National Arbor Day Foundation publishes free identification book

The National Arbor Day Foundation has published a pocket guide for identifying trees called “What Tree Is That?” The 84-page guide provides information on identifying 157 different trees found in the western U.S. Well-known trees such as oaks, maples, firs and pines are included, as well as golden chinkapin, peachleaf willow, redbuds, redcedar, sycamore, saltcedar, sequoia and spruce. Dozens of […]

Nominees sought for Human Rights Awards

Awards The Western Los Angeles County and Ventura County Bahá’í communities are seeking nominations for the 15th annual Human Rights Awards. Three honorees will be selected for their selflessness, lack of prejudice, generosity, love, care, gentleness, kindness, passion for their work, honesty and loyalty. The nomination deadline is Aug. 31. The awards will be presented on Dec. 4 at the […]

United Methodist Church announces services

Pastor Gary Alan Dickey will continue his sermon series on “12 Steps to God” with “No. 6, Soul Searching” at the 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services Sun, July 31 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Special music will be included in each service. Christian Education classes for all ages will meet […]

Shabbat services to be held on the beach

Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue offers a special beachfront setting for its summer Friday night services. The congregation brings blankets and beach chairs and gathers on the sand of Westward Beach in front of the Sunset Restaurant. The service begins at 7 p.m. and ends around 8:30 p.m. Shabbat on the Beach dates are Fri., Aug. 12 and 19 and […]

Local youth to help needy in Chicago

By Sophia Fischersfischer@theacorn.com A local group of teens will soon be far from their comfortable homes in the Conejo Valley and in a completely different environment. The youth group, from Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westlake Village, is embarking on their annual summer mission trip with the goal of helping others. Each year the students, all high school residents from area […]

Agoura Hills

Vandals damaged the automatic sprinkler system in the backyard of a home on Via Amistosa. The water caused $2,000 in damages to a fiberglass spa and the surrounding wood deck. The incident occurred on July 11. Thieves broke into a truck parked on Banfield Street between July 5 and 15 and stole $1,300 worth of tools. Calabasas A thief stole […]

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Westlake soccer camp starts soon

From Aug. 1-5, Warrior varsity coaches Bill Propster and Frank Marino will be conducting a soccer camp for ages 5 to 13 at Westlake High School. The camp focuses on teaching fundamental skill and tactics while playing small-sided games. For the younger participants, creative play will blend with developing basic ball skills. Older, more experienced players will receive technical and […]

The Astros are out of this world

Nice grab even without the pads