Author: Charles Glenn

Keizer polices problems, not people

The Keizer Police Department has one of the lowest officer-to-resident ratio of any city in the State of Oregon, and Chief John Teague says that’s largely due to a philosophy called Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) – a complex, holistic policing philosophy designed to improve efficiency and reduce crime. “You’ve probably heard[Read More…]

Clark: Keizer is rocking it

Keizer Mayor Cathy Clark delivered her seventh-annual State of the City address on Tuesday, March 15 at Keizer Civic Center, before the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. She began by acknowledging the historic challenges the community has faced as a result of the pandemic in 2020, followed by natural disasters in[Read More…]

Pasta Boss will bring “the mod” to local dining

Many people are familiar with the “Mod Pizza” style of fast-casual dining, featuring an individual serving and a single price with unlimited toppings. Pasta fans in Keizer will soon have a similar option if the new planned restaurant, “Pasta Boss,” raises enough money to open. Jared Baumgartner, left, with Kevin Zeibart,[Read More…]

Homegrown stages Steel Magnolias in March

Two years ago, Keizer Homegrown Theater was all set to proudly put on the play “Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling. The six-person, all-women cast had prepared for weeks, memorized their lines, decided on costumes, set performance times – and then COVID crashed the party. This Friday, they finally get to[Read More…]

Keizer couple offers help

Drug and alcohol addiction ruins people’s lives, but that doesn’t have to be the end of the story. With the right kind of assistance, at the right time, almost anyone’s life can be turned around and put back on track. Victoria Meredith and Eric Rasor Keizer couple Eric Rasor and[Read More…]

Keizer man sentenced to 16 years

Kristian Mann, 23, of Keizer, was sentenced to 16 years in prison last week in a Marion County Circuit courtroom for first degree robbery and manslaughter in the 2020 shooting death of Salem resident Oscar Martinez at the Starbucks parking lot in Keizer Station. Kristian Mann  Mann, along with Dasio[Read More…]

Meet Keizertimes’ new city reporter

My name is Charles Glenn, and my first job as your newest Keizertimes reporter is to introduce myself. I’ve been living in the Northwest for more than 30 years, primarily in the Beaverton area. My wife and I raised four daughters who are now either in college or starting new[Read More…]