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Tall Ships® Festival Los Angeles Welcomes World’s Largest Rubber Duck Giant Duck sails into Port of L.A. Port for its West Coast Debut

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      Draw Events announced today that Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck project will make its west coast debut at Tall Ships® Festival L.A., August 20, 2014, sailing into the Port of Los Angeles Harbor leading the Tall Ships® Grand Parade of Sail. Tall Ships® Festival L.A has the honor of welcoming more than a dozen beautiful Tall Ships to the shores of Los Angeles, affording visitors the … [Read More...]

Fresh Brothers Pizza Opens First Location in Newport Beach! SoCal City Kids attended a Media Event and was quite impressed!

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With over 10 highly successful locations throughout the Los Angeles area, Fresh Brothers is proud to announce the grand opening of their first Orange County restaurant, within the Harbor View Center, in Newport Beach. The new store opened this past July. This location  features a large exterior dining area, curbside pickup and expect to see a full beer and wine license in the near future.Fresh … [Read More...]

DISNEY LIVE! Mickey’s Music Festival Tickets on Sale Now!

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Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse,Donald Duck and Goofy will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions when Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival debuts in Long Beach, CA.  Concert goers will hear greatest hits from the blockbuster movies Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, among other jams.  … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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Penguin Chicks Will Debut In The Aquarium’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat On Wednesday, August 27

Photo Credit: Hugh Ryono.    Four Magellanic Penguin chicks born at the Aquarium of the Pacific this summer are getting ready for their debut.  The public can see the penguin chicks at the June Keyes Penguin Habitat when the Aquarium opens at 9:00 a.m. August 27th. (Media will be attending prior to 9 am) The public can watch the 8:15 a.m. debut on live … [Read More...]

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Select the Right Eyewear For Active Kids

Glasses and contacts are very common for school-age kids and teens. However, many children may dislike wearing glasses and "forget" to wear them because they think people will tease them, they will look ugly, they won't be able to play sports and a whole variety of other things. But all of these problems can be addressed. While you can’t keep kids from teasing (but you can teach your child … [Read More...]

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Soak City is the place to go this Summer! A great place to spend the day!

     Looking for a place to beat the heat and have a day full of fun? Soak City is the place! I have to admit, I have never been to Soak City before. I know! I know! But, I live in So Cal and this water park should be a must! Well, I have the beach and pool so honestly I didn't think that I was missing much! Boy! Was I wrong! Last week, my son and I and a couple of friends headed to Soak City … [Read More...]

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The ABC’s of Style An upcoming Back-to-School event at Del Amo Mall!

http://youtu.be/7JJfJgyHYwU SIMON INVITES STUDENTS AND FAMILIES TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR WITH “ABC’S OF STYLE” EVENTS AT DEL AMO FASHION CENTER With the new school year fast approaching, Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, and Teen Vogue, the number one source of fashion, beauty and pop-culture news for trendsetting teens, are hosting a series of back to school events at … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Silk is my new favorite especially in recipes! Recipes by Mandy Ingber are perfect for breakfast or anytime!

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I have a new favorite drink and it is Silk Vanilla Soymilk! I received free coupons and I actually like both the Vanilla and the plain the best! One of my favorite things to do is make a banana smoothie in the morning, which is simple to do! Simply blend up banana and Silk Vanilla Soymilk and add a dash of cinnamon. Yum! But, here are a couple of recipes from Mandy Ingber that you just have to … [Read More...]

New ways to limit tantrums when traveling with kids Boogie Wipes® Launches Saline Nasal Spray with Scented Schnozzle

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        Traveling on a plane with young kids can be a hassle. You have to pack snacks, games, favorite blankies, toys, more snacks, a tablet loaded with books and movies, a change of clothes in case of accidental spills and you still might not be prepared. The worst situation is when the dry air and pressure makes children's ears and nose hurt. Now there is an easy solution to this … [Read More...]

SurfShop for all your surfing needs and more!

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I recently have a new favorite thing to do and that is to Body Surf as I was recently told is the correct term. I call it Boogie board but I know they are also called Bodyboards. I've found this great website online called SurfShop and they have everything you could possibly think of and want if you Body Surf or Skim Board or Surf. I recently received a Morey 41 inch Mach 7 and a leash and I am … [Read More...]

Nestlé USA Introduces New Gummy Candy with National TV Spot Featuring “Mr. Random” LET’S GET RANDOM: CHEW A SHOE, BITE A TEAPOT, LICK A TREE? WONKA® RANDOMS® GUMMY CANDY IS FULL OF SURPRISES

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Offering endless gummy combinations and truly random inspiration to “Let Your Random Side Out,” Nestlé USA will introduce a unique new spin on gummy candy this summer when WONKA® Randoms® candy makes its official nationwide debut this month.   A one-of-a-kind addition to the fast-growing gummy candy category, WONKA Randomscontains real fruit juice, no artificial flavors, and colors from … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Scholastic Media Introduces ‘I SPY Adventure’ on VTech’s InnoTab Tablets Brand-New Title Puts All the Brain-Powered Problem-Solving Fun of the Award-Winning ‘I SPY’ Brand into Kids’ Hands like Never Before! Giveaway Opportunity!

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I SPY…a brand-new way for kids and families to experience the fun and learning of the celebrated brand from Scholastic Media! Scholastic Media will give fans an exciting new way to play I SPY when the celebrated creator and producer of award-winning multiplatform content for kids and families introduces I SPY Adventure, its first title for VTech® InnoTab® tablets. I SPY Adventure brings all … [Read More...]

Hush Hush Free Panty Program For Women! Giveaway Opportunity!

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The Hush Hush line offers sleek, stylish and effective leak-control panties for women. They look and feel just like traditional underwear, and are machine washable. Hush Hush is a line of sleek, stylish and effective leak-control panties – an ally to all women from puberty to menopause. You have the chance to receive a FREE pair of panties! No joke! The first 2,000 women who do the survey will … [Read More...]

Michael Phillip Cash Giveaway! Don't miss this one! August 17th, 2014-September 1st, 2014!

I just love the book Flip! It is one of my favorite books by this author! Picture it...you have just bought a house and intend to flip it to make it a show place. Just as you get into the first sledge hammer hole, some ghostly beings decides they don't want you here and make your life miserable to push you out. What do you do? Well, you could go and take the $50 you possibly just won from … [Read More...]

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Media Reviews

Batman: Assault on Arkham- A Comic-Book Based Film That Follows the Bad Guys! KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org

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If you're a fan of the game series, then you'll love this movie. It is extremely violent, just like the games and thus, we recommend for older teens and adults. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic and comic book expert, Keefer B. comments, "The characters are dynamic. As much as I love heroes, I adore villains. A protagonist is nothing without an antagonist and these criminals take the cake." Anthony A. adds, … [Read More...]

Mike Curato’s debut LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG CITY The first in a three book series about a little elephant looking for friendship and cupcakes in a city a lot bigger than himself.

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 Macmillan Children's Publishing Group introduces Little Elliot, a charming new picture book character with more books to follow in 2015 and 2016.   Macmillian Children's Publishing Group will publish debut author Mike Curato's Little Elliot, Big City on August 26, 2014 (Henry Holt BYR), the first in a series of Little Elliot picture books with more to follow in 2015 and 2016. In this first … [Read More...]

Vote for Ms. Frizzle as Top Teacher!

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Wahoo! As kids are heading back-to-school, Parade has named beloved science teacher extraordinaire Ms. Frizzle, from Scholastic Media’s The Magic School Bus, as one of their “most inspiring teachers from TV and movies”! The vote is on for the top educator and we’re hoping you can help Ms. Frizzle reach #1! Here’s the … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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Vidal Sassoon Pro Series 2 Minute Shade Precision Treatment and Color Protect Spray a Must-Have this Summer!

    Looking for great products to protect your hair color this Summer season! Vidal Sassoon ColorFinity Collection is the best! These are two of my favorites for the Summer! The ColorFinity 2 Minute Shade Precision Treatment is the highly coveted ultra-moisturizing conditioner commonly found in many at-home color kits. After women started regularly using the conditioner found in color kits, … [Read More...]

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All the “Buzz” – Honey Infused Beauty Faves for National Honey Appreciation Day Saturday, August 16th, 2014

The following are luxurious products from Laura Mercier and nyakio that contain the “buzz” worthy ingredient! Laura Mercier Honey Bath, $40; available: www.lauramercier.com ·        This decadent, foaming honey moisture body bath leaves skin feeling clean, fresh and supple. Available in five delectable fragrances: Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûlée, Ambre Vanillé, Crème de Pistache and Fresh … [Read More...]

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Celebrate Men’s Grooming Day with ReVive and nyakio

   Friday, August 15 is National Men’s Grooming Day! In celebration of the day, here a few essential grooming products to help your man look his finest.  Whether he prefers a rugged lumberjack look or a handlebar mustache, all men can use a few subtle grooming pointers. With the help of these two luxe products from RéVive and nyakio—two skincare lines created without synthetic … [Read More...]

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Experience Burke Williams New Hydrating Body Polish Save 20% off the newest enhancement with any Pure Relaxation Massage through August 24

Burke Williams Day Spa invites guests to experience the newest massage enhancement with the Hydrating Body Polish. Experience this new enhancement with any Pure Relaxation massage and receive over 20% off now through August 24.   The new Hydrating Body Polish combines marine oils and sea salts to visibly restructure the skin while toning crystals polish and strengthen the surface. The … [Read More...]