Featured SoCal Events and Services

Andy and Renee Benefit Concert with Marty Rifkin Saturday, May 9, 2015! Concert Benefiting the Marine Mammal Care Center

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Aquarium Of The Pacific Hosts Its Annual Earth Day Celebration

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Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet while visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific for its annual Earth Day Celebration. Families can journey through the Aquarium to celebrate Earth Day by learning more everyday tips to protect our environment.  They’ll have the chance to visit booths from various Earth-friendly organizations such as NOAA’s National Weather Service and National Marine … [Read More...]

Theme Park to Hire English, Bilingual Spanish and Mandarin-Speaking Studio Tour Guides During Auditions Held on Monday, May 4 from 2-4pm Universal Studios Hollywood Holds Open Casting Call for Studio Tour Guides as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Readies for the Summer Arrival of “Fast & Furious – Supercharged” and the First-Ever “Nighttime Studio Tour” as part of its 50th Anniversary Celebration

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The race is on as Universal Studios HollywoodSM  casts a wide net in search of Studio Tour guides as the theme park prepares to introduce “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” the new grand finale to the world-famous Studio Tour and the all-new “Nighttime Studio Tour” this summer in celebration of the theme park’s 50thanniversary. Open call auditions will take place at Universal Studios Hollywood … [Read More...]

REVITALIZED QUEEN MARY SHOPPING GALLERY IS ALIVE WITH HISTORY riceless Art Deco Facades Grace Boutique Shops Once Patronized by Royals, Celebrities and Travelers from the Golden Age of Ocean Travel; Gallery Set to Officially Open April 23 with Free All-Day Admission to Ship

QUEEN MARY TO OFFICIALLY OPEN NEW SHOPS, APRIL 23. COMPLIMENTARY PUBLIC ADMISSION! FIVE BOUTIQUES RESTORED TO REFLECT ORIGINAL DESIGNS. Located on the Promenade Deck under the watchful gaze of Queen Mary's portrait-in-relief adorning the ship's main staircase is the wonderfully restored Queen Mary shopping gallery, a glittering art deco inspired boutique mall that is today as beautiful as … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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More Than 1,000 Students Race To The Aquarium During The Week Of The Grand Prix To Enjoy A Visit Funded By Savor… Long Beach Since 2003 SAVOR…Long Beach has donated more than $140,000 in scholarship funds, providing Aquarium visits for more than 12,000 students

Hundreds of students from area schools visited the Aquarium of the Pacific this week, thanks to a donation from SAVOR…Long Beach. The corporation donated to the Aquarium’s scholarship program for the twelfth consecutive year, allowing children to visit during the week of the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Over 1,000 students from Polytechnic High School, Rancho Dominguez Prep, King Elementary, Mann … [Read More...]

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Sungevity’s New Multi-Media Marketing Campaign Encourages Families to Achieve their Solar Goals through Inspiration and Education

The future looks bright for American families, with 81 percent of parents planning to live in a solar-powered home, according to a recent survey of U.S. parents commissioned by Sungevity, a leading global provider of solar services. The majority (67%) also want solar to be the world’s primary energy source when their children grow up, and nearly all (95%) feel it’s their responsibility to teach … [Read More...]

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Lionsgate’s THE AGE OF ADALINE SoCal City Kids Screening Invite Tuesday, April 21st @ 7:30 PM!

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman [Blake Lively] has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones [Michiel Huisman] reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents [Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker] … [Read More...]

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Introducing The #MANIMACS Contest From Manischewitz®! Create Your Own Macaroon Characters and Join the Contest for a Chance to Win an iPad Air 2 Plus a $500 Visa Gift Card! CONTEST DEADLINE APRIL 16TH, 2015

Grab your favorite Manischewitz Macaroons, put your imagination to the test and join the #MANIMACS contest by submitting your own #MANIMACS character made of Manischewitz Macaroons for a chance to win an iPad Air 2 PLUS a$500 Visa Gift Card! Manischewitz wants you to tap into your DIY, creative-size and see your most inventive #MANIMACS macaroon characters!   Need some inspiration? … [Read More...]

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Where in the world is FamilyFun contest could win you $100

FamilyFun is hosting a contest in celebration of their Travel Awards this year, and sharing your photo could win you $100! On your next outing or vacation, snap a shot of someone in your family with a copy of FamilyFun magazine. Then, go to facebook.com/familyfun for a chance to win a Ravensburger XXL Children’s Globe 3-D Puzzle. If FamilyFun publishes your picture in a future issue of the … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Say goodbye to Children’s allergies with CVS Children’s 24 Hour Indoor/Outdoor Allergy Relief Chewable Tablets

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It's Spring time and for some children, that means it's allergy season! I don't know about you but my son can be very particular about taking medicine especially in the liquid form. He just can't stand the taste. CVS Children's 24 Hour Indoor/Outdoor Allergy Relief Chewable Tablets in Tutti-Frutti flavor is a hit! He doesn't mind the taste and I like that they are effective.  They are great for … [Read More...]

Rainbow Light Natural Vitamin Brand for Kids Family-focused, natural company!

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Looking for 100% Natural Vitamins for your kids? Rainbow Light has a Kid's One Chewable Multivitamin & Minerals that is great-tasting and comes in a fun-star-shape. My son likes this one because it tastes like fruit punch.I like it because it provides a balanced profile of the essential nutrients kids need for healthy growth, plus the nourishing goodness of vegetable concentrates they might … [Read More...]

Marked Private Invite Bandz is a fun new way to send out party invites!

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Are you looking for a fun & creative way to send out party invites? This may be exactly what you are looking for! Marked Private Invite Bandz are a fun and unique way to invite friends to a party. It actually combines an exclusive and secure social media experience with a cool physical keepsake! Marked Private Invite Bandz are an all-encompassing online party planning tool that combines a … [Read More...]

Lucidbrake Smart Wireless Bicycle Brake Light Announced On Kickstarter

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Highly Intelligent Bike Brake Light Debuts on Kickstarter!   Patent Pending -- 8 Ultra Bright LEDs Wirelessly Detect Stopping Motion Easy Set-up with Tough Press-on “Dual Lock” Fasteners Used in Buildings – No Installation or Wiring Needed!   Kids & Adults Are Safer Riding in Traffic – Awareness Beacon Visible from ½ Mile Away  100% Waterproof, Works on Bicycles, Helmets, … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Flipp, the Must-Have Free App, is Flipping for Forests this Earth Day!

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A free iOS and Android app available in the U.S. and Canada, Flipp digitally aggregates over 400 retail circulars from national chains as well as hundreds of local stores to help consumers find the latest sales in their community. With Flipp, the essential app companion for weekly shopping, saving has never been simpler and going “green” and paperless has never been easier (from the circular to … [Read More...]

April is “National Financial Literacy Month” Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club Giveaway Opportunity!

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Did you know that April is “National Financial Literacy Month” and a great opportunity to put teaching children of all ages about the basics of finance at the top of the list! I have to admit that I was not aware of this so was quite interested to find out this info and to be able to share with you! As Mr. Buffett said in a Forbes interview, “It’s never too early to help kids understand … [Read More...]

Carole P. Roman Giveaway! To celebrate International Children’s Book Day!

It is International Children's Book Day.What a great day to celebrate!You can read more about the day HERE.  Carole P. Roman wrote a non-fiction series, "If You Were Me and Lived in..." this combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us.  The debut book in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...Mexico" has won the Pinnacle … [Read More...]

Mommy Scene’s Spring #BabyShowerFaves Giveaway

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Spring is a season of newness; new warmth, new growth, and new additions to families! We are excited to partner with Mommy Scene's Spring #BabyShowerFaves to bring you a fabulous giveaway, featuring everything from A to Z for a mom & new baby! Don't forget to check out the Baby Shower Faves Gallery over at Mommy Scene!   We are also excited to announce the launch of Sudsy Dough … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain – A Heart-Wrenching Tragedy

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The story follows a young rickshaw-puller in Bhopal who gets a menial job at a chemical plant, but in December of 1984 a chemical spill in India takes the lives of almost 15,000 people and injuring more than 100,000. The film follows how the industrial disaster in the city changes his life and those of others. KIDS FIRST! Critic Gerry O. comments, “This film is an incredibly sad story. My least … [Read More...]

New Nature-Themed Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Episode Coming to PBS KIDS Monday, April 20 – just in time for Earth Day! It’s finally spring in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe!

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Earth Day is right around the corner and a special nature-themed episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the top-rated series from The Fred Rogers Company, will premiere on Monday, April 20, on PBS KIDS (check local listings) – just in time to celebrate the big day on Wednesday, April 22!   It’s important to foster an appreciation for nature and the environment around us with your … [Read More...]

Monkey Kingdom – Raising Awareness and Funds for the Habitat of Monkeys

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This documentary from Disneynature follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia. Directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair who also directed Bears and narrated by Tina Fey. KIDS FIRST! Critic Haley P. comments, “This … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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KIEHL’S EARTH DAY: Elizabeth Olsen and Maggie Q for Recycle Across America

RECYCLE & BE REWARDED!   Kiehl’s Since 1851 Unveils Limited Edition Label Art Series with Elizabeth Olsen & Maggie Q.   Program provides 65,000 Recycling Labels to 650 K-12 Schools in the United States. In honor of Earth Day, Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care is proud to donate $50,000 to Recycle Across America™ … [Read More...]

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Whole Foods Market for more Natural Beauty Products!

Whole Foods Market kicked off its inaugural “Beauty Week,” March 18 through 24, to celebrate all things beauty related. I don't know if you made a visit to your local store, but I know I did! During “Beauty Week,” all Whole Foods Market locations offered a limited edition “Hello, Beauty!” bag for $18 (valued at $60). This was a Must-Buy! Recently, I participated in a product swap challenge and … [Read More...]

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8 Tips You Need To Look & Feel Your Best This Spring!

The winter woes are almost behind us; we've been cooped up, living under layers, craving comfort foods, working out irregularly  – and possibly even struggling with a spell of seasonal depression? Rejoice! Springtime is near and while we welcome the season happily, it's a little easier said than done to adjust mentally and physically so quickly. Are you ready to jump right into regular … [Read More...]

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Vidal Sassoon is — NEW Salonist Master the Art of Dramatic Colour! Introducing NEW Vidal Sassoon Salonist™: Elevating Home Hair Colour into an Art Form

Vidal Sassoon presents NEW Vidal Sassoon Salonist™ - a revolutionary at-home hair colour system that is inspired by Sassoon’s colour artistry and gives women the tools and techniques that will elevate their home hair colour to an art form.  By incorporating an exclusive two-step technique that treats roots and lengths separately, women can now master the art of rich colour with depth and … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

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earthbath totally natural pet care Puppy Shampoo and Grooming Wipes are a Must-Buy!

      I recently adopted a puppy and I am finding that it isn't always easy to find natural and safe products for my new family member. I recently found out about earthbath. They make totally natural pet care products. I was quite happy to received the Puppy Shampoo and the Grooming Wipes especially for Puppies. The shampoo is an extra-mild shampoo and is great for puppies sensitive skin. I … [Read More...]

RAndy, April 15 Pet of the Year

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White whiskers on black fur complement those big, round, green eyes that 3-year-old Randy will fix on you when you come to meet him. A little shy at first, this good boy will quickly warm up to you and ask for attention. Meet Randy on the shelter side of Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A541222 for Smokey and ID#A541224 for Bella.   (This … [Read More...]