Featured SoCal Events and Services

Dark Harbor Presents the Top Sliders from Across Southern California with a Special Collaboration Performance SoCal’s Most Elite Sliders Take Over Dark Harbor for the First-Ever Sliders Unite: Breaking the Stigma Wednesday, October 26 at 9:30pm and 11:20pm


The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, SoCal’s most terrifying haunt, will welcome elite sliders from across Sothern California to perform in the first-ever Sliders Unite: Breaking the Stigma for one night only on Wednesday, October 26 with two performances at 9:30pm and 11:20pm. DETAILS:       For one night only, Dark Harbor will push the artistic boundaries of sliding by bringing the best sliders … [Read More...]

AUTUMN FESTIVAL Nov 5-6, 2016 Celebrate the arts, cuisines, and cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines on November 5-6, 2016, at the Aquarium! Giveaway Opportunity!


  In China, people celebrate the Moon Festival. In Japan, regional harvest festivals, or matsuri, are held. Chuseok is the traditional Korean fall festival. Celebrate the magic of fall through the arts, cuisines, and cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines during the fifteenth anniversary of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Autumn Festival. Held Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6, … [Read More...]

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Returns to the Infamously Haunted Ship September 29 for 22 nights of fright


The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will once again rise from the deep torrid history of the infamously haunted ship September 29 - October 31, 2016. Tickets are on-sale at QueenMary.com. Ghoulish spirits, old and new, will descend upon The Queen Mary in Long Beach for the most anticipated twenty-two terrifying nights of the year. Dark Harbor’s Sinister Seven Spirits: Ringmaster, Captain, Samuel the … [Read More...]

Aquarium debuts new Vanishing Animals film to accompany live animal gallery Vanishing Animals film educates the public on biodiversity and mass extinctions using footage from Alucia Productions


For 4.6 billion years, life on Earth has evolved. Change has been a constant factor for life on our planet, but human activity has accelerated the rate of change, making it harder for nature to catch up. A new film playing daily at the Aquarium of the Pacific explores human impacts on our planet and ways we can help prevent loss of biodiversity and protect the health of ecosystems. The film is a … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News


The California Pink Plate Ribbon Movement #PainttheRoadsPink

The Pink Plate Campaign was started by 5 incredible women, all breast cancer survivors who wanted to promote early detection and help more women and families survive this terrible disease.  They have put together specialized license plates on vehicles across California (example of the plate in the image below).  This is one of the newest plates of California that drivers can purchase. We need … [Read More...]


Megabus.com is now offering FREE onboard entertainment on select buses in California

…It’s called Megabus RIDE and it is available on select buses in California. It is a free onboard entertainment system that allows customers to enjoy their experience even more with access to 30 movies, 10 hours of tv shows, and 50 audiobooks/albums and 5 games. You must download the app on your mobile devise before boarding the bus and then you can enjoy as you ride! Here is more info: … [Read More...]


The Shops at Montebello Hosts Kidgits Boo Bash and Trick-or-Treating Event to include a costume contest, sweet treats and photo booth

Shoppers are invited to get in the spirit of Halloween this October with the Kidgits Boo Bash and Halloween Trick-or-Treat at The Shops at Montebello. On Saturday, October 22, children ages 3 to 10 years old are invited to show off their fun, silly and spooky Halloween costumes at the Kidgits Boo Bash. From 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., children can enjoy face painting and participate in a costume … [Read More...]


San Pedro’s Dia de los Muertos Expands for 5th Annual Festival Dia de los Muertos Festival expands with over 10,000 people expected to attend this year’s festival in San Pedro, California

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, The San Pedro Property Owners’ Alliance, a non-profit organization, will present The 5th Annual San Pedro Dia de los Muertos Festival.  With over 9,000 guests attending last year, this year San Pedro is expecting 10,000 guests to attend. Los Angeles and Orange County visitors will experience a vibrant downtown filled with a festive live entertainment lineup including a … [Read More...]


OC Zoo Presents Halloween Zoo-Tacular 10.29

Annual Halloween Zoo-Tacular at the OC Zoo  The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo located inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to a fun-filled day of festive activities with the animals of the OC Zoo.   At Halloween Zoo-tacular, children will trick-or-treat … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Eco-friendly tree free paper products are a must!


I am always looking for ways to be more eco-friendly! It really is something important to me! I found out about a company called Tranlin that makes paper products (toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, paper plates, napkins, etc.) in a very unique way: from wheat straw (a "waste product after wheat is harvested). No trees! Their products have a unique silky texture and are virtually lint-free with … [Read More...]

San-J Organic Tamari Sauces are a hit in our house!


I received three bottles of San-J sauces to try out and they were a big hit in our house!  I love that they taste great with such a variety of different foods! My favorite is with chicken, veggies and rice! I like that they are Gluten Free and my favorite is the Mongolian Stir Fry and Marinade Sauce! It is so good with chicken and veggies!   As you can see, the bottle is almost … [Read More...]

Trudeau Thirsts for a Breast Cancer Cure These products are a must-buy!


                         Whether choosing to race for a cure or donating towards the cause, October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to remind us to get involved and lend a helping hand. The Trudeau Corporation has been supporting the fight against breast cancer with their exclusive BCRF collection of hydration bottles and thermal tumblers and mugs. These products, developed with … [Read More...]

Welch’s® Fruit Snacks has partnered with Feeding America® this October!


Welch's® Fruit Snacks is here to improve school lunch across America ESPECIALLY for those who face child hunger. Through October, Welch's® Fruit Snacks has partnered with Feeding America® the nation's largest hunger-relief and food rescue organization to provide 1 million meals to children in need. Check out my favorite lunch!   Here's how you can do your part and join Welch's® … [Read More...]

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Metropolis Madness! Gamers don’t miss this one! Giveaway Opportunity!


Metropolis Madness is a four-week “league” running once a week from October 19 to November 9. The league and all of its games feature a “city” theme, drawing from historical US landmarks - the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Alcatraz Island, Central Park, and more. Tickets must be purchased for the whole league upfront. The $80 cost of admission includes entry to all four events. Use promo code: … [Read More...]

#BabySafetyMonth Safe Sleep Tips from MAM Giveaway Opportunity!


      September is Baby Safety Month, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). This month-long event increases consumer awareness of baby safety issues and the safe selection and use of baby products. For the past 40 years MAM’s top priority has been the development of products for the well-being, safety and health of babies that make life easier for parents … [Read More...]

Southeast Asia Day, October 1st at the Aquarium of the Pacific! Giveaway Opportunity!


AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC’S TWELFTH ANNUAL SOUTHEAST ASIA DAY CELEBRATES VIBRANT LOCAL COMMUNITIES! Live performances of traditional music and dance, as well as cultural craft demonstrations and displays, will help transform the Aquarium into an exotic destination during its twelfth annual Southeast Asia Day. Ethnic cuisine will be available for purchase, and children will have the opportunity to … [Read More...]

Harbor Sweets’ New Gather line is a Must-Try! Gather chocolate launches on Tuesday 9/6! Today!


If you love Dark Chocolate, you will love the New Gather Chocolates from our friends at Harbor Sweets®! There are six flavors and they are absolutely incredible! I can not pick my favorite one but it's a toss up between the Carmelized Honey and the Sour Cherry! There are also Pomegranate Molasses, Sesame Crunch, Coconut Cluster and Cashew Caramel. Each one is also flavored with a note of local … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Spook-tacular Halloween Fun with Peppa Pig!

Peppa Pig fun is coming to Nick Jr. on Sunday, October 23! At 7pm ET, it’s time for a “Pumpkin Party” – and everyone is invited! In this very special extended story, guests will be coming dressed in scary costumes – Peppa is a witch, George is a dinosaur and Rebecca Rabbit is a carrot...gone bad! Viewers will also join Peppa on exciting new adventures that include participating in a pumpkin … [Read More...]

Our Favorite Books for Kids this Week!


These are our top two Books for Middle School Readers! THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM by Kathleen Burkinshaw (8/2/16, middle grade): Yuriko is used to the sirens and air raid drills, but things start to feel more real when the neighbors who have left to fight stop coming home. When the atomic bomb hits Hiroshima, it's through Yuriko's eyes that we witness the devastation and horror. Just in time … [Read More...]

My Pancakes Taste Different Today! By Heather Wood Galpert and Bruce Galpert, for ages 5 and up


Before going fishing one day, Ethan eats his favorite breakfast—pancakes. As his mom explains how his pancakes are made with help from the sun, clouds, rain, animals, and farmers, Ethan sees the world in a new way. While playing outside, Ethan decides to create a big splash by throwing a can in the lake and accidentally contaminates the environment. Time passes and one day Ethan notices that … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner


Get RED-y for Fall with Sally Hansen and Rimmel London

    Get Red-y for the Fall season with fashionable red shades that you will love from Sally Hansen! Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Red Eye, Redgy, Off With her Red and Rhapsody Red are Beauty must-haves! I love the Miracle Gel shades! Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Red My Lips and All Fired Up  are hits this season too! I like both the Complete Salon Manicure shades and the … [Read More...]


Rock Out for Fall with Metallic Shades in the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Collection!

   With fall right around the corner, its time to channel your inner rockstar and and go a little wild for the new season—with the beautiful metallic shades in the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel collection, you can instantly rock out! I just love these cool shades such as Game of Chromes, Rock On, Stilettos and Studs and Buffalo Nickel! My favorite is Game of Chromes! I love how the Sally Hansen … [Read More...]


Olay Eyes Collection and the Olay Regenerist Luminous Light Hydrating Lotion are Beauty Must-Haves! Beauty Must-Haves this Fall!

     Do you have a concern about dark circles under your eyes? Or maybe you are concerned about puffiness or wrinkles near your eyes? The New Olay Eyes Collection is your answer!  My favorite is the Ultimate Eye Cream which works great for dark circles and lines under my eyes. I also love the Pro-Retinol Eye Treatment for lines under my eyes! This one actually is really impressive! I have … [Read More...]


SONICLEAR ELITE is a Beauty Must-Have! I love the new colors too!

Looking for a wonderful way to wash your face? The Soniclear Elite is a beauty tool you must try! I love how easy it is to use! Cleaner skin begins with a cleaner brush™+ C-Boost™ Collagen Technology. Enjoy the complete sonic powered cleansing system with built in protection against microbial contamination. Now with C-Boost™, an optional collagen boosting operating mode that delivers … [Read More...]

Pet Corner


Picking Up In Good Company dog **** bags are a must-buy! A must-buy from Boty Bogs!

I like that these bags are easy to tear off the roll and that there is no need to double-bag! I also love the Santa design which is just perfect for the upcoming holiday season! They also do not leak and that means no mess on your hands! It comes with 4 rolls which means 80 bags because there are 20 in a roll. You can purchase them on Amazon.com. https://youtu.be/5o2--_aoOqo Self … [Read More...]


Popeye is Pet of the Week!

“Mmm-boy! Trick or treat!” exclaimed Popeye as he licked his chops at the thought of peanut-butter biscuits and doggie jerky that he’ll accept gently from your hand and lick your fingers for good measure. Popeye’s a brown-and-white pit bull terrier, a little over a year old, and he’s going as a pirate this Halloween—he says that it’s the closest he could come to a sailor man. Meet Popeye on the … [Read More...]


October’s Pet Obesity Awareness Month Helpful tips from our friends at Bil-Jac!

A study conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) indicates 53 percent of adult dogs are classified as overweight or obese by their veterinarian. According to Dr. Ernie Ward, APOP founder, “The most distressing finding in this year’s study was the fact that more pet owners are unaware their pet is overweight.” Some breeds only need to gain a few pounds to be considered … [Read More...]


Cherry Pie is Pet of the Week!

Cherry Pie isn’t a dog. She’s a doggie. She’s all sweet filling and no crust, and staff and volunteers have fallen madly in love with her. Cherry Pie came in as a stray and was never claimed. She’s a 10-year-old German shepherd mix, but she’s a senior like Betty White is a senior— full of curiosity and playfulness. Later, though, it’s snuggling and affection. She’d rather have praise than treats! … [Read More...]