Missing California girl, 11, found on Oregon coast; mother arrested

Oregon authorities say a missing California girl was found Monday night north of Newport and her biological mother was taken into custody.

Kaia Fina,11, had been reported missing Sept. 6 from her San Clemente, California, home. A felony warrant had been issued for the arrest of Sear Fina, 42, on child abduction charges.

Kaia’s foster parent was the last to have seen the girl, and it was believed her biological mother had picked her up, police said. The girl was still believed to be with the mother, and authorities said they learned the two were possibly in the Lincoln County area.

Authorities —

...read more at https://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2018/09/missing_california_girl_11_fou.html

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Oregon’s Cannabis Industry Is In Crisis. The Craft Cannabis Alliance Has a Solution: Let Other States Buy Our Weed.

About Lauren Yoshiko

Lauren has contributed to the Willamette Week’s weed column since 2013, initially going by “Mary Romano” until marijuana became legal in Oregon. She also writes about movies, plays and restaurants for the Art and Culture section.

...read more at http://www.wweek.com/potlander/2018/09/18/oregons-cannabis-industry-is-in-crisis-the-craft-cannabis-alliance-has-a-solution-let-other-states-buy-our-weed/

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Colorful Sun Halos Spotted Above N. Oregon Coast

Colorful Sun Halos Spotted Above N. Oregon Coast

Published 09/17/2018 at 4:47 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff

(Seaside, Oregon) – Sun halos graced the skies above the north Oregon coast earlier today (Monday). Angi Wildt of Seaside took these photos of the esoteric wonder, which is the sibling of the nocturnal moon halo. (Daytime photos courtesy Wildt).

Both are the result of high cirrus clouds, ice crystals and a combination of refraction and reflection.

The common wisdom about moon or sun halos is that they are indicative of a coming

...read more at http://www.beachconnection.net/news/sunhalo091718_437.php

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SOLVE Needs Volunteers for Oregon Coast Beach Cleanup, Sept 29

SOLVE Needs Volunteers for Oregon Coast Beach Cleanup, Sept 29

Published 09/17/2018 at 2:17 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff

(Oregon Coast) – The massive fall cleaning of the Oregon coast begins soon.

The SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup takes place on Saturday, September 29, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery. SOLVE invites all Oregonians to help remove invasive plants and clean up hundreds of miles of beaches, rivers, and city streets before fall rains wash litter and debris into storm drains and out to sea.

It all runs 10 a.m.

...read more at http://www.beachconnection.net/news/solvbe091718_214.php

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Everyday People: Girl Scout gets creative with activity book

Carmen Reddick has created an activity book to help promote the issue of marine debris and encourage families who live and visit the beach to help tackle it in a fun, creative way.

Carmen Reddick has created an activity book to help promote the issue of marine debris and encourage families who live and visit the beach to help tackle it in a fun, creative way.

Carmen Reddick designed and produced a booklet to earn her Girls Scouts Gold Award.

Katherine Lacaze/For The Daily Astorian

Carmen Reddick designed and

...read more at http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20180917/everyday-people-girl-scout-gets-creative-with-activity-book

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Donors, strangers help Salem-area Army vet rebuild after food truck destroyed

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Squatchy’s BBQ has opened a new restaurant thanks to the generosity of others less than two months after their original business burned.
Kelly Jordan, Statesman Journal

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Portland is ‘America’s greatest pizza city,’ International Pizza Consultant says

When a real-life International Pizza Consultant calls Portland “the greatest pizza city in America,” you have to take note.

Anthony Falco, the chef whose wood-fired pizzas helped put the Brooklyn restaurant Roberta’s — and its Bushwick neighborhood — on the map, was visiting Portland Wednesday, his second trip west in two weeks, this time to make pizza for the Feast Portland food and drink festival kick-off party at The Overlook House in North Portland. 

Pulling out rounds of dough before a row of super-hot Easy Bake-sized Breville ovens, Falco explained he’d developed his pet theory after visits to three of Portland’s top pizzerias: the

...read more at https://www.oregonlive.com/expo/life-and-culture/erry-2018/09/1a7d9bdde49816/international-pizza-consultant.html

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Cooking with cannabis growing in popularity as users seek more than just a sugar high

PORTLAND, Ore.—The first time Holly Hukill tried to make cannabis-infused desserts it was, in her own words, “a complete disaster.”

“I burned the butter,” said Hukill, the product development director at Serra, a Portland-based weed dispensary. “And the cookies were just awful.”

Making your own edibles, Hukill explained, requires a lot of trial and error. Early on in her cannabis-cooking career, there were times she had to call into staff meetings because she was too stoned to drive.

“Sampling so many iterations of the same recipe, that is definitely a hazard of the job” she said with a laugh.

Now that she’s an expert,

...read more at https://www.krem.com/article/news/nation-now/cooking-with-cannabis-growing-in-popularity-as-users-seek-more-than-just-a-sugar-high/465-972f2622-0e73-4d2a-86dc-6b8790b00159

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Part 5, Coos Bay & North Bend, Oregon Cannabis Dispensaries

Planning a trip along the Oregon coast? Cannabis isn’t always easy to find out here, but this guide to Oregon’s coastal cannabis dispensaries will make it a breeze. Explore your cannabis options by city or plan your road trip through each city for the full experience.


While North Bend and Coos Bay are different towns, there’s little physical distinction between the two other than a couple signs letting you know where you are.

Driving around between the two from one weed shop to the next takes all of five to ten minutes, and together the bouquet of retailers make

...read more at https://www.leafly.com/news/strains-products/guide-to-coos-bay-north-bend-oregon-dispensaries-cannabis-hotspots

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The Top Places To Go In America That Aren’t NY, LA And Las Vegas

There’s so much more to take a bite out of other than The Big Apple.

So you’ve booked a trip to America.  Let me guess — you’re going to New York.  You’ve got your tickets to Cats or Les Mis, maybe you’ll take in a Yankees game or a gridiron match (or maybe not, too many stoppages.) You might stroll around Central Park, scarf down a slice of New York pizza, whistle for a cab (‘hey, I’m walkin’ here!’) pose in front of the Statue of Liberty, snap a few selfies in Times Square and one in front of Trump

...read more at https://tendaily.com.au/views/a180914zjr/the-top-places-to-go-in-america-that-arent-ny-la-and-las-vegas-20180917

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