Featured SoCal Events and Services

12th Annual Art Deco Festival Returns to the Queen Mary A New Event Schedule, Winston Churchill Paintings Exhibition, New Documentary Film Screening and Glamorous Ball

https://youtu.be/R2TxLLOcdnQ The end-of-summer Art Deco Festival aboard the Queen Mary is scheduled for August 19-21. The event marks the ship's 12th Art Deco gathering, a weekend to celebrate the artistic movement that influenced the design of the world's most advanced ocean liner of the time. The festival explores Art Deco’s effect on culture, fashion, food, art, interior design, … [Read More...]

Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey presents OUT OF THIS WORLD! Don't miss this show!

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We had a giveaway for a family 4-pack and this is what our winner had to say about the performance: Karla Earley said "We had a great time. It was fun that they added a story line. I think it made their time go but a little quicker. It was also neat that it was performed on Ice". Don't miss this fun show! There are still upcoming performances!     Tickets … [Read More...]

Nintendo-Inspired Flavors and Beloved Characters Spread Delicious Fun Across U.S. at Local Yogurtland Locations!

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After delighting fans for years with colorful visuals, memorable music themes and the familiar feel of iconic controllers, Nintendo is tackling a new sense: taste! Nintendo is partnering with popular frozen yogurt chain Yogurtland this summer to take families on a flavor-filled adventure that is sure to surprise and delight more than just their taste buds. When stepping into select Yogurtland … [Read More...]

My Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood MommyParty!

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"I received free products in order to host the Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood MommyParty. The opinions expressed in my post are my own." I was selected to host a Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood MommyParty and I decided to combine it with my birthday since it was on June 30th! You may remember awhile back I featured this fun, delightful Peter and the Wolf app. I simply love it! Have you … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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THE WILD LIFE Screening Invite!

From the over-exuberant parrot Mak to the snack-obsessed tapir Rosie, from the persnickety echidna Epi to the acrobatic pangolin Pango, from the ditzy goat Scrubby to the commonsensical kingfisher Kiki and the always-cool chameleon Carmello, things are larger-than-life on a tropical isle that is pure wild animal paradise.  Then Robinson Crusoe, a marooned human, arrives in the midst of a furious … [Read More...]

LA Zoo Offers Free Admission for Military Personnel on Friday, September 2

LOS ANGELES ZOO CELEBRATES FLEET WEEK L.A. WITH FREE ADMISSION FOR ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY PERSONNEL ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 and INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 The Los Angeles Zoo celebrates the first day of FLEET WEEK L.A. with FREE admission for all active and retired U.S. military personnel on Friday, September 2, 2016, from 10 am to 4 pm. … [Read More...]

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4th Friday Kids Club News

AT LAKEWOOD CENTER   FRIDAY AUGUST 26, 2016   11:00-12:30 CENTER COURT IN FRONT OF MACY’S   ‘BIG CATS’ CRAFTING   Sponsored by National Geographic Kids, your young one’s will love learning all about lions, tigers, leopards and more. We’ll be making fun take home crafts, getting our faces painted and listening to stories. Come make new friends and play along with us! 4th … [Read More...]

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Dongpo Kitchen is Now Open at Universal CityWalk!

Dongpo Kitchen, inspired by celebrated restaurant Meizhou Dongpo and its renowned and innovative owners, Chef Mr. Wang and his wife Mrs. Liang, is now open at Universal CityWalk™, serving up authentic Sichuan cuisine in the first-ever U.S. casual dining concept exclusively at the iconic open air destination. Renowned for its Sichuan-style fusion of traditional and creative cooking, Meizhou … [Read More...]

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Footwear Trials with Nike Experts at Dick’s Sporting Goods at Los Cerritos Center August 27 – 28

Come Run with Us! Trial the latest technology with Nike experts at Dick’s Sporting Goods at Los Cerritos Center. When:                     Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 2 to 7 p.m. Where:                    Dick’s Sporting Goods at Los Cerritos Center 201 Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos CA, 90703 Details:                   Every run has a purpose. Nike footwear is … [Read More...]

Featured Products

America’s Beautiful Sights Guitar Picks is a great set!

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This is a great set of Guitar Picks! They have great designs and they work great! The set includes 12 picks: Two of Mount Rushmore,two of the Grand Canyon, two of the White House, two of the Golden Gate Bridge,two of the Statue of Liberty, and two of Las Vegas I like that they come in a tin and there is also a little leather holder that you can keep 2-3 of them in. I highly recommend! This is a … [Read More...]

Are you a Star Wars fan? Do you have a Baby? This one is for you!

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This one is a must-buy if you have a baby and love Star Wars! This is too cute and it fits well and is well-made! I love the unique saying and highly recommend this company. This is the second item I have received and am still impressed! It is also 100% Cotton and tag-less! You can purchase on Amazon.com. Self Disclosure: I received a free or heavily discounted product in exchange for … [Read More...]

Blu Monaco Desk Organizer Office Accessories Set – 3 Piece Set – Letter Sorter, Pen Case, and Sticky Note Holder – Black is a Must-Buy!

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I just love this Desk Organizer set! It really adds flair and style to my desk! The items seem to be well-made and durable. I highly recommend! I just really like how stylish this looks on my desk! (Photo frame not included above). This set is a great way to be organized this upcoming school year! You can purchase on Amazon.com. Self Disclosure: I received a free or heavily discounted item in … [Read More...]

MAGIC TOWN Little Short Sleeve Girls’ Princess Dresses Costume ,Pink,Size 2T-6X is a Must-Buy!

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Looking for a beautiful dress for a little girl? This one will make her look like a Princess! The 2016 New Girls' Princess birthday Party Royals Wedding Formal Dresses Costume With Pink Flower is a must-buy! I can't wait to give this one to my niece for her birthday! It will make such a wonderful gift! Brand Name: MAGIC TOWN Material:Gauze,Pleuche,Polyester taffeta Lovely lace spinning … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

NINE LIVES Special Giveaway Opportunity!

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https://youtu.be/_jHA97HzhxE EuropaCorp’s adorable, new film, NINE LIVES looks like a great movie to see this Summer! I can't wait!   Tom Brand is a billionaire whose workaholic lifestyle leaves him disconnected from his beautiful wife Lara (Jennifer Garner) and adoring daughter Rebecca. Needing a present for Rebecca's 11th birthday, Brand visits a mysterious pet store and leaves … [Read More...]

Summer Sweet Treat Giveaway!

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   Looking for the perfect summer snack for when you are on-the-go, at the beach or in need of an afternoon pick-me-up? Enter, Bauli Mini Croissants! These sweet mini indulgences allow you to give in to your cravings without the guilt! Available in two varieties – Chocolate and Vanilla Custard - these tasty, portion-controlled delights are perfect for any occasion (only 50 calories a pop). … [Read More...]

DADS (And MOMS!) for More Changing Tables in Public Restrooms! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Last year, Ashton Kutcher championed a cause for changing tables to be made available in men’s public restrooms in Target, Costco and other retailer and restaurants.   See here for more info.   Thousands of people empathized with his cause and jumped on the bandwagon to support his effort. As with any news story, it came and went, but we think it is still an important cause … [Read More...]

Soak City is the place to go to beat the heat and stay cool! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Summer is here and Soak City is one of our favorite places! My son and I love it there and can't wait to go next week. I am looking forward to Sunset River and I know my son really likes the  750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay! What I really like is that this ia great place for the whole family! Would you like to go? We have teamed up for a giveaway! We have a Family 4-Pack of tickets to give a way … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Pup Star – A Fun, Fantastic, Family-Friendly Film With Talking And Singing Dogs

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From Air Bud Entertainment comes the new film Pup Star about an adorable Yorkshire terrier competing in a televised singing competition who is separated from her owner by an opportunist dog pound worker and goes on a huge adventure to get back. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “To make a perfect family-friendly adventure film is a difficult task to achieve. You have to make it both … [Read More...]

Suicide Squad – Great Soundtrack, Unbelievable Acting, Intriguing Storyline, Super Cast!

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Rounding out the summer comic-book based films comes Suicide Squad based on the DC comic. The government gives a team of super-villains - the world's most dangerous, incarcerated super villains with next to nothing to lose, provides them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal and sends them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. However, once they realize … [Read More...]

Ben-Hur – Spectacular, Action-Packed Version, Best Suited for Older Teens and Adults

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This epic story follows Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “The famous story of Ben-Hur has been done in film multiple times throughout the years, but none has reached this level of … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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Groupon is the way to go for Health, Beauty & Wellness!

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.  Looking to have a Spa Day? Or Maybe to get a Manicure? Groupon really has the best Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons! I have actually found great deals on visits to spas, hair styling services and even Yoga classes! What I  love is that I really save money on my beauty needs! Yes, a day to the Spa is an absolute necessity! Being a busy mom, … [Read More...]

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DID YOU KNOW? Hair Loss Awareness Month

DID YOU KNOW? ·       According to the American Hair Loss Association, by the age of 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of 50, approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair.   ·       But it’s not just men who struggle with hair loss – women make up 40% of hair-loss sufferers in America!   SO WHAT CAUSES HAIR … [Read More...]

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Introducing The Jergens® Natural Glow® EXCLUSIVE TANNING COLLECTION EFFORTLESS, FOOL-PROOF TOOLS TO PRIME, COLOR, AND PRESERVE YOUR FLAWLESS LOOKING TAN

THINK: Achieve streak-free, natural looking color instantaneously.   WHAT IT IS: A breakthrough collection of products to create a beautiful, even tan in an instant. For years, you’ve turned to the Jergens® Skincare experts to achieve gradual, natural-looking color that makes you look and feel confident from head to toe. NOW, it’s possible to get our iconic depth of color, even faster … [Read More...]

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“TOP” off your summer with Sally Hansen! GET BIG RESULTS FOR YOUR NAIL COLOR AND ART WITH SALLY HANSEN® BIG SHINY TOP COAT™ AND BIG MATTE TOP COAT™

THINK: Mani must-haves for all nail lovers. WHAT THEY ARE: Brilliant high gloss shine or extreme matte finish to boost your latest look.  Sally Hansen®  Big Shiny Top Coat™ and Big Matte Top Coat™ enhance, compliment, and protect your favorite nail creations from fading and losing their look. With these Top Coats you can amp up stylish 3-D textures, intricate designs, and precision stripes, … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

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Aug. 25 Pet of the Week!

Talk about a gentle giant—Big Red, a 3-year-old robust and healthy American Staffie, is full of compassion for people. He loves to lay his head on your lap and practically purrs as you pat his head! He came in as a stray, and is looking for a place where he can blossom into the empathetic, good companion that he really is. Meet Big Red at Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. … [Read More...]

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Surfin’ Jack Shampoo and Conditioner by Lucy Pet Products Giveaway Opportunity! You will love these items from Lucy Pet Products! These are a must-buy!

Looking for a great Shampoo and Conditioner for your Pup? Lucy Pet Products has some great choices! I just love the Surfin' Jack Shampoo and Conditioner! The Surfin' Jack Shampoo is a moisturizing coconut shampoo that will leave your dog clean and smelling good too! This one has a blend of mild natural coconut oil cleansers with moisturizing sunflower seed oil plus rehydrating revitalizing coconut … [Read More...]

Socora, August 18 Pet of the Week

Socora is Pet of the Week!

It’s particularly sad when you have to move and cannot find a location that allows animals. Then, you may have to turn a beloved pet in to the shelter if you can’t find someone to take it. Socora, a gray-and-white domestic shorthair, is one of these unfortunate animals. She was turned in at 7 years old by her person! She's spayed, and her owner said that she’s box-trained and well behaved. Meet … [Read More...]

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Gretchen is Pet of the Week!

Gretchen is a beautiful 3-year-old fluffy and fancy-free kitty, sweet as can be. She was brought to the shelter as a stray; despite her humble situation, she knows she’s a beauty and expects to be treated like the diva she is. Thinking about fetchin’ Gretchen home? Meet her at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A575872. (This rescue encouraged … [Read More...]