Featured SoCal Events and Services

Urban Ocean Festival April 28-29, 2018 at The Aquarium of the Pacific Giveaway Opportunity! Urban Ocean Festival TICKET GIVEAWAY: Family 4-pack valid April 28 or April 29!

EXPLORE AND CELEBRATE SOCAL’S COAST AT AQUARIUM’S URBAN OCEAN FESTIVAL, APRIL 28-APRIL 29, 2018.   The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its ninth annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2018. The Pacific waters off Southern California host an array of industrial and recreational activities and provide habitat for a diverse group of animals. Visitors to this … [Read More...]

The West Coast’s Largest Pet Expo Returns to Orange County Featuring Cats and Dogs, plus Fish, Birds and Frogs…and More! Tickets On Sale – Now through April 10

Thousands of Animals and the People Who Love them to Gather at the OC Fair & Event Center, April 27-29! A weekend full of animal education, family fun, pet entertainment, competitions and adoptions Showcasing everything you need to know for a happier, healthier pet. ***Please Do Not Bring Your Pets*** America’s Family Pet Expo returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa … [Read More...]

Weekend To San Diego With Kids

San Diego is an ideal weekend destination that has coastal beaches and is situated close to the mountains. There are plenty of family-friendly things to see and do that children of all ages will enjoy. This includes various theme parks, kid-centered museums and outdoor activities.   Best Times to Visit Along with low humidity and good air quality, San Diego has lovely weather and … [Read More...]

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Hosts Fundraiser Supporting April’s Autism Awareness Month

Family-owned, award-winning barbeque destination, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que has teamed up with three autism organizations to raise awareness and funds during the month of April to support the autism community. The three organizations include Autism Speaks, the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center and the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation. During the month of April, Lucille’s will … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Sesame Place Becomes the First Theme Park in the World to be Designated as a Certified Autism Center

Sesame Place®, the nation’s only theme park based entirely on the award-winning show Sesame Street®, in conjunction with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), today announced the completion of a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training at the theme park.  The completiondesignates Sesame Place as a Certified Autism Center (CAC) as … [Read More...]

The Shops at Montebello To Host Prom Preview Showcasing Outstanding Local Students on April 21 Center-hosted shopping spree helps Montebello Unified School District students get ready for prom

With prom around the corner, The Shops at Montebello took 22 outstanding high school girls from the Montebello Unified School District on a prom shopping spree this month, giving them an opportunity to shop the glitz and glam of the latest prom fashions, which they will show off at a Prom Preview runway show at the center on April 21.   “It’s a way to recognize outstanding students in our … [Read More...]

Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, April 21 @8:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M

More than 350 employee NBCUniversal employee volunteers, friends and family as well as a community partner join together to make change happen in honor of Earth Day. The effort is part of the company’s 17th annual Comcast Cares Day, a global initiative designed to make change happen and spotlight the company’s year-round commitment to volunteerism.    In partnership with Friends of the Los … [Read More...]

The 44th Annual Green Scene Garden Expo Returns to the Fullerton Arboretum

The 44th Annual Green Scene & Garden Expo, the largest outdoor garden expo in Southern California, will take place April 21 and 22, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fullerton Arboretum. In addition to providing a wide assortment of plant and gardening accessories for garden lovers to purchase, the Expo will offer fun gardening activities for the entire family.  Plein air painting … [Read More...]

Festival of Books Returns with All-Star Lineup for 2018

The Los Angeles Times is proud to present the inaugural Newstory, a celebration of storytelling beyond the book, during the 23rd annual Festival of Books. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to discover new forms of storytelling, experience creative technologies and join conversations about what inspires the leading creators of our time.   “Los Angeles is the storytelling epicenter … [Read More...]

Featured Products

PBS KIDS Announces Adaptive Apparel Collection Available Exclusively at Zappos

       PBS KIDS and Zappos Adaptive are introducing a line of gender-neutral two-way reversible adaptive apparel with kid-friendly designs that promote independence for all children. Manufactured by 4WARD Clothing, the PBS KIDS Adaptive Apparel Collection will soon be available exclusively at Zappos.com. The PBS KIDS Adaptive Apparel Collection includes t-shirts and lounge pants designed to meet … [Read More...]

Whole Foods Market will sell four of Humphry Slocombe’s most popular flavors

Southern California is about to get sweeter! Humphry Slocombe,the rebellious ice cream brand synonymous with unique, ultra-premium flavors is now available at all Whole Foods Markets in Southern California. Whole Foods Market will sell four of Humphry Slocombe’s most popular flavors. Whole Foods exclusive Hong Kong Milk Tea, Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee, Honey Graham, and Peanut Butter Fudge … [Read More...]

The YES Bar is the perfect on-the-go Snack!

https://youtu.be/2wcQvVaX5uU The YES Bar, featured on the Today Show and on Yahoo, takes the best ingredients like macadamias from Hawaii, sea salt harvested in France, artisanal German dark chocolate, and tangy California sun-dried strawberries and apricots, to create four mouth watering (nearly vegan minus the honey) flavors: Macadamia Chocolate Black Sesame Sea Salt Mocha Cayenne … [Read More...]

HAND SANITIZER SPRAY LEADS IN FLU PREVENTION! Mangiacotti’s Hand Sanitizer Spray works great and I love how they smell too!

According to the CDC, cleaning hands is the #1 defense against the threatening flu...but be warned...not all hand sanitizing products are created equal!    It’s the height of the flu season and the persistent H1Ni virus is projected to linger until May! Health experts keep reminding us how important it is to keep hands clean, but how you clean your hands, and what you clean them with, … [Read More...]

The Habit Burger Grill Serves Up South-of-the-Border Flavor With New Guacamole Crunch Charburger

For a limited time, The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT) is introducing a new Guacamole Crunch Charburger jam-packed with unique layers of flavor and the perfect crunch to match. The new Guacamole Crunch Charburger ($4.99) heightens the flavor of the already juicy, award-winning Charburger by topping it with a perfectly crisp tostada shell, fresh, house made guacamole pico de gallo, melted … [Read More...]

The Little Prince Celebrates its 75th Anniversary The most-translated non-religious book in the world expands on its unique tradition of giving through new charitable activities, merchandise, and special events!

The Little Prince marks its 75th anniversary this week and delights fans across the globe through social media campaigns, unique events and new official merchandise. The Little Prince line of items ranges from a collection of graphic bag accessories to a 75th Anniversary edition of the novel, to a range of environmentally-friendly baby products. Pioneering aviator, best-selling writer and … [Read More...]

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Acclaimed Bay Area Songwriter Sara Lovell Releases ‘Wild Is Everywhere’ on April 20 Giveaway Opportunity!

https://youtu.be/5_gh6hIgdYw Award-winning songwriter Sara Lovell celebrates the release of her fanciful new album "Wild Is Everywhere" with this all-ages acoustic show. Furry alligator puppies, pickleberry wormnut pies,  run-away socks, rhinos under the bed, and flying children are just a few of the wonders you’ll encounter in Sara Lovell’s fanciful worlds. With two full-length albums of songs … [Read More...]

Sgt Stubby: An American Hero Family Movie Giveaway Opportunity!

As documented in history books but largely forgotten today, the heartwarming CG-animated feature Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero from Fun Academy Studios, based on the incredible true story of the unbreakable bond between a young Soldier and a stray dog, is coming to theatres across the U.S. on April 13! https://youtu.be/ab0pd9oNf7Q Opening April 13 on approximately 3,000 screens across the U.S. … [Read More...]

Ring in Spring with MAM: Share your Baby’s Breastfeeding Style with MAM and win BIG! Giveaway Opportunity!

MAM is celebrating breastfeeding and the triumphs and challenges that come along with it. MAM is inviting moms to share their breastfeeding experiences and baby’s different nursing styles to win big. March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb! MAM is celebrating Spring's arrival by discounting 25% off all MAM pacifiers featuring lions and/or lambs until 3/31. Shop … [Read More...]

R.M. Palmer Introduces ‘Selfie Bunnies’ & Other Treats For Easter 2018! Easter Giveaway Opportunity and Check out The R.M. Palmer Selfie Sweepstakes!

Easter is almost here and what is Easter without chocolate? R.M. Palmer has some new favorites for the upcoming holiday! I'm not sure which one is my favorite but I do love the Selfie Bunnies! All of them taste delicious! Nibbles is my second favorite and the Big Bunny Bites are a hot with my family! R.M. Palmer is introducing several new hollow bunnies and confections for Easter 2018. With a … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Books of the Month of April 2018!

Here are my favorites for this month! This one has such cute little dishcloths so if you can crochet, this one is a must-buy! Dishcloths to Crochet: Fun Designs to Brighten Your Kitchen! Crocheters of all skill levels will delight in these playful patterns for crocheted dishcloths — they're as fun to make as they are to use! Animals, flowers, and fruits are among the themes of the 25 … [Read More...]

Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare – Jump-Scares, Second Guessing – Fun To Watch With Friends

Olivia, Lucas and a group of their college friends travel to Mexico for one last getaway before graduation. While there, a stranger convinces one of the students to play a seemingly harmless game of truth or dare with the others. Once the game starts, it awakens something evil -- a demon which forces the friends to share dark secrets and confront their deepest fears. The rules are simple but … [Read More...]

Acclaimed Bay Area Songwriter Sara Lovell Releases ‘Wild Is Everywhere’ on April 20 Giveaway Opportunity!

https://youtu.be/5_gh6hIgdYw Award-winning songwriter Sara Lovell celebrates the release of her fanciful new album "Wild Is Everywhere" with this all-ages acoustic show. Furry alligator puppies, pickleberry wormnut pies,  run-away socks, rhinos under the bed, and flying children are just a few of the wonders you’ll encounter in Sara Lovell’s fanciful worlds. With two full-length albums of songs … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Mangiacotti will be featured on The View’s Feel Good Friday viewyourdeal.com segment this Friday April 20, 2018 TUNE IN THIS FRIDAY AND "FEEL GOOD" WITH 50% IN SAVINGS

Mangiacotti and their line of home, personal care, bath, body products and soy candles made with essential oils and plant based ingredients will be featured on The View's Feel Good Friday viewyourdeal.com segment this Friday April 20, 2018.  And the dollar savings are just a part of why viewers will be Feeling The Good!   Mangiacotti was founded with really, really good intentions and products … [Read More...]

Rimmel London’s NEWEST EYELINERS are a Beauty Must this Spring!

Rimmel London Wonder’ Ombre Holographic Effect Eyeliner and Rimmel London Wonder Wing Eyeliner Stamp The Unicorn effect—think holographic and 3-D—will light up your beauty routine. You don't have to be a makeup artist to create this lustrous look. With RIMMEL LONDON WONDER’ OMBRE HOLOGRAPHIC EFFECT EYELINER you get 2-in-1 dimensional color so you can play at home. The creamy formula effortlessly … [Read More...]

Rimmel London Insta Duo Contour Stick is a Beauty Must-Have this Spring!

Swipe and blend, that’s all you need to do with RIMMEL LONDON INSTA DUO CONTOUR STICK. Regardless of where you are, keep this portable duo on hand to define and highlight your features. Formula & Benefits: Selfie approved formula, Dual-sided applicator, Ultra-smooth formula, available in three duos to work with your skin tone Available Shades: Light, Medium and Dark. This is one beauty … [Read More...]

Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine with Colgate

Colgate® Optic White® Stain-Less White™ Toothpaste is formulated to remove unwanted dark stains caused by coffee, wine and soda, ensuring your pearly whites are fresh for spring. This product is super simple to incorporate into your beauty routine, ensuring you can continue enjoying your favorite beverages with a visibly whiter smile all season long. I love how this toothpaste really does … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Blacky, April 19th, 2018 Pet of the Week!

Little Blacky came in to the shelter a year ago and was adopted with his brother. However, Blacky managed to get out, and when the owner was found, he told the shelter staff that he’d be better off as a one-dog person. Which doesn’t help Blacky at all. He needs someone who’ll pay him attention, play with him, and never let him down. He’s only 5, so he has a lot of good years ahead with the right … [Read More...]

Marty, April 12th Pet of the Week! UPDATE: MARTY HAS BEEN ADOPTED!!

Marty, what do you wanna do tonight? I dunno, friend, what do you wanna do? Wanna play in the water? Wanna play with some other dogs? Wanna take me home? Marty’s an adorable 8-month-old German shepherd, and he’s been working hard for a long time learning to be a dog! He came to the shelter as a shy, shut-down stray, and he’s finally come out of his shell and is ready to be adopted! He should be in … [Read More...]

Coco, April 5th Pet of the Week!

You can’t see it in black and white, but Coco has beautiful, sleek fur that matches her name! Coco is a 7-year-old darling pit bull who’s as mild mannered as a lamb and loves lying down in the play yard if it means getting a tummy rub from a volunteer or a visitor. She’s house trained and also knows how to shake hands, especially if she gets a treat afterward! Coco was an owner surrender, so she … [Read More...]

Salem, March 29 Pet of the Week!

  Well, hi. I’m Salem, and I’m poking my head out to introduce my sweet self! I’m a glossy black neutered male kitty, just 1-year-old. One day, I found myself wandering the streets—I can’t remember how I got there or why I had such a pain in my furry chest. Thanks to the vets at the shelter, I’m recovering nicely—and boy, do I crave human companionship! If you visit me at the shelter and … [Read More...]