Featured SoCal Events and Services

Ben Franklin’s Electric Birthday Party @The International Printing Museum Jan. 18th 2020

Ben Franklin (P.D. Soinski) is about to perform some “shocking” electrical experimentsduring "The Ben Franklin Electric Birthday Celebration"  Sat. Jan. 18th 2020 @ The International Printing Museum in Carson, CA  Ben Franklin's Electric Birthday Celebration International Printing Museum  315 W. Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745Saturday Jan.18th 2020 11:00 am Franklin ("Kid-Friendly" … [Read More...]

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with Chinese New Year: Shanghai Nights Aboard the Queen Mary Saturday, January 25, 2020

Photo Courtesy of the Queen Mary   Celebrate Chinese New Year aboard the majestic Queen Mary on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Chinese New Year: Shanghai Nights will honor the Year of the Rat with traditional Chinese cuisine and entertainment featuring Wushu Shaolin Entertainment’s dragon and lion dancing, Chinese martial arts and acrobatics, face changer, Sound of China Guzheng Ensemble, … [Read More...]

Free Kids’ Fishing Derby at Irvine Regional Park

OC Parks is excited to present the Kids’ Fishing Derby at the lake at Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, January 18 from 7 – 11 a.m. Kids ages 15 and under should bring their own fishing pole and bait to Irvine Regional Park for this exciting free event. The lake will be stocked with more than 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout. Trophies will be awarded to the participants with the largest catch of … [Read More...]

Coming Soon! FROM UNBELIEVABLE ACTION TO UNEXPECTED THRILLS, MONSTER JAM® RETURNS FOR FIVE ACTION-PACKED EVENTS OF FULL THROTTLE FAMILY FUN AT ANGEL STADIUM JAN. 11th & 25th + FEB. 8TH, 22nd & 23rd

This. Is. MONSTER JAM!  The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to Anaheim for another high-octane season featuring the ultimate mix of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement with five events at Angel Stadium on January 11th & 25th and February 8th, 22nd & 23rd, 2020. Monster Jam is the big leagues of motorsports competition, … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

How Long Does a DNA Paternity Test Take

Waiting for results for a potentially life-changing test is stressful. Read on to discover how long does a paternity test take here. Sometimes waiting for a DNA paternity test can be overwhelming. After all, the results of this test could significantly change your life. In the United States, specialists conduct about 300,000 paternity tests every year. So if the paternity test makes you … [Read More...]

$6 Rubio’s Coastal Trio Plate for National Fish Taco Day

Celebrate National Fish Taco Day at Rubio’s and get the Coastal Trio® plate for $6 all day on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25. The Coastal Trio features three favorite tacos, including the Original Fish Taco, the Wild-Caught Mahi Mahi Taco and the Salsa Verde Shrimp Taco.  Simply show … [Read More...]

Aquarium of The Pacific’s 17th Annual Festival of Human Abilities Features Performances and Art Classes for Everyone

Photo: Aquarium of the Pacific 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 hip-hop wheelchair dancers, a sign language choir, a guitarist who is blind, and other inspiring performing artists. Along with these music and dance performances, the Aquarium will … [Read More...]

Santa Monica Place Commemorates Lunar New Year with Annual Celebration on Jan. 25

Visitors and shoppers can ring in the Year of the Rat at Santa Monica Place’s free Lunar New Year Celebration! Hosted by comedian Paul “PK” Kim, celebrations will include authentic cultural performances and activities such as the traditional Chinese lion dance, Korean fan dance, stilt-walkers, traditional dough artist, balloon twister, family-friendly arts and crafts, and New Year’s Wishing Trees, … [Read More...]

New Educational Gun Tour Aboard Battleship IOWA Museum Now Open

(Photo courtesy of the Battleship IOWA Museum, photo credit: Greg Bishop)  Battleship IOWA Museum’s new educational Gun Tour, offers visitors a behind-the-scenes journey that weaves through levels of the ship, never before opened to the public. Explore deep within the ship’s down hatches, up ladders, into the lives of the battleship sailors throughout history. The tour culminates with an … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Time to Hit the Trail: Your Ultimate Mountain Bike Buying Guide

Few hobbies manage to combine excitement with fitness so well as mountain biking. If you've recently decided to get into the sport of mountain biking as a hobby, then you're in the right place. As you probably already know, one of the most important decisions that you'll make as you start your mountain biking journey is picking the right mountain bike for you. If you don't yet know … [Read More...]

Last-Minute Gift Suggestions

Holiday shopping this month?  December can be a stressful time as far as finances go. Need some help with working on your gift-giving budget? Here's a helpful tip! The monthly budget template we use will be quite helpful for this busy holiday season! Now on to the gift suggestions! Looking for a fun game for the older kids? This is a game that is sure to be a great gift for them! Carpool … [Read More...]

Looking for Holiday Travel Snacks For the Family? Lance Sandwich Crackers will be a hit!

Lance Sandwich Crackers are a perfect choice - made with real peanut butter and available in their classic flavors, such as Classic ToastChee, as well as bite-sized ToastChee Peanut Butter Minis! These really taste great and I love that they are the perfect snack for on-the-go this holiday season! These are my favorite! Available at national retailers, these classic snacks are ideal for … [Read More...]

It’s time for Holiday Gift Guide #2!

Looking for something for an 8-year-old? This one will be a hit! Air-Walker A robot that defies gravity?! That’s what you get with Air-Walker, a four-legged bot that uses an ingenious system of suction cups and pumps to crawl along smooth, vertical surfaces like windows. You can also build four other models with the same components and learn how suction and mechanical devices can be used … [Read More...]

It’s time for Week #1 of our Holiday Gift Suggestions!

Love tacos? Love Rubio's? This gift suggestion is for you and anyone on your shopping list that loves Rubio's! For the first time this holiday season, Rubio’s Coastal Grill is offering a limited-editionTaco Tidings Gift Box. The unique gift is ideal for taco lovers, and just 1,000 gift boxes will be available at the Taco Tidings order page (http://rubiosholidaystore.myshopify.com/). For more … [Read More...]

Time for the Fall Baby Roundup!

All babies need cute and comfy shoes this Fall! Pediped has you covered with these Desiree navy Originals shoes! They are available in sizes newborn-24 months and are made with Genuine leather with a soft breathable leather lining too! Also All leather soft-sole with slip-resistant diamond tread. Mary Jane with Velcro® closure and you can buy at www.pediped.com Recommended retail: $33.99. … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Aquarium Festival Celebrates African and African-American Culture During National Black History Month

Photo Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s eighteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests can experience the sights and sounds of performances by local African-American groups, including Mardi Gras second line … [Read More...]

pediped photo with Santa Giveaway

Enter your "Scared" photo with Santa for the chance to win a pair of pediped® shoes! Contest runs 12/18-12/23. Submit your photo through our website and post on IG using #pedipedSanta for more chances to win.  Credit: pediped. … [Read More...]

Charlie Brown Christmas Album Holiday Giveaway!

As Christmas draws nearer, so do feelings of nostalgia and reminiscence on childhood memories the holidays hold. To many, the iconic Charlie Brown Christmas album, featuring memorable performances by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, brings fond memories of the magic of Christmas. This soundtrack, featuring music from the 1965 animated television special "A Charlie Brown Christmas," includes timeless … [Read More...]

Ticket giveaway opportunity for a holiday concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall!

Los Angeles Children’s ChorusPHOTO CREDIT: Jamie Pham LOS ANGELES CHILDREN’S CHORUS, LED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FERNANDO MALVAR-RUIZ, PRESENTS BRITTEN’S BELOVED A CEREMONY OF CAROLS IN FEATURED HOLIDAY CONCERT ONLOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC’S “SOUNDS ABOUT TOWN” SERIESSunday, December 8, 2019, 7:30 pm Walt Disney Concert HallConcert Features Harp Virtuoso Cristina Montes and Marks Work’s Disney Hall … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Book of the Day!

Liz Ball's Hidden Picture Puzzles at the Zoo (released in November 2019 with Happy Fox Books). Liz Ball's puzzles are adored by children and also recommended by doctors, teachers, and parents to help improve eye coordination, spatial skills, memory retention and concentration. In Hidden Picture Puzzles at the Zoo children will learn as they play, with 50 black and white hidden puzzle … [Read More...]

Books for the month of January!

The suggestions below are wonderful to teach young children about mental health and feelings. Both can be tough subjects to teach younger children. I also have a great must-read suggestion for all parents of young children so keep reading..... Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. would like to introduce Max's Box:Letting Go of Negative FeelingsWritten by Brian WrayIllustrated by Shiloh Penfield … [Read More...]

Dolittle * Great CGI, Cinematography and Visual Effects

Dr. John Dolittle lives in solitude behind the high walls of his lush manor in 19th-century England. His only companionship comes from an array of exotic animals that he speaks to on a daily basis. But when young Queen Victoria becomes gravely ill, the eccentric doctor and his furry friends embark on an epic adventure to a mythical island to find the cure. Dominic D. comments, “Wow! The long … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Beauty Stocking stuffer!

Looking for a great beauty find that will be perfect in Mom's stocking this year?  Refining Sugar Cleanser from MyChelle Dermaceuticals is at the top of my list! Refining Sugar Cleanser is a natural sugar and intoxicating Vanilla-infused cleanser that gently exfoliates surface impurities as it transforms into a creamy, foaming lather—leaving skin radiant and refined. Boosted with anti-aging … [Read More...]

Burke Williams Offers Peace This Holiday Season with Luxurious Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams Day Spa is pleased to spread joy this holiday season with four generous gift card packages. California’s ultimate self-care destination, Burke Williams, offers world-class amenities and a full menu of services for guests to relax, renew, and wash away the stress of the holiday season.Packages include a variety of signature Burke Williams treatments including massage therapy, … [Read More...]

Comedones and breakouts

Introduction There are many different sorts of acne and other skin problems that you’re likely to run into in regular life, and all of them are irritating and unsightly. One of the most common types are comedones, which you’re likely to encounter when you’re dealing with other skin conditions. But what causes comedones and how do you get rid of comedones? Read on to find out more! What are … [Read More...]

Burke Williams Celebrates Moms with Luxurious Mother’s Day Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams offers gifts of love this Mother’s Day with three special Gift Card Packages. Celebrate mothers this season with the gift of a transformative Mother’s Day experience they will never forget. Each package includes a collection of Burke Williams signature treatments that are sure to make mothers feel valued and appreciated. Packages are available now at all ten spa locations. Standard … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Bogart, Jan 23rd Pet of the Week!

Here’s lookin’ at you, kid! Bogart, a 7-year-old Chihuahua, has intense bedroom eyes and a lingering sophistication, much like his namesake. He's also got the same star power and, like any friendly charmer, will make you feel like the most important person in the room. Meet Bogart at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#638019. We … [Read More...]

Gazpacho, Jan. 16th Pet of the Week!

Gazpacho is as cool as the cucumbers in the Spanish-style soup of the same name! He’s an American guinea pig who’s full of pep and a little bit sneaky—he loves to play hide-and-seek! He’s the perfect pet for anyone who wants a little cuddly companion who’d rather spend his entire day looking adorable in someone’s home than at the shelter. Meet Gazpacho on the shelter side of the Companion Animal … [Read More...]

Fuddy-Duddy, January 9th Pet of the Week!

Who, me? A Fuddy-Duddy? Well, yes, you could say that I’m fussy about my food and would expect my new chef to go easy on the carrots and instead give me fresh, dark leafy greens and plenty of hay. I’m just a year old and have soft tan-and-gray fur. I need lots of play and safe places to play peek-a-boo to satisfy my curiosity, and of course, lots of love and cuddling because—well, I’m a … [Read More...]

Grey Fox, Jan 2nd Pet of the Week!

If Jack London had written “The Call of the Wild” about cats, this photo of Grey Fox would have been on the cover. Even her name suggests hinterlands and wilderness. But Grey Fox is anything but wild. She’s a sweet, tender 5-year-old gray tabby. She’s shy at first but warms up quickly. Can you make a new year’s resolution to adopt an adult pet from our shelter? If so, meet Grey Fox on … [Read More...]