Video, LOSD tour spotlight Lake Grove

Video, LOSD tour spotlight Lake Grove

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Sonya Fischer vows to be 'a voice for human services'

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City Hall faces huge increase in repair costs

City Hall faces huge increase in repair costs

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LOSD adjusts instructional hours

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HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike Hall Looking at homes online and finding either poor-quality photos or sparse details, I cringe, knowing that the agent (and maybe the seller) doesn’t understand or care what kind of impression is being made.

In the internet age, with a tidal wave of information and shorter attention spans, making a first impression has never been more important.  With big dollars at stake, your Realtor should go all out for appeal in pictures and words, partnering with you to capture the best of your home.

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Lake Oswego's Latest News

More than two dozen local 'March 4 Trump' events, including one in Lake Oswego, are planned in support of a March 4 gathering on the Capital Mall in Washington, D.C.
February 21, 2017

Lake Oswego business owner plans 'March 4 Trump'

by Anthony Macuk
Kevin Kerwin's event is part of a nationwide series of pro-Trump rallies scheduled for March 4
February 19, 2017

Photo show focuses on female veterans

by Lyndsey Hewitt
One-night exhibit at the Portland Art Museum puts lens on 20 from Oregon who served
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - US Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks Saturday, Feb. 18, to about 1,500 people at a town hall meeting in the Oregon City High School gym.
February 18, 2017

Wyden: Public will have some access to Russia inquiry

by Peter Wong
Democratic senator says controversy involving Trump presidential campaign 'goes right to the heart of the legitimacy of the American government.'


OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY - The State Land Board voted Tuesday to continue with the sale of an 80,000-acre swath of the Elliott State Forest.
February 18, 2017

Elliott Forest sale moves forward over Brown's objection

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
Read, Richardson vote to sell 80,000-acre swath of coastal forest
COURTESY OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION - Bottle deposits in Oregon will double to 10 cents on April 1. Under a bill proposed in the Legislature, even cans for which only a 5-cent deposit was paid can be redeemed for the full 10 cents until Sept. 1, 2018.
February 18, 2017

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under bill

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state's bottle and can deposit will double to a dime April 1.
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - PAWS estimates that 2,000 pets have been fostered until old enough for adoption.
February 16, 2017

'A chance at life'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
PAWS Animal Shelter's Bottle Brigade volunteers to foster newborn animals
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Emily Salisbury, associate professor of criminal justice at University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, speaks about women in the criminal justice system at the Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit at the Salem Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
February 16, 2017

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Researcher tells Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit women offenders should be treated differently in effort to downsize state's prison population.
TOAL
February 16, 2017

News Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Preliminary hearing held for Travis Toal; Workshop to offer personal safety tips; LOPD arrests three impaired drivers in January
BARBER
February 16, 2017

Spacecraft-flying engineer plans trip to Lake Oswego Reads

by Kelsey O'Halloran
NASA propulsion engineer Todd Barber will share his lab's 'colorful history'
COURTESY PHOTO: ROBERT MACGREGOR - Robert MacGregor of Yachats (right) designed Oregon's 'official' state tartan with the help of his longtime friend David Eddelston of Deschutes County. The tartan could be designed as the official state pattern by lawmakers this year.
February 16, 2017

A wee bit o' controversy

by Kevin Harden
Fifteen years after the design was registered, Oregon's 'official' tartan is still awaiting the seal of approval from lawmakers
BERNARD
February 16, 2017

Meeting will address Stafford's future

by Peter Wong
Fate of the area's urban reserve designation has still not been settled
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: PETER WONG - U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (center) turns to answer a question from TriMet board member Craig Prosser at a meeting Friday with local officials at West Linn City Hall. West Linn Mayor Russ Axelrod is to Schrader's right.
February 16, 2017

Both sides should calm down about Trump, Schrader says

by Peter Wong
Congressman tells local officials that despite recent changes, 'we have to figure out how we work together'
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Linus and Ava Helen Pauling are among the many community members buried in the Oswego Pioneer Cemetery, which is part of this year's Oswego Heritage Council Historic Home Tour.
February 16, 2017

From Our Vault: Paulings find eternal peace in Oswego Pioneer Cemetery

by Nancy Dunis
Historic graveyard is among the stops on this year's Oswego Heritage Council tour in May
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - During her Lake Oswego Reads presentation, author Nathalia Holt shared insights from her interviews and research on the space race, womens rights in the workplace and the modern push to promote careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for girls.
February 16, 2017

'A treasured memory'

by Kelsey O'Halloran
'Rocket Girls' author Nathalia Holt talks about the space race and women's rights as part of her Lake Oswego Reads presentation
TREAT
February 16, 2017

ASK A COP

by Pamplin Media Group
Lake Oswego Police Lt. Doug Treat shares information on a new scam in Ask A Cop
REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Sevyn Watson (left) and Natalie Foss made their feelinsg known during a November march through Lake Oswego to promote love, peace and diversity.
February 16, 2017

News Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
LO for LOve is working on a social media campaign and state Rep. Ann Lininger is seeking Student Leadership Cabinet members
February 16, 2017

CITY NOTES

by Pamplin Media Group
Here's what's happening around Lake Oswego this week
REVIEW PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Volunteer Mark Browne catalogs photos, letters and other historical documents for the Oswego Heritage Center.
February 16, 2017

Cataloging a community's past

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Oswego Heritage Council welcomes letters, photos for its searchable database of Lake Oswego's early days
February 16, 2017

Police Log

by Pamplin Media Group
What are some of the latest somber and frivolous calls that Lake Oswego police made?
PMG FILE PHOTO - That latte could cost more if HB 2875 is approved. It was introduced 'anonymously' and would impose a tax on wholesale coffee beans.
February 15, 2017

A tax on old cars? A tax on coffee? House GOP says no more anonymous legislation

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Request came after outcry about two proposed bills from the House Committee on Revenue this month.
COURTESY PHOTO: HOUSE SPEAKER TINA KOTEK - Michael Hickman, Portland field office director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, conducts the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Oregon House of Representatives.
February 15, 2017

Republican spearheaded naturalization ceremony on House floor

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
West Linn state Rep. Julie Parrish, daughter of a Lebanese immigrant, wanted a reminder that the United States is 'a nation of immigrants.'
REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The public can get an up-close look at Oak Creeks building flaws during an in-person tour today, and The Reviews third virtual tour of a local school.
February 16, 2017

VIDEO: LOSD's next tour, video focus on Oak Creek

by Jillian Daley
Oak Creek Elementary School is in 'critical' condition, despite being one of the district's newest buildings
POCKLINGTON
February 16, 2017

Parent volunteer will seek a seat on School Board

by Jillian Daley
Sara Pocklington says she will challenge incumbent John Wendland for Position 3 in the May 16 election
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - LOHS cheer leaders showcase their moves at state on Saturday.
February 14, 2017

Thrill of victory

by Jillian Daley
LOHS, Pacer cheer teams perform at OSAA state championships Saturday
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Clackamas County Historical Society Executive Director Claire Blaylock said that it would be nearly impossible to describe all of the contents of the Kaegi Pharmacy with text.
February 14, 2017

Museum of the Oregon Territory to celebrate grand re-opening

by Raymond Rendleman
Kaegi Virtual Pharmacy seeks to bring alive the experience of the Kaegi Pharmacy circa 1910 using virtual and augmented reality.

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LININGER
Feb 13, 2017

Lininger seeks students for House District 38 Leadership Cabinet

by Pamplin Media Group
Members of the cabinet will receive an orientation on the legislative process, identify their policy interests and be assigned to track and evaluate a bill.
Feb 12, 2017

Rep. Schrader: Both sides should calm down about Trump

by Peter Wong
Oregon Democrat is still critical of the new president, but he says both parties can exert influence in Congress, particularly on public works spending Trump wants.
Feb 09, 2017

Meeting set Feb. 23 on Stafford status

by Peter Wong
No action planned, but staff will explain next steps in Clackamas County's effort to resolve the long-standing question about urban reserves open to future development.
Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle has been awarded the Burroughs Medal for his novel, 'Martin Marten.'
Feb 09, 2017

Lake Oswego author Brian Doyle honored for nature writing

by Pamplin Media Group
'Martin Marten' is only the second work of fiction to be awarded the Burroughs Medal in its 90-year history
COURTESY PHOTO: MICHAEL DURHAM/OREGON ZOO - Packy, the Oregon Zoo's 54-year-old Asian elephant, was euthanized Thursday, Feb. 9, after battling a strain of drug-resistant TB.
Feb 09, 2017

Beloved Asian elephant Packy dies at Oregon Zoo

by Pamplin Media Group
Packy was 54. He was the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years.
Feb 09, 2017

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

by Pamplin Media Group
Nominations are now being accepted for a program designed to honor community service by young people
BERNARD
Feb 09, 2017

Clackamas Board moves to settle Stafford dispute

by Peter Wong
Commissioners seek agreement with Metro on the future development of 6,230 acres next to Lake Oswego
REVIEW PHOTO: KELSEY OHALLORAN - Barbara McDonald of Charbonneau is directing a show entitled 'Breaking the Sound Barrier: Celebrating Unsung Heroes in Science,' as part of Lake Oswego Reads.
Feb 09, 2017

Honoring science's unsung heroes

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Live reader's theater show will tell the stories of dozens of female innovators, from the 1800s to the present
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer, a Lake Oswego resident, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A new Oregon Military Museum planned for Clackamas has been named in his honor.
Feb 09, 2017

An 'epic night of music' for an Oregon military hero

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Rock 'n' roll fundraiser will support the Oregon Military Museum, which is named for Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer
REVIEW FILE PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - Built in 1946, Forest Hills offers lots of natural light and warm brickwork, but the masonry is also crumbling in places, and the windows are single pane.
Feb 09, 2017

Forest Hills Elementary hosts next school tour

by Jillian Daley
Video and tours offer community members in Lake Oswego a chance to learn about the issues behind an upcoming bond measure
WILSON
Feb 09, 2017

Love Bites says planned location 'didn't work out'

by Anthony Macuk
But Lake Oswego is still moving forward with code changes that would have allowed Carnie Wilson's bakery to open on Pilkington Road
JORGENSEN
Feb 09, 2017

ASK A COP

by (none)
Does the Lake Oswego Police Department enforce immigration laws?
Feb 09, 2017

City Notes

by (none)
Here's what's happening around Lake Oswego this week
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LAKE OSWEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT - Lake Oswego dodged the worst of a winter storm that brought snow to some parts of the metro area this week. Heavy rains did cause minor flooding on some local streets, although these visitors to Fielding Road on Sunday didn't seem to mind.
Feb 09, 2017

Police Log

by (none)
No call is too small for the Lake Oswego Police Department
SUBMITTED PHOTO: LAKE OSWEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT - FBI agents say this man is a suspect in the Dec. 21 robbery of a Chase Bank in Lake Oswego and four other area financial institutions in January and February.
Feb 09, 2017

News Briefs

by (none)
FBI offers reward for bank robbery suspect; LOPD honors award recipients for 2016; Luscher Farm seeks new board members
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Avery Neice and her fellow students at the Chinese American International School perform a dance about dolls and bears Saturday during a Year of the Rooster celebration at the Lake Oswego Public Library.
Feb 08, 2017

Ushering in the Year of the Rooster

by Pamplin Media Group
Chinese American International School preschoolers and kindergartners celebrate Chinese New Year in Lake Oswego
SUBMITTED PHOTO: SHELLY JONES - Lake Oswego High School's softball team lines up in April 2016 during a home game against North Salem on the dirt field at Lake Oswego Junior High School.
Feb 08, 2017

LOHS baseball, softball teams will now share 'multi-use' field

by Jillian Daley
Lake Oswego School District also opens hitting facility to female players as Title IX lawsuit progresses
FISCHER
Feb 07, 2017

Lake Oswego attorney named to county commission

by Pamplin Media Group
Sonya Fischer chosen by unanimous vote from among 78 applicants for Position 5 on the Clackamas County board
NANCY WESTBROOK
Feb 07, 2017

Woman sentenced to 15 years for killing estranged husband in…

by Anthony Macuk
Nancy Westbrook fatally shot Joshua Westbrook in a rental home on Boones Ferry Road in February 2016
HOWELL
Feb 09, 2017

School Board Chair Sarah Howell won't seek a second term

by Jillian Daley
School Board Chair Sarah Howell says her focus this spring will be on making sure a facilities bond passes in the May election
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Duke Castle, co-founder of the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network, addresses the crowd at last week's Beyond Green Building event at the Holy Names Center in Lake Oswego.
Feb 06, 2017

Going 'beyond green building' in Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
Panel says sustainable features should figure prominently in discussions about new construction of public buildings
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Rev. David Alexander reads a portion of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty during a candle-lighting ceremony Feb. 1 at the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Lake Oswego.
Feb 04, 2017

'A symbolic act of solidarity'

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego candle-lighting ceremony, talk by author Harris Zafar are designed to show support for immigrants, refugees
DUIN
Feb 02, 2017

Lake Oswego schools add three days to make up for wintry weather

by Jillian Daley
Students will now be in class on Presidents Day and two additional days in June, district officials say
PHOTO COURTESY OF LAKE OSWEGO FIRE DEPARTMENT - A sheet of ice covered roads, parking lots and sidewalks in most of Lake Oswego on Friday morning, although the city's main roads were passable.
Feb 03, 2017

Lake Oswego schools close amid winter's icy grip

by Gary M. Stein
Roads, sidewalks and parking lots are slick across the city, but no major crashes have been reported