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Enterprise story: NYT on Maryland makeover

“Over the last century, Rockville Pike in Montgomery County, Md., has grown, unfettered and unplanned, into a sprawling strip city — a hodge-podge of shopping centers, parking lots and gridlocked traffic that frustrates motorists and discourages pedestrians.” Sounds a lot … Continue reading

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For West Eugene, A Plan

Jonathan Stull EUGENE, Ore. – A cooperation of government officials, local business and activist neighbors in West Eugene have a plan for the urbanization of West 11th Avenue, one that might be responsible for the quibble in Jefferson Westside Neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Headphones recommended

Crank the volume. I first heard about Phantogram a mere six days ago. A couple of my friends trekked up to Portland last Monday to catch the duo at the Doug Fir Lounge. They were – in a word – … Continue reading

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Residents of Jefferson Westside Agree, 11th Avenue EmX is Wrong

Expansion into the neighborhood threatens property values and quality of living Jonathan Stull EUGENE, Ore. – The Lane Transit District has long considered a plan to expand its rapid bus line, the EmX, into West Eugene, but residents of the … Continue reading

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The Cornucopia

Jefferson Westside’s Cornucopia is a restaurant and bar typical of the neighborhood: Tight, intimate setting, low lights, locally-brewed beer and cuisine Americana, a heavy blend of bun, barbecue, bacon and beef. Located at the intersection of 17th and Lincoln, it’s … Continue reading

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I Am Sorry to Inform You: Media Analysis

“Being a writer is in defiance of Darwin’s observation that the more highly specialized a species, the more likely its extinction.” Joyce Carol Oates recently wrote a story in The Atlantic detailing the death of her husband, Ray Smith, and … Continue reading

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The doldrums of Jefferson Westside

EUGENE, Ore. – It’s a slow news day in Jefferson Westside, where the weather this Monday was more virulent than the action. In the mind of Carol Jameson, manager of the Monroe Street Cafe, contentedness is the neighborhood consensus. Crime? … Continue reading

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At the Monroe Street Cafe

I spent twenty minutes just trying to find this place. The Monroe Street Café is best found by a stumble; with the wind blowing through Eugene today, the stumble felt more like a brawl as pine cones and sticks bombarded … Continue reading

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The legend of John Canzano shows

Sometimes it takes a while to respect a man’s work. Respect is exactly what Canzano deserves. Most likely a courtesy of my Portland sports affiliation, I never gave much credit to the guy who spends a good deal of his … Continue reading

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Meyer’s lecture a message of urgency, optimism

Jonathan Stull EUGENE, Ore. – Professor Emeritus Philip Meyer spoke on April 15th to students at the University of Oregon in a lecture covering the changing role of journalists in the age of information. No stranger to the changing industry, … Continue reading

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