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September 18, 2014

Kitzhaber, Richardson to meet with editorial board

by (none)
Oregon gubernatorial candidates John Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson will meet with the Pamplin Media Group’s editorial board Monday. The joint appearance, which is being co-hosted by EO Media…
September 18, 2014

Public isn't embracingurban planners' viewof a denser future

by Editorial board
The prevailing sentiment among urban planners is that the Portland area is headed toward — and would benefit from — a denser future where more residents are living in condominiums, apartments…
September 18, 2014

Too soon to say goodbye - here's to a village love affair

by Andrea Arnot
Dear LO, The first time I saw you, my heart was lifted into my throat by a thousand little butterflies. I was taken by your proximity to the Willamette River and downtown Portland. Your…
September 18, 2014

Better alternatives to Wizer proposal exist

by Matthew J. Keenen
The community has spoken, and the City Council should vote to uphold the Development Review Commission’s decision to deny approval of Evergreen Group LLC’s proposal for the Wizer Block. The…
September 18, 2014

We all have to abide by the rules

by Katherine Chartraw
A recent book I read discussed the fact that our society is based on and held together through a process of “consensual agreement.” We as a group make our rules and regulations and we all have…
September 18, 2014

Bus facility doesn't belong in a residential neighborhood

by Kate O'Rielly
I have lived in the Waluga neighborhood of Lake Grove for the past 20 years. In that time, I have witnessed many changes to the area. But one thing never changes: Buses belching diesel fumes,…
September 18, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Some ‘rights’ are ‘wrongs’ I take issue with the editorial two weeks ago (“Wizer decision isn’t about right and wrong,” Sept. 4) in which The Review seemed to equate opinions about the Wizer…
September 11, 2014

Council should follow will of the people

by Roger Rollins
I appreciate a recent statement by Mayor Kent Studebaker regarding his commitment to confront the issue of city staff pursuing their own agenda rather than that of the City Council and to…
September 11, 2014

Wizer Block: the right project at the right time

by Bill Gordon
As a supporter of Patrick Kessi’s proposal for the Wizer Block, I strongly urge the City Council to approve his appeal of the Development Review Commission’s denial — a denial that seems to be…
September 11, 2014

Wizer Block: progress done the right way

by Paul Graham
As both a downtown small-business owner and a 40-year resident of Lake Oswego, I enthusiastically support the proposed redevelopment of the Wizer Block. An independent analysis says that this…

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Sep 11, 2014

Girls' sports deserving of community's support, too

by Jerry Gilbert
Title IX certainly changed the landscape of sports for girls and women in the U.S., and did so rather radically. We are a far better society for it. In the 40-plus years since Title IX became…
Sep 11, 2014

Wizer Block opinions should be based on facts

by Patrick H. Kessi
There was much I agreed with in last week’s Review editorial (“Wizer Decision isn’t about right and wrong: it is about shaping the city’s future,” Sept. 4.) Shaping positive futures for…
Sep 11, 2014

Neighbors offer up three simple requests for Hallinan Heights

by Hallinan Heights neighbors
In recent articles in The Review, Debbie and Dave Craig make the case that the 16 houses they are developing will have a positive effect on the Hallinan Heights neighborhood. Given the Craigs’…
Sep 11, 2014

Striving to help our students excel nationally

by LOSD School Board
“The Lake Oswego School District is no longer competing only with districts in the State of Oregon. Our schools are competing nationally with the beginning of Common Core State Standards and…
Sep 11, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Immigration law isn’t simple A recent letter writer seeks to expound on the law and how it is really quite simple. After having studied the law and practiced the law for many years, I have found…
Sep 04, 2014

Wizer decision isn't about right and wrong; it's about shaping…

by (none)
City Councilor Jeff Gudman was asked the other day about the biggest challenges he’s faced while serving on the Lake Oswego City Council, and we found his answer intriguing. The toughest calls,…
Sep 04, 2014

Are our schools preparing LO students for college?

by Bob Barman
Over the past three years, I have had the honor of handing out approximately 1,800 diplomas to graduating seniors. On the podium this past June, as I looked out at a sea of excited students, I…
Sep 04, 2014

Charter amendment would still give citizens a voice in road…

by Lake Oswego City Council
A decision to request that citizens change the Lake Oswego City Charter is not undertaken without considerable deliberation. Your City Council believes that a change in Section 40 of the Charter…
Sep 04, 2014

Developers, property owners deserve certainty

by Vanessa Sturgeon
Lake Oswego is my home. Development is my business. Developers like me, and property owners like you, know where to find the rules that define what we can do on our property. For Gene Wizer,…
Sep 04, 2014

'We feel our neighborhood has been stolen from us'

by Hallinan Heights neighbors
We are some of Dave and Debbie Craig’s “aging neighbors,” and some of us have been long-time friends of the Craigs. Their recent Citizen’s View (“Searching for Balance on Aging Cedar Street,”…



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