Featured SoCal Events and Services

Celebrate The Cultures Of The Pacific Islands During The Aquarium’s 12th Annual Pacific Islander Festival Giveaway Opportunity! Family 4-pack to the Festival!

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Experience dance, music, cuisine, and cultural artifacts of the Pacific Islands on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7 at the Aquarium of the Pacific! Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 12th annual Pacific Islander Festival. The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, … [Read More...]

“United We Play. United We Win” Special Olympics Southern California 2015 Summer Games Returns to California State University, Long Beach

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Hundreds of gold, silver and bronze medals are polished and ready to be awarded as Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) Summer Games return to the California State Long Beach (6000 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815) campus and Recreation Park Golf Course (5000 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90814), June 13-14, 2015. More than 5,000 local dignitaries, corporate sponsors, spectators and family … [Read More...]

Tickets Now On Sale for The Queen Mary’s 5th Annual Shoreline Jam Festival September 5-6 Matisyahu and The Green to Headline Two-Day Labor Day Weekend Fest

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Performances from The Grouch & Eligh, Brewfish, Shwayze, Seedless and More. The Queen Mary is pleased to announce the lineup for the 5th annual Shoreline Jam FestivalSept. 5-6 at the Waterfront Event Park. Matisyahu will headline the fest on Saturday, September 5 and The Green will headline the stage on Sunday, September 6. Tickets for Shoreline Jam are currently on-sale. Matisyahu first … [Read More...]

PBS SoCal Kids Day At The Los Angeles Zoo Features “Meet-And-Greet” With The Cat In The Hat And Curious George Saturday, May 30, 2015 10 am to 4 pm Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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Photo: The Cat in the Hat. The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens hosts PBS SoCal Kids Day at the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10 am to 4 pm, featuring an opportunity for guests to meet and take photos with The Cat in the Hat from PBS Kids’ "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That" and Curious George, as well as live book readings, themed crafts and activities, and a kids’ … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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7 Ways to Keep Busy on Vacation When You Don’t Like the Beach

Summer is almost here, and with the arrival of soaring temperatures comes en masse departure to the nearest beaches. While your family loves every aspect of a trip to the coast, between the sand, the skin-drying salt water and frizz-inducing humidity, you are not such a fan. For a family divided, it can create some frustration, but there are plenty of activities you can all enjoy together to … [Read More...]

Essentia Water Launches MORE Summer: 88 Days of Giveaways on June 1, 2015

Essentia® Water, the leading alkaline water brand in the United States, launches its MORE Summer: 88 Days of Giveaways promotion on June 1, 2015. The contest runs through August 27 and one lucky grand prizewinner selected at random takes home a paddle board and paddle ($1,200 value) from Riviera Paddlesurf, the leading brand of stand up paddle (SUP) specific products.  Daily winners also selected … [Read More...]

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Discover the power of Sheevaun Moran’s Epic Life Conference June 4th-7th, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA!

Sheevaun Moran has helped thousands of people across the nation to tap in to what is holding them back from leading an Epic Life.  It is a three day deep dive workshop where every participant leaves with a unique blueprint, clarity and strategy for their Epic Life.   Sheevaun’s mission is to provide her audience with life changing shifts using hard core tactics that are proven to work.  The goal … [Read More...]

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Baskin-Robbins Kicks Off The Summer Season With Its May “CELEBRATE 31” Promotion Giveaway Opportunity!

Guests are invited to enjoy 31% off on ALL ice cream sundaes on Sunday, May 31st at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide! Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced the special ice cream deals available for its May “Celebrate 31” promotion. On Sunday, May 31st guests can enjoy 31% off ALL ice cream sundaes at participating Baskin-Robbins … [Read More...]

The Countdown has begun for the Much-Anticipated 2016 Southern California Arrival of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and Universal Studios Hollywood Has Exciting News to Share

Tune-In Here on June 2 at 1PM ET / 10AM PT to be Among the First to Know   Universal City, California, May 19, 2015 – On Tuesday, June 2 at 1PM ET / 10AM PT, Universal Studios Hollywood will reveal exciting news about the much-anticipated 2016 arrival of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™”.   WHEN:            Tuesday, June 2, 2015 TIME:              1PM ET / 10AM … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Get Ready to Ooh and Aah with Lili Collection Shoes!

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Finding fashionable baby shoes has always been a challenge for moms. You want your little one to have comfortable shoes that are also cute, but often you have to opt for one or the other. Lili Collection is a unique and fun brand of baby shoes that gives you both fashion and function so your sweet baby can rock some seriously stylish footwear, while keeping their little feet cozy! It will be … [Read More...]

Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy for a healthy and cold-free summer!

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Summer is around the corner and the warm weather is here to stay, so there is no worse time to be bed ridden with a sore throat and the sniffles. But what’s really behind your symptoms: a summer cold or that pesky seasonal allergy? The two dreaded ailments of summer unfortunately share similar symptoms, so before you go off blaming one or the other, get to know the difference between each … [Read More...]

Bath time Pampering for Mommy and Me Baby Bubble Bath + Baby Lotion by Sebamed are a Must-Try!

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       Save busy moms a trip to the store and give them the gift of a relaxing bath with new, gentle Baby Bubble Bath + Baby Lotion by Sebamed that are designed for babies’ delicate skin, but use stress reliving natural ingredients like lavender and chamomile, perfect for moms to relax with after a long day. I received samples and love how both products have natural ingredients and … [Read More...]

Back to School and Dorm Room Must Have! Pack up Chalk Ink as you pack for College this Summer!

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    I know! School is almost out for the Summer and who wants to talk about Going Back-to-School? Well, many are graduating from high school and are looking forward to going off to College this Summer! These products are real Must-Haves!  So, as you get ready to head off to College, make sure you stock up on Chalk Ink, the do-it-yourself tool that beautifies everything from school projects to … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Belli Celebrate Mom HUGE giveaway

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HUGE giveaway that Belli Skincare (www.belliskincare.com) is hosting called “Belli Celebrates Mom”, and they are having their big Grand Prize sweepstakes this Saturday and Sunday for a total value of $2,200!  Don't miss out!   Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post.   … [Read More...]

Gaslamp Popcorn has New Summer Flavors! Mango Habanero Salsa and Sweet Fiesta Lime..Yum! Giveaway Opportunity!

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      I love Gaslamp Popcorn because the popcorn is such a healthy snack option! Perfect for on-the-go travels this upcoming Summer!  I was quite excited to try out their newest flavors: Sweet Fiesta Lime and Mango Habanero Salsa! The Sweet Fiesta Lime is actually my favorite of the two! With just a hint of sweetness, it is delicious! The Mango Habanero is sweet and spicy, which is also a great … [Read More...]

Enjoy a BIG adventure this spring with the TINIEST of creatures in Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Good things come in small packages! That’s certainly the case with the adorable, animated feature Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants.  These endearing insects will be in theaters, On Demand, and on DVD May 26, 2015 from kaboom! Entertainment.   This epic adventure has the added twist of almost no dialogue – think Wall-E meets A Bug's Life! These animated stars communicate solely via a … [Read More...]

Michael Phillip Cash has a new book! Don’t miss this Giveaway!!

I can't wait to read this new book by Michael Phillip Cash! It sounds like a great one! Michael Phillip Cash is an award winning author who thus far has written eight books which include the Darracia Series. His books still rank among Amazon's best seller list. His books, Stillwell: A Haunting On Long Island and The Flip are  favorites among … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids ages 7+ and 12+

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The Lost Marble Notebook of Forgotten Girl & Random Boy By Marie Jaskulka; Sky Pony Press; April 7, 2015; ISBN 978-1-63220-426-4; $16.99; ages 12+ “Trying to escape their broken worlds, two teens fall in love with devastating results. The story begins with the first meeting between Random Boy and Forgotten Girl. They are never given proper names, and their labels indicate their template … [Read More...]

Stop the Violence!

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The app captures moment-by-moment details through video and audio recording. The recordings are sent real-time to a secured cloud storage area to beaccessed when needed and used as evidence. With the Panic List feature, your phone will send email and text message links of the recording and your GPS location to your trusted emergency contacts. There is also an option to notify the authorities from … [Read More...]

Little Gray’s Great Migration By Marta Lindsey Illustrated By Andrea Gabriel

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From debut author Marta Lindsey, Little Gray's Great Migration is inspired by seasons of gray whales "showing off" as they traveled thousands of miles. For Little Gray, the lagoon is a happy place where he can demonstrate his talents for the visitors that  come in boats each day. Mama feeds Little Gray and he has no worries until she announces that they must swim to a new special sea. Reluctantly … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Does a Cold Sore Make You Want to Run for Cover? The Carmex® “Let’s Get Closer” Survey Reveals How People Really Feel

If you are one of more than half of Americans between the ages of 21-54, who say they have ever had a cold sore, you may also share the attitudes and behaviors of people who know how these unattractive and unwelcome cold sores may make you feel.   Carma Laboratories, the company that has been manufacturing Carmex® lip balm for over 78 years, recently introduced Carmex® Cold Sore … [Read More...]

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A Beauty Must-Have! NEW! NYC New York Color Expert Last Lip Color-MATTE

            The perfect balance: a mix of matte and satin! These satin matte shades are perfectly wearable, from day to night, from casual to glam, this lipstick will complete your look. The long lasting, amplified color wears up to 6 hours with a velvety and glamorous finish. I received the Creamy Mauve and Smooth Beige shades and first of all, I love the colors. I also like that … [Read More...]

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100%Natural Homemade Artisan Soap from the Soap.Club is a Must-Have!

Looking for a soap that you can use both on your body and your face? I absolutely love this soap by the soap.club! I love that it is Olive Oil based and that it really does leave my skin feeling softer. My skin has been feeling really dry since the Winter and this soap is really helping with my dry skin. It really lathers up and feels like I am putting lotion on my skin. I also like that … [Read More...]

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COVERGIRL Beauty Must-Haves!

I recently had the opportunity to try out two New products from COVERGIRL. The Super Sizer by lashblast is my new favorite Mascara! It really gives my eyelashes volume! I like the unique last styler that that you twirl as you apply. The Liquid eyeliner intensify me! by lashblast is also a hit! I like how you can apply thin or thick with no mess at all. Thank you COVERGIRL for giving me the … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Haley, May 28 Pet of the Week

Haley is Pet of the Week!

Have you ever considered the companionship of a senior cat? Haley is a 16-year-old female with beautiful gray fur. She’s pretty laid-back but can be playful at times. If you can provide a loving retirement home for this gentle senior, meet her on the shelter side of Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A491647.   (This rescue encouraged by the … [Read More...]

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Camera Mount Dog Harness from Kurgo is a Must-Have!

Looking for a Dog Harness that is great for walking, hiking and even in the car? The Camera Mount Dog Harness from Kurgo is a real Must-Have! It is easy to put on and mounts on your dogs chest and back. It can be used with GoPro, Sony Action Cam and other action cameras. I received one for my puppy, and although I haven't used it with a camera yet, I love it! The harness has a great design and my … [Read More...]

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Temporary fosters needed for kittens ASAP!!

Temporary fosters needed for kittens ASAP!! Contact animalcare@longbeach.gov if you can help! Please see description on each for size and sociability. All fostering will conclude in 2-3 weeks, some supplies can be provided and vaccinations will be given by our veterinarians. All of these kittens are in our care right this minute, if you don't do anything, please spay or neuter your cats, look at … [Read More...]

Levi, May 21 Pet of the Week

Levi is Pet of the Week!

Meet Levi, a Long Beach/Signal Hill celebrity now that he’s marched in the Pride parade, where he was a great little participant! Levi’s a 2-year-old Papillion mix who loves all humans equally. Meet Levi on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A540896.   (The usual suspects contributed to this rescue) Credit: Companion … [Read More...]