May 7, 2013 |
Politics makes strange bedfellows, especially in Hollywood. Case in point: A trade group representing the business interests of Oregon's major production companies has joined forces with local labor leaders -- to keep a local union office from closing. In a recent letter to SAG-AFTRA Executive Director David White, Tom McFadden, executive director of the Oregon Media Production Assn. urged White to reconsider closing its Oregon office, contending that doing so would put the state's film industry at a competitive disadvantage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1997 |
Tucked away among forested hillsides just beyond Portland's suburbia, Oregon wineries are beginning to get the world's attention. In the 35 years since the first growers to brave the Willamette Valley's mud discovered that it is an ideal place to grow pinot noir, about 120 wineries have set down roots. Last year, $90 million worth of Oregon wine was sold, as far away as Europe, Japan and Australia.
April 11, 1993 |
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN A PANTY GIRDLE can be a girl's best friend. For Julie Williamson, the moment came one afternoon in 1969, not long after the smart, ambitious, 29-year-old legal secretary had gone to work for Bob Packwood in the freshman senator's Portland office. She was alone talking on the telephone when her 36-year-old employer strode in and kissed her on the back of the neck.
May 7, 2006 |
IT was a dark and stormy night. Finally. I hadn't come to Oregon's Central Coast -- where 8 inches of rain in March is the norm -- for sunshine. I had packed my bag with books, expecting a solitary reading holiday at the Sylvia Beach Hotel, one of my favorite hideaways and the self-declared bed-and-breakfast for book lovers. I had planned to curl up in front of the fireplace in the top-floor library. I intended to sip tea while the waves pounded and the sky lowered its brow.
August 2, 1990 |
California's new gasoline tax went into effect Wednesday with few apparent hitches, drawing resigned grumbles from motorists as nearly 12,000 service stations across the state began collecting an extra nickel for each gallon of gas they sell. Spot reports from service stations and dealer associations throughout Southern California and the rest of the state indicated that most motorists came prepared to pay more for gas when they pulled up to the pumps throughout the day Wednesday.
March 12, 2002 |
The Bush administration announced an agreement Monday to withdraw "critical habitat" designations for 19 species of threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead in California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Builders said the administration's action would remove a significant deterrent to construction in many areas of the four states.