2004-10-28

Last week’s

Top Performers

Jeff Rapoport, RB/DB, Westlake: While teammates change around him, the junior remains a constant force. Ran for four scores and averaged almost 10 yards a carry against Calabasas. Mark Lawrence, WR/DB, Agoura: Senior kept the Chargers playoff hopes alive in one moment by diving on his on fumble for a touchdown in the waning moments of last week’s thriller (see […]

Latchkey kids can manipulate moms



By Father Val J. Peter Girls and Boys Town Do not despair, working and single moms. Like most parents, you’re doing a terrific job, but there is a little test your children are going to put you through (if they haven’t already), and I would like to help you pass the test. As your children begin to settle into the […]

OPUSD isn’t broken, so there’s no need to fix it



I am a 20-year resident of Oak Park and a veteran national board- certified Los Angeles Unified School District teacher. My family has greatly benefited from the school board leadership we have received. Board members Jim Kalember and Jan Iceland continue to provide the insight and corporate memory that ensure our children will receive the best education possible. To our […]

Election Day: We can’t wait until it’s over



Election Day: We can’t wait until it’s over Election Day: We can’t wait until it’s over To those of us who believe in voting the old-fashioned way, going to the polls next Tuesday is as natural as polyester. Some of us actually like punching out our chads—possibly in frustration over the lack of a single candidate who even remotely excites […]

Agoura Hills man takes post with Cancer Society



Agoura Hills resident Woodrow Brokenburr has been appointed chair of the California Division of the American Cancer Society’s Development Group, which serves as the long-range planning, analysis and review body for all income development activities of the California Division, including both annual and multi-year strategies. Brokenburr began volunteering with the American Cancer Society in 1998 and is a member of […]

First-aid kits put in all squad cars



Wellness Community offers yoga for cancer patients, families



A Yoga for Stress Management course for cancer patients and family members will be conducted from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on eight consecutive Mondays beginning Nov. 15 at the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road in Westlake Village. The course will focus on using awareness, breathing, gentle movement, meditation, relaxation and imagery to reduce the stress and increase feelings […]

Acorn Athlete Profile: Nick and John Weaver, 17, seniors

Twins are double-trouble in the pool

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com On Christmas Eve 1986, the Westlake water polo team was given a present—only it was a present that couldn’t be opened for another 14 years. That gift was not one, but two future Warrior polo standouts, fraternal twins John and Nick Weaver. Currently seniors on the Westlake varsity team, the Weavers are one of five sets […]

Teach kids the importance of voting



In the 2000 presidential election, only 37 percent of Americans made it to the polls to cast a vote. Equally as dire is the voter turnout for congressional and local elections. As presidential and local election campaigns are upon us, we could all be reminded how much each voice, through voting, has an impact. There’s no better time to instill […]

Kalember endorsed



Kalember endorsed We would like to share our reasons why the residents of Oak Park should reelect Jim Kalember as trustee for the Oak Park Unified School District. He has been a public secondary teacher, a social studies teacher for adult education, and a high school athletic coach in varsity basketball and track. Most important of all, he knows students and […]