When Alton Baker came to Eugene and bought the Eugene Guard in 1927, he followed his father’s lead, earning the trust of skeptical business leaders. But the Bakers were just getting started.
June 5th, 2015 · 3 Comments
April 10th, 2015 · 2 Comments
The raw number of people matters, because those people compete for our jobs or become our customers or get in line ahead of us at the grocery store. The percentage of people arriving just sits on a spreadsheet and stays there.
February 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments
Let’s reconnect our schools with their neighbors, model lifelong learning for students, and reassure Eugene’s citizens that public agencies can team up to reduce costs.
August 2nd, 2013 · 9 Comments
After staging literally hundreds of different shows in the same space at Actors Cabaret in downtown Eugene, Roberts knows how to make people suspend their disbelief. He has “street cred” about how to give this stretch of street some credibility.
July 29th, 2013 · 8 Comments
Tolerance is supposed to be in Eugene’s wheelhouse, but apparently not when it involves wheeled houses.
June 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments
Boulder doesn’t really resemble Eugene. Boulder is more like a cross between Corvallis and Beaverton.
June 28th, 2013 · No Comments
Boulder’s total population is 99,000, giving it double Eugene’s density of university students. By that measure, Boulder is twice the “college town” as Eugene.
June 21st, 2013 · No Comments
Organically, a vibe has begun to take hold. Like baserunners distracting a pitcher to give the hitter a better chance, each success gave the next batter up a boost of confidence. Now we have a vibrant downtown with only a few strategic vacancies. Looking ahead, there are more bases to be loaded.
April 26th, 2013 · No Comments
Removing those vehicles waiting to turn left eliminates most of the “luck” we currently rely on when we navigate Willamette Street. Bad luck is experienced as stress, and that stress is not divided equally among the drivers affected.
March 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment
If we declare as a community that we will no longer support or subsidize surface parking lots in our city center, we’ll get there that much quicker. We’re already close.