Featured SoCal Events and Services

L.A. Zoo Announces Newly-Imagined Zoo Lights, Nov. 15th-Jan 5th

SIXTH ANNUAL L.A. ZOO LIGHTS RETURNS NOVEMBER 15 WITH THE WORLD'S LARGEST ILLUMINATED POP-UP STORYBOOK AND MORE LIGHT-UP ANIMALS THAN EVER BEFORE  An annual tradition for holiday-loving Angelenos, L.A. Zoo Lights is proud to invite the Los Angeles community to explore a wild wonderland of light, under the stars at the beautiful L.A. Zoo located in world-famous Griffith Park.  Zoo Lights … [Read More...]

The Magical Chinese Lantern Festival Returns to Light the Night at the Pomona Fairplex

Presented by Hanart Culture, the Handcrafted Lantern Display Will Feature Over One Thousand Lanterns Inspired by the Four Seasons, Live Entertainment and Fun for the Whole Family This November, the Chinese Lantern Festival returns for the holiday season to the Pomona Fairplex with its brand-new illuminated production themed “Blooming Seasons”.  Bigger and brighter stunning lanterns, up … [Read More...]

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party is Coming to SoCal Bringing the Magic Closer to Fans than Ever Before! **Highlighted By Full Performance Debut of Disney-Pixar’s Coco**

Create unforgettable memories and become part of the story when Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Partycomes to Southern California this holiday season!  This brand-new immersive ice skating experience brings the magic closer to fans than ever before through engaging elements that take place on the ice, in the air and in the seats, as performer athleticism mixes with acrobatic and aerial … [Read More...]

42nd Annual Turkey Trot Sponsored by Dana Point Harbor Partners

Photo Courtesy of the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Dana Point Harbor Partners invites the community to experience the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce’s 42nd annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, November 28. Participate in races for all ages and then stay at the harbor to enjoy Thanksgiving offerings at select restaurants and shops. “Dana Point Harbor Partners is proud to sponsor the … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Experience 20 years at sea in one day with art by Danielle Eubank on display at the Aquarium of the Pacific starting 11/5/19

Photo credit: Danielle Eubank The Aquarium will display art by painter Danielle Eubank resulting from her twenty-year quest to capture all the world’s oceans. The Aquarium of the Pacific will display an exhibit of paintings by artist Danielle Eubank from November 5, 2019, to January 5, 2020. Eubank is exploring the relationship between abstraction and realism. For her One Artist Five … [Read More...]

Meet on Beach Multi-City Event Announces Day-of Schedule and Activations Along Beach Boulevard Sunday, November 17th

Photo of Beach Boulevard provided courtesy of Meet on Beach  Meet on Beach invites the community to experience Beach Boulevard in a whole new way during the all-new multi-city community festival set to connect and reimagine the historic corridor on Sunday, November 17. From La Habra to Huntington Beach, experience the route as a walkable and bike friendly street through a day-of curated … [Read More...]

5 Signs It’s Time To Move Your Family To A Luxury Apartment

So you have a lively, active young family, and it seems like your budget allows for a luxury home. This might seem like a tough decision. Still, some lucky families do get to make such a choice. Whether you choose the Westchester luxury apartments, the Northridge CA apts, or anywhere else, switching from your current home to a luxury one is going to be an amazing experience. But are lux … [Read More...]

Living Tips If You’re Moving Your Family From SoCal Suburbs To L.A.

Getting The Best Apartment For Your FamilyIn California, before you switch apartments, it’s important to get an idea of what your best options are going to be. If you were in the suburbs and you’re turning the money you once used to maintain a property into an apartment, you want to get your money’s worth. Housing prices are outrageous in California, and as yet there’s no relief in sight.At the … [Read More...]

Top 4 Outdoor Sports Activities for Kids in California

Do you want your kids to spend more time outdoors? Are you trying to help them become more active? The best way to help your kids become less sedentary is to get them involved in sports activities. These activities are great because they give kids an opportunity to go outside, soak up the sun, become more active, and meet new people. So it’s best to give youngsters a chance to become active by … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Why You Should Have A Humidifier In A Baby Room

For expecting parents, preparing for the arrival of a new child can be a very emotional time. Often, you will put a lot of thought into designing the nursery, making sure that you’ve created the best possible environment. But it’s easy to overlook a humidifier. This simple device can help you create a more comfortable environment for your baby. When investigating these advantages, we came across … [Read More...]

Things You Should Know About Diaper Organizer or Caddy

A lot of new moms usually get surprised when they finally realize how fast the baby goes through the diapers and a few other accessories. If you are blessed with a baby, you must learn quick enough and find out how you can make things easily accessible and operate efficiently. Sometimes you often get entirely occupied. Thus you can't keep on making constant trips to your baby's room to change … [Read More...]

Gift ideas for kids who love animals

Lots of kids love animals. They can be cute, feisty and terrifying – something that your kid can probably relate to! Whether it’s fluffy felines with whiskers or big creatures that fend for themselves in the wild, animals can be fascinating for kids for many reasons. For example, having pets helps them to form connections and understand loyalty, whereas wild animals seem so unknown and fuel their … [Read More...]

Celebrate Halloween with Entenmann’s Little Bites Snacks! Giveaway Opportunity!

These are so tasty! Self Disclosure: “The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks.”  Do you … [Read More...]

Looking for Halloween Treat Ideas that are NOT candy?

These products from OOLY are really great for this Halloween especially when you want to give something more than just candy! Monster Erasers (Set of 3) ($2.99) - Boo! Mistakes better be on the lookout because there are monsters out to get them! You can swap the scary jaws and arms of these Monster Erasers with the other ones to mix up their colors or to match your other stationery. Keep … [Read More...]

Don’t miss these Limited Edition Halloween Treats!

Halloween is almost here! Welch’s® Mixed Fruit Halloween Fruit Snacks are a fun snack to give the kids! Made specifically for Halloween, Welch’s offers fruit snacks in fun and festive shapes like bats, witches, ghosts, haunted castles, and pumpkins! Welch’s Fruit Snacks Halloween-themed box and pouch have custom graphics with fun shapes– perfect for trick or treating, lunchbox treats or parties! … [Read More...]

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#FindYourJoy with MAM and win BIG!

As the parent of a young child, the days may sometimes be long but the years are surely short. Focus too much on the struggles of the day-to-day of raising a child and the good times can easily get lost. “I hadn't showered, the kitchen was a mess, it was raining outside, and there was food all over baby's face. I groaned in frustration, only to notice that it made her laugh. Hearing her laugh … [Read More...]

Back-to-School Organization + Personalization Giveaway that you don’t want to miss!

The school year started a little while ago but I am still trying my best to get organized! I have teamed up with DAP, for a giveaway you won't want to miss! This amazing prize package will definitely help you get organized quickly for the school year! Heading into the back-to-school season, DAP is offering one of our readers a “Back-to-School Organization + Personalization prize package” to … [Read More...]

Queen Mary’s First-Ever Doggie Paradise 9/14 Giveaway Opportunity!

Bark Your Calendars for a Pawfect afternoon of Puppy Photo Opsand Meet n’ Greets, Workshops, Adoptions and More The Queen Mary invites all dog lovers, friends, and fanatics to the first-ever Doggie Paradise on Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bring the pups and pooches out for a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the four-legged family members. Doggie Paradise offers a full day of … [Read More...]

TCG Toys has you covered for fun Travel games!

Giveaway Opportunity! 3-D Snakes ‘N Ladders is so much fun! The whole family will love this one! A fun and sneaky game even great for the younger kids ages 5+. Naval Command is a great strategy game for ages 7+. I love that this is perfect for travel. This is such a fun guessing game and the whole family will enjoy this one! These compact, take-anywhere games are sure to provide … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Books of the Week! Thanksgiving suggestions for young children!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost here? Here are a few great book suggestions for the younger children this upcoming holiday! BE THANKFUL POUT-POUT FISH by Debbie Diesen; illustrated by Dan Hanna: Mr. Fish learns that he has a lot to be grateful for—a message that kids and parents will love to share through the fall season and beyond. This one is such a fun story with the … [Read More...]

Lady and the Tramp * Beautiful Re-telling of the Disney Animated Classic

Lady and the Tramp tells the story of an upper-middle-class American cocker spaniel named Lady (voiced by Tessa Thompson) who meets a street-smart, downtown stray Schnauzer called the Tramp (voiced by Justin Theroux), and the two embark on many romantic adventures including that iconic spaghetti smooch scene. Directed by Charlie Bean and written … [Read More...]

Ford v Ferrari * Pure Adrenaline Rush From Start to Finish

American automotive designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British race car driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co. Together, they plan to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Benjamin P. comments, “We … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Comedones and breakouts

Introduction There are many different sorts of acne and other skin problems that you’re likely to run into in regular life, and all of them are irritating and unsightly. One of the most common types are comedones, which you’re likely to encounter when you’re dealing with other skin conditions. But what causes comedones and how do you get rid of comedones? Read on to find out more! What are … [Read More...]

Burke Williams Celebrates Moms with Luxurious Mother’s Day Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams offers gifts of love this Mother’s Day with three special Gift Card Packages. Celebrate mothers this season with the gift of a transformative Mother’s Day experience they will never forget. Each package includes a collection of Burke Williams signature treatments that are sure to make mothers feel valued and appreciated. Packages are available now at all ten spa locations. Standard … [Read More...]

Spring Fashion Essentials! Yes! Sunglasses!

Love this style and the color!! Spring time is here so that does mean sunny days here in Southern California! I love Spring fashions and colors are lighter and brighter and must-buy accessories are sunglasses! Discountglasses.com has some great styles for women this Spring! I love the Westend Brookside Woods in pink and the Westend glacier ridge in black. They are so stylish and affordable … [Read More...]

Beauty Experts Angelo David and Jacob Guttman Introduce The Flex Brush™: The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair

The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair World-renowned celebrity hair stylist Angelo David Pisacreta, owner of the elite Angelo David Salon in New York City, and hair-tool veteran Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools, introduce The Flex Brush™—an all-purpose tool that safely detangles hair, massages the scalp and promotes health and hair growth. … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Dolce, Nov. 14th Pet of the Week!

Any time a pet winds up at a shelter, a sad story is behind it. This one’s particularly sad. This beautiful boy, whom shelter staff named Dolce—Italian for “sweet, and most appropriate—was found by a person collecting cans. Poor Dolce was very sick and had been tied up in a bag and tossed into a dumpster. The kindhearted person did the best to care for him but took him to the shelter where … [Read More...]

George, Nov. 7th Pet of the Week!

“Who, me? Pet of the Week? Little me?” Yes, George, you’re so adorable that it would be preposterous to not show you off! George is but 4 months old and an adorable bundle of gray fur who’ll grow up to be a fine, steely man! He’ll be as beautiful and cuddly as he is now, too. This fall, fall for George on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) … [Read More...]

Mr. Lopez, Oct. 31st Pet of the Week!

Beautiful black cats put people in mind of Halloween, but orange cats like Mr. Lopez do, too, right into Thanksgiving harvest! That said, cats aren’t holiday-design accessories—they’re friends and family members. Mr. Lopez is under a year old, and he’s already a big, friendly armful of fluff ready to play and purr all year long at your house. Meet him on the shelter side of the Companion … [Read More...]

Rocky, Oct. 24th Pet of the Week!

Rocky is 5 years old, but he looks more like a puppy. He’s a terrier/Chihuahua mix but looks more like a black Lab! Sounds like he has his Halloween costume built in, but he is agreeable about also wearing silly little doggie outfits! That’s a long way from where he was when he came into the shelter as a scared little soul. Thanks to the incredible volunteers there, he’s loving, cuddly and … [Read More...]