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City leash law enforcement on hold

Lake Oswego School District officials have announced that they are still working with local police on the details of an effort to enforce city leash laws on school grounds.

The enforcement was expected to begin on or around Dec. 15 but is now on hold until arrangements are fine-tuned, school district officials said.

Any time a dog is in a public place in Lake Oswego with its keeper, the dog must be under the control of the keeper; a dog must be on a leash when in a city park, except in the off-leash dog park on Stafford Road, the city’s website says.

Anyone convicted of violating this section of the city code could face a fine of up to $1,000; the fine depends on the circumstances.

District officials said the reason for the upcoming enforcement effort is the potential health and safety issues caused by unleashed dogs on school property that leave feces on school fields and playgrounds.

Basketball tourney on tap this month

Score with the kids by making basketball a part of your holiday family tradition.

Riverdale High School is holding its sixth-annual Holiday Basketball Tournament from Dec. 28-30, an event featuring eight games per day. Girls and boys teams will compete, with the first game commencing at 9 a.m. and the last at 7:30 p.m.

Cost to attend is $5 for general admission and $3 for students and seniors 56 and older. Competitors include Nestucca, Corbett, Columbia Christian, Faith Bible, Damascus Christian, Oregon Episcopal and Life Christian high schools.

Attendees and players should enter via the east side of Riverdale High School, 9727 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd., Portland. View the playing bracket here: bit.ly/1mvcX4q.

Support the Pacers and enjoy crab-licious meal

The Lakeridge High School baseball program can help you knock your Super Bowl Sunday party out of the ballpark.

Orders for the 10th-annual, all-take-out Catch of the Day Crab Dinner, a fundraiser for the Pacers baseball program, must be placed by Jan. 26. Each $32 meal feeds two people and includes a half-pound of shelled Oregon Dungeness crabmeat, coleslaw, potato salad, two rolls with butter, cocktail sauce and lemon.

Proceeds help pay for turf upkeep for Lakeridge’s baseball fields. Students from Lakeridge Junior High and local elementary schools also use the junior varsity field. Funds raised also help pay for Pacers’ gloves, hats, bags and transportation to tournaments.

Curbside service will again be offered from 11a.m.-2 p.m. on Feb. 6, with Pacer ballplayers serving as carhops and rushing orders to each vehicle. Pickup is at the main entrance of Lakeridge High, 1235 Overlook Drive.

To place an order, visit pacerbaseball.net. Print the order form and mail it with a check payable to Pacer Baseball Inc.: Pacer Baseball Crab Dinner, 16869 65th Ave., No. 235, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. Or, place an order online using a PayPal account.

An additional donation also may be made or a donation can be made in lieu of a meal; donations are tax-deductible.