Featured SoCal Events and Services

Festival of Human Abilities January 26-27, 2019 celebrating the creative abilities of people with disabilities at The Aquarium of the Pacific Giveaway Opportunity!

The Rollettes Photo Credit: Tiffany Brito Celebrate the talents and creativity of people with disabilities at the Aquarium on the weekend of Jan. 26-27, and enjoy live music, dance, art, and demonstrations.  At the Festival of Human Abilities, visitors can watch performances and learn unique adaptive skills taught by artists and other experts with disabilities. Featured at the festival are … [Read More...]

Ben Franklin’s Electric Birthday Celebration Sat. Jan. 19th 2019 @ The International Printing Museum, Carson, CA

Ben Franklin (P.D. Soinski) is about to perform some “shocking” electrical experiments during "The Ben Franklin Electric Birthday Celebration"  Sat. Jan. 19th 2019 @ The International Printing Museum in Carson, CA Ben Franklin's Electric Birthday Celebration International Printing Museum   315 W. Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745  Saturday Jan.19th 2019 11:00 … [Read More...]

Something to do this Holiday Season! See the King Tut Exhibit at the California Science Center! Don't miss your final chance to see King Tut's treasures before they leave the U.S.! Extended to January 13th, 2019!

Looking for something fun and educational to do this upcoming holiday break? How about seeing the King Tut Exhibit before it leaves the California Science Center? My son and I checked it out a while ago and found it so interesting! KING TUT: Treasure of the Golden Pharaoh, an extraordinary and exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb is something … [Read More...]

Don’t miss the L.A. Zoo Lights at the L.A. Zoo!

Don't miss this fun time at the Los Angeles Zoo! This is when the Zoo transforms into a holiday wonderland with a disco ball forest, whimsical 3-D animations, a glowing “Northern Lights” featuring animal constellations that come to life, and so much more. For the first time ever, the L.A. Zoo Lights experience will include picturesque Elephant Circle, which will be transformed into a kaleidoscopic … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Miguel’s Jr. Kicks Off 2019 with $3.49 Burrito and Drink Combo for Limited Time

For a limited time, Miguel’s Jr. is offering guests their famous Bean, Rice & Cheese Burrito combined with any regular fountain drink for just $3.49. Miguel’s Jr.’s infamous three-ingredient burrito is the one that started it all and is made with their homemade, slow cooked refried beans, Spanish rice, and premium cheddar cheese. Upgrade to a wet style burrito for just $0.50 more to enjoy a … [Read More...]

Best Activities For Kids In Los Angeles

Los Angeles is renowned for the crazy nightlife, Hollywood and the numerous celebrities that you can see running around the streets. Many tourists visit simply because of the glamour but if you decide to travel with your kids, you should be aware of the fact that there are so many things that can be done. With this in mind, choose your preferred Los Angeles vacation home rentals, allow yourself … [Read More...]

World Premiere by Juan Pablo Contreras Opens LA Chamber Orch’s IN FOCUS Series

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster Margaret Batjer PHOTO CREDIT: Michael Burke LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA-COMMISSIONED WORLD PREMIERE BY JUAN PABLO CONTRERAS OPENS THIS SEASON’S IN FOCUS SERIES, CURATED BY CONCERTMASTER MARGARET BATJER Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7:30 pm, at Moss Theater Friday, February 15, 2019, 7:30 pm, at Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington In … [Read More...]

5 Things to Do in Los Angeles With Kids

Los Angeles is a city filled with many things to do. Here are 5 things to do in Los Angeles with your kids on your next visit. When it comes to tourist destinations, Los Angeles is a monster. The city keeps breaking its own tourism records, and in 2017 boasted 48.3 million visitors, a 2.2% increase from the previous year. This makes sense, given the city's rich history, cultural … [Read More...]

Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County Debut Two Offers of Free Onsite General Admission: LAUSD Students and Chaperones During LAUSD Strike, and Furloughed Federal Employees During Shutdown

    LAUSD students and chaperones: offer good Monday-Friday from January 14 until the end of the strike Federal employees: offer good Monday-Friday during the month of January. In response to the uncertainty around the LAUSD strike and federal shutdown, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) will offer free onsite general admission to all LAUSD students and … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Cuddle up in a two-person ‘Double-Header’ Sweater from Zulily for V-Day!

      Valentine’s Day is upon us, and e-tailer Zulily is providing the ultimate way to bond with the ones you love – a Valentine’s Day Double-Header Sweater!  Whether you’re celebrating with your besties, your parents, your partner or even your pet, we’ve got the ultimate gift and some interesting stats to go along with it… A recent survey by online retailer Zulily has the low down on all things … [Read More...]

Dress Outside the Box with These Traditional Wedding Outfits, Sans White

While many women dream of donning a traditional white gown on their wedding day, there are plenty of reasons why some wouldn’t want to, and plenty of women who don’t. Your wedding day is the most special day of your life, which is why it’s totally understandable if you want to wear something a little more unique, memorable, and in many cases, more comfortable than a traditional wedding dress. … [Read More...]

Sparkling NYE Cocktails are a must for New Years Eve! Sparkling Ice has you covered! Check out some of these recipes! There are even some great mocktail ones!

Cranberry Citrus Fizz INGREDIENTS 1 oz. Cranberry Juice ½ oz Orange Juice Juice of Half a Lime 5 oz Sparkling Ice Cranberry Frost 1 ½ oz Vodka DIRECTIONS In a tumbler, mix cranberry juice, orange juice and juice of half a lime. Add ice, shake and strain into your glass of choice. Top with Sparkling Ice Cranberry Frost and garnish with a lime twist. Prosecco Superiore Cranberry … [Read More...]

Last Minute Holiday Gift Suggestions!

Looking for some more gift ideas? Kids will love building with these! Strictly Briks provides educational toys that allow children to dream, create, build and imagine amazing things - all while helping them grow into engineers, designers, inventors, and problem solvers. They really can get quite creative with these! They will also love these! Geomagworld When it comes to STEM … [Read More...]

Time to buy Stocking Stuffers!

Looking for some ideas to fill the Christmas Stockings? Here are a few of my favorites! The Slug is 30g of pure peanut butter, double squished to smooth, lightly salted and squashed into a foil tube. Aka a shot of the world's finest peanut butter Founded in 2007 by Pic Picot, New Zealand-based Pic’s Peanut Butter is New Zealand's #1 selling peanut butter and sold in 13 countries around … [Read More...]

Holiday Gift Suggestions for the Family!

The holidays are here and time for shopping! Here are some of my favorite gift suggestions! Looking for a Family Friendly Card Game? Engaging in meaningful conversations with children has become increasingly difficult in today’s online world. Luckily, Vertellis has introduced a new edition to their popular card games for parents and their children over 8-years-old that re-enforces … [Read More...]

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Share Your Funny #babytroublemaker Stories and Win Big with MAM!

MAM has a #babytroublemakers contest going on from January 7 – January 25:  Have you ever caught your baby doing something he or she knows they shouldn't be doing, like scribbling a 'masterpiece' on your walls or throwing food ALL over the floor?  Share your story with #babytroublemakers and #contest on the MAM Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MAMbabyUSA/ and they will select three lucky … [Read More...]

Entenmann’s® and BUMBLEBEE have teamed up! Don’t miss this special promotion! Bumblebee in Theaters today and don't miss our special giveaway opportunity!

       Have you tried Entenmann's Little Bites Yet? I love the Chocolate Chip ones and all the flavors are a big hit with my family! Entenmann’s® Little Bites® muffins are pre-portioned pouches of delicious baked snacks made with real ingredients like blueberries, strawberries and bananas..and our favorite..chocolate chips! :) Have you heard of the upcoming Bumblebee movie? In partnership … [Read More...]

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi is a Holiday Must-Buy! Nostalgia Giveaway! A Charlie Brown Christmas [Green Vinyl LP!]

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi Trio is one of the most popular and beloved holiday albums of all-time. This remastered recording on green vinyl includes 3 bonus tracks not on the original 1965 LP plus a 20-page booklet filled with images from the program and liner notes by Vince Guaraldi historian Derrick Bang.   Artist:                   Vince Guaraldi Title:                     A … [Read More...]

R.M. Palmer candy is a must-buy this Holiday! Great for Stocking Stuffers! Holiday Giveaway!

R.M. Palmer has some really delicious candy this 2018 Holiday season!  These festive and delicious treats have eye-catching packaging and are simply delicious! They will be a hit as stocking stuffers!   Check out some of these New holiday products:           I just love the Puddles Snowmen! Decorated white and milk chocolate flavored, Puddles is available in four adorable snowman … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Based on the best-selling book series by R.L. Stine and starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Parnell and Ken Jeong :GOOSEBUMPS 2 You’re in for a fun scare as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment unleashes GOOSEBUMPS 2 on Blu-ray™ & DVD Available Now!

Be careful what you wish for. With their after school junk business, best friends Sonny and Sam hope to find treasure in other people’s trash. But when cleaning out the old Stine house, they open a locked book that frees a supernatural nightmare- Slappy! Now, with the help of Sonny’s sister Sarah, they’re in a race against time to get the sinister dummy and all the creatures he’s brought to life … [Read More...]

The Upside – Wonderful Remake of the French Classic with Well-Founded Laughs

Philip is a disabled white billionaire, who feels that life is not worth living. To help him in his day to day routine, he hires Del, an African American parolee, trying to reconnect with his estranged wife. What begins as a professional relationship develops into a friendship as Del shows his grouchy charge that life is worth living. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Arjun N. comments, “The Upside is a … [Read More...]

BAD KITTY: KITTEN TROUBLE by Nick Bruel is a great way to teach children about being kind!

In this hilarious new book, Kitty's family decides to foster as many displaced kittens as possible and as you can guess, she is not happy about it. Will our favorite bad-tempered friend learn to share her space, her food, and **GASP!** her toys? Teaching young children about sharing and being kind is an important lesson in today's world. I love how this one really gets that message across! It's … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Win, Win, Win from Tree Hut!

 Talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres, recently announced her favorite products for fall — and Tree Hut’s Shea Sugar Scrub was on the list! Would you like to have a chance to win Tree Hut’s end of year giveaway – a scrub haul + a $250 Walmart Gift Card? Sounds pretty great to me! Consumers have to @TreeHut on Instagram and click the link in their profile to enter their email! Hurry, the giveaway ‪ends … [Read More...]

Beauty Holiday Gift Suggestions!

Here are some of my favorite beauty items this Holiday season! They would also make great stocking stuffers! Colgate Optic White Stain-Less White toothpaste! The Colgate® Optic White ® Stain-Less White™ Toothpaste helps remove those unwanted dark stains caused by coffee, wine & soda, with continued use. It starts working in 3 days. ·         This formula is professionally designed … [Read More...]

Winter Beauty Must-Buy! "Made For All" Gentle Body Cleanser from Kiehl's

Looking for a great body wash for the whole family this Winter? Kiehl's has you covered! Since Kiehl’s humble flagship store on Pear Tree Corner in New York, Kiehl’s has been honored to serve its global communities for 167 years. Inspired by Kiehl’s original mission, new “Made For All” Gentle Body Wash is a gentle cleanser for the whole family (ages 3 and up) to enjoy. I love that this is one … [Read More...]

Looking for the perfect gift for your Mom this Holiday season? Burke Williams Spreads Joy This Holiday Season with Exclusive Gift Card Packages! These will be a hit with your loved one!

Looking for the perfect gift for Mom? Or maybe you're looking for the perfect gift for your wife? Burke Williams is my favorite Spa and they have some exclusive gift card packages that are sure to be a hit with your loved one this holiday. Burke Williams offers rest and sanctuary with luxurious spa days that can be curated to bring ultimate comfort, wellness and peace. Packages include a … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Hooch, Jan. 24th Pet of the Week!

Hooch is a 9-month-old male boxer. He’s a great playmate with other dogs in our shelter’s Dog Play Yard, and he’s silly as can be! But his kind eyes and lovable nature show his quiet side—his gentleness and affection toward people. Want a smooch from Hooch? You can meet him at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID #A619653. (The usual … [Read More...]

Dulce, Jan. 17th Pet of the week!

Dulce means “sweet,” but it could also mean “smart” as well. And “silly,” and “soulful.” We could go on about how many beautiful words beginning with s describe Dulce, but we’ll just explain that she loves a good romp, sits at attention for a treat, and rolls around with glee in our doggie play yard. Plus, she’s snuggly! There we go again! Meet this year-and-a-half girl at the P. D. Pitchford … [Read More...]

3 Ways to play with your dog this year

Playing with your dog is important for its well being. In fact, studies show that dogs who don’t engage in a lot of play or physical activity are more likely to develop anxiety and aggression. Dogs love to play around and have fun and as pet owners, we should indulge them in their happiness. How often you play with your dog affects its quality of life. Some owners spend time playing six times a … [Read More...]

Magnus is January 9th Pet of the Week!

His name’s Magnus, and he's a 4-year-old beauty. He’s a sweet boy who’s pretty chill, but that doesn’t mean he just sits! He does sit, but he also shakes hands and fetches balls, plus he’s great on a leash and happy to walk with you. Start the new year with a magnum opus—or is that a Magnus opum? Oh, well. Meet him on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) … [Read More...]