As campaign heats up, candidates say signs are being stolen

As campaign heats up, candidates say signs are being stolen

Some concerned about election-related bullying In the midst of a heated mayoral campaign,...

A new home for Haggen

A new home for Haggen

New grocer looks to become part of the community The Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen might...

Crossing generations

Crossing generations

For the Fiala family, farming is in the blood Editor’s note: Inside this issue of the...

Stafford House bill likely to die, lobbyist says

Stafford House bill likely to die, lobbyist says

HB 3211 would designate all of Stafford as 'urban reserve' land A State Legislature bill that...


West Linn's Latest News

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…
OHALLORAN
April 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,…
April 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.
April 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.
April 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…
April 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.
April 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…
April 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
April 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…
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.
April 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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Apr 09, 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 4/1 5:20 p.m. A…
Apr 07, 2015

Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs seeks award…

by The Clackamas Review
Clackamas County Tourism and Cultural Affairs (CCTCA) is seeking nominations from the public recognizing individuals and businesses that make a positive impact on the county’s tourism industry.…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Items seized during the arrests included drug paraphernalia and counterfeit money, according to police.
Apr 09, 2015

WL police seize drug paraphernalia, counterfeit currency in…

by The Tidings
Three arrested during traffic stop near I-205 West Linn police arrested three people during an early morning traffic stop Monday after discovering counterfeit currency and drug paraphernalia. At…
TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Security issues could make some vital state websites vulnerable to hackers or cybercrime, according to tests by the Pamplin Media Group/EO Media Group Capital Bureau in Salem.
Apr 03, 2015

Vital state websites a click away from security vulnerabilities

by Hillary Borrud/Capital Bureau
SALEM — Oregonians who used state websites to pay child support, file unemployment claims and renew their vehicle registration in recent months were vulnerable to attackers who could intercept…
REYNOLDS
Apr 02, 2015

Field set for May 19 school board election

by Kate Hoots
Betty Reynolds to stand for re-election, Chelsea Martin files for open seat The field is set for the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board election, with two positions on the ballot for the May…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: TODD SONFLIETH - In perhaps her most ambitious fundraising effort yet, Roberta Schwarz is working to organize volunteers to help break the world record for most people planting bulbs simultaneously at the White Oak Savanna.
Apr 02, 2015

Calling all planters

by Patrick Malee
Volunteers hope to break world record at White Oak Savanna As she works to turn all 20 acres of the White Oak Savanna into a city park, Roberta Schwarz is always looking for new ways to get the…
Apr 02, 2015

School bond refinance results in savings

by Kate Hoots
District restructures debt, reduces interest payments by $10.4 million A well-timed refinance of debt from the 2008 capital improvement bond will save taxpayers in the West Linn-Wilsonville…
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - With more than 20 street improvement projects scheduled this summer, the city expects new pavement condition index (PCI) numbers to be available later this spring. When last measured, streets were found to be in just fair condition.
Apr 02, 2015

Street pavement remains top priority as 2015 construction season…

by Patrick Malee
New pavement condition index (PCI) measures expected this spring As the weather warms and summer approaches, so too does another season of construction projects in West Linn. The city’s Public…
Apr 02, 2015

Council work session will cover goals and city-owned property use

by Patrick Malee
Joint session with planning commission scheduled as well The City Council will hold a work session Monday to discuss a number of items, and will also hold a joint session with the planning…
TIDINGS PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Howard Franklin wrote Gideon's Children in the 1970s, but it was only recently that his wife discovered the manuscript and urged him to publish it.
Apr 02, 2015

Being one of 'Gideon's Children'

by Luke Roney
Local writer recounts his experiences as a public defender in debut novel Howard G. Franklin considers himself a warrior in the fight for civil rights — though, Franklin points out, he wasn’t a…




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