Featured SoCal Events and Services

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Returns to the Infamously Haunted Ship September 29 for 22 nights of fright

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The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will once again rise from the deep torrid history of the infamously haunted ship September 29 - October 31, 2016. Tickets are on-sale at QueenMary.com. Ghoulish spirits, old and new, will descend upon The Queen Mary in Long Beach for the most anticipated twenty-two terrifying nights of the year. Dark Harbor’s Sinister Seven Spirits: Ringmaster, Captain, Samuel the … [Read More...]

Fall Into Literacy: Community Book Festival

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More than 4,000 books to be donated at fall into literacy community book festival Local residents are invited to attend the Fall Into Literacy Community Book Festival, presented by United Way of Greater Los Angeles along with Valero and Phillips 66 Los Angeles Refinery, in Wilmington on Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Banning Residence Museum (401 E. M Street, … [Read More...]

Aquarium debuts new Vanishing Animals film to accompany live animal gallery Vanishing Animals film educates the public on biodiversity and mass extinctions using footage from Alucia Productions

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For 4.6 billion years, life on Earth has evolved. Change has been a constant factor for life on our planet, but human activity has accelerated the rate of change, making it harder for nature to catch up. A new film playing daily at the Aquarium of the Pacific explores human impacts on our planet and ways we can help prevent loss of biodiversity and protect the health of ecosystems. The film is a … [Read More...]

BOO @ LA ZOO Offers Spooky Caves, Up-Close Visits with Crawly Animals and more Halloween Fun!

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This Halloween season, BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO offers goblins and ghouls of all ages a chance to feed their imaginations with fang-tastic fun and spooktacular learning throughout the entire month of October beginning Saturday, October 1 and continuing throughMonday, October 31, 2016, 10 am to 4 pm.  BOO AT THE L.A. ZOO 2016 features daily activities such as spooky caves and a corn stalk maze, while … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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LA’s Beloved Andrew & Polly Are Back! – Sept. 24 – Children’s Book World, LA FREE MINI-CONCERT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Andrew & Polly are back! After a long summer season of touring across the country, the fun and quirky LA-based kids' duo is excited to return home to present a free, interactive, acoustic mini-concert at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 at Children's Book World, 10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. Children's Book World is the spot to see Andrew & Polly up-close-and-personal as they … [Read More...]

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Chuck E Cheese’s: Offering Military Discounts Year-Round

To show appreciation and gratitude for U.S. military men, women and their families, Chuck E. Cheese’s launched two fun-filled discounts for active military members. The discounted packages will provide families with a great way to spend time together enjoying games and delicious, freshly-made pizza.   The two unique offers include: “The Alpha” – 45 tokens, one large pizza and four … [Read More...]

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Global Genes Announces Actors, Pop Stars, and Special Performances Joining Tribute to Champions of Hope 9.24

 Global Genes is pleased to announce the stars and special celebrity guests joining in the fight against rare disease at the 5th Annual Tribute to Champions of Hope presented by PRA Health Sciences on September 24, 2016 at the Huntington Beach Hyatt Resort and Spa. The annual blue carpet event honors and celebrates rare disease advocates, scientists, patients, and supporters. This year’s event … [Read More...]

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Autumn Harvest Festival & Haunt at Heritage Hill Historical Park

The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present a festive calendar of events to celebrate the fall season at Heritage Hill Historical Park.   Saturday, October 8, from 4 - 9 p.m., Heritage Hill Historical Park will welcome back the annual Autumn Harvest Festival. Bring the family to a fun-filled adventure and experience the park transformed into a spooky Halloween festival. … [Read More...]

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DUNKIN’ DONUTS Opens 12,000th Restaurant Worldwide In Riverside On September 20th Riverside residents will now be able to enjoy Dunkin’ Donuts’ beverages and baked goods at new energy efficient location

Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, will open its 12,000th restaurant worldwide in Riverside on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The landmark establishment, located at 4922 La Sierra Ave, will open its doors to the public at 5 a.m. and serve guests Dunkin’ Donuts’ full array of signature menu items including fresh brewed coffee, Cold Brew, lattes, macchiato, iced and … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Back-to-School Items That You Don’t Want to Forget This Year!

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Back-to-School is here and you have probably already stocked up on notebooks, pencils and new backpacks! But, there are some really wonderful products out there that you may not think about! Here are a few of our favorites!     I love The Moodsters because emotional well-being is so important! The Moodsters has created a revolutionary category for kids with a mission to enhance … [Read More...]

Product to Look for! NoomiNoomi stroller rocker!

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Nothing is more tiring than being your baby's sleep association - especially when your busy outside the home (ie. at a BBQ, a restaurant, a mall) and it's time for your baby's nap. Two dads created a stroller rocker to finally give parents the extra hand they need to rock their babies to sleep on the go :)  NoomiNoomi is launching on Indiegogo to gently rock babies to sleep with gentle swaying … [Read More...]

PoliTEAcal Teas are a must-buy!

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These Tea Bags are really just the coolest!I just love the Hilary ClinTean and Donald Tearump teas from the TeaBook.  I love the pictures on these Tea Bags and these are just perfect for this time of the year! They definitely made me smile! I also really love the flavors of the Tea! The Donald Trump one is Pure White Tea with Peach and Hilary's Tea is Vanilla Essence. Not sure which one is my … [Read More...]

Summer Fun with Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS! Enjoy the last days of Summer!

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Even though it is Back-to-School time, we are enjoying the last days of Summer! It's not over until it's over and with this humidity...some indoors time is also a good thing! Summer is a fun time with days at the beach and lounging around the house. Maybe not as many beach days and lounging with the back-to-school season starting. But, after the homework and on the weekends there is still time to … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Southeast Asia Day, October 1st at the Aquarium of the Pacific! Giveaway Opportunity!

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AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC’S TWELFTH ANNUAL SOUTHEAST ASIA DAY CELEBRATES VIBRANT LOCAL COMMUNITIES! Live performances of traditional music and dance, as well as cultural craft demonstrations and displays, will help transform the Aquarium into an exotic destination during its twelfth annual Southeast Asia Day. Ethnic cuisine will be available for purchase, and children will have the opportunity to … [Read More...]

Harbor Sweets’ New Gather line is a Must-Try! Gather chocolate launches on Tuesday 9/6! Today!

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If you love Dark Chocolate, you will love the New Gather Chocolates from our friends at Harbor Sweets®! There are six flavors and they are absolutely incredible! I can not pick my favorite one but it's a toss up between the Carmelized Honey and the Sour Cherry! There are also Pomegranate Molasses, Sesame Crunch, Coconut Cluster and Cashew Caramel. Each one is also flavored with a note of local … [Read More...]

NINE LIVES Special Giveaway Opportunity!

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https://youtu.be/_jHA97HzhxE EuropaCorp’s adorable, new film, NINE LIVES looks like a great movie to see this Summer! I can't wait!   Tom Brand is a billionaire whose workaholic lifestyle leaves him disconnected from his beautiful wife Lara (Jennifer Garner) and adoring daughter Rebecca. Needing a present for Rebecca's 11th birthday, Brand visits a mysterious pet store and leaves … [Read More...]

Summer Sweet Treat Giveaway!

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   Looking for the perfect summer snack for when you are on-the-go, at the beach or in need of an afternoon pick-me-up? Enter, Bauli Mini Croissants! These sweet mini indulgences allow you to give in to your cravings without the guilt! Available in two varieties – Chocolate and Vanilla Custard - these tasty, portion-controlled delights are perfect for any occasion (only 50 calories a pop). … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

The Untold Story Behind the Miracle on the Hudson – Sully

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This story, based on the real life story that took place on Thursday, January 15th, 2009 when the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" as Captain, Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully" glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of … [Read More...]

Storks – Original Comedy, Beautiful Soundtrack, Great Voice Acting, Spectacular Animation

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From Warner Bros Animation comes Storks, about those eloquent birds known for delivering babies, but have moved on from delivering babies to packages. When an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “Storks is a film unlike most other animated comedies. Not only does it appeal to kids, with … [Read More...]

Exciting and Adventurous Kid-Friendly Version of Robinson

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This kid-friendly version of the book-based classic Robinson Crusoe features Tuesday, an outgoing parrot who lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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New Rimmel Wonder’Lash Volume Colourist Mascara with Lash-Tint Complex For Over Time Lash Tinting AND Instant Volume

Feel naked and exposed without mascara? Don’t be scared to go bare! Rimmel’s revolutionary new mascara reveals more lashes…even when you’re NOT wearing it! New Volume Colourist Mascara is Rimmel’s first-ever mascara that, gradually over time, makes bare lashes darker. AND, in an instant, the volumising formula loads lashes with jetblack impact. Open your eyes to darker, sexier, more noticeable … [Read More...]

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Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer is a Beauty Must-Have this Fall! GET HEALTHIER LOOKING SKIN RIGHT IN YOUR SHOWER WITH NEW JERGENS® WET SKIN™ MOISTURIZER WITH RESTORING ARGAN OIL AND NEW JERGENS® WET SKIN™ MOISTURIZER WITH ORIGINAL CHERRY ALMOND ESSENCE

     Last year, Jergens® Skincare introduced a game-changing and time-saving way to quickly and intensely hydrate wet skin at the peak moisture moment when it is most receptive to hydration. Jergens® Wet Skin™ Moisturizer is formulated to blend effortlessly to water, immediately absorbing and locking in moisture, with no sticky residue. No need to dry before you apply, and no need to wait … [Read More...]

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Swissvita Eye Cream For Wrinkles / Serum with AC-11® – Instant Eye Lift is a Beauty Must-Have! Dark Circles under Eye Treatment - Reduce Puffiness & Crow's Feet - Powerful Anti Aging Formula - 0.5 o.z./ 15g (Misc.)

I really like this Eye Cream! Okay..so it hasn't removed my wrinkles completely...REALLY!? Is there anything that will? But, I love his it feels on my skin and I know it makes my under eye are look less dark and tired looking. I love that it makes dark circles under my eyes much less noticeable! So, this is a big plus! I highly recommend! More information: Use 3D eye cream every morning and … [Read More...]

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Sally Hansen at Monse SS17!

  THE INSPIRATION The Monse Spring Summer 2017 collection is inspired by the New York woman and the Wall Street suit. THE NAIL LOOK Monse turned to Sally Hansen, the #1 Nail Color and Nail Care brand in the US, and Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador, to create the exclusive nail look. To complement Monse’s Spring Summer 2016 collection, designers Laura Kim … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

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Catnis is Pet of the Week!

The only Hunger Games that Catnis is interested in playing involve getting a salmon kibble out of a treat ball. Catnis is a sweet seal-point Siamese who was turned in by her owner. She’s about 3 years old and has lots of cuddles and play in her. If you have a place for Catnis in your District, meet her at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for … [Read More...]

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Bacon: Man’s Best Friend’s Best Friend Pup-peroni has our pup saying 'woof yeah' this International Bacon Month!

Is there any better feeling than sharing a moment of pure happiness with your pooch? Literally nothing makes me happier than seeing our dog's tail wagging when he gets a taste of his favorite treats - I feel like I'm just as excited as he is! So when I saw that International Bacon Day was in September, I wanted to find a way to celebrate all month long one of my favorite foods (who doesn't love … [Read More...]

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Natural Balance Celebrates National Guide Dog Month With the Top Human-Canine Teams Who Make Us Believe

Have you ever seen a visually impaired person in public and didn't know how to react, or felt awkward? Have you ever wondered what it's like to 'see' through the eyes of their guide dog? I know I have. September is National Guide Dog Month, so I decided to learn more about what it might be like for people who are blind or visually impaired. I'm partnering with Natural Balance … [Read More...]

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Jasper is Pet of the Week!

“He’s as cute as he looks!” exclaimed a staff member at Long Beach Animal Care Services. We can all vouch for that! Jasper is a little male gray-and-white terrier mix, about 5 years old. He’s very sweet and loves to cuddle with Charlie, his little blind poodle kennel mate, (who’s also up for adoption—hint, hint). Meet Jasper (and Charlie, too!), at Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the … [Read More...]