Pleasant Ridge

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions (Oakland County Public Health Press Release, Aug. 11, 2014) In response to widespread flooding, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges citizens to follow these safety precautions from the Oakland County Health Division to help minimize possibilities of illness, serious injury, or drowning: Stay out of flooded areas – It […]

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use […]

Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16

August 10th 2014

Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16 (Ferndale Press Release, Aug.10, 2014) Whether you’re strolling along enjoying emergency vehicles, listening to the horsepower of a Ford Mustang, or grooving to the sounds of classic rock’n roll from the Rock’n Live Entertainment stage, Woodward and Nine Mile is the place for automotive and festival […]

Royal Oak Shares Do’s and Don’ts of Dream Cruise

August 10th 2014

Royal Oak Shares Do’s and Don’ts of Dream Cruise (City of Royal Oak press release, Aug. 10, 2014)   The Dream Cruise is ready to roll from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 16. Royal Oak, which has the longest stretch of Woodward Avenue (4 miles) in Oakland County, is generally considered the epicenter […]

Thief Targets Unlocked Cars in Pleasant Ridge

August 10th 2014

Thief Targets Unlocked Cars in Pleasant Ridge (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 10, 2014) Neighbors in Pleasant Ridge have reported increased thefts of items from unlocked cars. Officer Reid of the Pleasant Ridge Police sent out the following message on Aug. 9, 2014: “Pleasant Ridge Police Department wants to advise you that there were some unlocked […]

A Look at Data: Increased Births & Decreased Deaths in Oakland Co.

August 9th 2014

A Look at Data: Increased Births and Decreased Deaths in Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Director Emeritus, Data Driven Detroit / Mayor, Pleasant Ridge,Aug. 9, 2014) Have you looked around your community of late and noticed more strollers and small people o the streets? I know I have and recognize it as a sign that Pleasant […]

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video)

August 7th 2014

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) Life is not always purr-fect in Pleasant Ridge, but visitors to City Hall do get an experience more adorable than in most cities. Guarding the cozy little City Hall and Police Department building is an unexpected resident – […]

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources

August 4th 2014

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) On August 5 voters will be able to vote in the primary elections. There are several community ballot proposals, a statewide proposal, and a county-wide proposal on funding for public transportation, elections for some District Court Judge positions and primaries […]

Pleasant Ridge…Candidate Sues Over Alleged Lawn Sign Thefts

August 4th 2014

Former Pleasant Ridge Commission Candidate Sues Over Alleged Lawn Sign Thefts (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 4, 2014) A lawn-sign stealing scandal has led to a $10,000 (approx.) lawsuit in Pleasant Ridge. The civil matter came about after Ryan Stearn, a candidate for City Commissioner in the Nov. 5, 2013 general election, took hidden-camera photos of […]

Deer Fatally Struck on Woodward in Pleasant Ridge

July 31st 2014

Deer Fatally Struck on Woodward in Pleasant Ridge (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2014)   On Tuesday night a doe was fatally struck by at least one vehicle on Woodward Avenue in Pleasant Ridge. Residents are concerned that the doe may have been the mother of a fawn that has also been spotted around the […]