Featured SoCal Events and Services

The Legendary Queen Mary Celebrates the 27th Annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games 2.15 – 2.16

Honoring the Queen Mary’s Heritage with New Women’s Lightweight Championship, Grand Parade of Clans and Bands, Whiskey Tasting, Live Entertainment and More The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the 27th annual ScotsFestival & International Highland Games on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. This year’s Highland Games welcome the North American … [Read More...]

Celebrate Love this Valentine’s Day at Dana Point Harbor

Enjoy seaside dining, sunset cruises, and a “Love Wall” Mural There is a lot to love at Dana Point Harbor this Valentine’s Day. Couples, friends and families can enjoy activities including seaside dining and live music, shopping along the waterfront at any of the unique retail stores, a sunset whale-watching cruise and be one of the first to take a photo in front of Dana Point’s very own “Love … [Read More...]

The Park Comes To Life in Los Angeles & Orange County All-New Unparalleled and Thrilling Live Arena Experience Jurassic World Live Tour Roars into SoCal This Summer from July 9–19

Brace yourself for a new species of live entertainment 65 million years in the making! Jurassic World Live Tour, an exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience that will bring the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans, will be debuting in SoCal this summer playing Honda Center in Anaheim from July 9–12 followed by STAPLES Center in Downtown LA from … [Read More...]

Get Ready for Kickoff as The Aquarium Hosts its Sixth Annual Otter Bowl

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific Watch the Aquarium’s sea otters compete for frozen treats and the title of Otter MVP The Aquarium of the Pacific is proud to present its sixth annual Otter Bowl on February 2, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Watch as the Aquarium’s sea otters vie for the championship at Otter Bowl VI. The fast-paced action will include collecting footballs made out of … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Travel to Bali: 5 Key Reasons to Visit Bali, Indonesia

There's more to Bali than just beautiful beaches. Keep reading for travel to Bali: 5 key reasons to visit Bali, Indonesia. When people think of Bali they invariably think of the beaches. Who can blame them, they are a paradise on earth. Yet, there is far more to this region than many may realize.  After all, with over 5 million visitors each year, the beaches would get a bit … [Read More...]

Don’t miss these family-friendly LA shows on Feb 20-21, 2020!

Join us for our monthly party on Friday, February 21! In addition to seasonal crafts and Fun Foodie Friday, we’re excited to host a special performance by Mil’s Trills! What's a song and how do you make one?  Mil's Trills' new show, Something from Nothing, takes kids and their families through a gateway into the creative process. Using voice, movement and … [Read More...]

Feb. 15th: Jazz and blues concert in the Aquarium’s Honda Pacific Visions Theater

Photo Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific. On Saturday, February 15, the Aquarium will present a festival featuring four Long Beach-based jazz and blues bands in its state-of-the-art Honda Pacific Visions Theater. The acts will include The Bernie Pearl Blues Band, The Al Williams Jazz Society, saxophonist Alvin Hayes Jr., and New Blues Revolution. Tickets include Aquarium admission, and the … [Read More...]

How to hire a lawyer when you need one

If you are lucky, you will go through life only needing the services of a lawyer when you move to a new home. But it is still handy to know how to find a good one should you need to do so for another reason. The help of good legal experts can prove invaluable should you have an accident. If you are injured and need compensation to cover your medical bills or to use physiotherapy to make a … [Read More...]

Top 5 Reasons to Spoil Your Sweetie with Tickets to Pageant of the Masters this Valentine’s Day

20% off Tickets thru February 14 Love is in the air…and in the art! Charm your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with tickets to the nation’s most iconic presentation of living pictures: Pageant of the Masters. Treat your special someone to a romantic evening filled with recreations of classical and contemporary works of art with real people posing to look exactly like their … [Read More...]

Featured Products

The perfect gift for Valentine’s day!

Are you still on the hunt for the perfect Valentine's gift for your beloved partner or your children? Search no more - we have a great idea for you.  The first year of the months is over, but somehow it feels as if 2020 has just started. Nevertheless, Valentines is just around the corner. Although more and more people have a certain perspective on that day and say they don’t need a certain day … [Read More...]

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift? Who doesn’t love popcorn?

Delicious flavors from Popcornopolis® will be a hit this Valentine's Day!  There’s no better tasting way to say ‘I love you’ this Valentine’s Day than with gourmet popcorn from Popcornopolis®, purveyors of America’s premium popcorn gifts.  Whether shopping for your Valentine or Galentine, they’re sure to swoon over sweet and savory treats designed to delight! Available online … [Read More...]

Welch’s Valentine’s Day Fruit Snacks are a must this Valentine’s Day!

The limited-edition offering features custom Valentine’s Day-themed graphics and heart-shaped fruit snack pieces with fun emoji faces. Even better, these fruit snacks are perfect for Valentine’s Day classroom exchanges as each pouch features a “To/From” signable front panel.  Valentine's Day is nearly here! Can you believe it?! Looking for a perfect treat to send to school for the younger … [Read More...]

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...]

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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

Books of the Month-Celebrate Black History Month with these books!

BLACK IS A RAINBOW COLOR by Angela Joy and Illustrated by Ekua Holmes: A poignant and powerful picture book that gives children the language and exposure to discuss ethnicity/race/culture and incline them to curiosity and not fear; self-love and not shame.This is a beautiful picture book for young children! I highly recommend it for ages 3-6 years old. WOKE by Mahogany L. Browne and … [Read More...]

Book of the Day: Three Paws, an inspirational picture book about a grizzly bear with a disability that learns how to adapt and overcome.

Four ways to dream your best life and then live it to the fullestBy Karen Struck, RN and author of Three Paws So much has been written about living our lives to the fullest, but what does that really mean?  Mark Twain summarized it succinctly – “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.”  Let’s face it, life is a … [Read More...]

Emma * A Cheerful Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Beloved Novel

Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is re-imagined in this film. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been … [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

Bella, Feb. 20th Pet of the Week!

If Bella seems sad-eyed and sorrowful, there’s a reason. Bella was a much-loved cat of a nice family. One of the family members became tragically ill and is now in hospice care. They can no longer care for Bella and couldn’t find anyone who’d take her in. They had no choice but to leave her with us. Bella’s a lovely brown tabby, only 6 years old and playful and affectionate. She belongs … [Read More...]

Princess Leia, Feb. 13th Pet of the Week!

If you’ve always dreamed of having Princess Leia as your valentine, or at least your BFF, the Force is with you now! This silver-gray bunny is as mysterious and lovely as her namesake. She’s as sweet as a Wookie Cookie and a big favorite in the Bunny Barn. Meet Princess Leia at the shelter in the Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A631428. (This … [Read More...]

Brody, Feb. 6th Pet of the Week!

Brody is a 10-year-old steel-gray cane corso. As the catchphrase goes, he’s a gentle giant around his human friends at the shelter. However, like any Chewbacca, he has a strong leash tug and needs to go to a home where a competent handler lives and he can be the only four-legs in the house! Want a couch buddy who’ll fully inhabit his side of the sofa? Then meet Brody at the P. D. Pitchford … [Read More...]

Pete, Jan. 30th Pet of the Week!

We have a special request for Pete. Pete is a 3-year old tan pittie and a darling dog who had the horrible luck of being hit by a car—twice. He’s getting around on a leash, but he needs special surgery to fix his poor hip, and our shelter isn’t equipped to do the operation. If you are willing to provide care please meet sweet Pete at Long Beach Animal Care Services, 7700 East Spring St., (562) … [Read More...]