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The $330,000 hamburger

The $330,000 hamburger

So, would you eat this?   Posted by NBC News: After years of research and weeks of buildup, taste testers on Monday finally bit into a burger created from stem cells in a culture dish rather than meat from a farm or a store.  The burger was cooked in front of...

Willamette Falls Legacy Project

Willamette Falls Legacy Project

A 23-acre industrial site in Oregon City’s downtown along the Willamette River represents Oregonians’ best chance to rediscover a cultural and scenic treasure: Willamette Falls. With a dynamic location and remarkable history, this former paper mill site could someday...

Happy Hour July 23, 2013

Happy Hour July 23, 2013

Thank you to everyone who attended my first community outreach Happy Hour on July 23 at 5-0-3 Restaurant in West Linn! I had a great time and learned a lot. I am tentatively planning another Happy Hour on October 22, 2013.   I hope to see you there, especially if you...

What Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Says About You

What Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Says About You

Ever wonder what your favorite ice cream says about you?   Baskin-Robbins recently partnered with Dr. Alan Hirsch, a nationally recognized smell and taste expert and founder of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, to identify what some of the most...

Happy Hour July 23, 2013

Happy Hour July 23, 2013

Join me on July 23, 2013 for my first Happy Hour.  Stop by to learn about City issues or  share your thoughts and concerns about our City.   WhoAnyone WhatHappy Hour With Councilor Thomas Frank WhenTue, Jul 23rd, 2013 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Where503 Restaurant - Central...

Chase Bank Opening

Chase Bank Opening

Mayor Kovash and I attended the opening of a new Chase branch in the Robinwood neighborhood.  This newest branch increases Chase's committment to West Linn.  They now have three branches and employ 26 people, 16 of which reside within our city.  Chase has 9,028...

Oregon Metro Zoo Tour

Oregon Metro Zoo Tour

Councilor Tan and I were given a behind the scenes tour of the Oregon Metro Zoo.  We spent the day with Chris Pfefferkorn, the Deputy Zoo Director.  We toured the penguin, giraffe, cougar, and black bear exhibits.  The zoo broke ground on the last of the projects...

Prepare for Emergency with your Neighbors

Prepare for Emergency with your Neighbors

Published in the West Linn Tiding and Oregonian: Happy Fourth of July to you and your family! It is my honor to serve as your city councilor. I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to an amazing public safety program called “Map Your Neighborhood.” This program is...

Cedaroak Boat Ramp Grant Awarded to West Linn

Cedaroak Boat Ramp Grant Awarded to West Linn

Cedaroak boat ramp has seen it's better days and recently a grant was awarded from the Oregon State Marine Board to help fund the replacement.  The total cost of replacement is $970,000.  The ramp was constructed 43 years ago and suffered damage in the 1996 flood....