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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…
April 30, 2015

Citizen's View: Help students get the education that our…

by Liz Hartman
As a member of the school board, I am often asked, “Isn’t there anything the district can do to get more money into our schools?” The answer is yes. There are “money levers” to get more money…
April 30, 2015

Citizen's View: Ed Hutson: We must put the focus back on the…

by Ed Hutson
Humble, genuine, motivated — these are just a few of the reactions I’ve encountered during conversations with community leaders and neighbors throughout Lake Oswego during my pursuit of Position…
April 30, 2015

Citizen's View: Bank of Oswego remains safe and sound

by Stephen G. Andrews
During the past few years, banks across the nation navigated economic storms that wreaked havoc in their marketplaces and generated financial losses for many. The occupants swept up on the wild…
April 30, 2015

Citizen's View: Dan Heine: Bank of Oswego story was 'seriously…

by Dan Heine
Many would advise against writing a letter to the press defending one’s self against accusations, untruths and innuendo. I cannot sit silent. I believe it is important that I share important…
April 30, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Board needs Hutson Last week, Ed Hutson and I talked about his candidacy for a seat on the Lake Oswego School Board, his goals and what he brings to the party. I was so taken by this…
April 29, 2015

It's time for LO to move forward with Wizer project

by Pamplin Media Group
Twice in the past few months, The Review has editorialized against the construction of a 290,000-square-foot, mixed-use development on downtown Lake Oswego’s Wizer Block. The proposed project…
April 23, 2015

Just Another Point of View: As long as we're human, there will…

by Mikel Kelly
Last week’s Lake Oswego Review contained one of those boo-boos that leaves everybody in my business a little sick to their stomachs. On Page A9, a pair of guest commentaries by Steve Coury and…
April 23, 2015

Citizen's View: Celebrating Earth Day: Still a chance to save…

by Peter Wright
It was exactly 25 years ago — in April 1990 — that an enthusiastic group of young people in Palo Alto, Calif., felt as though they were on the brink of saving the world. They comprised Earth Day…
April 23, 2015

Citizen's View: Bob Barman: On listening and leadership

by Bob Barman
I like to campaign! I know that might sound odd or even self-serving, but for me, it’s about listening and leading. My wife, Katy, and I have owned gas stations and convenience stores in Oregon…

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Apr 23, 2015

Citizen's View: Schools Foundation helps every child in Lake…

by Sarah Howell
I found myself searching for my sunglasses this week, unprepared for the beautiful weather we’ve been having. It occurred to me that summer is almost here. How is this possible? The school year…
Apr 23, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Why I’m voting for Barman Bob Barman’s heart is in the right place. He supports policy and decisions that protect and promote equity for all Lake Oswego students. I hold this characteristic in…
Apr 16, 2015

Just Another Point of View: When you reach this age, you'llbe…

by Mikel Kelly
Two important people in my life — the other person who lives at our house and my recently retired friend Jim — both admitted long ago that they were actively practicing (for when the time comes)…
Apr 16, 2015

Citizen's View: Foundation bridges funding gap, puts teachers in…

by Lara James and John Goerges
This year, we have been proud to serve as the co-chairs for the Lake Oswego Schools Foundation Annual Campaign. Together with nine school captains and a number of dedicated volunteers, we are…
Apr 16, 2015

Citizen's View: New 'civic center' in downtown Lake Oswego? Do…

by Gerry Good
At the April 7 City Council meeting, City Manager Scott Lazenby indicated he would be bringing the council a request to approve the purchase of land adjacent to City Hall at the April 21…
Apr 16, 2015

Citizen's View: Open minds will calm the waters, unite community

by Steve Coury
I’m a very fortunate guy whose life has been greatly influenced by this Lake Oswego community. My family moved here from Colorado in the mid-70s and I attended Lakeridge High School. I found…
Apr 16, 2015

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Thanks, Officer Druliner! Recently, after running errands throughout Lake Oswego, I stopped at a shoe store to make a very unneeded purchase and realized that I didn’t have my wallet. Credit…
Apr 09, 2015

Just another point of view: A Kelly, by any other name, is…

by Mikel Kelly
I confess to being curious what would happen if I walked into a pub in Ireland and announced my name is Mike Kelly. Would somebody buy me a drink, or would they shout, in unison, “So?????” — you…
Apr 09, 2015

Citizen's View: LO Schools Foundation: a community institution

by Dr. Heather Beck
As a relative newcomer to Lake Oswego, I have learned much during the past year about our wonderful schools and this vibrant city. I have been struck by the strong sense of community and the…
Apr 09, 2015

Citizen's View: 'We have tried to be a positive influence in our…

by Paul and Teri Graham
We are retiring at the end of May, along with Graham’s Book & Stationery. We and the store are doing well. There are those who say doing business in Lake Oswego is challenging, difficult or…




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