Featured SoCal Events and Services

Yogurtland ‘s Newest Hand Crafted Flavors Bring Beloved Family Recipes To Every Spoonful

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Inspired by the family recipes everyone knows and loves, Yogurtland is introducing five new scratch-made flavors that will have fans loving each spoonful more than the last. Yogurtland’s hand crafted yogurt flavors are made at its very own dairy, filling each step of the tasty frozen yogurt creation process with love and quality. These new promotional flavors, available from April 3 to June 4, … [Read More...]

Red Hot Teen Retailer Five Below To Open Its First L.A. Stores, April 21st! Grand Opening at the Hawthorne location this weekend!

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Looking for a really cool store for 'Tweens and Teens? This is the store to visit! Starting April 21, LA area teens, tweens and their parents will experience a greater degree of “cool” when the trend-right, extreme-value retailing phenomenon Five Below opens its first nine stores in California. You may not be familiar with Five Below (after all, the Philadelphia-based company’s closest … [Read More...]

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Teams Up With Autism Speaks To Increase Acceptance and Understanding of Autism

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Family-owned, award-winning barbeque destination Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is teaming up with Autism Speaks to help increase understanding and acceptance of autism. The April campaign marks World Autism Month. During April, Lucille’s will donate to Autism Speaks the Round It Up America contributions – in which guests “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar – at 22 participating … [Read More...]

Say Aloha to Pineapple Season at Islands Restaurants SoCal restaurant celebrates the tropical fruit’s peak season with new pairing menu and you have to try the New Limited Items too!

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Synonymous with warm weather and beach days, sweet and tangy pineapples hit peak season from March through July. Islands Restaurants, known for its surf-inspired menu and ice-cold tropical drinks, is celebrating the tropical gem with a special Pineapple Pairing Menu this spring.       Starting April 1 and running through May 31, pineapple lovers will find a limited time Pineapple Pairing … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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The Habit Burger Grill Spices Up Menu With Return of The Tempura Jalapeno CharBurger Don't miss this one! Its delicious!

The Habit Burger Grill Brings Back Fan-Favorite ‘Tempura Jalapeno Charburger’ Burger fans can spice up their spring with The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) popular “Tempura Jalapeno Charburger,"available from April 26 – May 30. First introduced in late 2015, the Tempura Jalapeno Charburger (price) adds a delicious and satisfying blend of crunch and spice to The Habit’s juicy … [Read More...]

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Dunkin’ Donates 1,000s of Donuts and Cups of Joe for Teacher Appreciation Week Mon., May 1 through Fri., May 5

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, will donate thousands of donuts and cups of coffee to public schools in Southern California.With a passion for supporting the areas in which it serves, the donations from Dunkin’Donuts are a way to show appreciation for teachers in Southern California and all they do to help … [Read More...]

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Science in the Park Comes to Irvine Regional Park Saturday, April 29 Join OC Parks and The Cooper Center for a free family festival celebrating archaeology, paleontology, history, culture, and science.

The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to announce Science in the Park, a free family event on Saturday, April 29 at Irvine Regional Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Science in the Park is presented in partnership with The Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, and celebrates Orange County’srich heritage of natural history, native animals and plants, local Native American … [Read More...]

Autism Awareness Month Here's a list of some great resources!

Autism Awareness during Big Sur! KultureCity Launches Innovative Program Benefitting Families With Autistic Children. NestFresh, the leader in sustainable, local, humane and natural eggs, has pledged to support the charitable efforts of partner KultureCity through the organization’s unique fundraising campaign titled KCFit. This marathon season, KCFit, with the help of caring partners … [Read More...]

3 ways to teach kids about being safe on Instagram

Instagram is a popular photo and video sharing social networking site. But this raises some concerns for keeping children safe. Instagram is an app that people use to post pictures and videos taken via a smartphone to the person’s Instagram page. The pictures can be of anything, some are beautiful but others can depict violence, drug, sexual pictures and videos and the like. Of course, users can … [Read More...]

Featured Products

PACT Organic are a Must-Buy! Super soft and good for our planet too!

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I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own. Have you heard of PACT Organic? I received an outfit to try and I am so impressed with how soft the material is! I received long leggings, … [Read More...]

Lauren Nicole Gifts for a personalized Mother’s Day Gift this year!

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Are you looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift this year? Something that is personalized and she will cherish year after year? Lauren Nicole Gifts  is the perfect website to check out! I love the Handwriting Jewelry. I received a sample of a bracelet and my son had the opportunity to write a message for me. You can see all the different choices here.  I just love the Handwriting bangle that I … [Read More...]

Yowie Celebrates Earth Day Early with Easter Egg Hunts Across U.S. Free Yowie Chocolate Will Be Handed Out To Spread Awareness About Saving The Natural World

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Yowie Group LTD announced today that they will be traveling across the U.S. this April to celebrate Earth Day with Easter egg hunts for children. The popular chocolate brand from Australia will be participating in Easter egg hunts in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Providence, and Denver markets. Yowie aims to “save the natural world” by making animal and environmental … [Read More...]

5 Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids

There’s no comparing playing outdoors. The vastness of space can really give a great workout even to the most hyperactive child. With no shortage of space, exploration can be enhanced, and this can lead to more learning opportunities for children. Besides, getting warm sunshine and fresh air should break the monotony of having to sit in front of the computer or TV screen for extended hours at a … [Read More...]

5 Best Pack n’ Play Playards in 2017

Graco Company has been producing baby products for ages. In fact, they used to fabricate machine and car parts but shifted to baby products. In 1987 the company pioneered in making the popular Pack n’ Play Portable Playard. It was the world’s first portable playard. After that, they have been catering to the needs of parents all over the world. Their products provide comfort and safety to babies … [Read More...]

Easter Basket Gift Ideas! Look for the Giveaway Opportunity!

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Do you have a little one who loves cars and building? This product is a must-buy for this upcoming holiday!       As Easter approaches, it can be a mad dash (or hop) to get baskets ready for the kids. Toymaker Revell models has the perfect gift for young car lovers. The company’s Junior Kit line ensures that playing and learning are not mutually exclusive. Kids get to polish their mechanical … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its eighth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017 Giveaway Opportunity!

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  EXPLORE AND CELEBRATE SOCAL’S COAST AT AQUARIUM’S URBAN OCEAN FESTIVAL, APRIL 29-April 30, 2017             The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its eighth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017. The Pacific waters off Southern California host an array of industrial and recreational activities and provide habitat for a diverse group of animals. … [Read More...]

Whole Foods Market® announces release of ‘The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity’ Giveaway Opportunity has been added!

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Whole Foods Market is proud to announce the release of co-founder and CEO John Mackey’s newest book, The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity (Grand Central Publishing, April 11, 2017). “In the world of popularized diets, we can sometimes miss the broad agreements by focusing too much on the minor differences,” Mackey said. “When it comes to our health, it’s the … [Read More...]

R.M. Palmer has the Best Chocolate for Easter! Special Easter Giveaway!

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     Easter is almost here! What is the holiday without chocolate bunnies? I know it was always a favorite of mine as a young child! I have to admit that I was secretly thrilled that my Mom made me an Easter basket through my college years! My favorites this year are the chocolate bunnies from R.M. Palmer! The Hoppity's Hideout Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny is huge! I also love the Snap & … [Read More...]

Bolshoi Ballet’s A HERO OF OUR TIME Giveaway Opportunity!

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A HERO OF OUR TIME Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him – “Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story, based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin, is adapted … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

TOUCH THE EARTH by Julian Lennon with Bart Davis Illustrated by Smiljana Coh

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From internationally known singer, songwriter, and environmental activist Julian Lennon—along with New York Times bestselling author Bart Davis and beloved Croatian illustrator Smiljana Coh—comes TOUCH THE EARTH, an inspiring and lyrical story about how children can change the world and make it a better place. In this debut picture book, readers will jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a … [Read More...]

The Fate of the Furious – Fan Pleaser with Ridiculous Action Scenes, Fun Characters, Slick New Cars

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Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the … [Read More...]

The Promise – Our Revenge Will Be To Survive

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Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Samantha M. comments, “It is so exotic because it is based on the Ottoman Empire, which not every kid is entirely aware of. The school subject I … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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Gift Mom Rosy Glowing Clean Skin… AllGlamR ROSE PETAL CLEANSER is a Beauty Must-Buy!

I simply love the AllGlamR Rose Petal Cleanser! I love how it cleans my skin, leaves it feeling soft and I even like the way it smells!  AllGlamR’s Rose Petal Cleanser is a new lightweight facial wash formulated with delicately fragrant Rosehip Seed Oil and Seaweed Extracts to gently remove and lift dirt, impurities, and dead skin while regenerating new cell growth, restoring skin’s natural PH … [Read More...]

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Belli Skincare this Spring is a Must! And Don't Miss Belli’s BIG Baby Shower (April 23 - May 8)!

Are you a new Mom or are you pregnant? Looking for some amazing skin care products? Belli Skincare products are a must! And, you don't have to be a new Mom or pregnant to use them! I received samples to try out and I was quite impressed! I tried out the Healthy Glow Facila Hydrator and the Sheer Comfort Lip Balm and these work really well! I love how soft my face felt after using the Healthy … [Read More...]

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Burke Williams Offers Mother’s Day Gift Card Packages Treat the women in your life to a luxurious spa day that includes the all-new Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure.

Burke Williams is pleased to announce three special Gift Card Packages to celebrate Mother’s Day and pamper the women in your life with a rejuvenating spa day. Each exclusive package includes the all-new Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure, a nourishing pedicure that’s paired with a selection of Burke Williams signature services.   Give the gift of renewal this Mother’s Day with the … [Read More...]

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EARTH MONTH: Recycle and be Rewarded with Kiehl’s Initiative

During the traditional Earth Month of April, Kiehl’s Since 1851 reaffirms its environmental commitment with a month-long celebration of recycling, all to benefit Recycle Across America (RAA), the not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering society-wide solutions for recycling that eliminate public confusion, stimulate the environmental economy and expedite progress.   This year, … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

June Bug, April 27 Pet of the Week

June Bug is Pet of the Week!

Sweet little June Bug is an affectionate little creature, and she’s as cute as a bug to boot! Actually, she’s a heck of a lot cuter. She’s curious and loves to check out her surroundings, stopping from time to time to butt her head on whoever’s around. Junie’s 4 years old and would love to spend the rest of her good, long life with a buddy who enjoys a good head butt from a kitty! Meet June Bug at … [Read More...]

Bella, March 20 Pet of the Week

Bella is Pet of the Week!

Bella may look a bit cranky, but she’s really a sweet girl who would prefer being in a happy home that has lots of room for her and her impressive whiskers! This healthy Siamese is part of our shelter’s Spring a Senior program—at 12 years old, she still has lots of life in her and wants to share it with someone. Meet Bella at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. … [Read More...]

Agatha, April 13 Pet of the Week

Agatha is Pet of the Week!

Don’t you think that 6-year-old Agatha is posing for her next incarnation as a resident of a home that has a nice sofa or an overstuffed cushion to lay her chin on and gaze at you? Your bed pillow, maybe? This sweet girl has a loving disposition and would love to share it with someone who would appreciate it. Meet Agatha at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask … [Read More...]

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Cleo is Pet of the Week!

Cleo will come pattering (sorry—we couldn’t resist it) out from her little barge as soon as she senses the security of a person willing to be patient and kind. So often, pets get left at our shelter without knowing what the deal is and why they aren’t in their safe places anymore—if they had one. Cleo’s a royal seal-point Siamese who's about 2 years old and has plenty of good years to share with … [Read More...]