Chamber to honor community leaders; Panel OKs LO-Oak Grove bridge study; Heine-Yates sentencing hearing delayed


Chamber to honor community leaders

Tickets are on sale now for the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce's Celebration of Excellence dinner and auction, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the Oregon Golf Club.

The annual event pays tribute to community members and local businesses who strive throughout the year to make Lake Oswego a better place to live, work and play.

Among this year's honorees: Rick and Erika Miller, who will be honored with the Leadership Lake Oswego Sextant Award for their support of the Chamber's leadership program and their philanthropic efforts throughout the community; and Keith Dickerson, who will be named Community Leader of the Year for his ministry at Hope Community Church and his support of a wide variety of Chamber programs, including the recently re-launched Fusion Community Partners.

In addition, the Chamber will salute small and large businesses of the year, name a Chamber Champion and award the coveted Bob Bigelow Lifetime Achievement Award, among others honors.

The evening will also include a wine wall, a silent auction and a jewelry raffle. Tickets ($100) are available online at; for more information, call 503-636-3634.

Panel OKs LO-Oak Grove bridge study

A proposed study to examine the feasibility of a bike and pedestrian bridge across the Willamette River from Lake Oswego to Oak Grove cleared another hurdle last week when the Clackamas County Coordinating Committee (C4) voted to approve the $306,000 study.

The study will now be evaluated by the Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation (JPACT), which serves as the decision-making body on transportation issues for the regional government agency Metro. The topic is expected to appear on the agenda at a JPACT meeting in the next few weeks.

If JPACT and Metro approve the study, Clackamas County planning staff have said they'd like to get started as soon as possible. The study would look at possible locations for the crossing, as well as potential bridge designs.

The project's scope already has some limits: the bridge will be located somewhere between Milwaukie and Marylhurst University, and it will be strictly limited to bike and pedestrian traffic — although the study will look at the possibility of allowing emergency vehicles to use the crossing.

Heine-Yates sentencing hearing delayed

The sentencing hearing for former Bank of Oswego CEO Dan Heine and former CFO Diana Yates has been delayed until May 21. The two were originally scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court on March 5.

Heine and Yates were each found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and 12 counts of falsifying bank records at the end of a six-week trial that concluded in November 2017. On Feb. 2, Heine and Yates both filed motions asking for a judgement of acquittal or a new trial, and Heine filed a second motion five days later asking that the sentencing be delayed.

The second motion was granted after a telephone conference on Feb. 8, and the motions for acquittal were argued at a hearing on March 5. According to court records, the motions for acquittal have been "taken under advisement."

Although the motion for rescheduling the sentencing hearing to May was granted, court records state that "any further motions for extension of time will be disfavored."

— The Review

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