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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonOK, envision this. Why? Since we can’t include the actual image of our Free 2016 Duck & Beaver magnet schedule for fans in this column, we’ll guide you to seeing it.

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If you’re a fan or someone who follows either team, you can decide if you want to swing by our store and get your free complimentary 2016 season schedule after seeing it.

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IRINA MOGA DDS - Dr. Irina MogaBrushing and flossing are the best way to prevent cavities, but there’s another way to protect your teeth.

Sealant is a thin, protective coating that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. They’re like a raincoat for your teeth!

The product, made of plastic or other dental materials, can keep cavities from forming and stop early stages of decay. Sealants reduce the risk of decay in molars by almost 80 percent.

Molars are especially good candidates for sealants because they are rough, uneven and a common place for bits of food and bacteria to linger.

Children and adults can benefit from sealants, but the earlier, the better.

First molars erupt around age 6, and second molars break through around age 12.

Sealing the teeth as soon as they emerge can keep them cavity-free from the start, which helps save time and money in the long run.

The process is quick and painless. Your dentist will clean and dry your tooth before placing an acidic gel on your teeth. The gel roughens the tooth’s surface so a strong bond will form between the tooth and the sealant. After a few seconds, the dentists will rinse off the gel and dry your tooth again before applying the sealant and using a blue light to harden it.

Some dental insurance plans cover sealants, so it’s worth checking out.

Call our clinic and find out if sealants are a good option for you and your family. 

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret Norman“If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”

This quote — from comedian George Burns, who lived to be 100 — is true for most of us.

The good news, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), is that it is never too late.

Physical activity is key. It reduces the risk of dying from coronary heart disease; helps achieve and maintain healthy blood pressure; and reduces the risk of colon cancer and diabetes. It also helps maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints and reduces the risk of falling.

Older adults can achieve significant health benefits with just a moderate amount of physical activity.

At Beaverton Lodge Retirement, a variety of fun and stimulating physical and mental activities give independent seniors choices that fit their likes and physical levels.

We have a professional exercise instructor who specializes in working with seniors in our regular chairside stretch-balance classes, as well as water-aerobic classes in our indoor, heated mineral saline pool.

We have an exercise equipment area; massage therapists; a vibrating massage table; and a Solo-Flex vibrating platform that improves circulation and helps your legs feel good.

For mental exercise, attend our regular Brain Booster Classes.

To relax and express yourself, you can join the coloring class, which is enjoyed by both men and women. Our creek provides natural relaxation with a variety of birds to watch. Or you may attend to your raised-bed garden.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005

503-646-0635

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IRINA MOGA DDS, FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Dr. Irina Moga, DDSDo your teeth look dull and stained?

There are many causes for bright-looking teeth to darken, including drinking coffee, tea or red wine; using tobacco; aging; and using medications such as antihistamines, blood pressure medications and tetracycline.

Obviously, cutting out the coffee, wine and cigarettes would help. But beyond that, teeth whitening has become a popular option that produces results quickly.

Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

Whitening doesn’t work on all teeth, so it’s important to talk to your dentist beforehand. For example, yellow teeth will probably bleach well, brown teeth may not respond as well and teeth with gray tones may not bleach at all. Whitening options include:

Toothpastes —Look for the ADA Seal for safe whitening products that have special chemical or polishing agents to provide additional stain removal effectiveness.

In-office bleaching — Usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth. A special light or laser might be used to enhance the action of the whitening agent.

At-home bleaching — Peroxide-containing whitening gel, placed in a tray to fit your teeth, actually bleaches the tooth enamel. The concentration of the bleaching agent is lower than what a dentist would use.

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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BEAVERTON LODGE - Margaret NormanTucked away just a few blocks from the Beaverton Farmer’s Market, where you can find fresh local homegrown produce, you will find Beaverton Lodge Retirement.

Local owners Alex and Laura Ross Paul opened the lodge in 1988, situated along a tranquil portion of Beaverton Creek, where the natural landscape is home to local creatures such as ducks and a large variety of bird species.

Residents love the walking paths and gardens, with plenty of benches to stop sit and enjoy the beauty and sounds. A few blocks away are the Beaverton Library, farmers market and park, as well as the Elsie Stuhr senior center.

Residents enjoy many of the special features one would want in a retirement community: large retirement apartments with oversized storage closets; a full-service dining room; a relaxing mineral saline pool and spa; and a movie theater with fresh popcorn.

Family and friends are welcome any time to stroll through “the golden gallery,” where local artists showcase their paintings and other art.

This time of the year, residents tend their raised-bed gardens, which produce tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, squash and many other fresh veggies.

We offer a full activity program, weekly housekeeping and linen service, scheduled transportation, and resident managers on call 24 hours a day — all with an affordable month-to-month rent.

Stop by and meet our friendly staff and residents. Enjoy a home-cooked meal.

You will see why we say local, homegrown retirement is better.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

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Pacific Medical GroupAugust is National Immunization Awareness Month, designed to make people of all ages check to make sure they are up-to-date on the vaccines recommended for them. Communities throughout the country spend the month raising awareness about the vital role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly diseases.

For school-age children, it’s time to get the immunizations needed to go back to class.

Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated.

Child care facilities, preschool programs, schools and colleges are prone to outbreaks of infectious diseases. Children in these settings can easily spread illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, not covering their coughs, and other factors such as interacting in crowded environments.

When a child comes down with an illness such as whooping cough, chickenpox or the flu, he or she may miss a lot of school while recovering – and somebody will need to stay home to provide care and make trips to the doctor.

Children can spread diseases to newborns too young to have received all doses of recommended vaccines, or people with weakened immune systems, such as some people with cancer and transplant recipients who are also at higher risk of disease.

Call Pacific Medical Group today to make sure your family is properly vaccinated. Immunization Schedule: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html

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4510 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97005

(503) 644-1171

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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonNew printers for both consumers and business have a cautionary warning. Both buy on price or perceived savings while rarely having knowledge of each printer’s associated cost-per page (CPP).

New printer models generally replace a previous model with similar capabilities. Rarely do new models possess startling new capabilities. Printers have a market life cycle of three to four years until replaced by another new model for that segment, just like cars. The new Ford Fairlane, replaces the previous Fairlane. However gasoline is gasoline.

If you use aftermarket factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges which provide 30% to 60% savings, there is another key factor involved with buying a new model printer.

New model printers use “new to the world” cartridge(s) only capable of working in a specific model or series. Each new model or series’ OEM cartridges are your only alternative for a year, or more, until aftermarket factories catch up with collected empty / recycled cartridges, reverse engineered chips, parts and the appropriate ink or toner formulation. So your cartridge cost and associated CPP will be full retail.

Furthermore, most printers ship with an “Introductory”, “Set Up” or “Starter” cartridge(s) with a fraction of the Standard or Low Yield cartridge(s)’ stated “page rating”, let alone the High Yield version with significantly higher page rating and as a consequence a much lower CPP.

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CARTRIDGE-NETWORK - Griffin HampsonDo “bargain” (cheap) printers save you money? Rarely. Consumers and businesses are sold printers and buy on price, without understanding a printer’s actual cost-per-page (CPP).

Office supply stores, warehouse clubs (limited selection / knowledge) and general merchandise big chain stores (limited selection / knowledge), have printers “on special” for $60 or $70 with $40, $50+ in savings from “regular pricing”. Buyer beware. The least expensive printers have higher CPP. You’ll spend more money for cartridges with a high CPP.

Fully costed CPP costs range as follows: inkjet from $0.05 - $0.30+, black laser from $0.01 to $0.05, color laser from $0.06 to $0.25.

Spending $30 or $40 more on a better inkjet model, or $100 for a laser printer now, saves hundreds (or thousands) of dollars over time, because CPP costs are significantly lower. There are several superior performing and low CPP inkjet printers currently available for about $100. Why save $40 or $50 for an inferior printer?

And remember if you’re interested in factory remanufactured or compatible cartridges, buying the newest printer, which replaced a virtually identical model, means only OEM cartridges are available for a year or more, so you can’t reduce further your CPP for quite a while, with aftermarket cartridges.

How we approach customers’ printer purchases: know your “needs” vs. “wants”. Color vs. black only?, copy & scan?, wireless?, duplexing? Routine volumes (measured by reams of paper), user(s) environment. Call or stop by our store to learn how to get the most value for your money.

Cartridge-Network

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WATERHOUSE RIDGE - Jessica SpenstMemory-care patients fare better when they are physically active, involved in activities that stimulate the mind, and experience positive social interactions that generate warm feelings.

According to the National Institute on Aging, there are many activities that memory-care patients can participate in — with help if needed.

The first thing to consider is the individual’s interests in life.

Does listening to, singing or playing music make him feel calm and happy? Does digging in a container garden make her feel more at home, productive and content?

Playing cards and games with others can keep the mind sharper and more focused, build positive social interactions, and is good fun — as long as the individual isn’t overly competitive!

Hobbies such as knitting and painting take concentration, keep hands busy and produce a tangible result.

Walking, swimming, chair aerobics, gentle yoga or dancing are all wonderful ways to move one’s body, generating endorphins to lessen pain and stress and boost the immune system.

These are just a few of the many activities that a memory-care patient may enjoy.

Here at Waterhouse Ridge, which opened in March, our staff is accustomed to making memory-care patients feel comfortable and cared for — and that includes activities.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an ideal opportunity to learn more about the many aspects of memory loss. For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website, www.alz.org/

Meanwhile, make an appointment to take a free tour of our community. We are here to help.

Waterhouse Ridge Memory Care

115 NW 158th Ave., Beaverton OR 97006

503-791-0599

www.waterhouseridge.com/

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IRINA MOGA DDS FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY - Dr. Irina MogaDental implants are titanium posts that are surgically positioned in the bone beneath your gums to replace lost teeth or support dentures. Because implants integrate with your bone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges attached to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures, bridges and crowns placed over implants feel more natural.

For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures aren’t an appropriate option, due to sore spots, poor support, or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth, requiring extensive dental work for these teeth which may not already be necessary. With implants, no adjacent teeth need to be prepared to hold your replacement tooth in place.

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone. Common conditions can prevent implants from healing properly, including diabetes and smoking. Regular check-ups and routine cleanings are necessary to ensure the long-term health of implants and restorations.

Our clinic offers a full range of dental clinic services, including cleanings and prevention, tooth whitening, crowns, bridges, emergency dentistry, dentures and partials, root canals, Opalescence whitening, Invisalign and more.

Make an appointment for an exam and consultation, so we can assess your dental concerns and offer solutions.

There’s nothing more attractive than a sparkling, beautiful smile!

Dr. Irina Moga, DDS

14425 SW Allen Blvd.

Beaverton OR 97005

503-646-5909

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BEAVERTON LODGE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE - Margaret NormanFor many seniors looking into retirement living, one of the first questions they ask is about whether the community will allow them to bring their pet.

Pets provide unconditional love and companionship and keep their masters busy with demands for food, play and regular walks outdoors.

Beaverton Lodge recognizes the importance of pets to our residents. We currently have about a dozen residents with pets and one set of resident managers with a dog.

We welcome most any dog who is a safe good neighbor, without a barking or nipping problem. We ask that dogs reside only on the first floor so their owners can take them outside easily and not use the elevators.

Cats stay in the apartments, so they can live on any floor as long as the owner cares for them properly and is able to keep the litter box clean and so on.

Pet birds can reside on any floor.

The owners of all pets must be able to take care of their needs and clean up after their pet. As with any pet, you would want to have it licensed and vaccinated.

When residents are ill or away from home, some have used a dog walker or at times had other residents look after their pet for a time.

Don’t hesitate to call and ask further questions about our pet-friendly policies. We can also arrange a tour so you can meet some other residents with pets.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St., Beaverton, Oregon, 97005

(503) 646-0635

beavertonlodge.com/

Brought to you by Jarod Cogswell, FIT Academy - FIT Academy -


FIT ACADEMY - Jarod CogswellThe fitness industry is exploding with an array of options and choosing the right facility can be confusing.

There are now so many studios competing for their share of the fitness market featuring specific disciplines such as yoga, barre, personal training, and boot camps.

And of course, the franchise gyms, low-priced chain facilities, and full-service clubs continue to offer traditional fitness and then some.

 

So which one should you choose? Some factors to consider:

 

Price

What can you afford? What type of value do you put on your personal health? Be realistic about your budget, but remember, you get what you pay for. Higher rates usually relate to better service and quality fitness experiences.

 

Your Health and Fitness Goals

Whether your goal is to lose weight, improve athletically, connect with new friends, or learn a new activity, choose the environment best suited for you. Do you like to exercise with other people? Do you prefer one-on-one training? Would you rather keep to yourself? The best facilities focus on building a motivating culture to help you reach your goals.

The Intangibles

Consistent exercise is challenging for most people. Unfortunately, the fitness industry has a less-than-stellar reputation when it comes to providing a clean and supportive environment.

This impacts the exercise experience, so be selective. Tour the facilities. Meet the staff and members. If you can envision happiness and being sincerely cared for, you probably have found the place for your fitness journey to continue or begin.

FIT Academy

9140 SW Hall Blvd.

Beaverton, OR 97223

971-371-3666

www.fitacademyinc.com/

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Oregon launches initiative to support student inventors

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
The state of Oregon announced a new initiative to encourage young inventors and entrepreneurship in colleges and universities called “InventOR.” Business Oregon will partner with The Lemelson…
PHOTOS BY MANDY FEDER-SAWYER - Cardiologist Michael A. Wilson provides a demonstration and explanation of how the dissolving stent works and its benefits.
Sep 15, 2016

Woman first in metro area to receive dissolving arterial stent

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Absorb device promotes healing of arteries. Cheryl Godfrey of Scholls is the mother of four adult sons, a grandmother of eight, a wife, and a coding analyst at Providence St. Vincent Medical…
TIMES PHOTO: MANDY FEDER-SAWYER - Ann Wolf has lived at Heritage Village for five years. She owns a modest and tidy mobile home that was built in the 1980s.
Sep 14, 2016

Living in fear at Heritage Village

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Mobile park residents deeply concerned about the fate of their living space Heritage Village Mobile Home Park is abuzz with work these days, with people scrubbing, painting, refurbishing and…
TIMES PHOTO: MANDY FEDER-SAWYER - The Beaverton High School marching band was featured in Saturday's 59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade.
Sep 14, 2016

59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade rolls through town on…

by The Times
The sun shone, the good people of Beaverton gathered along the city's streets and the 59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade brought the fun and pageantry on Saturday morning. And Valley Times…
COURTESY: SECRETARY OF STATE AUDIT REPORT - Audit of Smarter Balanced Assessments shows tests are nearly twice as expensive as the last standardized test that Oregon used.
Sep 14, 2016

Audit: Oregon needs to get more out of expensive Smarter…

by Shasta Kearns Moore
Statewide school tests through the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium are nearly twice as expensive as the old tests, confusing to educators and time-consuming. That’s according to a new…
TIMES PHOTO: MANDY FEDER-SAWYER - About 500 people attended a bicycle safety event on Sunday.
Sep 14, 2016

Sunshine and safety highlight city's annual bike event

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Beaverton celebrates cyclists with family-friendly, educational activities On a sunny Sunday afternoon in Beaverton, the 15,000th bicycle helmet was placed on the head of a child by Bruce…
RICHARD VIAL
Sep 13, 2016

Complaint alleges GOP candidate Rich Vial lives outside HD 26

by Nancy Townsley
Does Richard Vial live in the district he wants to represent in the Oregon Legislature? If he doesn’t live in House District 26, the Republican nominee could run afoul of state election law.…
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO: CLEAN WATER SERVICES - Judges try some of the 40 beers for the third-annual Sustainable Water Challenge/Pure Water Brew competition held on Saturday morning at Raccoon Lodge on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway. All the brewers had one ingredient in common: purified wastewater from Clean Water Services' Durham treatment facility in Tigard.
Sep 10, 2016

From sewage to brewage

by Shannon O. Wells
Beer competition winners show potential of purified Westside wastewater - When asked if those participating in a competition for beer made with purified Tigard wastewater see off-color humor in…
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - Japanese beetles have been wreaking havoc on plants elsewhere in the United States for decades, but a localized infestation in Cedar Mill has taken the Oregon Department of Agriculture by surprise.
Sep 09, 2016

Invasive Japanese beetles spotted in Cedar Mill area

by Mark Miller
Insects feed on popular Oregon plants; likely arrived via infested plant material. An eye-catching, iridescent species of insect has popped up in Cedar Mill for the first time, according to the…
COURTESY PHOTO LARRY COONROD - Beavertons Gary Smith (left) is joined by Sen. Ron Wyden at Lenhardt Airpark for a presentation of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Smiths uncle, Lt. John Mangas (below) was shot down 73 years ago.
Sep 08, 2016

A distinguished day for John H. Mangas

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Highest honors presented to family of MIA flyer more than 70 years later Gary Smith of Beaverton never met his Uncle Johnny, but he spent the last decade in relentless pursuit of his honor. Lt.…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT - Lincoln High senior Alexia Garcia (left) has used her position as student representative to the Portland School Board to start a conversation about testing - a hot-button issue here and nationally.
Sep 08, 2016

Beaverton students show mixed results on new Oregon standardized…

by Ravleen Kaur
For the second school year in a row, students statewide, including in those in the Beaverton School District, spent hours taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment, a new standardized test…
TIMES PHOTO: MANDY FEDER-SAWYER - There is almost no end to the number of games, or their variety, at Beaverton's Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery.
Sep 08, 2016

Gaming museum seeks help until grant funding restored

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
Beaverton's IMOGAP needs assistance through end of the year In a modest space, tucked away in a Beaverton industrial park, it is always game on at The Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery…
TIMES PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - New BSD superintendent Don Grotting took over leadership of the district two months ago.
Sep 08, 2016

New Beaverton School District superintendent Don Grotting shares…

by Ravleen Kaur
Former David Douglas superintendent brings experience, commitment to equity Don Grotting may be the new kid on the block in the Beaverton School District, but he brings two decades of experience…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Chromebooks were deployed at pilot schools last year, including Beaverton High School. This year, all high schoolers will have one-to-one access to devices.
Sep 08, 2016

Chromebooks deployed at all Beaverton School District high…

by Ravleen Kaur
Future Ready initiative sets technology upgrades, innovative learning into action With the beginning of the school year comes familiar routines and predictable schedules. But this year,…
TIMES FILE PHOTO - Classic cars are part of the Beaverton Celebration Parade. The parade takes place on Sept. 10.
Sep 08, 2016

Beaverton High School centennial to be celebrated at annual…

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
On June 19, 1916 Beaverton High School was dedicated. The 59th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade will honor the achievements of the school and feature members of the BHS Golden Grads with…
HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - Hussein Al-Baiaty of Hillsboro launched a program earlier this year to work with local refugees. The company provides T-shirts to refugee families for job interviews.
Sep 08, 2016

Printing support for refugees, one T-shirt at a time

by Travis Loose
Give. Smile. Repeat. To achieve happiness, that’s all it takes, according to Beaverton’s Hussein Al-Baiaty. Al-Baiaty, who runs The Printory apparel design at 2020 N.W. Aloclek Drive in…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Portland schools replaced drinking fountains with bottled water this year after the discovery of high levels of lead in water at several buildings.
Sep 08, 2016

State board adopts lead testing rule for Oregon schools

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
The Oregon Board of Education adopted a new rule Wednesday that for the first time requires schools districts to submit a plan to test for lead in water at district owned buildings and report…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - These items are just a few of the pieces on display at sites around Beaverton as part of the citys extensive arts program.  In addition, all of the displayed pieces are for sale.
Sep 08, 2016

Beaverton artists to be showcased

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
The city of Beaverton arts program will showcase works this fall at several locations, including The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library main location, Murray Scholls Branch Library,…
Sep 08, 2016

Fall fundraiser to benefit new wellness center

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
In partnership with Nike, Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation will hold its annual fall fundraiser, ¡Prospera! on Sept. 17 at the Tiger Woods Center on the Nike World Campus. ¡Prospera! will…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Homes built by Robert Rummer will be the subject of a tour in the Oak Hills neighborhood on Sept. 17.
Sep 08, 2016

Summer Rummer: Atomic tour  

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
The tour is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 17 Members of the public are invited to get a sneak peek inside atomic-age homes built by Robert Rummer in Oak Hills, Oregon’s first mid-century…
Sep 08, 2016

Beaverton Police focus on pedestrian safety

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
The Beaverton Police Department will be conducting a pedestrian safety detail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Southwest Farmington Road and Southwest Rose Lane. There will…
Sep 08, 2016

Vehicle, pedestrian crash ends in death

by Mandy Feder-Sawyer
A pedestrian was hit and killed at 6:50 p.m. Saturday on Baseline and Kiley Way, according to Beaverton Police Public Information Officer Mike Rowe. Kwang Park, 61, of Beaverton was crossing the…