Envisioning a 'natural playground'

Envisioning a 'natural playground'

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Author Egan to share more of Curtis' life at LO Reads

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REMEMBERING THE DELUGE

REMEMBERING THE DELUGE

Floodwaters raged through Lake Oswego 20 years ago this month, leaving behind more than $41...

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Leaky roofs and mossy walls

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Remembering the deluge

It will forever be remembered as the day a normally placid Oswego Lake became the raging Oswego River: Twenty years ago — on Feb. 9, 1996 — record rainfall and snow melt combined to send the Willamette and Tualatin rivers surging over their banks and into area homes and businesses. And when the Tualatin River came rushing over the Oswego Canal headgate near Childs Road, it created a torrent that left a destructive path from the Bay Roc apartments and Lakewood Bay all the way back to West Bay and along the canal.


 


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WESTBROOK
February 05, 2016

Police investigating possible homicide in Lake Oswego

by The Review
Investigators called to the scene of a reported suicide arrest and charge the victim's estranged spouse BREAKING: Lake Oswego Police have arrested the estranged wife of a man whose body was found inside a home Thursday…
ROYSTER
February 11, 2016

Lakeridge grad settles lawsuit against coach, district

by Jillian Daley
Marqueese Royster, who claimed he was punched during football practice in 2013, had sought $500,000 in damages The Lake Oswego School District and a former coach have settled a lawsuit for a fraction of the $500,000 sought…
February 05, 2016

Metro Council stands firm on Stafford

by Peter Wong
Findings bolster 2011 decision on urban reserve; Clackamas County still at odds The Metro Council has taken its final step toward redesignating Stafford for future development. Other local governments still have differing…
February 04, 2016

Do you know an 'Amazing Kid' in Lake Oswego?

by Pamplin Media Group
Know a stand-out Lake Oswego kid who deserves recognition? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you. The Review is now accepting nominations for boys and girls — from elementary school students to high school seniors — to…
BUSHNELL
February 04, 2016

Lots of kisses for Lauren B, but who gets next roses?

by (none)
There was plenty of controversy Monday night on Episode 5 of ABC’s “The Bachelor,” with an increasingly confident Olivia staking her claim to Ben Higgins while belittlling her fellow contestants. But a cliffhanger ending…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A proposed tax increase on large businesses gross receipts would hit low-margin, high-volume operations like grocery stores and big box chains.
February 04, 2016

Oregon heads for ballot brawl over tax increase

by Nick Budnick
Despite a compromise proposal, rivals say reaching an agreement before November is unlikely When a proposed statewide $15-an-hour minimum wage measure gave businesses heartburn, Gov. Kate Brown intervened to float a…
STUDEBAKER
February 04, 2016

Council approves final goals for 2016

by Anthony Macuk
Infrastructure, facilities are among the city's priorities for the new year City councilors have given their final approval to a list of goals for 2016. After creating an extensive wish list during a brainstorming session at…
OLIVER
February 04, 2016

Ask A Cop: When should I use my headlights?

by The Review
(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 cnewell@lakeoswegoreview.com.) “I got a…
In Lake Oswego, no call is too small.
February 04, 2016

Police Log

by The Review
ACCIDENTS 1/26/16 9:58 a.m. A truck hit a telephone pole and became stuck in mud on Cloverleaf Road. 1/27/16 10:06 a.m. An elderly woman driver hit another vehicle on Monroe Parkway, but did not realize what she had done.…
February 04, 2016

News Briefs

by (none)
Work begins on 365 By Whole Foods Construction work has begun on the future 365 By Whole Foods Market on State Street in downtown Lake Oswego. The store is scheduled to open in the second half of 2016 in space formerly…
February 04, 2016

City Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
BLOOD DRIVE: The City of Lake Oswego will host a blood drive Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at City Hall (380 A Ave.). Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also sign up by going online to www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation — use…
Peachey
February 03, 2016

Former WLHS teacher pleads guilty to sex abuse

by Patrick Malee
Sentencing set for Feb. 24 Former West Linn High School teacher Jonathan Peachey pleaded guilty to two counts of third degree sex abuse at the Lake Oswego Municipal Court Wednesday. A judge set the sentencing date for Feb.…
February 03, 2016

Lawmakers propose tweaks to marijuana law

by Paris Achen
Removing a two-year residency requirement to start a marijuana business is one of the proposed changes. SALEM — Representatives from the marijuana industry came out in droves Tuesday to speak out on legislation to hone the…
PARIS ACHEN - left to right, South Salem High School students Tyler Coates, Tori Doten, Conrad Thompson and Davis Carter appeared at the Capitol Tuesday to support raising the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21.
February 03, 2016

Coalition seeks to raise legal tobacco age

by Paris Achen
Legislation that would have increased the age to buy tobacco to 21 stalled in committee in 2015. A coalition of 20 health organizations has launched a campaign to combat a sobering trend: About seven kids every day become…
COURTESY PHOTO: PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Portland State University matriculates about 28,000 students annually, but officials say the cost of education is much too high. A proposed payroll tax would go primarily to a regional scholarship program.
February 02, 2016

PSU supporters push ahead with Metro-wide payroll tax plan

by Shasta Kearns Moore
One-tenth-of-1-percent plan may still have uphill battle Portland State University supporters aim to find out how valuable the university is to local voters with an initiative petition to raise new taxes filed Friday, Jan.…
February 02, 2016

Clackamas board considers gas tax

by Peter Wong
Voters may be asked May 17 to weigh in on local option, smaller vehicle fee. Clackamas County commissioners are now floating a local gasoline tax, plus a smaller local vehicle registration fee, as part of a proposed May 17…
BUCK
January 28, 2016

Lake Oswego council votes to proceed with plans for city-owned fiber network

by Anthony Macuk
City Manager Scott Lazenby gets the OK to negotiate a contract with Lake Oswego firm after survey shows broad support Lake Oswego will move forward with a plan to build a city-owned fiber broadband network. In a 6-1 vote…
REVIEW PHOTO: CLIFF NEWELL - Oswego Heritage Council President Candee Jones (left) and Executive Director Katie Henry hope to display more items like this beautiful pine box made by Native Americans.
January 28, 2016

Oswego Heritage Council hopes to 'rebuild, reorganize, enhance'

by Cliff Newell
Permanent exhibit of Lake Oswego history tops group's goals for 2016-17 Scott Havens and Candee Jones told members of the Oswego Heritage Council on Saturday that the future looks bright for the organization dedicated to…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Chloe Jacobson models the dress her grandmother, Maureen Whitman made for her. Whitman has been making clothes for 70 years, and Chloe says she wears the dress 'every chance I get.'
January 28, 2016

'I Made It Myself'

by Cliff Newell
Art show at The Springs at Carman Oaks offers a unique glimpse into residents' lives Residents at The Springs at Carman Oaks can always choose from a wide range of activities — everything from cooking classes and bridge to…
LUDLOW
January 28, 2016

County considers creating $25 vehicle registration fee

by Peter Wong
Funds would be used to pay for road repairs, maintenance outside cities Clackamas County commissioners are floating a different approach toward a local vehicle registration fee to pay for road repairs. Unlike other counties,…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Large banners herald the Jan. 28 closing of the Walmart Neighborhood Market on Jean Way. Many of the 64 employees will be relocated to other Walmart stores, the company said.
January 28, 2016

Walmart customers sad to see Lake Oswego store close

by Anthony Macuk
Local shoppers say they'll miss the market's low prices when it closes its doors for good today When you think of Lake Oswego, you probably think of a small, upscale community with strong support for local businesses. And…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Volunteers of all ages help the Oswego Lake Watershed Council remove invasive species in 2015 at a site on Hallinan Creek.
January 28, 2016

Battling a public nuisance

by Anthony Macuk
For the past year, the Oswego Lake Watershed Council has worked to remove invasive species and restore native plants on private land Invasive species are a recurring problem in the Lake Oswego area. English ivy, Himalayan…
REVIEW PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE - Carol Winston chats with a customer at Accessories from the Heart, the retail shop she opened at Second Street and A Avenue in 2009. A retirement sale is set to begin today, and the store will close its doors for good in March.
January 28, 2016

'A BUSINESS WITH A HEART'

by Gary M. Stein
Carol Winston, a tireless, passionate advocate for downtown Lake Oswego, says she will close Accessories from the Heart sometime in March When Carol Winston opened her first retail store in Lake Oswego in 1998, she says she…
ATWOOD
January 28, 2016

'LO Writes': Project will look into city's future

by Anthony Macuk
Sustainability Network hopes to generate ideas and get the community involved in the fight against climate change If you could peer into the future and read a description of your life history and your role in the community…
BUSHNELL
January 28, 2016

News Briefs

by (none)
State, LOSD see increases in four-year graduation rates Lake Oswego School District’s four-year-graduation rate increased to 91 percent in the 2014-15 school year, according to figures released this week by the Oregon…

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WESEL
Jan 28, 2016

Ask A Cop: How are LOPD officers trained?

by The Review
(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…
Jan 28, 2016

Police Log

by The Review
ACCIDENTS 1/19/16 2:02 p.m. A driver slammed her car into the carport of an apartment complex. Police and fire officials were called to check on the structure’s stability. 1/19/16 5:39 p.m. An…
Jan 28, 2016

City Notes

by (none)
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMISSION: The DRC will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall (380 A Ave.) for a public hearing on a request to build a six-lot subdivision consisting of six townhomes on Fourth…
Jan 28, 2016

FAQs: Plans and 'visions'

by Pamplin Media Group
A breakdown of how and why the district is planning long term for its facilities There are plenty of questions and some confusion whirling around plans and proposals for the future of the Lake…
Lake Oswego Review INSIDERS
Jan 27, 2016

Introducing the Lake Oswego Review's INSIDERS

by Pamplin Media Group
Get advice and tips from local business experts Need advice on banking? Buying a home? The importance of flossing your teeth? How to help your pet lose weight? Or how to exercise with…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Fire Marshal Gert Zoutendijk leads a debriefing session at the end of a recent disaster simulation, which is part of the city's Community Emergency Response Team training. More than 1,500 community members have gone through CERT training in Lake Oswego.
Jan 26, 2016

Last big Cascadia earthquake struck 316 years ago today

by The Review
Next one could happen at any time, experts say, so residents need to take steps now to be prepared On Jan. 26, 1700, the last big Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake hit the Pacific Northwest…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Community members gathered before a school board meeting Monday to express their disapproval of a vision for one high school in Lake Oswego. From left: Krissy Wygarden; and Maya, Rachel and David Barba.
Jan 21, 2016

Community weighs in on long-term plan for Lake Oswego School…

by Jillian Daley
Long Range Facilities Planning Committee delivers its final report while consolidation opponents gather outside With sign-toting opponents of consolidation rallying outside, the Long Range…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: ROB WEST - Members of the Northwest Freedom Singers enter the Chapel of the Holy Names at Mary's Woods on Monday for a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 21, 2016

Remembering King's legacy

by Cliff Newell
Dr. C.T. Vivian says Civil Rights activists were willing to die for the cause of racial justice and equality Dr. C.T. Vivian has spent much of his life confronting fear and hatred. “I can’t help…
REVIEW FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The Stafford area between Lake Oswego, West Linn and Tualatin is a mix of rural farms and large lot houses, along with pockets of more densely built residential areas.
Jan 21, 2016

Metro Council moves ahead with plan for Stafford reserve

by Peter Wong
Approval on Feb. 4 would open 6,230 acres near Lake Oswego to future development The Metro Council moved one step closer last week to reaffirming its 2011 decision to designate Stafford for…
SUBMITTED PHOTO: CCSO - SWAT teams responded to the incident on San Remo Avenue this afternoon.
Jan 21, 2016

Armed man barricades himself, daughter in Wilsonville home

by The Review
Mukunda Moss, 41, surrenders after police surround Villebois house An armed man barricaded himself and his daughter in a home in Wilsonville’s Villebois neighborhood Monday before eventually…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego firefighters pose in front of City Hall circa 1946. That's Gene Vinson seated in the fire engine. In the back row (from left): Earl Hughes, Bill Daniels, Verle Gump and Bill Ravenaugh. In the front row (from left): Jack Baker, George Rogers Jr., Hueston Reynolds, Joe Nemec, Arthur Red McVey, Neil Cooper, Dick Goodrich, Al Bean, Bill Asplundh, L.S. McKay and Bill Knowles.
Jan 21, 2016

From Our Vault: McVey Avenue named in honor of one of area's…

by Nancy Dunis
'Red' McVey volunteered in 1911 and served until his death in 1960 Arthur “Red” McVey played many roles in Lake Oswego, including janitor, power-plant construction worker, citizen advocate and…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Debi Bradway helps hang donated pieces at the Arts Councils ArtMart, which continues through the end of the month at the 510 Museum and ARTSpace in downtown Lake Oswego.
Jan 21, 2016

NO MONKEYIN' AROUND!

by Pamplin Media Group
It’s not often you can get a sweet deal on a painting created by a chimpanzee from the Oregon Zoo. But that’s what we found waiting for us when we visited the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s…
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - LaTasha Villeda (left) and her Youth Villages mentor, Kandice Louis, stay in touch through regular check-ins. 'I needed someone that was going to help me with school,' Villeda says, 'someone I could trust.'
Jan 21, 2016

Youth Villages will refocus after closing its Christie Campus in…

by Anthony Macuk
Deal with state agencies ends residential services, but community-based programs for troubled youth will continue Youth Villages Oregon Executive Director Rebecca Hancock says the organization…
LAZENBY
Jan 21, 2016

Should Lake Oswego offer its own broadband network?

by Anthony Macuk
Councilors will hear the results of a survey Tuesday that gauges the city's appetite for a city-owned Internet utility Most Lake Oswego residents seem to agree that fiber broadband networks are…
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Are we having fun yet? The answer is a big 'Yes' from the babies and their mothers who gather around a colorful rug every week for Baby Story Time at the Lake Oswego Public Library.
Jan 21, 2016

Story time!

by Cliff Newell
Weekly sessions for the youngest readers foster a lifelong love of literacy Technically, there is no beginning age limit for Baby Story Time at the Lake Oswego Public Library. Parents are…
Jan 14, 2016

City Notes

by Pamplin Media Group
PLANNING COMMISSION: The Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall (380 A Ave.) for a public hearing on amendments to the city’s Comprehensive Plan and Community Development…
BRIAN GERATHS/FOR THE REVIEW - Lake Oswego City Councilor Charles Collins (left) chats with fellow Councilor Jeff Gudman (right) and state Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) before Monday's meeting of the Lake Oswego Rotary Club.
Jan 21, 2016

News Briefs

by Pamplin Media Group
Candidates for Treasurer square off in Lake Oswego City Councilor Jeff Gudman and state Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) brought their campaigns for state Treasurer to Lake Oswego on Monday. Both…
Jan 21, 2016

Police Log

by The Review
BURGLARIES 1/11/16 11:43 p.m. A custodian cleaning a building late at night encountered a subject who refused to leave. 1/17/16 10:14 p.m. A neighbor kept making unwanted appearances in a…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lake Oswego Police Department officials offer advice on a variety on topics through The Review's Ask A Cop.
Jan 21, 2016

Ask A Cop: What does a blinking yellow light mean?

by The Review
(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…
BREEDLOVE
Jan 20, 2016

New rules protect domestic workers in Oregon

by Anthony Macuk
Nannies, housekeepers and the families that employ them could be affected by the newly enacted Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Nannies, caregivers and those who employ them, take note: The…
Jan 21, 2016

School board votes against placing cell tower at Lakeridge…

by Jillian Daley
Decision based on timing as district assesses potential improvements and repairs to its facilities Because of an uncertain future for its aging facilities, the Lake Oswego School Board voted 5-0…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - For $3.99 per month per family, SafeStop subscribers can track a bus through its route and view the estimated time of arrival, service updates and some school-related information and other notifications.
Jan 21, 2016

'Peace of mind' for LO parents

by Jillian Daley
New app allows families to track their school bus Rain is a given on most days for at least seven months of the year in Oregon, and every one of those gray months falls within the school year.…
Jan 19, 2016

Armed suspect in a Spider-Man mask robs LO's Lakeshore Inn

by Anthony Macuk
An armed man wearing a Spider-Man mask robbed the Lakeshore Inn on State Street in Lake Oswego on Tuesday morning. LOPD spokesman Sgt. Tom Hamann told The Review that police received a call at…
BUSHNELL
Jan 19, 2016

'I think I could fall in love with Ben'

by Andrew Kilstrom
West Linn's 'Lauren B.' gets another rose after her one-on-one date with "Bachelor" Ben Higgins For West Linn contestant Lauren Bushnell, the third episode of “The Bachelor" was certainly the…



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