Rodeo Round-Up

RIDE ‘EM COWBOYS!—At top, the bull Mama’s Boy throws Armando Rodriguez during the PRCA Rodeo at the Ventura County Fair on Aug. 13. Above, brave Matt Deskovick jumps on a steer during the steer-wrestling event. At right, Eric Brown lassos a steer during the tie-down roping.

Watch the sunset from a saddle

ACORN SERIES /// Day Trippers

This series features fun local activities to enjoy in your free time. The grasslands of Rancho Potrero take on an ethereal golden glow as the sun fades behind the Conejo hills. At Rocking K Horse Rentals, you can take in the light show with your special someone on a sunset horseback ride. Situated next to the Rancho Potrero and Rancho […]


A charming play with special actors

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘My Son Pinocchio Jr.’

If you were looking for a heartwarming theater experience last weekend, you couldn’t beat Allwayz On Stage’s latest production at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. The company, launched a year ago by Laurie Johnson and Tracy Costanzo, offers stage opportunities for young adults ages 16 and over with special needs. Johnson and Costanzo’s daughters, Breezy and Samantha (Sammy), who […]

Here they are: Air Supply

Take a deep breath because Air Supply, with original members Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, will perform at 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 24 in the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Englishman Russell and Australian Hitchcock formed Air Supply in 1975 and have produced 30 albums and more than 15 hit singles since then, […]

Newcomers welcome

FRIENDLY FACES—The members of the Westlake Village Newcomers Club board are, from left, Ramona Rowan, Ellen Monticello, Elaine Philipps, Sharon Siemering and JoEllen Pierce. The club invites prospective members to attend the group’s free annual Kick Off Coffee event at 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 13 at the Westlake Yacht Club, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road. A continental breakfast will be served […]

Music for city arts programs

Concert on the Bluffs, a summer cultural event celebrating live music and dance on a stage overlooking Malibu’s beaches, will take place at 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 20 at Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway. The show will feature musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra led by conductor Scott Hosfeld. The […]

Fundraising goes to new heights

While some charities go to great lengths in their fundraising efforts, Make-A-Wish has gone to great heights. The Tri-Counties chapter of the national wish-granting organization usually helps children with life-threatening medical issues to live out their wildest dreams, but on Aug. 4 and 5, it gave volunteers the opportunity to live out one of their own dreams, or to face […]

Pet of the week

HE’S A SWEETIE—Buster is an male tan and black terrier mix about 8 years old. He is a sweet dog and rides well in a car. If you would like to adopt Buster, ask for ID A4465824 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check animalcare.lacounty. gov before visiting the shelter.

Youth Champions

THE RIGHT STUFF—Left, Oak Park resident Blake Tingzon competes in the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer, along with over 10,000 athletes from 30 countries. The 15-year-old gymnast won gold on the pommel horse, bronze in floor exercise and silver in the team event. Below, Travis Noe, a 2008 Oak Park High School alumnus, scored the game-winning goal […]