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Citizen's View: LO School Board expects to make bond recommendation by August

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Just Another Point of View: It's not really easy being an expert on everything!

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


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallWhich comes first — selling your home or buying another? It’s a quandary, unless carrying two homes is no trouble for you. 

Buying first might require you to write an offer “contingent” on your sale … not ideal in a seller’s market.  Selling first makes your purchase “non-contingent” and stronger, but could leave you without a home temporarily. 

 

Among the many options to explore with your agent:

· Make your sale contingent upon finding your replacement property. Buyers make all kinds of concessions today, and if they love your home, they may find this perfectly acceptable. 

· Negotiate a long closing on your sale, and/or a “rent-back” to delay your departure.  Again, buyers might be glad to flex on timing.

· As a buyer, bridge loans used to help, but they’re mostly extinct today. Similarly, a line of credit on your home might be a perfect way to get temporary funds. 

· Consult your CPA or financial adviser about tapping other assets temporarily as bridge funds, “paying yourself back” once your home sells. 

· Make your purchase offer contingent. It’s not futile!  An otherwise strong offer and some creativity by your agent may be good enough to make a seller say yes! 

Simply be OK with moving twice. It’s not the end of the world. It’s simpler in a way. Neither the sell nor the buy is complicated. You can negotiate a little more firmly on both and come out ahead financially. 

Make it an adventure.  There are worse things in life. 

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 - Auto Repair INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerGetting ready for a road trip this summer? Make sure your vehicle is as ready to go as you are.

According to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, the following should be professionally checked before you hit the road:

Tires – Rotate about every 6,000 to 7,000 miles and get tire pressure checked. Examine tires for tread life, uneven wearing, and cupping; check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. An alignment is warranted if there's uneven tread wear or if your vehicle pulls to one side. Check the spare and be sure the jack is in good condition.

Brakes should be inspected as recommended in your manual, or sooner if you notice pulsations, grabbing, noises, or longer stopping distance.

Air Conditioning — A marginally operating system will fail in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified technician. Newer models have cabin air filters that clean the air entering the heating and air conditioning system.

Cooling System — The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. 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 pro.

Other things that should be checked are engine performance, oil, oil filter, windshield wipers, lights and the battery.

Vic’s Automotive works on both domestic and foreign makes and models. Give us a call so we can make sure you have a trouble-free, comfortable trip.

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 -


DRNGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyWomen who have trouble remembering contraception, are perimenopausal, or have irregularities with their menstrual cycle may want to consider a long-acting birth control device. They are affordable (often free) and safe.

IntraUterine Devices (IUDs) are small, T-shaped devices made of flexible plastic. Inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy, IUDs may contain copper or the hormone progestin.

IUDs are very effective and last three to 12 years. The devices must be inserted by a health care provider in the office.

There are three types of hormonal IUDs. Mirena is effective for five years. Skyla and Liletta are effective for three years. Mirena is best used for cycle control. Periods often dissipate. It’s an excellent choice to manage the irregular bleeding of menopause.

A hormonal implant is another option. Implanon and Nexplanon are two such products that are safe, convenient and effective. They are matchstick-sized rods inserted into the arm by a healthcare provider. The main side effect is irregular bleeding in up to 20 percent of patients. These are very popular with patients who have trouble remembering daily pills, or those who have trouble getting to a pharmacy.

Long-acting birth control devices can be used in all ages and are usually a covered benefit under affordable care.

At Dr NGYN, we offer all of these devices. We check with your insurance provider for benefits; they are often placed at no cost to you.

Please call for information or consultation. It is our pleasure to care for you!

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/family-planning/

Brought to you by Charles Branen, DMD, Lake Grove Dental - Dental INSIDER -


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles Branen, DMDIt’s no secret that we only have one chance to make a great first impression.

Research done by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry has shown that your smile is one of the first features noticed when meeting someone new, and that you are more likely to be perceived as intelligent, interesting and successful with a bright, healthy smile.

Given the importance of a perfect smile, most people surveyed would be willing to spend money safeguarding their teeth as they age. The good news is, it doesn’t have to cost a lot to make changes that will enhance your natural smile.

Regular dental cleanings help keep away stains and the biofilm that leads to plaque build-up and dental decay.

Whitening products are widely available now. The products that dental offices provide are usually safer and more effective than over-the-counter products because they contain stronger ingredients, yet are less acidic.

We offer multiple choices for whitening, but two popular techniques stand out. The first is at-home custom trays that the patient loads with a whitening solution and wears for a short duration over a couple weeks or until satisfactory results are achieved. The cost is under $100 and the trays are reusable.

The other method is an in-office bleaching that takes about 90 minutes and can leave teeth multiple shades lighter. The cost is under $400 and also includes a set of trays for touch-ups.

Call our office today for a free consultation.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

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


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ. How important is it to get pre-approved for a mortgage, especially when making an offer on a home?

A. Being pre-approved is paramount when preparing to make an offer. A listing agent and/or seller will not take your offer seriously unless they know that you can afford it.

Q. What are jumbo loans -- and how do they differ from conventional loans?

A. A jumbo loan in our area of the country (this varies around the U.S.) is any loan amount that is more than $417,000. A conventional loan is any amount borrowed that’s less than or exactly $417,000. The difference is the rate structure and how much interest one pays for either. In most cases, a conventional loan will have a more attractive interest rate.

Q. How much money will I need for a down payment? What other fees will I have to pay?

A: A borrower typically has to put 20 percent down. In addition, there are closing costs, pre-paid taxes and lender’s origination fees.

Q: What tips can you offer on choosing a mortgage lender?

A: Use a lender with a local presence! Many loans being advertised today are on the web or on your phone. You will be sent to a call center and go through the same process you would with a local lender you meet face-to-face. The rates won’t dramatically change, but what will is the accountability and the ability to communicate directly with your mortgage professional!

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center - Cosmetic Surgery INSIDER -


PETROFF CENTER - Dr. Mark PetroffSummer is here, with its whirl of weddings, reunions and special events.

If you’re considering a cosmetic pick-me-up to brighten your appearance, non-surgical beauty treatments provide quick results. Dr. Mark Petroff personally administers non-surgical injectables, including:

Juvederm — A versatile, all-around injectable filler, Juvederm gel gently reverses many signs of aging in the face, including fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet and loosening skin. It can also plump the lips, sculpt the cheeks and restore a youthful, oval shape to the face.

It is made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that works with collagen and elastin to give volume and support to the skin. It is non-animal-based and highly biocompatible. Results last about 6-9 months.

Voluma — Have your cheeks lost their youthful contours? Voluma can bring it back. It provides subtle lift in the cheek area and can reshape and contour the mid-face area. Results last up to two years with a single treatment.

Botox — Smooth crow’s feet, smile lines, frown lines and other wrinkles caused by muscle activity. This treatment relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles, allowing the skin to smooth and wrinkles to fade away. Treatment takes just a few minutes.

No downtime is required after these injections. Some patients experience minor swelling, bruising, redness, and/or itching for just a few days, but any discoloration can be covered with makeup.

Schedule a consultation with us to find the best solution to your beauty needs.

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

www.petroffcenter.com/services/non-surgical/

Brought to you by Stephen Andrews, Bank of Oswego - Banking INSIDER -


BANK OF OSWEGO - Stephen AndrewsGoing on a trip this summer?

Make sure to take your sunscreen with you — and don’t forget to ensure you won’t get financially burned while you’re away.

The safest and most convenient way to travel with your money is to take a small amount of cash with you. Debit cards and credit cards are also a good choice because they’re easy to carry, easy to use and often offer the lowest fees and the best exchange rates. In the event that it’s stolen, you can easily have it deactivated.

The Independent Community Bankers of America recommends the following tips for travelers:

· Let your community bank know when and where you’ll be traveling so that you will avoid any potential denials or fraud alerts when out-of-the-ordinary transactions are presented.

· Ask your bank about daily spending and withdrawal limits to avoid an on-the-road card denial.

· Find out which ATM or debit card fees you may be subject to at your destination.

· Take the bank’s customer service number with you, in case you have to report your card missing or stolen.

· Have a backup card stored in a different place when you travel.

· Make sure your card brands are accepted at the locations or countries to which you are traveling.

· Avoid logging into your online or mobile banking account via public wi-fi networks. Use cellular data networks or call the bank directly. When using cellular data, use virus protection to protect your accounts and phone.

Bon voyage!

The Bank of Oswego

Lake Oswego

Lake Grove

503-635-1699

bankofoswego.com/

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


EVCOT - Jonathan Wisniewski, DVMJuly 4 is almost here! While it’s a celebration for many, your scaredy cat or dog may be miserable once the fireworks start flying — sometimes days in advance.

If you know your pet suffers from noise phobias (including fear of thunder), it’s wise to plan ahead.

First of all, be aware that not all anxiety medications work the same, and efficacy varies patient to patient. Many medications can take several weeks to reach peak effects. Sedatives alone (such as acepromazine) can be used, but do not fix the anxiety — they just reduce the pet's response to the anxiety. 

As an emergency veterinarian, I cannot prescribe medications without a doctor-patient relationship, meaning I cannot dispense the medications without performing a physical examination (it's state and federal law). We get many calls every year from clients who wait until the last minute to get sedatives or medications for their pet and are upset that we cannot dispense medication without the patient coming to our hospital for a physical examination.

Pet shelters recommend the following safeguards to help calm your pet and keep it from running away:

Check your fencing for loose boards and escape routes.

Consider a Thundershirt for your dog, which swaddles and calms the pet.

Keep an eye on your cat, who won’t express its fear as dramatically as a dog, but may panic and dart out the door.

Make sure your pets have identification on their collars and are microchipped with the most current information.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 691-7922

evcot.com/

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


Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-SpaDoes the appearance or function of your nose bother you?

Rhinoplasty is the medical term for any surgery regarding the nose or nasal structure. Most rhinoplasties I do are cosmetic, but other patients want the procedure because they have difficulties breathing, or have had an injury or accident affecting the nose.

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are at least 15 years old with a face that’s fully grown, are generally healthy and do not smoke. It’s important that the individual wants the surgery for personal reasons — rather than pressure from others — and has realistic goals for the procedure.

I will do a thorough evaluation of your nasal structure, medical history and overall health to determine whether the procedure is safe for you and meets your goals.

Rhinoplasty is performed in our state-of-the-art surgery center under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. There are two techniques used: a closed procedure, in which incisions are made within the nostrils; and an open procedure, in which an incision is made across the tissue between the nostrils.

Afterward, you can expect some bruising, soreness, and swelling for a week or so after your surgery. A nasal splint is used for a seven days to help your nose maintain its new shape.

Most patients are able to return to school or work 7-10 days following their procedure. Results are visible upon splint removal, however it may take months before you see the final result of your surgery.

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

www.petroffcenter.com/

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


Dr. Jonathan Wisniewski, EVCOTEmergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin (EVCOT) is on the move to a new and better facility in Tualatin.

On June 21 at 8 a.m., our current location will close and our new location will open the same day at 5 p.m., when our normal business hours will resume.

The address of the new location is:

8250 S.W. Tonka St.

Tualatin, OR 97062

The new facility will have a consultation and grieving room; an upgraded laboratory and pharmacy; separate cat and dog wards to reduce your pet’s anxiety; an additional procedure room; more cage and kennel space; and our own parking lot.

We will have a new isolation wing with two separate isolation wards (to prevent cross-contamination of different infectious diseases such as influenza and parvovirus). The isolation wing will have a separate entrance, pet walking area and individual examination room.

In the event your pet needs emergency care, EVCOT’s staff is ready, with a bigger and better facility that’s easier to find than our old location.

On June 30, look for this column to prepare for July Fourth. I’ll discuss preventive measures to keep your pet calm while fireworks explode in your area.

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 -


Justin Harnish, Harnish PropertiesQ: What's your best advice for first-time homebuyers?

A: Be prepared. Have your finances and lender in order so you are ready to “strike,” as the first-time homebuyer market (typically price-driven) is highly competitive.

Q: What does a Buyer’s Agent do?

A: A good broker has their finger on the pulse of the active market and shadow market. A broker is a guide to getting the right deal done and helps to remove the emotion from the transaction. Stick to business, it’s not worth overpaying no matter how hot the market is!

Q: Does it cost money to have a Broker’s help? What is a Buyer’s Agent?

A: It does not cost any additional money and in fact, a good broker will save you money. A Buyer's Agent represents the sole interests of the Buyer.

Q: Can't I just find homes for myself online?

A: One can certainly identify homes of interest online, as 98 percent of homebuyers begin on the internet, but it’s best to engage a Buyer’s Agent to represents your interests.

Q: How long does it take to buy a home and why?

A: In this market it can take a while; buyers need to be prepared to be patient and have their hearts broken due to the low inventory and competitive environment. The typical closing time from an accepted offer to close of escrow is 45-60 days. It can take quite a while to get an appraisal done due the high volume of transactions today.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

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


Dr. Branen, Lake Grove DentalDental implants are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth and have been in use since the 1970s.

While techniques and designs have improved steadily with time, dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.

When patients lose teeth, the bone that supports those teeth is gradually lost. The jawbone loses its shape and density and, eventually, the facial skeleton changes, thereby changing the soft tissue structures like gum tissues, cheeks and lips.

Like the root of a tooth, an implant is secured in the jaw bone. Made of titanium, it is strong, lightweight and biocompatible so the body will not reject it.

After it has healed in place, a crown, bridge or denture can be attached. Dental implants are wonderful because they stabilize bone and prevent the loss that causes that sunken-face look.

Patients can eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural.

One of the first questions patients have about implants is the cost. Initially they are more costly, but since they last so much longer than traditional bridgework, they end up being more cost effective.

Dr. Branen has received extensive training and continues to work with one of the leading oral surgeon instructors in the Pacific Northwest.

Most implants are done in office with local anesthesia, just the same as a routine dental filling. To answer more questions on this or any dental concerns, call Lake Grove Dental or visit our website today.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/


Lake Oswego's Opinions

July 21, 2016

Our Opinion: Tax will stress family budgets and could affect other requests for funding

by Editorial Board
School leaders throughout the state should display the same rational thinking that the Bend-LaPine School Board demonstrated last week when it came out against a 2.5-percent gross receipts tax in Oregon. A majority of board…
July 21, 2016

Citizen's View: Measure will create stronger schools and a better future for all

by Rep. Ann Lininger
My grandfathers started first grade in Oregon nearly 100 years ago. Earl went to public school in Ashland, Ed near Milton-Freewater. The education my grandfathers received in Oregon’s public schools helped them build…
July 21, 2016

Citizen's View: Bugs, Daffy and the race for LO mayor

by Kent Studebaker
A bit of humor introduced into politics might serve us all well just now. So at the risk of bringing on the ire of my two opponents for mayor and the blogs from their supporters, let me quote a funny truism and how I think…


July 21, 2016

Citizen's View: Upcoming LOSD bond measure must include tech upgrades

by John Wallin
In the next few weeks, the school board will be discussing the items we are proposing to include in a school bond to be presented for approval by Lake Oswego voters. One area the board quickly agreed must be part of a bond…
July 21, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Ride the trolley We have a treasure in Lake Oswego sitting on the tracks on State Street. There, a vintage trolley takes you on a fun ride along the Willamette River, with a conductor telling you all about the sights and the…
TALNEY
July 14, 2016

My World: 'Borrowed Time': What can a geezer like me do now?

by Ronald Talney
While the statistics may vary, by any measure I am now living on borrowed time, as I recently celebrated my 80th birthday. American men now live on average just a year or so short of that milestone — which means I am now in…
July 14, 2016

Citizen's View: Oswego Village towing creates ill will

by Richard Iredale
On Saturday, my wife used the half-empty Oswego Village parking lot on State Street, the site of the 365 by Whole Foods Market that officially opens today. While she often uses the lot to visit our favorite Subway restaurant…
July 14, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
With gratitude Our prayers go out to the families of the five police officers murdered and the seven others wounded last week in Dallas. The officers were on the street that night to protect the very core of American rights…
July 07, 2016

Readers' letters

by Pamplin Media Group
Declaration In the wake of Fourth of July we turn Back to the course it set us on. Can we build a country on words We still dispute the meaning of But go to war to defend, And put “IN GOD WE TRUST” On the money we spend?…
June 30, 2016

Stop fighting, settle Cover Oregon suit against Oracle

by Editorial Board
It would be hard to say which entity the public distrusts more — big business or big government. As such, many people in Oregon will have trouble deciding who was tricked or who was the trickster in the Cover Oregon debacle…
MIKEL KELLY
June 30, 2016

There's one thing I know, but it's not what you'd guess

by Mikel Kelly
It has been suggested a time or two in my life that my most unique personal achievement may very well have been my selection to the Waldport High School Class of ‘65 Senior Hall of Fame as Most Witty Boy. Oh, sure, I…
June 30, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
‘Buy a cow!’ Kudos to the Lake Oswego Rotary Club! On June 18, about 650 people filled the big tent behind the Lakewood Center for the Annual Lobster Feed and Charity Auction. This year’s paddle raise was to support the work…
June 30, 2016

Your public officials

by Pamplin Media Group
FEDERAL OFFICIALS ¦ U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader-D Congressional District 5 544 Ferry St. SE, Suite 2, Salem, OR 97301 503-588-9100 schrader.house.gov ¦ U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden-D 911 N.E. 11th Ave. No. 630, Portland, OR 97232…
June 23, 2016

Our Opinion: Brown should disavow IP 28 and set the stage for true reform

by Editorial Board
Kate Brown needs to demonstrate that she is the governor for all of Oregon, and not just a leader for the public employee unions. It is past time for Brown to step in and oppose the latest attempt to make a mess of Oregon’s…
June 23, 2016

Citizen's View: Tax increase may be needed if City doesn't cut employees

by Gerry Good
As a member of the Citizens Budget Committee, I take the task seriously. I’m not sure all members of the committee do. My committee role, I believe, is to help provide the services citizens want at the lowest possible cost.…
STUDEBAKER
June 23, 2016

Citizen's View: Council has worked to minimize government intrusion in our lives

by Kent Studebaker
Dave Berg recently accused me and the present City Council of failing to reduce government intrusion and of actually increasing it (“2012 promise was less government intrusion, but that hasn’t come true,” June 16). He…
June 23, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Focus on gun violence In light of the recent gun violence in Orlando, which killed 49 people and wounded 53, it is an amazing coincidence that a screening of “Trigger” is scheduled for Sunday night, June 26, from 7-9 p.m. at…
June 21, 2016

Our opinion: Governor needs to oppose gross receipts tax

by Editorial Board
Kate Brown needs to demonstrate she is the governor for all of Oregon, and not just a leader for the public employee unions. It is past time for Brown to step in and oppose the latest attempt to make a mess of Oregon’s tax…
June 17, 2016

Our opinion: Kate Brown snubs voters and tradition with debate decision

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s newspapers — which are read either in print or online by virtually every active voter in the state — have a longstanding election-year tradition of inviting the two major candidates for governor to make a joint…
June 16, 2016

Our Opinion: Keep politics out of future discussions about terror in the U.S.

by (none)
The horrific attack in an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning could have happened anywhere at anytime — and that sad reality should prompt every community to consider how to lessen the odds that it will be a target for…
June 16, 2016

Citizen's View: Plenty of trees, but not enough trust

by Dianne Cassidy
There are two ways of looking at tree codes: Which trees should be cut down? And which trees should not be cut down? At first blush, both questions seem like two sides of the same coin — just different ways of expressing the…
June 16, 2016

Citizen's View: Learning doesn't stop in summer, but kids need safe places to study

by Sen. Ron Wyden
With the school year at its end, students and families all over Oregon are beginning to think about summer and their time outside of school. I want to take a moment to stress the importance of providing young people with…
June 16, 2016

Citizen's View: 2012 promise was less government intrusion, but that hasn't come true

by Dave Berg
“It’s a good thing we don’t get all the government we pay for.” — Will Rogers Voters in 2012 elected a new administration with high hopes for change. The outcome of that election stunned many, as citizens across a broad…
June 16, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Important steps It is high school graduation season. Here’s a hint from Krusslaw: Once a child turns 18, parents lose the legal ability to make decisions for their child or even to find out basic information. Learning you…
TALNEY
June 09, 2016

My World: 'No Man is an Island': Memories of my father

by Ronald Talney
With another Father’s Day approaching, I think back on my own father. He was a complicated man. With short, wavy hair and prone to being a little overweight in his middle and later years, he had graying hair as long as I can…

Don't miss the local news

Jun 09, 2016

Citizen's View: IP 28 is a reckless experiment that will hurt…

by Patrick De Klotz
Oregon is in a budgetary crisis. PERS and other obligations are driving up the cost of government. Many readers are likely already aware of the proposed response by some interest groups, one…
Jun 09, 2016

Citizen's View: With IP 28, we will all simply pay more

by Joe Breimayer
I am responding to the Citizen’s View by Peter Wright, “IP 28 asks companies to take responsibility, alter behavior,” which ran in the June 2 issue of The Review. Supporters of Initiative…
Jun 09, 2016

Citizen's View: School Board expects to decide on bond before…

by John Wendland
One of the highlights of serving on the Lake Oswego School Board the past seven years has been recognizing and celebrating our senior class at graduation. Last week, at Lakeridge and Lake Oswego…
Jun 09, 2016

Citizen's View: Be extra vigilant as we enter election season

by Jonathan Harnish
Political discourse can be informative, confusing, frustrating, annoying and often all of those things at once! The citizens of Lake Oswego are very adept at listening to information on all…
Jun 09, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Unwanted service For the past couple of weeks, residents in Lake Oswego have been receiving compost pails. I am quite angry that the City Council approved this project without our having the…
Jun 09, 2016

TO OUR READERS

by (none)
The Review’s longstanding policy is to limit political letters to 200 words. The newspaper has let that slip in the past couple of issues, but in the future (and with the official candidate…
Jun 02, 2016

Citizen's View: State lawmakers should take cue from Sunshine…

by John Sepulvado
In elementary school, Franklin Weekley was diagnosed as “mentally retarded.” He was slow to learn, but quick to act out on impulse. Teachers at his rural school were unequipped to get a handle…
Jun 02, 2016

Citizen's View: Critics need to acknowledge roles in City budget…

by Steve Dodds
I read with despair and disappointment the Citizen’s Views of Dave Berg (“Did the ‘promise’ of the 2012 LO election ever materialize,” May 12) and Gerry Good (“City officials failed to cut costs…
Jun 02, 2016

Citizen's View: IP 28 asks companies to take responsibility,…

by Peter Wright
The Review’s lead story in the May 26 issue (“Tax would raise billions, cut jobs and growth”) takes a strong stand in opposition to IP 28, the initiative to increase corporate taxes. Its Opinion…
Jun 02, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
DONALD TRUMP He’s a bright-shield hero, Putting enemies to the sword. He’s revenge on a world That’s failed to reward us. He’s a way to the greatness We’ve fumbled away By accepting alien races…