Feature Articles

Oregon Historical Society. In 1867 Carleton Watkins took this photograph of a train coming around what the locals called "Cape Horn" on the portage route between The Dalles and Celilo Falls on the Columbia River. The train belonged to the Oregon Steam Navigation Company.

Robert R. Thompson moved to Alameda with his family in 1877. A steamboat captain, Thompson found wealth navigating the Columbia River. 

Before plying the Columbia,  Thompson had cashed in on the California gold rush. Now he intended to do the same in Oregon by mining a new breed of gold miners on their way north. 

Native Americans made Europeans aware of gold on the Fraser River in 1857. Word spread beyond this British Columbia outpost, setting off a gold rush and raising demand for travel on the Columbia River. 

Currently, fundamentalism gets a very bad rap. It is difficult to acknowledge it in less than a pejorative light. 

The sight of professional tennis players clad in pink, a barbecue to the side, a raffle and participants with smiles all around marked the success of the first Rally for the Cure at the Harbor Bay Club. 

University of California, Davis, graduate and professional tennis player Chris Aria organized this fundraiser on Saturday, May 31, with the support of the nonprofit Susan G. Komen Foundation.  

The opening night in a series of free concerts features the Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys, a tribute to the original Beach Boys rock band at South Shore Center. 

The Summer Beats Concert Series offers free live music every other Saturday, starting Saturday, July 19. All performances take place in the Center Court from 5 to 7 p.m. 

The concerts continue through Labor Day weekend and feature fun family activities including face painting, henna tattoos, raffles and more. 

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