COURTS: City can take steps to protect mobile home owners

In the weeks since Keizertimes last reported on the plight of rent-burdened residents in a manufactured home park, the underlying issues involving predatory park owners made national headlines.  In a recent episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the titular host spent 15 minutes exposing the double-talk of one[Read More…]

City will re-examine caretaker role at KRP

The Keizer City Council will re-examine the scuttling of a caretaker program at Keizer Rapids Park after new renter protections appear to complicate plans to turn a home into a city-owned rental property. An issue that arose at a Keizer Parks Advisory Board meeting rocketed to the top of the[Read More…]

Parks board backs new look at park host

The view from the front porch of a caretaker’s home in Keizer Rapids Park. The call to re-examine the caretaker role at Keizer Rapids Park grew out of a request put to the members of the Keizer Parks Advisory Board at a meeting Tuesday, April 9.  That was where former[Read More…]

Police calls: April 8 – April 14

Monday, April 8 12:12 p.m. – Arrest for offensive littering in the 100 block of Chemawa Road N. 3:46 p.m.- Arrest for theft and criminal trespassing in the 5000 block of River Road N. 9:40 p.m. – Criminal trespassing in the 4000 block of River Road N. 11:30 p.m. –[Read More…]

Asian pacific islander day at the capitol

File Photo Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Oregon State Capitol. All are welcome to this free event to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the Asian Pacific Islander geographic region and their influence on Oregon.[Read More…]

Easter events

File Photo • Keizer Christian Church will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. The hunt is free for age 0 up to fifth grade and held on the church lawn at, 6945 Wheatland Road North. A short storytime will be held[Read More…]

SKIT Theatre to stage Annie

SKIT Theatre will stage the award-winning musical, Annie in May at the Salem First Free Methodist Church, 4455 Silverton Road NE. Based on the comic, Little Orphan Annie, the show tells the story of Annie’s search for her parents, her life in an orphanage run by the evil Miss Hannigan[Read More…]

Enlightened Theatrics to stage the odd couple

Enlightened Theatrics will stage The Odd Couple, Female Version by Neil Simon starting on Friday, April 26 at Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre. This comedic play features two polar opposite roommates having to coexist and argue over cleanliness and organization. In this version the characters Oscar and Felix are replaced with[Read More…]

Oregon Garden hosts digging in the dirt event

File Photo The Oregon Garden Foundation will present their Digging in the Dirt event on Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 11, starting at 10 a.m. The event will be held in the Discovery Pavilion by the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton. Guests can enjoy coffee and pastries before they begin assisting[Read More…]

Chicks Connect embrace the journey event

K-Town Chicks and Dream Chicks, two chapters of the networking organization Chicks Connect, will host their two and a half day Embrace the Journey retreat from Thursday, April 25 to Saturday, April 27 at Aldersgate Retreat Center 7790 Marion Rd SE, Turner, OR. Chicks Connect is made up of women[Read More…]