By Matt Lembo

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association (SNA) is highlighting two events and looking for help with a book in progress.

The first is a public Q&A with Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct Commander Mike Krantz. Following his participation in our October discussion on housing and homelessness, Commander Krantz will be offering a two hour public forum on the intersection of policing, homelessness and criminal justice policy on Thursday, March 5, 7 pm at the Sunnyside Environmental School Auditorium.

Incumbent representative Rob Nosse and challenger Paige Kreisman will face off in a candidate forum for the Democratic nomination for Oregon House of Representatives District 42. The SNA-sponsored event will be held Thursday, April 16, 7-8:30 pm in the Groves Church Social Hall (3520 SE Yamhill St). Candidates will have the opportunity to make prepared statements and field questions from the audience.

Author Rhys Scholes is working on a photographic history of Hawthorne Blvd coming this fall in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series. He is looking for historic Hawthorne Blvd photos with particular interest in: Bobby Kennedy at the Piggly Wiggly; Hawthorne Booster’s events in the 1950s and 60s; the 1948 Rose Festival Parade on Hawthorne; Hawthorne Park events circa 1900; 20th Century owners, employees and customers; Hawthorne Street Fairs in the 1980s and 90s; inside Dr. Hawthorne’s Asylum; events in Red Men Hall and at the Bagdad Theater; store openings, alternative culture and street scenes. 

Visit hawthornebook.com or contact Rhys: Rhys@OregonWatchwords.com or 503.341.6514.