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


EMERGENCY VETERINARY CARE OF TUALATIN - Jonathan Wisniewski, DVMHeat prostration (or as it’s more commonly known, heat stroke) is a serious medical condition that can cause vomiting, blood clotting, organ failure and even death in dogs and humans alike.

In canines, heat prostration can be caused by a mix of external and internal factors. Keeping a pet in an enclosed space, exposing them to high temperatures or humidity and limiting their access to water all increase the likelihood of heat stroke.

There are also internal risk factors, including certain medications, hormonal imbalances, lack of exercise, fever, or the ingestion of macadamia nuts or hops.

Warning signs of heat stroke include dullness, weakness, wobbly behavior, collapsing, convulsions — even coma.

If you think your dog may be suffering from heat prostration, treat it like an emergency. The best thing you can do is lower the dog’s body temperature immediately, either by moving it to a cooler area or by wrapping it in a cool, wet towel. Then transport your animal to the nearest veterinary hospital.

Depending on the severity of the emergency, a veterinarian may insert a breathing tube or IV to provide supplemental electrolytes.

Most animals require a few days of intensive monitoring to ensure a complete recovery. Delayed symptoms can develop three to five days after an apparent recovery, including kidney failure, liver failure and sepsis.

Know the warning signs. Never trap a dog in a hot, enclosed space (like a locked car) for prolonged periods of time.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish of Harnish Properties - REAL ESTATE INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ: We plan to sell our house soon. What are the essentials to get a home ready to show and to sell at top dollar?

A: When preparing a home for market, it’s imperative that a seller think of the home being in competition with other “products” in the relevant market place.

Even in the current seller’s market, with low inventory of available homes and faster-than-usual sales, you want your home to make a strong impression and to command top dollar against competitors.

Q: In your view, what are the essentials to give a home dazzling curb appeal?

A: The home must be show-ready and sale-ready at a moment’s notice. This means that the broker and the seller must cooperate prior to market in the preparation by decluttering, staging, exterior and interior cleanup and maintenance checkups.

Q: Will a good broker have resources to suggest, such as landscapers, painters, handypersons, sewer-scopers and oil-tank removers?

A: Your home is dynamic and the systems must be in top shape. They will be inspected upon purchase, so they must be in order. A seasoned broker will have a list of trusted vendors to help get the home prepared for market and complete deferred maintenance, all of which is typically not easy!

Q: How important is home staging?

A: Very important! Statistics show that a properly prepared and staged home will sell 88 percent faster.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - WOMEN'S HEALTH INSIDER -


DRNGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyFor women experiencing vaginal dryness and discomfort, there are plenty of products and treatments that can help. Make sure what you’re using is safe. Also, try them out and find out what works best for you and your partner.

The North American Menopause Society offers the following solutions.

Lubricants can be water-based, silicone-based or oil-based:

· Water-based products include Astroglide and Femglide. YES is an organic, water-based lubricant free of additives.

· Silicone-based products include ID Millennium, Pink and Pjur.

· Avoid oil-based products such as mineral oil, petroleum jelly and baby oil, which can cause irritation and latex condom breakage.

Vaginal moisturizers, unlike lubricants, are absorbed into the skin and mimic natural secretions. Moisturizers are more long-term, lasting up to four days. Replens is available over the counter.

Low-dose vaginal estrogen therapy acts to reverse the thinning and dryness of tissues. It comes in several forms, including creams, low-dose vaginal rings, and a tablet called Vagifem.

Those who choose not to use hormones at all need an alternative.

MonaLisa Touch, a recently introduced outpatient vaginal laser treatment, is designed to relieve sexual discomfort due to vaginal dryness after menopause or cancer surgery.

My practice, DrNGYN, is the only clinic offering the treatment in the Portland area. MonaLisa Touch is an office-based, noninvasive treatment that is FDA-approved. The procedure takes 5 minutes, women feel no pain and more than 95 percent of patients are satisfied.

DrNGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

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


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerWhile it’s true that the price of gas at the pump has dropped considerably, that’s no reason to waste it.

With Earth Day just a week in the rear-view mirror, it’s worth considering the many ways we can improve fuel economy and be as energy-efficient as possible.

Proper vehicle maintenance is a must. Make sure that the air and fuel and air filters are serviced regularly, once or twice a year. Check engine performance; if it’s running efficiently, your gas mileage will improve an average of 4 percent. Fixing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve mileage as much as 40 percent.

Get your tire pressure checked. Tires lose on average a lb. of pressure per month, or 12 lbs. annually. If you don’t inflate them regularly, your fuel economy will be compromised. Properly inflated tires improve gas mileage up to 3.3 percent.

Drive smoothly, avoiding jackrabbit starts and hard-brake stops. Keep a steady pace, avoid traffic jams, and use cruise control when on the highway.

Empty your trunk occasionally, which may sound off, but some people use it as extra storage. There might be 400 lbs. of stuff back there, weighing down your vehicle.

If you have a roof rack, remove it when not in use to cut down on drag.

Use top-tier fuel, which is certified as gas that has been qualified to meet a certain standard. Chevron, Texaco, Shell and Costco carry top-tier fuel in all the gas.

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 HallWhether you are a visitor or a seller, here are some smart tips to make open house season worthwhile:

As a seller: Your open house is a big debut. Plan to make a splash. Even in a strong seller's market, remember you’re not selling in a vacuum.

Your agent should recommend how best to prepare your home the big day. First impressions are important, so don’t rush and cut corners.

Many people who come to see your home will have seen homes more and less appealing.  You want to try to generate maximum interest in a short period of time, so consider leaving town for a weekend away so your agent can coordinate showings in one big burst. 

As a visitor: Prepare a little bit.

Have an idea of what you care about most, and look specifically for it. Bring a checklist if you need to.

Wear booties when provided, or take your shoes off.  Know that the agent hosting (not always the listing agent) may have an exclusive agency relationship with the seller, and be bound to look out for the interests of the seller not you.  If you are working with an agent already, let the hosting agent know, and chat them up — they can be a valuable resource! 

Even if you’re just casually looking and seeing what’s out there, open houses will build your own market perspective.

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego 97035

(503) 341-5915

www.mikehall.hasson.com/

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


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Dr. Charles BranenCone beam imaging, a relatively new technology to dentistry, has already radically transformed the way dentists gather information.

We can make a diagnosis and a treatment plan in a manner previously unimaginable and the patient benefits from lower radiation exposure.

The technology uses radiation in a manner similar to conventional X-ray imaging.

The difference is that cone beam images are converted into a 3-D view that can be reprocessed by sophisticated computer software. With cone beam, hundreds of “slices” of information are gathered and reassembled into views that allow interaction and manipulation, improving what we see and our ability to diagnose.  The information can easily be shared with specialists.

The patient stands or sits within the unit and the top of the machine circles around the patient’s head. A series of beeps are heard as it is in motion and after 14 seconds it is complete. The cost for our patients is about the same as a Panorex image or full mouth series, but with hundreds of times more information.

I decided to add this technology into my practice about two years ago when I realized that state-of-the-art treatment planning for implants now require 3-D imaging.

The extra information I have from this technology has far exceeded my expectations. I can see and diagnose fractured roots, abscesses, proximity to nerves, and sinus pathology — allowing me to understand the cause of previously undiagnosed facial pain like never before.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

Lakegrovedental.com

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


PETROFF CENTER - Dr. Mark PetroffLooking for a non-surgical treatment to make your face, neck or décolletage look younger?

Ultherapy, the only non-invasive treatment that’s FDA-approved to lift skin, is an attractive option.

The treatment gently and gradually lifts skin on the eyebrow, along the jawline, under the chin and on the neck, and smooths lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.

It’s the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the target layers of tissue and ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial.

Ultrasound has unique properties that allow it to bypass the surface of the skin, going deeper than any other noninvasive cosmetic device. Ultherapy stimulates collagen production in the skin’s foundation, resulting in a clinically significant lift of tissue over two to three months.

The treatment jump-starts a natural process (known as neocollagenesis) to produce fresh new collagen. There are no creams, fillers or toxins involved. The process relies on your body’s own collagen-building process for natural, noticeable results.

It treats the deep, foundation layer addressed in cosmetic surgery, but doesn’t have the results or longevity of a surgical facelift.

A good Ultherapy candidate has mild to moderate skin laxity, where the skin begins to feel and look less firm. Examples include a lowered eyebrow line; loose skin on the cheek, jowls or neck; and lines and wrinkles on the chest.

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

Petroffcenter.com

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


THE BANK OF OSWEGO - Stephen AndrewsThe word “sustainability” can be linked to a lot of our local activities these days — whether it’s reusing or recycling products that otherwise might be tossed out, shopping locally at our farmers market and small businesses in Lake Oswego, or making a commitment to buy American-made products.

Needless to say, there are a lot of ways to go local and build a more sustainable world.

While all of this is great, have you thought about what these activities mean for our local economy? What about how your banking activities might help our local economy? If not, I’m hoping to add yet another catchphrase to your lexicon: economic sustainability.

You might be asking exactly what this means. As a community bank, this is a cause we are dedicated to each and every day. By employing local residents and lending to local businesses, we are building a more economically sustainable community right here in Lake Oswego.

Stop in The Bank of Oswego to talk about your finances and how banking locally with a community bank could be the right decision for you.

Remember, we’re all in this together. Community banks are only successful if our customers and communities are too. That’s why the community bank and its relationship business model have thrived for over 100 years. We know what it takes to create successful local economies. Join us in helping to build a more sustainable, vibrant economy here at home.

The Bank of Oswego

Lake Oswego

Lake Grove

503-635-1699

Bankofoswego.com

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


Mike Keeler, Vic's AutomotiveUnless it’s very hot or cold, many car owners don’t think to get their coolant serviced.

I’m not talking about topping it off, or taking a peek at the fluid yourself. Consult with a professional auto shop before it’s too later.

If you look in there and see something green or blue, that doesn’t mean it’s OK. The actual additive that prevents rust and scaling may not be doing its job anymore.

If we get a car in here at 100,000 miles that has never had its coolant replaced, it can lead to very costly repairs on the radiator, thermostat, hoses or heater core (the last one alone can cost $2,000, especially on foreign cars.)

Conventional coolant should be replaced every two to three years, which costs $100 to $150. We suck the fluid out of the cooling system and put fresh coolant

Even so-called “lifetime fluid” should be serviced every five years.

Radiators these days are more fragile than the old metal radiators. The systems are more fragile. Some of the parts in there are plastic. Some of the chemicals used in the old days are too corrosive on the newer systems.

Don’t ignore your coolant.

You can be very proactive, at little cost, to prevent big problems down the road.

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. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYNMonaLisa Touch, a recently introduced outpatient vaginal laser treatment, is designed to relieve sexual discomfort due to vaginal dryness after menopause or cancer surgery.

Dr. Nancy Salisbury’s clinic — DrNGYN in Lake Oswego — is the only clinic offering the treatment in the Portland area.

Lubricants and hormonal cream are the standard treatments for vaginal dryness and pain after menopause. Those who choose not to use hormones at all, including cancer patients and survivors of cancer, need an alternative.

“Lovemaking can feel like sandpaper, broken glass,” says Salisbury. “It is supposed to be pleasurable for everyone involved.”

MonaLisa Touch is an office-based, noninvasive treatment in which a CO2 laser probe is placed in the vagina to administer 360-degree micro-injuries (“micro-puffs”) that act on the mucosa-stimulating biosynthesis of new collagen growth and tissue regeneration. The vagina looks young again under the microscope.

The procedure takes 5 minutes and women feel no pain, says Salisbury. Three treatments, six weeks apart, cost $2,400 and are not covered by insurance. “There may be a follow-up treatment required a year later. Over 95 percent of patients are satisfied and there is no risk.” The process is FDA-approved.

“Breast cancer survivors already are hurting. It’s so sad,” says Salisbury. “Lovemaking is such an important part of a woman’s life,” she added. “I want to help women and couples with their quality of life.”

“It’s exciting to provide a treatment that makes such a positive difference,” she said. “Age does not matter.”

DrNGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

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


Mike Hall, Hasson Company RealtorsTechnology for your home doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there are some fun and easy ways to a smarter home. Assuming you already have Wi-Fi at home, try one of my favorite home-tech starters:

The Roost 9V Smart Battery: easy at just $35, this includes a sensor chip and supports any smoke and CO alarms in your home (www.getroost.com/). When the alarm goes off, the Roost battery sends you a message via text, email or phone call.

Nest Learning Thermostat – According to Energy Trust of Oregon (energytrust.org/), a smart thermostat can help reduce heating costs and make your home more comfortable. It knows when you’re away and can even use local weather information to make energy-saving temperature changes automatically.

Oregon customers of GE, Pacific Power, NW Natural or Cascade Natural Gas heating with electricity or natural gas may be eligible for a $50 incentive to buy a Nest Learning Thermostat (retail $249). The home's heating system must be a forced-air gas furnace, electric forced-air or a ducted heat pump with electric furnace backup. For further details about credit eligibility, call 1-866-368-7878 or write HYPERLINK "mailto:existinghomes@energytrust.org" This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kwikset Home Connect Technology (www.kwikset.com/). The company offers many high-tech tools and options, but I recommend you start with their page on “Remote Access: for an easy way to lock and unlock remotely, see when children come home, and control access for neighbors, workmen or housecleaners.

Have fun!

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego 97035

(503) 341-5915

www.mikehall.hasson.com/

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


NDr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center Plastic Surgery and Medi-SpaNon-surgical beauty treatments offer no downtime and less risk, making them an attractive option for some patients. Dr. Mark Petroff personally administers non-surgical injectables, including:

Botox - When you smile, laugh, frown or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. These contractions produce furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead.

Botox treatments prevent deepening of lines during natural facial movements and also erase marks of aging. One 10-minute treatment relaxes the muscles that cause lines to form and keeps them relaxed up to six months.

Juvéderm is an injectable gel that gently reverses many signs of aging in the face, including fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, thinning lips 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 XC is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel engineered to be placed in the cheek and midface region to restore a more youthful contour and subtly lift the cheek tissues.

However, Petroff notes, “These non-surgical procedures are not a replacement for a facelift or blepharoplasty. Surgical procedures offer lifelong improvement, making you look 10 years younger.”

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

www.petroffcenter.com/


Lake Oswego's Opinions

May 05, 2016

Just Another Point of View: Maybe peeking at the world through a keyhole really isn't all that…

by Mikel Kelly
If you had grown up on the Oregon coast in the 1950s — like I did — chances are you would have gotten your information about the outside world in tiny, confusing pieces. Oh, sure, we had our public education, the newspapers…
DE KLOTZ
April 28, 2016

Citizen's View: Oregonians should reject Trump's divisiveness, vote for alternative

by Patrick De Klotz
Oregonians’ primary votes in the presidential race are of particular consequence this year. The rhetoric in this cycle is reflecting our growing frustrations and divisions, and I am fearful that we risk turning to an…
May 05, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
L.O. Art Sale To compete in the markets Of American free enterprise, Artists must have a tradesman’s eye And attach to their work a price That will make it a gift to the world. James Fleming Lake Oswego Pure poetry Thanks to…


April 28, 2016

Our Opinion: Richard Devlin is Democrats' best bet for secretary of state

by Editorial Board
When Democrat Barbara Roberts was sworn in as secretary of state in January 1985, it ended a 106-year run of Republicans holding the job. We doubt the Democrats will match that streak, but they certainly are in the favored…
April 28, 2016

The View from Here: Make a difference in students' lives by giving to Foundation

by Pamplin Media Group
Remember the teacher who made a difference in your life? For Lakeridge High grad Olivia Moore, it was journalism instructor Erin Schloetter. When Olivia was honored recently for her leadership, her volunteer activities and…
April 28, 2016

Citizen's View: Remembering 'a friend of mine'

by Madeline Marin-Foucher
So often in life, a person’s death can overshadow their entire journey. I’d like to write concerning the life of Greg Zagel, longtime Lake Oswego resident and, I suppose I could say, a friend of mine. I met Greg while my…
April 28, 2016

Citizen's View: Fiber Follies, Part 3: Too many risks with City-owned network

by Jeff Gudman
The proposal from Symmetrical Networks and Sunstone Business Finance for a public-private partnership with eventual City ownership of a fiber broadband network is not in the best interests of the City. The goal should be to…
April 28, 2016

Citizen's View: How we brought fiber internet service to Sandy

by Bill King
Large infrastructure projects have an economic-multiplier effect and are essential for economic growth. In today’s polarized political environment, skeptics on both sides fear these projects will be a drain on government…
April 28, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Attend candidate forum Clackamas Pomona Grange #1 is sponsoring a Candidates Forum on April 30, and all 10 candidates for three positions on the Clackamas County Commission have stated they will attend. All candidates will…
April 21, 2016

Our Opinion: Extensive political experience and business acumen make Allen Alley the GOP's…

by Editorial Board
In a year when many moderate Republicans in Oregon are worried about the two men leading their party’s presidential delegate derby, they should find comfort and hope in the pair at the top of the state GOP gubernatorial…
April 21, 2016

Citizen's View: Pay for services that benefit all of us

by Peter Wright
Imagine a short movie made up of 60 one-second stills. In the first shot, men in hard hats talk while one man operates an excavator. Across the picture is plastered the word PAID. In the second shot, a group of women talk in…
April 21, 2016

Citizen's View: 'Friendly,' or simply out of control?

by Terrall Dingman
“It’s OK, they’re friendly!” Thank you for telling me about the disposition of your dog and your approach to dog walking. Unfortunately, I usually don’t get the opportunity to inform you about me (and my dog), so I would…
April 21, 2016

Citizen's View: Are there tax clouds on the horizon?

by Gerry Good
There is a tax storm coming. Can we get out of its way? Our City costs are going to see a significant increase, and we are not prepared. Several events outside City control are going to cause this increase. First, PERS…
April 21, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Teachers change lives Please invest in the education of our community’s most precious resource: the children and young adults of Lake Oswego and our schools. Make your annual donation to the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation,…
TALNEY
April 14, 2016

My World: Vaughn Street Park, 1949: Gone, but fondly remembered

by Ronald Talney
They played professional baseball at the old Vaughn Street Park located between Northwest 24th and 25th avenues and Vaughn Street in Portland, a stadium built in the early 1900s that held up to 12,000 fans. The team was the…
April 14, 2016

Citizen's View: Build on legacy of excellence by donating to the Foundation

by Dr. Heather Beck
At a time when our national conversations can seem increasingly polarized and divisive, I feel very fortunate to be part of a community that believes so strongly in finding common ground and supporting the common good, and…
April 14, 2016

Citizen's View: Athletes of both sexes deserve support

by Laurie N. Lee
In reading the Lake Oswego Review article about the lawsuit filed by Lake Oswego High School women’s softball players (“LOHS softball players file Title IX lawsuit,” April 7), I am bewildered that this treatment of women…
April 14, 2016

Readers' Letters

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Above and beyond It was recently brought to my attention that William Vanderheide of the Lake Oswego School District passed away in December. This brings great pain to my heart. I attended Forest Hills Elementary School in…
April 07, 2016

Just Another Point of View: Not sure I even want to beat my addiction to daytime television

by Mikel Kelly
You know, they say sitting is the new smoking. You heard about that, right? It’s even been mentioned in television commercials, meaning it’s about as edgy and new now as Richard Nixon’s peace signs were back in the 1970s. I…
April 07, 2016

Citizen's View: My springtime love affair with Portland

by Louise Mengelkoch
I’m having an affair. But it’s OK, because I think my husband approves of my lover and may be falling for her, too. I want to be with her day and night. Her perfume drives me wild. She’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever…
April 07, 2016

Citizen's View: Disclosure change may have chilling effect

by Adrienne Brockman
It is my opinion that a change in state law will have a chilling effect on volunteerism at the local government level, affecting members of the City Council, Planning Commission, Development Review Commission and Historic…
April 07, 2016

Citizen's View: Time spent studying a city-owned fiber network has not been wasted

by Kent Studebaker
Over the past couple of months, there have been numerous comments about the possibility of a public/private partnership to provide fiber broadband service to our residents and businesses. We have explored this partnership…
April 07, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
An Edifice For The Rest Of Us Whatever comes to the Wizer block, We’re hoping not to be a shock. We rightfully deserve a castle After all the dreadful hassle. At least, at this final hour, Not a replica of Trump Tower. Even…
March 31, 2016

LO Story Project: 'Bearly Waiting'

by Sophia Wang
Editor’s Note: If you could peer into the future and read a description of your life history and your role in the community over the next 35 years, what would you hope to find? That intriguing question is the core premise of…
March 31, 2016

Citizen's View: Do our elected leaders value public process of governing?

by Dave Berg
“An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic.” — Thomas Jefferson Preserving our community character requires a robust and well-defined process for governance — one which embraces an…

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Mar 31, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Entire community benefits Many in Lake Oswego, including my parents, brother and sister and our children, have or are attending Lake Oswego schools. As a family, we have been involved with the…
Mar 24, 2016

Just Another Point of View: Maybe I WASN'T told there'd be no…

by Mikel Kelly
My friend Kevin and I were at the Diamond Lake store a few years back, and the power was off. Because the line of customers wanting to buy stuff was growing, the two guys working there jumped…
SMITH
Mar 24, 2016

Citizen's View: Help county commissioners craft a balanced…

by Tootie Smith
The 1.3 million acres that make up Clackamas County are covered with 1,400 paved miles of roads and 180 bridges — more than any other populous county in the state. For too long, past county…
HARTMAN
Mar 24, 2016

Citizen's View: Help support excellence in education

by Liz Hartman
Why does the school board value, appreciate and advocate for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation? Exceptional teachers and extraordinary students. A good teacher has the highest impact on a…
Mar 24, 2016

Citizen's View: Inaccurate reporting adds insult to injury

by Patrick J. Green
While driving from our West Linn home at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, to Zeppo’s in Lake Oswego for dinner, my wife and I were hit head-on by a driver who drove into our traffic lane just…
Mar 24, 2016

Readers' Letters

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I love Google, but… When Google first announced its plans to offer gigabit Internet service in 2010, more than 1,100 U.S. cities applied for the service. Since Google Fiber launched in 2012,…
Mar 17, 2016

Just Another Point of View: I'm really, really, really ready for…

by Mikel Kelly
It’s March in Oregon, and I’m getting irritated. Oh, sure, it could be because it was just National Take Your Favorite Pencil to Work Day. But that’s not what’s getting on my nerves. No, it’s…
ZAGACKI
Mar 17, 2016

Citizen's View: Foundation donations directly impact quality of…

by Jennifer Zagacki
When I was a new parent in the Lake Oswego School District a few years back, I remember attending a movie-night fundraiser at our school. It was there that I first learned about the Lake Oswego…
DE KLOTZ
Mar 17, 2016

Citizen's View: Reflecting on the short legislative session:…

by Patrick De Klotz
The rationale for the establishment of the short legislative session in Oregon in even-numbered years was the need to be able to address emergencies and budgetary issues on an annual basis. It…
Mar 17, 2016

Citizen's View: City should treat marijuana like alcohol and…

by Jerry taylor
Many Lake Oswego citizens and City Council members should temper their “boogieman” attitude toward marijuana with facts and honestly evaluate it within our very well accepted attitudes and…
Mar 17, 2016

Readers' Letters

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Invest in our schools It’s that time again. You know it’s here when you see lawn signs popping up all over Lake Oswego and you start receiving calls from Lake Oswego School District phones in…
TALNEY
Mar 10, 2016

My World: So strangely quiet ...

by Ronald Talney
It is another birthday without her, without our daughter. Another March 12th. I think back to that last one, now so many years past. She had slept in late, having partied the night before. I…
LININGER
Mar 10, 2016

Citizen's View: Short legislative session addressed wages,…

by Rep. Ann Lininger
After 32 days, the 2016 legislative session has come to a close. We made progress on a lot of important issues, including improving public safety, protecting Oregon’s environment, addressing our…
CASTLE
Mar 10, 2016

Citizen's View: Bringing broadband fiber to LO: a good community…

by Duke Castle
I have served on the Citizens Broadband Committee over the past several months. As a former Hewlett Packard manager, I am comfortable with technology but had a lot to learn to understand the…
Mar 10, 2016

Please donate to keep our schools outstanding

by Kerry Griffin
Do you want the good news or the bad news? OK, first the bad news: Oregon’s K-12 schools consistently rank in the lowest tier among U.S. states in the categories of per-student spending and…
Mar 10, 2016

Readers' Letters

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Set an example It has come to my attention that there has been a push to pull the plug on the local gigabit fiber network plan. If this is true, this has not been done with the best interests of…