ODOT addresses council concerns in advance of paving

ODOT addresses council concerns in advance of paving

While the council approved of the general outlook for the project, concerns remained about the...

Old police station could be repurposed as county tourism office

Old police station could be repurposed as county tourism office

'Anything we can do to revitalize things and bring attention and interest to the area helps us.'

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SUBMITTED PHOTO: LAKE OSWEGO POLICE DEPARTMENT - Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects in a string of thefts from vehicles in Lake Oswego and Tualatin.
February 22, 2017

Lake Oswego police seek public's help in identifying theft suspects

by Anthony Macuk
Officials are looking for a man and woman after a rash of incidents, most involving unlocked vehicles
More than two dozen local 'March 4 Trump' events, including one in Lake Oswego, are planned in support of a March 4 gathering on the Capital Mall in Washington, D.C.
February 22, 2017

Lake Oswego business owner plans 'March 4 Trump'

by Anthony Macuk
Kevin Kerwin's event is part of a nationwide series of pro-Trump rallies scheduled for March 4
February 18, 2017

Rep. Schrader: Both sides should calm down about Trump

by Peter Wong
Congressman tackled wide array of issues at West Linn meeting


PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: PETER WONG - US Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., speaks Saturday, Feb. 18, to about 1,500 people at a town hall meeting in the Oregon City High School gym.
February 18, 2017

Wyden: Public will have some access to Russia inquiry

by Peter Wong
Democratic senator says controversy involving Trump presidential campaign 'goes right to the heart of the legitimacy of the American government.'
COURTESY OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION - Bottle deposits in Oregon will double to 10 cents on April 1. Under a bill proposed in the Legislature, even cans for which only a 5-cent deposit was paid can be redeemed for the full 10 cents until Sept. 1, 2018.
February 18, 2017

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under bill

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state's bottle and can deposit will double to a dime April 1.
February 16, 2017

School Board has 3 vacancies for May election

by Andrew Kilstrom
Filing period for prospective West Linn-Wilsonville School Board members open through March 16
February 16, 2017

West Linn halts research on municipal fiber network

by Patrick Malee
'If the timing isn't right, we probably shouldn't spend those dollars only to have to go spend them again.'
February 16, 2017

Do you know an Amazing Kid?

by The Tidings
The Tidings staff will select our Amazing Kid based on the nominee's demonstrated efforts toward improving his or her community
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Emily Salisbury, associate professor of criminal justice at University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, speaks about women in the criminal justice system at the Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit at the Salem Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
February 16, 2017

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Researcher tells Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit women offenders should be treated differently in effort to downsize state's prison population.
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego attorney Sonya Fischer says she'll keep a small caseload at her private practice while serving on the Clackamas County Board of Commssioners, 'because I really enjoy helping people.'
February 16, 2017

Sonya Fischer vows to be 'a voice for human services'

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego attorney says she'll bring her advocacy 'for people who are left out' to the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners
February 16, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
COURTESY PHOTO: HOUSE SPEAKER TINA KOTEK - Michael Hickman, Portland field office director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, conducts the oath of allegiance during a naturalization ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Oregon House of Representatives.
February 15, 2017

Republican spearheaded naturalization ceremony on House floor

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
West Linn state Rep. Julie Parrish, daughter of a Lebanese immigrant, wanted a reminder that the United States is 'a nation of immigrants.'
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Clackamas County Historical Society Executive Director Claire Blaylock said that it would be nearly impossible to describe all of the contents of the Kaegi Pharmacy with text.
February 14, 2017

Museum of the Oregon Territory to celebrate grand re-opening

by Raymond Rendleman
Kaegi Virtual Pharmacy seeks to bring alive the experience of the Kaegi Pharmacy circa 1910 using virtual and augmented reality.
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Audrey Coulthurst never imagined she would be a published author, but her career has taken off since the release of her first book, 'Of Fire and Stars.'
February 10, 2017

WL native breaks barriers with new young adult book

by Patrick Malee
'I was almost 30 before I read a fantasy, particularly young adult, with a protagonist who was a queer girl who fell in love with another girl.'
February 09, 2017

Meeting set Feb. 23 on Stafford status

by Peter Wong
No action planned, but staff will explain next steps in Clackamas County's effort to resolve the long-standing question about urban reserves open to future development.

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Feb 09, 2017

Rep. Julie Parrish back with 'basket of bills' for 2017 session

by Patrick Malee
Parrish is listed as the chief sponsor for a total of 57 bills that cover everything from education to transportation, housing, fiscal policy and public records laws
REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer, a Lake Oswego resident, served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A new Oregon Military Museum planned for Clackamas has been named in his honor.
Feb 09, 2017

An 'epic night of music' for an Oregon military hero

by Kelsey O'Halloran
Rock 'n' roll fundraiser will support the Oregon Military Museum, which is named for Brig. Gen. James B. Thayer
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The former Haggen location has been vacant for almost a year, and the City has made it a priority to attract a new grocery store to the property at some point in 2017.
Feb 09, 2017

Police, city hall continue to monitor former Haggen property

by Patrick Malee
'What continues to be a problem, I think, is because (Haggen) is not there, everyone is going up to Safeway for shopping.'
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO - The council voted unanimously at its Feb. 6 meeting to send the Upper Midhill proposal back to the planning commission for further evaluation.
Feb 09, 2017

Council plots way forward on controversial development proposals

by Patrick Malee
Upper Midhill proposal back to planning commission for further evaluation, while Sunset Primary remand will be addressed solely by the council
Feb 09, 2017

West Linn business environment is a mixed bag, surveys say

by Patrick Malee
'People don't want to be a big box retail (place). So there's always going to be those elements of services they're going to go outside for.'
Sonya Fischer
Feb 07, 2017

Lake Oswego lawyer takes seat on Clackamas County board

by Peter Wong
Fischer was one of three finalists for Position 5 vacated by new Chairman Jim Bernard with two years remaining in the term.
REVIEW PHOTO: ANTHONY MACUK - Rev. David Alexander reads a portion of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty during a candle-lighting ceremony Feb. 1 at the New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Lake Oswego.
Feb 04, 2017

'A symbolic act of solidarity'

by Anthony Macuk
Lake Oswego candle-lighting ceremony, talk by author Harris Zafar are designed to show support for immigrants, refugees
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - White Oak Savanna champion Roberta Schwarz estimates that more than 2,000 students have helped with restoration work in the park since 2009.
Feb 02, 2017

City set to acquire remaining White Oak Savanna land

by Patrick Malee
'It's like an island annexation, and now we own the entire parcel of the Oak Savanna.'
SUBMITTED PHOTO - The proposed map 9A includes two choice zones where families can select one of two middle schools to attend.
Feb 02, 2017

Final boundary proposal includes 'choice schools'

by Andrew Kilstrom
Choice for families means uneven enrollments across middle schools in short term
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The City is optimistic about potential uses for the old paper mill pond property on West Linn's side of the river, but it will have to coordinate with Clackamas County Water Environment Services on any redevelopment efforts.
Feb 02, 2017

A drop in the pond

by Patrick Malee
'It's a fabulous opportunity - all of that open space there, the wetlands and everything else'
Feb 02, 2017

WLPD completes investigation into officer's social media posts

by Patrick Malee
While investigators have made a recommendation for how to move forward, the final decision is ultimately left to City Manager
TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - West Linn Police Sergeant Mike Francis started posting frequent video updates during the city's recent storm events, much to the delight of residents on social media.
Feb 02, 2017

WL's Sergeant Safety Glasses

by Patrick Malee
Mike Francis jokes that he is 'comfortable looking like an idiot on camera'
TIDINGS FILE PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Richard Seals served as West Linn's Chief Financial Officer for eight years; in 2016, he was named as one of five finalists for the vacant city manager position.
Feb 02, 2017

WL Chief Financial Officer departs for nonprofit

by Patrick Malee
The City earned a number of national financial awards during Seals' tenure
SUBMITTED PHOTO - Robert Bresky spent five years researching and writing a comprehensive history of West Linn and Oregon City's papermaking history.
Feb 02, 2017

Paging through history

by Patrick Malee
'The Papermakers: More Than Run of the Mill,' was published in October 2016 after five years of painstaking research and interviews.
Feb 02, 2017

Police log

by The Tidings
Jan 30, 2017

ODFW Willamette region fishing report

by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Rains push fish into rivers, making it a good time for steelhead fishing
Jan 27, 2017

Remand not expected to significantly impact Sunset School project

by Patrick Malee
'Really it's a process issue more than anything else.'
Jan 26, 2017

Nonprofit board member training offered

by Leslie Pugmire Hole
TIDINGS PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Topping the list of the councils 2017 goals is an extention of a 2016 goal: beginning the prelude to master planning West Linns waterfront.
Jan 26, 2017

Busy year ahead as council agrees on goals for 2017

by Patrick Malee
'We don't want to put anything that stretches staff too much or is unrealistic for the budget, and I think we did OK with that.'
PHOTO COURTESY OLD OREGON/CCHS ORIGINAL - Neighborhoods like Bolton, shown here in 1899, were platted well before West Linn was incorporated as a city.
Jan 26, 2017

The sum of its parts?

by Patrick Malee
Many WL neighborhoods have their own identities - for better and worse