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Day: April 22, 2013

Second appeal filed in LUBA case

 

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Image courtesy Public Domain Pictures

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

A potential appeal earlier this year was settled by, of all things, sidewalks.

Don’t expect concrete to solve lingering issues a second time.

Last week Jack Yarbrough, owner of three pieces of land in Keizer Station, filed paperwork of his intent to appeal a land use decision in Area C involving Chuck Sides and E Village, LLC.

Yarbrough stated he doesn’t plan on making a deal with the controversial developer.

John Storkel, a Salem attorney, filed the paperwork dated April 8 on behalf of Yarbrough, who has some unpleasant history with Sides.

Yarbrough said Tuesday he used Storkel to “get the ball rolling” but expects to retain a Portland attorney by the end of next week more versed with land use law to push forward with the appeal.


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Cross’d with adversity

Kylee Lewis, as Julia, laments over a shredded love letter.The McNary High School production of Two Gentlemen of Verona, opens April 25. (KEIZERTIMES/ Eric A. Howald)
Kylee Lewis, as Julia, laments over a shredded love letter.The McNary High School production of Two Gentlemen of Verona, opens April 25.
(KEIZERTIMES/
Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

When McNary High School’s drama department opens its production of Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona April 25, the spotlight will fall on a very special member of the cast at one point in the play: a Willamette Humane Society pup looking for a home among the audience members.

“A friend worked on a production at the American Shakespeare Center in Virginia and did something similar last summer and it just seemed like a great idea to be able to use the play to support the Humane Society” said director Dallas Myers.Myers expects a different dog to be used each weekend, but if the school is lucky enough to find a home for the actors, there may be more.

The play itself is the Bard’s romantic comedy about the titular two gentlemen, Proteus and Valentine, who find themselves in the midst of romantic upheaval when they fall in love with the same woman, Sylvia, played by Jadi Dicksa. Proteus must also deal with his own jilted lover, Julia, played by Kylee Lewis. Gabe Elmore and Trevor Mink tackle the roles of Valentine and Proteus, respectively.


To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 19 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in Keizer.

She knows Oregon by the book

Keizer’s Julie Yamaka holds both the newest and oldest versions of the Oregon Blue Book, an Oregon almanac that dates back to 1911. Yamaka is managing editor of the publication. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)
Keizer’s Julie Yamaka holds both the newest and oldest versions of the Oregon Blue Book, an Oregon almanac that dates back to 1911. Yamaka is managing editor of the publication. (KEIZERTIMES/Craig Murphy)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

Quick: what is the state bird of Oregon?

How about the state crustacean?

Better yet, what is the state soil of Oregon?

You may not know the answers to all those questions (and more), but Keizer’s Julie Yamaka does.

For the past 10 years, Yamaka has been managing editor of the Oregon Blue Book almanac and fact book, which comes out every other year. The 2013-14 print edition was released last month; the latest online edition went up Feb. 14 – Oregon’s birthday.

“I look at it as we have this snapshot in time,” Yamaka said of the print version, which is produced in lower quantities now – 6,000 versus the 20,000 printed years ago. “These have historical value.”


To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the April 19 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in Keizer.