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Lake Oswego School District may shift bond measure to May

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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/

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Officer to graduate Friday from academy Lake Oswego Police Officer Casey Okami-Watanabe will graduate Friday from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training’s 358th Basic…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Employee Jared Chinn checks the products on the shelves of the new 365 by Whole Foods Market in Lake Oswego on Tuesday as workers prepare for Thursday's grand opening.
Jul 12, 2016

'Thoughtfully simple'

by Anthony Macuk
Shoppers will find a tech-savvy store that's smaller and more 'customer-centric' when they visit the new 365 by Whole Foods Market in Lake Oswego When Lake Oswegans stop by the new 365 by Whole…
GUSTAFSON
Jul 12, 2016

Jon Gustafson will run for mayor of Lake Oswego

by Gary M. Stein and Anthony Macuk
City councilor vows to prioritize ideas that 'improve our quality of life now and for the future' City Councilor Jon Gustafson announced Monday that he will run for mayor of Lake Oswego in…
TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATION
Jul 12, 2016

Opponents raise $5.2 million to fight corporate tax plan

by Paris Achen
SALEM — Defeat The Tax On Oregon Sales, a coalition of business interests, has raised more than $5.2 million to defeat a ballot measure to levy a hefty state corporate sales tax, according to…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Officers Dawn Pecoraro and Rusty Palmari of the Lake Oswego Police Department wave as they head out on Friday morning's Law Enforcement Torch Run. The 30th-annual event was a benefit for Special Olympics Oregon.
Jul 07, 2016

30th-annual Torch Run passes through Lake Oswego

by Anthony Macuk
LOPD is among the law-enforcement agencies that participated in the annual event, which raises awareness for Special Olympics Oregon Runners from the Lake Oswego, Milwaukie and West Linn police…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - A bright yellow line separates Starbucks from the Oswego Village shopping center on State Street in downtown Lake Oswego. Customers of the coffee shop and other nearby businesses now risk having their cars towed if they park in the centers lot.
Jul 06, 2016

Oswego Village begins towing cars from its lot

by Anthony Macuk
Customers of nearby businesses return to find their autos gone — and a hefty tab to get them back For several Lake Oswego residents, recent visits to businesses on State Street ended up becoming…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Areas marked by dotted lines are already owned by the Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency. The properties directly to the right of those areas - 504 N. State St. and 27 B Ave. - would be added to the project if LORA approves the purchase as expected.
Jul 07, 2016

LORA nears deal for final North Anchor piece

by Anthony Macuk
Property at the corner of State Street and B Avenue in Lake Oswego will be sold to developer once the mixed-use redevelopment project is completed City councilors acting as the Lake Oswego…
REVIEW FILE PHOTO - Much of the debate over revisions to Lake Oswego's Tree Code has focused on the conflict between private property ownership rights and the role of cities and neighborhoods in managing trees.
Jul 07, 2016

Council makes slight change to proposals for Tree Code

by Anthony Macuk
Councilors tentatively OK revisions, but add an amendment to increase the threshold for Type I tree removals In an often contentious public hearing, the Lake Oswego City Council heard testimony…
REVIEW PHOTO:  VERN UYETAKE - Seniors who do not isolate themselves and keep trusted, caring people close to them are less likely to fall victim to financial abuse, experts say.
Jul 07, 2016

Fighting financial abuse of seniors

by Jake Bartman
Swindlers, family members and even professionals are the biggest culprits, experts say, and the problem is growing exponentially statewide After two and a half decades working in public and…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Attendees learned how to 'rewire' their brains at the sold-out Activating Happy conference in Lake Oswego last year. This year's event is scheduled for Nov. 5.
Jul 07, 2016

Activating Happy brings a flood of good feelings to Lake Oswego

by Cliff Newell
Organizer Sandi Serling puts event's lessons to good use; next conference is set for November in LO When Sandi Serling thinks about everything that has happened to her over the past six months,…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Tenants in the Providence Mercantile complex at Kruse Way and Boones Ferry Road have been notified that the campus is now for sale.
Jul 07, 2016

Providence Mercantile campus for sale

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Grove complex includes medical offices, fitness center and retail space in three buildings The Providence Mercantile campus in Lake Grove is being marketed for sale, according to a website…
Jul 07, 2016

City Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
TOURISM ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The City is looking for nine community members to serve on its new Tourism Advisory Committee, which will oversee the City’s Tourism Action Plan and advise the City…
LAMOTTE
Jul 07, 2016

Ask A Cop: What happens to my dog if I get into an accident?

by The Review
(A Lake Oswego police officer answers readers’ questions each week in this space. To submit a question, call staff reporter Cliff Newell at 503-636-1281 ext. 105 or send an email to…
Jul 07, 2016

Lake Oswego Lions Club elects new officers

by The Review
Newcomers will lead the way over the coming year First-year members Genevieve Ford and Dean Surface have been elected to key leadership positions by the Lake Oswego Lions Club. Ford will serve…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake 0swego Police describe the suspect in a May armed robbery as a white male in his 20s, about 5-feet-10-inches tall with a slender build. He was wearing a white hoodie and gray baggy shorts, and may have a goatee or a beard.
Jun 30, 2016

News Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
365 by Whole Foods throwing a party in LO Mark your calendars: 365 by Whole Foods Market is inviting the community to a Party in the Parking Lot on Sunday, a preview-of-sorts for the store’s…
PHOTO COURTESY OF LAKEWOOD THEATRE COMPANY - Award winners for Lakewood Theatre Company's 63rd season include Spencer Conway (kneeling); Jeanne Denton (first row, from left), Pam Mahon, Kay Vega, Alan Shearman, Kelly Stewart, Malia Tippits, Joey Cote and Stephanie Heuston; and Leif Norby (back row from left), Kurt Herman, Burl Ross, Sara Mishler Martins, Margaret Louise Chapman and Greg Tamblyn.
Jul 07, 2016

Awards end Lakewood's 63rd season

by The Review
'Man of La Mancha' named Best Musical; 'Bullshot Crummond' wins Best Play Lakewood Theatre Company and the Lakewood Center for the Arts celebrated the end of their 63rd season of plays with the…
Jul 07, 2016

Police Log

by The Review
BURGLARIES 6/29/16 2:37 p.m. Five juveniles — four boys and one girl — were caught inside Oak Creek Elementary School. Nothing was missing and no damage was discovered, so no charges were filed.…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Eight-year-old Malena Kiker of West Linn shows her excitement as Lake Oswego's Star Spangled Parade heads her way. Hundreds of people lined A Avenue on Monday to watch as hundreds more paraded through downtown.
Jul 07, 2016

A FABULOUS FOURTH

by The Review
Lake Oswego celebrates Independence Day in style Pancakes in one park, patriotic music in another. One joyful parade through downtown streets, another fun-filled gathering on the water. And…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Emmy Harrop, possibly the first special needs member of the Lake Oswego High School Equestrian Team, leads a mini horse during a competition.
Jul 06, 2016

Emmy Harrop's graduation

by Jillian Daley
Special needs student at Lake Oswego High School fulfills her goal of riding in her equestrian senior ceremony Emmy Harrop, a 2016 Lake Oswego High School graduate, had good reason for yearning…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Smoke billows from the garage of a home on Cherry Crest Drive in Lake Oswego, where spent fireworks left in a plastic bucket are the suspected cause of $175,000 in damage.
Jul 05, 2016

Fireworks suspected in three overnight fires in Lake Oswego

by The Review
Flames displace one family, cause more than $185,000 in damage Fireworks are the suspected cause of three fires within about two hours that struck homes in Lake Oswego overnight, displacing one…