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Transforming the Wizer Block

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Preparing Lake Oswego's library for the future

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KICKING OFF  THE 'BUCKET LIST'

KICKING OFF THE 'BUCKET LIST'

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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/

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


PETROFF CENTER PLASTIC SURGERY & MEDI-SPA - Dr. Mark PetroffPlastic surgery for men is on the upswing, accounting for 8 percent of all cosmetic procedures performed in 2014, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

A total of 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men that year. More than 205,000 were surgical and more than 1 million were minimally invasive. Each year, the percentage of men seeking cosmetic procedures rises about 1 percent.

The number of cosmetic procedures for men jumped more than 106 percent between 1997 and 2012, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Why? Why not!

Sure, there are patients who want to look like a male model. But many men simply want to make themselves look younger and more attractive to boost their confidence. That may help further their careers, enhance their love lives, or serve as a “daddy do-over” much as “mommy makeovers” have for people in their 40s.

The top five male cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures are:

· Botulinum toxin Type A (411,000)

· Laser hair removal (191,000)

· Microdermabrasion (157,000)

· Chemical peel (99,000)

· Soft tissue fillers (93,000)

The top five cosmetic surgeries performed on men are:

· Nose reshaping/rhinoplasty (55,000)

· Eyelid surgery (29,000)

· Male breast reduction (26,000)

· Liposuction (24,000)

· Facelift/necklift (12,000)

Men are also getting surgical chin augmentation and non-surgical Ultherapy.

Make an appointment with Dr. Petroff for a consultation. Find out what we can do for you!

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, of Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Emergency veterinary Care INSIDER -


EVCOT - Jonathan Wisniewski, DVMDoes your dog go camping or fishing with you?

Make sure that your pet doesn’t get ahold of certain types of fish, which can cause a potentially fatal condition call “Salmon Poisoning Disease” or “Fish Disease.”

The disease is most prevalent in the Pacific Northwest, from Northern California to Puget Sound. It’s also see on inland rivers where fish migrate. Salmon and trout are the most commonly infected fish, but there are many other freshwater species affected. The fish must be eaten raw to develop clinical signs.

The disease is caused by a parasitic infection (a liver fluke) that takes 6-10 days to develop clinical signs. Cooking the fish kills the parasite.

Typical signs include fever, depression, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea (often bloody in character), fever, weight loss and lymph node enlargement

Diagnosis is make through clinical signs and appropriate history and checking the animals stool for parasite eggs Treatment consists of specific antibiotics (doxycycline), IV fluids, nausea medications, and supportive care.

Without treatment, 90 percent of animals will die within two weeks.

Prevention included close monitoring of dogs when they are out with you at rivers, beaches and lakes. Keep them from eating fish entrails, keep your pet on a leash in high-risk areas, and cook all fish prior to feeding any to pets.

If your pet gets into raw fish, you can start treatment before clinical signs develop, or induce vomiting to prevent a potentially lengthy hospital stay.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Stephen Andrews of Bank of Oswego - Banking INSIDER -


BANK OF OSWEGO - Stephen AndrewsIt should be no surprise that when it comes to personal financial habits, parents hold the most sway over their children’s attitudes and behaviors about money. The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s more than 6,500 community banks offer the following tips for parents with elementary-aged children. 

Look for ways to turn everyday experiences into teachable moments. A routine trip to the grocery store could turn into a discussion about the importance of budgeting and how to identify wants vs. needs.

Once children start to earn money by mowing lawns, dog-walking or babysitting, it’s important that they understand their pay is a limited commodity. If your child spends all of his or her money and asks to borrow more from you, don’t give in and spoil a valuable lesson.

When teaching children about money, it’s suggested that parents institute a tiered system that allocates money for spending, long-term goals and charity. By automatically taking 10 or 15 percent off the top of their earnings and designating it for savings, children can develop the habit of paying themselves first at a young age.

Be a good role model! Let your children see you set a savings goal and delay gratification until you have reached that goal.

Don’t go it alone. Community banks are excellent resources when it comes to teaching children about financial literacy. Take your kids to the local community bank to watch your transactions and learn more about managing their own accounts.

The Bank of Oswego

Lake Oswego

Lake Grove

503-635-1699

bankofoswego.com/

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/

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Jul 21, 2016

After three years, LO-Tigard water project is online

by Anthony Macuk
Final work on treatment plant remains, but main pipeline is now supplying water to both cities The Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership project is now fully online and providing water to both…
Jul 21, 2016

City Notes

by (none)
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: The first 20 neighborhoods that register with the City to hold National Night Out parties on Tuesday, Aug. 2, will get a visit from firefighters or police officers bearing…
Jul 21, 2016

News Briefs

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Portland-area home prices rise again The average sales price of a home in the Portland region hit a new record high of $412,000 in June, up 2.4 percent from the previous month and 11.5 percent…
SIMON
Jul 21, 2016

Ask A Cop

by Pamplin Media Group
(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 21, 2016

Police Log

by The Review
ACCIDENTS 7/14/16 7:06 p.m. A hit-and-run driver slammed into a mailbox on Blue Heron Road, causing $1,000 in damage before speeding away. THEFTS 7/11/16 5:59 a.m. Mail was stolen and mailboxes…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Natalie Long (from left) Nancy Allen and Jamie Harris pose on the glass floor over the wine cellar at the luxury home they're building for the 2016 Street of Dreams in West Linn.
Jul 20, 2016

A woman's touch

by Patrick Malee
Street of Dreams builders Natalie Long and Jamie Harris fought sexism en route to success Ten years ago, when Jamie Harris and Natalie Long were first breaking into the homebuilding industry,…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego School Board member Bob Barman, right, makes a comment during a two-day retreat last week while colleague John Wendland looks on.
Jul 19, 2016

Lake Oswego School District may shift bond measure to May

by Jillian Daley
School board worries that crowded November ballot and a time crunch could put proposal at risk Faced with a crowded November ballot, the Lake Oswego School Board now appears likely to wait until…
WENDLAND
Jul 19, 2016

Board approves 10 open enrollment slots at LOHS

by Jillian Daley
There also will be unlimited enrollment in some grades at Lakeridge High and in all grades at Lakeridge Junior High After a discussion about transparency, the Lake Oswego School Board voted 4-1…
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Here's what the Pokemon GO map of downtown Lake Oswego looks like as seen from The Review's office, looking southeast toward Lakewood Bay. The blue icons are points of interest, and the pink fountain effects indicate that there are lots of players in Millennium Plaza Park.
Jul 15, 2016

Catching 'em all in 'Pokemon L.O.'

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego businesses, schools and even the Lakewood Center for the Arts see the wildly popular 'Pokémon GO' cellphone game as a way to draw in new visitors Pokémon GO has exploded onto the…
KOHLHOFF
Jul 13, 2016

Attorney Kohlhoff enters race for Lake Oswego City Council seat

by Gary M. Stein
Creating affordable options for young families is her 'most important reason for running' Theresa M. Kohlhoff, a small-business owner and practicing attorney who has lived in Lake Oswego since…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - City Councilors Jon Gustafson (from left), Joe Buck, Jackie Manz and Skip ONeill join Mayor Kent Studebaker and Councilor Jeff Gudman in turning the inaugural shovelfuls of dirt for the new Operations and Maintenance Center.
Jul 14, 2016

'I'm excited we're finally here'

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego breaks ground on a 'long overdue' upgrade for the deteriorating Operations and Maintenance Center Public Works Director Anthony Hooper says plans have been in the works to replace…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego resident Ernie Spada Jr.'s 2008 Porsche RSR 'Flying Lizard' is one of the featured autos at this year's Concours dElegance in Forest Grove.
Jul 14, 2016

LO resident's Porsche racers among Concours highlights

by Cliff Newell
Ernie Spada Jr. and other local collectors will display their cars at Sunday's event in Forest Grove When the 44th annual Concours d’Elegance takes place on Sunday, it will offer a variety of…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - The city of West Linn last year pushed for a third lane on I-205 between Stafford Road and the George Abernethy Bridge.
Jul 14, 2016

Auxiliary lane on I-5 planned to relieve congestion

by Peter Wong
Project is just one of many changes approved for Portland-area roadways Two Metro-area highway projects designed to ease the movement of trucks and traffic have been added to the Oregon…
REVIEW PHOTO: GARY M. STEIN - Signs warn visitors to Oswego Village that the lot is for shopping center customers only, and that violators are subject to 'penalty fee and/or tow.'
Jul 14, 2016

Parking woes await market's opening

by Anthony Macuk
Cars have been towed from Oswego Village, but options do exist for patrons of nearby shops Lake Oswego Police say roughly two dozen cars have been towed from Oswego Village since the beginning…
LUDLOW
Jul 14, 2016

Clackamas County to ask voters for 6-cent fuel tax

by Peter Wong
Commissioners favor that proposal over seeking a $25 vehicle registration fee on November ballot Clackamas County commissioners agreed Tuesday to ask voters in November to approve a local 6-cent…
REVIEW PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE  - Steve and Shari Olsen and their children, Kaity and John, release a dove during Friday's Evening of Hope in downtown Lake Oswego. The Olsens are longtime supporters of the fundraising event, and Steve himself is a cancer survivor.
Jul 14, 2016

Celebrating an Evening of Hope

by Pamplin Media Group
The rain came just as predicted, but it didn’t deter those who gathered in downtown Lake Oswego on Friday for the Evening of Hope, the second-annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.…
TREAT
Jul 14, 2016

Ask A Cop

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(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 14, 2016

Governor candidates agree to debate

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Gov. Kate Brown and GOP gubernatorial nominee Bud Pierce have agreed to their first debate in the race for the state’s top post. The debate, hosted by the Oregon Territory Chapter of the Society…
Jul 14, 2016

Police Log

by The Review
ACCIDENTS 7/8/16 1:58 p.m. A car ran into a tree on North State Street, destroying the tree and causing $2,500 in damage. 7/8/16 6:15 p.m. An injured driver had to be taken to a hospital after a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: AARON LEE - Nicole Nathan has been named executive director of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego.
Jul 12, 2016

Arts Council of Lake Oswego names new executive director

by The Review
Nicole Nathan brings 20 years of experience as an arts and culture advocate Portland native Nicole Nathan, a longtime arts and culture advocate with more than 20 years of experience at…
BECK
Jul 12, 2016

Bad grades and truancy on the decline in the Lake Oswego School…

by Jillian Daley
School officials have intensified their outreach to parents in an effort to catch bad behavior early Chronic absenteeism rates and the number of Ds and Fs given to students are all declining,…
HANSON
Jul 14, 2016

After 7,305 days, LOSD's numbers maven retires

by Jillian Daley
Brenda Hanson, assistant to the executive director of finance for the Lake Oswego School District, retires on Friday One way to describe the career of the assistant to the Lake Oswego School…