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OUR 110th YEAR • September 30, 2016
When getting a job is the easy part
By R.J. Marx
Seaside slain sergeant played football there from 1990-94
By Andrew Dymburt
HERWOOD — It was an emotional night at Sher-
wood High School Friday as they honored an alum
who died this year.
Seaside Police Sgt. Jason Goodding, who was 39 at the
time of his death, grew up in Sherwood and attended Sher-
wood High School, where he played basketball, baseball
and football. He was shot and killed in Seaside on Feb. 5
while trying to arrest a man who had a warrant out for his
Goodding’s former coach spoke in front of a sell-
out crowd and his wife and two daughters looked
on as the team retired his number. After Friday
night, No. 85 will never be worn by another
Sherwood Bowman again.
Pointing to a
surge in jobs that has
housing, Kevin Leahy
of Clatsop Econom-
ic Development Re-
sources went before
Seaside City Council
Monday calling for
new affordable and
R.J. MARX/SEASIDE SIGNAL
ty is different,” Leahy Kevin Leahy of Clat-
said. “Everybody has sop Economic Devel-
different rules and opment Resources.
regulations. At the
end of the day, we know we have a problem.”
Between 2000-14, available housing in
Clatsop County failed to match employment
gains in Seaside, Cannon Beach, Gearhart
and Warrenton. Countywide, occupied hous-
ing went up 7 percent while in Seaside, em-
ployment went up 8 percent. In surrounding
communities, Gearhart’s employment surged
34 percent; Cannon Beach, 61 percent; and
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“It’s special for us to be able to honor Jason and his fam-
ily,” assistant coach Mark Gribble said.
Friends and family in the stands wore shirts with the
number on the back, and proceeds from the sale of the
shirts will benefi t a scholarship fund in Goodding’s name.
“I’m really happy about what we’re doing and recognizing
Jason and his memory and things like that, but what we do
tonight and things like that, doesn’t replace him,”
retired Sherwood coach Roger Sehenk said.
Goodding grew up in Sherwood and
attended Sherwood High School from
1990-1994, where he played football,
basketball and baseball lettering sev-
eral times in both sports.
See Housing, Page 3A
District to launch fi ve-day program
By Katherine Lacaze
For Seaside Signal
Seaside School District Superintendent
Sheila Roley reported the district received a
$60,000 one-year preschool startup grant from
the Oregon Department of Education for the
2016-17 school year.
“There is indisputable evidence that chil-
dren who have preschool experiences … will
thrive in school at a higher level than if they
didn’t have those experiences,” Roley said at
last week’s district board meeting. “A lot of our
students don’t have those naturally provided
In applying for the grant, the school district
did not intend to compete with other current
providers in the area, but to augment the ser-
vices so there would be enough spots for all
preschoolers, she said.
The district is partnering with the Sunset
Empire Park and Recreation District, which
previously offered a limited preschool option.
The district is taking their partial, three-
day-per-week Learning Ladder Preschool
program and helping them grow it into a ﬁ ve-
day-per-week, full-day preschool, which is a
requirement of the grant, Roley said. The stu-
dents must have access to at least 900 hours
of instructional time, similar to what a primary
student would receive.
KAI DAVIDSON/FOR EO MEDIA GROUP
Joslyn, Amy and Jayden Goodding.
PERMIT NO. 97
See Grant, Page 6A
By Katherine Lacaze
For Seaside Signal
The Ruby’s Roadside Grill team includes man-
ager Mark Newsome, owners Candace and Da-
vid Remer, Chris Quackenbush and, last but not
least, namesake, CEO and chairman Ruby.
KATHERINE LACAZE/FOR SEASIDE SIGNAL
one are the days when a defunct 76 gas station was one
of the ﬁ rst sites greeting people as they entered Seaside
from the south. In its place, the recently opened Ruby’s
Roadside Grill seeks to beautify the location while serv-
ing classic American fare in a down-to-earth, fast casual envi-
The best establishments are those with “a soul, a history, a
genesis,” according to David Remer, who owns the restaurant
with his wife Candace. When working on the project with local
contractor Chris Quackenbush, owner of Quackenbush Build-
ers, the Remers expressed a desire to keep that character intact
while making the facility functional as a restaurant.
See Ruby’s, Page 7A