Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday

Molalla Quilt Show opens Friday

 The annual Molalla Quilt Show will be held Mothers' Day weekend. On Friday, May 8, show hours...

Typing up history

Typing up history

'Becoming Oregon' book details Oregon history through old news articles Bob Hamm loves to type....

Let it fly

Let it fly

New disk golf course at Athey Creek Middle School is open to public As a physical education...

Woman allegedly posted racist notes on neighbor's door

Woman allegedly posted racist notes on neighbor's door

Eva Chapin was arrested on suspicion of intimidation and harassment A West Linn woman was...


West Linn's Latest News

May 07, 2015

Mylar balloon causes fire at WL home

by The Tidings
Damage estimate was $15,000 A fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damage to a back porch in West Linn Monday, according to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. The fire, which took place just after…
April 30, 2015

Willamette Falls area gets State Heritage Designation

by Cliff Newell
Jody Carson had a happy drive home to West Linn from Coos Bay on Friday. That is because that morning the Oregon Heritage Commission unanimously voted to give a State Heritage Designation to the…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The West Linn Public Library will celebrate Free Comic Book Day this Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m.
April 30, 2015

Celebrate heroes and more at West Linn public library

by Rebecca Mayer
On Saturday, the world will celebrate Free Comic Book Day, a day that celebrates comic books and the people who love them. Never read a comic book? This is your chance! Local comic book shops,…
April 30, 2015

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: THEFT 4/18 7:31 a.m. A woman…
April 28, 2015

UPDATE: State ethics commission dismisses complaint against…

by Patrick Malee
State finds mayoral candidate did not use Planning Commision seat to benefit his business The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has dismissed an ethics complaint filed this week against City…
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The city of West Linn, Police Chief Terry Timeus and City Manager Chris Jordan are named as defendants in a lawsuit that alleges a 20-year veteran of the West Linn Police Department was unlawfully fired.
April 23, 2015

Former police captain suing city

by Patrick Malee
Victor Lancaster claims his employment was unlawfully terminated last April Former West Linn Police Captain Victor Lancaster has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of West Linn, claiming…
April 23, 2015

Proposed WL budget calls for focus on utilities

by Patrick Malee
Council, budget committee also will decide how to use $1 million windfall Two years ago, when City Manager Chris Jordan first introduced his 2014-15 biennial budget, his message was sobering.…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Nora Bowyer of West Linn takes a turn on the rope swing at the White Oak Savanna during Saturday's bulb planting.
April 23, 2015

600 planters swarm White Oak Savanna event

by Patrick Malee
An attempt to break a Guinness World Record at the White Oak Savanna fell just short last Saturday, but organizer Roberta Schwarz still called the event a success. According to Schwarz, a total…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - West Linn joined a number of other neighboring cities last year in approving a one-year moratorium on medical marijuana sales. Now, the city will use a business license ban to keep dispensaries out of West Linn.
April 23, 2015

City will continue ban on pot dispensaries

by Patrick Malee
One-year moratorium set to expire May 1, but dispensaries still barred from WL With its one-year moratorium on medical marijuana set to expire May 1, the City Council revisited the issue during…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Bob and Loretta Schwarz and friend Sam Inaba, all of West Linn, celebrate Bob Schwarz's 90th birthday at the West Linn Adult Community Center. Family and friends attended the celebration, which included the Rosemont Rhythm Band, led by Warren Guest, playing songs such as 'Anchors Aweigh.'
April 23, 2015

Local WWII vet marks 90th birthday

by S. Pitts
Friends, family surround Bob Schwarz as he celebrates birthday in West Linn Bob Schwarz, a World War II veteran, calls himself an “endangered species.” After all, the number of veterans from…

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TIDINGS PHOTO: CLIFF NEWELL - Sally La Follette's cookies have turned Royal Treatment Fly Shop into home sweet home on Saturdays for customers. Coffee even comes with the cookies.
Apr 23, 2015

15,000 cookies, and more on the way

by Cliff Newell
Sally La Follette is 'The Cookie Lady' for Royal Treatment customers If there was a hall of fame for cookie bakers, Sally La Follette would be in it. The West Linn woman is a model of…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The City Council tentatively agreed Monday to set aside $40,000 to hire a consultant for the Robinwood Station permitting process.
Apr 23, 2015

City looks to hire consultant for Robinwood Station permit

by Patrick Malee
Tentatively marks $40,000 for permit consultant As budget discussions begin in earnest for the 2016-17 biennial period, as much as $40,000 may be allocated for West Linn to hire a consultant to…
Apr 23, 2015

Police Log

by The Tidings
Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents: THEFT 4/13 4:37 p.m. A woman…
STATE REP. JULIE PARRISH
Apr 21, 2015

Parrish says 'no thanks' to secretary of state run

by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau
State Rep. Julie Parrish of West Linn made it clear Tuesday: She will not seek the Republican nomination for Oregon secretary of state next year. “I’m taking that off the table right now,”…
Apr 20, 2015

Clackamas Community College to get start on bond projects

by Raymond Rendleman
With voters in the Clackamas Community College district approving a $90 million bond measure in November to update and modernize college recources, planning now is underway to construct and…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Thomas Frank said he has lost nearly 100 yard signs since the campaign began, including this sign which was cut in half.
Apr 16, 2015

As campaign heats up, candidates say signs are being stolen

by Patrick Malee
Some concerned about election-related bullying In the midst of a heated mayoral campaign, candidates Russ Axelrod and Thomas Frank both say a number of their political signs have been stolen…
Apr 16, 2015

Mayoral candidates to appear at chamber roundtable

by Patrick Malee
Opportunity for community to meet, ask questions of candidates West Linn mayoral candidates Russ Axelrod and Thomas Frank and West Linn-Wilsonville School Board candidate Chelsea Martin will…
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The new West Linn Haggen grocery store opened March 21, replacing Albertsons on Blankenship Road. On April 30, Haggen will hold an introductory community meeting for Lake Oswego and West Linn.
Apr 16, 2015

A new home for Haggen

by Patrick Malee
New grocer looks to become part of the community The Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen might be expanding from 18 to 164 locations, including one in West Linn, but that doesn’t mean…
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Richard Fiala and his three siblings are third generation farmers, and plan to eventually pass Fiala Farms on to Richard's two children.
Apr 16, 2015

Crossing generations

by Patrick Malee
For the Fiala family, farming is in the blood Editor’s note: Inside this issue of the Tidings is the annual Perspective issue, a special section put together by staff members of the West Linn…
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Apr 16, 2015

Editor, reporter join Tidings newsroom

by Pamplin Media Group
Two writers with ties to the University of Oregon have joined the Tidings’s newsroom to help increase coverage of Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville and Southwest Portland. Kelsey O’Halloran,…




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