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82nd Avenue serial bank robber caught

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Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - PF&R Battalion Chiefs declare the house fire in Ardenwald to be extinguished.
December 22, 2014

Fireplace document destruction leads to Ardenwald house fire

by David F. Ashton
Perhaps shredding personal documents might have been a better option for destroying them, an Ardenwald homeowner learned in the afternoon of Sunday, November 23. At 4:02 pm on that day, Portland…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Diners, from all walks of life, gather for a Thanksgiving Day dinner.
December 22, 2014

Fifth annual "Feast" celebrated in Southeast

by David F. Ashton
Scores of volunteers pitched in on Thanksgiving Day, as did dozens more on the evening before, to bring about the fifth annual community dinner – the “Feast for Southeast” – at the Mt. Scott…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Firefighters evaluate the condition of the victim trapped in this overturned Toyota, before pulling him out of the crashed vehicle, which had been struck by a red-light-runner on S.E. Duke.
December 22, 2014

Southeast driver walks away from T-bone roll-over crash

by David F. Ashton
The sound of a crash in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, minutes before 10 pm on Monday evening, December 1, brought out neighbors curious to see what had happened. In the intersection of…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Look east from the Berkeley Park tennis courts after dark this time of year, and youll see the Schenk familys Christmas tree they share with the Woodstock neighborhood.
December 22, 2014

Woodstock family continues "tree" tradition

by David F. Ashton
It might not be as tall as the tree the SMILE neighborhood association annually decorates on the bluff overlooking Oaks Bottom, and it certainly isn’t as visible, but the 50-foot tree the…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Paramedics tended to the pedestrian, struck by a vehicle at the signal-controlled intersection of 46th Avenue and S.E. Woodstock Boulevard. She was not believed to be seriously hurt, but was taken to a hospital by ambulance as a precaution.
December 22, 2014

Pedestrian injured at Woodstock Blvd intersection

by David F. Ashton
An evening in Woodstock ended unfortunately for a woman who had been crossing S.E. 46th Avenue, just north of Woodstock Boulevard on Friday night, November 28. A witness reported that a silver…
December 22, 2014

PPS transfer policy changes proposed

by THE BEE
Portland Public Schools is considering changes to the school transfer policy to make it more equitable, and to help strengthen programs at all neighborhood schools. After changes were considered…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF DICK HARRIS, PORTLAND FIRE & RESCUE - Behind the Mt. Scott-Arleta house, firefighters douse live embers.
December 22, 2014

Fire chars house on S.E. Martins Street

by David F. Ashton
A fire, said to have kindled outside a house at 8036 S.E. Martins Street on November 15, became a more serious matter when it spread to the interior walls of the structure. Portland Fire &…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Pointing out the priorities of PPB East Precinct Commander Sara Westbrook, Acting Captain Robert King addresses the East Precinct Involved Citizens group.
December 22, 2014

East Precinct Police Captain previews Bureau priorities under…

by David F. Ashton
At the November 11 meeting of East Precinct Involved Citizens (EPIC), the group in attendance – comprised of people from all of the neighborhoods served by the Precinct – heard about goals for…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - The homeowners son-in-law gazes at the huge tree that fell into her house.
December 22, 2014

88-year-old tree falls on Garthwick house

by David F. Ashton
A long-time resident of the Garthwick community at the south end of Sellwood was surprised when she heard a cracking and splintering sound outside her stately home on Sunday, November 30. When…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Savanna Tucker shoots volcanic ash into the air, as Stephen Solovitz, Washington State University at Vancouver Professor of Mechanical Engineering, tells why that ash can travel widely.
December 22, 2014

Scientists meet the public, monthly, at OMSI

by David F. Ashton
The work of most scientists occurs in a laboratory or some other setting, far away from the eyes of the public. But, on the second Saturday of every month, the Oregon Museum of Science and…

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Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Portland Police Bureau Crisis Negotiators arrive, and take charge of the situation.
Dec 22, 2014

Police coax suicidal man to safety in Brentwood-Darlington

by David F. Ashton
What started as an early morning burglary report, turned into an hours-long standoff on Thursday, November 13, in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood. On that morning, at 6:12 am, East…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - This wrecked Honda was moved to the curb, after being hit by a delivery truck in the intersection.
Dec 22, 2014

Driver's mistake leads to Woodstock Blvd smashup

by David F. Ashton
A forceful side-impact crash occurred on Woodstock Boulevard, when a delivery truck ran into the side of a silver Honda in the intersection of Woodstock and S.E. 72nd Avenue on Thursday,…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Retiring City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Coordinator Katherine Anderson takes a bag of medications at the drive up Drug Turn-in event
Dec 22, 2014

Portland Police host their final prescription drug turn-in

by David F. Ashton
After hosting several prescription and over-the-counter drug “turn-in” events in Southeast Portland since 2010, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), and City of Portland Office of Neighborhood…
Photo Credit: RITA A. LEONARD - This amusing birdhouse apartment complex stands in front of 7036 S.E. 57th Avenue, in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood.
Dec 22, 2014

"Lizard sculptor" still at it, in Brentwood-Darlington

by Rita A. Leonard
Among the various artists living and working in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood is a man named PhylO – profiled previously in THE BEE for his 12-foot-long wood carving, “Lenny the Lizard”.…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Paramedics tend to a person needing immediate medical attention after reportedly ingesting a synthetic drug - bath salts.
Dec 22, 2014

Police, ambulance come to aid of "Bath Salts" user in Southeast

by David F. Ashton
When the call for emergency first responders went out at 9:14 p.m. on the evening of Friday, November 7, an AMR ambulance was dispatched to the 7-Eleven store at the corner of S.E. 82nd Avenue…
Dec 22, 2014

"Discarded smoking materials" blamed for Inner Southeast house…

by David F. Ashton
Neighbors, noticing black smoke rising from a Creston-Kenilworth home on S.E. Francis Street on the morning of Wednesday, November 24th, alertly called 9-1-1. At 10:50 am, Portland Fire & Rescue…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - Micah Smith learns how to fly an airplane using a computerized simulator, with the help of PCC Flight Instructor Candidate Chris Thatcher.
Dec 22, 2014

PCC celebrates Southeast Campus on 82nd Avenue of Roses

by David F. Ashton
Although canopies were set up in the new campus “quad” against possible rainstorms that didn’t materialize, it was a festive day at Portland Community College (PCC) Southeast Center not long…
The January 15th program at the AHB meeting in Sellwood is led by local business association veteran and business expert Nancy Chapin, and the focus will be on use of Social Media.
Dec 22, 2014

BUSINESS BRIEFS

by THE BEE
“Social media” panel led by business expert Nancy Chapin at AHB. The January meeting of the area-wide Association of Home Businesses, which meets in Sellwood, features a panel assembled and led…
Photo Credit: DAVID F. ASHTON - From the editor
Dec 22, 2014

FROM THE EDITOR

by Eric Norberg
For longer than many people in Inner Southeast Portland can remember, SMILE – the Sellwood Moreland Improvement League neighborhood association – has underwritten the lighting, between…
Dec 22, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

by THE BEE
Salmon return to Crystal Springs Creek Editor, Coho salmon are spawning in Southeast Portland’s Crystal Springs Creek this fall for the first time in decades. Salmon can find their way farther…