Featured SoCal Events and Services

Sammy Hagar Announces Lineup For Second “High Tide Beach Party & Car Show” In Huntington Beach!

FOLLOWING A FIRST YEAR SELL-OUT, THE PARTY HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO TWO DAYS -- SEPTEMBER 28 AND 29 Rock legend Sammy Hagar confirmed the initial lineup and details of his second “High Tide Beach Party & Car Show” on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Huntington Beach, California. Due to incredible demand for tickets to his inaugural party in 2018 which sold-out in advance, the High … [Read More...]

Battleship IOWA Museum Presents Movies Under the Guns Summer Film Series May 17 and June 21

Summer Film Series May 17 and June 21 (Image courtesy of Battleship IOWA Museum, Credit Jose Amaral Jr.) Battleship IOWA Museum is pleased to announce the 2019 summer film series, Movies Under the Guns. Friends and family are invited to free movie screenings aboard the famed Battleship IOWA Museum, sponsored by the Pacific Battleship Center and the Port of Los Angeles, on select nights. … [Read More...]

Del Amo Fashion Center Joins City of Torrance for Armed Forces Day Celebration

Community is invited to explore military exhibits and participate in a 5K Run celebrating the 60th Anniversary ofTorrance’s Armed Forces Day Parade Del Amo Fashion Center will host some of the nation’s most advanced military vehicles in honor of The City of Torrance’s 60thArmed Forces Day celebrations and parade. This parade is the longest-running city-sponsored Armed Forces Day Parade in … [Read More...]

The Habit Burger Grill for Mother’s Day!

Looking for a place to take Mom to lunch this Mother's Day? The Habit Burger Grill is the place to go! I visited recently and I have a new favorite! I just love the Golden Fried Chicken Sandwich! The chicken is simply delicious and it is topped with a spicy red pepper sauce and served with fresh sliced tomato, lettuce and tangy pickles on a soft toasted bun. It is soooo good! I had to pair it up … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Boosting your fertility

The most worrying part of planning for a baby is if you’re fertile. If you’re healthy and having regular sex – it should be no problem, in fact 70%-80% of couples get pregnant after around 6 months of trying. The best place to start is to getting yourself a Fertility Plus couples fertility test. Boosting your fertility, the natural is an easy way to boost your chances of being fertile and … [Read More...]

New Pacific Visions Wing at the Aquarium of the Pacific Will Open to the Public on May 24, 2019

Aquarium of the Pacific / Pacific Visions / EHDD / Clark Construction / Photography by Tom Bonner - Job ID 6421 The Aquarium of the Pacific announced in January that Pacific Visions, its first major expansion since its founding in 1998, will open to the public on May 24, 2019, with inaugural exhibitions and programming. Pacific Visions, a 29,000-square-foot, two-story, sustainable structure … [Read More...]

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Celebrates 33 Years of Bug Fair

Please credit: Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Bug Fair, which began 33 years ago at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) as a humble tribute to the crawly creatures that surround us, has become the biggest bug festival on the West Coast. This two-day festival—and NHM’s most popular weekend—features a variety of programming for all ages … [Read More...]

How to Have a Fun Day Out with Kids

Spending time with kids is typically something most parents aspire to do. This may especially be true for parents who feel as though they’re being pulled at all sides and don’t spend as much time with their little ones as they would like. Having said that, it’s crucial that when you do spend time with your kids, you ensure that it’s fun and memorable. One way to do this is by taking the stress out … [Read More...]

San Pedro Fish Market Grille Supports Local Police

Portion of Shrimp Tray Sales Will Be Donated to Local Police Funds During National Police Week In honor ofNational Police Week, San Pedro Fish Market Grille will donate 10% of all World Famous Shrimp Tray sales on Saturday, May 18 to the police forces who support San Pedro Fish Market Grille’s community: The Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, The Lomita Sheriff Employee Fund and … [Read More...]

Featured Products

There’s a new Brew in Town- New! STEEPED COFFEE single-serve Coffee brews like tea, tastes like fresh brewed in a compostable bag! Perfect for Mom’s Day!

Step aside, coffee pods. Take a rest, instant coffee. There’s finally a single-serve option available in the world of high-end coffee, and it’s quickly becoming a game changer. Santa Cruz-based startup Steeped, Inc., one of the most promising and innovative companies in the industry, has launched its revolutionary Steeped Coffee brewing method to serious coffee drinkers across the … [Read More...]

Atem Car–the purifier to keep your family breathing safe and clean! A great gift suggestion for Moms this Mother’s Day!

The Atem Car air purifier from IQAir is a real must-buy! I had the opportunity to try it out and it works great! Powerful air cleaning technology cleans your interior air up to 20 times per hour.What sets the Atem Car apart is gas-phase filtration that absorbs odors, gases, chemicals and even harmful allergens. What is left is purified air. Considering how much time our "precious cargo" spends … [Read More...]

It’s time for the Spring Baby Roundup!

Here are my favorite Baby products for this Spring! The b.box insulated drink bottle is a must! The double walled stainless steel keeps liquids cool for up to 7 hours and warm for up to 5, so now little ones can stay hydrated whatever the weather. Complete with carry handle and push button opening, designed specifically for little hands. Kids love the easy drinking silicone … [Read More...]

Festive cocktails for Cinco de Mayo? Sparkling Ice has you covered!

Here are some fabulous recipes from our friends at Sparkling Ice! Spicy Sparkling Margarita INGREDIENTS 2 parts Blanco Tequila½ part Cointreau3 slices of Jalapeño pepperJuice of 1/8 lime1 ½ parts Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime DIRECTIONSShake Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and peppers with ice. Pour into rocks glass with salted rim and lime wedge. Top with Sparkling Ice Lemon … [Read More...]

Match your Mini-NEW! from pediped Leather Purse Straps for MOM!

https://youtu.be/mvMLH9VWJuQ Just in time for Mother’s Day pediped debuts a collection of fun, fashionable and trendy guitar-style purse straps.  The straps make for an ideal, affordable gift for Mother’s Day. New to the pediped® accessories line - fun, fashionable, and trendy guitar-style purse straps! Made from high quality materials, our purse straps are designed to attach to … [Read More...]

Entenmann’s® and Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment have an unBEElievably sweet offer timed to the digital, Blu-ray and DVD release of BUMBLEBEE!

Through the Entenmann’s® Little Bites® and BUMBLEBEE Sweepstakes, fans who enter will have a chance to win a trip to Myrtle Beach or the film on Digital! In partnership with BUMBLEBEE, Entenmann’s® is launching a fun offer to celebrate the film’s digital, Blu-ray and DVD releaseFrom March 17 through May 3, consumers can visit www.littlebites.com/bumblebee to enter the Little … [Read More...]

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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...]

Must-Buys for your Easter Basket!

Easter is almost here! What is the holiday without chocolate bunnies? My son is a teenager but I still plan to make him a basket and it has to have a chocolate bunny from R.M. Palmer! These are just perfect for your boy or girl hero! I love that there is a boy and a girl one! My favorites this year are the chocolate bunnies from R.M. Palmer! But, the EAR comes Easter! Decorated Milk … [Read More...]

Black Beauty at The Wallis Giveaway!

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing ArtsPresentsRed Bridge Arts & Traverse Theatre Company’sBLACK BEAUTY Created by Andy Manley, Andy Cannon and Shona Reppe,This Re-telling of Black Beauty Blends Storytelling, Music and Puppetry Friday, April 26 – Sunday, May 5, 2019,Lovelace Studio Theater at theWallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts  Red Bridge Arts & Traverse … [Read More...]


The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its tenth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31, 2019. The Pacific waters off Southern California host an array of industrial and recreational activities and provide habitat for a diverse group of animals, from seabirds, harbor seals, and dolphins to migrating whales. Visitors to this festival can learn more about and celebrate our … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Sonic Boom: Here Comes the Boom! – Educational and Amusing. Great Characters!

It's a Sonic you haven't seen before - an ensemble comedy that pokes fun at action-adventure storytelling, but still manages to deliver plenty of adrenaline! Wherever he goes and whatever he's up against, Sonic is aided by his sidekick, Tails, and his friends Knuckles, Amy, and Sticks and, of course, attacked by his arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman. The series is set in a wide-open world, where most of … [Read More...]

Books for Easter!

The following books are perfect for Spring time and for Easter too! Great for young children! MY EASTER BASKET TAB BOOK by Roger Priddy (Priddy Books, January 8, 2019, Ages 0-2)MY EASTER BASKET is an illustrated board book basket, with colorful Easter egg tabs, which opens out to search-and-find scenes of busy animals on an Easter egg hunt. Kids will love searching for the easter eggs right … [Read More...]

Books of the Week!

Filled with creative exercises, art prompts, templates, and step-by-step projects, The Little Book of Rock Painting (Walter Foster Publishing / April 30, 2019 / US $14.99) encourages interactivity for immediate results, while teaching beginners the fundamentals of the medium in an engaging and fun way. In The Little Book of Rock Painting, aspiring artists will … [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

Abijah, May 16th Pet of the Week!

This beautiful, genteel man was found as a stray, but our staff thinks that he’s too regal of a dog to have been wandering the streets. He likely was forced to abdicate the throne through abandonment—at 10 years old! The staff dubbed him Abijah, the name of a Biblical king. Abijah appears to be a German shepherd and deserves to have his monarchy restored. Lower the drawbridge and pick him up at … [Read More...]

Coal–May 9 Pet of the Week!

Coal looks as if he belongs either on the steps of the New York Library or sitting next to ancient-Egyptian royalty. We’re not certain of his age, which adds to the mystery. But don’t let that austere countenance fool you—Coal is a snuggler, a purrer, and an occasional talker. If you'd like to take Coal to your palace, meet him on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 … [Read More...]

Marvel, May 2nd Pet of the Week!

Talk about an Incredible Hulk! Or better yet, hunk! Marvel is a bunch of superheroes rolled into one friendly, talkative fellow. He’s only 2 years old and has plenty of time for a long, successful run. Want to be a superhero’s superhero? Then meet Marvel on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask … [Read More...]

Oreo, April 25th Pet of the Week!

This little cookie is named Oreo. He’s only 7 months old and friendly as can be. Oreo was brought to the shelter after he was hit by a car. He sustained a pelvic fracture but is healing nicely under the care of our shelter staff. You do know that broken cookies are as sweet as “whole” ones, so meet Oreo at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for … [Read More...]