Oregon Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum today issued the Department of Justice's "20 Worst Charities" list, an annual review of organizations that spend the vast majority of the donations they receive on professional fundraising and administrative costs rather than charity.
The city will move forward with a December 16th public hearing taking comment on the potential sale of seven excess city properties that have received offers. There are hundreds of these parcels that the city has deemed excess.
Family and friends of 25-year-old Chris Tremain, who was found deceased last Monday are gathering together in what they term as a "farewell for now" celebration & memorial this Saturday at The Astoria Event Center, located at 894 9th Street, between Commercial & Marine Drive at 5:00 P.M. Public is welcome to join in remembrance of Mr. Tremain.
For some, paying escalating water and sewer bills is a tough proposition. Typically the city sends out upward to 350 shut-off first notices every other month and ends up shutting off service to an average of 8 households when deadlines aren't met. With Monday's council decision some help will be on the way as the city approves a program that would set aside $10,000 to help those most in need.
The Astoria Fire Department fire engines will be parading through neighborhoods in Astoria on Monday, December 9th, Tuesday, December 10th, and Wednesday, December 11th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Firefighters, family, and friends will be picking up non-perishable food items and donations for needy families this holiday season. The fire engines will be decorated with lights and playing Christmas music. We've heard that Santa Claus will be making an appearance
In December, the Astoria Library Board will hold two public meetings pertaining to the Astoria Library Renovation Study. The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00PM, at the Astoria Public Library. For those who cannot attend a weekday meeting, the Board will host a Saturday coffee on December 7 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, in the Flag Room.
North Clatsop County agencies are teaming up in Astoria and Warrenton along with the Oregon State Police, for the Thanksgiving (November 22nd to December 2nd) Oregon Impact High Visibility Enforcement for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants Enforcement. The enforecemnt effort dovetails with high priority drunk driving enforcement along the west coast
Astoria Police hope to view video from security cameras monitoring the U.S. Bank parking lot Saturday to track down the culprit responsible for making off with an eight foot decorative candy cane stolen as crews worked to decorate downtown streets over the weekend.