Featured SoCal Events and Services

Independence Day Celebration with The Confounding Brothers Saturday June 30th 10:00 am-4:00 pm

"The Confounding Brothers”-John Adams (Peter Small), Thomas Jefferson (Robert Watsonl) and Benjamin Franklin (P.D. Soinski) will be guest appearing @The International Printing Museum’s  "Independence Day Celebration” Sat. June 30th in Carson, CA. Kick off your July 4th festivities with Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson & John Adams aka “The Confounding Brothers.” Enjoy a fun fact-filled … [Read More...]

Dana Point Harbor’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza Experience south Orange County’s best aerial fireworks display during the July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza at Dana Point Harbor. Display begins at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 and will light up the harbor with fantastic views from Baby Beach, the Island, and the many waterfront eateries within the harbor. Visitors can listen to the City of Dana Point's specially … [Read More...]

The Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July Celebration Announces Action-Packed Day of Live Entertainment Unforgettable Celebrations by Popular Tribute Bands, Dueling Pianos, DJs, Aerialist, Family-Friendly Games, Tours, & More on July 4, 2018 Queen Mary’s Mega Fireworks Display Paints the Night Sky at 9pm

Dress in your best red, white, and blue and celebrate Independence at the Queen Mary’s All-American 4th of July Celebration from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The day-long celebration offers live entertainment from the nation’s top tribute bands including Tom Petty and the Heartshakers, The Long Run (Eagles Tribute band) and DSB (Journey Tribute Band). The popular patriotic … [Read More...]

The Habit Burger Grill Spices Up Fan-Favorite With New Sriracha Lime Spicy Green Beans These are a Must-Try this Summer! Only Avail for a limited time!

Looking for something delicious this Father's Day and Summer? I just tried these and I ate them so quickly that I didn't even take my own photo! Thanks to The Habit for letting me use one of theirs! The Habit’s creamy sriracha lime aioli sauce has just the right amount of spice and there's even a touch of sweetness! They should bottle this sauce and sell it! I also prefer their Tempura Green Beans … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL RACES TO A CONCLUSION WITH CONCERTS ON JUNE 21, 22, 23, and 24

The month-long Mainly Mozart Festival concludes for a final week of performances. The 30th Annual Mainly Mozart Festival, led by Music Director Michael Francis, continues its six-year exploration of Mozart’s life with Year Three - Brave New World: From Rebel to Entrepreneur. In his early 20s, and longer Europe’s “golden child”, financial need forced Mozart to become a musical entrepreneur, … [Read More...]

Free Splash and Bubbles events coming up

John Tartaglia, creator of the hit PBS Kids TV show "Splash and Bubbles" will appear at two FREE Barnes and Noble events this summer. Perhaps you can share the good news with your readers soon? I am attaching a photo of the new album and a pic of John at a recent event. (Photos Courtesy of the Jim Henson Company). June 23rd 11:00am-12: 30 pm – Barnes & Noble at The Grove. With an appearance, … [Read More...]

Music & Arts Presents Family-Friendly Open House and Free Lesson Event June 22 – June 24, 2018

 Music & Arts invites you to a summer Lessons Open House weekend event at locations nationwide, with a free guitar offer for new lessons students, an open mic night, and lesson studio tours.          Celebrating its 66th anniversary this year, Music & Arts is one of the nation’s largest school music retailers and musical instrument lessons providers. They carry a wide assortment of … [Read More...]

Finance Advice for College Students

Norway is a Nordic country known for all sorts of great things, such as beautiful picturesque sceneries and great architecture. Another thing that puts this country on top of the list is its high-quality education. Therefore, if you want to take your education to a greater level, Norway is, undoubtedly, a way to go. As you may have already heard, Norway’s cost of living is quite high. This fact … [Read More...]

5 TIPS TO MOVING ACROSS THE COUNTRY ON A BUDGET

Organize your belongings When you are planning to make a move, ensure that everything you need during your move is accounted for and well organized. Look for moving supplies from your friends and neighbors, or those being given out for free by retailers, like old newspapers, boxes and bubble wrap, in which to package your stuff. This will save you on cash that you could have spent on buying … [Read More...]

Featured Products

4 Tips for the Perfect Kid’s Party

Organizing a party for your children is not the easiest task in the world. Although you are in charge of every single detail, you also need to consider your kid’s preferences when it comes to the theme or the food they are going to eat. It is no secret that kid’s parties can be a bit of a nightmare, especially if you’re not used to having a little kindergarten in your living room. That is why you … [Read More...]

Useful Graduation Gifts for High School and College students!

Looking for something a bit different this Graduation time of year? Stockpile is a new kind of brokerage that offers fractional share investing, so young people can invest in quality stocks like Amazon and Tesla at any level (as low as $5). Plus, the company offers gift cards, so people can give stock to graduates to help them get started.  I checked this one out and it does seem like a … [Read More...]

The Top 3 Home Cleaning Tools We Can’t Live Without

We’ve heard this quote time and again, “a clean home is a happy home.” Well, we couldn’t agree more! A clean and well-sanitized home result in more peace and harmony plus the family’s health is safeguarded as well.   Let’s admit it, we all have our favorite home cleaning tools which make cleaning time less arduous. But to be fair, here’s a round-up of the top three home cleaning tools … [Read More...]

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018 Looking for something different? No Ties or Socks!

Father's Day is almost here! Here are my favorite two this year especially if you are looking for something different!         Brush Hero – the revolutionary detailing tool that harnesses the power of an ordinary garden hose to clean cars, motorcycles and bikes to perfection. Brush Hero uses water pressure alone to power its turbine and bust the grime in only seconds. An awesome gift for … [Read More...]

Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil is a hit in our house!

“I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.” Have you heard of Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil? Honestly, before receiving this product to try out..I hadn't either! It is a healthier option than partially hydrogenated oil. Basically, because it is trans … [Read More...]

Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore! Check out Readers.com for some really cool coloring pages and to find some really great Reading Glasses!

Coloring isn't just for kids anymore! In the past year, adult coloring books have been topping bestseller lists and with that - you'll find all sorts of coloring books and pages everywhere ranging from intricate designs to floral prints. Adults (especially) are starting to see the benefit of coloring, as it is a way to de-stress. For many people, coloring in patterns has helped clear their mind … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

R.M. Palmer has the best chocolate for Father’s Day! Giveaway Opportunity!

Father's Day is this week and I know many dads love chocolate! Some of my favorites are from R.M. Palmer and I am sure these will be a hit with Dad! They are easy to find too! I always find their products at our local CVS!   R.M. Palmer is one of my favorite chocolate brands and they have so many different choices! I love their Peanut Butter Cups and Soft Caramel Cups! I also think … [Read More...]

All Our Wild Wonder by Poet Sarah Kay would make a great gift for Teachers! Special End of the School Year Giveaway!

The end of the school year is quickly approaching! Are you looking for a gift to tell your Teacher that she is appreciated? Hachette Books has published a delightful book that would make the perfect gift! It is a beautiful single poem volume titled ALL OUR WILD WONDER by YouTube poet sensation Sarah Kay and it’s a tribute to extraordinary educators and teachers. The poem is about one of Sarah’s … [Read More...]

Chocolate for Mother’s Day? Only from R.M. Palmer! Mother's Day Giveaway!

    What is Mother's Day without chocolate? I really can’t imagine since it really truly is one of my favorite things to receive any day if it is from R.M. Palmer! R.M. Palmer is one of my favorite chocolate brands and they have so many different choices! I love the Soft Caramel Cups! The Peppermint Patties are really good too! Yum! Their chocolate is sooooo good that you may not want to … [Read More...]

Win a $10,000 cash prize, healthy lifestyle products from True Lemon

The #HealthyHappyTrue Sweepstakes was created to celebrate how people live their healthiest, happiest and truest life possible. Entering provides the chance to win a grand prize including a $10,000 cash prize, a Vitamix Professional Series Blender ($600 value), Fitbit watch ($200 value), a True Lemon Swell water bottle and a sampling of all True Citrus products. To enter the sweepstakes and for … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

THE KID’S AWESOME ACTIVITY BOOK: Games! Puzzles! Mazes! And More!

The Kid’s Awesome Activity Book is a parent’s best friend, guaranteed to entertain your backseat travelers during those endless summer road trips. Readers can create their own comic strips, write a hit song for the hedgehog hoedown, decode pirate word scrambles, and help a little leprechaun find his pot of gold. All they need is a pencil and their imagination! I really recommend this one for … [Read More...]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – The Best Documentary I’ve Ever Seen! I Still Hear Its Catchy Theme Song In My Head.

Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's TV show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Dariana A. comments, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is the best documentary I’ve ever seen! I still hear its catchy theme song in my head.” See her full review below. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? By Dariana A., KIDS FIRST … [Read More...]

Ocean’s 8 – Best Comedic Action Movie Ever!

Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect all-female crew: Lou, Rose, Daphne Kluger, Nine Ball, Tammy, Amita and Constance. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Kamryn B. comments, “Ocean’s 8 is the best comedic action movie ever! I enjoyed the way the movie flows, as if it’s a … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Time for Graduation! Look your best with these products!

It's that time of the year! Graduation time! Want to look your best? These products are a must-buy! ZAP ZITS QUICKLY  ACNEFREE MAXIMUM STRENGTH TERMINATOR 10 Don’t let a zit (or two) stand in the way of perfect photos. This dermatologist-recommended acne medicine absorbs faster and deeper to eliminate bacteria and fight breakouts between applications. Micro-sized Benzoyl Peroxide minimizes … [Read More...]

NEW! Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Formula is a Beauty-Must Buy this Spring! YOUR OWN, PERSONAL ALWAYS-ON SALON: INTRODUCING SALLY HANSEN’S NEWLY FORMULATED INSTA-DRI NAIL COLOR COLLECTIONS

Looking for some really great nail polish shades this Spring? Sally Hansen has you covered! Why involve multiple bottles when a lightning-speed mani is at your fingertips? Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® Nail Color’s newly upgraded 3-in-1 formula with built-in base and top coat offers shiny, extended wear in a single step. The new Insta-Dri is housed in an updated bottle adorned with a gorgeous new logo … [Read More...]

With festival season approaching, it’s time to get your manicure ready for dancing in the desert. See below for tips from beauty expert, Skyy Hadley and polishes from Lauren B. Beauty to ensure your nails look fresh for the entire festival!

Lauren B. Beauty in “33 Carats” Price: $19 Available: laurenbbeauty.com Skyy Hadley Tips: For a fun festival look, try the below Lauren B. polishes with a base coat and top coat to protect your nails from the dreaded chip. Stock up and buy a mini travel moisturizer from the drugstore because there is no way you will be bringing a bottle of cuticle oil and you don’t want your hands or … [Read More...]

Mangiacotti will be featured on The View’s Feel Good Friday viewyourdeal.com segment this Friday April 20, 2018 TUNE IN THIS FRIDAY AND "FEEL GOOD" WITH 50% IN SAVINGS

Mangiacotti and their line of home, personal care, bath, body products and soy candles made with essential oils and plant based ingredients will be featured on The View's Feel Good Friday viewyourdeal.com segment this Friday April 20, 2018.  And the dollar savings are just a part of why viewers will be Feeling The Good!   Mangiacotti was founded with really, really good intentions and products … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Emerson, June 21st Pet of the Week

We wish we could have even a fraction of Emerson’s attitude! Despite a gimpy hind leg, this adorable 5-year-old Maltese mix loves life! The lame leg could be a result of an injury, and it needs to be either reset or amputated. Our shelter vet said that she’d reset his leg if someone would step up to foster him for a while or, better yet, adopt him. Wouldn’t you love an outcome like that! Meet … [Read More...]

Cous-Cous, June 14th Pet of the Week!

Cous-Cous is about 5 years old, with a tabby saddle about the same color as a heavily spiced dish of her namesake! But she’s more sweet than spicy—she’s mellow and approachable, and she believes everyone who meets her is approachable as well. She’d be a wonderful new friend. Meet Cous-Cous at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID# A607520. (This rescue … [Read More...]

Mister, June 7th Pet of the Week

Mister, with his sleek muscular build and beautiful fawn-colored coat, is well named! He’s a young sir just out of puppyhood and well on his way to being a wonderful companion to anyone who wants a loving, playful friend. Mister appears to be a pit bull terrier/boxer mix, and at only a year and a half old, he has plenty of time to give anyone, be they family or just an active, single human. Meet … [Read More...]

Mai Tai, May 31 Pet of the Week

The number of kittens being born this time of year often leaves the older cats at a loss. Mai Tai, a blue-point Siamese, isn’t that old—she’s 2—but she’s a mellow girl as well as sweet and good natured. This is a win-win for anyone wanting a young cat but no kitten behavior. It’s the end of May—great time to make Mai Tai your Thai! Meet her on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at … [Read More...]