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    The Columbia Press
Clatsop County’s Independent Weekly
Novel written by
UO administrator to
become HBO series
University of Oregon
A novel by a University of Oregon
administrator will be made into a
television series to stream on HBO
Kimberly Johnson, the
UO’s vice provost for
undergraduate educa-
tion, recently sold the
rights to her book, “This
is My America,” to film
Picturestart of Los An- Johnson
Jessica Watson, writer for the show
“Pen15,” will write the script and
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage
of Fake Empire Productions, which
produces “Gossip Girl,” will be exec-
utive producers for the project.
Johnson also will have an executive
producer credit on the show, which
she said is rare for a debut novelist
new to the industry.
“It made me really confident that
whatever ended up being created
July 30, 2021
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Vol. 5, Issue 31
ADA-accessible pier part of marina plans
By Cindy Yingst
The Columbia Press
A handicapped-accessible pier for
fishing and crabbing officially has
been added to improvement plans
for Hammond Marina.
The estimated $1.9 million proj-
ect would include a seawall that
offered the ability to walk and fish
from the top.
“The construction of this fishing
pier/seawall would stabilize ero-
sion in that area, preserving the
park for the future, as well as pro-
vide much-needed access to fishing
and crabbing for all residents as it
would be built from the ground up
with ADA accessibility in mind for
the entire pier,” Pam Ackley told
city commissioners last month.
Ackley, who left the commission
in January, now heads the city’s
newly created Marinas Advisory
The group’s goal is to identify
problems and improvement ideas
for Hammond and Warrenton
marinas and pass them along to
See ‘HBO’ on Page 5
See ‘Pier’ on Page 4
Above: A view
from the over-
look at Sea-
farer’s Park in
Cindy Yingst
Left: A ren-
dering of what
a new handi-
sible fishing
pier would look
like at the same
City of Warrenton
Seaside celebrates The Prom’s first 100 years
Don Frank/courtesy city of Seaside
A statue of explorers Lewis and Clark are featured at the Turn-
around, which separates north and south ends of The Prom.
Seaside’s historic Promenade turns 100 this
year and the city plans a celebration.
On Aug. 7, 1921, hundreds of officials from
across the state joined then-Gov. Ben Olcott in
christening the 1 ½-mile-long Seaside Prom-
enade, now usually just referred to as “The
Prom.” Martha Hagmeier, 8, broke a bottle of
sea water on the concrete to christen the site.
The city will host a parade and ceremony on
Saturday, Aug. 7, to celebrate the occasion.
The Prom Centennial Parade will begin at 10
a.m. near City Hall, 989 Broadway, which was
the historic location of Seaside’s train station,
and then proceed west down Broadway to the
The Royal Rosarians, Portland’s official am-
bassadors of goodwill, were present at the 1921
dedication and will return to Seaside to join
the parade this year. Additionally, the group’s
prime minister will plant a rose at 11:30 a.m.
at the corner of Broadway and Holladay in the
city’s Historic Gilbert District to commemorate
the day’s activities.
Visitors and residents are invited to an official
ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Turnaround, which
will include remarks from mayors past and
present, community representatives, and other
officials. State Sen. Betsy Johnson will give the
keynote speech. A time capsule will be buried
See ‘The Prom’ on Page 6