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The GrassRoots Experience

Sidebar 1: Gallery Richard Gambino has spent years combining his day job at Gambino Stonemasonry with his volunteer work at GrassRoots Garden in Eugene. Over the years, he has helped put in benches, drinking fountains, and in his latest project, … Continue reading

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Downtown Neighborhood Exploration

Downtown Eugene doesn’t have too much to offer on a Sunday afternoon. Most of the stores downtown are closed all day on Sundays, and while the area still has some bars, restaurants, and coffee shops open, a number of them … Continue reading

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Slate Magazine- Tones, Opinions, and Styles

Slate Magazine is an online magazine with a tone often completely contradictory of what one would expect in a hard news story. The site uses humor and opinion to take stories that are being covered on sites like Nytimes.com and … Continue reading

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Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Cal Young

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Access to Information vs. Freedom of the Press

Americans are proud of the freedom of our press.  And we should be.  By all means we have a very free press, and should take pride in the access to information that this provides us.  However, while it is common … Continue reading

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Merry’s Garden Grows Communites

Merry Bradley, in a dirt-streaked sweatshirt, jeans, and work boots, looks every bit the part of a master gardener. When she went out to the garden this morning, the sun was shining, but that wasn’t the reason Bradley headed out … Continue reading

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Cal Young in the News

As we report on issues in our neighborhood, one of the things that caught my interest was the idea to look at news that was actively being covered in Cal Young.  As I searched for articles, one of the first … Continue reading

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Online Narratives

Now that we are starting to write our profiles, I started thinking about the differences between profiles that we read on the internet and what we read in magazines.  One of the crucial differences that it seems like we are … Continue reading

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Effects of Economy Evident in Cal Young

Small business employees in the Cal Young neighborhood in Eugene, Ore. have noticed a decrease in patronage in the past year. As employment rates in Lane County exceed 12 percent, workers at locally-owned establishments such as Buddy’s Diner, Willakenzie Animal … Continue reading

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Petty theft biggest problem in Cal Young

According to residents and workers in the area, petty theft is the main problem in Cal Young, the largest neighborhood in Eugene, Oregon. Local residents have complained about issues with theft, homelessness and the rowdy youth, but according to a … Continue reading

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