Woman allegedly posted racist notes on neighbor's door

Woman allegedly posted racist notes on neighbor's door

Eva Chapin was arrested on suspicion of intimidation and harassment A West Linn woman was...

Former police captain suing city

Former police captain suing city

Victor Lancaster claims his employment was unlawfully terminated last April Former West Linn...

City will continue ban on pot dispensaries

City will continue ban on pot dispensaries

One-year moratorium set to expire May 1, but dispensaries still barred from WL With its one-year...

15,000 cookies, and more on the way

15,000 cookies, and more on the way

Sally La Follette is 'The Cookie Lady' for Royal Treatment customers If there was a hall of fame...

City looks to hire consultant for Robinwood Station permit

City looks to hire consultant for Robinwood Station permit

Tentatively marks $40,000 for permit consultant As budget discussions begin in earnest for the...


West Linn's Latest News

April 23, 2015

Proposed WL budget calls for focus on utilities

by Patrick Malee
Council, budget committee also will decide how to use $1 million windfall Two years ago, when City Manager Chris Jordan first introduced his 2014-15 biennial budget, his message was sobering.…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Nora Bowyer of West Linn takes a turn on the rope swing at the White Oak Savanna during Saturday's bulb planting.
April 23, 2015

600 planters swarm White Oak Savanna event

by Patrick Malee
An attempt to break a Guinness World Record at the White Oak Savanna fell just short last Saturday, but organizer Roberta Schwarz still called the event a success. According to Schwarz, a total…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bob and Loretta Schwarz and friend Sam Inaba, all of West Linn, celebrate Bob Schwarz's 90th birthday at the West Linn Adult Community Center. Family and friends attended the celebration, which included the Rosemont Rhythm Band, led by Warren Guest, playing songs such as 'Anchors Aweigh.'
April 23, 2015

Local WWII vet marks 90th birthday

by S. Pitts
Friends, family surround Bob Schwarz as he celebrates birthday in West Linn Bob Schwarz, a World War II veteran, calls himself an “endangered species.” After all, the number of veterans from…
April 23, 2015

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: THEFT 4/13 4:37 p.m. A woman…
STATE REP. JULIE PARRISH
April 21, 2015

Parrish says 'no thanks' to secretary of state run

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
State Rep. Julie Parrish of West Linn made it clear Tuesday: She will not seek the Republican nomination for Oregon secretary of state next year. “I’m taking that off the table right now,”…
April 20, 2015

Clackamas Community College to get start on bond projects

by Raymond Rendleman
With voters in the Clackamas Community College district approving a $90 million bond measure in November to update and modernize college recources, planning now is underway to construct and…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Thomas Frank said he has lost nearly 100 yard signs since the campaign began, including this sign which was cut in half.
April 16, 2015

As campaign heats up, candidates say signs are being stolen

by Patrick Malee
Some concerned about election-related bullying In the midst of a heated mayoral campaign, candidates Russ Axelrod and Thomas Frank both say a number of their political signs have been stolen…
April 16, 2015

Mayoral candidates to appear at chamber roundtable

by Patrick Malee
Opportunity for community to meet, ask questions of candidates West Linn mayoral candidates Russ Axelrod and Thomas Frank and West Linn-Wilsonville School Board candidate Chelsea Martin will…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The new West Linn Haggen grocery store opened March 21, replacing Albertsons on Blankenship Road. On April 30, Haggen will hold an introductory community meeting for Lake Oswego and West Linn.
April 16, 2015

A new home for Haggen

by Patrick Malee
New grocer looks to become part of the community The Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen might be expanding from 18 to 164 locations, including one in West Linn, but that doesn’t mean…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Richard Fiala and his three siblings are third generation farmers, and plan to eventually pass Fiala Farms on to Richard's two children.
April 16, 2015

Crossing generations

by Patrick Malee
For the Fiala family, farming is in the blood Editor’s note: Inside this issue of the Tidings is the annual Perspective issue, a special section put together by staff members of the West Linn…

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Apr 16, 2015

Editor, reporter join Tidings newsroom

by Pamplin Media Group
Two writers with ties to the University of Oregon have joined the Tidings’s newsroom to help increase coverage of Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville and Southwest Portland. Kelsey O’Halloran,…
Apr 16, 2015

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: THEFT 4/7 7:30 a.m. Three…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wallace Kay Huntingtons estate includes historic Oregon furniture and furnishings, a Tiffany chandelier, extensive fine arts and collectibles many from Oregon artists, chinoiserie grandfather clock, a Coxed and Woster desk circa 1700, home and garden décor and much more.
Apr 09, 2015

'Roaming Emporium' estate sale pops up in Lake Oswego

by The Review
First collection features Wallace Kay Huntington's historic Oregon art, furniture, pottery and more The Roaming Emporium, a temporary retail location that “pops up” several times a year in…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - A concept plan approved last December for the arch bridge-Bolton area included designs like this to enhance the appeal of the riverfront and create a 'town center' in West Linn.
Apr 09, 2015

Council, Planning Commission discuss next steps for arch bridge…

by Patrick Malee
Debate over Bolton 'town center' continues In the first joint meeting of 2015 between the City Council and Planning Commission, it was only natural that the arch bridge-Bolton redevelopment…
Apr 09, 2015

Roundup: Council discusses interim member appointment, schedules…

by Patrick Malee
In an eventful meeting that included discussions on the arch bridge-Bolton project and the Stafford area, the City Council also touched on a number of other issues, including the potential…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - After she was diagnosed with cancer last November, Linda Neace realized she could not keep up with day-to-day operations at Bullseye Coffee House while undergoing treatment. Now, new owner Tyler Gragg will follow in her footsteps.
Apr 09, 2015

Letting go

by Patrick Malee
After nearly eight years, Linda Neace is selling Bullseye Coffee House Nearly eight years ago, when she purchased the Bullseye Coffee House in West Linn, Linda Neace envisioned far more than…
Apr 09, 2015

City working to evaluate economic options

by Patrick Malee
Dearth of vacant land a primary concern as city continues to grow For the first time since 1994, West Linn is in the midst of conducting a new Economic Opportunity Analysis (EOA), and on Monday…
GEOFF BERNHARDT
Apr 09, 2015

Attorney warns seniors, families about just 'muddling through'

by Cliff Newell
When a loved one is stricken with dementia, it can lead to all kinds of emotional pitfalls for families. But a seminar at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center on Sunday can replace confusion…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Since HB 3211 was introduced in February, West Linn and a number of other neighboring cities have spoken out against the bill. Now, the bill is unlikely to move forward according to West Linn lobbyist David Barenberg.
Apr 09, 2015

Stafford House bill likely to die, lobbyist says

by Patrick Malee
HB 3211 would designate all of Stafford as 'urban reserve' land A State Legislature bill that would designate the entire Stafford area as “urban reserve” land is losing momentum and unlikely to…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Get ready to see a lot more multifamily housing buildings like this one under construction at Northwest 21st Avenue and Quimby Street over the next 20 years.
Apr 09, 2015

Where will Portland grow?

by Jim Redden
Portland planners predict 20-year, multifamily construction boom that home builders say isn't realistic Portland planners say the city can house half the people expected to move to the…




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