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April 17, 2014

Pick up the phone for the foundation

by The Editorial Board
If your phone rings Tuesday, Wednesday, April 24 or 29 — and you see a number that starts with 503-534 — take the call. If it’s in the evening, it’s probably a volunteer for the Lake Oswego…
April 17, 2014

Let's prioritize our public schools

by Ann Lininger
Should schools allow more business advertising? Should teachers be compensated based on student performance? Those are two of the subjects that members of our Lake Oswego Middle School Debate…
April 17, 2014

Lakeridge community is urged to support Carlson

by Michael and Jennifer Andrew
As they raise their children, most parents are hoping that in addition to their hard work and guidance, their kids will have the good fortune of meeting other mentors, a teacher or a coach…
April 17, 2014

Hoping Carlson is invited back to Lakeridge

by Sandy Gregg
Being a parent of a student athlete comes with great joy and great heartbreak. Alongside our child we are swept up in the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, perhaps more so than our…
April 17, 2014

The war on theaters goes on, but the Lake battle is a victory

by Mikel Kelly
Some of the fondest memories echoing around in my 66-year-old brain are the ones that have to do with movies. They were stirred just a bit this past week when I read the story in the Lake Oswego…
April 17, 2014

Readers' Letters

by The Review
Can we help bring our Laker back into the fold? I read the article about Julia Haner with much regret. I remember Julia well when we had kids at LO. Her tumbling passes were awesome! She always…
April 17, 2014

So, what exactly is a 'choice for life?'

by Peter Wright
I’m staunchly pro-life. I’m also steadfast in my support of a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy for absolutely any reason whatsoever. The two positions may seem contradictory to those…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE LAKE OSWEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY - Bob Young and Vern Edwards made pancakes for the Lake Oswego Lions Club Pancake Breakfast back in 1964.
April 17, 2014

Lake Oswego Lions Club 4th of July Pancake Breakfast offers…

by Denise Gordon
Spring is finally here. Now we can all look forward to the sunny days and warm nights of summer. What summer, and specifically the 4th of July, has meant to the city of Lake Oswego for the past…
April 17, 2014

Should we legalize marijuana?

by Teal Bohrer
There is a wide range of legal and illegal mind-altering substances and in the big scheme of things, marijuana is fairly tame. However, I am not convinced that the benefits of legalizing…
April 17, 2014

I will survive ... I hope

by Joan Freed
I worry a lot. In fact, I worry about worrying. And worrying too much can kill you. So you can see, I am right to worry. I worry about lots of things, like elevators. Elevators can malfunction,…

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Apr 10, 2014

Drinking and waterways simply are a bad mix

by editorial staff
The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners took an interesting and necessary step recently in unanimously approving rules to allow for visual inspections of personal items belonging to people…
Apr 10, 2014

There is a way forward for our operations/maintenance center

by Jeff Gudman
Lake Oswego City Council can potentially fund the operations/maintenance facility within existing resources. Funding the operations/maintenance facility is one the highest 2014 council goals.…
Apr 10, 2014

Citizens know the right priorities for Lake Oswego

by Dave Berg
“Action expresses priorities.” — Mahatma Gandhi A couple of years ago I wrote column with the following statement: “the new council will be making difficult decisions in the next 1 to 3 years,…
Apr 10, 2014

'The gift that keeps on giving'

by Bob Barman
I’m not sure what part of being on the Lake Oswego School Board I enjoy more, handing out diplomas to euphoric graduating seniors or receiving calls in March and April from proud parents or…
by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Nehalem Kunkle-Read, left and Samarra Watson, both members of the Lake Oswego High School track team, help create a new trail last Friday in Springbrook Park. Behind them is Jim Evans a board member of Friends of Springbrook Park and neighbor and far left is Kohl Nicoll, also a member of the LOHS track team.
Apr 10, 2014

Readers' Letters

by The Review
‘Live a purpose-driven life and invest in success’ Donate to the foundation campaign — success is no accident. I believe in American exceptionalism and that education is one of the keys to our…
Apr 10, 2014

Football 'legend' Smythe held responsible for Pacer actions

by Kathy Kiever
When Tom Smythe agreed to coach at Lakeridge, our Pacer family was excited to welcome back “the legend.” Since 2011, I have attended every game and many practices. The behavior I have witnessed…
Apr 03, 2014

Hopefully, Pacer football program will view OSAA actions in…

by The Editorial Board
We aren’t going to mince words. There were times last football season when the Lakeridge Pacers’ conduct on the field was embarrassing. Sports at the high school level should be fun, healthy,…
Apr 03, 2014

LOS Foundation is a great investment in our community

by Pati Zebrowski
This year our youngest daughter will graduate from Lake Oswego High School. It is a time of transition for our family as we move our focus from K-12 and on to college and the entry of our…
Apr 03, 2014

Strong schools translate into strong communities

by Greg Macpherson
When I was growing up in Oregon we took public funding of schools for granted. The PTA would do some modest fundraising. But the core academic programs were supported by local property taxes.…
Apr 03, 2014

Some newspapers are made by humans and some aren't

by Mikel Kelly
If, like me, you had spent four decades working for good, wholesome, family-owned community newspapers and not one of those Satan-worshiping mega-corporations that produce most of our country’s…

Invest in Success 2014

 The Lake Oswego Schools Foundation is dedicated to keeping class sizes small and our school's curriculum rich by raising money to pay for additional teachers. Our 2013-2014 campaign goal is to raise $2 million and increase family participation to 80%. Our video showcases the impact the Foundation makes in all of our schools : http://www.losfoundation.org


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