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July 24, 2014

Candidates: Focus on what affects residents

by Editorial Board
Gov. John Kitzhaber and state Rep. Dennis Richardson squared off in the first gubernatorial debate of the year last week at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Salem. As…
July 24, 2014

Wizer Block: Respecting the past and looking to the future

by Patrick H. Kessi
In its editorial last week (“City should hold true to vision for downtown core, reject Wizer plan,” July 17), The Review used a quote from Confucius. The quote — “Study the past if you would…
July 24, 2014

Finding a sense of peace amid the calm of my garden

by Barbara Camp
As I write this, I’m in my favorite room of summer: my back, north-facing patio. I’m sipping my second cup of tea during this early morning time. The cool, crisp air is so refreshing on my face,…
July 24, 2014

'Fiscal responsibility' tops citizens' concerns, LOCAL survey…

by Cheryl Salamie
Lake Oswego Citizens Action League (LOCAL) is a non-partisan political action committee created by local citizens to promote responsive city governance. Our goal is to involve and inform LO…
July 24, 2014

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Plan is a recipe for disaster In the last eight months, I’ve looked closely at the proposed Kessi plan to redevelop the Wizer Block. I’ve examined their blueprints, spoken to numerous people…
July 24, 2014

Evergreen Neighborhood opposes Wizer Block development

by Evergreen Neighborhood Association
During the week of July 11, 82 percent of the 177 Evergreen Neighborhood Association (ENA) members who voted were opposed to the current design of the development of Block 137 (the Wizer Block).…
July 24, 2014

Fight apathy, seek out 'community' and remember lessons of Unity…

by Adary Zhang
Along with the much-touted and well-publicized car and mattress sales, summer comes with a slew of community events — parades, barbeques, backyard parties. The key word here is “community,”…
July 17, 2014

Wizer Block redesign still 'hugely inappropriate'

by Roger Rollins
There is a saying among professional lobbyists that “everyone has their price.” In other words, if there are enough zeros behind the largess to be doled out — be it money, in-kind products or…
July 17, 2014

Put brakes on illicit drug distribution with 'no' vote on…

by David Olen Cross
Most of the illicit drugs killing Oregonians are produced, manufactured and smuggled into the state by drug cartels operating out of Mexico. On April 24, Oregon’s medical examiner reported that…
July 17, 2014

Here's how to make school lunches better

by Girls Inc of LO
We are the third and fourth grade Lake Oswego girls group of Girls Inc. NW Oregon, an affiliate of the national organization dedicated to inspire all girls to be “Strong, Smart and Bold.” When…

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Jul 17, 2014

Review's editorial on gun ownership misses the mark

by Alan L. Baker
Your editorial on gun ownership (“Debate over gun ownership should focus on making communities safer,” July 3) misses the target. There is no “debate” over gun ownership in Oregon. The Oregon…
Jul 17, 2014

Wizer Block plan threatens quality of life in Lake Oswego

by Judy Davis
If permits are issued for the revised Wizer/Kessi plan for Block 137, the quality of life we enjoy in downtown Lake Oswego will be irreparably damaged. The dedicated work of citizens and city…
Jul 17, 2014

City should hold true to vision for downtown core, reject Wizer…

by (none)
“Study the past if you would define the future.” — Confucius Much has been made in the debate over the future of the Wizer Block of the need to preserve the “village” feel of Lake Oswego’s…
Jul 17, 2014

Readers' letters

by (none)
LO Lions Club says thanks I would like to thank the many people and businesses that were so helpful in making the Lake Oswego Lions Club’s 65th Fourth of July pancake breakfast such a success:…
Jul 17, 2014

An opportunity, not an obstacle

by James E. Griffin
I’m going to start my thoughts about the Wizer Block with a quote from Marilyn Monroe. She once said, “Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.” And that is exactly…
Jul 17, 2014

Words can cost taxpayers

by Charles Ormsby
Forty words in the Lake Oswego Transportation System Plan (LOTSP) draft of June 23, 2014, could have cost Lake Oswego taxpayers over $3 million in fiscal year 2014-2015 and then increase…
Jul 17, 2014

Don't ignore the Wizer Block project

by Gale Frank
It’s the height of summer and people are busy — this is the exact time Patrick Kessi’s Wizer development team chose to trot out the same pig the city rejected previously, only they’ve shaved an…
Jul 17, 2014

It's time to grow: another step forward to viability

by John DeCosta
We have a key downtown block that is frozen in time. It contributes little to the vitality of our community. We need a viable core to our community that is economically sustainable. No project…
Jul 10, 2014

How to be a good summer party host

by Mikel Kelly
It’s that time of year again. Summer’s here, and you know what that means — at least for us old-timers. Barbecues. Parties. Entertaining on the deck. It used to be that summer meant swimming,…
Jul 10, 2014

Parking and traffic are concerns for Wizer Block development

by Liz Martin
In reading the pros and cons about the Wizer development and the article on density from Karen Bowerman (“Coming to a neighborhood near you,” June 26), it is clear that there are mixed reactions…

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