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Holocaust survivor set to speak

Holocaust survivor and author Alter Wiener will speak at a free event hosted by the West Linn Public Library Saturday, Jan. 16, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Wiener is one of the few Holocaust survivors still living in the Portland area.

Since moving to Oregon in 2000, he has shared his story with more the 950 audiences and received a number of honorary degrees and awards.

His autobiography, “64735: From a Name to a Number” tells the story of his survival during 35 months in five different Nazi concentration camps.

Autographed copies of the book will be available afterward for $20. Autographed copies of Trudy Ludwig’s children’s book, “Gifts from the Enemy,” which recounts an episode from Wiener’s life, will also be available for $15.

Contact Shannon Cooper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Parrish to run for re-election

Rep. Julie Parrish (R-West Linn) filed for re-election Jan. 11, seeking her fourth term as the state representative from District 37.

“Five years ago today on this same Monday, I was sworn in to serve the people in my community, and I have worked to bring their concerns forward in Salem,” Parrish said in a press release. “I’m humbled by their continued faith in my ability to represent the district, and inspired by the issues I’ve had the opportunity to engage in on their behalf.

“From education reform to urban forest policy, I’ve been able to pass meaningful legislation that I believe will impact people’s lives, but there’s more work to be done.”

Rep. Parrish was first elected to the Oregon Legislature in 2010 when the results of the election tied the Oregon House of Representatives in a historic 30-30 split.

Parrish has a communications degree from Southern Oregon University and an MBA from Marylhurst University. A seventh-generation native Oregonian, she’s lived in West Linn since 2004.

Day of Service in West Linn

Join your neighbors at Robinwood Community Garden Jan. 18, to help spruce up the garden for spring. Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service by working cooperatively and doing for others from 10 a.m. to noon.

Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle, the garden is at 3706 Cedaroak Dr., West Linn

Increased DUII patrols coming to WL

Throughout the month of January the West Linn Police Department will be conducting enhanced DUII patrols.

The patrols are hoped to to prevent death, injuries and property damage caused by DUII drivers by removing them from the road. In December, WLPD arrested 20 drivers for driving under the influence.

West Linn Police Officers are trained to look for signs of impairment beyond just alcohol, as many other substances, legal or illegal, can impair a person’s ability to operate a vehicle.

Student safety poster contest

High school students in Clackamas County are invited to participate in the “Drive to Zero” Posters and Coasters safe driving media contest. The goal of the contest is for students to create artwork that promotes safe driving to others in the community.

Student artwork or written messages should be based on risk factors such as speed, distracted driving or impaired driving, or on prevention strategies such as seat belt use, parent support or eliminating distractions. Students are encouraged to use positive, uplifting messages that reflect the need to drive with respect and courtesy.

Entries must be submitted by March 11; contest details are available at ClackamasSafeCommunities.org.

The contest is sponsored by Clackamas County Drive to Zero Program, Clackamas Town Center and State Farm Insurance.

Help out the Oak Savanna

The McMenamins in West Linn is donating 50 percent of its proceeds Jan. 19, from 5-11 p.m., to the White Oak Savanna nature park. McMenamins is located at 2090 8th Avenue, West Linn.

To find out more about the Savanna, go to nlwl.org.