Housing hands

  Behind the current headlines, homelessness is a complicated tangle of stories, and a web of area services trying to meet a diversity of needs. Some of the people running these services will be on hand for the next City Club … Continued



Professor Randy Blazak’s extensive research on hate crimes and hate groups, not to mention his regular role as a commentator on everything from NPR to CNN and Al Jazeera, makes his visit to City Club a special event – and … Continued



Our community is at a crossroads over a broad range of issues, and whoever we elect this year is going to leave marks on our city and county that will likely reach far into the future. Housing and homeless are … Continued

Mayoral Debate Slated, 9/11 at Noon

City Hall

This year’s contest for mayor is both a study in contrasts among candidates, and more prescient than usual. Whoever takes the seat will lead during a time of long-term decision concerning homelessness, law enforcement, a proposed urban renewal district for … Continued

The Promise of Cluster Housing


  RISING PRICES for land and housing have contributed to a shortage of affordable workforce housing in Corvallis. The factors behind this trend include population growth and the availability of developable land. Among the proposed solutions is a style of high-density … Continued

Is Putting a Price on Carbon a Solution to Global Warming?


When: 7 to 9 pm, Wednesday, May 16 Where: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Despite tree planting programs, advances in renewable energy and appeals to use public transportation instead of personal vehicles, carbon continues to accumulate in the atmosphere. While useful … Continued

Town Halls: Six County Commissioner Candidates Meet

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Seeking votes in the May 15 primary election, six county commissioner candidates will argue their cases at two City Club Town Halls set for April. The eventual victor will inherit a confluence of county problems now coming to a head. Affordable … Continued

Vital Signs 2: Healthy Relationships in Long-Term Support


When: Thursday, April 5, 7 pm Where: Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Ave. At the City Club of Corvallis meeting on March 13, Helen Kao, MD, of Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care, and Jason Wallis, MS, of Fitness Over 50, showed … Continued

Vital Signs: Effective programs for aging adults


If you missed these presentations, you can listen to them here: Helen Kao (23 minutes) Jason Wallis (17 minutes) As Baby Boomers enter their seventies, educators and health-care professionals are tracking the results of programs intended to help older adults maintain health and wellbeing. … Continued

Scientists’ Warning to Humanity — The rest of the story


Note: The talk described below is available on the City Club of Corvallis YouTube channel.  When Oregon State University professor Bill Ripple and colleagues published a viewpoint article in the journal BioScience last fall — Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A … Continued