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Real estate player Brian Owendoff faces suit alleging side deals and vulgar, threatening emails
Real estate player Brian Owendoff faces suit alleging side deals and vulgar, threatening emails

Brian Owendoff, the real estate broker forced out in 2011 as Portland head of commercial brokerage CB Richard Ellis after admitting he anonymously wrote...

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Another perspective on weed control

I recently read the article in the paper titled “A Weed Can Be a Lot More Than Just a Weed” written by Alex Spenser. She said she likes weeds and finds them beautiful and that in our drought conditions we should cultivate our weeds since they do not...

Business Movers: Elizabeth Fitzgearld, Bernie Kronberger, Peggy Maguire, Adrienne Nelson, Zoee Lynn Powers, Michelle Prosser
Business Movers: Elizabeth Fitzgearld, Bernie Kronberger, Peggy Maguire, Adrienne Nelson, Zoee Lynn Powers, Michelle Prosser

FINANCE

PORTLAND -- Oregon Community Affairs officer and 45-yearWells Fargo veteran Bernie Kronberger has announced his...

Bond dollars pay for projects at city elementary schools

While big changes have been happening at Klamath Union High School this summer, Klamath Falls City School maintenance staff and local companies have quietly been completing projects at all four elementary schools, courtesy of funds from the $36...

Draft study shows Astoria housing gap

Anyone who has tried to rent an apartment or buy a house in Astoria since the recession knows the story: few choices, relatively high cost.

A draft affordable housing study prepared by city planners provides context that might help the City...

Welcome to the fray? Port has options to run rundown waterfront hotel

A merry-go-round of suitors for the Astoria Riverwalk Inn — or their lawyer or real estate broker — showed up at Tuesday’s Port of Astoria Commission meeting to make their pitches.

Port Executive Director Jim Knight had called the meeting last...

Vagrant magnets: Abandoned houses plague Medford neighborhoods

Abandoned houses in Medford are a magnet for bad behavior and a nuisance for property owners who live nearby, neighbors say.

Karen Elliott owns a duplex that is next to a boarded-up house at 619 Palm St. that has been a problem for...

Hubert L. “Hugh” Crowe

March 23, 1929 — Aug. 14, 2015

In the early morning hours of Aug. 15, 2015, Hugh Crowe slipped away from his earthly home and began his final flight into eternity. At 86, he left peacefully in his sleep, after enjoying a full and fruitful life...

Developer: 20-story tower with 170-room 'national hotel' coming to downtown Portland
Developer: 20-story tower with 170-room 'national hotel' coming to downtown Portland
Developer: 20-story tower with 170-room 'national hotel' coming to downtown Portland

A Portland developer on Monday announced plans to build a 20-story tower on Southwest Broadway that it says will include a 170-room hotel, 200,000 square feet of...

Movers and Shakers (Aug. 24)

People on the Move

Jerry Griffin has joined Northwest Realty Consultants as a real estate broker.

Griffin has been working in property management at the company for seven months, and has 20-plus years’ experience in...

Homemade cleaner for bath and kitchen

When all three messages landed in my inbox on the same day, the problem of soap scum, moldy mildew and hard-water buildup grabbed my attention. If three people wrote, I'm pretty sure they represent thousands of others who share the same problems but...

Editorial: Alderbrook discussions put community wishes first

All neighborhoods need to stay ahead of development pressures

Alderbrook is very much its own place, a self-contained residential enclave that even long-term residents elsewhere in the county and region may barely notice as they pass above it on...

Gardening: Where dahlias bloom

Q&A with Lisa Cerveny

Q: When you purchased your Gearhart home some 18 years ago, you discovered a certain treasure in its gardens. What was that?

A: When we first saw the property, we fell in love with the garden. It was early September...

Neighborhood Greenway gets closer look

Dozens of Alderbrook residents told city planners Thursday night they want to keep or expand development restrictions along the Columbia River.

Many in the quirky, close-nit east side neighborhood have already pushed back against the Astoria...

Author discovers joys of downsizing, and how!

Author Dee Williams, of Olympia, Washington, made the discovery you can do a lot with an 84-square-foot house. You can cook, clean, bathe, work and recreate. You can squish 64 fourth-graders inside. And most of all, you can live a big, fulfilling...

Editorial: Goonies burden is unfairly shared

The movie’s mystique probably will eventually run its course

It’s difficult to think of close parallels with the Goonies House in Astoria, an accidental tourist attraction in a residential neighborhood of a small town. This is partly because for...

Shockley house in foreclosure

Terry and Pamela Shockley’s Eugene house is in foreclosure and scheduled to be sold to the highest bidder in late December, according to Lane County property records.

Terry Shockley is the former Eugene real estate broker accused of raiding at...

Business Movers: Jenn Baker, Liz Dunne, Michael Finigan, Angela Hult, Michael Sonnleitner, Anthony Smith
Business Movers: Jenn Baker, Liz Dunne, Michael Finigan, Angela Hult, Michael Sonnleitner, Anthony Smith

EDUCATION

PORTLAND -- ThePortland Community College board of directors officially swore in a familiar face at its July...

Tenants file lawsuit against Springfield city councilor

The tenants of a home owned by Springfield City Councilor Joe Pishioneri have filed a lawsuit against Pishioneri, alleging mold infestation in the building made them sick and damaged their personal property.

Filed by Jamie M. White and her son,...

Home sales heat up

From 2012 through late last year, Lane County’s housing market flourished in fits and starts.

The number of homes sold rose at a steady but unremarkable clip after hitting bottom in 2011, according to Regional Multiple Listing Service data.

Home purchase is risky step as part of retirement plan

Dear Bruce: I’m 67, single and working full-time at a job I love and intend to continue working at. I want to purchase a home for around $50,000. I don’t want to have many bills when I retire. I have about $68,000 in my 401(k) and $9,000 in company...

EPS score shows Pendleton home’s efficiency

There is plenty to like about the newest house under construction at Sunridge Estates: three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a well-designed floor plan.

But its greatest selling point might just be the number 79.

That’s the home’s...

Developers get break, annexed homes get tax

In the last move by the city of Grants Pass to annex land and homes from the urban growth area (county) into the city, I was one of the unfortunate homeowners.

I moved to the county due to lower taxes and other amenities that I liked, never...

Developers get break, annexed homes get tax

In the last move by the city of Grants Pass to annex land and homes from the urban growth area (county) into the city, I was one of the unfortunate homeowners.

I moved to the county due to lower taxes and other amenities that I liked, never...

Growing concern

ONTARIO — A new concern has popped up on Ontario Fire Chief Al Higinbotham’s radar, and that is the fire hazard that cannabis grow sites — both medical and recreational — could have brought with them when they moved into Ontario.

It was a July...

Commissioners ready to make decision on jail

After months of trying to line up public support for the idea of a new jail, the Benton County Board of Commissioners is finally approaching a decision point.

The commissioners are scheduled to decide whether to put a jail bond before the voters...