Traditional, fresh, generous Lebanese appetizers and condiments, now coming from Tualatin

Traditional, fresh, generous Lebanese appetizers and condiments, now coming from Tualatin

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Opening date for Cracker Barrel set for April 17

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Candlelighters group supports families like Holly Bruno's

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March 25, 2017

Colleges, Portland join forces for new building

by Lyndsey Hewitt
Portland Community College's dental clinic plans to serve about 2,000 patients per year.
COURTESY OF THE TUALATIN  COMMUNITY POLICE FOUNDATION - K.L. Wombacher, president and general manager of the Hillsboro Hops, is keynoting Tualatin's Lunch with the Chief event in April.
March 25, 2017

Hillsboro Hops president, GM keynoting benefit for law enforcement in Tualatin

by Mark Miller
'Lunch with the Chief' will support the Tualatin Community Police Foundation.
Jonathan William Hanna.
March 24, 2017

Police: Man arrested after running out of gas on I-205 mid-chase

by Pamplin Media Group
Jonathan William Hanna was driving a stolen vehicle and was in possession of illicit drugs, according to the Lake Oswego Police Department.


COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TUALATIN - The egg hunt begins last year at Cook Park in Tigard.
March 24, 2017

Tigard holding second egg hunt event on April 15

by The Times
A limited number of free registrations for the family-friendly event are available through the end of March.
LAKE OSWEGO REVIEW: GARY STEIN - Skilled workers add their signatures to Building C's final beam at Wizer in Lake Oswego. Employment in construction in Oregon was up 8,900 jobs in February 2017 or 10 percent.
March 23, 2017

Oregon unemployment drops to 4 percent

by Joseph Gallivan
In February, the number of unemployed Oregonians dropped to about 82,000, which was the lowest number since August 1995.
Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
March 23, 2017

Senate raises legal age of tobacco use, sales to 21

by The Times
Beaverton lawmaker Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, a physician, is chief sponsor.
TIMES PHOTO: PETER WONG - Mary Nolan, left, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, speaks with Lois Pereira after Nolan's talk Monday to members of the Washington County Public Affairs Forum.
March 23, 2017

Advocate: Planned Parenthood will survive

by Peter Wong
Mary Nolan spoke Monday at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum.
March 23, 2017

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: March 14-20

by The Times
This week's calls for service include: an argument over a lottery machine, a confrontation between an unhappy rider and bus driver, and a lot of unsuccessful alleged shoplifting attempts at Cabela's.
REVIEW PHOTO - A sign in the window of Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin's computer repair store announces his intention to leave Lake Oswego and set up shop in a 'Red State.'
March 22, 2017

Kevin 'The Geek' Kerwin says he's left Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
A sign in the window of Kerwin's repair shop announces his departure for a 'red state' where he can live among Trump supporters
MAUREEN J. WOLF - Maureen J. Wolf
March 22, 2017

School board election includes one three-way race, two unopposed candidates

by Blair Stenvick
Maureen Wolf is the only incumbent in this election in the Tigard-Tualatin School District. She is running unopposed.
FILE PHOTO - Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett says his agency will continue to oppose working with ICE. Doing so, he says, is unconstitutional.
March 22, 2017

Washington County sheriff responds to federal report on immigration detainers

by Peter Wong
Pat Garrett fired back after the Department of Homeland Security released a report listing the county seventh among local jurisdictions that declined ICE detainer requests during a recent week.
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LAKEWOOD THEATRE COMPANY - 'El Grande de Coca Cola' is scheduled for Lakewood Theatre Company's Mainstage from  March 2 to April 8, 2018.
March 21, 2017

Lakewood Theatre Company unveils 65th season

by Barb Randall
World and Portland premieres highlight series of plays that focus on the meaning of community
COURTESY OF THE WHITE HOUSE - President Donald Trump's ramped up policies regarding illegal immigration has focused on Washington County, which was named one of the worst offenders for law enforcement agencies who refuse to cooperate with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents.
March 21, 2017

Washington County has made Trump's 'top ten' list of counties who won't work with ICE

by Peter Wong
Washington County refused more than a half-dozen detainer requests by immigration officials in the week following Donald Trump's increased immigration enforcement.
COURTESY OF CENTERCAL PROPERTIES - Children get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and Mother Goose at last year's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event at Bridgeport Village.
March 21, 2017

'Breakfast with the Easter Bunny' fundraiser to be held next month at Bridgeport Village

by The Times
The event raises money for the Chelsea Hicks Foundation, which does dress-up for sick children at local hospitals.
PHOTO COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Steven Moos
March 20, 2017

Former Tigard doctor who fled country found guilty of rape, sodomy

by Brent Weisberg, KOIN 6 News
Stevben Gabrial Moos, who formerly lived in Beaverton, led authorities in a chase around the globe.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Construction is underway along the newly named Attwell Place in downtown Tigard. Formal naming of the tiny dead-end street required action by the Tigard City Council this month.
March 19, 2017

Tigard names tiny new downtown street Attwell Place

by Mark Miller
It takes its name from an adjacent mixed-use development, Attwell Off Main. Residents started moving into apartments in the complex this month, with a second building set to open in early May.
PMG PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The new facility is slated to be developed on an 7-acre space next to the Wankers Country Store and Saloon.
March 18, 2017

New indoor soccer, lacrosse facility coming to Stafford area near Tualatin

by Patrick Malee
Fieldhouse Athletics is building the 95,000-square-foot facility, with a full-size soccer field, at the intersection of Stafford and Borland roads.
TIMES PHOTO: MARK MILLER - Tigard is holding an information festival for its Latino community next Wednesday, March 22, at the Tigard Public Library. Non-Spanish-speakers are also welcome.
March 18, 2017

Tigard holding festival geared toward Spanish-speaking residents next Wednesday

by Mark Miller
Information about city services, police and immigration will be available at the event.
MOBILEYE - Mobileye technology scans the road for obstacles for autonomous cars. On Monday, Intel purchased Mobileye for $15 billion.
March 17, 2017

Intel purchases maker of autonomous car technology

by Geoff Pursinger
Mobileye makes technology for autonomous vehicles - self driving cars that don't need anyone behind the wheel to get people where they're going.
March 17, 2017

Metro Council poised to certify urban reserves

by Peter Wong
Decision put off until April 13; cities, resident group still argue against including Stafford, but landowners, home builders support action to complete decade-old process.
COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY - A site map shows, in dark gray, the 2.54-acre parcel on which Venture Properties Inc. has proposed a residential subdivision in Metzger. Tracts A and B on the map, a combined 1.35 acres of the parcel, would be set aside under the application made to Washington County.
March 17, 2017

Washington County conditionally approves controversial Metzger subdivision

by Mark Miller
Venture Properties applied to develop six single-family residential lots. A hearings officer issued a decision approving the application despite concerns about its impact on a designated wildlife habitat.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Pam Soderquist, a teacher at Tualatin Elementary School, holds a garden hose as water flows out of it, pumped from the energy produced from fifth-grader Ruby Heathcott pedaling on a stationery bike at the Tualatin Community Garden.
March 17, 2017

Tualatin Elementary School's community garden is fresh

by Mark Miller
Innovation and creation are on display in the garden, which features a painted cistern for rainwater, a covered shelter that serves as an outdoor classroom and raised beds for growing plants.
Kevin Jonathan Castle.
March 16, 2017

Suspect arrested in Tigard Key Bank robbery

by The Times
Kevin J. Castle was indicted by a Washington County grand jury and faces felony charges.
COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - A hydrograph shows the Tualatin River above its action stage at the Farmington gauge, upstream from Tualatin, but not expected to reach flood level in the coming days.
March 16, 2017

Tualatin River above its action level in Farmington

by The Times
The river flooded in the area last month and is running high again after several days of rain.
March 16, 2017

Poll shows support for new tax for schools

by Rob Manning, OPB
The governor and Legislature are wrestling with a projected budget gap of $1.6 billion as costs of state services and pensions outpace tax revenue.

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Mar 16, 2017

Portland back using Bull Run water

by Jim Redden
Several Washington County communities also buy their drinking water from Portland.
Mar 16, 2017

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: March 7-13

by The Times
This week's calls for service include: an alleged squatter in a church parking lot undeterred by his van catching fire, a woman who knocked on a stranger's door to ask for a ride to the store…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - Salma Ahmad of Cedar Mill, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Portland, speaks with Paula DiNovo (back to camera) after talk Monday, March 13, at the Washington County Public Affairs Forum.
Mar 15, 2017

Islamic leader seeks to dispel misconceptions

by Peter Wong
Salma Ahmad: none of Islam's five 'pillars' supports violence or killing.
FILE PHOTO - Brian Bement, convicted murderer, sits in his 2012 aggravated murder trial. Bement was convicted of murdering David Greenspan in 2010 during a drug deal at a Cornelius cemetery.
Mar 15, 2017

Court throws out conviction of Hillsboro drug dealer who shot,…

by Geoff Pursinger
Brian Bement, now 39, has been serving a life sentence since 2012 for the murder of David Greenspan, a naturopathic doctor with a practice in Tigard.
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Harvey Clark and Loyce Martinazzi listen to their introductions as they receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at Celebrate Tualatin.
Mar 15, 2017

Tualatin Chamber of Commerce holds awards luncheon to 'Celebrate…

by Mark Miller
Two people received Lifetime Achievement Awards, and other honors were handed out. Chamber volunteers were also recognized at the event.
TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Desmond Zirkelbach, an autistic student at Charles F. Tigard Elementary School, plays with Legos at home. Desmond is the namesake of 'I Run for Desmond,' a 5K and fun run to raise money for special education at his school.
Mar 14, 2017

'I Run for Desmond,' supporting special ed at Charles F. Tigard…

by Mark Miller
The 5K and fun run was started by the family of an autistic student at the school.
PMG PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Constituents packed the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro Monday for U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici's town hall.
Mar 14, 2017

Rep. Bonamici: Build relationships while resisting policies

by Peter Wong
Democrat outlines her approach to a Republican Congress and president during a town hall meeting in Hlllsboro.
FILE - The Bull Run Reservoir is the primary source of drinking water for much of the Portland area. After several water samples indicated low levels of the parasite cryptosporidium, the Portland Water Bureau temporarily switched over to drawing from groundwater wells, but it announced this week it will resume using Bull Run water on Wednesday.
Mar 14, 2017

Portland returning to using and selling water from Bull Run…

by Jim Redden
Wholesale customers of Portland water in Washington County include the Tualatin Valley Water District and City of Tualatin.
FILE - Kathy McAlpine, center, talks to an attendee at an open house for Tigard police chief candidates in late January. McAlpine was selected from among the six finalists at that event to lead the Tigard Police Department, the city announced Monday.
Mar 13, 2017

McAlpine named as new police chief in Tigard

by Mark Miller
The assistant chief in Tacoma, Wash., she will become the second active female police chief in Washington County.
Mar 13, 2017

Ranching is topic of Riverkeepers discussion

by The Times
The talk is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Cooper Mountain Nature House
Christine Foe.
Mar 12, 2017

Tualatin woman arrested after police pursuit down Highway 99W

by The Times
Christine Foe was apprehended after she crashed into two parked vehicles at a Tualatin auto shop, according to Tigard police.
PHOTO TVF&R - Crews from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue battle a blaze on Tigard Street early Saturday morning.
Mar 11, 2017

Fire destroys auto shop in Tigard

by The Times
No one was injured in the early Saturday morning blaze.
Mar 11, 2017

Suspect sought in Tualatin bank robbery

by The Times
A man took an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank inside the Martinazzi Avenue Fred Meyer.
COURTESY OF THE CITY OF TIGARD - Tigard's activity guide for the spring season is now available online.
Mar 11, 2017

Tigard Parks & Rec publishes spring activity guide

by The Times
The publication highlights special events coming up this spring, as well as seasonal programs and events.
Sgt. Jason Goodding
Mar 10, 2017

Seaside police officer honored by Oregon Senate for giving life…

by Pamplin Media Group
Sens. Floyd Prozanski and Betsy Johnson honor Jason Goodding and three other law enforcement officers for their sacrifice
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EO MEDIA GROUP
Mar 10, 2017

Oregon Republicans optimistic about party's prospects

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Rep. Julie Parrish, whose District 37 includes Tualatin, noted the diversity of those who attended this year's conference.
PHOTO BY DANA HAYNES - An estimated 150 people attended Thursday's town hall at Beaverton High School. Not surprisingly, a large number of them turned out to be educators and students.
Mar 09, 2017

Lawmakers tackle domestic violence, addiction issues, westside…

by Dana Haynes
More revenue was the theme, as an estimated 150 people turn out for town hall.
COURTESY OF KOIN 6 NEWS - Madaline Pitkin died at the Washington County Jail in 2014 days after being arrested in Tualatin for heroin possession. The county, facing a federal lawsuit from Pitkin's family, has accused its former jail healthcare provider of not providing her with proper medical attention.
Mar 09, 2017

Washington County seeks to dismiss suit over jail death

by Geoff Pursinger
Madaline Pitkin died in custody after allegedly experiencing severe heroin withdrawal symptoms.
Mar 09, 2017

Survey says: Tigard voters blissfully unaware of city's…

by Mark Miller
A pollster contracted by the city to gauge potential support for a local option levy found huge majorities satisfied with the services Tigard provides its residents - and unwilling to pay more…
Mar 09, 2017

Tigard/Tualatin Police Log: Feb. 28-March 6

by The Times
This week's calls for service include: a social media maven who said he was hacked, an alleged squatter with an unusual way of marking his territory, and a jogger who apparently took exception…
JAMES G. HILL, PCC - PCC President Mark Mitsui swears in new board member Mohamed Alyajouri of Beaverton.
Mar 08, 2017

PCC names newest board member

by Kate Chester, Portland Community College
Mohamed Alyajouri of Beaverton serves a district that includes portions of Washington County.
Lawmakers set Thursday town hall
Mar 08, 2017

Washington County legislators hold joint budget town hall

by The Times
Event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Beaverton High School.
State Rep. Richard Vial
Mar 08, 2017

Bypass proposal draws little support in Washington County

by Dana Haynes
Rep. Richard Vial breaths new life into a long-sought-after proposal for a new highway west of the metro area.
COURTESY OF TUALATIN TOGETHER - StandUp Tualatin students participate in a breakout session at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Leadership Forum in Maryland last month.
Mar 08, 2017

Tigard-Tualatin students visit Washington, D.C., for conference

by Mark Miller
Students from anti-drug clubs at Tigard and Tualatin high schools attended the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's National Leadership Forum and met with members of Oregon's…
PHOTO COURTESY OF WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Crews work to save the life of a Tigard driver Monday night on Scholls-Sherwood Road.
Mar 07, 2017

Monday crash kills Sherwood woman, injures Tigard man

by The Times
Marlene Macewan, 62, of Sherwood likely slid out of her lane on Scholls-Sherwood Road and struck the other vehicle.