This week in West Linn history
Oct. 2, 1988
For the second year in a row West Linn was going to be the site of an Oktoberfest, organized by resident Alice Richmond and sponsored by the City, which provided staff and logistics. The event was planned for Hammerle Park, with an in-case-of-rain tent on site.
Oct. 6, 1998
The Oregon Government Standards and Practices Board announced that it would be investigating an ethics complaint against West Linn Mayor Jill Thorn regarding a possible conflict of interest. Complaintants alleged that Thorn, whose husband was treasurer of the Clackamas Cable Access Board, had failed to disclose direct financial benefits received by voting on matters related to the Board.
Sept. 28, 2008
Three newcomers were vying for the upcoming mayoral race in West Linn, included longtime resident Alice Richmond, who at age 78 was the oldest candidate to run for office in the city's history.
Two West Linn High School parents, jogging in the area of the school, helped police apprehend a reckless driver who had been spotted driving erratically and crashed into a yard. The driver turned out to be a 16-year-old WLHS student.