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August 21, 2014

Intel's $100 billion investment about much more than jobs

by Editorial Board
The editorial board's view Intel Corp.’s plan to invest $100 billion in Washington County during the next 30 years resounded like an economic thunderclap. And, like a bolt of economic lightning,…
August 14, 2014

Watching forests - and living-wage jobs - go up in smoke

by Shannon Winegar
While I was driving a few weeks ago, every direction I looked — north, south, east and west — there were large plumes of smoke rising from the multiple fires burning simultaneously throughout…
August 21, 2014

Wizer development hits the 'Sweet Spot'

by Jamieson Grabenhorst
The vocal opponents of the Wizer Block redesign have offered many subjective objections and they have every right to voice their opinions. We do after all live in a democracy where free speech…
August 21, 2014

'Village character?' It's all in the code

by Elli McPeak
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words…
August 21, 2014

Clarification

by Pamplin Media Group
A story in the Aug. 14 issue of The Review was not clear about the entry process for the City of Lake Oswego’s 2014 Photo Contest. To enter the contest, mail or deliver a CD of your photo and a…
August 21, 2014

What has Lake Oswego learned from the West End Building?

by Dave Berg
“The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don’t let it get the best of you.” — Will Rogers Last year, I asked, “Has Lake Oswego exorcised its WEB demons?” Over…
August 21, 2014

Readers' letters

by (none)
Neighborhood in turmoil We have lived on Spruce Street for over 40 years. It is a quiet, safe and peaceful neighborhood, but now it has been turned upside down. The Hallinan area, near Freepons…
August 14, 2014

Neighborhood zoning codes, not old platted lots, should guide…

by Wendy McLennan
If you walk through the Hallinan neighborhood near Freepons Park, you’ll find 1028 Cedar Street — a small, yellow home situated on an open, sunny property. Neighbors refer to it as “Ada’s house”…
August 14, 2014

DRC listened to LO citizens, got its Wizer decision right

by Lita Grigg
The Development Review Commission got it right when it denied developer Patrick Kessi’s application on Wizer’s Block 137. The DRC followed the codes! They joined a growing list of opponents in…
August 14, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
A welcome ruling on Wizer Block The Development Review Commission’s decision to honor the Urban Design Plan and EC zone and uphold small scale and village character was a welcome ruling. The…

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Aug 14, 2014

Waking up to a nightmare on Cedar Street

by Brian Doyle
Building 16 new homes in the Hallinan neighborhood is an ill-conceived project Sometimes someone tells you a story so fantastic, so ridiculous and so inarguably true that your head rattles for a…
Aug 14, 2014

Council should listen to citizens, send developer back to 'get…

by Tana Haynes
Thank you, Development Review Commission, for a thorough review of the revised proposal for the Wizer Block before denying it. The massive, corner-to-corner apartment complex did not meet code…
Aug 14, 2014

Is city 'going rogue' on Wizer Block?

by Gale Frank
The Evergreen neighborhood strongly rejected the Wizer-Kessi development plan. The Lake Oswego Neighborhood Action Coalition stood alongside them in rejecting the plan. The Hallinan neighborhood…
Aug 14, 2014

Wizer debate yields a balanced proposal that should be approved

by Mark Eves
Years ago, the citizens and City Council of Lake Oswego sat down together and, after many months of hard work, adopted a vision for the core of Lake Oswego. That vision was described in a code.…
Aug 07, 2014

Our Opinion: Gov. Vic Atiyeh's style would be welcome in Oregon…

by Editorial Board
The Oregon former Gov. Vic Atiyeh led when he took office in January 1979 was a much different place than today. Timber was still the state’s economic king. The symbiotic relationship between…
Aug 07, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
LO should welcome all No, I don’t know what the right design is for the Wizer Block. Yet I see in the opposing letters an ugly side of LO. No matter the design or redesign of the Wizer Block, it…
Aug 07, 2014

Developers must abide by same rules

by Carol Radich
The Evergreen Neighborhood Association would like to publicly thank the Development Review Commission for its careful consideration regarding the proposed Wizer Block development. After many…
Aug 07, 2014

Join Girls Inc. and be 'Strong, Smart & Bold'

by Lake Oswego Girls Inc.
Lake Oswego has a new after-school program for girls ages 6 - 18 that we think you should know about. Girls Inc. offers very fun and educational programs that support girls with learning new…
Aug 07, 2014

Secret to long-term success: joining a sorority

by Donna King
Around this time of year, high school graduates are preparing to attend college in the fall and exploring the question, “Do I want to join a sorority?” Sororities might not be for everyone, but…
Aug 07, 2014

Roads, bridges, transit pave way to competitiveness, quality of…

by Craig Dirksen, Pam Treece and Sandra McDonough
Every day in our region, people from all walks of life depend on transit and our system of highways, roads and bridges. From getting to work or to the doctor to getting parts to factories and…




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