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BLOOD DONATION: The city is hosting a blood drive at City Hall on Friday, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. While walk-ins are welcome, donors are encouraged to make an appointment at redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearch.jsp using the sponsor code “locityhall,” or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

CITY COUNCIL: The Lake Oswego City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, with an agenda that includes swearing in new City Council member Charles Collins, budget committee appointments and youth member appointments to advisory boards. There will also be a public hearing on Community Development Code amendments related to duplexes, and a study session around a bridge assessment briefing. For more information, call 503-534-4225.

PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION: Crews for the Lake Oswego-Tigard Water Partnership are now working just off Foothills Road, behind Blue Star Lounge and the Banfield Pet Hospital, as well as in the Oswego Village shopping center to finish pavement restoration. Work will occur primarily at night, from 8 p.m.-5 a.m., Monday through Friday. Foothills Road will be open to traffic, with intermittent lane closures and delays; access to businesses in the shopping center will be maintained and sidewalks will remain open, but parking will be limited in some areas. Afterwards, pipeline construction will begin down Durham Road in the Old Town Neighborhood toward George Rogers Park. During this portion of construction, works hours will be 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday.  For more information, go to lotigardwater.org.

CITY JOB OPENING: The city of Lake Oswego is seeking a management and program analyst for the Public Works-Operations Department. Deadline for applications is Oct. 12. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1RbQFOT.

COMMUTE CHALLENGE IS ON: The Lake Oswego Commute Challenge continues through Sunday, which means there are just a few more days to join other residents in tracking trips made on foot, by bike, on TriMet, or any other non-automobile conveyance. Participants are encouraged to log their trips on the challenge website, which will earn them a Leaf badge — to potentially win prizes — for every 14 miles they log. For more information, visit ci.oswego.or.us/tools/publicAffairs/commute.

FOSBERG ROAD TO BE RENAMED: The span of Fosberg Road between Melrose Street and Jefferson Parkway will become Westlake Drive for clarity’s sake, the city manager and city engineer have decided. There are currently two “Fosberg” roadways, which has caused some confusion. For more information about the decision, visit ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/fosberg-road-be-renamed-westlake-drive.

FLASHING YELLOW ARROWS: The city will be adding more flashing yellow arrows to better control traffic flow — at Overlook Drive near the Stafford Retirement Community, in the McVey-South Shore neighborhood, and at Boones Ferry Road and Monroe Parkway — in the coming weeks.

LAUREL STREET PATHWAY: The tree and ivy removal phase of the Laurel/Hallinan Pathway project is finished and construction has begun on the Laurel Street Pathway that will run from Hallinan Street to Cornell Street. For more information, visit ci.oswego.or.us/publicworks/laurel-street-pathway-hallinan-cornell.