San Fernando Mission in Mission Hills is currently seeking volunteers to serve as tour guides. Founded in 1797 by Franciscan Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, the Mission is a big attraction to visitors, including many elementary school students studying California missions as part of their curriculum.Anyone who has an avid interest in the California missions is invited to become a volunteer tour guide. The San Fernando Mission tour guides meet every first Thursday of the month, 1 p.m., in Cantwell Hall. Prospective tour guides are invited to the next meeting on Aug. 1, which will end with a tour of the archival building at the mission.New tour guide volunteers receive a handbook to study before going on tours with seasoned guides. When a trainee feels comfortable, he/she leads a tour accompanied by a mentor tour guide. For more information, call Maureen Wiggins, president, San Fernando Mission tour guides, at (818) 897-7031. St. Francis receives national ‘Safe Sports School’ awardSt. Francis High School in La Ca√±ada recently received the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. It reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.“St. Francis High School is honored to receive this First Team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, fair sportsmanship, academic excellence and good health,” said Eli Hallak, St. Francis’ certified athletic trainer. Archdiocesan Archival Center acquires Vatican II videosThe archdiocesan Archival Center in Mission Hills has recently acquired a collection of five one-hour videos on “The Faithful Revolution: Vatican II” produced in the 1990s by Richard C. Leach. Created to provide a documentary record of some of the most significant events of the Second Vatican Council, it includes testimonies by many people who were present as participants or observers and was filmed at various locations around the world. To arrange for a video viewing at the center, call for an appointment at (818) 365-1501.{gallery width=100 height=100}gallery/2013/0705/localstfrancis/{/gallery}