2004-01-22

Reserve deputy gets ‘Courageous Citizen’ award



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer It was a full house at last week’s Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Westlake Village Inn, where David Katz, a reserve deputy from Lost Hills Sheriff’s station, received a "Courageous Citizen" award. Many dignitaries were present to honor Katz, who in late October became a local hero when he tackled a […]

Several volunteer opportunities available



Several volunteer opportunities available For those who made a New Year’s resolution about becoming active in community service through volunteer work, here are some possibilities to consider: The Hebrew word koreh means "read." Koreh L.A. is the largest volunteer reading partner program in Los Angeles, with volunteers assisting 1,500 at-risk students in more than 75 public schools throughout the year. […]

Rotary sponsors club foot surgeries for Honduran children



By Michael Zapf, DPM I’m on my way to Honduras with a team of surgeons to perform club-foot surgeries. The trip is sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Westlake Sunrise and Agoura Hills-Oak Park. We’ll perform six or eight surgeries per day. I’ve often been asked, "Why Honduras?" and "Why do they have so many club feet?" My answer to […]

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Sheriff’s sponsor program to help parents



The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department will sponsor "The Parent Project," a program especially designed for parents of strong-willed children, from 7 to 10 p.m. Mondays beginning Feb. 2 at the Thousand Oaks Police Department, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Their goal is to work with parents to help them with children who have behavior problems, failing grades, drug/alcohol use […]

CTV may televise LVUSD board meetings



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Calabasas TV public access channel might televise Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) board meetings. The Calabasas Education Commission discussed it last week. The cost of coverage, sources of funding and other concerns are still undetermined. According to Calabasas Recreation Services Manager Dan Huncke, the city council would likely be asked to appoint […]

Oak Park man to wed



Scott Brahmer of Oak Park has become engaged to Brittany Paull of Vancouver, Washington. They plan to wed May 21 on the lawn of the Westmont College Prayer Chapel in Montecito, with a reception to follow at La Cumbre Golf and Country Club in Santa Barbara. Scott is the son of Mark and Kathy Brahmer of Oak Park. A 2000 […]

Staff learns CPR at Westake Elementary



By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Parents whose kids attend Westlake Elementary School can feel safer because several teachers and staff members are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). They can thank Jim Baca, a parent of two students. Baca is an emergency medical technician. CPR, he said, can save lives when people are choking or having asthma attacks, epileptic seizures […]

Agoura girls hope to repeat as league champs in water polo

Acorn Sports Writer

Despite a 9-7 loss against Royal, the Agoura girls’ water polo team hopes to win another Marmonte League championship, go deep into the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) playoffs and even contend for a CIF title. The Chargers began this week 11-3 overall and 5-1 in league. "We’ve got a good core group of seniors who have a lot of experience, […]

Celebrating Chinese New Year with dance




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