Featured SoCal Events and Services

Great Donuts, delicious breakfast sandwiches and the best coffee! Also, the best friendly customer service at Dunkin' Donuts in Long Beach!


Where can you go in Long Beach for great Donuts, breakfast sandwiches better than other places I won't mention and the best iced coffee? My son and I had the opportunity last week to review the Dunkin' Donuts located in Long Beach and were impressed from the moment we walked into the place. Well, I think my son actually almost ran just to pick out a croissant and donuts. What impressed me … [Read More...]

Celebrate Easter Sunday With The Queen When in Service the Queen Mary Kitchen's Were Stocked with 70,000 Eggs, Three Tons of Butter, 3,000 gallons of Milk and served 10,000 Meals per Day; Her Easter Sunday Brunch Lives up to an 80 Year History of Celebratory Cuisine, and More!

This Easter the Queen Mary’s award-winning Champagne Sunday Brunch embraces springtime with an enhanced holiday menu accompanied by a festive candy and dessert bar. Even the Easter Bunny will be on hand for a special family photo-op! Complimentary afternoon programming on the picturesque Verandah Deck will include a prize-filled Easter Egg Hunt, Easter animal petting zoo, face painting station and … [Read More...]

Marvel Universe LIVE! Debuts in Greater Los Angeles Coming Next Week!! First Ever Action-Packed Arena Tour March 26–May 3!


SUPER HEROES WILL UNITE THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHLAND FOR AN EPIC BATTLE TO SAVE THE UNIVERSE! Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new groundbreaking level, with a mind-blowing stunt show unlike anything experienced before! Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and … [Read More...]


The Shops at Mission Viejo, a Simon mall, is inviting shoppers to ‘Make A Date With Style’ at LOOKBOOK Live, a spring fashion event taking place on Saturday, April 18 from noon to 5 p.m. on the lower level near Nordstrom, in collaboration with Glamour and GQ magazines. LOOKBOOK Live translates spring’s hottest fashion trends from the runway into real life styles, and shares where to shop for the … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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  New Death Valley Episode Premieres Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 A.M. ET Followed by Episodes Featuring Joshua Tree, Santa Monica Mountains and Sequoia National Parks Airing This Spring. “Rock the Park,” now a Daytime Emmy-nominated adventure show geared towards teens and their entire families that airs on The CW Network and taps into America’s love affair with national parks, has … [Read More...]

It’s Not Too Late! Get Screened For The Third Most Prevalent Cancer in the US – 1 in 20 Will Develop Colon Cancer

Getting screened for colon cancer may save your life. Despite its high incidence rate, colon cancer is unique in that it is one of the most preventable and, if found early, most treatable forms of cancer, according to the Colon Cancer Alliance, the nation’s leading patient advocacy organization dedicated to increasing colon cancer screening rates and survivorship. So, DON’T put off getting checked … [Read More...]


Free & low cost family fun in April at Michaels!

Throughout April, Michaels is offering a variety of free and low-cost in-store crafting events including a paper crafting class, a jewelry-making seminar, Crayon flower pot making and an open house to meet our talented instructors! Kids Club events include spring projects such as clothespin insect magnets, Mother’s Day frames and more. FREE AND LOW-COST EVENTS   Free Paper Crafting … [Read More...]


The Shops at Montebello to Welcome Tasty Addition to the Center Yogurtland slated to join center this spring

Simon Property Group’s The Shops at Montebello is excited to announce that Yogurtland will open its doors later this spring as the newest addition to the center, just in time for shoppers to cool off with a tasty treat in between shopping.   Known for its real flavors, real ingredients, and real relationships with guests, Yogurtland is slated to open an approximately 632 square-foot … [Read More...]


“Friends and Family” starts 4/1 !

Pssst! This is an amazing offer from our friends at I See Me! Their semi-annual "Friends & Family" sale is going on… you can save 30% off uniquely personalized books and gifts with coupon code FRIEND30 at checkout at ISeeMe.com. Hurry! Expires 4/5. #ISeeMeBooks Credit: I See Me! … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Gold Emblem Easter candies from CVS are a Must-Buy this Easter! Jordan Almonds and Milk Chocolate Truffle Eggs and many other delicious Easter candies to choose from! Oh my!


    I have to admit that I really love to shop for Easter candies and I love to put together the Easter Baskets. I think this year I may just have to make myself one too! At the top of my shopping list are the Gold Emblem choices found at CVS. The Jordan Almonds come in a resealable zipper pack and 11 pieces are only 180 calories. These sweet candy-coated almonds come in an assortment of pastel … [Read More...]

Sudsy Dough Moldable Bath Soap makes bath time fun! Something fun for kids of all ages is coming to Kickstarter April 2015!


Looking for something that will make children of all ages actually want to take a bath? Sudsy Dough Moldable bath soap is the perfect solution! https://youtu.be/o979Q9znUAk Sudsy Dough™ is a new interactive bath toy that doubles as a moldable scented dough and a cleansing soap! Andy and Katie Wallace created this innovative sensory soap to make bath time fun for their toddler who didn't really … [Read More...]

Easter is a time for PEEPS!

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           It's almost Easter! Time to start thinking about all those Easter goodies and Easter baskets! I can not think of Easter without thinking of PEEPS! Maybe it is because it was a childhood favorite of mine but I am really quite impressed with how PEEPS continues to come out with more flavors and surprises each year.  This Easter, there are their typical pink marshmallow bunnies … [Read More...]

Have a Healthy Spring with CVS/Pharmacy Gummy Vitamins! The verdict is in! CVS Gummy Vitamins are a hit in our house!


          I don't know about you but my son is quite picky about the Vitamins he will take without arguing. I am quite picky about what actually is in the Vitamins. My son prefers Gummy Vitamins and can't say I blame him since I hate swallowing pills. We recently just discovered that CVS makes Gummy Vitamins for kids and there are cool Dino shapes for kids that like dinosaurs and there are ones … [Read More...]

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Mommy Scene’s Spring #BabyShowerFaves Giveaway


Spring is a season of newness; new warmth, new growth, and new additions to families! We are excited to partner with Mommy Scene's Spring #BabyShowerFaves to bring you a fabulous giveaway, featuring everything from A to Z for a mom & new baby! Don't forget to check out the Baby Shower Faves Gallery over at Mommy Scene!   We are also excited to announce the launch of Sudsy Dough … [Read More...]

There’s a Chex™ Party Mix Recipe for Any Holiday or Special Occasion! Birthdays! Baby Showers! Easter!


       Looking for party recipes for upcoming Easter? Chex Party Mix is perfect! What I like best is that there really is a recipe for any and every occasion! There doesn't even have to be a special reason. Maybe you just have a sweet and/or salty craving! Plus, a lot of recipes are gluten-free and most take 15 minutes or less to create. My son and I recently had the opportunity to create our … [Read More...]

Smarty Had A Party for all Party planning! Giveaway Opportunity!


Looking for simply beautiful party ware for a fancy celebration? A Wedding? Easter Brunch? I can go on and on about this one! I received the most beautiful elegant disposable wedding dinnerware. Since I wasn't actually having a wedding, I just planned a fancy dinner party for my family. I received the Elegant Wisteria Party Tablescape Set which includes the following: 1 Each 90x132 Purple … [Read More...]

Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles and Zack & Quack: Popping Hopping Easter Giveaway Opportunity!

    HOP, POP and JUMP into Easter with kaboom! Entertainment! Read all about these fabulous Children's DVDs in our Media reviews this week! We have teamed up for a Easter Giveaway! One winner will win both DVDs! To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you are looking forward to Spring Break this year! Deadline to enter is March 28th, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Tips for Hosting an Outlander Viewing Party (series returns 4/4!)

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This Saturday (April 4), Outlander, the critically-acclaimed Starz Original drama series set and filmed in the Highlands of Scotland, returns to Starz for the second-half of the show’s debut season. On behalf of the Scotland-based Walkers Shortbread, partnering with Starz on specially-marked Outlander packages of shortbread and the chance to win a trip for two to Scotland, we wanted to share the … [Read More...]

Astroblast! Takes Off on NBC This April With 26 Exciting Episodes!


Astroblast!, the hit CGI-animated series for preschoolers from Scholastic Media and Sprout, is counting down for 26 exciting episodes, set to take off on NBC starting April 4 at 10am.   Tune in to catch Astroblast! on NBC Kids with their own young astronauts! Two different stories will air every Saturday morning, kicking-off weeks of zany interplanetary adventures for young fans from … [Read More...]

Sci-sational Emmy-Winning “SciGirls” Soars into Season 3 this April on PBS KIDS! SciGirls and Citizen Science: Real Data, Real Kids, Real Fun

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Highly-Anticipated Third Season of Emmy Award-Winning Series Launches April 2015 on PBS KIDS (Check Local Listings) or Watch Online. SciGirls is in the house! And on the street, at the beach and in the park. From their own backyards to a NASA research center, the bright, relatable, real girls featured on the groundbreaking PBS series are seriously into science, technology, engineering and math, … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner


8 Tips You Need To Look & Feel Your Best This Spring!

The winter woes are almost behind us; we've been cooped up, living under layers, craving comfort foods, working out irregularly  – and possibly even struggling with a spell of seasonal depression? Rejoice! Springtime is near and while we welcome the season happily, it's a little easier said than done to adjust mentally and physically so quickly. Are you ready to jump right into regular … [Read More...]


Vidal Sassoon is — NEW Salonist Master the Art of Dramatic Colour! Introducing NEW Vidal Sassoon Salonist™: Elevating Home Hair Colour into an Art Form

Vidal Sassoon presents NEW Vidal Sassoon Salonist™ - a revolutionary at-home hair colour system that is inspired by Sassoon’s colour artistry and gives women the tools and techniques that will elevate their home hair colour to an art form.  By incorporating an exclusive two-step technique that treats roots and lengths separately, women can now master the art of rich colour with depth and … [Read More...]


NuElle Triple Action Anti Cellulite Concentrate Really seems to work!

I like that this product is all natural with organic ingredients. It contains top 20+ well known botanical cellulite fighting ingredients.I have to admit that I was slightly concerned about the 'sauna' effect that I read about before using but it really is just a warm feeling and not uncomfortable. It does seem that my skin is tighter after I use it. I usually use it in the morning and I like that … [Read More...]


Lumi*Essence Organic Advanced Skin Brightening / Whitening Repair Treatment with Kojic Acid, Arbutin & Vitamin C, 2oz by Sweetsation Therapy

This product works really well and I am impressed! It works pretty well on dark spots caused by the sun and even freckles but my favorite thing is that it works great to improve skin tone. It is also lightweight and absorbs really well! I also like that it has a pleasant smell and is non-greasy. I have been using it only for a couple of weeks and have noticed slight improvement already in my skin … [Read More...]

Pet Corner


Sylar and Mary, Pets of the Week (two this time!)

           Sylar, 5 years old, is a sweet seal-point Siamese neutered boy who was surrendered by his owner to the shelter. He’s a big fellow at 16 pounds and has an unlimited quantity of love to give. Sylar has an unaltered sister, Mary, who’s also 5 and a hefty kitty at 25 pounds! What could please more than two Siamese? Meet Sylar and Mary on the shelter side of Companion Animal Village at … [Read More...]

Balcony Pets Apartment Pet Door™ – Revolutionary pet product on Kickstarter.

The Balcony Pets Apartment Pet Door will transform the way people let their pets out to enjoy the space outside of their apartment or house. With a dynamic Kickstarter campaign in place Balcony Pets has set a $22,000 funding goal in order to get a first production run going. How does the Balcony Pets Apartment Pet Door work? It's so simple. Carry it inot you apartment or house, set it up, snap … [Read More...]