Featured SoCal Events and Services

Halloween Zoo-tacular Returns to the OC Zoo 10.27 First 100 Children in Costume Receive a Free Gift

The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the annual Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo located inside Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate the fall season with festive activities and the animals of the OC Zoo! Families are invited to bring their children to trick-or-treat, explore the zoo during a spooky scavenger hunt and create Halloween … [Read More...]

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Returns With Massive 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group is proud to announce the highly anticipated return of the most popular Halloween attraction in the country, the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. Hailing from the authentically haunted Old Zoo area of Griffith Park, the hayride will be back in full force starting Saturday, September 29th. Tickets are currently on sale with limited pre-sale tickets available until … [Read More...]

Don’t miss the Moms Meet WOW Summit November 2nd-3rd!

“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.” Are you a Mom? Are you a Blogger? You won't want to miss this fun event! The Moms Meet WOW Summit is held in Anaheim, CA and is a fun-filled two-day event. Hundreds of moms and mom bloggers attend and I am … [Read More...]

The Habit Burger Grill Serves Up French Onion Charburger October 3rd-November 21st!

     Looking for a delicious Burger to try this weekend? The Habit Burger Grill has you covered! Their New French Onion Charburger is absolutely delicious! But, you have to hurry because it is only available for a short time! I usually go for their Veggie Burger or one of their salads but this sounded interesting and so I just had to try it! My favorite thing about it is the sweet caramelized … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Pageant of the MONSTERS Returns to Festival of Arts Laguna Beach Oct. 2018 Resurrecting at the Festival of Arts this Halloween Season October 26, 27, 28, and 31

Just when you thought it was safe to go backstage the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a monster of a good time back to Laguna Beach. Only returning to the Festival grounds every five years, the Pageant of the Monsters will offer attendees a frightfully fun time with ghoulish tricks, treats, and “spook-tacular” art surprises October 26, 27, 28 and 31, … [Read More...]

Tips on How to Have a Relaxing Holiday

Even the most relaxing of holidays, like spa getaways and poolside vacations, might not necessarily be as relaxing as you think or hope they’re going to be when you book them. To make a holiday truly stress-free, you have to resolve to do a number of things yourself. If you want to actually relax on your next holiday, then you have to put that work phone down, you need to leave all of your … [Read More...]

Queen Mary’s Legendary Dark Harbor Unveils NEW Twists & Frights for DARKEST Season Yet

NEW Interactive Maze Paths, NEW Reimagined Event Footprint, Extreme Aerial & Fire Shows, New Maze Designs, More Ultimate Scream Tours, More Secret Bars, More Private Lairs, More Twisted Spirits 23 Nights of Terror September 27 - November 2, 2018. Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most authentically terrifying haunt, will once again rise from the depths on September 27, … [Read More...]

Debut of LATEST Alternative Fuel Vehicles at 13th Annual City of Santa Monica AltCar Expo Oct. 12-13

Electra Meccanica’s SOLO, Single-Passenger EV, to debut at 13th Annual AltCar Expo. Boasting the largest collection of hydrogen, electric and hybrid vehicles in the region, the 13th Annual City of Santa Monica AltCar Expo will return to Santa Monica on October 12-13, 2018 with brand new vehicles, speakers, and exhibitors to showcase the newest innovations of the alternative technology industry. … [Read More...]

Haunted Little Tokyo Returns for a Spooktacular Second Year Oct. 1 – 31

Go Little Tokyo for a Spooktacular Second Year of Haunted Little Tokyo October 1 - 31, 2018. Culminating with a Frightfully-Fun Costume Party on October 27 on 2nd Street in DTLA. Photo Courtesy of Haunted Little Tokyo  The Little Tokyo community welcomes you back for a month full of frightful fun as the neighborhood transforms into Haunted … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Paw Patrol Pumpkin Stencils and More!

It's time to get ready to carve some pumpkins! Go all out this year with one of the most fun, lasting Halloween traditions. Our Paw Patrol Pumpkin Stencils are the perfect way for you and the kids to create a masterpiece this year! You and the rest of the family are bound to find a stencil that you love for decorating your pumpkins this year. From Cars to Up, we have stencils from various … [Read More...]

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on October 9th! Have a fun Halloween themed Movie Party!

It's that time of year! It's Fall and Halloween is almost here! Hotel Transylvania 3 will be available on a Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on October 9th! How about having a fun Hotel Transylvania themed party with the kids? Check out this cool recipe! How about a sleepover? https://youtu.be/4Qvr5ksfaJc I received an exclusive HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 Movie Night Kit ( All items in the … [Read More...]

Forget Dealing With Stains For Good

Tired of dealing with stains when you are doing your laundry? Stain Devils will put your mind at ease in dealing with those pesky stains! I like that there are different ones for the different type of stains. I was quite impressed with how well #8 worked on juice stains! Every stain is a shame, but there are certain kinds of spots that are unspeakable. Whether it’s that time of the month or the … [Read More...]

Celebrate National Coffee Day with Melitta!

In advance of National Coffee Day  Saturday, 9/29, Melitta Coffee is taking a look back at their century-long commitment to innovation, spurring from founder, Melitta Bentz, the inventor of the pour-over. In fact, every time you take a sip of drip coffee it’s a nod to Melitta Bentz, who revolutionized the process back in 1908 when she invented pour-over coffee. We’ve come a long way since she … [Read More...]

Introducing Lika — Plant-Based Meals that don’t sacrifice flavor

Many people researching healthier diets have discovered the benefits of plant-based foods. Studies across the board agree that plant-based meals can boost your health by helping you maintain a healthy weight – along with decreasing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. However, implementing plant-based foods into your diet is often more difficult than it sounds. While … [Read More...]

Tips on Choosing After-School Activities from Go Organically Fruit Snacks

School’s back in session—and so are after-school activities! From soccer to singing to scouting, there’s certainly no shortage of kid-centric extracurricular programs where you can spend your time and hard-earned cash. But how do you know which ones are right for your kid? We’re here to help you find out!   Gauge Their Interests The best activity for your kid is the one they’re interested in. … [Read More...]

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Celebrate World Teachers’ Day with the Goliath Games Giveaway! Special SoCal City Kids Giveaway Opportunity too!

In honor of World Teachers’ Day, Goliath Games would like to recognize educators for their critical role in developing young minds. Goliath has launched a giveaway for five winners to receive a 14-game prize pack – 7 games for home and 7 games for their child’s classroom. Celebrate World Teachers’ Day by entering the Goliath Teachers’ giveaway. Open to US and Canada, participants have the … [Read More...]

Looking for Halloween Candy? R.M. Palmer has you covered!

    R.M. Palmer has some new tasty treats for Halloween 2018!  These confections offer great taste, vibrant packaging, and frighteningly excellent value. Included in this year’s Halloween line are these spooktacular products: I think my ultimate favorite may be the Yummie Mummies! Imagine white chocolate flavored candy with peanut butter! Yum! A white chocolate shell filled with creamy … [Read More...]

No Need to Choose Between Bacon, Ham or Sausage…Dunkin’s New All You Can Meat Breakfast Sandwich Has Them All Sweet news: Brand will serve free Donut Fries with each Iced Coffee purchase from 2 to 6 PM October 5 – 7!

Special October offers include two Bacon, Egg & Cheese breakfast sandwiches for $5 all day, and Iced Coffee for only $2 from 2 to 6 PM! Meat lovers have met their perfect match at Dunkin’. No longer must ordering a breakfast sandwich force a furious compromise over which one and only one classic meat to enjoy, as Dunkin’ is now bringing bacon, ham and sausage together into a single sandwich … [Read More...]

Aquarium of the Pacific’s Fourteenth Annual Southeast Asia Day Celebrates Vibrant Local Communities Giveaway Opportunity!

Dance, music, and crafts from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, and Myanmar transform the Aquarium into an international destination  Live performances of traditional music and dance, and cultural craft demonstrations and displays, will help transform the Aquarium into an international destination during its fourteenth annual Southeast Asia Day. During the festival children can … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Spooktacular Halloween Fun -“Happy Haunted Halloween” by Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies

Chicago's most energetic band that rocks for kids, the award-winning Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies, goes all out for the season of ghosts and goblins with their fourth album, Happy Haunted Halloween, set for release on October 5, 2018. With plenty of treats and maybe a few tricks up its sleeve, Happy Haunted Halloween offers something for everyone who loves Halloween: spooky songs about … [Read More...]

First Man: The Man Behind One Of The Most Famous Events In Human History

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie explores the sacrifices … [Read More...]

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Hallow – Funny, Spooky, Mysterious and Fun

While collecting junk one day, best friends Sonny and Sam meet Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished "Goosebumps" book by R.L. Stine. Hoping to start his own family, Slappy kidnaps Sonny's mother and brings all of his ghoulish friends back to life -- just in time for Halloween. As the sleepy town becomes overrun with monsters, witches and other mysterious creatures, Sonny joins … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Olay Foaming Whip Body Wash is a Must-Try!

This breakthrough shower foam will change everything you think you know about foaming body wash. While other foams quickly dissolve into a watery solution that washes down the drain, Olay Foaming Whip lathers instantly into a thick and luxurious foam that literally defies gravity. Where other foams fall, Olay Foaming Whip flips. The difference A first-of-its-kind foam that envelops skin in a rich … [Read More...]

Fall Beauty Must-Haves from Rimmel London!

Fall is almost here even if it still seems like Summer! Here are some new beauty must-haves from Rimmel London! Wonder’fully Real Mascara is my new favorite to-go-to Mascara! It really makes my eyelashes look fuller! I like the brush on this one and I love that it is affordable! Retails for around $5.99 and easily found at Target and other retailers. It's available in Black, … [Read More...]

Mangiacotti’s Mini Lip Repair is a Beauty Must this time of year!

Are you looking for Lip Care with a very simple ingredient list? I finally found one! Introducing Mangiacotti’s Mini Lip Repair a trio of 1.5 inch travel sized, on-the-go, non GMO, ALL Organic, all-natural lip balms. These miracle lip treatments provide a subtle surface shine and crazy soft and supple feel while penetrating deep into the dermis to hydrate, nourish, moisturize and protect … [Read More...]

I love the Gracieux Beauty Super Fruits Antioxidant Masque! This one is a Beauty-Must-Buy!

  Looking for a great Facial Masque that has natural & organic ingredients and leaves your skin feeling clean and softer? I just love the Gracieux Beauty Super Fruits Antioxidant Masque! My skin actually feels smoother! They combine Blueberry, Cranberry, Oregon Grape, Bayberry, Cayenne and Seabuckthorn. I am truly impressed with the natural ingredients in this Masque. It's super … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Personalizedcart is the site to check out!

Looking for a Personalized Collar for your Pet? Personalizedcart has you covered.  I received a really cool Pet Collar for our Pup Bink! I just love the quality and the colors. They also have Pet Tags that can be personalized. What I really love about this site is that they have wonderful gifts for everyone on your list! There are gifts for women, gifts for men and such a variety of personalized … [Read More...]

Celebrate with Fido’s Fresh Halloween Looks from zulily!

Looking for Halloween costumes for your pets? For those who find it too “ruff” to be away from Fido this All Hallows’ Eve enter zulily –  the online retailer known for its unique and fun assortment of pet and animal-themed merchandise, has rounded up this year’s top-selling pet Halloween costumes! From Ewok-adorable to mythical mania, we’re not “lion” around when we say these are must-have … [Read More...]

Steely Dan, Oct. 12th Pet of the Week!

Steely Dan has a steely look made even more piercing by his mesmerizing, deep-blue eyes that seem to follow you wherever you go. He’s a male lynx point, about 5 years old who’s both beautiful to look at and a charming fellow. Wanna be a Steely Dan groupie? Meet him on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A612703—and Rikki, don’t lose … [Read More...]

Sable, Oct. 4th Pet of the Week!

Sable, named for his sleek, dark, burnished fur, is pure love. He purrs his way into the hearts of shelter staff, volunteers and visitors whenever he’s picked up. No one wants to put him down, but for some odd reason, he hasn’t gone home yet. He’s just a baby—16 weeks old—and he’s the only guilt-free way to take home a Sable! Meet him on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 … [Read More...]