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


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallRecently a homeowner discovered their beautiful backyard fountain and garden were placed over the lot line onto a neighbor’s property.

The mistake was made years before their purchase and compounded by successive owners over time. Now, the only fix may be tearing out a gorgeous yard.

Knowing what you own, sell, or are buying takes more than looking at fences and shrubs which wander over the years.

A plat map shows the land’s exact location on paper, but usually there are no obvious marks directly on the land.

A good start is a careful read of the plat map and of the land. You may find clues as to how the map and the physical plot of land either line up (or don’t).

If you suspect an “encroachment,” where someone has taken over land they don’t actually own, the next step may be to hire a surveyor to re-locate the corners and tell you definitively where the line is. Encroachments can usually be remedied with some neighborly cooperation, and help from an attorney to do it right.

While additions, yard improvements and water features typically add value to your home, misplaced improvements can cause trouble.

Your Realtor® should be able to help you ask key questions, read the map and the land with you, advise you on your options, find a surveyor and attorney, and disclose properly to buyers if you’re selling.

Done right, good fences do make good neighbors. With a little extra care, you can get it right!

Mike Hall

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 - Automotive INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerAuto safety is of paramount importance — not just for drivers and their passengers — but other vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians on the road.

September is a good time to think about child safety, with kids headed back to school and Child Passenger Safety Week on the horizon.

The Oregon DMV reminds drivers that the speed limit is 20 mph or less in any of the following situations:

· Anytime a yellow light of a school speed sign is flashing

· Between 7 am and 5 pm on school days

· Crosswalks near school grounds when children are present

Don’t pass a stopped school bus! Drivers must stop on the street or highway 20 feet or more from any school bus that has stopped and is flashing red warning lights.

This applies both to vehicles approaching from the rear and from the opposing lanes. All lanes of traffic must stop for the school bus, except in opposing lanes if the highway is divided with a center median. No vehicle may proceed until the bus resumes motion and has turned off the red warning lights.

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts.

Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-25, is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Visit its website, safercar.com, to find car seat installation instructions and a search-by-zip-code list of nearby car seat inspection stations.

Safe travels!

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. NGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburySeptember 4 is World Sexual Health Day. It is a good time to reflect on where we are with female sexuality, here in Portland and worldwide.

In this country, we have sexual freedom. Women across the world are not beneficiaries of such rights. Mutilating procedures are being performed and women are living in fear of death if they cannot prove chastity.

The contrast to what we experience here in the U.S. is striking. We, too, have our challenges. However, much of the media attention for sexual dysfunction is geared towards men.

There are incessant erectile dysfunction commercials on the television, with little attention being aired about women’s struggles and solutions.

Women are sexual too, and need good information about where to get help. This is especially true if we are supporting men to ‘stay in the game’.

We all want to have a fulfilling, mutually satisfying intimate life. My practice is devoted to meeting the needs of women’s health. Sexuality is a part of this.

I offer solutions to help women ‘stay in the game’ too, as a Board-Certified Gynecologist and Surgeon. We do not trivialize problems and we meet women where they are.

Call for a consultation; we take most insurance plans. The first call is the hardest step and we will answer with respect.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Emergency Vet INSIDER -


EVCOT - Jonathan WisniewskiWhen you’re out enjoying the water with your dog, be aware of the signs of cyanobacteria, which can make pets fatally ill.

Cyanobacteria (better known as blue-green algae) grows in nutrient-rich warm water. It prefers stagnant water sources like lakes and reservoirs. The algae typically blooms in late summer months, from July through September. It can also be found in marine environments, though it’s rare. This was noted in Rio de Janeiro just prior to the Olympics.

The main route of transmission involves ingestion (drinking water), but smaller amounts can be absorbed through mucous membranes such as gums, tissue around eyes or the rectum.

There are many types of cyanobacteria, but three general classes of toxin are reported: 

· The first causes liver failure and clotting problems. Clinical signs include lethargy, vomiting/diarrhea, weakness, pale gums, hemorrhage and bruising.

· Two types of neurotoxin cause irreversible injury of brain cells and lead to seizures. Early signs of neurotoxins include drooling, excessive tearing, urination/defecation. When seizures occur, the pet is unlikely to survive. Treatment of neurotoxin involves seizure medications, fluids and supportive care.

Clinical signs often develop very shortly after exposure (as soon as 30 minutes after exposure of a large enough dose) and are often rapidly fatal.

Preventing exposure is key. If you’re out at a river, lake or park and there are blue-green algae advisories marked, stay out of the water and do not let your pets drink the water.

For current advisories about algae blooms in Oregon, visit:

public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/Recreation/HarmfulAlgaeBlooms/Pages/Blue-GreenAlgaeAdvisories.aspx

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 -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishWhen you are looking to invest your hard-earned money into real estate, make sure that the community in which you settle down has a strong school system.

It is no secret that behind most, if not all, successful academic institutions (public or private) is a strong group of supportive citizens and financial backers who desire and even demand excellence.

So it is here in Lake Oswego, we as a community have benefitted from the foundation that a quality education provides, protecting community peace, promoting achievement in life, lifting our pride and stabilizing real estate values.

Our schools continue to excel and are the backbone to our stable and strong real property values. We must continue to invest in our school system just as we invest in our homes. 

It’s a fact that home values in Lake Oswego are full percentage points higher and more stable than some of the surrounding communities. We are lucky to live where do and we must not lose sight of that fact!

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

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


DR. CHARLES BRANEN - Lake Grove DentalThere’s no question that regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups can help keep your mouth healthy. But if you fall short on your hygiene routine, can gum disease actually cause heart disease?

Common sense would say to pay attention!

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an inflammatory disease caused by a bacterial infection. The gums and bone structure that support the teeth begin to disintegrate and eventually bone loss occurs. 

By the time your dental office can detect this in your mouth, the disease has already become systemic and the lining of the blood vessels in your body are inflamed.

“There are a vast number of studies linking periodontal disease to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, dementia and cancer” says Dr. Susan Maples. 

Research has shown that treating the gum disease has lowered some of the markers related to cardiovascular problems.

Gum disease and heart disease share risk factors such as smoking, age and diabetes, and both contribute to inflammation in the body.

Although these shared risk factors may explain why diseases of the blood vessels and mouth can occur simultaneously, some evidence suggests that there may be an independent association between the two diseases.

To keep gum disease at bay:

· With a soft toothbrush, brush teeth twice daily and with fluoride toothpaste

· Clean between teeth daily with floss and/or an interdental cleaner

· Eat a balanced diet and limit between-meal snacks. Avoid acidic beverages: energy drinks, soda, juices

· Visit your dentist regularly for oral examinations and professional cleanings

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd.

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

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


PETROFF CENTER - Dr. Mark PetroffYou see beautiful facelifts on a regular basis – either in person or on TV – but you don’t realize it because they are virtually undetectable. You only hear about the facelifts that went wrong.

What makes the difference? The choice of physician. That’s because there are as many ways to perform a facelift as there are surgeons.

Besides being an artist with a keen interest in design and architecture, Dr. Petroff has dedicated his career to facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has been in practice for more than 25 years and studied under some of the most prestigious surgeons in the field.

Under his care, you can be assured that you will still look like yourself after your facelift, only 10 to 15 years younger. Technically known as rhytidectomy, a facelift rejuvenates the mid- to lower face and neck. It can correct:

· Midface sagging

· Deep creases under the eyes

· Deep creases between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds)

· Jowls due to loss of muscle tone

· Sagging/excess areas of fat

· Loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw

Many patients return to work by the second week. Our medical spa staff will assist you with makeup camouflage, lymphatic drainage facial massage, and ultrasound treatments.

One of the main advantages of Dr. Petroff’s facelift technique is that it can last 10 or more years.

Call Petroff Center today to schedule your facelift consultation.

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 Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health INSIDER -


DRNGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyAfter recovering from breast cancer, women typically want to “live life to the fullest,” celebrating their triumph over the disease and the joy of feeling healthy again.

Pleasurable sexual activity is a vital part in the process. However, many women report having less sex after treatment than before their illness.

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 clinic, DrNGYN in Lake Oswego, is one of a few clinics offering this 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, including cancer patients and survivors of cancer, need an alternative.

Lovemaking after breast cancer can feel like sandpaper or broken glass — or be impossible. 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 procedure takes 5 minutes and women feel no pain. Three treatments, six weeks apart, cost $2,400 and are not covered by insurance. Over 95 percent of patients are satisfied and there is no risk. The process is FDA-approved.

Breast cancer survivors have enough challenges. Helping ease the way of "sexuality after breast cancer" is something we do here. We will meet you where you are.

Dr NGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ. I’m thinking of buying into a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA).

What are CC&R’s and what are some examples of rules that HOA members must adhere to?

A. CC&R stands for Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions. These are written and recorded policies and codes that govern the neighborhood. Examples include restrictions on house colors, roofing material types or even how many cars can be parked on the street. Other rules may prohibit changing your landscaping or leaving your garage door open for an extended period of time.

Q. What do monthly HOA fees typically pay for?

A. Monthly dues go toward maintenance of common areas such as landscaping; exterior building maintenance like window washing or painting; and interior maintenance for features such as elevators. Many HOA’s cover some utilities like water, garbage and natural gas.

Q. How can I tell whether an HOA budget is well-funded and can handle future repairs?

A. When buying into an HOA community, it is your broker’s job to obtain the last 6-12 months of the HOA minutes, financials and CC&R’s. Carefully review these to ensure the HOA is healthy, has reserve funds for repairs and unforeseen contingencies so you are not caught in an assessment!

Q. How can I find out whether HOA fees will go up in the near future?

A. You may call the HOA president. The details are typically spelled out in the monthly meeting minutes, as this would be part of ongoing discussion and plan that the officers would discuss and record.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

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


LAKE GROVE DENTAL - Charles Branen, DMDBelieve it or not, babies are born with all of their teeth. 

The primary “baby teeth” are hidden in the gums and don’t peek through until about 6 months of age.  Even before that first tooth emerges, it is important to remember that from healthy gums come healthy teeth. 

Running a washcloth over baby’s gums after eating helps keep harmful bacteria away. Always take the bottle away after baby is done drinking and don’t put baby to bed with a bottle.

The ADA recommends a baby’s first visit occur at one year, but another common rule of thumb is about six months after the first tooth has emerged. 

The first visit is usually a quick “get to know us” visit, a ride in the chair, a peek in the mouth to do a visual check, instructions for parent and child about good homecare and what to expect, and a cursory cleaning, if the child is happy and allows it.  This is all about forming a good relationship and trust.

For homecare, brush the teeth two times per day with a soft child’s brush with water up until two years of age.

When the child is able to spit, toothpaste can be introduced, but no more than the size of a small pea. 

Chat with us first about using fluoride toothpaste or supplements.  By three years, your child should visit the dentist every six months for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

Lakegrovedental.com

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


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerNo one wants to find out their brakes are gone the hard way — by losing their brakes and colliding into a tree.

First things first:

· You need to have your brakes seriously looked at once per year.

· Your brake fluid should be changed every two to three years.

So, what are the signs that your vehicle’s brakes are veering toward failure?

Don't ignore your antilock brake system (ABS) light when it pops up on your dashboard. It could mean there's a wiring or electrical problem.

Listen to your brakes. Squealing or grinding noises are signs that your brake pads are wearing thin.

Brake pulsation when coming to a sudden stop or after applying the brakes for a long time isn’t a good sign. That typically means the rotors are warped, which can be corrected by putting them on a lathe and machining them smooth.

Be wary of excess drag while you accelerate. Rust may have built up on your emergency brakes, which leaves them "on" even when the lever's down.

When your car pulls from to the side, you have frozen brakes, brakes that are out of alignment, or fluid leaking on the brake pads or shoes.

Stopping distance — When your car takes longer to stop than you're used to, you may need a brake adjustment, new brake linings, or a replacement power booster.

If your brake pedal seems soft or spongy, there may be excess air in the brakes. Your mechanic can release the air through "brake bleeding."

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com

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


HASSON COMPANY REALTORS - Mike HallOf course there's seasonality in home sales. But let's ask exactly WHAT it is that's seasonal? 

Ease of showing homes may be the biggest seasonal difference. Days are longer, shorter, wetter or drier. Holidays and school cycles happen.  Total unit volumes peak in summer while days are long and school is out.  No surprise.

 

Having a Realtor® with a great handle on specific numbers (like volumes, inventory, or average days on market) for your market segment can drive a great deal or just a mediocre one.  But focusing on this alone can trap you into thinking your OPPORTUNITY is seasonal.  It's NOT. 

 

Stats and averages don't speak to individual motivations. In a way, the numbers don't matter. Instead, individual buyers and sellers, and their particular motivations are what matter most. Buyers and sellers continue to come and go in the market all year long. 

And it's worth noting that someone buying or selling in December is often highly motivated, more ready to sell or buy than fair weather folks touring in July for sport. While total inventory, active buyers, and number of sales will surely decline in the fall, it's no matter if you find the ONE person for your home, or the one perfect house to make home.

 

In the “off” season, when both inventory and buyers wane, call it a wash.  Motivations and opportunity are up!  The bottom line is, sell or buy when YOU are ready. 

 

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego 97035

(503) 341-5915

mikehall.hasson.com/


Lake Oswego's Opinions

September 22, 2016

Our Opinion: Measure 97 is based on deceptions

by Editorial Board
Supporters of Measure 97 — a massive corporate sales tax on the November ballot — have pushed two deceptive arguments to try to persuade Oregon voters that they magically won’t be hurt by what would be the largest tax…
September 22, 2016

Review to host two candidate forums

by (none)
The Review will host two candidate forums this fall in advance of the November general election. We feel that it’s our responsibility as the primary source of news and information about Lake Oswego to play a key role in…
September 22, 2016

Citizen's View: Find inspiration in sustainability stories

by Lisa Adatto, Dorothy Atwood, Duke Castle, Jan Cast
What could be more confusing than the issue of climate change? It is complex, global and slow-moving. Can we in Lake Oswego really make a difference? Yes! And we don’t need to look any further than the stories in today’s…


September 22, 2016

Citizen's View: LOSD must address River Grove crisis

by Rachel Shafer
River Grove Elementary School once comfortably housed 280 students. Now, enrollment is 550 students. That’s not counting a cohort of kindergartners who, for a third year in a row, can’t go to their neighborhood school…
September 22, 2016

Citizen's View: Starting strong in the new school year

by Rep. Ann Lininger
As a family with kids in school, our New Year begins in September. Every fall, each member of our family identifies key priorities for the coming year. As your state representative, I am doing the same thing. This year, I…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Debbie Ethell, executive director of The KOTA Foundation, watches the wild elephants that she has been studying for years take a mud bath in Voi, Kenya. Ethell will be a featured speaker at a march Saturday in Portland..
September 22, 2016

Citizen's View: Portland joins global march to save elephants and rhinos

by Lisa Brisley
In an effort to raise awareness about a mass poaching crisis, referred to as “wildlife genocide,” that is driving elephants, rhinos and other endangered animals to the brink of extinction, Portland will join for the first…
September 22, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Voter fraud exists In “Maverick Notes” by Skye Hurlin (“The voting rights of today,” Sept. 1), the author claims that voter fraud largely does not exist. But in 2012, the highly respected and non-partisan Pew Center on the…
September 15, 2016

The View From Here: Cut through all the campaign clutter

by Gary M. Stein
Campaign season can be a noisy affair, especially during a presidential election when the stakes are so high and the choices are so clear. Now add a handful of important statewide races, county contests and ballot measures…
September 15, 2016

Citizen's View: Proposed bond targets facility needs across entire district

by Sarah Howell
Back-to-school season has been a happy mix of excited children, smiling teachers and busy staff as we opened our buildings for the first day of school. My three elementary-age children had mixed feelings about saying goodbye…
September 15, 2016

Citizen's View: A newfangled chip on my shoulder

by Joan Freed
Remember when using a credit card was easy? You simply slid your card through the slot and the purchase was instantly approved. If the amount was small enough, you didn’t even have to sign for it. You were on your way. Then…
September 15, 2016

Citizen's View: Keep our promise to veterans

by Julie Parrish
This November, Oregonians will be asked to consider several ballot measures. The more contentious measures will expend millions of dollars campaigning to win your vote. However, the most impactful measure you can vote for is…
September 15, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Look to the future Mikel Kelly's perspective of safer cars (“What is it with our infatuation with self-driving automobiles?” Sept. 1) is apparently stuck in the past several decades of unsafe vehicles we drive every day and…
September 08, 2016

My World: 'September Song': Still so many sweet days to cherish

by Ronald Talney
So now, Dear Wife, we have celebrated yet another anniversary. Fifty-six years. We have at last reached those precious days. Those days of both decline and sweetness. Those days when we have become more one than two.…
September 08, 2016

Citizen's View: Candidates: Reconsider refusal to debate

by Rich Akerman, Gerry Good, Rick Petry and Cheryl S
It has been an odd election season nationally, and now it seems like it may be here in our town as well. The Lake Oswego Citizens Action League (LOCAL) has hosted candidate events during the 2012 and 2014 city elections.…
September 08, 2016

Citizen's View: Carbon credits: a Salem Switcheroo

by Jeff Gudman
Bureaucrats in Salem have pulled the wool over taxpayers’ eyes again. The controversial Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is quietly transforming into a secret subsidy for existing light rail and other mass transit, rather…
September 08, 2016

Review to host two candidate forums

by (none)
The Review will host two candidate forums this fall in advance of the November general election. We feel that it’s our responsibility as the primary source of news and information about Lake Oswego to play a key role in…
September 01, 2016

Just Another Point of View: What is it with our idiotic Infatuation with self-driving cars?

by Mikel Kelly
This morning on the news there was yet another report on the apparently looming prospect that all of us will soon be gliding around in cars that drive themselves. This particular story had to do with a truck company that is…
September 01, 2016

Citizen's View: Help find cure for Alzheimer's

by Wendy Bond
My name is Wendy Bond, a Lake Oswego resident, and I am sharing my story because Alzheimer’s disease has been in my family for 34 years. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and is the only…
September 01, 2016

Citizen's View: By working together, we've achieved a lot in four years

by Kent Studebaker
In his latest Citizen’s View column (“Who should be in charge of LO? Someone who listens to citizens,” Aug. 25), mayoral candidate Dave Berg uses accusations, innuendos and no specifics to make a case that he should be in…
August 25, 2016

Review to host two candidate forums

by Pamplin Media Group
The Review will host two candidate forums this fall in advance of the November general election. We feel that it’s our responsibility as the primary source of news and information about Lake Oswego to play a key role in…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: PAUL LYONS - Lake Oswego High students shovel gravel last week as part of a project to repair trails in Springbrook Park.
September 01, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Tower of Babel Verily, in the land of Wizer, A tower even now is raised up Where opposing voices had clashed In righteous wrath till neither Was understanding of the other. At the structure’s crowning height, The sun will be…
August 25, 2016

Citizen's View: Voters of all stripes seek transparency from public officials

by Shasta Kearns Moore
A recent poll of Independent Party of Oregon members has confirmed my suspicions that we are not as politically divided as we think — at least on one key issue. The IPO is a new third party in Oregon, attracting supporters…
August 25, 2016

Citizen's View: Measure 97 will diminish state's global reputation

by Junki Yoshida
I have often said my head is a Republican and my heart is a Democrat because, despite my party registration, I end up supporting Democratic candidates for office based on their commitment and passion for this state. Over the…
August 25, 2016

Citizen's View: Campaigns should study media landscape

by Adam Davis
It isn’t until after Labor Day that most voters engage in the election. Through the primaries, the conventions and the rest of the summer, it’s mostly political junkies and news media who get hyped up and feed off of each…
August 25, 2016

Citizen's View: Who should be in charge of LO? Someone who listens to citizens

by Dave Berg
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope” — Robert Kennedy Voters in 2012 elected a new administration with very…

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Aug 25, 2016

Readers' Letters

by Pamplin Media Group
Yes on 100 I strongly support YES on 100, the Wildlife Trafficking Prevention Act on the November ballot that would protect 12 critically endangered animals by banning sales of their body parts…
Aug 18, 2016

Our Opinion: Gov. Brown's support for Measure 97 was predictable…

by (none)
Oregon’s long-running game of “Wait for Kate” came to a sudden but all-too-predictable and disappointing end earlier this month when Gov. Kate Brown announced that she’s backing Measure 97, the…
Aug 18, 2016

Citizen's View: Get a healthy start to new school year

by Susan Johnson
This month, you’ll see back-to-school ads from virtually every store. These ads will try to convince you that you need to buy clothes, shoes, computers, school supplies, sporting equipment,…
Aug 18, 2016

Citizen's View: Picking third party isn't a wasted vote

by Bill MacKenzie
About two-thirds of prospective voters consider both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton dishonest and untrustworthy. That’s millions of Americans who hold the major parties’ candidates in high…
Aug 18, 2016

Citizen's View: In Olympic-size race against quakes, Public…

by Jan Castle
Oregon State University’s latest data tell us that there is now a 40-percent chance of at least a partial rip of the Cascadia Subduction Zone within 50 years. But are our government agencies…
Aug 18, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Great service I have been a customer at Lakeview Cleaners for many years. They are always friendly when I drop off my pile of grungy clothes. They greet me with a smile and they know my last…
Aug 11, 2016

Just Another Point of View: Remembering a valued member of the…

by Mikel Kelly
This is not an official obituary or anything. That’s better left to relatives or someone more appropriate than me. But I did want to tell you about a death in our little newspaper family. For…
Aug 11, 2016

My World: Remembering a 'very human' William Stafford

by Ronald Talney
Several years ago, we celebrated the centennial of the birth of William Stafford, arguably Oregon’s most highly honored and recognized poet. He died on Aug. 28, 1993. Thus it is appropriate each…
Aug 11, 2016

Citizen's View: In changing society, basic income can help stop…

by Peter Wright
There’s talk these days of giving everyone a basic income, say $1,300 per month, as a way not only to alleviate poverty, but also to reduce the bureaucratic costs of welfare, food stamps,…
Aug 11, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Open for business Twenty-six years ago, I chose to locate my business in Lake Oswego, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I recently relocated my business, but I never…
Aug 04, 2016

Election 2016: You just never know when you'll meet The One

by Gary M. Stein
The View From Here You never forget your first time — that initial encounter that takes your breath away, fills your mind with unlimited possibilities. Makes you think that, finally, this could…
Aug 04, 2016

Citizen's View: There goes the neighborhood

by Kathy Burke
I am sad, because I am losing my long-time First Addition neighbors. I’ll call them John and Mary to respect their privacy. They are always the ones with the most Halloween, Christmas and…
Aug 04, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
No on 97 My wife and I raised our three children in West Linn, moved a couple of times and then bought a condo in Lake Oswego. Now they have scattered to the four winds — as have we. But…
Aug 04, 2016

Correction

by Pamplin Media Group
“Thousands Flee California Wildflowers" is one of five books of poetry written by Lake Oswego Planning Director Scot Siegel. The book’s title was listed incorrectly in the July 28 issue of The…