‘Weedman’ Biggar arrested on stalking charge

Eddie Biggar Weedman

Lincoln City Police arrested well-known cannabis advocate Eddie ‘Weedman’ Biggar around noon today at the Nelscott Strip on an outstanding warrant for stalking.

“We’re holding Eddie Biggar on stalking,” Lincoln City Police Chief Jerry Palmer said of Monday’s 11:30 a.m. detainment of the Toledo native on a misdemeanor warrant issued out of Lincoln County Circuit Court.

After working for Cannamedicine in Newport, where visitors would take their picture with the “Weedman,” the City of Newport denied him a business license and Biggar came to Lincoln City to pursue his entertainment career performing

...read more at https://lincolncityhomepage.com/popular-weedman-biggar-arrested-for-violating-restraining-order/

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Looking for plans? Here are five things coming to Salem this weekend

Lots of music and theater coming to Salem this weekend; here are some things to do in the area:

Holidays with The Trail Band

What: A family concert featuring arrangements of holiday classics, plus a sampling of the band’s most popular tunes; this will be the last performance at the Elsinore after more than 20 years.

...read more at https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/life/2018/12/13/salem-oregon-music-theater-things-do-weekend/2221210002/

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Third in Unusual Oregon Coast Book Series Published

Third in Unusual Oregon Coast Book Series Published

Published 12/13/2018

(Portland, Oregon) – The third in the Ultimate Oregon Coast Travel book series has been released, this time covering Lincoln City, Gleneden Beach and Neskowin. Written by Oregon Coast Beach Connection (https://www.BeachConnection.net) editor Andre’ Hagestedt, it joins the other two in a series that will eventually number ten books.

The book is titled “Ultimate Oregon Coast Travel: Lincoln City (Neskowin, Gleneden Beach),” and like the other two about Cannon Beach and Seaside, the subtitle is “Every Beach Access, Odd Facts, Fun Finds.” All

...read more at http://www.oregontraveldaily.com/news/oregon_coast_book.php

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The 24 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Jan 14-17

Portland feels like podcast central this week, with multiple hugely-popular, highly-acclaimed shows doing live stops in the city this week. But if you’d prefer to keep your podcasts inside your earphones, that’s cool—there’s Blazers games to go to, a ton of amazing live local music shows, a special visit from outer-space neo-soul songstress Nao, and even a benefit screening

...read more at https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2019/01/14/25477188/the-24-best-things-to-do-in-portland-this-week-jan-14-17

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African American Chefs Break the Glass Ceiling in the Culinary World

Many African American chefs often get stuck in the kitchen as sous chefs or line chefs and routinely don’t receive an opportunity to become head chefs, according to FSR. And, African American chefs, on the whole, have encountered tougher obstacles raising funds to open their own establishments.

The culinary business world is as cut throat as any other. It’s also known as an industry that hasn’t always allowed for much diversity in management and ownership at its higher echelon.

However, it appears that African Americans are finally breaking barriers, starring in many kitchens around the nation and serving up fine delicacies and

...read more at https://www.dallasweekly.com/culture/article_11c713e2-181a-11e9-85cd-b7f200141417.html

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McDonald’s worker demanded customer take off her shirt, $10,000 lawsuit says

A Portland-area McDonald’s customer has filed a $10,000 lawsuit against the burger chain, claiming an employee demanded that she remove her shirt so she could be photographed after part of a soda machine injured her upper body.

Becki Marchinek’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit states that she was bruised when a metal piece from the drink dispenser fell off and struck her armpit and wrist at a McDonald’s next to Clackamas Town Center, near Southeast 82nd Avenue and Sunnyside Road.

Marchinek, 34, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that a female employee told her she needed to accompany her to the women’s restroom to document her injuries, and

...read more at https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2019/01/mcdonalds_worker_demanded_cust.html

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Ecliptic Brewing Celebrates Anniversary with ‘5 Beers for 5 Years’ Series

PORTLAND, Ore.— In celebration of their fifth year traveling through the vast star system we call home, Ecliptic Brewing is releasing their newest Cosmic Collaboration series, “5 Beers for 5 Years.” This upcoming year they will team with five other esteemed breweries to brew five celestial concoctions.

Space can feel a bit lonely, so John Harris, Ecliptic Brewing’s owner and brewmaster, decided to make the journey with some of his good friends in the industry. He says, “I’m very excited to celebrate five years in business by creating beers with Brooklyn Brewery, Firestone Walker, Breakside Brewery,

...read more at https://www.brewbound.com/news/ecliptic-brewing-celebrates-anniversary-with-5-beers-for-5-years-series

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New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) Announces Team of Chef-Educators

The City’s Premier Culinary Training Institute Appoints Three New Hires

New Orleans Culinary Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) is pleased to announce the recent staff appointments of Shawn Hanlin as Culinary Education Director, Allison Vines-Rushing as Culinary Arts Instructor, and Zak Miller as Baking Pastry Arts Instructor. The chefs will lead the classes in the school’s certificate programs and support additional programming at the recently opened facility.

“We are delighted for Shawn, Allison and Zak to join the NOCHI

...read more at https://www.fb101.com/2019/01/new-orleans-culinary-hospitality-institute-nochi-announces-team-of-chef-educators/

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How to support Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River

Jan. 14, 2019 — As the federal government shutdown rolls into its third week, the U.S. Coast Guard is facing realities that members will not be paid on Jan. 15. While civilian members have been furloughed, active-duty Coasties have continued to work, train and prepare without the promise of pay. In Florence, a U.S. Coast Guard City, there has been a request from many people on how to support Coast Guard Station Siuslaw River and Coast Guard families during this time.

On Monday, eight community members met at Station Siuslaw River to go over a list of local discounts and options

...read more at https://thesiuslawnews.com/article/how-to-support-coast-guard-station-siuslaw-river

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Investigation: Care home resident smelled of “rotting flesh”

A national corporation shuttered a Brookings group home for people with disabilities last month after state regulators found that managers repeatedly ignored caregivers’ concerns about a disabled person’s festering pressure wound, including that it smelled of “rotting flesh.”

State regulators for the Department of Human Services moved to revoke the home’s license before the company’s local affiliate, Mentor Oregon, closed the facility along the Southern Oregon coast Dec. 11.

Overarching safety concerns also prompted officials to temporarily prohibit the company from accepting new residents at any of its 28 homes across Oregon, including six in the Portland area. In some cases, a

...read more at https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article224234485.html

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