sciarra, an 18 year veteran of Bernard’s, has attained numerous specialty vehicle class certifications. With 26 years in the industry overall, Sciarra is our INSIDER for automotive excellence.

Bernard’s Garage is a 17-year-long supporter of the Milwaukie Farmers Market, a Milwaukie First Friday participant and frequently donates to the Annie Ross House, Milwaukie Senior Center and other local schools and events.

A member of the Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce since 1955, Bernard’s has been named Business of the Year twice since 2000, and has received the BRAG award from the county for practicing responsible recycling and waste management.

Bernard's Garage 

2036 SE Washington St, Milwaukie, OR.

(503) 659-7722

bernardsgarage.com

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Tuesday, May 28

12:30 a.m. - Police arrested Kyle Jeffrey Gorham along the 10100 block of 32nd Avenue on a Washington State Probation and Parole warrant for an escape charge.

2:21 a.m. - Olson Brothers towed a blue Honda Accord at its owner’s request after it ran into a power pole near the intersection of 27th Avenue and Lake Road.

11:37 a.m. - An administrator at Rowe Middle School, 3606 S.E. Lake Road, reported seeing a student with a photo of himself with a baggie of possible drugs. An officer advised the administrator of legal options.

1:17 p.m. - In the following 15 minutes, police cited three students for tobacco possession at Milwaukie High School, 11300 S.E. 23rd Ave.

2:51 p.m. - Police took an injured goose along the 10800 block of Oak Street to Northwest Vet on 82nd Drive.

3:42 p.m. - A man reportedly got a 30-day notice yesterday from his landlord who just called to say that he was on his way to change to locks. Police offered the tenant advice.

4:48 p.m. - A dark gray 1992 Honda Accord with black spots and a Teamsters bumper sticker was reportedly stolen sometime after 4 a.m. along the 4600 block of Brookside Drive.

8:44 p.m. - A woman reported hearing glass breaking and seeing two suspicious white male juveniles “early middle school-aged in black hoodies” at Milwaukie Elementary School, 11250 S.E. 27th Ave. Police found a broken beer bottle but no damage to the school.

10:10 p.m. - A woman complained to police that her neighbor was “yelling at her daughter about being noisy” along the 10500 block of Main Street.

Wednesday, May 29

8:41 a.m. - Police cited three students for tobacco possession along the 2200 block of Adams Street.

9:35 a.m. - A runaway juvenile located at Milwaukie High School, 11300 S.E. 23rd Ave., was transferred to the Clackamas County Juvenile Corrections facility.

11:48 a.m. - A woman who had just received a stalking order against her sister along the 4400 block of Rhodesa Street told police that the judge told her to also file a police report for harassment.

1:50 p.m. - A landscaper reported that a sprayer was missing after a prowler came last night along the 4600 block of King Road.

2:10 p.m. - Police gave options and advice to a man complaining of motorists parking in the grass in front of his house along the 2800 block of Balfour Street.

4:54 p.m. - Someone in a blue minivan was reportedly dealing drugs in the parking lot at the Milwaukian Apartments, 11275 S.E. 27th Ave. Police were unable to locate the suspects.

8:07 p.m. - A woman alleged that harassment by her sister’s mother-in-law would be in violation of a stalking order at North Clackamas Park, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive.

11:22 p.m. - A “transient appearing” man with a small child who appeared to be having a hard time walking was reported near the intersection of 32nd Avenue and Harrison Street. An officer found that everything was OK after a family member showed up with a ride.

Thursday, May 30

3:14 a.m. - Police talked with a man who was “possibly passed out” in a blue Chevrolet Metro since 11 p.m. along the 6300 block of Harmony Road.

7:16 a.m. - A woman requested extra patrols after reporting that two vehicle were broken into, and a long board, change and miscellaneous items taken, along the 9500 block of 55th Avenue.

10:31 a.m. - Clackamas Fire District No. 1 issued a one-day special permit for agricultural burning until 7 p.m. along the 12800 block of Freeman Road.

11:23 a.m. - An employee of Ledding Library, 10660 S.E. 21st Ave., reported two people got into a fight and one remained inside looking scared. Both had gone prior to officers’ arrival.

2:41 p.m. - A receptionist at City Hall, 10722 S.E. Main St., reported that someone had attempted to take a bike using bolt cutters. The white male suspect was described as in his late 40s or early 50s, generally “road hard” and unshaven.

4:31 p.m. - Construction vehicles reportedly nearly crashed into a bus near the intersection of Main and Jefferson streets. A man also reported that drivers are not slowing down or paying attention.

5:29 p.m. - A man reportedly received a letter in the mail containing an Oregon driver’s license, an inmate ID and some debit cards along the 2500 block of Harrison Street. Police took possession of the property.

5:36 p.m. - A man was cited for failing to drive in his lane after a traffic crash along the 4100 block of Harrison Street.

7:08 p.m. - A former roommate was reportedly refusing to leave along the 3500 block of Sellwood Street. Officers stood by and assisted with the situation.

11:57 p.m. - Officers were unable to locate any evidence of a report of a “drunk appearing” man on a skateboard near the intersection of King Road and Stanley Avenue.

Friday, May 31

10:36 a.m. - David Allen Denison Jr. was arrested along the 3600 block of Harrison Street on a hit-and-run charge.

12:54 p.m. - Victor Daniel Soto was arrested on a Multnomah County warrant for charges of possessing heroin and carrying a concealed weapon near the intersection of Highway 224 and Webster Road.

9:19 p.m. - Jefferson Smith Cates and Richard Steven Saban were arrested after a report of an assault with a golf club near the intersection of 32nd Avenue and Kelvin Street.

Oregon City

Monday, May 27

1:33 a.m. - Police made an arrest after stopping someone near the intersection of Molalla Avenue and Clairmont Way.

1:38 a.m. - Police made an arrest after a traffic stop along the 13500 block of Clairmont Way.

11:01 a.m. - A theft was reported along the 1300 block of Ninth Street.

11:15 a.m. - A burglary was reported along the 2200 block of Gilman Drive.

8:51 p.m. - A suicide threat was reported along the 1200 block of Linn Avenue.

9:06 p.m. - A missing person was reported along the 900 block of South End Road.

11:23 p.m. - Police made an arrest after a traffic stop near the intersection of Pease Road and Swallowtail Place.

11:23 p.m. - Police made an arrest after a traffic stop along the 200 block of Warner Milne Road.

Tuesday, May 28

12:06 a.m. - A domestic disturbance was reported along the 1500 block of Ninth Street.

3:05 a.m. - A stolen vehicle was reported along the 1300 block of Van Buren Street.

11:12 a.m. - A theft was reported along the 14100 block of Fir Street.

11:15 a.m. - A missing person was reported along the 18900 block of Leland Road.

11:37 a.m. - Police conducted a welfare check along the 19800 block of Highway 213.

3:04 p.m. - A suspicious person was reported along the 500 block of C Street.

3:55 p.m. - A theft was reported along the 1000 block of Linn Avenue.

5:59 p.m. - Police arrested someone on theft charges at the Fred Meyer shopping center, 1839 Molalla Ave.

6:04 p.m. - A sexual exposure was reported near the intersection of Washington and Ninth streets.

6:18 p.m. - A hit-and-run was reported at Best Western Rivershore Hotel, 1900 Clackamette Drive.

7:51 p.m. - A domestic disturbance was reported along the 16100 block of Oak Tree Terrace.

10:08 p.m. - An assault was reported along the 14200 block of Maplelane Court

Wednesday, May 29

7:35 a.m. - A suicide threat was reported along the 14200 block of Marjorie Lane.

8:32 a.m. - A hit-and-run was reported at Goodwill, 1809 Molalla Ave.

11:05 a.m. - A theft was reported at Tan Republic, 2050 Beavercreek Road, Suite 105.

1:28 p.m. - A missing person was reported along the 14200 block of Canyon Ridge Drive.

4:17 p.m. - A runaway juvenile was reported along the 1000 block of Buchanan Street.

4:51 p.m. - A hit-and-run was reported along the 1300 block of Division Street.

5:44 p.m. - A vice/drugs complaint came in relating to the area near the intersection of Harrison and Seventh streets.

6:11 p.m. - A burglary was reported at the Forest Edge apartment complex, 14155 Beavercreek Road.

9:49 p.m. - A disturbance was reported along the 19000 block of Beavercreek Road.

Thursday, May 30

12:53 a.m. - Police made an arrest after a stopping someone near the intersection of Washington and 16th streets.

4:26 a.m. - Criminal mischief was reported along the 900 block of Eighth Street.

8:25 a.m. - A theft was reported at the McLoughlin Place senior living facility, 1153 Molalla Ave.

9:44 a.m. - A suicide threat was reported along the 700 block of Molalla Avenue.

1:02 p.m. - Criminal mischief was reported at the Hilltop Mall, 13465 Colton Place.