Featured SoCal Events and Services

Aquarium Of The Pacific’s Tenth Annual Southeast Asia Day Celebrates Vibrant Local Communities Dance, music, and crafts from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar transform the Aquarium into an exotic destination

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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 tenth annual Southeast Asia Day. Ethnic cuisine will be available for purchase, and children will have the opportunity to partake in arts and crafts.   One of the most ethnically diverse cities in the nation, Long … [Read More...]

Free and low-cost in-store events at Michaels this October! It's starting to look like Halloween!


Michaels, North America's largest specialty retailer of arts and crafts, is offering low-cost in-store crafting events for adults and children throughout the month of October, including free events where kids can make duct tape Halloween t-shirts, Frankenstein masks and more! The complete list of events is below. Events are available at all locations in the U.S. and Canada unless otherwise … [Read More...]

The Allstate’s Foundation Purple Purse Challenge Domestic Violence Awareness


Domestic violence affects one in four women in her lifetime – that’s more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined.  I know a lot about Domestic Violence since I am a survivor myself and have been an Advocate for years. Awareness is so very important!  Two-thirds of Americans believe that domestic violence is a serious problem, yet just over 1 in 3 have ever talked about … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Boys & Girls Clubs of America is Upgrading its Clubs’ Recreation Areas Nationwide Skateboarding Superstar Rob Dyrdek’s Foundation Kicks off The Renovation Program with a Revamped California Skate Park

 Lunchables Lunch Combinations announced today a “renovation program” aimed at upgrading and refurbishing Clubs for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) as part of its partnership with the organization.  To kick off the program, professional skateboarder and MTV Star Rob Dyrdek’s SLS Foundation and the Lunchables brand unveiled a newly upgraded skate park at the Boys & Girls Club in Chula … [Read More...]


PicGIF from PearlMountain Technology

      PicGIF helps you convert photos and videos into incredible GIFs quickly and easily on your Mac. You are free to re-edit the existing GIFs as well.Key Features: Multiple import file-formats: hundreds of image formats, GIFs, all common video formats. Free to trim any part from a video clip. Manage overlays of text captions and stickers. Set start frame & end frame for overlays … [Read More...]


Guinness World Records® Celebrates 60 Years with the 60 Years/60 Words Challenge!

For the past 60 years, Guinness World Records has inspired millions of people to achieve record-breaking feats. To celebrate these amazing feats, Guinness World Records is launching the 60 Years/60 Words Challenge on September 8, 2014.   Kids 7–12 can enter this national competition by selecting their favorite GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record and telling about it in EXACTLY 60 words! The … [Read More...]


Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Not for the Kids! Discount Tickets are Available! $14!

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Unveils Two New Mazes Aboard the Notoriously Haunted Ship.   Dark Harbor returns October 2 with multiple new attractions to tempt thrill-seekers and explore the depths of fear! The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will once again rise from the depths of a rich, haunted history to frighten those who dare October 2 through November 2. This year’s Dark Harbor is thrilled … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Dr Song Rosehip Oil 100% Pure USDA Certified Organic Virgin Rosehip Seed Oil


I love that this is a lightweight moisturizer. I actually like to add a drop or two to my moisturizer and it feels great on my skin. I especially like that it does not feel greasy and that it quickly absorbs. My skin feels hydrated after I use it. I have been using it twice a day and love how my skin feels after I use it. I also learned that it can be used topically for wrinkles, rashes, dry skin, … [Read More...]

KiX Cereal Launches New Interactive Packaging to Inspire Creativity & Imaginative Play in Children Original Online Stories Written by Soleil Moon Frye


It’s said to be the most important meal of the day, yet it’s often eaten on the way out the door. Breakfast time is not generally the best time for family togetherness…but what if your kids could start their day as an undersea explorer? Or take a hike in the forest while chatting with a friendly raccoon? And when their adventure is over, they can tell you all about it? What if the stories in their … [Read More...]

Melitta for the Fall Season! Cafe De Europa Classique Single Serve Gourmet Coffee

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Happy Fall! I can not believe that summer has come to an end! Pretty soon we will fall back and it will be colder and darker in the mornings. But, there is a way to warm up the mornings! Melitta Cafe De Europa Classique Single Serve Gourmet Coffee is a great way to start of the Fall days! I just love this Medium Roast coffee and love that it can be made quickly in my one cup brewer. Just FYI, … [Read More...]

Kids a Focus as San Francisco’s Otherworldly Paxton Gate’s Debuts New Online Store


Photos: From left to right: taxidermy weasel; knit frog dissection; custom water feature designed and built for popular SF restaurant Central Kitchen. Paxton Gate, which for years has been a sought after destination for those living in and around the city as well as to tourists eager to sample their unique and wonderfully eccentric inventory, has completely rebuilt its website/e-commerce site … [Read More...]

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Carole P. Roman sponsored Giveaway! Sept. 29-Oct.14, 2014 at 12AM MST

You don't want to miss this one! SoCal City Kids loves the children's books by Carole P. Roman!  Carole P. Roman is starting the Fall season off right with two brand new books,  If You Were Me and Lived In Greece and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis.   "Captain No Beard and his crew of loyal pirates heave anchor for another adventure, this time in the icy waters of the … [Read More...]

48 Chalkboard Labels & Chalk Pen by MagicMil A Must-have for Organizing and more!

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Looking for a great way to label Jars in your kitchen? Maybe you are looking for cool ways to organize your pantry or even your office? Chalkboard Labels & Chalk Pen by MagicMill is the answer! I love these Chalkboard Labels! They are so easy to use! You just simply peel and stick! This set includes 48 Chalkboard Labels and I love the smooth writing surface and that they are Freezer and … [Read More...]

Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream is a Must-Have! Giveaway Opportunity!


Looking for a Moisturizing Cream to help combat those fine lines and wrinkles? The Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream is the answer! I have only been using it for a short while but my skin already feels smoother. I have sensitive skin and it works really well so it is great for all skin types. I love it because it can be used for more than a moisturizer. It can also be used as a Day and Night … [Read More...]

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Media Reviews

Education.com Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Online Learning Program For Kids Brainzy Helps Parents and Teachers Make Screen Time Matter

Education.com, the nation’s leading destination for parents and teachers seeking supplemental learning materials, today announced the launch of Brainzy, a new kind of online learning program designed to build reading and math skills in children ages 3–7. Developed using rich data gathered from the 20 million worksheets downloaded each year at Education.com, Brainzy features hundreds of interactive … [Read More...]

The Maze Runner – A Tense, Suspenseful Mystery Thriller, That Keeps You Asking And On The Edge Of Your Seat KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org


Opening last weekend, this film received rave reviews from our teen film critics. The story involves a teen who is deposited into a community of boys with no memory of his past save his own name. The world he is deposited to is comprised of 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in this completely closed-off environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. The original group has … [Read More...]

Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon – Classic Cartoon Humor with a Sprinkle of Thrills KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org


Your favorite cat and mouse are back with song, sorcery, and slapstick in this enchanted tale. The adventure begins when Tom and Jerry happen upon a mysterious glowing egg. Little do they know, this egg was stolen from a very large fire-breathing dragon! In a short time, baby Puffy hatches from his egg and chooses Tom as his mommy. The angry mama dragon wants her baby, but she's not the only … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner


VoilaVe Dead Sea Mud Mask is a Must-Have!

This is a Must-Have to use at least once a week! I like that it is a big 16 oz Jar and that the product itself is organic. It is really made with Dead Sea Mud Imported from Israel. It really moisturizes, hydrates and exfoliates all at the same time. I like that there is a 365 day guarantee but if you have the same experience that I am having with this product. you won't want to return it! My … [Read More...]


Bonapiel’s Anti Aging Matrixil

I really like this because it works great as a moisturizer. It is very lightweight and does not feel sticky or greasy. It also makes my skin feel hydrated and works great under makeup. Does not make my skin flaky. It also absorbs really well. I have been using this product for a little over a week and am very happy with the results so far. I am not sure about making fine lines disappear but like I … [Read More...]


Triple Action Vitamin C Serum from VoilaVe

Looking for a Vitamin C product that has powerful anti-aging benefits? Triple Action Vitamin C Serum from VoilaVe seems to be working quite well for me.  I like that I have only been using this for one week and my skin already seems smoother. It hydrates my skin but at the same time is a little drying, so I recommend using moisturizer afterwards. Living in SoCal, I have to admit being over 40, I … [Read More...]


Old Wives Tail An organic hair care treatment site that donates proceeds to stop animal testing

I recently received a hair treatment from Old Wives Tail, which is an organic hair care treatment website that donated proceeds to stop animal testing. I am all for being against animal testing! I received an Organic Almond & Cinnamon Mask which is great for dry, broken and brittle hair. I was quite happy with the results! This Almond Oil and She Butter based mask left my hair soft and looking … [Read More...]