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Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - Auto Repair INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerFall has arrived and the cold, wet weather is coming soon. It’s time to get your car ready for the months ahead. Here are some tips from the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE):

Have engine drivability problems such as hard starts, rough idling, stalling or diminished power corrected at a good repair shop.

Check your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, more if your driving is mostly stop-and-go or consists of frequent, short trips.

The cooling system should be flushed and refilled as recommended. The level, condition and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a certified auto technician.

The heater and defroster must be in good working condition for passenger comfort and driver visibility.

Replace old windshield wiper blades, stock up on windshield washer solvent and carry an ice-scraper.

Have your mechanic check battery strength, scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections; clean all surfaces; and re-tighten all connections.

Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; and periodically clean road grime from all lenses with a moistened cloth or towel.

Worn tires will be of little use in winter weather. Examine tires for remaining tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. Rotate as recommended.

Don’t forget your spare, and be sure the jack is in good condition!

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/

Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate INSIDER -


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallAmong unfamiliar terms in real estate, “escrow” ranks near the top. When a buyer and seller come to contract, but haven’t yet closed, the deal is said to be pending or “in escrow.”

Escrow fundamentally refers to a neutral third party, and in some states that function is held by an attorney.  In Oregon, we usually use a “title company”. One company usually provides both escrow services and issues title insurance.

The escrow officer is neutral, executing instructions by all parties, holding and disbursing money and recording deeds. They don’t endorse or approve terms or make sure any party is protected.

The title officer researches title, looking for troublesome issues. If all looks good, a title insurance policy is issued.

When buyer, seller and lender have finished preparing to close and all are in final agreement, escrow may be closed and the money and title transferred between the parties.

Escrow can also refer to an “escrow account” used for borrowers who prepay and allow their lender to hold money for payment of future tax and insurance bills.  Those funds belong to the borrower and the lender merely holds them and forwards them when the bill comes.

In seller-financed (not bank-financed) transactions, often an escrow is opened as an intermediary to account for payments made between buyer and seller over a period of years.

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego 97035

503-341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/

 

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health INSIDER -


DR NGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyAs a gynecologist, I am uniquely suited to listen to women of all ages. I am a board-certified gynecologist providing the full spectrum of gynecological outpatient and surgical services.

It is such a privilege to hear, on a daily basis, the concerns that many women share.  What is striking is the lack of information available to men and women, as it relates to their bodies and intimacy.

The other night in my office, I was able to have an open house to talk about the dilemmas women have regarding their anatomy and sexual response.

While some of this is relational, some of it is physical. These women asked questions about anatomy, hormones and solutions.  They each had unique problems and challenges. They all felt confused as to what direction to take. 

It was stunning to see the relief when they realized they were not alone in the problem and that there were solutions.

Whatever the concern, we meet you there, from menopausal symptoms to pain -- or life after cancer. 

We are here to help you have the intimate life you want.  We offer hormonal solutions, physical therapy, C02 laser treatments (Mona Lisa Touch) or dilator therapy.

We refer to counseling when necessary.  We are patient and compassionate.

In the realm of intimate concerns, you are not alone and there are solutions.  Give us a call.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Emergency Veterinary Care INSIDER -


EVCOT - Jonathan Wisniewski, DVMIt’s more likely since recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon, your pet may come across the drug in one of its many forms. Just as you would be watchful to make sure your dog or cat isn’t gobbling down chocolate or pills that were dropped on the floor, keep an eye out for marijuana products.

All parts of the marijuana plant (cannabis sativa) are toxic to pets.

The components in marijuana act on the brain and influence the interpretation or stimuli from sensory organs. Animals may get excited or depressed. They may be nervous, restless and disoriented.

Drugs in concentrated oils and baked goods are much more dangerous and can cause severe respiratory depression. Smaller dogs are at larger risk.

There’s a large margin of safety between doses that cause early behavioral effects and doses that are lethal. Fatalities, though uncommon, are typically caused when a pet stops breathing from being overly sedate.

In addition to behavioral changes, a pet may suffer vomiting, diarrhea, urinary incontinence, tremors, weakness or dilated pupils. Symptoms may last 18-72 hours.

Since toxins are eliminated by urine, fluids will help to speed recovery. Induced vomiting may be recommended. Severe cases can be treated with intravenous lipid emulsion therapy to help bind the fat-soluble toxin and prevent additional effect.

Make sure your pet recovers in a safe place where they can’t fall off furniture or otherwise become injured.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

503-691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishIf you are looking for a home to buy, you may wonder whether to seek out the services of a buyer’s agent.

A buyer’s agent or buyer’s broker is a licensed real estate broker who specializes in the representation of a buyer looking to purchase real estate.

A buyer agency agreement is similar to a listing agreement or listing contract, only the buyer and the broker have a contractual agreement to work with one another in the purchase of real estate.

What’s the difference between a buyer’s agent and a listing agent?

In Oregon, many brokers perform both functions, but a dedicated buyer’s agent is tasked (contractually or not contractually) with representing the interests of a buyer throughout the purchase process.  A listing agent is contractually tasked with the listing, marketing and the representation of the interests of the seller.

Some buyers choose to be contractually bound to a buyer’s agent, some choose not to. The buyer broker agreement, like the listing contract, solidifies the commitment that the buyer and broker have to one another throughout the process.

Who pays the buyer’s agent? When purchasing an active listing, both the buyer’s agent and listing agent are paid by the commission agreed upon in the listing contract with each particular seller. Occasionally a buyer’s agent will be paid directly by the buyer, but that is rare.

No matter whether you’re a buyer or a seller, it’s a good idea to have representation!

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Charles Branen, Lake Grove Dental - Family Dentistry INSIDER -


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles BranenThe kickoff of the school sports season brings safety awareness to the forefront.

As dental providers, Fall is when we see an increase in sports-related injuries to the head and face. While the importance of head and eye protection is well-known, mouth guards are becoming more common to protect the hard and soft tissues of the mouth.

“Mouth guards create a cushion that provides stabilization of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) while also helping to prevent injury to the joint,” according to The Academy of Sports Dentistry. “They can also substantially reduce the type of injury affecting the soft tissues — such as the lips and gum tissues surrounding the teeth. In general, mouth guards can help provide protection against numerous serious injuries.”

There are different types of mouth guards available: boil-and-bite mouth guards (available at retail stores) and custom, dentist-made mouth guards. The thermoplastic boil-and-bite type provided to school athletes are usually the low-end, poorer-fitting mouth guards.

Custom-fitted mouth guards are fabricated in a dental office from a cast to accurately fit your teeth. They are typically made using acrylic and contain hard outer layers and soft inner layers for comfort. Custom trays are more comfortable to wear and stay positioned around the teeth during athletic events, enhancing breathing and performance.

Custom guards are relatively inexpensive at $59 in our office and take about 24 hours to make.

Call or visit Lake Grove Dental for a consultation.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa - Cosmetic Surgery INSIDER -


PETROFF CENTER PLASTIC SURGERY & MEDI-SPA - Dr. Mark PetroffEyes are the windows to the soul – which sounds lovely, unless the eyes are surrounded by sags, bags and wrinkles.

Blepharoplasty may not sound very poetic, but its result can be.

Also known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision.

Blepharoplasty is ideal for the correcting:

· Loose, sagging, and/or folded upper eyelids that may limit vision

· Puffy fat deposits in the upper eyelids

· Under-eye bags

· Excess skin in the lower eyelids

· Fine wrinkles in the lower eyelids

· Tear trough furrows that create the appearance of “dark circles”

Eyelid surgery is performed in our state-of-the-art surgery center with local anesthesia and IV sedation. The procedure usually takes 60-90 minutes.

Incisions are made along the eyelids in inconspicuous places, such as the natural creases of the upper lids for an upper-eyelid procedure and just below the lash line on the lower lids for a lower-eyelid procedure. If no skin needs to be removed, the incision can be made inside the lower eyelid, resulting in no visible scars.

Eyelid surgery is a delicate, highly customized procedure, particularly on the lower eyelids, so the skill and experience of your surgeon is crucial to achieving an excellent result.

Dr. Petroff specializes in facial plastic surgery and has been in practice for more than 25 years.

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

http://www.petroffcenter.com/

Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate INSIDER -


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallRecently a homeowner discovered their beautiful backyard fountain and garden were placed over the lot line onto a neighbor’s property.

The mistake was made years before their purchase and compounded by successive owners over time. Now, the only fix may be tearing out a gorgeous yard.

Knowing what you own, sell, or are buying takes more than looking at fences and shrubs which wander over the years.

A plat map shows the land’s exact location on paper, but usually there are no obvious marks directly on the land.

A good start is a careful read of the plat map and of the land. You may find clues as to how the map and the physical plot of land either line up (or don’t).

If you suspect an “encroachment,” where someone has taken over land they don’t actually own, the next step may be to hire a surveyor to re-locate the corners and tell you definitively where the line is. Encroachments can usually be remedied with some neighborly cooperation, and help from an attorney to do it right.

While additions, yard improvements and water features typically add value to your home, misplaced improvements can cause trouble.

Your Realtor® should be able to help you ask key questions, read the map and the land with you, advise you on your options, find a surveyor and attorney, and disclose properly to buyers if you’re selling.

Done right, good fences do make good neighbors. With a little extra care, you can get it right!

Mike Hall

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego 97035

503-341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/

Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - Automotive INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerAuto safety is of paramount importance — not just for drivers and their passengers — but other vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians on the road.

September is a good time to think about child safety, with kids headed back to school and Child Passenger Safety Week on the horizon.

The Oregon DMV reminds drivers that the speed limit is 20 mph or less in any of the following situations:

· Anytime a yellow light of a school speed sign is flashing

· Between 7 am and 5 pm on school days

· Crosswalks near school grounds when children are present

Don’t pass a stopped school bus! Drivers must stop on the street or highway 20 feet or more from any school bus that has stopped and is flashing red warning lights.

This applies both to vehicles approaching from the rear and from the opposing lanes. All lanes of traffic must stop for the school bus, except in opposing lanes if the highway is divided with a center median. No vehicle may proceed until the bus resumes motion and has turned off the red warning lights.

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts.

Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-25, is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Visit its website, safercar.com, to find car seat installation instructions and a search-by-zip-code list of nearby car seat inspection stations.

Safe travels!

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health INSIDER -


DR. NGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburySeptember 4 is World Sexual Health Day. It is a good time to reflect on where we are with female sexuality, here in Portland and worldwide.

In this country, we have sexual freedom. Women across the world are not beneficiaries of such rights. Mutilating procedures are being performed and women are living in fear of death if they cannot prove chastity.

The contrast to what we experience here in the U.S. is striking. We, too, have our challenges. However, much of the media attention for sexual dysfunction is geared towards men.

There are incessant erectile dysfunction commercials on the television, with little attention being aired about women’s struggles and solutions.

Women are sexual too, and need good information about where to get help. This is especially true if we are supporting men to ‘stay in the game’.

We all want to have a fulfilling, mutually satisfying intimate life. My practice is devoted to meeting the needs of women’s health. Sexuality is a part of this.

I offer solutions to help women ‘stay in the game’ too, as a Board-Certified Gynecologist and Surgeon. We do not trivialize problems and we meet women where they are.

Call for a consultation; we take most insurance plans. The first call is the hardest step and we will answer with respect.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Emergency Vet INSIDER -


EVCOT - Jonathan WisniewskiWhen you’re out enjoying the water with your dog, be aware of the signs of cyanobacteria, which can make pets fatally ill.

Cyanobacteria (better known as blue-green algae) grows in nutrient-rich warm water. It prefers stagnant water sources like lakes and reservoirs. The algae typically blooms in late summer months, from July through September. It can also be found in marine environments, though it’s rare. This was noted in Rio de Janeiro just prior to the Olympics.

The main route of transmission involves ingestion (drinking water), but smaller amounts can be absorbed through mucous membranes such as gums, tissue around eyes or the rectum.

There are many types of cyanobacteria, but three general classes of toxin are reported: 

· The first causes liver failure and clotting problems. Clinical signs include lethargy, vomiting/diarrhea, weakness, pale gums, hemorrhage and bruising.

· Two types of neurotoxin cause irreversible injury of brain cells and lead to seizures. Early signs of neurotoxins include drooling, excessive tearing, urination/defecation. When seizures occur, the pet is unlikely to survive. Treatment of neurotoxin involves seizure medications, fluids and supportive care.

Clinical signs often develop very shortly after exposure (as soon as 30 minutes after exposure of a large enough dose) and are often rapidly fatal.

Preventing exposure is key. If you’re out at a river, lake or park and there are blue-green algae advisories marked, stay out of the water and do not let your pets drink the water.

For current advisories about algae blooms in Oregon, visit:

public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/HarmfulAlgaeBlooms/Pages/Blue-GreenAlgaeAdvisories.aspx

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

503-691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishWhen you are looking to invest your hard-earned money into real estate, make sure that the community in which you settle down has a strong school system.

It is no secret that behind most, if not all, successful academic institutions (public or private) is a strong group of supportive citizens and financial backers who desire and even demand excellence.

So it is here in Lake Oswego, we as a community have benefitted from the foundation that a quality education provides, protecting community peace, promoting achievement in life, lifting our pride and stabilizing real estate values.

Our schools continue to excel and are the backbone to our stable and strong real property values. We must continue to invest in our school system just as we invest in our homes. 

It’s a fact that home values in Lake Oswego are full percentage points higher and more stable than some of the surrounding communities. We are lucky to live where do and we must not lose sight of that fact!

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

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Yamhill County's artists open their studios to share the artistic process

by Colin Staub
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REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde brought 'The Man from Kosh-huk-shix' to George Rogers Park by canoe in July 2015, part of the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership's effort to protect and preserve cultural resources along the project's 10-mile route.
September 30, 2016

Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership honored for protecting cultural resources

by Pamplin Media Group
The Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership has been honored by the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) for its commitment to protecting cultural resources during construction of the $254 million project. “It’s an…
REVIEW PHOTO: CLIFF NEWELL - Carole Ockert (right) celebrates with a cup of tea as stone pillars are installed at the new Stafford Grove in First Addition. Joining her for the occasion was Sarah Selden, a senior city planner.
September 29, 2016

Lake Oswego neighbors dedicate a peaceful 'sliver'

by Cliff Newell
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ADAM WICKHAM/FOR THE REVIEW - Senior homecoming princesses wave from a convertible in Lake Oswego High School's homecoming parade on Friday. From left: Iola Humphrey, Mahtaab Sanaee and Emily Reno.
September 29, 2016

'Full of Laker cheer'

by Jillian Daley
Parade rolls down A Avenue to celebrate Lake Oswego High School's homecoming; Lakeridge students will march Friday The clouds were threatening, but it didn't rain on Lake Oswego High School’s homecoming parade down A Avenue…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: PETER WONG - Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (center) joined Republican challenger Colm Willis at a business-sponsored forum Sept. 19 at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. At left is the moderator, Mark Meek, who read written questions from the audience.
September 29, 2016

Schrader, Willis vie for 5th District seat

by Peter Wong
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September 29, 2016

Learning to age well

by Cliff Newell
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SUBMITTED PHOTO: CLIFFORD PAGUIO JR. - Lake Oswego resident Clifford Paguio Jr. took this sunset photo with a drone and shared it with The Review in November 2015. New rules adopted last week prohibit the use of drones on Lake Oswego park property.
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Updated park rules tackle geocaching, drones

by Anthony Macuk
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Follow the Lake Oswrego Review online and in print for continuing, in-depth coverage of the 2016 election.
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Lake Oswego voters to weigh in on pot ban, broadband

by Anthony Macuk
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New campaign targets domestic violence

by Anthony Macuk
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September 29, 2016

News Briefs

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Construction begins on Waluga Reservoir 1 roof The older of Lake Oswego’s two Waluga reservoirs is about to get a new roof. An inspection earlier this year revealed that the roof on Waluga Reservoir 1 urgently needs to be…
September 29, 2016

City Notes

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UNSUNG HEROES: Nominations are now being accepted for the City’s Unsung Heroes Awards, which were created by the City Council in 2001 to recognize individuals who contribute to the quality of life in Lake Oswego without…
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Pool continues to dominate school bond discussion

by Jillian Daley
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SUBMITTED PHOTO - LOFD Medical Director Ritu Sahni (left) and LOPD Chief Don Johnson were honored last week at the Oregon EMS Conference in Bend.
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Oregon EMS honors LO's Don Johnson, Ritu Sahni

by Anthony Macuk
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September 27, 2016

Clackamas board opposes Measure 97

by Peter Wong
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September 27, 2016

Levi Sim to lead Lake Oswego's piece of the Worldwide Photowalk

by The Review
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PHOTO COURTESY OF LEVI SIM PHOTOGRAPHY - Bill Korach (from left), Dee Denton, Paul Graham and Marci Nemhouser were honored Saturday by the Chamber of Commerce for playing key roles in the Leadership Lake Oswego program.
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Honoring 30 years of Leadership

by Cliff Newell
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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Church organist William Barnett leads congregation members into a parking lot Sunday during Lake Oswego United Methodist Church's first-ever fire drill on Sunday.
September 26, 2016

Fire and brimstone?

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Not at the Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, where the congregation successfully stages its first all-church fire drill Imagine a wood-framed church sanctuary with a full congregation on a Sunday morning, when suddenly…
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September 26, 2016

Lake Oswego Police arrest suspect nicknamed 'DJ Gucci Thief'

by Pamplin Media Group
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September 25, 2016

Debate season kicks off Monday in Lake Oswego, too

by The Review
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by Pamplin Media Group
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HOW DID TREVOR SULLIVAN DIE?

by Nick Budnick
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Lake Oswego Police issued 24 warnings or citations Thursday during the second school-zone enforcement detail of the year.
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Lake Oswego Police can't keep up with school-zone speeders

by The Review
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City staffing: Keep gliding, or adjust course?

by Anthony Macuk
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Ballot Measure 100 would prohibit the sale of parts and products from 12 endangered animals in Oregon.
Sep 22, 2016

'Wild for Wildlife' benefit set for Sunday in Lake Oswego

by Pamplin Media Group
Save Endangered Animals Oregon will host a “Wild for Wildlife” benefit and auction in Lake Oswego on Sunday to raise funds for Ballot Measure 100, which would prohibit the sale of parts and…
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Sep 22, 2016

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Sherwood High to retire slain officer’s jersey The No. 85 football jersey of slain Seaside Police Sgt. Jason Goodding is scheduled to be retired before Friday night’s matchup between Sherwood…
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City Notes

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HALLINAN (SEPT. 22): The Hallinan Neighborhood Association will meet at 6:30 tonight at Hallinan Elementary School (16800 Hawthorne Drive). For more information, contact Christy Clark at…
Sep 22, 2016

Police Log

by The Review
ACCIDENTS 9/12/16 4:21 p.m. A speeding car full of children nearly ran down a pedestrian on Twin Fir Road. 9/14/16 2:37 p.m. A large semi-trailer truck drove onto a curb, hit some shrubs and…
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Pet Parade winners pose with their owners, judges and members of the 'Petropolitan' Jazz Band in Millennium Plaza Park on Sunday. Contestants won prizes in the categories of Most Unique, Most Entertaining and Best Dressed.
Sep 21, 2016

Lake Oswego's furry, feathered festival of fun

by Anthony Macuk
'Pets on Parade' draws dozens of animals and their owners to Millennium Plaza Park The weather was mostly rainy last weekend, but Lake Oswego did get a few hours of sunshine on Sunday afternoon…
REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - In February 2016, then-Lake Oswego High School senior Edward Kang set a new district record in the 100 butterfly and also won the district title in the 100 backstroke. Kang went on to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Sep 20, 2016

Community continues to lobby for LOSD pool

by Jillian Daley
More local residents speak out in favor of including pool investments in a bond scheduled for May Supporters of the Lake Oswego School District’s pool continued their efforts this week to have…
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Code Enforcement Specialist Bill Youngblood demonstrates how to measure the size of a tree during a City-sponsored workshop last week. Trees greater than 12 inches in diameter now require a Type II permit for removal.
Sep 20, 2016

Tree Code workshop focuses on protection, removal rules

by Anthony Macuk
Indoor and outdoor sessions offer updates on how to comply with revised regulations City staff hosted a tree protection and removal workshop last week designed to bring the public up to speed on…
TRIBUNE PHOTO: PETER WONG - Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, center, and Republican challenger Colm Willis at a business-sponsored forum Monday, Sept. 19, at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. At left is the moderator, Mark Meek, who read written questions from the audience.
Sep 20, 2016

5th District foes trade political jabs

by Peter Wong
Partisanship, Pacific trade pact split Democrat Schrader and Republican challenger at forum. Democratic incumbent Kurt Schrader and Republican challenger Colm Willis disagreed about partisanship…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - In one of the last photos taken of him by his mom, 11-year-old Thomas Graham holds his Giant Schnoodle puppy, Cody. Graham died in December 2014 after a tree toppled onto the car being driven by his mom in a windstorm.
Sep 16, 2016

Lake Oswego parents sue over death of son in windstorm

by The Review
Sixth-grader Thomas Graham died in December 2014 after a large tree toppled onto the car his mom was driving The parents of a Lake Oswego Junior High sixth-grader who died in a 2014 windstorm…
Sep 19, 2016

Clackamas board stalemates on Measure 97 resolution

by Peter Wong
Issue likely to return after 2-1 vote with two absent members. Three Clackamas County commissioners stalemated last week on Measure 97, the proposed corporate tax increase on the Nov. 8…
HERMISTON SCHOOL DISTRICT - A sink that tested positive for elevated lead levels in the Hermiston School District. The Legislature is working on a plan to pay schools for lead testing.
Sep 18, 2016

Schools could get $5 million to pay for lead testing

by Paris Achen
Public schools could receive up to $5 million to help pay for the cost of testing for lead in campus drinking water under a proposal lawmakers will consider on Friday. The proposal sets up a…
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Workers connect the ceremonial final beam to a tower crane so it can be lifted into place Friday during a 'topping out' celebration on the Wizer Block.
Sep 16, 2016

'Topping out' the Wizer Block

by Anthony Macuk
Ceremony marks a construction milestone for two of the Lake Oswego project's three buildings Less than a year ago, the original Wizer’s building was still standing on Block 137 in downtown Lake…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The Rev. Jeremy Lucas of Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego holds the 150 tickets he purchased in an all-star softball team's raffle in July. The prize was an AR-15 assault rifle that Lucas said he would have transformed into a piece of art, but the pastor's handling of the weapon after taking possession came under investigation by the Oregon State Police.
Sep 15, 2016

Lucas won't face charges in AR-15 case

by Anthony Macuk
District Attorney says there is insufficient evidence that Lake Oswego pastor illegally transferred the rifle to a parishioner No charges will be filed against the Rev. Jeremy Lucas in a case…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Kids will find lots to do at the Parks & Recreation Department's Harvest Celebration at Luscher Farm, including an always-popular petting zoo.
Sep 15, 2016

Luscher Farm to host 'Harvest Celebration'

by Cliff Newell
Family-friendly event will feature petting zoo, live music, food and drink If the salty pretzels and free popcorn don’t entice you, the petting zoo and live music surely will. Visitors to…
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Sep 15, 2016

Between the lines: 'Writing is an optimistic act'

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego's authors share some of their pathways through the creative process of writing and publishing Lake Oswego is well known as a city that is highly engaged with writing and literature,…
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Lake Oswego Webmaster Weston Pay demonstrates the city's financial dashboard. He's currently working on a new version of it for the city of Dallas, Oregon.
Sep 15, 2016

Checking the dashboard

by Anthony Macuk
Originally developed in-house for Lake Oswego, the city's financial software has since been adopted by West Linn and soon will be in Dallas Keeping track of a city-size budget can be difficult…
REVIEW PHOTO - Sept. 2, 2016: Building A (left) and Building C rise from the Wizer Block in this photo looking southeast from the corner of A Avenue and Second Street. Crews will hang the last beams on both buildings Friday.
Sep 15, 2016

Transforming the Wizer Block

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'Topping out' ceremony will mark a key milestone in construction at the downtown site on Friday Work crews will celebrate a Wizer Block milestone on Friday with a “topping out” ceremony and the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego's next mayor will face a variety of tough policy choices in the next four years, including: Should the city look for more high-density redevelopment opportunities like the Wizer Block project? This is a rendering of that in-progress project, slated for completion in fall 2017.
Sep 15, 2016

LO's mayoral candidates weigh in on 5 key issues

by Anthony Macuk
Topics range from pot, property rights and PERS to broadband fiber and redevelopment Lake Oswego’s next mayor will face a variety of tough policy choices in the next four years, on issues that…
TIMES PHOTO: MARK MILLER - Stickmen Brewing Co. produces several craft beers at its small brewery on North State Street in Lake Oswego, including The Bee's Knees, a strong ale with honey.
Sep 15, 2016

Stickmen Brewing Co. prepping Tualatin expansion

by Mark Miller
Tualatin's burgeoning brewery scene is about to get a little busier. Stickmen Brewing Co., based in Lake Oswego, is planning to open a taproom at 19475 S.W. 118th Ave. next month and begin…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Eliza Wadell and her dog Ginger wait while the judges' votes are tallied at last year's pet parade in Millennium Plaza Park. This year's event is scheduled for Sunday; registration opens at 12:30 p.m.
Sep 15, 2016

News Briefs

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Pets to parade through Millennium Plaza Park Dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles and even stuffed animals are invited to strut their stuff, flick their tails or hold their wet noses high on…
Sep 15, 2016

City Notes

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TREE PROTECTION/REMOVAL WORKSHOP (SEPT. 15): Lake Oswego residents are invited to explore the City’s Tree Code requirements for tree protection and tree removal permits — including recent…
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Sep 15, 2016

ASK A COP

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What is a “zipper merge,” and where would it be used in Lake Oswego? (A Lake Oswego police officer answers readers’ questions each week in this space. To submit a question, call staff reporter…
Sep 15, 2016

Police Log

by The Review
BURGLARIES 9/7/16 5:46 a.m. A burglar stole three laptops valued at $250 each and caused $400 in damage to the window used to gain entrance. 9/10/16 3:44 p.m. A man discovered that a burglar had…
New Seasons' recall affects includes 16-ounce jars with best-by dates of June 16, 2017; August 15, 2017; or August 30, 2017. The jars are marked with a UPC code of 4060010401.
Sep 14, 2016

New Seasons recalling Creamy Almond Butter because of allergy…

by Pamplin Media Group
16-ounce jars sold across the Northwest may contain peanuts New Seasons Market announced Tuesday that it has initiated a voluntary recall of its New Seasons Market Creamy Almond Butter because…