Featured SoCal Events and Services

Enjoy A Breakfast At The Aquarium Of The Pacific With One Of Your Favorite Characters Join Aquarium penguin, shark, and ray mascots for a breakfast in Café Scuba


Aquarium mascots will be on hand for breakfast and exclusive photo opportunities in Cafeì Scuba this summer. Enjoy a selection of breakfast foods available for purchase, and take your photo with Sharky, Ray, Maria the Magellanic Penguin, or one of the other special Aquarium characters. There will be a featured breakfast item each month. No RSVP necessary. Aquarium admission … [Read More...]

Queen Mary’s July 4th Festival Spans From The East To The West: The Best July 4th Party from Coast to Coast


The festive spirit of the recently turned 80-year-old Queen Mary continues with a grand Fourth of July party celebrating America from Coast-to-Coast.' There's no need to travel cross-country for Independence Day fun!  The Queen Mary's all-day celebration event thematically brings the East Coast, South, Southwest and West Coast to Southern California for a one-stop countrywide patriotic fete that … [Read More...]

STAR WARS DAY AT THE OC ZOO JUNE 25 First 100 Children in Costume Receive Gift and Free Train Ride


May the Force be with you! Join the County of Orange and OC Parks at Star Wars Day at the OC Zoo on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Star Wars Day at the OC Zoo invites families for a fun day with live Star Wars characters, crafts, games and photo opportunities. Zoo animals will receive special treats and there will be animal meet-and-greets throughout the … [Read More...]

Upcoming Event! Save The Date! “Seal Day” 2016!

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SoCal City Kids News


Nintendo Kirby Robobot Event Had so much fun at this KidzVuz Event in LA!

       Last week my son and I had the opportunity to go to a Nintendo Kirby Robobot Event put on by KidzVuz. This was held at Smashbox Studios and there was even a special guest appearance from  Kirby himself! The celebrity hosts at the event were Peyton List from Disney's "Bunk'd' who is starring in the upcoming feature "The Thinning” and Spencer List from "The Bachelors." There was a … [Read More...]


Local 14 year old rides 150 miles to help those in need Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and more

Casey MacLean, an ambitious, altruistic 14-year-old aspiring firefighter from Marina Del Rey, CA will ride his bike from Fire Station #62 in Venice to San Diego in efforts to raise funds for those in need.  In his third annual ride for charity, he will bike 150 miles with the goal to raise $6,500 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and his education … [Read More...]

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Universal Studios Hollywood Debuts Streamlined New Logo as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Rolls Out the Red Carpet In Celebration of its Newly Transformed World-Class Destination

As the #1 tourist destination in Los Angeles and one of the most progressive theme parks anywhere, Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates its ambitious epic revitalization with the introduction of a streamlined new logo, epitomizing the arrival of a newly transformed world-class entertainment destination. Five years ago, Universal Studios Hollywood initiated an unprecedented undertaking to … [Read More...]

New Exhibition at the Hollywood Bowl Museum and the 2016 Summer Season Open June 18

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association today announced a new exhibition at the Hollywood Bowl Museum titled "Attention Pilots: Hollywood Bowl and the Skies Above."Opening June 18, in conjunction with the opening of the 2016 summer season, the exhibition examines the long-standing efforts by the LA Phil to keep the skies above the venue clear of aircraft during performances. The Los Angeles … [Read More...]


Live Nation’s Ones To Watch Under-The-Stars Outdoor Concert Series And Immersive, Starlit, Floating Sky Screen Union Station 360° Cinematic Journey To Headline Summer Programming at Historic Venue

Photo: Michael Leier performs on July 2. DTLA’s iconic Union Station will open its sweeping outdoor gardens on summer nights with a unique entertainment line-up featuring emerging bands at Live Nation’s Ones to Watch Summer Concert Series, an innovative interactive cinematic experience Union Station 360° and the provocative art installation, Cabinet Of Curiosities. The station is currently … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Whole Foods Market® Offers So Many Delicious Food Choices This Summer!

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      Summer Cooking couldn't be any easier than shopping at Whole Foods Market. They have such a wonderful variety of foods from seafood to Summer Fruits and Veggies! They also have the best snacks for beach days, picnics, Barbecues and road trips! Here are some of  the choices at Whole Foods Market®! Sweet and Salty Perfect for road, plane, boat or train: NEW 365 Everyday … [Read More...]

Tasty Sweets from Otis Spunkmeyer are a Must-Try this Summer!

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Looking for Sweets this Summer? Otis Spunkmeyer has you covered! You may remember Otis Spunkmeyer for its chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes sold at your school cafeteria or local baseball concession stand, but their tasty treats are now available for the first time in grocery stores and Wal-Marts nationwide. I had the opportunity to receive and try a few of their products and they were simply … [Read More...]

Summer is Here! Summer Must Haves!


     Here are some of our Favorite Must-Haves for the Summer! Family Game Nights are a real must-do! Camera Roll~ The  iPhone is one of the most popular games in the world, but how often do people look at those pictures? Do you really know what you have on your camera roll? Do you have a snapshot from a BIRTHDAY PARTY? How about a picture from your VACATION? Maybe now you’ll find a … [Read More...]

My favorite New To-Go-To Flip Flops for the Summer!


I love these Flip Flops! They are cute, comfy and I love that they have letters that say Live & Love on the bottom of them. I love leaving these words in the sand at the beach!I also love the colors and pink is my favorite color! They are different and are my favorite to-go-to Flip Flops for the beach! I also really am impressed that they give back. Moeloco donates a pair of shoes to children … [Read More...]

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Love,Hallmark Father’s Day Giveaway! Win a Prize Package from the Ken Sheldon and Life is Good collections!


It takes someone special to be a Dad and Dads deserve something special on Father's Day! Hallmark has a variety of special gift ideas and I love the package I received to review which includes items from the Ken Sheldon and Life is Good collections. I love that there is something perfect for a New Dad and even something for a Pet Dad! I have to say that because I do know a Man who has a dog … [Read More...]

MAM Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary! Giveaway Opportunity!


This year marks MAM’s 40th Anniversary! In celebration of their anniversary MAM will host a special anniversary giveaway all week long where they will giveaway two ultimate MAM prize packages full of award-winning MAM products to two winners each day THIS WEEK from 6/13-6/17.  Entrants can head to MAM’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MAMbabyUSA/ to enter and for further details. MAM, … [Read More...]

Linda Cadose Giveaway! Starts June 2nd!

Author Linda Cadose's $150 Paypal & Ebook Giveaway Co-hosts:  M.M. Hudson J.A. Gerber Pink Ninja Blogger This Mamas Life Don't miss this Giveaway! It is open to all readers worldwide! Author Linda Cadose previously wrote two middle-grade adventure books but has now switched genres to paranormal books for adults. Introducing, Tortured Souls: The House … [Read More...]

13th ANNUAL PACIFIC ISLANDER FESTIVAL at The Aquarium of the Pacific PACIFIC ISLANDER TICKET GIVEAWAY: Family 4-pack Giveaway Opportunity!

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Experience dance, music, cuisine, and cultural artifacts of the Pacific Islands on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, at the Aquarium of the Pacific! Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 13th annual Pacific Islander Festival. The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

If you like crazy ducks, silly henchmen and a love story, this will quack you up


Produced by the Russian animation studio Rome, Quackerz is a comical, animated story about the Chinese legend of the Sun Duck who protects the sun. A conflict flares up between the local Mandarin Ducks and the Military Mallards, who land on the Chinese island, mistaking it for Hawaii. While the fathers fight and argue, Longway, the emperor’s son, and Erica, the commander’s daughter, meet and … [Read More...]

Finding Dory – Another Pixar Success Although Not a Match for Finding Nemo


After 13 years, Dory and Nemo return to the big screen. The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “Finding Dory brings back the fantastic characters, amazing jokes and the fun story with important morals. This movie, much like Finding Nemo is an … [Read More...]

If your kids loves dinosaurs, Dino Dan: Dino Babies is a must watch! Outstanding!


In this DVD collection we join junior dinosaur expert Trek Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs in the real world, especially baby dinosaurs. I enjoyed the way this DVD uses CGI of dinosaurs in the story. This show is truly entertaining and educational. It is very colorful and teaches a great deal about dinosaurs and how they live in their environment. We learn all about several species of dinosaurs … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner


MERAKI Silky Mist Hand Cream Is a Beauty Must-Buy!

Looking for a really wonderful Hand Cream? My favorite for the Summer is  MERAKI Silky Mist Hand Cream. I like that this hand cream is nourishing with organic sunflower and chamomile. I love that it is gentle on my skin and that it is non-greasy. It more than moisturizes your hands, it also protects and I love the fragrance which is a light orange smell. This one is a real must -have this … [Read More...]


SALLY HANSEN® Partners With Priv To Bring Fans Fabulous Legs Without The Legwork

     This spring, Sally Hansen® is bringing bare-legged beauty to your fingertips. The brand is teaming up with PRIV, a popular on-demand beauty app that allows users to order their favorite beauty services right to their doors. The partnership will bring the brand’s revolutionary Airbrush Legs® Leg Makeup directly to women in select markets across the country. Beginning in April through … [Read More...]

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Summer Beauty Must-Haves from Olay!

  Summer is almost here! Here are a few of my favorite Beauty Must-Haves for the season! Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting EyeSwirl is one that is actually great any time of the year! This one is a hydrating gel that firms the under eye area. I love that it is lightweight and absorbs quickly! I feel safe using it under my eyes and it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. … [Read More...]


Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum is a Beauty Must-Buy!

Looking for a product that will leave your skin feeling hydrated and softer? This one is a must-try! I like that my skin feels great after using this product! It is much softer and hydrated. I also like that it is lightweight and has a nice smell. The smell is slightly floral but I like that. It may not be for everyone but it has become one of my to-go-to products! It is great for dry and even … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

lUcy, June 30 Pet of the Week

Lucy is Pet of the Week!

“I love Lucy, and she loves me…”—the theme song for the beloved TV show could have been written for our sweet, loving girl. Lucy is a 7-year-old female boxer mix. She’s spayed, chipped and ready to go home and create many memories and sitcom moments with a loving person or family. Tune in to Lucy on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for … [Read More...]

Apple, June 23 Pet of the Week

Apple is Pet of the Week!

She’s the apple of our eye, all right, and so what was our choice but to call her Apple? She’s sweet as the pie of the same variety, and romping, playing and exercising are also part of her core personality. She’s the perfect pet and can be easily trained to be friends with other animals once they’ve been introduced properly. Pets this special don’t grow on trees! Meet Apple at Animal Care … [Read More...]


Best Cat Mouse Toy filled with Rare Catnip by 7ProductGroup is a must-have for your Cat!

This is a really cute cat toy! It sort of looks like a comic cat and it was hit with my cat! The single mouse which is the one I received is filled with catnip and my cat liked it instantly. She isn't much for playing with toys but she liked this one! I imagine for cats who love cat toys, this one is a real must-buy! It seems well made although it is small. It is about 3 inches and seems like it … [Read More...]


Tinkerbelle is Pet of The Week!

Remember how Tinkerbell helped Peter Pan fly with her magic dust? Tinkerbelle, who spells her name slightly differently, can do that for herself with her huge ears. Tink is a sweet 9-month-old female brown tabby who’d actually prefer to curl up with you and share your quiet activities or chase a toy all over the room.. Can you take Tinkerbelle to Forever-Ever Land? Meet her on the shelter side at … [Read More...]