Featured SoCal Events and Services

Fresh Brothers Pizza Opens First Location in Newport Beach

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With over 10 highly successful locations throughout the Los Angeles area, Fresh Brothersis proud to announce the grand opening of their first Orange County restaurant, within the Harbor View Center, in Newport Beach. The new store is set to open on Friday, July 25th, at 11 am. This location will feature a large exterior dining area, curbside pickup and expect to see a full beer and wine license in … [Read More...]

Silverado Bluegrass Band Plays Free Show at Rancho Los Cerritos

This Sunday, July 27th, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is hosting the second of 3 free Summer concerts in their beautiful backyard, this time featuring the dazzling musicianship and harmonies of the Silverado Bluegrass Band. Hailing from Riverside County, they've been a fixture in West Coast festivals, and singer Mike Nadolson has been called "the best flatpicker West of the Mississippi" by Don … [Read More...]

All-American Soap Box Derby Comes To Long Beach RACERS TO COMPETE FOR 'THE QUEEN'S CUP' - AUGUST 23/24 AT THE QUEEN MARY

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The granddaddy of all inertia motor-sports – The All-American Soap Box Derby - makes its formal Long Beach racing debut, August 23/24 alongside the Queen Mary. A special track will be installed adjacent to the ship and is designed to propel young racers. The gravity-fueled cars will run in several classes, including a novice class reserved for first-time competitors."Walk the pits of any major … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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Regal Cinemas is hosting a cheesy selfie contest on Twitter and Instagram. The contest is encouraging people to post or hashtag the cheesiest selfie they can come up with. The winner gets flown to Hollywood for a weekend of royal treatment. Also for this leg of the contest Regal is giving away free nachos when you submit a selfie, even if they run out of the nachos you can snag a $2 off … [Read More...]

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Walk With Sally Breaks Records at White Light White Night Walk With Sally Celebrates the Success of Their 8th Annual White Light White Night With Record-Breaking Numbers

On July 19th, Walk With Sally transformed the rooftop of The Plaza at Continental Park into a heavenly oasis complete with gourmet bites from the South Bay's finest restaurants, Patron cocktails, a limo photo-booth, celebrity-filled red carpet including John Paul DeJoria, Ricky Schroder, Dean Winters, Jackie Johnson and more! Over 1,200 guests gathered in white couture to enjoy an evening of food, … [Read More...]

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Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific and embark on Harbor Breeze Cruises for a three-hour whale watch excursion with Aquarium experts RARE BRYDE’S WHALES TYPICALLY FOUND IN TROPICAL WATERS AND ENDANGERED BLUE WHALES SPOTTED OFF LONG BEACH, INCLUDING RETURNING INDIVIDUALS IDENTIFIED BY THE AQUARIUM’S RESEARCH PROGRAM

The rare Bryde’s whale along with endangered blue whales are being spotted in the waters off Long Beach. Little is known about the elusive Bryde’s (pronounced BROO-duhz) whale, which is typically found south of this region in tropical and subtropical waters.  The public can visit the Aquarium of the Pacific and embark on Harbor Breeze Cruises for a three-hour whale watch excursion with Aquarium … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Christopher Bean Coffee is a new favorite of mine! Delicious flavored coffee is a Must-Have!

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I love coffee and not just any coffee! My favorite is flavored! Yes, I only drink one cup every morning but I do like my coffee sweet tasting. I recently received a couple samples from Christopher Bean Coffee and am so impressed! My new favorite is the Bananas Foster! This coffee flavor is inspired by the popular New Orleans dessert- The Bananas Foster. This flavor of coffee is just simply too … [Read More...]

The Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper Combo Pack Sold by Moderna Housewares LLC and found at Amazon.com.

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Looking for an easy way to measure body fat? I found the answer with the Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper Combo Pack! What I like best is that this is all you need to obtain very accurate measurements. It is really simple and fast to use and I like that it includes a body fat chart for both men and women. No more looking for batteries or trying out complicated methods to measure … [Read More...]

Pomchies Launches 2 New Products: Pom-Key Keeper, Pom-Lanyard

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      Pomchies, the fun and bright accessory company has launched two new items:  the  Pom-Key Keeper and Pom-Lanyard. These bright and whimsical accessories add fun and spirit to otherwise ordinary keys or name tags.   Pom Lanyard : Pomchie’s Pom Lanyard products are soft, fun and waterproof, made from washable Oeko Tex approved swimwear fabric. Our Lanyards are made up of this … [Read More...]

Pocket-Sized Summer Travel Essentials from CarmexR Are a Must-Have This Summer!

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     With summer finally here you’re probably packing your bags to hit the beach, the road or just your back yard. Now you can ensure your pucker is always on point this summer with these pocket-sized travel essentials from Carmex® and tips from Shannon Tor, Director of Research & Development for Carma Laboratories, the company that makes Carmex® lip balms!  I've been a fan of Carmex lip … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

My First Sunglasses Company Sunglasses for the Summer! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Looking for really cool sunglasses for kids? My First Sunglasses Company has a really great variety or choices! We received a few pairs to try out for my 10-year-old son and they were a hit!         My First Sunglasses Company has the best sunglasses for babies & kids. We received a sample of the Kids Aviator Sunglasses for ages 10+ and they are a very popular style. The lenses are rated … [Read More...]

Melitta Taste of Summer Sweepstakes!

Chill out this summer by creating the ultimate Melitta cold coffee drink recipe for a chance to be our featured “Barista of the Day” on Facebook and win a bag of Melitta coffee (prizes awarded daily). Also be entered to win their grand prize – free coffee for a year! To enter, please visit: http://bit.ly/1k8pIQg(ends August 4th).   Self Disclosure: No compensation was received and is … [Read More...]

Good Earth Beauty Products for the Summer!

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I recently had the opportunity to receive a couple of natural products to prepare winter-weary skin for summer styles form our new friends at Good Earth Beauty. I have to say I really love these products! The Body Scrub-Exfoliating Shower Whip Coconut Lime smells too good! I received a spa tub of this amazing product and I loved it so much that it is already gone!  It polished away dirt and dead … [Read More...]

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Media Reviews

Keep Calm And Ask On By Michael Samuels

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I liked this book and as far as self-help books go, it is quite interesting. What is really good about this book is that it does have helpful suggestions and is quite simplistic and easy to follow. I did not read this Authors first book but after reading this one, I may check out his first one. I did find it a bit wordy (not complicated just slightly wordy) in a few of the chapters and the chapter … [Read More...]

NEW Disney Pictopia Trivia App – FREE! by Wonder Forge

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Do you love Disney? Do you like Trivia? Pictopia: Disney Edition is a FREE and FUN app for the iPhone and iPad! Image-based questions celebrate touchstone characters like Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Jack Sparrow, Buzz Lightyear, and Elsa from Frozen. I had so much fun trying this app out! It's pretty fast paced and watch out! It can be quite addicting! My son and I love Disney so we really liked … [Read More...]

The Complete Autism Spectrum Disorder Health & Diet Guide Includes 175 Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Recipes

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n May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association provided new diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a term that incorporates diagnoses previously described as separate: autistic disorder, Asperger’s disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified.   This incredibly comprehensive book on ASD will be an invaluable resource … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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New Shades of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours

I love the Laura Mercier’s cult-classic Caviar Stick Eye Colours ($28)!  I received samples and the colors are just amazing! Laura Mercier recently released six brand new shades of the Laura’s luxe do-it-all sticks. These convenient and versatile eye colours can be used to shadow, highlight and/or line and define. Colors such as: Copper, Moonlight and Burnished Bronze. Key … [Read More...]

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Conair 3Q – the next evolution of hair dryers

Today, Women’s Wear Daily designated the Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q “the next evolution of hair dryers.” What is it and why is it an industry game changer? The powerful, triple benefit tool is the first brushless motor hair dryer available at mass, and is named for its three “Q” benefits: quick, quiet and quality.   Quick: The advanced brushless motor in the 3Q provides ultra-fast … [Read More...]

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African Tree of Life Brings Newest Skincare Ingredient – Nyakio Launches

Harnessing the power of vitamin-rich Baobab Oil, from the African Tree of Life, comes the newest groundbreaking skincare launch from nyakio – Firming Baobab Collection (available August 2014). Buzz-worthy Ingredient - Baobab Oil: Extracted from the velvety seeds of the Baobab fruit, which grows on large, resilient trees, referred to as the African Tree of Life, that can reach 100 feet in … [Read More...]

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Top Beauty Trends Unveiled for Dads! Updated!!! SoCal City Kids gives a thumbs up to a few of these products!!

   Another gift for Dad doesn’t have to mean a tie, book or golf shirt. Opt for a gift that will help him look and feel great! Give your readers the inside scoop on this season’s hottest beauty innovations – culled by Cosmetic Executive Women – so they can choose the perfect gift for dad.   CEW – a nonprofit professional organization with more than 6,000 executives in the beauty, … [Read More...]