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July 31, 2014

Being old means never having to say you're sorry

by Mikel Kelly
People are always coming up to me and sticking their phone in my face and imploring me to look at a picture of something. “Well?” they’ll say. “What do you think of that?” If it’s a true friend,…
July 31, 2014

Beyond the pothole: What are voters' transportation priorities?

by Adam Davis, DHM Research
When it comes to transportation, street maintenance dominates the discussion. You public officials out there, you’ve got a popular issue. It doesn’t mean you’ll be successful getting money out…
July 31, 2014

New Wizer Block residents would help businesses thrive

by Joe Buck
I encourage the folks in our community to embrace and support the Wizer Block development. For many years, urban renewal funds have been spent to make the downtown area developable. Sidewalks…
July 31, 2014

Drop off a food donation and help Lake Oswegans in need

by Lauren Hughes
Heading to the Lake Oswego library for some computer time or to grab a good book, or to LO City Hall for an exciting board, commission or City Council meeting? If so, take along a few…
July 31, 2014

Private property: a vanishing idea?

by Kent C. Myers
In 1965, my wife Joan and I bought our home on Clackamas County acreage. Because of governmental regulations and the desires of some citizens, it has become more difficult to defend our private…
July 31, 2014

A citywide vote on Wizer plan would answer a lot of questions

by Rosalie Justen
If Lake Oswego approves this monstrous development of Block 137, it would be a far worse boondoggle than the West End Building. It would affect everyone making an attempt to drive through…
July 31, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Buildings matter A Seattle wedding and a Philadelphia funeral — what do these two solemn ceremonies have in common? There’s the woman who tried to save an abandoned Seattle warehouse by marrying…
July 31, 2014

Not all development is progress

by Melissa A. Lavin
I bought an adorable midcentury modern on Cedar Street in Lake Oswego a year ago. I chose the city and the neighborhood with care. Our neighborhood is a collection of smaller cottages,…
July 24, 2014

Candidates: Focus on what affects residents

by Editorial Board
Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson squared off in the first gubernatorial debate of the year last week at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Salem. As…
July 24, 2014

Wizer Block: Respecting the past and looking to the future

by Patrick H. Kessi
In its editorial last week (“City should hold true to vision for downtown core, reject Wizer plan,” July 17), The Review used a quote from Confucius. The quote — “Study the past if you would…

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Jul 24, 2014

Finding a sense of peace amid the calm of my garden

by Barbara Camp
As I write this, I’m in my favorite room of summer: my back, north-facing patio. I’m sipping my second cup of tea during this early morning time. The cool, crisp air is so refreshing on my face,…
Jul 24, 2014

'Fiscal responsibility' tops citizens' concerns, LOCAL survey…

by Cheryl Salamie
Lake Oswego Citizens Action League (LOCAL) is a non-partisan political action committee created by local citizens to promote responsive city governance. Our goal is to involve and inform LO…
Jul 24, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Plan is a recipe for disaster In the last eight months, I’ve looked closely at the proposed Kessi plan to redevelop the Wizer Block. I’ve examined their blueprints, spoken to numerous people…
Jul 24, 2014

Evergreen Neighborhood opposes Wizer Block development

by Evergreen Neighborhood Association
During the week of July 11, 82 percent of the 177 Evergreen Neighborhood Association (ENA) members who voted were opposed to the current design of the development of Block 137 (the Wizer Block).…
Jul 24, 2014

Fight apathy, seek out 'community' and remember lessons of Unity…

by Adary Zhang
Along with the much-touted and well-publicized car and mattress sales, summer comes with a slew of community events — parades, barbeques, backyard parties. The key word here is “community,”…
Jul 17, 2014

Wizer Block redesign still 'hugely inappropriate'

by Roger Rollins
There is a saying among professional lobbyists that “everyone has their price.” In other words, if there are enough zeros behind the largess to be doled out — be it money, in-kind products or…
Jul 17, 2014

Put brakes on illicit drug distribution with 'no' vote on…

by David Olen Cross
Most of the illicit drugs killing Oregonians are produced, manufactured and smuggled into the state by drug cartels operating out of Mexico. On April 24, Oregon’s medical examiner reported that…
Jul 17, 2014

Here's how to make school lunches better

by Girls Inc of LO
We are the third and fourth grade Lake Oswego girls group of Girls Inc. NW Oregon, an affiliate of the national organization dedicated to inspire all girls to be “Strong, Smart and Bold.” When…
Jul 17, 2014

Review's editorial on gun ownership misses the mark

by Alan L. Baker
Your editorial on gun ownership (“Debate over gun ownership should focus on making communities safer,” July 3) misses the target. There is no “debate” over gun ownership in Oregon. The Oregon…
Jul 17, 2014

Wizer Block plan threatens quality of life in Lake Oswego

by Judy Davis
If permits are issued for the revised Wizer/Kessi plan for Block 137, the quality of life we enjoy in downtown Lake Oswego will be irreparably damaged. The dedicated work of citizens and city…

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