Featured SoCal Events and Services

Queen Mary’s 26th Annual ScotsFestival Welcomes New All-American Professional Highland Games Feb. 16-17

Jon O’Neil, North American record holder in Braemar Stone The Queen Mary welcomes back the annual celebration of authentic Scottish heritage at ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXVI February 16-17. ScotsFestival will present the new All-American Professional Highland Games to this year’s festivities, welcoming internationally decorated athletes to compete for titles in … [Read More...]

Share the Love with Cirque du Soleil’s Valentine’s Day Deal

Beginning in March, Cirque du Soleil will be bringing not one, but TWO incredible shows to LA – Corteo at The Forum from March 27th – 31st and Amaluna at the LA Waterfront from April 25th – May 26th.For a limited time, Cirque du Soleil is offering special Valentine’s Day pricesso you can surprise your someone special with the experience of a lifetime. Whether it’s for Valentine’s or Galentine’s … [Read More...]

Pinners Conference & Expo California Comes to Ontario Convention Center The Pages of Pinterest Come to Life as the Largest Lifestyle Expo Connects Consumers, Retailers, Wholesalers, and Influencers Together

Friday, March 8 – Saturday, March 9, 2019 ** Tickets On Sale Now ** For the first time in the Southland, the Ontario Convention Center will host Pinners Conference & Expo California, Friday and Saturday, March 8 – 9, 2019. Pinners Conference is a must-attend event where lifestyle experts connect with those who love to craft, cook, and create.  For two days, guests will have … [Read More...]

The Original Farmers Market Gears Up for a Year of Festivities at Third & Fairfax

 The Original Farmers Market announced this month its lineup of events for 2019, featuring treasured family-friendly activities, performances, and of course, delicious eats! Locals and tourists alike can kick off the Year of the Pig at the Lunar New Year Celebration, enjoy retro muscle cars at the 25th annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show, and dive into the autumnal season at the Market’s Fall … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Top 5 Reasons to Give the Gift of Pageant of the Masters this Valentine’s Day

Diane (left) and Angel Duarte (right) . Photo credit: Jeff Rovner.  Let cupid strike an arrow this Valentine’s Day that will last through the summer! The Pageant of the Masters, the nation’s most iconic presentation of living pictures, is sure to have your special someone spell bounded with shows nightly July 7 – August 31, 2019. Themed The Time Machine for the 2019 … [Read More...]

Eat Your Heart Out On Valentine’s Day at Little Tokyo’s Far Bar

Go Little Tokyo for A Valentine’s Day full of good company and great eats prepared by an Award-Winning Chef. Photos Courtesy of Far Bar Great food and drinks make for the perfect pairing this Valentine’s Day at Far Bar in the heart of Little Tokyo! Whether visiting with a significant other, celebrating Anti-Valentine’s Day or single and ready to mingle, Go Little … [Read More...]

Best Televised Events to Attend This Year

2019 looks set to be packed with exciting events in the world of sports, whatever you’re interested in. From football and golf to running and horse racing, there’s plenty to keep us entertained. But while all of these events will be shown on the TV, there’s nothing quite like experiencing the atmosphere in person. FA Cup Final Held in May at Wembley Stadium, the FA Cup Final was one of the … [Read More...]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Dana Point Harbor

Enjoy seaside dining, sunset cruises, and explore the harbor throughout February Dana Point Harbor welcomes everyone to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with a seaside view at the romantic Dana Point Harbor. Couples, friends and families can shop along the waterfront, dine dockside, and truly enjoy the harbor experience filled with picturesque waterscapes and beautiful sunsets. Continue the … [Read More...]


PHOTO CREDIT:GLAZA / Jamie Pham The Los Angeles Zoo announces “Haechan” as the name of its newborn resident, a southern pudu born at the L.A. Zoo on December 19, 2018, to first-time parents Steph and Mario. The L.A. Zoo launched a Facebook fundraiser to name the pudu, with fans and followers of both the L.A. Zoo and K-pop star Lee Dong-hyuck, … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Welch’s Valentine’s Day Fruit Snacks will be a hit with your kids this holiday!

Looking for a sweet treat for the kids that is made with real fruit? The limited-edition Welch’s Fruit Snacks Valentine’s Day box and pouch have custom Valentine’s Day-themed graphics with heart-shaped pieces and fun emoji faces. Even better, these fruit snacks are perfect for Valentine’s Day classroom exchanges as each pouch features a “To/From” signable front panel. They are also Gluten-Free and … [Read More...]

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions!

Here are some of my favorites for the holiday! Looking for something a little healthier than Candy?  Pure Organic has you covered! If you are looking for healthier candy, organic is a great starting point. Pure Organic’s Layered Fruit Bars not only taste similar to your regular favorites, but they also have no chemicals and are made with no added cane syrups, artificial flavors or colors. … [Read More...]

Summer, Fall, Spring and Winter Cabana Life has you covered in sunny California!

It may be colder than we are used to in sunny southern California but we still have many days that we can head to the beach! Looking for a stylish way to keep yourself and your children safer out in the sun? Sure! You should use sunscreen but how about sun protective clothing? Cabana Life has the whole family covered with their sun protective clothing! I just love the Road Map Tunic for women … [Read More...]

Trying to eat healthier this New Year? Wellslock has you covered!

Say goodbye to fast food at lunch time! Are you keeping to your New Year's resolution of eating healthier? I have to admit that it isn't always an easy thing to do especially when you have lunch break at work! It seems easy to just go and buy fast food, which isn't the healthiest option! It may be an easy option, but it really can be easy to bring your lunch from home! The experts at … [Read More...]

Get Your Kids Ready for Kindergarten! They will have fun too!

Looking for fun ways to teach your pre-schoolers? These two games are a must-buy! They are sure to teach them the skills they need for Kindergarten and they will have a lot of fun! I'm sure that young children will also relate to these characters! Pete the Cat Missing Cupcakes GamePreschoolers learn to work together – a key component to Kindergarten success – as they rally to get the missing … [Read More...]

Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Churro Muffins are a Must-Try! Giveaway Opportunity on Twitter!

      Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Churro Muffins are the newest flavor to be added to the Seasonal Favorites® line – and they’re muy delicioso! These may be my new favorite Entenmann’s® Little Bites®Muffin flavor! These are a New Limited-Editon and they feature real cinnamon and sugar and just the right amount of crunch that will remind you of a churro! They are not too sweet and are a hit with … [Read More...]

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What’s Valentine’s Day without Chocolate? With R.M Palmer you don’t have to find out!

Aren't these adorable? They also include chocolate! What is Valentine’s Day without Chocolate candy? It wouldn’t be a very sweet one, I suppose! Thank goodness for  R.M. Palmer!  They have such delicious candy like the ones you see pictured in this post! So, there doesn't have to be Valentine's Day without chocolate! We have teamed up for a Valentine’s Day Giveaway! One winner will … [Read More...]

Tree Hut Giveaway!

 Giveaway ‪ends January 31st! As the weather chills, skin starts to get dry and needs a pick-me-up! To keep skin smooth and glowing all season long, we want to give your followers a chance to win Tree Hut’s latest giveaway – scrubs + body butters + a $250 Ulta Gift Card! We’ve even included Ellen’s fave in the bunch – Almond & Honey – which she uses to get super, soft … [Read More...]

Share Your Funny #babytroublemaker Stories and Win Big with MAM!

MAM has a #babytroublemakers contest going on from January 7 – January 25:  Have you ever caught your baby doing something he or she knows they shouldn't be doing, like scribbling a 'masterpiece' on your walls or throwing food ALL over the floor?  Share your story with #babytroublemakers and #contest on the MAM Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MAMbabyUSA/ and they will select three lucky … [Read More...]

Entenmann’s® and BUMBLEBEE have teamed up! Don’t miss this special promotion! Bumblebee in Theaters today and don't miss our special giveaway opportunity!

       Have you tried Entenmann's Little Bites Yet? I love the Chocolate Chip ones and all the flavors are a big hit with my family! Entenmann’s® Little Bites® muffins are pre-portioned pouches of delicious baked snacks made with real ingredients like blueberries, strawberries and bananas..and our favorite..chocolate chips! :) Have you heard of the upcoming Bumblebee movie? In partnership … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

The LEGO Movie 2 * Vibrant Voice Talent, Quippy Writing Make For A Cartoon Genre-Defying Blast!

The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Arjun N. comments, “The LEGO Movie … [Read More...]

Alita: Battle Angel – An Epic, Action-Packed Film With An Empowering Message for Girls

Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight … [Read More...]

Valentine’s Day Book Suggestions!

Looking for some great gift ideas for the kids? Especially the younger ones? Here are a few of my favorite choices! IF ANIMALS SAID I LOVE YOU by Ann Whitford Paul; illustrated by David Walker This is such an adorable board book for the younger kids! With signature gentle text and adorable illustrations, Ann Whitford Paul and David Walker's books have broad appeal. As in the other If … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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...]

Burke Williams Offers Gifts of Love this Valentine’s Day with Special Gift Card Packages!

Burke Williams offers gifts of love this Valentine’s Day with three special Gift Card Packages. Celebrate the season of love and treat loved ones to a transformative Valentine's experience they will never forget. Each package includes a collection of Burke Williams signature treatments that are sure to make loved ones feel appreciated and adored. Packages are available now at all ten spa … [Read More...]

Win, Win, Win from Tree Hut!

 Talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, recently announced her favorite products for fall — and Tree Hut’s Shea Sugar Scrub was on the list! Would you like to have a chance to win Tree Hut’s end of year giveaway – a scrub haul + a $250 Walmart Gift Card? Sounds pretty great to me! Consumers have to @TreeHut on Instagram and click the link in their profile to enter their email! Hurry, the giveaway ‪ends … [Read More...]

Beauty Holiday Gift Suggestions!

Here are some of my favorite beauty items this Holiday season! They would also make great stocking stuffers! Colgate Optic White Stain-Less White toothpaste! The Colgate® Optic White ® Stain-Less White™ Toothpaste helps remove those unwanted dark stains caused by coffee, wine & soda, with continued use. It starts working in 3 days. ·         This formula is professionally designed … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Ram, Feb. 14th Pet of the Week!

His name is Ram, but he’s gentle as a lamb. Ram’s a 5-year-old pit bull terrier who loves playing with his ball and loves people even more. His heart is as big—maybe bigger—than that head of his! Need a special Valentine? Ram’s your man. Meet him at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A616816. (The usual suspects contributed to this … [Read More...]

Loretta, Feb. 7th Pet of the Week!

Loretta is a 5-year-old black-and-white Australian cattle dog—with those ears, she can hear a stampede from miles away. She can also hear the approach of the person most important to her—her human companion. Loretta has a sweet disposition and for the most part gets along with other dogs. But as a cattle dog, she needs things to do and would do great in a home with someone who has experience … [Read More...]

The Littles, Jan. 31st Pets of the Week!

Meet our trio of tricksters! We call them the Littles, but they each pack a lot of spunk and personality. From left, Daisy is a female black-and-white Chihuahua, about 5 years old—note that Daisy will bond fast and firm to one person and anyone else is chopped liver. Charlie, the tan fellow in the middle, is about 7 and still plays like a kid! Li’l Bit rounds off the Three Pupsketeers—she’s a … [Read More...]

Hooch, Jan. 24th Pet of the Week!

Hooch is a 9-month-old male boxer. He’s a great playmate with other dogs in our shelter’s Dog Play Yard, and he’s silly as can be! But his kind eyes and lovable nature show his quiet side—his gentleness and affection toward people. Want a smooch from Hooch? You can meet him at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID #A619653. (The usual … [Read More...]