Featured SoCal Events and Services

The Queen Mary’s 13th Annual Art Deco Festival Returns for a Weekend of Vintage Entertainment Spectacular live music, dancing, drinks, parties, food, history, and more onboard The Queen Mary August 19 -20

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Pack your vintage duds and dust off your dapper suits for the Queen Mary’s 13th annual Art Deco Festival returning to the majestic ship August 19 – 20, 2017. Produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles Art Deco Society, the Queen Mary invites attendees to come aboard and drink, dine, dance, and discover the opulence of this by-gone era immersed among the largest Art Deco collection in the … [Read More...]

The Best Place for Summer Travel! La Jolla’s Pantai Inn: The Ultimate Family Destination! Enchanting Seaside Inn Embodies the Perfect Combination of Luxury and Convenience to Create the Ideal Family Destination This Summer

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Long celebrated for its stunning oceanfront location and views, Pantai Inn is perfectly positioned to be the ideal family destination in the San Diego area, hot on the heels of an extensive renovation and redesign. While the Inn boasts a wide range of accommodations, what makes it so advantageous to families is its selection of commodious three-bedroom and two-bedroom suites as well as … [Read More...]

Summer time fun at LEGOLAND!

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             Looking for a fun place to take the whole family this Summer? LEGOLAND is the place to go! My husband, 13-year-old son and I recently visited there and had a blast! I love that there is so much creativity there and I really enjoy seeing so many things made out of legos! When my son was younger, legos were a big hit and even though he is now a teenager...legos are still a cool … [Read More...]

LA Zoo’s World Elephant Day Celebration Features Opportunities to Explore and Learn

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World Elephant Day, an international spotlight on Asian and African elephants to bring attention to the urgent threat of their extinction, kicks off the Los Angeles Zoo's World Elephant Day Celebration on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday August 13, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm. The full weekend of opportunities to explore and learn about elephants, especially the challenges they face in the wild, highlight … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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Lakewood Community Summer Fest!

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Kids Fest Kicks Off This Weekend

Kids Fest is happening this weekend at Bowlmor AMF centers throughout the U.S. Kids Fest was created by Bowlmor AMF as an event for families to come together at Bowlmor's 300 locations across the country and enjoy a day of free bowling and fun, just in time for fall. Kids Fest is scheduled for Saturday, August 19th at various Bowlmor AMF locations nationwide, which includes your local Bowlmor … [Read More...]

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The Queen Mary’s Local Band Hangout Returns with Euse’bio Akasa and Buck Bowen August 17

The Queen Mary’s popular, monthly local music showcase, Local Band Hangout, returns to the Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge on Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m.with special performances by Euse’bio Akasa and Buck Bowen. LocalBand Hangout offers monthly entertainment with tasty food, drinks, and some of the best music live Southern California has to offer. WHO: Long Beach native, Euse’bio … [Read More...]

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Ruby’s Diner Laguna Hills Hosts Family Funday August 19, 26

  Ruby’s Diner Laguna Hills will host families for two days of exciting activities for Family Funday on August 19 and August 26. On Saturday, August 19, enjoy live music from children’s band, Jelly of the Month Club, plus free activities such as a balloon artist. On Saturday, August 26, the family-fun continues with more live music and an opportunity for kids to have their photo and … [Read More...]

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Whole Foods Market 365 Santa Monica Opened on August 9th!

The fifth Whole Foods Market 365 opened on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m. in Santa Monica, CA at 2121 Cloverfield Blvd at Pico.  Regular store hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days a week. This will be the second Whole Foods Market 365 location for the Los Angeles area. The vibrant 30,000-square-foot space takes “neighborhood grocery store” to the next level with its mix of affordable grocery … [Read More...]

Featured Products

100% pure and all natural essential oils from Aroma Foundry are a must!

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       Aroma Foundry sells a very popular line of 100% pure and all natural essential oils. I had the opportunity to try out some of these amazing oils and am quite impressed! My favorite is the 100% Pre Lavender Essential Oil! It smells just like lavender and I love that I can have it handy when I travel or it is the perfect size to have on the night table! Aroma Foundry has a wide variety … [Read More...]

Looking for cool gifts? Planners? Stuck on You has it all! Perfect for Back-to-School!

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Looking for really cute Desk Planners? I recently received a really nice one from Stuck On You! I just love the design! I received the Personalized Weekly Desk Planner in the Paisley Daisy Design but they have a variety of designs to choose from!              These are just perfect for Back-to-School and are great for children, teenagers and adults! I think even my 13-year-old would like some of … [Read More...]

“Shark Tank” To Your Kitchen! Scratch & Grain Brand Grows With Unique Line of Baking Mixes are a must-try! Delectable all-natural baked goods were served. Tears of joy were shed. And a life-changing deal was made.

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  The year was 2015 and Oregon “mompreneurs” Taya Geiger and Leah Tutin were in the “Shark Tank” to pitch Scratch & Grain Baking Company, their highly innovative line of baking kits featuring individually-packaged and measured gourmet ingredients with such easy-to-use numbered and color coding, even children could feel like pastry chefs. Passing acquaintances before starting their … [Read More...]

The Ultimate Birthday Cake for Fairy Fans! Also, great for Potted Flowers and More!

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If you have a child who loves fairies, here’s a great idea for a birthday cake: decorate it with fairy figurines and accessories from the Flower Fairies Secret Garden Collection, a collectible set of child-friendly miniature gardening decorations based on the Flower Fairies books written and illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker nearly a century ago. This would also make a really cute decoration … [Read More...]

Yogurtland ‘s Newest Scratch-Made Flavors Share Deliciousness and Hope with Every Cup Featuring New Hope Cup to Support Charities And Two Limited Edition 3D Collectable Spoons

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Inspired by delicious desserts from around the world, Yogurtland’s newest flavors are a way to continue to enjoy all of life’s favorite moments while providing hope for those less fortunate. Along with a line-up of five new delicious, handcrafted flavors, Yogurtland is introducing a “Hope Cup” where guests can help support Yogurtland Cares and charities that support children and women in … [Read More...]

Himalaya Botanique Complete Care Toothpaste is a Must-Try for clean teeth and fresh breath!

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“I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links.” Looking for a way to brush your teeth without the harsh chemicals that are in most kinds of toothpaste? There is an answer! Himalaya Botanique Complete Care Toothpaste! I had the opportunity to try it out and am … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

MAM Introduces New Designs for MAM Perfect Pacifier Including Glow in the Dark Perfect Night Range Designed for Baby’s Comfort and Oral Health, Recent Clinical Studies Prove MAM Perfect Supports Healthy Teeth and Jaw Development! Giveaway Opportunity!

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MAM, the leading designer brand of award-winning, medically sound and innovative baby products debuts new designs for its signature MAM Perfect Pacifier which has now been clinically proven to support healthy jaw and tooth development. The MAM Perfect Night, a glow in the dark pacifier is now offered as a new design.          A recent independent study by Dr. Yvonne Wagner, a pediatric … [Read More...]

Win Tickets To See Orange County’s Only Professional Soccer Team in Action! Orange County Soccer Club Heats Up the Field at The Orange County Great Park Giveaway Opportunity!

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Orange County SC, Orange County’s only professional soccer team, is currently in the middle of a record-breaking season playing at the Orange County Great Park. One of the founding members of the United Soccer League, the team is currently heading into a run of seven upcoming home games in the next two weeks. Enter now to win a family four pack of tickets and make sure you come early to enjoy … [Read More...]

Enter to win a trip for two to the South of France!

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Le Petit Marseillais™ is partnering with ATOUT France to offer a chance to visit the sunny south of France! Born in Provence, Le Petit Marseillais remains rooted in the sunny ingredients and joie de vivre of the South of France. In honor of Bastille Day, Le Petit Marseillais™ is hosting a sweepstakes to win a dream vacation for two to its birthplace, Provence! The getaway includes the following … [Read More...]

Win a Chance to See Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes

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We have teamed up for a Giveaway! Tell us your favorite Super Hero and why!   Winner will receive (2) vouchers (redeemable for two tickets) VOUCHERS AVAILABLE ON OPENING NIGHT(S) ONLY – No Weekends. Vouchers are valid for all three venues, ONE NIGHT ONLY at EACH VENUE. o   Friday, July 7 – STAPLES Center, Downtown LA o   Thursday, July 13 – Citizens Business Bank Arena, … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Cosmic Watch – An Interactive 3D Tool To Explore Sky & Universe THE WORLD'S FIRST INTERACTIVE ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK

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      Cosmic Watch, It's an app that is an interactive 3D tool. You can use it as a realtime worldclock, time travel machine, an astrolab, an antikythera mechanism, an orrey, an armillary sphere, or an astral-chart generator. The unique thing about the clock face is its ecliptic view around the planet. The complex mechanism of telling time is at the touch of your hands with the … [Read More...]

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature – As Good or Better than the Original

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Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie and Precious discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant yet quite-shabby amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home, which is the city park, and it's up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his daughter and a mad animal control officer from getting away with his scheme, and … [Read More...]

The Glass Castle – Excellent Acting, Top Level Cinematography And Spectacular Direction

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A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Arjun N. comments, “The Glass Castle fascinates me because of its excellent acting. The cinematography is top level and the spectacular direction … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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It’s National Relaxation Day! Time to visit Burke Williams Spa!

Happy National Relaxation Day! If I could spend it anywhere, I would be at Burke Williams Spa! I recently had the opportunity to visit there and had a Pure Relaxation Massage! It was so relaxing! I always love visiting Burke Williams in Torrance because even though it is less than twenty minutes away, I feel like I am in a different place. It is such a wonderful escape from the daily hustle and … [Read More...]

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Beauty Essentials for your Gym Bag this Summer!

I love Summer and wish it could last longer but sometimes it can leave my hair and skin dried out from the sun! Here are some of my favorite to-go-to beauty products when hitting the gym or after a day in the sun! Goldwell Kerasilk Volume Re-Power Dry Shampoo ($29.99) Get rid of sweaty hair with Goldwell Kerasilk Repower Volume Dry Shampoo. It instantly revitalizes hair, leaving your locks … [Read More...]

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Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil is a Beauty Must-Try! Skyy Hadley, owner of As U Wish Salon, has these quick and easy tips to keep your manicure lasting longer during this extended heat wave!

I have to admit that sometimes my nails aren't kept up as nicely during the Summer but this product makes it easier to keep my fingernails looking good! Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil is one of my favorite new products! It instantly seems to work and my nails even seem stronger! Skyy Hadley, owner of As U Wish Salon, has these quick and easy tips to keep your manicure lasting … [Read More...]

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National Breastfeeding Month (August 1 – August 31) 20% OFF Storewide Sale with Belli Skincare!

          Belli Skincare (www.BelliSkincare.com) has a great promotion going on!  Don't miss it!   National Breastfeeding Month  (August 1 - August 31)   Visit the Belli website to enjoy 20% savings sitewide on Belli Skincare products with promo code (SUPPORTNURSING).  I have tried their products in the past and really recommend them! One of my favorites is their Lip Balm! Self … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Hank, August 17 Pet of the WEek

Hank, August 17 Pet of the Week! Ohhhhh how I wish I could have another dog!

Oh...just look at this face! Hey-o, Hank! Want a loyal friend? Look no further than this dashing 5-year-old German shepherd! Hank knows sit and down, but what he really loves to do is play fetch. We’ve got lots of dog parks and a great dog beach for Hank to indulge his passion at! Meet Hank at Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village, 7700 E. Spring St., … [Read More...]

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Oh My Gravy! Weruva BFF OMG! ‘People Food for Cats’

With  Happy Healthy Cat Month in September, now is the perfect time to address the 'cat in the room'—and that's your feline friend's diet. I'll be the first to admit my own cat's diet isn't 'purr'fect. Titan can be a picky eater, or ignore her water bowl even when it's placed right next to her food. I struggled to understand how I could address these issues. But then I realized I wasn't alone—my … [Read More...]

Shaq, August 10 Pet of the Week

Shaq and Kobe are Pets of the Week

Shaq, a shorthair Chi mix, and brother Kobe, a longhair Chi mix, are two 12-year-old sweet seniors who were left by their owners at the shelter when the owners moved. After all that time in a loving home—we could tell how loving it was by the pups’ friendliness—they’re confused by suddenly living in a kennel. These two are a bonded pair, and it would be wonderful if a human could also bond with … [Read More...]

June, August 3 Pet of the Week

June, August 3 Pet of the Week!

Velvet Hippo, Silver Shark—those are only a couple of the names that June’s fans call her. But the shelter staff prefers Love Bug, because that’s what she is! She loves everybody, and she particularly loves belly rubs. She’s only 4 years old and has some wonderful years ahead. Meet this loveable June bug at Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village, 7700 E. … [Read More...]