Featured SoCal Events and Services

Go Little Tokyo for Los Angeles’ largest annual Japanese culinary weekend at the 4th Annual Delicious Little Tokyo

Delicious Little Tokyo 2018. Photo provided courtesy of Go Little Tokyo. Discover all NEW culinary experiences, live cooking and mixology demonstrations, craft beer and chicken wing pairings, traditional miso ball making and MORE!Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 Go Little Tokyo’s 4th Annual Delicious Little Tokyo returns to the heart of Downtown Los Angeles for two days … [Read More...]

CIRCUS VARGAS – THE BIG ONE IS BACK! Preserving an American Tradition Like No Other!

The Big One is Back with “The Greatest of Ease’ bringing acrobats, daredevils and flying trapeze! Join us in celebrating, Circus Vargas’ 50th anniversary extravaganza, an homage to the golden era of circus in America in Torrance at the Del Amo Fashion Center July 25th through August 5th.  All aboard our spectacular circus steam engine as we ride the railways back in time, to relive … [Read More...]

New Pacific Visions Wing at the Aquarium of the Pacific is a Must-Visit this Summer!

The Aquarium of the Pacific expansion Pacific Visions, opened up this past May with inaugural exhibitions and programming. Pacific Visions, a 29,000-square-foot, two-story, sustainable structure designed by the San Francisco-based architecture and design firm EHDD, has a state-of-the-art immersive theater, exhibition space, an art gallery, and several new live animal exhibits. As the new focal … [Read More...]

Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July Celebration

Queen Mary’s Mega Fireworks Display Paints the Night Sky at 9 p.m. culminating the Royal Rendezvous with Cunard sistership, the Queen Elizabeth Celebrate Independence Day aboard the historic RMS Queen Mary with an action-packed day at the Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July Celebration from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The red, white, and blue ship-wide event offers multiple … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Pop-Up Party!: How To Throw An Amazing Kids’ Birthday Party In A Week

Smiling kids playing with confetti at the birthday party Whether you forgot, time got away from you, or you've just been too busy, you only have a week to throw a kids' birthday party. It's okay, you're not a bad parent. This happens to everyone! But what do you do now? Is there hope to throw together a fun party in a week that doesn't disappoint? The answer is yes! Follow along and … [Read More...]

“Jurassic World—The Ride” Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood and It Just Got Real

The magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus inside "Jurassic World--The Ride's" massive Aquarium Observatory Tank at Universal Studios Hollywood It’s official:  Universal Studios Hollywood’s mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” opens and It Just Got Real. Inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s JURASSIC WORLD blockbuster films, this spectacular new thrill ride … [Read More...]

FESTIVAL OF ARTS WEEKLY EVENTS Friday, July 20 – Friday, July 26

Weekend Nightly Music Schedule Dates/Times: July 5 – September 1Daily at 5:30pmCost: Free with $15 Festival Admission Saturday, July 20: Slim ManSunday, July 21: Derek Bordeaux Concerts on the GreenSponsored by Cambria Estates Vineyard and Winery Greg Adams and East Bay SoulDate: Saturday, July 20Time: 1 – 2:30pmCost: Free with $15 Festival admission Limited seating available in … [Read More...]

9 Ways to Plan Your Destination Engagement

Everyone grows up believing that their wedding day will be the best day of their lives. Though dreams of candyfloss dresses and romantic first dances color many people's’ childhoods, it is their engagement day which will eventually hold an extra special place in their hearts. Some engagement traditions have changed over the years, but there is no denying that you will want your proposal to go off … [Read More...]

4 Benefits to Couples Counseling

There are many couples who shy away from couples counseling because of the stigma attached to it. They believe and consider it to be a last resort to their relationship problems. You don't need a serious issue or for your relationship to be on the verge of being damaged to choose couples counseling. There are many benefits to going to couples counseling, some of which are listed below. 1. … [Read More...]

Featured Products

My favorite Face Moisturizer this Summer!

Looking for a natural face moisturizer with SPF? This one is my new favorite! The Block Island Organics Natural Face Moisturizer with SPF 30 is a summer must-buy! Named by the Environmental Working Group as a Best & Safe Sunscreen for the fifth year in a row is a pretty big deal to me but I love that it combines organic and natural ingredients such as pomegranate and green tea. It also … [Read More...]

Summer Must Haves!

Children will love NEW Bubble Fun from Zing! Zing’s Glove-A-Bubbles was last year's Summer Toy of the Year.  The line of simple dip and wave bubble toys is back this summer with great new designs and styles.  Big-A-Bubbles: Open the mouth of the glove using your thumb and index finger to create GIANT bubbles. Comes in 6 different theme gloves — lion, crocodile, … [Read More...]

Father’s Day Gift Suggestions

Looking for some ideas for Dad this Father's Day? T.O.P Chops Beef Jerky  T.O.P. Chops Jerky is a handcrafted jerky made from American beef with no additives or preservatives, and it’s grown from an at-home hobby to a thriving, national snack brand disrupting the jerky industry—in just six short years. I had a chance to taste samples and I am quite impressed! Check out their … [Read More...]

How T.O.P. Chops Snacks is Disrupting the Jerky Industry

Beef jerky can be known for its tough and chewy texture, but one snack brand believes consumers deserve a more tender experience. And in honor of National Jerky Day, they’re celebrating with 50% off first-time orders. T.O.P. Chops Jerky is a handcrafted jerky made from American beef with no additives or preservatives, and it’s grown from an at-home hobby to a thriving, national snack brand … [Read More...]

Why kids love toys? How do toys help in childhood development?

It’s a fact. Kids love toys. However, do you know why kids get super excited when parents bring new toys for them? Toys are fun. Toys are enjoyable. Otherwise, kids would have rejected toys just like they reject a lot of other things. When you were young, would you have played with your toys if toys were not fun? We all remember our favorite toys. We all buy toys for our kids. However, this is not … [Read More...]

THE NEW FOOD BOX makes eating healthy fun!

Ashley Tyrner, founder of Farmbox Direct, and her 8-year old daughter Harlow, CEO of Harlow’s Harvest, are bringing families together through food. Ashley has gone from being a single mom on food stamps to the CEO of a national brand that aims to eradicate the overwhelming food desert problem in America. Her company, Farmbox Direct is a door-to-door service that brings the freshest vegetables … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

CIRCUS VARGAS – THE BIG ONE IS BACK! Preserving an American Tradition Like No Other!

The Big One is Back with “The Greatest of Ease’ bringing acrobats, daredevils and flying trapeze! Join us in celebrating, Circus Vargas’ 50th anniversary extravaganza, an homage to the golden era of circus in America in Torrance at the Del Amo Fashion Center July 25th through August 5th.  All aboard our spectacular circus steam engine as we ride the railways back in time, to relive … [Read More...]

Summer road trip music roundup! Great for families with young children!

2019 Summer Road Trip Music Giveaway -- 4 CDs! Stream the Summer 2019 Road Trip Playlist on Soundcloud Can You Feel It? by Jessa Campbell & the Saplings www.jessacampbellsaplings.com Available June 7th from CDBaby: https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/JessaCampbelltheSaplings This golden-voiced singer whose musical career spans from “Dragon Tales Live” to opera to theatrical pop, … [Read More...]

Celebrate the #SuperDad in your life and Win Big!

While raising a child is a rewarding experience, parenting comes with a lot of responsibility. Staying organized, maintaining a social life, and getting enough sleep while attending to the needs of your LO(s) 24/7 is a difficult task! In honor of Father's Day, MAM wants to recognize all of the amazing and hardworking dads out there! Share a story about the #SuperDad in your life with MAM … [Read More...]

Experience dance, music, and cultural artifacts of the Pacific Islands on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Giveaway Opportunity! Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 16th annual Pacific Islander Festival. The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances. Enjoy hula, Tahitian drumming, Hawaiian games, and the work of artisans. Hawaiian, … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

The Lion King – A Work Of Art That Lives Up To The Original In A New Way

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a … [Read More...]

Spider-Man: Far From Home – Bigger and Better than Its Predecessor

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Benjamin P. comments, “Spider-Man: Far From Home is bigger and better than its predecessor, Homecoming and another exciting entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Far From Home is a blast that'll have you on the edge of your seat and is a nice … [Read More...]

Yesterday – An Unbelievable Plot and a Film Filled With The Beatles Music

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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...]

Indulge in Self-Care This Valentine’s Day with Colgate Optic White!

Looking for a brighter smile this Valentine's Day? Treat yourself to a sparkly white smile with Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White Toothpaste. This Colgate Optic White product delivers 4 shades, visibly whiter teeth in 6 weeks, starting in just 3 days*.   I actually tried this and was quite impressed with my brighter smile! Colgate Optic White High Impact White Toothpaste … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Chuck, July 18th Pet of the Week!

Who’d think that this big, strong guy is only 2 ½ years old! Chuck is a chunk of love—a big “people person”! He’s good on a leash and has a personality as winning as that smile on his face. Meet Chuck at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A620435. (The usual suspects contributed to this rescue) Credit: Courtesy of the P.D. Pitchford … [Read More...]

Kip, July 11th Pet of the Week!

Little Kip looks as if he’s waiting at the window for the one he loves. He is, actually. Maybe it’s you. Kip is only 12 weeks old and is as mellow as he looks. Maybe the next window he sits at will be yours as he watches the world go by or waits for you to come home. Meet Kip on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for … [Read More...]

Vicki, July 4th Pet of the Week!

Fireworks? Who cares about fireworks? Vicki is a mellow girl, and she prefers lounging around to any sort of holiday whoop-ti-do. She loves to snuggle and can often be found curled up into a small ball in our catio. She’s 3 years old and will be a lovely companion. Meet Vicki on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for … [Read More...]

Lena and Pauline, June 27 Pets of the Week–Signal-Trib, these guys have to go together!

Sometimes, it’s hard to be amusing when you tell the stories of our shelter pets. Lena and Pauline are each 10 years old. Their human, who obviously loved them very much, had cancer. With no one around to give them the care and affection they were used to, Pauline and Lena wound up at our shelter. Lena is a lovely green-eyed tabby with a little tortie sprinkled around—she’s shy … [Read More...]