Saturday, January 16, 2010

Be Very Careful at ATMs!

Here's a security blog which shows a very professional 'skimmer'; a device which attaches to an ATM card slot, and both rips off the data from the ATM card magnetic stripe AND the PIN card you punch in. Be VERY careful at ATM machines from now on to make sure it does not have a skimmer attached, and watch your bank account balance diligently!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Haiti Earthquake

Americans in Haiti can Twitter directly to @safeandwell with contact info, how and where you are, to the American Red Cross Safe and Well site: or at the Safe and Well website at

Families in the United States whose U.S. citizen relatives abroad may be directly affected by the crisis can use the website above, or contact the Department of State through the Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management at 1-888-407-4747 or (202) 647-5225.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Planning for closure of Oak Grove Library

The Public Survey Meetings for the new Gladstone Library, which will replace the Oak Grove Library as per the last referendum on our library system, will be held on dates and times shown below. All meetings will have the same survey questions and info, so people need to go to only one of them. Refreshments will be provided by GG's Deli and Restaurant (except Rose Villa will be doing their own).

1/21 Thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm , Rose Villa Senior Living Community, 13505 SE River Rd., Oak Grove

1/22 Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Gladstone Senior Center, 1050 Portland Av., Gladstone

2/4 Thu 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Gladstone Comm. School Cafeteria, 18800 Portland Av., Gladstone

2/11 Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Clackamas Elementary School, 15301 SE 92nd Av., Clackamas

2/25 Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Rex Putnam High School Library, 4950 SE Roethe Rd., Oak Grove

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Jewelry thieves working between Milwaukie and Gladstone

Thelma Hagemiller reports:

Another community issue - there are jewelry thieves operating in our area - Milwaukie to Gladstone.

One of our neighbors got hit on Dec 16th, broke out 2 windows to get in, grabbed a pillow case and swept up all the jewelry he could get out of the master bedroom.

He may have been spooked by the resident when they got home or some outside noise.

The Sheriff’s deputy said this has been the pattern.

We need to all keep our eyes open and alert each other if we see suspicious people around etc.

The deputy said a woman on Oatfield got some of her stuff back by visiting the pawn shops along McL. (there are 5-6 of them).

Citizens Informed and Aware meetings


seize today!

it will not be repeated!

The CIA Forum Starts at 7:00 pm Wednesday, January 13, 2010

In the Fellowship Hall at Rose Villa Senior Living Community

13505 SE River Road in Oak Grove, OR

(Please do not park on the Rose Villa property itself)

(It is OK to park on either side of River Road or in the lot across River Road from Rose Villa)


“Seize Today! It will not be repeated?”

So - What does that mean?

It means that the McLoughin Area Plan (MAP) Citizen Committee is nearing the completion of phase one of their work to arrive at the final "Vision, Values, and Guiding Principles” statements for the MAP planning process. Upon completion and acceptance of these final statements the MAP Citizen Committee will be moving forward into phase two of the MAP planning process. As a Citizen who lives, works, shops and plays in the Oak Grove, Jennings Lodge and Oatfield Ridge areas of Unincorporated Clackamas County, you also have a responsibility to make sure your voice is heard by the MAP Citizen Committee members. Tonight is your last collective opportunity to provide that input!

One of the advantages we cherish as Citizens living in an Unincorporated Area is our independence, but along with that independence comes responsibility. Help maintain that cherished independence by seeing to it that this truly remains a Citizen driven / Citizen guided process. Be involved in this unique opportunity for determining the future design and destiny of our overall Community. Don’t be one of those Citizens who abdicates your Citizen responsibility and goes for the alternative – letting government drive the process and then grousing about it forever after.


If there are Land Use Issues to be discussed by the OLCC (Oak Lodge Community Council) a Special Land Use Meeting will be held at Rose Villa after the close of the CIA meeting. The Special Land Use Meeting will not start before 8:30 PM.


Please feel free to pass this Email along to your neighbors, friends and relatives and to share this information with other Citizens who might be interested in the CIA Programs. We value each and every one of you and the more, the merrier!


Questions may be directed to CIA Program Coordinator - Thelma Haggenmiller at or 503/659-5590

We want to be sure this email is being delivered only to Interested Citizens.

If, at any time, you want to be removed from this email list please send such a reply to Thelma.


Other Activities / Events of Community Interest

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm

The next Regular Meeting of the JLCPO (Jennings Lodge Community Planning Organization).

At Homewood Heights Assisted Living Center

17999 SE River Rd. in Jennings Lodge, OR

All are welcome.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm

The next Regular Meeting of the OLCC (Oak Lodge Community Council).

In the Fellowship Hall at Rose Villa Senior Living Community

13505 SE River Road in Oak Grove, OR.

All are welcome.

Friday, January 29, 2010 at 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Open Mic Night at the Oak Grove Coffeehouse

2144 SE Oak Grove Blvd in Oak Grove. OR

Everyone is invited to come help build our community spirit.

Open Mic Night is fun, interesting, playful, and warm-hearted.

If you would like to perform, whether it be music, poetry, story-telling or stand-up comedy, contact Edrid at or 503 901-3700, or just show up at 7 pm.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm

CIA (Citizens, Informed and Aware

Community Discussion of the Construction Plans for the Trolley Trail

In the Fellowship Hall at Rose Villa Senior Living Community

13505 SE River Road in Oak Grove, OR