Featured SoCal Events and Services

Universal Studios Hollywood to Celebrate Lunar New Year with Kung Fu Panda’s Po and Tigress & Mandarin-Speaking MEGATRON January 21 to February 5

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The “Year of the Rooster” gets a wake-up call from DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda stars, Po and Tigress when they make their first-ever appearance during Universal Studios Hollywood’s annual Lunar New Year. The event is included in the price of theme park admission and will take place from Saturday, January 21 to Sunday, February 5, 2017. A highlight of the time-honored tradition will … [Read More...]

Discover Boats at Every Budget at the 2017 Los Angeles Boat Show® January 19-22, 2017 Giveaway Opportunity!

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Southern California’s largest boat sales event premieres at the Fairplex in Pomona, offering boating and outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to see, board, and buy new boats, gear and marine accessories. The Los Angeles Boat Show takes place January 19-22, 2017 at Fairplex in Pomona (1101 W McKinley Ave, Entrance 17; Pomona, CA 91768). The Los Angeles Boat Show is the ultimate destination … [Read More...]

From Wheels to Waves & Icy Wonderlands to Infinity and Beyond! DISNEY ON ICE presents WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT Coming To the Southland December 15, 2016 – January 8, 2017 **By Popular Demand, Featuring Magical Moments From #1 Animated Movie of all Time, Frozen**

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      Rev up for non-stop family fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to the Southland. This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen.  Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Worlds … [Read More...]

Visit New ‘SANTA HQ’ at Lakewood Center this Holiday Season!

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Santa is all about the experience and this year Lakewood Center has partnered with HGTV to present “Santa HQ.” Families are invited to experience the wonder of Santa’s workshop in the digital age. Exciting interactive technology transforms and customizes the experience. This engaging new version of a visit with Santa uses digital tools to offer an augmented reality environment and a thoroughly … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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Tips to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

1) Organize your workplace, school or community group. Maximize your impact by organizing a group to serve the community with an activity done at your own location in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Choose a local charity and determine the best way for your group to show support. Ideas include packing snack bags for after school programs, collecting coats and hats for a homeless shelter, planting … [Read More...]

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SpacePop Galentine’s Day Sleepover Sweepstakes

 Macmillan Kids is having a Sweepstakes in conjunction with Sony and SpacePop for an incredible Galentine's Day Sweepstakes offer. Winners would enter to win at: http://www.spacepopgirls.com/sweepstakes. The last day to enter is 1/31/2017, and prizes will be shipped the first week of February. The prize pack is worth over $500 and includes: Prize: One (1) Grand Prize winner will … [Read More...]

Benjamin Franklins Electric Birthday Celebration Saturday January 14

Come celebrate the birthday of our Founding Father Ben Franklin! Highlights of the day include two special presentations by Dr. Franklin himself in the Museum’s Heritage Theatre, working tours of the Museum's collection, and printing of colonial souvenirs. Join all the festivities with birthday cake, punch and more. Rumors abound that George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson and … [Read More...]

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The Queen Mary Introduces Local Band Hangout New Live Music Series Every Third Thursday in the​ ​Art Deco Observation Bar Halle Johnson and Black Noise Kick-off Series January 19, 2017

Long Beach’s iconic Queen Mary unveils Local Band Hangout, the hottest new spot to spend Thursday nights. Listen to top local artists and up-and-coming bands while experiencing the wonders of the majestic ship every third Thursday of each month. The new concert series kicks-off Thursday, January 19 at 8 p.m. with Halle Johnson and Black Noise performing live in the historic Observation Bar.  … [Read More...]

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One lucky kiddo will be a #zulilycutie!

zulily has launched the second installment of their#zulilycutie contest!  zulily is ALL about inspiring their fans to share the unique and special #zulilycutie in their life on social media! So in celebration of all the cuties out there, they are hosting their first-ever contest to find their second OFFICIAL #zulilycutie who will be the face of an upcoming zulily campaign! So, what is a … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Go Fish #EatMoreSeafood Sweepstakes: Chicken of the Sea rewards Americans for eating more fish

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A leading seafood provider is rewarding the public with gift cards and other incentives for heeding sweeping new federal guidelines that call on Americans to add significantly more seafood to their diet. Chicken of the Sea has launched #EatMoreSeafood Go Fish! Challenge to incentivize Americans to adopt the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020  that call for substituting seafood for other … [Read More...]

Fruit of the Loom for the Winter!

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I love these products from Fruit of the Loom! Fruit of the Loom Jogger: Sizes: S-2XL MSRP: $6.94-$8.94 Retailer Availability: Walmart, Walmart.com Colors: Indigo Ink Heather, Loam Heather, Blue My Mind Heather, Burgundy Merlot, Steel Gray Heather, Charcoal Heather, Black. I like these sweats because they are comfy and warm..just perfect for the Winter!  I also like the quality … [Read More...]

CiPU Diaper Bag is the Way to Travel in Style with your Baby! Roomy & Stylish!

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Are you looking for a high-quality diaper bag?  The  CiPU Diaper Bag is stylish, roomy and great for travels with your baby. I like that it is a good size and fits all the necessities and is perfect for weekend travels. I received one in a blue color (see the photo above) and I just love it! I do not have a little one so I gave this as a gift to a friend who has a one-year-old. She also loves it … [Read More...]

Mama B. Designs has Teamed up with March of Dimes for a Special Reason!

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Mama B. Designs (mamabdesigns.com) has a new official partnership with March of Dimes, offering boutique fashion that gives back. The goal: to stylishly spread prematurity awareness. Now, I think that is a pretty special goal! My son was born a couple weeks early and spent some time in NICU so I also feel that this is such an important cause! Mama B. Designs is a mom-owned … [Read More...]

pHur Organic Disinfecting Water and Cleaner is a Must-Try for the New Year!

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    Looking for a more natural, healthier way to clean this New Year! pHur Organic Disinfecting Water and Cleaner is a Must-Try! Water + Salt + Science became pHur’s magic formula. And thanks to painstaking, multi-year testing, it was registered as a proven disinfectant with the EPA on both Federal and State levels. It is already making a difference in the Healthcare industry, replacing … [Read More...]

Welch’s Fruit Snacks Christmas Challenge!

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     NEW Welch's Christmas Fruit Snacks are a great one for Christmas baking this holiday season! I recently participated in A Welch's Fruit Snacks Christmas Challenge and decorated Christmas cookies with fruit snacks! As you may have read, I also suggested them as a Stocking Stuffer this holiday! There are so many different ways you can decorate goodies this holiday bu using Welch;s … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Beloved Children’s Troubadour Raffi To Celebrate 40 Years Of Music With Best Of Raffi! Giveaway Opportunity!

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  CAREER-SPANNING ALBUM MARKS THE ARTIST’S FIRST COLLECTION OF HITS. TO BE RELEASED OUTSIDE OF CANADA; FAMILY CONCERTS THIS WINTER AND SPRING. Rounder Records is thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of Best Of Raffi, a career-spanning collection, celebrating 40 years of hits from the legendary children’s entertainer. Due out February 10, 2017, Best Of Raffi will mark the … [Read More...]

Rock Dog in Movie Theaters on February 24th! Special #RockDog Giveaway Opportunity!

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https://youtu.be/UVwFM2PukSE I can't wait to see this one! We have teamed up for a fun Movie Promo Giveaway! One winner will win the following: tambourine, kid's beanie, temporary tattoos, and screening passes to see the film once it's released in theaters. To enter, watch the trailer above and tell us why you would love to see the movie! Deadline to enter is January 20th, 2017 at noon … [Read More...]

Happy Healthy New Year Giveaway from Mommy Scene 1/5 to 1/19

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We are excited to bring you this Happy Healthy New Year Giveaway coordinated by Mommy Scene and featuring some fun products to help your family be a little healthier this year! Happy Healthy New Year Giveaway Prizes Pure Hazelwood baby necklace & Munch Mitt teething mitten. Chub Chub Baby PouchBuddy feeding attachment that screws onto the spout of many standard and reusable baby food … [Read More...]

It’s a New Year! You need a New Calendar to start off the New Year! I love the Krispy Kreme Calendar! You can color it and it has coupons! Special Donut Giveaway Opportunity!

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       The New Year is here and you know that you need a New Calendar! Krispy Kreme has a Calendar that you can color. Did you know that coloring can help with Stress? It seems to work for me when I find the time. This year that is one of my resolutions! Not to color but in general, spend more time on Me and letting go of unnecessary stress! So, it means more yoga, more walks and at least … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Breakthrough Children’s Book Wins for Unique Story That Highlights Girl Empowerment & Diversity While Raising Money for Healthcare Non-Profit

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        “The Gift of Gift” ($17.99, Umiya Publishing), the second book in the acclaimed Super Amazing Princess Heroes series, has been awarded the prestigious Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Medal as one of the best children’s books of 2016. A tale of compassion, heroism and visionary thinking, "The Gift of Gift" features the three main Super Amazing Princess Heroes – Kinney, Oceana, and Sammie … [Read More...]

Hidden Figures – What an Inspiration!

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Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Talia J. comments, “This absolutely fantastic film will inspire so many people to never give up on their dreams and talents. It shows that you can do anything if you put your mind to it.” Arjun N. adds, “The … [Read More...]

Bunyan & Babe – A Treasure with a Big Message about Being Small

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Travis (Johnny Orlando) and his sister Whitney visit their grandparents for the summer and stumble upon the evil plan of a greedy land developer (Kelsey Grammer) to steal the land of the town's longtime residents.  While running from one of the developer's goons, Travis falls through a magical portal which transports him to the world of American hero, Paul Bunyan (John Goodman) & his pet ox, … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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HandPicked Beauty Box Subscription is a New Year Beauty Must-Buy!

Looking for a great way to try new beauty products and pamper yourself? The HandPicked Beauty Box is a Must-Try! I received the December box (at a discount to review) and was quite impressed! You don't receive little trial samples of anything like many other beauty boxes! These are also quality products! I received 5 full size products that are beauty name brands that I love! The price … [Read More...]

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Low Wedge Heels by Zooshoo are a Must-Buy! Cute & super comfy!

If you are looking for cute and comfy Basic Slip On Heels perfect for work, then these are a real must-buy! I love the low wedge heel and how comfy they are. My feet are not achey by the end of my work day! I love the color I received because black goes with so many different colors. I highly recommend! They are also available in a variety of other colors! You can purchase on Amazon.com. … [Read More...]

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SwissVita Facial Cleanser is a Beauty Must-Try!

     Looking for a new Facial Cleanser this New Year! Micrite 3D All Use Cleanser Cream by SwissVita is a must! I like it because it cleans my face really well without over-drying my skin. It also leaves my skin feeling fresher and more hydrated. It removes makeup easily and doesn't have a strong unpleasant scent. I like that it washes off easily and only a small amount is needed at a time so … [Read More...]

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Beauty Must-Have for the New Year! Foundation from Rimmel tops my list of Beauty Must-Haves!

It's a New Year! Looking for beauty products to try in the New Year?  Foundation by Rimmel tops my list! My favorite is the Match Perfection foundation because it leaves my skin feeling hydrated, has long-lasting coverage and isn't heavy. It even helps with dark circles! Now, how cool is that?! You can find it at many CVS, Walmart and Target locations and is available in 14 different … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

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KZ is Pet of the Week!

KZ, a 6-year-old basset hound/pit bull mix, was dropped off by his owner at our shelter because he has a small mass on the neck. It doesn’t seem to affect the rest of him in any way, particularly his cuteness! He’s a little shy at first, but once he gets the idea that you love him for who he is, he’s ready to play! Meet KZ on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring … [Read More...]

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Luna, New Year’s Pet of the Week!

Luna is dressed up in a warm little Princess Leia sweater. She’s a social little 2-year-old tan Chihuahua who’s lived with birds, kids and other dogs. In honor of a beloved actress and character, Luna says, “Help me, big-hearted human—you’re my only hope!” Meet Luna on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A554473.   (The … [Read More...]

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Tips for Traveling with Pets from Our Friends at Camp Bow Wow®

Flying with your pet: If you are going to take your pet on an airplane, it is important to determine whether your pet will need a crate or a carrier. Larger dogs will fly in a crate in the cargo, and smaller dogs that fit into a carrier can fly in the plane. Make sure you find out the requirements for your dog prior to booking your flight. Familiarize your pet with its crate or carrier: … [Read More...]

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Rudy is Pet Of The Week!

Rudy, 5 years old, has an expressive face and beautiful flame-point Siamese fur. Rudy has a heart murmur and may require some veterinary care, but other than that, his heart is a loving one—he’s affectionate and adores cuddling and being petted. Meet Rudy at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A583049.   (This rescue encouraged by the usual … [Read More...]