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May 21, 2015

Memorial Day is coming! Memorial Day is coming!

by Mikel Kelly
Don’t look now, but Memorial Day is coming, and you know what that means. It’s time to buy a mattress. Or a car. Or, if you’re a real red-blooded American, a mattress AND a car. Perhaps, like…
May 21, 2015

Citizen's View: Sometimes, courage is what it takes to sit down…

by Brad Henry
In her May 14 Citizen’s View (“Lake Oswego citizens are still standing strong on Wizer Block”), Save Our Village founder Lita Grigg said that the role of the city “was to protect our values by…
May 21, 2015

Citizen's View: It's a matter of free expression versus…

by Roger Martin
For years, some in this community have engaged in spirited discussions about what should happen with the dated Wizer Block. They had subjective opinions about what they would like to see there…
May 21, 2015

Citizen's View: Committee worked together to craft…

by Charles Collins
I am writing today to commend the Citizen Budget Committee on the teamwork involved in passing the city’s 2015-16 “hold-the line” budget of $260.7 million. It is notable that no increase was…
May 21, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Building a community asset Eight years ago, my family moved to Lake Oswego for a quality public education for our two children, strong community and exceptional livability that is tough to find…
May 14, 2015

Bob Barman: Listening to you, believing that 'all means all'

by Bob Barman
What a great town we live in. This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of joining 30 of my volunteers waving signs as we greeted all the runners and walkers along the Lake Run course. What a great…
May 14, 2015

Ed Hutson: 'the skills, energy and teamwork' district needs

by Ed Hutson
We live in a very special place, and over these past months, I have had the privilege to speak with many of our citizens. There is broad agreement that our schools are a critical part of what…
May 14, 2015

Citizen's View: Lake Oswego citizens are stillstanding strong on…

by Lita Grigg
Mayor Kent Studebaker has expressed disappointment with opponents’ decision to take the Wizer Block plan to the Oregon Court of Appeals (“Wizer Block foes take fight to Court of Appeals,” May…
May 14, 2015

Citizen's View: Attend the city's Urban Forestry Summit

by Scott Lazenby
When viewed from the air, Lake Oswego is one of the most forested parts of the region. Our “urban forest” is one of the elements that makes Lake Oswego special. While the city’s Tree Code is a…
May 14, 2015

Citizen's View: Wizer Block 'still worth the fight'

by Leslie Pirrotta
Re: Editor Gary M. Stein’s editorial (“It’s time for LO to move forward with Wizer project,” April 30): Mr. Stein believes it is time “for opponents to drop their appeal.” I disagree. Stein does…

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May 14, 2015

Citizen's View: Oregon should embrace school choice movement

by Chana B. Cox
As Oregon’s graduation rates and test scores continue to decline, everyone is agreed that K-12 education needs more funding. The Democrats claim additional funding is not available; Republicans…
May 14, 2015

Corrections

by (none)
Lake Oswego resident Marylou Colver presented the idea for an historic home tour to the board of the Oswego Heritage Council in 2006 and chaired the committee that organized the first tour in…
May 14, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Young family for Hutson As a mother of a current second-grader and a kindergartner, the long-term stability of our schools is of great importance to me. Recently when reading The Review, I was…
May 07, 2015

Cityizen's View: Oregon's juvenile justice failure

by Steve Doell
No one following local news recently could have missed the shocking story of 17-year-old Jaime Tinoco. Formally adjudicated (the juvenile equivalent of adult conviction) last summer of burglary…
May 07, 2015

Citizen's View: Remembering tea, shortbread and precious time…

by Ron Talney
My Scottish-born mother always observed the British ritual of “tea time.” Every weekday afternoon at 4 o’clock, she sat down to tea. And I’m not talking about just a cup of tea. I’m talking…
May 07, 2015

Citizen's View: John Wallin: Exchange of ideas 'absolutely…

by John Wallin
I began my journey of running for school board shortly before Christmas, with conversations with all current board members, as well as superintendents past and present. When I announced my…
May 07, 2015

Citizen's View: School board candidates agree on importance of…

by Dorothy Atwood
I’m on the steering committee of the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network, a nonprofit organization that formed about 18 months ago to promote an economically, socially and environmentally…
May 07, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Hutson’s what district needs As a true product of the Lake Oswego School District (K-high school, LHS ‘86) and with two kids in the district and a wife teaching in the system, I have good…
May 07, 2015

Corrections

by (none)
Pacific International Academy has been located on the Marylhurst University campus since 1997. Only the course it created on sustainability, alternative energy and non-profit organizations for…
May 03, 2015

Experience, expertise make Barman, Wallin best choices for board

by Pamplin Media Group
Serving on the Lake Oswego School Board does not require members to dress like the Easter bunny or hand out brightly colored eggs. But as we watched Bob Barman wriggle into a rabbit costume at…




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