Monthly Archives: July 2014

New Pure Space and Flex Space Venue Capacities

July 31, 2014
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New Pure Space and Flex Space Venue Capacities

The newly determined Pure Space and Flex Space venue capacities have recently upped the ante for guest lists! With renovations made to enhance West Coast Event Production’s venues and properly accommodate a spectrum of attendance sizes, the venues now accommodate the following capacities: Flex Space: 500 Pure Space: 1,550 Pure Space and Flex Space combined:…

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Swensen Six and “IVY 10″ Portfolios*

July 31, 2014
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Two model portfolios to consider using as starters are those recommended by David Swensen, chief investment officer of Yale University and author of Unconventional Success, and Mebane Faber, portfolio manager at Cambria Investment Management and co-author of The Ivy Portfolio.  While Faber’s book focuses on Ivy League portfolios, there are differences in the make up…

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Where To Begin If You Have Never Managed a Portfolio*

July 30, 2014
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If someone asked you what to do with an inheritance or 401(k) sum of money, what advice would you give them?  Here are some basic ideas for a novice investor. Assume the money is in your checking account and available to be invested. Open up a broker account with a discount broker.  For example, go…

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Dufur Threshing Bee

July 29, 2014
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Dufur Threshing Bee

Step Back in Time for a a Weekend at the Dufur Threshing Bee. August 9th & 10th in Dufur Oregon. FREE ADMISSION Using old-time machinery and draft horses, wheat is harvested as you would have seen at the turn of the 20th centry. This year’s Threshing Bee is August 9th & 10th. Highlights of the…

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How To Make Delicious Herb-Infused Water

July 29, 2014
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How To Make Delicious Herb-Infused Water

In celebration of National Water Quality Month, created to help remind us of the importance of protecting our water supplies, I wanted to share some recipes for herb-infused waters that are as healthful as they are delicious. For these recipes, I chose herbs that are growing in my garden, along with a complementary flavor – citrus…

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How To Make Delicious Herb-Infused Water

July 29, 2014
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How To Make Delicious Herb-Infused Water

In celebration of National Water Quality Month, created to help remind us of the importance of protecting our water supplies, I wanted to share some recipes for herb-infused waters that are as healthful as they are delicious. For these recipes, I chose herbs that are growing in my garden, along with a complementary flavor – citrus…

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Taking Tribal Global- In Their Own Words- with Christine Haviland

July 29, 2014
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Taking Tribal Global- In Their Own Words- with Christine Haviland

 Deirdre’s Dance Den We become more alive when the call comes and our mind, body and spirit know its right.  We connect with ourselves, and then, with others. It’s simply awesome! Today in Deirdre’s Dance Den we travel to Auckland, New Zealand and hear from Christine Haviland, a teacher and student of Gypsy Caravan and…

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Become a Stream Steward!

July 28, 2014
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Become a Stream Steward!

Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam sponsors the Stream Stewards program for those interested in making a difference in the great outdoors. Six Saturdays (8:30am – 2pm) and three Tuesday evening (6 – 8:30pm) workshops provide FREE hands-on training focused on our local environment. Topics include: · Local plants and animals · Water quality and aquatic insects…

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Reimagining Infrastructure

July 28, 2014
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Walt Disney said it best:  “If you can dream it, you can do it.” That’s the challenge for this generation and the ones succeeding it when it comes creating Smart Grids out of today’s infrastructure for energy and water.  We’re much further along in terms of envisioning a modernized electricity grid than we are when…

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The Asset Allocation Hoax

July 28, 2014
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The Asset Allocation Hoax

Summer Palace Grounds in China Prominent asset allocation critic, William Jahnke, titled his 1997 attack on the Brinson et. al. (BHB) papers, “The Asset Allocation Hoax.” Jahnke’s criticisms of the two papers are many. He argues the authors do not focus on the proper problem, they report the wrong number, cost is not considered, and…

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