Featured SoCal Events and Services

A fiesta with the fishes for all ages with interactive Latin music, painting, dance & more AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC HOSTS 16TH ANNUAL BAJA SPLASH CULTURAL FESTIVAL THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 23 AND 24, 2017, AND ANNOUNCES HONOREES

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  In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its sixteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event will feature bilingual environmental educational programs, including films and underwater presentations with divers; and … [Read More...]

San Pedro’s Family-Oriented & Pet-Friendly Brouwerij West Highlights Free Indie Music with Summer Concert Series: Sunday, September 24, 2017 BROUWERIJ WEST’S FREE INDEPENDENT SUMMER MUSIC SERIES CONTINUES POPFUJI IV: 2017


Photo Credit: Amy Graves Photography. Brouwerij West’s family-friendly and pets welcome summer concert series, Popfuji, continues with its 4th free day of local indie music of the summer on Sunday, September 24rd from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm. The September line-up features: Caught a Ghost: Already influential in the music world with their songs featured in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”, Fox’s … [Read More...]

Yogurtland Introduces Ice Cream! New Indulgent Premium Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, Available For a Limited Time Only, Gives Fans Another Choice to Capitalize on the Industry’s Most Extensive Topping Bar


Beginning August 29, Yogurtland is giving everyone’s sweet tooth a reason to rejoice with the limited time addition of premium chocolate and vanilla ice cream.  The new serve yourself ice cream gives Yogurtland fans an indulgent option to create their own customized treat. With the addition of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, Yogurtland is providing a one-stop shop for all to enjoy.  Yogurtland … [Read More...]

The 2nd Annual Southern California Boat Show Docks at San Pedro’s Cabrillo Way Marina in Los Angeles Harbor September 28th – October 1st, 2017


The Southern California Boat Show made waves after its inaugural event last fall, and is returning to showcase the latest power and sailboat models, plus a variety of accessories, electronics, engines, gear and services. The 4-day event will feature some of L.A.’s best gourmet food trucks, a beer garden and daily interactive seminars on a variety of topics. From trawlers, cruisers, sportfishers, … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

How Might a Parent Shift Change the Life of You and Your Child?

You can work from 4 P.M. to midnight, from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., or have the type of career that has you working various shifts and schedules as needed by your employer. For most parents, doing whatever it takes to pay the bills can have serious implications on quality of life. Parents who have attended Duquesne University to complete a DNP or FNP have the option of working what’s called a parent … [Read More...]

Kids Are Exercising More, and That’s Good for Their Mind

A recent report revealed that children in Southern California are actually among the most active in the country. They engage in more physical activities and they exercise more regularly, resulting in a more active and healthier life in general. The landscape of Southern California may have a lot to do with this fact. Exercising is not only good for the body; it’s also good for the mind. Since … [Read More...]


Ruby’s Diner Raised $25,000 for CHOC Walk in the Park Fundraiser

Ruby’s Diner founder, executive team and team members from across the Southern California region rallied together on Sunday, August 27 to participate in Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Walk in the Park at Disneyland. The Ruby’s Diner team raised $25,000 in cash and in-kind donations, to help protect the health and well-being of children throughout Southern California.   “It … [Read More...]

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San Diego Restaurant Week, Sep. 24-Oct 1, Gives Back to Community

 The long anticipated 13th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, September 24th through Sunday, October 1st for an edible extravaganza with over 180 reasons to say YUM! With so much to dish about, the lesser known side of San Diego Restaurant Week and the San Diego County Chapter of the California Restaurant Association often flies under the radar: a community centered, philanthropic … [Read More...]

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Montebello Community looks forward to dance performance and delicious treats in observance of the month-long celebration

The Shops at Montebello invites the local community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, between September 15 and October 15, by paying tribute of the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens with Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean and Central and South American ancestry. The center will host special events and programming, including:   Saturday, September 23: The Shops at … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Perfect Bars are nutritious and delicious!


"I received the product for free from MomsMeet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided (in products) and this page may contain affiliate links." I recently received some nutritious bars called Perfect Bars and I have to admit I wasn't sure about them. I have tried other nutritious bars and well...thought that they were simply "okay" but were … [Read More...]

It’s Time to Start Using Flour Sack Towels in Your Kitchen Again


Are you looking for high-quality flour sack kitchen towels made of 100% cotton? Well, you can buy those blank flour sack towels in bulk from Southern California based Mary's Kitchen Towels: https://www.floursacktowels.com. There used to be a time when homemakers would turn leftover flour sacks into sheets, clothing, and kitchen towels. Undoubtedly, flour sack towels have proven to be an … [Read More...]

zulily Presents: Fall for You,” a First-Ever Interactive Facebook Live Styling and Shopping Experience, Highlighting Fall Fashion Trends for All Women Online Retailer Celebrates Women of all Silhouettes with Five-Day Fashion Event Featuring Body Inclusive Brands that Turn the Runway into the Real Way


From chic velvet dresses to stylish over-the-knee boots, it’s time to get your wardrobe ready with the hottest fashion trends that fall has to offer. To help women navigate the must-have styles this season and find their perfect match, zulily, the online retailer obsessed with bringing special finds every day to its customers, is launching “zulily Presents: Fall for You,” a series of shoppable … [Read More...]

Raindrop nebulizing diffuser for aromatherapy by Organic Aromas is a must-buy! Would make a great gift!


        Looking for a great way to make your room smell great? This is one great product! An Organic Aromas® Nebulizing Diffuser™ is a great choice! I received the Raindrop 2.0 Nebulizing Essential Oil Diffuser to try out and I love how well it works and all the different colors! It's simply beautiful and I like the quality. But, yes I have to admit my favorite thing is the variety of colors. … [Read More...]

Starting with Soil is a fun app to teach kids about Organic Food! The Whole Kids Foundation launched Starting With Soil this Summer!


      The Whole Kids Foundation this Summer launched Starting with Soil, a free tablet-based organic education app available via Google Play and the App Store that provides a fun way for kids and parents to learn the meaning of organic and where organic food comes from. I had the opportunity to check it out and also received some gifts to grow our own garden. We currently are growing Sweet … [Read More...]

The Safe Way to Add Fragrance to Your Home! This one would also make a great gift!

Spa Day Mix Tin

Looking for a safer alternative to candles? Something that will make your room smell great? I absolutely love this product and it would also make a great gift and we know the holidays will be here before we know it!  Happy Wax sent me samples to review and I am quite impressed! Happy Wax provides a safe alternative to candles and even traditional melters. The warmer is, of course, flameless, … [Read More...]

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GourmetGiftBaskets.com Launches National “15 & Me Selfie Search” Online Gifting Company Kicks Off 15th Birthday Countdown, Offering Consumers 17 Ways To Win

One of the top U.S. online gifting companies is celebrating its first 15 years of business in a fun, unique way, shining the spotlight on the countless customers who have contributed to this major milestone. At 11:15 a.m. (ET)today, "GourmetGiftBaskets.com's 15 & Me Selfie Search" will launch, offering more than $2,000 in prizes. The $22 million ecommerce company, which provides hundreds of … [Read More...]


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A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home. https://youtu.be/kIv_ConaZ1c We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win the … [Read More...]

Share your #Fail photo and win BIG with MAM!


       Multiple little fingers crammed into the nose. Spontaneous, hysterical crying. Projectile spit-up all over the cute new outfit. What does your funniest #fail photo of your child(ren) look like? Share with MAM and they'll select three winners to win a $100 prepaid card and a $100 pack of MAM goodies! Enter here: www.facebook.com/mambabyusa   Follow … [Read More...]

When’s My Birthday?

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NEW definitive birthday book for kids. Illustrated by Caldecott honoree and New York Times bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson, WHEN'S MY BIRTHDAY? is a boisterous celebration of everything that is wonderful about birthdays.   WHEN'S MY BIRTHDAY? has an updated concept that focuses on the idea of patience for youngsters who simply can't wait for their next birthday, complimented by … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Learn Your Messy ABCs with Oscar the Grouch & his Sesame Street Friends!

The Messy Alphabet Book

Looking for the perfect alphabet book? This one is fun and is personalized with your child's name! It's also approved by Oscar the Grouch! “You know, it seems like every alphabet book I read is full of nice, clean things like cute kittens, cuddly puppies, and shiny new toys. I think it’s time for a new alphabet book, a MESSY alphabet book.” — Oscar the Grouch   In Sesame Street: The Messy … [Read More...]

Floogals: Mission Complete – A wonderful way for younger kids to learn about Planet Earth!


Join the Floogals on a mission of discovery as they explore Earth and the funny hoomans who live there! Each day, Captain Fleeker, First Officer Flo and Junior Boomer encounter something that sparks their curiosity, setting in motion the day s research project and triggering an exciting adventure! First, the Floogals have an adventure in which they must learn the difficult task of assembling the … [Read More...]

Monster Island – Unique Storyline and Great Animation


When not-so-popular Lucas finds out he is not really a human, but actually a monster, the news changes his whole world!  Embarking on a quest to Monster Island to discover his real roots, Lucas undergoes a journey he will never forget.  He finds himself face to face with more tentacles, fangs and far-out situations than he can shake one of his new wings at. Ultimately Lucas learns that being a … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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NEW! Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Exotic Street Styles Fall Collection! I love these shades! Inspired from street style near and far, embrace color with Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure® Fall Collection.

     Inspired by rich and vibrant colors, the new Complete Salon Manicure™ Fall Collection by Sally Hansen adds the dose of color and vivacity the stylish woman dreams of. The embraces an array of colors seen in exotic fabrics and textiles from around the globe. Middle eastern fabrics and vivid Moroccan prints are trending both on and off the catwalk. Sally Hansen has infused their 6 hot limited … [Read More...]

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Experience Burke Williams Signature Services at Special Pricing Say goodbye to summer and hello to relaxation and enjoy special pricing during the back to school season

Burke Williams welcomes guests to rejuvenate from the busy summer season with select services, now available at a special price. Unwind with Burke Williams’ Pure Relaxation Massage, a personalized Swedish massage that blends long, flowing and circulatory strokes to restore calm to the mind and body. Experience the ultimate in skincare with a signature Spa Style Facial that includes 22-point … [Read More...]


Matthew McConaughey helps Kiehl’s raise Autism Awareness; Project benefits Autism Speaks

Kiehl’s Since 1851, the 166-year-old skincare company, announced that it will partner with Academy Award-Winning actor Matthew McConaughey for its 2017 Global Philanthropic Program to benefit Autism Speaks. The partnership will include a social awareness initiative and the release of the Kiehl’s x Matthew McConaughey Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream, a limited-edition version of one of the … [Read More...]


Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is a must for Summer Skin!

Is your skin dried out from the summer sun? Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is the solution! It will end your dry skin for good as it contains two soothing and restorative ingredients — allantoin and panthenol — to ease dry, itchy and uncomfortable skin. I like that it is not greasy and that it really leaves my skin softer! I love using this one after a shower! Price: 8oz., $7.99 and … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Stewie, September 21 Pet of the Week

Stewie is Pet of the Week!

What begins with s? Well…shih tzu mix, soft, serious expression, super-sweet (that’s two s’s!)—and Stewie, who’s all those things. Stewie’s about 9 years old and has a mellow disposition. He’d make a lovely lapdog as well as a possible companion for another dog—he appears to get along quite well with other dogs. Meet Stewie on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring … [Read More...]

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Nermal is Pet of the Week!

Except for her lovely gray coat, Nermal is about as different as she can be from her Garfield namesake. For one, she’s not an annoying pest—she’s sweet, chatty and a little shy at first. She’s also a female and only 3 years old. Although the expression on her face is one as having been caught with a paw in the treat jar, she’s very mellow and would never pull anything like that! Meet Nermal at … [Read More...]


Cats Go Crazy for SqueezeUp Treats, the First Interactive Wet Cat Treat!

https://youtu.be/aMNtWYQiijo Delectables SqueezeUp, available in Chicken and Tuna flavors, is a rich, thick puree in a lickable tube that provides cats with a fun and delicious treat! Our cats love these even my picky Cat Titan who does not even eat can food! Ideal as an in-between meal treat or as a savory topper for dry food, Delectables SqueezeUp's convenient, single-serve tubes provide … [Read More...]

Tommy, Sept. 7 Pet of the WEek

Tommy is Pet of the Week!

Big, furry Tommy is one of the senior residents of our shelter at City of Long Beach Animal Care Services. At 13, he’s a lover—shy at first but loving when he gets to know you. He’s got some good golden years left, and he’d love to spend them getting to know someone who will provide a home and security. Meet Tommy at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for … [Read More...]