Category Archives: 2014 February

Tom’s Tidbits- Football is ready to stand alone

Greetings! The SuperBowl is one of the few remaining events Americans all gather together for.  108.4 million people watched this year’s game, while by contrast 125.5 million people watched the last episode of M*A*S*H (the highest rated TV show ever).  … Continue reading

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What NOW?!! Toon for February

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Is Big Brother your co-pilot?

OBD-3 is on the way In 1985 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the first On-Board Diagnostic (OBD-1) systems, requiring an Engine Control Module (ECM) to flash a dashboard light when a critical system was failing.  The more comprehensive … Continue reading

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We’re shocked… SHOCKED!

DoD catalogs hundreds of pages of ethical lapses Pick up the paper these days and you’re likely to read about the latest military scandals.  The Navy is dealing with bribery, lavish trips, and prostitutes, the Air Force and Navy have … Continue reading

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Support your local Union Thug!

Complete info on the Portland Teacher’s fight On February 5, Portland teachers voted to authorize a strike in their current conflict with the Portland Public Schools (PPS).  According to the most recent KATU report, “Both sides gave each other updated … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Fried pasta with eggs, pepper, and Parmesan

Nothing beats a comfortable weekend breakfast; lounging around in your bathrobe, sipping coffee, reading the newspaper while the radio plays in the background.  Ahhh!  Drew’s selection this month will help you make this idyllic morning happen, and there are plenty … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- A rare blizzard of special offers

We tend not to run service discounts very often, but we know everyone loves to save money.  As it happens, though, we have two special offers going on right now that you might want to consider.  One will help others … Continue reading

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Health Notes- 7 drug dangers we learned about too late

7 Drugs Whose Dangerous Risks Emerged Only After Big Pharma Made Its Money by Martha Rosenberg on AlterNet Have you ever noticed how warnings about dangerous prescription drugs always seem to surface after the drug is no longer marketed and … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Rare bridge closure, February 15-19

Please Note:  The closure mentioned in this article is for FEBRUARY 2014.  The bridge is (most likely) open and functioning right now. The Sellwood Bridge Project is huge, no doubt about it.  We’ve been lucky to have a front-row seat … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- Two must-reads from our clients

When you have to wait with us for your vehicle’s repair it’s a mixed blessing.  You’re know you’re going to be stuck in our marginally comfortable waiting room for an undefined period, but you also know you’ll have our ever-growing … Continue reading

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