Featured SoCal Events and Services

“Dickens Day Holiday Celebration” @ The International Printing Museum Dec. 12th & 13th 2015 in Carson, CA

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Dickens Day Holiday Celebration Sat. Dec.12th & Sunday Dec. 13th 2015 10:00 am-4:00 pm @ The International Printing Museum 315 W. Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745 (310) 515-7166      http://www.printmuseum.org/ Christmas Carol performances 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm for both days Reservations required for play. Note: Advised for children 10 years & up w/ Adults Admission includes … [Read More...]

A Deep CHILL Returns to the Queen Mary November 20


Experience the Ice Kingdom, Glacier Glide Ice Tubing, Ice Skating and Holiday Entertainment at the Coolest Place in Southern California   The Ice Kingdom Introduces the New Holiday Ice Bar The Queen Mary will once again be overtaken by a deep freeze for the fourth annual CHILL, opening on November 20, 2015. Experience the frozen magic that will bring holiday wonderment and artic temperatures to … [Read More...]

HGTV Celebrates The Holidays With ‘Santa HQ’ At 10 Macerich Malls

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HGTV’s interactive “Santa HQ” holiday activation will continue to revolutionize the traditional Santa Claus experience when it returns to 10 top Macerich malls, connecting the brand with millions of targeted consumers in key markets.   For seven weeks, from Thursday, Nov. 5, through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, Santa HQ spreads holiday cheer to guests of all ages with a 21st century … [Read More...]

Reindeer Romp Holiday Celebration at the Los Angeles Zoo!


Photo: Los Angeles Zoo's REINDEER ROMP, the only opportunity to see real reindeer in Los Angeles, is featured daily from Friday, November 27, 2015, through Sunday, January 3, 2016 (except Christmas Day) LIVE REINDEER, ICE CARVING, PUPPET SHOWS, AND VISITS WITH SANTA CLAUS ARE JUST SOME OF THE FUN AT THE LOS ANGELES ZOO'S REINDEER ROMP HOLIDAY CELEBRATION Friday, November 27, 2015, through … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News


Disney Store Launches Holiday Deals, In-Store Events and Special Experiences Throughout Thanksgiving Week DISNEY STORE UNVEILS ITS MOST MAGICAL FRIDAY EVER WITH ‘SHARE THE MAGIC’ HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN

Disney Store announced today the launch of its ‘Share the Magic’ holiday campaign, which includes 11 full days of Magical Friday (aka Black Friday) deals as well as in-store events and special ‘experiences like never before.   “Every year we look for ways to help our Guests share the magic with their friends and families, and this holiday, it’s our turn to do the same,’ said Elissa … [Read More...]

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#TfalGivesThanks Photo Contest: Prize Package Valued Over $1K & Donation to Local Charity

Celebrate the true spirit of Thanksgiving by sharing what you are most thankful for this season with T-fal’s 12 Days of Thanks Photo Content! T-fal’s 12 Days of Thanks Photo Contest encourages individuals to share, via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, photos of what they are most thankful for, using the hashtag #TfalGivesThanks. Participants are encouraged to upload images of their family’s … [Read More...]


Recipe for Fruit Nachos from Terra’s Kitchen

Terra’s Kitchen Fruit Nachos 2-3 medium peaches, apricots, berries, and/or bananas, sliced 1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon honey Optional topping: granola, pumpkin seeds, coconut chips, mini chocolate chips, dried and snipped cherries, or dried and snipped apricots Arrange the fruit slices on a large … [Read More...]

Bupropion and ways to treat depression

In last couple of years, we have heard a lot about depression. It has come to our attention that this condition is very common for many celebrities. In many ways, it is something that can be caused by increased pressure on people as well as dissociation. Oftentimes, people who are suffering from it were abused during childhood or had to suffer some other severe trauma during their life. In a way, … [Read More...]


Universal Studios Hollywood “Day of Giving” Thursday, November 12, 2015

Many Minions from the Popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” Ride Join Hundreds of Universal Studios Hollywood Employees volunteered at Six Charitable Projects across Los Angeles In Support of Theme Park’s 11th Annual “Day of Giving” Community Outreach Program. The inspirational “Day of Giving” event is Universal Studios Hollywood’s yearly tradition designed to connect employees with … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Sunsella Bento Style Plastic Lunch Boxes are a Must-Buy!


The Sunsella Bento Lunch Box containers are a must-have for travel and lunches! They come in a set of four. I like that they are in different colors and love the size and that they seal tightly.  I also like the different portions for different foods which is great for kids that don't like their food touching other foods. They are not leakproof so you do have to watch how you put them in your … [Read More...]

Don’t miss this Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale! Great gift suggestion for parents, grandparents and all your family members for Christmas!


Are you looking for great products for parents, grandparents and all your family members for Christmas?  From You To Me will have 50% off of their Journals of  A Lifetime Black Friday through Cyber Monday!!  Regularly $17.95 they are now only $9.00 and make for a memorable gift for the person on your list that has everything! AVAILABLE AT http://us.journalsofalifetime.com/our-journals.html … [Read More...]

College Care Packages With Budgeting Lessons is a Must this Holiday Season!

How wonderfully quiet the house has been -- no dirty dishes in sight, no piles of shoes to trip over in the doorway, no laundry to fold -- just peace and quiet to be had! But suddenly, the silence, the lack of chores, the absence of the little annoyances you’ve grown so accustomed to are just too much. You are officially an empty nester! With the first semester of college in full-swing, … [Read More...]

It’s time for some Holiday Gift Suggestions from SoCal City Kids!


The holidays are finally here and the next few weeks we will be featuring some of our top picks! Here are some great gift ideas for those on your shopping list! This first one is a great one for Moms!   Move over boys! There’s finally a truckin’ hat with just the right cheeky attitude for those high-spirited women on your holiday list! Taking a totally new spin on trucker … [Read More...]

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The New Zest Fruitboost available at Walmart is a Must-Buy! Giveaway Opportunity!


Looking for a great  shower gel that smells great but also leaves you feeling refreshed and your skin feels soft? The NEW innovative, revitalizing shower by Zest called Fruitboost is my favorite new shower gel!  It is amazing with its rich moisturizers and the antioxidant power of Vitamin C to help nourish your skin. Available in four luscious fruit filled scents (Citrus Splash, Very Berry, Peach … [Read More...]

Even The Aquarium Of The Pacific’s Animals Celebrate The Jolly Holidays By Receiving Holiday Treats December 5 – 6 Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!


       Get into the holiday spirit early, and share the fun as the Aquarium’s animals receive their gifts from Santa Diver. In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering treats to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, birds, fish, and other animals during Holiday Treats for the Animals weekend on Saturday and Sunday, December 5-6, … [Read More...]

Color-Changing Polarized Solize Sunglasses are a Must-Buy this Holiday season! Giveaway Opportunity!


In sunny So Cal, it doesn't matter the season, sunglasses are a must! I love these Solize Sunglasses by Del Sol that change color in the sun! They are so very cool, fashionable and work great! I love that they have 100% UVA/UVB blocking & protection and they are durable and lightweight! But, my favorite thing is that they are two colors in one. I received the Solize Sunglasses - Don't Worry … [Read More...]

Almost time for Christmas and Holiday Cards from Shutterfly! Giveaway Opportunity!

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   Thanksgiving is almost here and we all know that means that Christmas will soon be here! Almost time to send out Holiday  and Christmas Cards! Shutterfly is my favorite to-go-to website for cards because they have so many choices! I had the opportunity to receive Christmas cards from Shutterfly and am thrilled with how they came out! I am soo thrilled that I do not want to post a picture of … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Top Book Choices of the Week


Looking for a fun way to teach your child about Arizona?  This one is filled with fun and wacky facts and children will find it lots of fun! It is great for homeschooling too! My son and I loved the activities and the fun facts!  Check out  www.LittleFiveStar.com for this one and many other great  books this holiday season! The next two books are part of a series and great for ages … [Read More...]

Jeff & Paige Mighty Wolf A Musical Trip into the Wild ...


Award-winning children's entertainers and Colorado family favorites Jeff & Page are poised to take center stage on the national scene with their fifth kid-friendly exploration of science and nature, Mighty Wolf,  released on November 20. Winner of the prestigious Parents' Choice® and Creative Child Magazine Awards, Jeff & Paige have perfected a playful performance style that combines … [Read More...]

KIDS FIRST! 2015 Holiday Gift Guide – DVDs Credit: KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org


As the holidays approach, you are looking for the perfect gift for that niece, nephew, sister-in-law and of course, your own kids and family members. You know what the people closest to you want and need, but those relatives who you don't see as often are a bit of a challenge. Check out our compilation of DVDs, Feature Films, Audio Recordings and E-Books to help you find the perfect gift for your … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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Get Flawless Skin with NYC New York Color Smooth Skin BB Trio These would also make great stocking stuffers!

Looking for products that will give you flawless looking skin? I know that I always am on the lookout for great beauty products! I received these New products from NYC New York Color and love them! They would also make great sticking stuffers! Smooth Skin BB Crème Bronzed Radiance ($3.99): Brighten and beautify your skin with this perfecting BB crème with a built-in bronzer that minimizes … [Read More...]


Olay Regenerist Mico-Sculpting Cream would make a great Holiday Gift!

Looking for a really good Anti-aging type of holiday gift this Holiday? I think that many moms would like to find this one in their sticking this Holiday! Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream hydrates to lift, firm and plump so you can delay the need for a cosmetic procedure. What I like best about this product is that it really does seem to work quickly! I have tried this Moisturizer for about … [Read More...]


Styling Iron Burn Treatment

Our mothers always said “it hurts to be beautiful,” and anyone who has ever suffered a curling iron mishap might agree.  Hair styling iron burns are the common result of misjudging the distance between hair and skin, a slip of the grip, or simply being in a hurry.   Often, they leave red, raised (hypertrophic scars) in the least convenient and hardest spots to treat – forehead, neck and … [Read More...]

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Hair Warrior is a Beauty Must-Have!

If the heat and sun are taking a toll on your hair, then you need to try Hair Warrior. Hair Warrior adds hydration and protection to your hair during physical activity and fitness. Apply it prior to yoga, running, hiking, or working out and Hair Warrior will work with your body heat to smooth, protect and condition each strand – preventing damage and strengthening your hair. Works on ALL hair … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Julian, Nov. 26  Pet of the Week

Julian, Thanksgiving Pet of the Week

You think that this is a smile! Wait until goofy, playful Julian gets his forever home! He’s 2 years old, loves a good scratch, and enjoys walking and hiking. He needs a little training, but he’s basically a very good dog. And during this season of gratitude, how great if he could be home for Thanksgiving! Meet Julian at Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal … [Read More...]


Pet Adoption Day at Camarillo Premium Outlets on November 21 Event features pet adoptions and local pet-friendly vendors

Camarillo Premium Outlets will be helping pets find loving fur-ever homes during a Pet Adoption Day on Saturday, November 21, in partnership with Ventura County Animal Services.   Shoppers and community members are encouraged to stop by Camarillo Premium Outlets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to check out the adorable furry friends, as well as get information from local pet groomers, mobile … [Read More...]

Darby, Nov. 19Pet of the Week

Darby is Pet of the Week!

This is Darby, an 8-year-old little girl who was left alone when her owner passed away. She’s used to a lot of love, so if you have it to give, she’s been spayed and ready to go home with you. Meet Darby on the shelter side of Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A551944. (This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.) Credit: Courtesy of the Companion … [Read More...]

Artemis, Nov. 12 Pet of the Week

Artemis is Pet of the Week!

Artemis was named for the Greek goddess of the wilderness, animals and nature. Shelter staff feels that this one-year-old Staffie is well named, as she’s energetic and would be a great companion on nature hikes. Artemis was a surrender because her owners lost their home, and she’d love to be the goddess gracing your hearth. Meet her on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East … [Read More...]