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Brought to you by Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa - Plastic Surgery INSIDER -


Dr. Mark Petroff, Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-SpaDoes the appearance or function of your nose bother you?

Rhinoplasty is the medical term for any surgery regarding the nose or nasal structure. Most rhinoplasties I do are cosmetic, but other patients want the procedure because they have difficulties breathing, or have had an injury or accident affecting the nose.

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are at least 15 years old with a face that’s fully grown, are generally healthy and do not smoke. It’s important that the individual wants the surgery for personal reasons — rather than pressure from others — and has realistic goals for the procedure.

I will do a thorough evaluation of your nasal structure, medical history and overall health to determine whether the procedure is safe for you and meets your goals.

Rhinoplasty is performed in our state-of-the-art surgery center under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. There are two techniques used: a closed procedure, in which incisions are made within the nostrils; and an open procedure, in which an incision is made across the tissue between the nostrils.

Afterward, you can expect some bruising, soreness, and swelling for a week or so after your surgery. A nasal splint is used for a seven days to help your nose maintain its new shape.

Most patients are able to return to school or work 7-10 days following their procedure. Results are visible upon splint removal, however it may take months before you see the final result of your surgery.

Petroff Center Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa

17720 Jean Way, Ste. 100

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-635-4886

www.petroffcenter.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - Veterinary INSIDER -


Dr. Jonathan Wisniewski, EVCOTEmergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin (EVCOT) is on the move to a new and better facility in Tualatin.

On June 21 at 8 a.m., our current location will close and our new location will open the same day at 5 p.m., when our normal business hours will resume.

The address of the new location is:

8250 S.W. Tonka St.

Tualatin, OR 97062

The new facility will have a consultation and grieving room; an upgraded laboratory and pharmacy; separate cat and dog wards to reduce your pet’s anxiety; an additional procedure room; more cage and kennel space; and our own parking lot.

We will have a new isolation wing with two separate isolation wards (to prevent cross-contamination of different infectious diseases such as influenza and parvovirus). The isolation wing will have a separate entrance, pet walking area and individual examination room.

In the event your pet needs emergency care, EVCOT’s staff is ready, with a bigger and better facility that’s easier to find than our old location.

On June 30, look for this column to prepare for July Fourth. I’ll discuss preventive measures to keep your pet calm while fireworks explode in your area.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish, Harnish Properties - Real Estate INSIDER -


Justin Harnish, Harnish PropertiesQ: What's your best advice for first-time homebuyers?

A: Be prepared. Have your finances and lender in order so you are ready to “strike,” as the first-time homebuyer market (typically price-driven) is highly competitive.

Q: What does a Buyer’s Agent do?

A: A good broker has their finger on the pulse of the active market and shadow market. A broker is a guide to getting the right deal done and helps to remove the emotion from the transaction. Stick to business, it’s not worth overpaying no matter how hot the market is!

Q: Does it cost money to have a Broker’s help? What is a Buyer’s Agent?

A: It does not cost any additional money and in fact, a good broker will save you money. A Buyer's Agent represents the sole interests of the Buyer.

Q: Can't I just find homes for myself online?

A: One can certainly identify homes of interest online, as 98 percent of homebuyers begin on the internet, but it’s best to engage a Buyer’s Agent to represents your interests.

Q: How long does it take to buy a home and why?

A: In this market it can take a while; buyers need to be prepared to be patient and have their hearts broken due to the low inventory and competitive environment. The typical closing time from an accepted offer to close of escrow is 45-60 days. It can take quite a while to get an appraisal done due the high volume of transactions today.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Charles Branen, DMD, Lake Grove Dental - Dental INSIDER -


Dr. Branen, Lake Grove DentalDental implants are used to replace single or multiple missing teeth and have been in use since the 1970s.

While techniques and designs have improved steadily with time, dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.

When patients lose teeth, the bone that supports those teeth is gradually lost. The jawbone loses its shape and density and, eventually, the facial skeleton changes, thereby changing the soft tissue structures like gum tissues, cheeks and lips.

Like the root of a tooth, an implant is secured in the jaw bone. Made of titanium, it is strong, lightweight and biocompatible so the body will not reject it.

After it has healed in place, a crown, bridge or denture can be attached. Dental implants are wonderful because they stabilize bone and prevent the loss that causes that sunken-face look.

Patients can eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural.

One of the first questions patients have about implants is the cost. Initially they are more costly, but since they last so much longer than traditional bridgework, they end up being more cost effective.

Dr. Branen has received extensive training and continues to work with one of the leading oral surgeon instructors in the Pacific Northwest.

Most implants are done in office with local anesthesia, just the same as a routine dental filling. To answer more questions on this or any dental concerns, call Lake Grove Dental or visit our website today.

Lake Grove Dental

16455 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-3641

www.lakegrovedental.com/

Brought to you by Stephen Andrews, The Bank of Oswego - Banking INSIDER -


Stephen Andrews, The Bank of OswegoIt’s graduation season, and plenty of students will face financial realities for the first time.

While it’s challenging to juggle the new responsibilities of college or a career, it’s important for young adults to incorporate practical financial practices into their daily lives.

The Bank of Oswego offers the following advice to young adults:

1. Set up and follow a budget that includes paying off a credit card balance. “Maxing out,” or charging up to your card’s credit limit, can make sticking to your budget more difficult and negatively affect your credit score.

2. Pay your bills on time — every time. Whenever your budget permits, pay more than the minimum payment to pay off the balance faster and save on finance charges.

3. Keep all of your financial account information confidential. Do not share your PIN, debit or credit cards and access to your bank accounts. Never give out such information over the phone or online, unless you initiated the contact and know who you’re dealing with.

4. Routinely access your account information online to track your spending and to quickly spot fraudulent transactions. If you see a transaction that is not yours or an error on your account, notify your card issuer immediately.

5. When making online transactions, whether to purchase products or pay bills, be sure the site is secure. Don’t let others watch you enter your card number, PIN or bank account number.

The Bank of Oswego

Lake Oswego

Lake Grove

503-635-1699

bankofoswego.com/

Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - Auto Repair INSIDER -


Mike Keeler, Vic's AutomotiveQ: I’m planning on buying a used car, but I don’t want to buy a lemon. What do you recommend?

A: All used cars need to be professionally inspected by a certified shop. This is called a pre-purchase inspection, or PPI. The only exception I can think of is a dealership that sells pre-certified used cars. If a seller will not agree to a pre-purchase inspection, that’s a sign that the seller is hiding something. Walk away.

Q: What is included in a pre-purchase car inspection?

A: The car needs to be put up in the air. Ninety percent of information we get comes from the brakes, suspension, exhaust and tires. We will also scan a car’s computer system to see if it’s in readiness mode or has been altered (it has to be in readiness mode to pass DEQ). We do a long road test.

Q: How long does it take and how much does it cost?

A: It takes about two hours. We are thorough but efficient.

A pre-purchase inspection costs $100 to $150. In addition to the inspection, we’ll give a list any problems with the car and the estimated cost to fix them, in order of importance. That way, the buyer will know what he’s getting into, perhaps renegotiate the price, decide not to buy, or that the cost of the car and the repairs is fair and within budget.

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/about-us

Brought to you by Mike Hall, Hasson Company Realtors - Real Estate INSIDER


Mike Hall, Hasson Company RealtorsDogs, cats, chickens — you name it, we love our pets! But for pet parents selling a home, there’s extra work if you want to sell for top dollar. 

Starting with the biggie: While sellers may not notice their own pet’s odors, buyers surely will.  Buyer allergies, or even sensitivity to smells in general, might shrink your pool of buyers and hamper your sale. Your Realtor should give frank advice, and you may ask a trusted friend who doesn't visit often to come over and give their honest input.  

Thorough cleaning, preferably by a pro, should include not only the visible pet hair and dander, but give special attention to furniture, rugs and pet bedding.  Litter boxes should be removed to a garage or remote area if possible.  Have your ductwork professionally cleaned; the hair hiding in there blows into every room and may set off your buyer’s sneeze alarm.  When you think you're ready, have your agent and friend revisit and check!

Take time and simply observe wherever pets have left their mark: screen doors, lawn spots, scratches and stains.  All are usually easy fixes.  

Finally, arrange to have Fido and Fifi off-site during showings. You want visitors to relax and visualize living there.  Some buyers and agents may spend less time in your home, and not see that vision, if their attention is on your pet.  

Hasson Company Realtors

15400 SW Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego 97035

(503) 341-5915

www.mikehall.hasson.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - Women's Health INSIDER -


Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYNIt’s often said to new mothers, “You are glowing!”

But what loved ones may not know is that behind the glow, there can be uncomfortable medical conditions some mothers suffer after childbirth.

New moms may keep their complaints to themselves, not knowing how their bodies should feel after giving birth. They may be too embarrassed to discuss such issues with other mothers, family members or a doctor. Their bodies have undergone a profound change during the process and it can be overwhelming.

In my practice, no question is too small. No topic is off limits. I’m here to make women comfortable enough to ask any question and get straightforward advice on solutions.

Some of the issues that may arise after childbirth are vaginal laxity, stress incontinence, chronic constipation and weakening of the pelvic floor. Women may also be concerned about the appearance of vulvar structures, as well as pain during lovemaking due to poorly healed episiotomy, laceration, or hormonal changes of nursing.

Stress incontinence is urinary leakage that is caused by any form of straining such as running, sneezing or laughing. I have performed hundreds of minimally invasive procedures called TVT, in which I place a vaginal “tape” to correct leaky bladder.

As an experienced vaginal surgeon, I’m proficient at surgical correction of female pelvic relaxation including cystocele (dropped bladder), rectocele (herniation of rectum in vagina), and uterine prolapse. I also pay special attention to the perineum so it looks and feels as it once did before the birth.

I understand the importance of a healthy sex life for women and their partners. There are treatments available that can make sex enjoyable again and bring back your inner glow. Yes, taking care of the baby is important, but so are you.

DrNGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, DVM, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin - EMERGENCY VETERINARY CARE INSIDER -


EMERGENCY VETERINARY CARE OF TUALATIN - Jonathan Wisniewski, DVMHeat prostration (or as it’s more commonly known, heat stroke) is a serious medical condition that can cause vomiting, blood clotting, organ failure and even death in dogs and humans alike.

In canines, heat prostration can be caused by a mix of external and internal factors. Keeping a pet in an enclosed space, exposing them to high temperatures or humidity and limiting their access to water all increase the likelihood of heat stroke.

There are also internal risk factors, including certain medications, hormonal imbalances, lack of exercise, fever, or the ingestion of macadamia nuts or hops.

Warning signs of heat stroke include dullness, weakness, wobbly behavior, collapsing, convulsions — even coma.

If you think your dog may be suffering from heat prostration, treat it like an emergency. The best thing you can do is lower the dog’s body temperature immediately, either by moving it to a cooler area or by wrapping it in a cool, wet towel. Then transport your animal to the nearest veterinary hospital.

Depending on the severity of the emergency, a veterinarian may insert a breathing tube or IV to provide supplemental electrolytes.

Most animals require a few days of intensive monitoring to ensure a complete recovery. Delayed symptoms can develop three to five days after an apparent recovery, including kidney failure, liver failure and sepsis.

Know the warning signs. Never trap a dog in a hot, enclosed space (like a locked car) for prolonged periods of time.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

19314 SW Mohave Ct.

Tualatin, Oregon 97062

(503) 691-7922

evcot.com/

Brought to you by Justin Harnish of Harnish Properties - REAL ESTATE INSIDER -


HARNISH PROPERTIES - Justin HarnishQ: We plan to sell our house soon. What are the essentials to get a home ready to show and to sell at top dollar?

A: When preparing a home for market, it’s imperative that a seller think of the home being in competition with other “products” in the relevant market place.

Even in the current seller’s market, with low inventory of available homes and faster-than-usual sales, you want your home to make a strong impression and to command top dollar against competitors.

Q: In your view, what are the essentials to give a home dazzling curb appeal?

A: The home must be show-ready and sale-ready at a moment’s notice. This means that the broker and the seller must cooperate prior to market in the preparation by decluttering, staging, exterior and interior cleanup and maintenance checkups.

Q: Will a good broker have resources to suggest, such as landscapers, painters, handypersons, sewer-scopers and oil-tank removers?

A: Your home is dynamic and the systems must be in top shape. They will be inspected upon purchase, so they must be in order. A seasoned broker will have a list of trusted vendors to help get the home prepared for market and complete deferred maintenance, all of which is typically not easy!

Q: How important is home staging?

A: Very important! Statistics show that a properly prepared and staged home will sell 88 percent faster.

Harnish Properties

425 Second St.

Downtown Lake Oswego

503-699-8483

www.harnishproperties.com/

Brought to you by Dr. Nancy Salisbury, DrNGYN - WOMEN'S HEALTH INSIDER -


DRNGYN - Dr. Nancy SalisburyFor women experiencing vaginal dryness and discomfort, there are plenty of products and treatments that can help. Make sure what you’re using is safe. Also, try them out and find out what works best for you and your partner.

The North American Menopause Society offers the following solutions.

Lubricants can be water-based, silicone-based or oil-based:

· Water-based products include Astroglide and Femglide. YES is an organic, water-based lubricant free of additives.

· Silicone-based products include ID Millennium, Pink and Pjur.

· Avoid oil-based products such as mineral oil, petroleum jelly and baby oil, which can cause irritation and latex condom breakage.

Vaginal moisturizers, unlike lubricants, are absorbed into the skin and mimic natural secretions. Moisturizers are more long-term, lasting up to four days. Replens is available over the counter.

Low-dose vaginal estrogen therapy acts to reverse the thinning and dryness of tissues. It comes in several forms, including creams, low-dose vaginal rings, and a tablet called Vagifem.

Those who choose not to use hormones at all need an alternative.

MonaLisa Touch, a recently introduced outpatient vaginal laser treatment, is designed to relieve sexual discomfort due to vaginal dryness after menopause or cancer surgery.

My practice, DrNGYN, is the only clinic offering the treatment in the Portland area. MonaLisa Touch is an office-based, noninvasive treatment that is FDA-approved. The procedure takes 5 minutes, women feel no pain and more than 95 percent of patients are satisfied.

DrNGYN

17020 Pilkington Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-908-1646

www.drngyn.com/

Brought to you by Mike Keeler, Vic's Auto Center - AUTO REPAIR INSIDER -


VIC'S AUTO CENTER - Mike KeelerWhile it’s true that the price of gas at the pump has dropped considerably, that’s no reason to waste it.

With Earth Day just a week in the rear-view mirror, it’s worth considering the many ways we can improve fuel economy and be as energy-efficient as possible.

Proper vehicle maintenance is a must. Make sure that the air and fuel and air filters are serviced regularly, once or twice a year. Check engine performance; if it’s running efficiently, your gas mileage will improve an average of 4 percent. Fixing a faulty oxygen sensor can improve mileage as much as 40 percent.

Get your tire pressure checked. Tires lose on average a lb. of pressure per month, or 12 lbs. annually. If you don’t inflate them regularly, your fuel economy will be compromised. Properly inflated tires improve gas mileage up to 3.3 percent.

Drive smoothly, avoiding jackrabbit starts and hard-brake stops. Keep a steady pace, avoid traffic jams, and use cruise control when on the highway.

Empty your trunk occasionally, which may sound off, but some people use it as extra storage. There might be 400 lbs. of stuff back there, weighing down your vehicle.

If you have a roof rack, remove it when not in use to cut down on drag.

Use top-tier fuel, which is certified as gas that has been qualified to meet a certain standard. Chevron, Texaco, Shell and Costco carry top-tier fuel in all the gas.

Vic’s Auto Center

15880 Boones Ferry Rd., Lake Oswego, OR 97035

503-636-7896

www.vicsautoctr.com/


Lake Oswego's Opinions

June 30, 2016

Stop fighting, settle Cover Oregon suit against Oracle

by Editorial Board
It would be hard to say which entity the public distrusts more — big business or big government. As such, many people in Oregon will have trouble deciding who was tricked or who was the trickster in the Cover Oregon debacle…
June 30, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
‘Buy a cow!’ Kudos to the Lake Oswego Rotary Club! On June 18, about 650 people filled the big tent behind the Lakewood Center for the Annual Lobster Feed and Charity Auction. This year’s paddle raise was to support the work…
June 30, 2016

Your public officials

by Pamplin Media Group
FEDERAL OFFICIALS ¦ U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader-D Congressional District 5 544 Ferry St. SE, Suite 2, Salem, OR 97301 503-588-9100 schrader.house.gov ¦ U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden-D 911 N.E. 11th Ave. No. 630, Portland, OR 97232…


June 23, 2016

Our Opinion: Brown should disavow IP 28 and set the stage for true reform

by Editorial Board
Kate Brown needs to demonstrate that she is the governor for all of Oregon, and not just a leader for the public employee unions. It is past time for Brown to step in and oppose the latest attempt to make a mess of Oregon’s…
June 23, 2016

Citizen's View: Tax increase may be needed if City doesn't cut employees

by Gerry Good
As a member of the Citizens Budget Committee, I take the task seriously. I’m not sure all members of the committee do. My committee role, I believe, is to help provide the services citizens want at the lowest possible cost.…
June 23, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Focus on gun violence In light of the recent gun violence in Orlando, which killed 49 people and wounded 53, it is an amazing coincidence that a screening of “Trigger” is scheduled for Sunday night, June 26, from 7-9 p.m. at…
June 21, 2016

Our opinion: Governor needs to oppose gross receipts tax

by Editorial Board
Kate Brown needs to demonstrate she is the governor for all of Oregon, and not just a leader for the public employee unions. It is past time for Brown to step in and oppose the latest attempt to make a mess of Oregon’s tax…
June 17, 2016

Our opinion: Kate Brown snubs voters and tradition with debate decision

by Editorial Board
Oregon’s newspapers — which are read either in print or online by virtually every active voter in the state — have a longstanding election-year tradition of inviting the two major candidates for governor to make a joint…
June 16, 2016

Our Opinion: Keep politics out of future discussions about terror in the U.S.

by (none)
The horrific attack in an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning could have happened anywhere at anytime — and that sad reality should prompt every community to consider how to lessen the odds that it will be a target for…
June 16, 2016

Citizen's View: Plenty of trees, but not enough trust

by Dianne Cassidy
There are two ways of looking at tree codes: Which trees should be cut down? And which trees should not be cut down? At first blush, both questions seem like two sides of the same coin — just different ways of expressing the…
June 16, 2016

Citizen's View: Learning doesn't stop in summer, but kids need safe places to study

by Sen. Ron Wyden
With the school year at its end, students and families all over Oregon are beginning to think about summer and their time outside of school. I want to take a moment to stress the importance of providing young people with…
June 16, 2016

Citizen's View: 2012 promise was less government intrusion, but that hasn't come true

by Dave Berg
“It’s a good thing we don’t get all the government we pay for.” — Will Rogers Voters in 2012 elected a new administration with high hopes for change. The outcome of that election stunned many, as citizens across a broad…
June 16, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Important steps It is high school graduation season. Here’s a hint from Krusslaw: Once a child turns 18, parents lose the legal ability to make decisions for their child or even to find out basic information. Learning you…
TALNEY
June 09, 2016

My World: 'No Man is an Island': Memories of my father

by Ronald Talney
With another Father’s Day approaching, I think back on my own father. He was a complicated man. With short, wavy hair and prone to being a little overweight in his middle and later years, he had graying hair as long as I can…
June 09, 2016

Citizen's View: IP 28 is a reckless experiment that will hurt Oregon families

by Patrick De Klotz
Oregon is in a budgetary crisis. PERS and other obligations are driving up the cost of government. Many readers are likely already aware of the proposed response by some interest groups, one that is likely heading to our…
June 09, 2016

Citizen's View: With IP 28, we will all simply pay more

by Joe Breimayer
I am responding to the Citizen’s View by Peter Wright, “IP 28 asks companies to take responsibility, alter behavior,” which ran in the June 2 issue of The Review. Supporters of Initiative Petition 28 are advocating the…
June 09, 2016

Citizen's View: School Board expects to decide on bond before end of summer

by John Wendland
One of the highlights of serving on the Lake Oswego School Board the past seven years has been recognizing and celebrating our senior class at graduation. Last week, at Lakeridge and Lake Oswego high schools, more than 620…
June 09, 2016

Citizen's View: Be extra vigilant as we enter election season

by Jonathan Harnish
Political discourse can be informative, confusing, frustrating, annoying and often all of those things at once! The citizens of Lake Oswego are very adept at listening to information on all sides of issues and objectively…
June 09, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Unwanted service For the past couple of weeks, residents in Lake Oswego have been receiving compost pails. I am quite angry that the City Council approved this project without our having the chance to cast our vote.…
June 09, 2016

TO OUR READERS

by (none)
The Review’s longstanding policy is to limit political letters to 200 words. The newspaper has let that slip in the past couple of issues, but in the future (and with the official candidate filing period for the November…
June 02, 2016

Citizen's View: State lawmakers should take cue from Sunshine Laws in Florida

by John Sepulvado
In elementary school, Franklin Weekley was diagnosed as “mentally retarded.” He was slow to learn, but quick to act out on impulse. Teachers at his rural school were unequipped to get a handle on him. Weekley ended up…
June 02, 2016

Citizen's View: Critics need to acknowledge roles in City budget process

by Steve Dodds
I read with despair and disappointment the Citizen’s Views of Dave Berg (“Did the ‘promise’ of the 2012 LO election ever materialize,” May 12) and Gerry Good (“City officials failed to cut costs in latest round of budget…
June 02, 2016

Citizen's View: IP 28 asks companies to take responsibility, alter behavior

by Peter Wright
The Review’s lead story in the May 26 issue (“Tax would raise billions, cut jobs and growth”) takes a strong stand in opposition to IP 28, the initiative to increase corporate taxes. Its Opinion piece in the same edition…
June 02, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
DONALD TRUMP He’s a bright-shield hero, Putting enemies to the sword. He’s revenge on a world That’s failed to reward us. He’s a way to the greatness We’ve fumbled away By accepting alien races And giving up our guns. He’s…
May 26, 2016

Our Opinion: Gross receipts tax would hurt those it aims to help

by Editorial Board
A new analysis by state economists should make public employees think twice about the harm they’d do to low-income Oregonians if the unions and their backers succeed in pushing through a gross receipts tax in November.…

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PADRICK
May 26, 2016

Citizen's View: Fiber facts should overcome fears

by Kevin Padrick
As a homeowner and chairman of Symmetrical Networks in Lake Oswego, I welcome the community discussion regarding a municipal fiber network. Looking forward to the advisory vote in November, it…
May 26, 2016

Citizen's View: Critics of LO mayor and council need to explain…

by Darrell Brett
As I once again read criticism of our City leaders, I looked back on the last piece I wrote for this paper one year ago. In it, I said the job of our mayor and City Council is tough and…
GUDMAN
May 26, 2016

Citizen's View: Fiber Follies: Risks outweigh benefits

by Jeff Gudman
The proposal from Symmetrical Networks and Sunstone Business Finance for a public-private partnership with eventual City ownership of a fiber broadband network is not in the best interests of…
May 26, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
Great for small business It doesn’t take an Einstein to conclude that small businesses succeed when they attract large numbers of customers at the lowest possible price. In smaller cities like…
May 26, 2016

Our Opinion: Gross receipts tax would only hurt those it aims to…

by Editorial Board
A new analysis by state economists should make public employees think twice about the harm they’d do to low-income Oregonians if the unions and their backers succeed in pushing through a gross…
May 26, 2016

Our Opinion: Gross receipts tax would only hurt those it aims to…

by Editorial Board
A new analysis by state economists should make public employees think twice about the harm they’d do to low-income Oregonians if the unions and their backers succeed in pushing through a gross…
May 19, 2016

Just Another Point of View: The last worthless evening I'll…

by Mikel Kelly
I am hoping with all my heart that this will be the last thing I write on this computer. My blood pressure is already through the roof because I’ve been trying for two hours to get a column…
May 19, 2016

Citizen's View: 'Vision, balance, leadership': It's what makes a…

by Kent Studebaker
The “silly season” of mayoral politics has come early to Lake Oswego. Dave Berg’s entry into the race for mayor was preceded last week by his Citizen’s View (“Did the ‘promise’ of the 2012 LO…
May 19, 2016

Citizen's View: City officials failed to cut costs in latest…

by Gerry Good
City leaders have once again failed to face the coming tax storm, and increasing costs will continue to be passed along to taxpayers. During the Citizens Budget Committee’s May 5 deliberations…
May 19, 2016

Citizen's View: Setting the record straight about the past four…

by Skip O'Neill
After reading Dave Berg’s Citizen’s View (“Did the ‘promise’ of the 2012 LO election ever marterialize,” May 12), I’d like to set the record straight on a few items. While well-written, the…
May 19, 2016

Readers' Letters

by (none)
End ‘phone book pollution’ Like locusts, they descend upon us every year — yellow and heavy and not needed in today’s digital world. Dropped onto our mailboxes, driveways and curbs, whether we…
May 12, 2016

My World: Remembering she who called me Sunny

by Ronald Talney
Having just celebrated yet another Mother’s Day, I think back to my earliest thoughts of my own mother. Not recollections in a concrete sense, but impressions that went deep into my world,…
BERG
May 12, 2016

Citizen's View: Did the 'promise' of the 2012 LO election ever…

by Dave Berg
“The politician’s promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.” — Mackenzie King Voters in 2012 elected a new City Council with very high hopes for change. The outcome of the election stunned…
May 12, 2016

Citizen's View: A call for candidates focused on public interest

by Rick Petry
With an election looming in November, conversations inevitably turn to the question, “Who is running?” To step forward as a candidate for office in our splendid town requires courage, fortitude…
LININGER
May 12, 2016

We can create more opportunities

by Rep. Ann Lininger
When I grew up in southern Oregon, our family had a rock-crushing and road-construction business. The deep recession of the 1980s hit our family business hard, as it did many others in the…
May 12, 2016

Readers' Letters

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Anybody but De Klotz In a May 5 opinion piece written by Patrick De Klotz, who is running for a state representative position as a Republican (“Oregonians should reject Trump divisiveness, vote…
May 12, 2016

Correction

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Type II tree-removal permits require a mitigation plan and an additional fee of $17 per tree on top of the $148 application fee. A story in the May 5 issue of The Review misstated the fees…
May 05, 2016

Just Another Point of View: Maybe peeking at the world through a…

by Mikel Kelly
If you had grown up on the Oregon coast in the 1950s — like I did — chances are you would have gotten your information about the outside world in tiny, confusing pieces. Oh, sure, we had our…
May 05, 2016

Readers' Letters

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L.O. Art Sale To compete in the markets Of American free enterprise, Artists must have a tradesman’s eye And attach to their work a price That will make it a gift to the world. James Fleming…