Featured SoCal Events and Services

Goosebumps! Chat with R.L. Stine! October 30th!

  On October 30 from 2-3:30 pm EST, R.L. Stine will be “trick or tweeting” with fans through social media in a can’t-miss live chat. Stine will share jokes, trivia, videos and images, plus answer questions from participants, who will also have a chance to win collectible Goosebumps prizes. Creatures from coast-to-coast can join in the conversation by using #31DaysofGoosebumps to post on … [Read More...]

The Haunted History of The Queen Mary Makes Dark Harbor the Fastest Growing Haunt in Southern California Dark Harbor Continues with Thrill It Day, Halloween Costume Contests, the Little Monster’s Ball and Dia de Los Muertos Celebrations Through Nov. 2

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On Thursday, October 2, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor unleashed a spectacle of new haunted spirits, mazes and attractions that landed the annual festival on the Travel Channel’s list of the top ten haunts in the world. Nightly Dark Harbor attracts thousands of brave thrill seekers and continues to experience record-breaking attendance growth annually making it the fastest growing haunt in Southern … [Read More...]

The Happiest Place on Earth Shows a Spooky Disney Side! Disneyland Resort Celebrates Halloween Time!

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Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort is a one-of-a-kind celebration of chilling, family friendly fun. From Friday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Oct. 31, guests will explore their spooky Disney Side with special Halloween transformations of Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain; encounter Disney villains conjured by a magic cauldron; dance to the Mad T Party band and meet Mickey Mouse and his friends … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Help 11 year-old Long Beach resident and founder of Love In the Mirror collect 10,000 pairs of socks for homeless charity

Love in the Mirror: Long Beach resident Jonas Corona founded Love in the Mirror at the age of 6, and is seeking supporters to join him in collecting 10,000 pairs of socks to help homeless during the colder winter months.  Jonas recently shared his story on daytime television when he visited the new FOX daytime talk show The Real and received a generous donation of 3,000 pairs of brand-new socks to … [Read More...]

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Ayara Thai Cuisine Wins ‘Best Dish’ at CPAF’s 36th Anniversary Gala

On September 11th, The Center for the Pacific Asian Family hosted their 36th Anniversary Gala titled "Champions for a Change" at the Majestic Halls in Downtown Los Angeles. The event was hosted by Award winning broadcast journalist, Susan Hirasuna of FOX 11. The night included light snacks, cocktails, a silent auction, celebrity appearances followed by a food competition for 'Best Dish'. The … [Read More...]

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New Halloween ComicFest Costume Contest! “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever” Returns!

Halloween ComicFest is conducting “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever”, where participants take a picture in costume showcasing one of the 19 free Halloween ComicFest full-size or mini-comics and then upload their costume photos to be entered to win great prizes, including a Grand Prize of a $500 shopping spree at their local comic shop!   Starting October 25th through November … [Read More...]

Halloween Events at Orange County Simon Malls SIMON KIDGITS CLUB HOSTING HAPPY HAUNTING HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE SHOPS AT MISSION VIEJO AND BREA MALL

The Shops at Mission Viejo and Brea Mall will offer Orange County-area children a safe place to take part in Halloween activities as the Simon Kidgits Club® presents its annual Halloween event at both locations.   The Shops at Mission Viejo: The Kidigits Halloween Spooktacular! event will take place on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to noon on the upper level, near the Play Area. The … [Read More...]

Featured Products

NEW Colgate(R) Enamel Health Toothpaste

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Halloween is fast approaching which usually means time to concentrate on your children’s dental health against all the Halloween sweets and treats. But it’s also important to remember mom’s teeth too— between sneaking a bit of your kid’s candy or sipping pumpkin spice beverages on chilly fall mornings, you want to guarantee that your teeth don’t fall victim to seasonal sweets: Enter the NEW … [Read More...]

More Halloween Decorating Fun with Buy Costumes.com

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Halloween is only a day away! Can you believe it? We received some really cool Halloween fun decorations from our friends at Buycostumes.com. These will make Halloween a scream! This animated cat is quite scary! He has light up eyes and moves its head back and forth. It also make scary sounds! You can check it out here. And, I love the Glow in the Dark Shark Pumpkin Teeth! (18 teeth in … [Read More...]

Night Sea Journey A great Halloween read for Adults!

Pick up a copy today. A great Halloween read! Purchase: $2.99 on Amazon Sounds like a great book for the Adults! SoCal City Kids will be reviewing later this week! A demon is a dark powerful visitor from another realm. True. A demon inside a dream is an imaginary construct that vanishes upon waking. True? Kip Livingston will tell you, false. Kip lives in Abasteron House and is a painter … [Read More...]

The Ch-Ch-Ch Chia Apocalypse is Here Meet Lifeless Lisa, Restless Arm, and Creepy Holden CHIA Zombies Are Dead-in-Time for Halloween

The dead are alive this Halloween – Chia Zombies creep into stores and moan into markets across the country today announces San Francisco-based makers of the Chia Pet, Joseph Enterprises. The Company introduces Lifeless Lisa, Restless Arm, and Creepy Holden just in time for Halloween decorating and nationwide Zombie events. Each Chia Zombie includes: Unique handmade pottery planter Chia … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Michael Phillip Cash! Giveaway! Don't miss this one!

  You don't want to miss this one! The After House is one of my very favorites by Michael Phillip Cash! Michael Phillip Cash has done it again with his new paranormal book, "The After House". This book tells the tale of Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia who are rebuilding their lives in Cold Spring Harbor. "Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a … [Read More...]

Away We Go Media Giveaway!

Don't miss this Giveaway!! Founded by Julie Gerber in 2011 Away We Go was created to help independent authors promote their books in a variety of  social media. In 2013, Julie was joined by Naila Moon and the company saw a name change to Away We Go Media. In addition, clients from different avenues were added with the focus still being independent authors.  The company … [Read More...]

Carole P Roman Giveaway! October 28th, 2014 at Midnight MST to Nov. 5th Midnight MST

    You don't want to miss this giveaway!Keep reading to find out more!   Award winning author Carole P. Roman has recently published two new books for her "Captain No Beard" series and for her "If You Were Me and Lived In..." series. These two series teach important life's lessons and help children to imagine places and things outside of their own … [Read More...]

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Media Reviews

IN FAITH AND IN DOUBT: How Religious Believers and Nonbelievers Can Create Strong Marriages and Loving Families Dale McGowan

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A few weeks ago, I was chatting with one of my best friends (who lives out of state) about how couples do not always have the same religious beliefs. I have the belief that couples can make a relationship work if they do have different beliefs as long as the couple is not critical of each other's beliefs. It is funny how things work sometimes because when I came home I received an email about … [Read More...]

Dani ‘BEAUTY LAND’ Katy Perry Meets Tim Burton Meets Disney...GET YOUR FAIRYTALE ON!

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With Parents’ Choice® and NAPPA Awards for her debut album Beauty Land in her hip pocket, children’s musician Dani is truly ready to share her music – and two new companion videos – with the world.   Phil Dornfeld, producer/writer of Scary Movie 3, 4, and 5 was excited to direct Dani’s new “Beauty Land” music video, an exquisite fantasy showcasing Dani’s talents and featuring 20 child … [Read More...]

Raffi Love Bug! Raffi's first album of children's songs in 12 years!

Love Bug, Raffi's first album of children's songs in twelve years, marks a welcome return for the artist. The effortlessly engaging 16-song collection, which will be released July 15 on Rounder, embodies all of the qualities that have already established Raffi as a beloved and trusted icon for young listeners.   "I see this album as a celebration of the real world, in response to the … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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VoilaVe Total Youth Under Eye Gel

I have actually tried quite a few Eye Creams and they haven't worked too well. I have only been using this one for a little over a week but it does seem to work well for puffiness around the eyes. I also like that it is completely organic and natural and can be used on the whole face. It has a really cooling, soothing sensation. I haven't yet seen any major improvement but have not been using it … [Read More...]

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Avon Products that give back this month! Pink Ribbon Collection (Breast Cancer) and Empowerment Collection (Domestic Violence)

BREAST CANCER PRODUCTS: Product Product Details Avon ANEW Vitale Day Cream Price: $28 ($5 is donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade) Helps strengthen skin to fight the signs of aging Contains SPF 25 Targets essential multi-functional protein, SP1, for delivery of skin nutrients Powered by ProEnergy Complex to offset the negative impacts of loss of SP1 Product … [Read More...]

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NYC New York Color Halloween! VAMP IT UP ON HALLOWEEN WITH THE NEW MIDNIGHT BEAUTY COLLECTION FROM NYC NEW YORK COLOR!

THINK: The hottest shades for Halloween!   WHAT IT IS:  Everything you need to be Queen of the Night. This Halloween, turn up the drama with the new Midnight Beauty collection from NYC New York Color. From sultry eyes to shimmering nails, this collection is full of vivid colors you’ll want to sink your teeth into at a price that won’t take a bite out of your wallet.  With sky-high volume … [Read More...]

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Hyaluronic Acid Serum For Skin by VoilaVe

I have not tried any other Hyaluronic Acid Serums so I honestly did not know what to expect. I do like that it isn't sticky and it easily absorbs into my skin. I like to use it with my typical skincare routine in the evening. The Hyaluronic Acid Serum  is slightly thicker than I expected but it is not greasy so I don't mind it being thicker than I expected it to be. I also like that it does not … [Read More...]