Featured SoCal Events and Services

African-American Festival, February 24-25, 2018 @ The Aquarium of the Pacific Giveaway Opportunity!

Aquarium Festival Celebrates African and African-American Culture During National Black History Month. Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s sixteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests can experience the sights and sounds of performances by local … [Read More...]

Rubio’s Introduces Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp and it is delicious!

         Rubio’s® Restaurants, the brand known for its delicious coastal cuisine and popularizing the fish taco, is adding Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp to its award-winning seafood menu. The grilled shrimp is available in a new Two Taco Plate and Bowl. Sourced in South America off the coast of Argentina, the Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp was selected by the Rubio’s culinary team for its large … [Read More...]

The Not-Its! Rock Torrance’s Armstrong Theater Sunday!

The Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation presents an all-ages rock show featuring Seattle-based The Not-Its! on Sunday, February 11 at 2 pm. The highly interactive dance party will be held at the James R. Armstrong Theater, and tickets ($10 to $20) are available now online.    For more than eight years now, The Not-Its! have rocked kids and families with their uptempo albums and live concerts. … [Read More...]

Santa Monica Place Rings In Lunar New Year 2.17 Katherine Ho of The Voice on NBC to Host Celebration Featuring Chinese Dragon Dance, Korean Fan Dancers, Stilt Walkers, Traditional Live Music, Arts & Crafts and Wishing Trees

The Lion Dancer interacts with guests at Santa Monica Place’s 2017 Lunar New Year celebration. (Photo Courtesy of Santa Monica Place) Santa Monica Place commemorates the Year of the Dog with its annual Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, February 17 from 2 – 6 p.m. Hosted by Katherine Ho from The Voice on NBC, celebrations will include authentic cultural performances and activities such as … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Brentwood Home celebrates Presidents’ Day with 15% off ALL products through February 26

 Brentwood Home, California-based designer of healthy, luxurious, affordable mattresses, bedding and home essentials is offering 15 percent off sitewide until February 26 with code: PRES15 The deal includes all Brentwood Home mattresses. For example, customers will get $225 off when they spend $1500, which translates to significant savings on higher-end mattresses, like Brentwood … [Read More...]

Outdoor Exhibition Ending Soon Showcases National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore’s Work Documenting Every Species Living in the World’s Zoos and Other Wildlife Sanctuaries

Photo Credit: Jamie Pham. From now until February 25, Los Angeles Zoo guests can view selections from the ambitious National Geographic Photo Ark project. Founded by National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore, the Photo Ark aims to document every species in the world's zoos and wildlife sanctuaries and inspire people to help protect animals for future generations. The current … [Read More...]

Meet the Aquarium’s new sea lion, Cain! NEW SEA LION TO MAKE HOME AT THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC

A sea lion boarded a plane, leaving the southeast U.S. for his new home in California at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Cain is a high-energy California sea lion, who comes from another Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited facility. He is four years old and weighs nearly 250 pounds. While most of the sea lions and seals at the Aquarium of the Pacific prefer herring and capelin for their … [Read More...]

Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXV Celebrates 25th Anniversary Feb. 17-18 Festival Tickets on Sale NOW at QueenMary.com

The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games XXV on February 17-18, 2018. Celebrate 25 years of the annual event and experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment, drinks and cuisine all in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy. Eighty-eight … [Read More...]

Will My Letters to My Favorite TV Show Ever Get Read?

It’s easy to get attached to your favorite TV show, and if you’re the more creative type, you can probably feel many ideas rushing to your head every time a new episode comes on. Or you might simply reach out and say hi to the people who’ve made this come to life. While it can seem easy to get in touch with the showrunners, getting a reply is often something kids brag about and cherish as a … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Promo for LOFT Battery Base for Google Home

 Ninety7 is now running a special promo on Amazon offering $10 off LOFT, the portable battery base for Google Home.  This is the perfect “no strings attached” relationship. Cut the cord on your Google Home and enjoy portability. Best part – if the consumer has PRIME, they can get LOFT by TOMORROW for Valentine’s Day with one-day shipping.  Here is the link to the Amazon promo … [Read More...]

Valentine’s Gift Ideas for the Kids!

  Here are some great ideas for the Kids! This plush animal is too cute! PBS KIDS continues its multi-year partnership with Whole Foods Market with a variety of toys, including a new line of sustainable, educational wooden toys for children. Part of a new licensing partnership between PBS KIDS and Maxim Enterprise, Inc., the new collection of PBS KIDS EverEarth products spans … [Read More...]

Head to Dunkin’ Donuts this Valentine’s Day!

It's almost Valentine's Day! Looking for a special treat for your love? Do they love donuts? I know I do! Head over to Dunkin' Donuts! Dunkin’ Donuts is showing a lot of love during the month of February with special Valentine’s Day-inspired donut designs and names. Now through February 14, guests can indulge in three different flavored heart-shaped donuts; the Vanilla Truffle Donut, … [Read More...]

Go Organically Fruit Snacks shows 3 Unique Expressions of Love for V-Day!

Go Organically Fruit Snacks wants to get you and your family in the spirit with some ideas for creative and unexpected expressions of love. Can you feel cupid getting ready to draw back his bow? Valentine's Day is almost here! And while we love flowers and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate as much as the next person, we think there are SO many other fun ways to celebrate the season of … [Read More...]

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Ling Ling Asian Food!

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Are you excited about the Chinese New Year? I know I am! I can't wait to go to my local grocery store and purchase Ling Ling Asian Entrees!   I couldn't wait for the Chinese New Year to try the Ling Ling Chinese-Style Vegetable Fried Rice! I love that this one is super easy to make and is vegetarian! It … [Read More...]

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Photo by Laura Ockel on Unsplash  Are you looking for great gift ideas for Valentine's Day? Here are a some of my favorites! Does your special someone love coffee? This one will be a hit! Melitta Coffee: Something to Warm Their Heart! Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with Melitta Coffee. For the coffee lover in your life, Melitta has a number of chic, affordable (all under $30.00) … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

R.M. Palmer for Valentine’s Day! Giveaway Opportunity!

What is Valentine's Day without chocolate? I really can't imagine since it really truly is one of my favorite things to receive on Valentine's Day! R.M. Palmer is one of my favorite chocolate brands and they have some really cute and delicious products for this upcoming holiday! A few of my favorites are the White Peanut Butter Hearts, the Love Xpressions and the pretty little boxes with milk … [Read More...]

New Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins are a hit! Giveaway Opportunity!

  Looking for a sweet treat that the whole family will love? The New Limited Edition Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins are really quite delicious! I had the opportunity to try them out and so did my family and these tasty little muffins receive a thumbs up from everyone! I like that they have no trans fat and that they are quite tasty! They are also great to take on the go to … [Read More...]

Rockin’ the Slopes Sweepstakes!

Hey! You have the chance to win a VIP ski getaway to Squaw Valley, California for two on March 22-25, 2018. The prize includes two VIP tickets to the Liberty Mutual Insurance NASTAR National Championships, roundtrip airfare for two, three nights lodging, two days of ski lift access for two and enough Rockin’ Protein to keep you fueled all weekend long. The sweeps ends TOMORROW on January 31, … [Read More...]

EARLY MAN Movie Giveaway!

Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how one brave caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiNkCP7unTE We have teamed up for a fun Giveaway! One winner will win a prize pack that includes: activity book, soccer ball, t-shirt, and screening pass good for two to see … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: Rock It to the Moon – Star Trek-ishly Informative and Entertaining

Join Angie and friends as they deal with everything from a remote control dance outfit to gravity to moon rocks and more! Hoping to get on a dance show, Von Bolt wears a remote-control dance outfit. But if he lets someone else dance for him, is he really a winner? Next, the Secret Lab Kids are ready to demo their new science song for web entrepreneur, Mook Zookerboom, when he learns that a … [Read More...]

Books for the Kids this Valentine’s Day!

Looking for Kids books for the upcoming holiday? I love these two choices! ​​ I LOVE YOU FOR MILES AND MILES by Alison Goldberg; illustrated by Mike Yamada (ages 2-6, on sale December 26, 2017) An "I love you" book that speaks the language of the vehicle-obsessed toddler, perfect for fans of Nancy Tillman and GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT CONSTRUCTION SITE. Bold and cheerful … [Read More...]

Kids Music for Valentine’s Day! Giveaway Opportunity!

Valentine's Day is almost here! Kids everywhere are cutting up doilies and red construction paper and scribbling out little notes to their friends and family. Many are planning class and home parties to celebrate this day of love. Sugar Mountain PR has a playlist of sweet songs by some of the top songwriters in family music, including three GRAMMY nominees and bilingual award-winning … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Mangiacotti’s New Whipped Body Wash and Whipped Body Lotion are a must this Valentine’s Day! POMEGRANATE...SHAKESPEARE'S IN LOVE!

Looking for a wonderful beauty gift this Valentine's Day? Mangiacotti’s new Whipped Body Wash and Whipped Body Lotion are both lightweight yet incredibly luxurious, providing hydration and intensive moisturizing along with other key features and benefits as they clean and moisten the skin. I had the opportunity to try them out and I love how soft my skin feels after using them. I also love that … [Read More...]

Valentines Day with Sally Hansen and Rimmel London!

YOUR OWN, PERSONAL ALWAYS-ON SALON: INTRODUCING SALLY HANSEN’S NEWLY FORMULATED INSTA-DRI NAIL COLOR COLLECTION Score an extra day of wear and up to 33% more chip resistance, all while adding the final touch to your ensemble in an instant Why involve multiple bottles when a lightning-speed mani is at your fingertips? Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® Nail Color’s newly upgraded 3-in-1 formula with … [Read More...]

Sally Hansen Big Polish Guards Cuticle Protectors are a Must-Try!

Polish slip-ups can happen but not with the Sally Hansen Big Polish Guards Cuticle Protectors. They’re the newest innovation in at-home manicures. Just wrap your cuticles, paint on color and then peel away any mishaps. This means each hand (yes, both) will get the same, flawless results. It’s really that simple. Big Polish Guards Cuticle Protectors give you the freedom to paint your nails at home, … [Read More...]

Glen Ivy Dips Into the Season of Romance With Special Packages in February

Glen Ivy Hot Springs welcomes the season of romance with two new wellness packages and gift card specials available during the month of February. The seasonal packages feature a selection of signature spa services for a special price. Experience the waters at Glen Ivy with the “Healthy Balance” package that includes admission to all 19 therapeutic pools, a $100 spa service and complimentary … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Sandy, February 15 Pet of the Week!

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but no matter—every day is a good one to find the love of your life! Sandy, age 6, has been looking for hers ever since the humans that she thought would love her forever more abandoned her and her two canine housemates to our shelter. Both of the other dogs recently found their homes, but Sandy is still lovelorn and waiting. You can see it in her gentle, soulful … [Read More...]

Pepper, February 8th Pet of the Week!

    Peekaboo! I see you! It’s little Pepper, an 8-month-old little female calico who was found on the streets as a stray. As you can see from her photo, Pepper is up for play at any time and will add as much zest to your life as her name suggests! She’s a beauty, too. Meet Pepper at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A602173. (This … [Read More...]

BB, February 1st Pet of the Week!

BB is another good doggie whose humans failed him and yet is full of fun, trusting and ready to fully socialize with humans and other dogs. BB, a 3-year-old pit bull terrier, was abandoned outside a housing project, tied up and waiting for his fate. Luckily, he was picked up and socialized at our shelter where he’s enjoyed doggie play groups. This 45-pound, energetic good guy will be a great match … [Read More...]

Sydney is Pet of the Week!

Sydney, 3 years old, may be so named because she’s about the size of Australia. This affectionate big girl is a beautiful calico female who was surrendered to the shelter with her sister. He sis was pulled by spcaLA next door, so she’s left alone wondering whether she’ll ever get a home. She may possibly be good in a home with another cat, but her new humans must be strict about her diet! Meet … [Read More...]