Featured SoCal Events and Services

Circus Vargas presents iLUMINOUS! Buy your tickets now! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Circus Vargas presents iLUMINOUS, a new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonder and imagination of every child at heart. Arrive 45 minutes early for the interactive pre-show where kids can join the circus! Stay for a post-show meet and greet with the stars. Don’t miss the high-octane Yeromenko on the gymnastic bars, the brother-sister roller skating daredevils, and the Justin … [Read More...]

Over 8,400 Children Participating in Kids Run the OC Saturday, April 30 Kids Run the OC is the Nation’s Largest Youth Training Program

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On Saturday, April 30, over 8,400 kids from 115 local schools will participate in Kids Run the OC (KROC), the nation’s largest youth training program provided by the OC Marathon Foundation.  KROC was designed to help children in Orange County become more physically fit through the encouragement of healthy habits to combat the onset of childhood obesity. KROC certified coaches lead children … [Read More...]

Explore And Celebrate Socal’s Coast At Aquarium’s Urban Ocean Festival, April 30-May1, 2016 Giveaway Opportunity!

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     The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its seventh annual Urban Ocean Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1, 2016. 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 festival can learn more about and appreciate our urban ocean. The festival will include art … [Read More...]

IMAX National Parks Adventure 3D at The California Science Center

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Embark on the ultimate off-trail adventure into America's awe-inspiring great outdoors. Learn its history and the vital contributions of John Muir and President Teddy Roosevelt to the establishment of our national park system. Join world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker, adventure photographer Max Lowe, and artist Rachel Pohl as they bike, hike, and climb their way across America’s most pristine … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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OC Zoo Celebrates Bear Awareness Day May 7th

Join the County of Orange and OC Parks at the OC Zoo in observance of Bear Awareness Day on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Visit OC Zoo on Bear Awareness Day and learn more about California black bears. In addition to visiting all of the animals at the OC Zoo, guests will enjoy activities including bear crafts for kids, special zookeeper talks about bears, and a learning … [Read More...]

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Burke Williams Offers a Mother’s Day to Remember Unique Spa Specials Include Burke Williams New Yuzu Rose Gold Pedicure

Burke Williams Day Spa is pleased to introduce three special Mother’s Day packages to treat the women in your life with an indulgent pampering experience. Each exclusive package offers a unique combination of soothing services and enhancements for moms and daughters to enjoy. The Mother’s Day packages introduce Burke Williams’ new elegant Yuzu Rose Gold Pedicure. The indulgent service begins … [Read More...]

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Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces All-New Preferred Hotel Program Partnering with Over 20 Los Angeles Area Hotels to Provide Premium Consumer Benefits with Every Stay Preferred Hotel Program Provides Flexibility to Book via Universal Studios Hollywood’s Desktop and Mobile Websites

Universal Studios Hollywood is rolling out the welcome mat to guests booking their stay at any one of over 20 Los Angeles partner hotels as part of the destination’s newly launched Preferred Hotel Program. The diverse array of hotels extends from ocean side in Santa Monica to the heart of the San Fernando Valley, and from a vibrant Hollywood and West Hollywood to a bustling downtown L.A., … [Read More...]

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Kiss Clutter Goodbye Weekend Events at The Container Store – Saturday and Sunday, April 23rd – 24th & Saturday and Sunday, April 30th – May 1st

The Container Store has partnered with Goodwill to help our customers Kiss Clutter Goodbye with a goal to declutter, donate and do life - organized.  With this, we are hosting in-store monetary donations for Goodwill through May and TWO donation and demonstration events at all stores this weekend and next!   Their six Los Angeles area locations – Century City, Costa Mesa, El Segundo, … [Read More...]

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EARTH DAY: Kiehl’s partners with Nikki Reed, Gabrielle Reece and Laird Hamilton for Recycle Across America #KiehlsEarthDay provides 65,000 Recycling Labels to 650 K-12 Schools

In honor of Earth Day and the brand’s commitment to the environment, 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™ , the not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering society-wide solutions that eliminate public confusion around recycling, stimulate the environmental economy and expedite … [Read More...]

Featured Products

6.5 Feet Beach Umbrella with Sand Anchor is a must-buy!

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Looking for a big, beautiful Beach Umbrella that doesn't fly away easily? I recently received a beautiful brightly colored Beach Umbrella by BeachBuddy.co and I love how beautiful it is! The bright colors make this my favorite beach umbrella! But, I also love that it comes with a carrying case and that it has UPF 50! It is super easy to put up and like I said, it does not blow away easily like … [Read More...]

Womens Beach Cover Up Oversized Printed Swim Bikini Pool Wear Sold by: NEOSAN

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Looking for a pretty cover up? This one fits sizes S/M/L. It's a really pretty and lightweight chiffon cover up that can also be worn with jeans and a tank this Summer. This one has long, loose sleeves and a scoop-neck design. It is just perfect for a beach cover up or heading off to the pool but is also fashionable with jeans and a tank. It's a summer must-have! I just love the bright and … [Read More...]

Large Lush Bath Bomb Gift Set – Bath Bombs Kit – Includes Bonus Sponge from Divine Botanics Would make a perfect Mother's Day Gift or Pamper Yourself and buy a set for yourself!

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I like these bath bombs by Divine Botanics a lot! They smell great and make my bath time (me "me" time) more relaxing. I also like that they are white and do not stain the bathtub or leave little flowers floating in the water. The bath bombs are a good size..bigger than I had expected and they were packaged nicely. They did not break or chip during shipping which is a real bonus. I have received … [Read More...]

BeachBuddy.co 2016 Backpack Cooler Chair is a must-have!

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     This is a really nice chair! When I first received the big box and took it out..I thought....Wow! This is quite big and how am I going to carry it?! But, I was very surprised to see how light it is! It is super easy to carry and is a real must-have for beach days. I like that it is durable, seems sturdy and is a nice size and is lightweight! I am really impressed and this has quickly … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin at Musco Center for the Arts – May 1 Giveaway Opportunity!

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A passionate and mesmerizing speaker, Jeff Corwin “exemplifies the power of what one person can accomplish in a positive way to improve our world,” says The Huffington Post. Featuring live animals. The Emmy®-winning Animal Planet host, author, and biologist Jeff Corwin speaks eloquently and entertainingly on the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems across the globe.  … [Read More...]

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Giveaway!

Mother's Day is coming up! Can you believe that it is almost May? We're celebrating moms everywhere with these Mother's Day gift ideas from Mommy Scene. These awesome brands offer a wide variety of gifts perfect to pamper the wonderful mom in your life. Plus enter to win one of these featured gifts! 1. Back Buddy Support Pillow The original award-winning Back Buddy Support Pillow - … [Read More...]

Celebrate Mom Event with Belli Giveaway! Starts tomorrow! April 22nd - May 3rd!

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http://www.belliskincare.com/ Credit: Belli. Not affiliated with SoCal City Kids. No compensation was received. … [Read More...]

Get Your Family Organized with House Monkey! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Looking for a way to become more organized? As a busy mom, I know being organized isn't always the easiest of tasks! So, I was quite thrilled with learning about House Monkey by SciMar Technologies . What is House Monkey?  It is a subscription-based home management solution (mobile app plus web-based tool)  designed to bring your entire tribe (the people living in your home) together to organize, … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Jon Favreau’s 2016 Adaptation of The Jungle Book Reigns Supreme

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From Disney animation comes the live action film, The Jungle Book, based on the classic books by Rudyard Kipling. A contemporary reboot of the beloved 1967 film, it captures your attention from the opening scene and holds through to the very end. Its stellar voice talent cast supports newcomer, young Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli. The story follows the man-cub Mowgli who flees the jungle after a … [Read More...]

“Send a Card for Brianna” by Heather McManamy Sharing Love, Light and Laughter One Note at a Time

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Mother’s Message to Her Young Daughter Lives On in New Memoir “Cards for Brianna” Features a Lifetime of Love, Lessons, and Laughter “So…I have some good news and some bad news,” Heather McManamy wrote in a note her husband, Jeff, posted on Facebook. “The bad news is, apparently, I’m dead. Good news, if you’re reading this, is that you are most definitely not (unless they have Wi-Fi in the … [Read More...]

The Octonauts: Creature Encounters – Stealth Learning at its Best!

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This stealthy science series dives into adventure with the fabulous underwater explorers, The Octonauts! On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts as they encounter strange aquatic creatures of all shapes and sizes! Plunge into a red-hot lava cave as Peso and the team search for a teeny tiny water bear! Race to a colorful coral reef with Shellington as he tries to meet a special jellyfish that can … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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Swim,Beach Cover Up by Dragon & Squama is a Must-Buy!

I know! I know it is only Spring! But, here is sunny Southern California, we have sunny beach days so beach and swim coverups are a must! I really like this one from Dragon & Squama because it is so pretty and it is lightweight! I love that it is sheer and I love the blue color and pattern. It really is truly pretty! I think it is so pretty that it could also be work with a tank or cami and a … [Read More...]

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New Essential Oil for Anxiety and Stress Relief

Looking for a natural great way to relief some stress? Tranquility Essential Oil for Anxiety & Stress by Phytopia may really help! I like that it is super easy to use and I am impressed with its ability to calm my nerves. My husband has also tried it and he seems to really like it! Tranquility Essential Oil is a mix of organic carrier oils and organic essential oils, allowing it to be applied … [Read More...]

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My Beauty faves of the week from Sally Hansen, Rimmel London and NYC New York Color!

       Here are my favorites for the week! NYC New York Color 24 Hr Waterproof Eyeshadow in Madison Square Park ($2.99) - This chubby, waterproof eye shadow delivers vibrant color for up to 24HR wear. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in On Pines and Needles and Greenlight ($7.99) - Seven benefits of a salon manicure in one bottle. Now infused with Keratin Complex for up to 64% … [Read More...]

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APRIL SHOWERS…Embrace The Rain with The Gussy! Be stylish even on rainy days!

Who says you can only be stylish on sunny days? Well, with the help of this next product, you can be stylish even on rainy days! Thanks to a rain-volutionary new accessory, fashionable women no longer have to rhythm(grumble) “rain, rain go away, come again some other day” when navigating spring’s inclement and often unpredictable stormy weather.   Introducing the Gussy – … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Chunky Monkey, April 28 Pet of the Week

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Chunky Monkey was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. Chunk has a moderate heart murmur, but he’s still playful and super-social, and gets along well with other small dogs. You can meet Chunky Monkey both at CAT’s Long Beach Touch-a-Truck event on May 1 at the beachfront parking lot at 1 Granada Ave. in Long Beach and at Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford … [Read More...]

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Petoyo Pet Waste Bags are a must-have for Dog Owners! Lightly Lavender - Scented!

If you have a dog, then Pet Waste Bags are a must-buy! I really like the ones from Petoyo because they are lightly scented in lavender and they make cleaning up after my dog more pleasant! They seem to be leak-proof and are easy to open. The set includes a carabineer clip, so that you will not have to carry the capsule by hands- but you can adjust it on your bag or your belt for easy access. These … [Read More...]

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Join Freshpet, The Pet Show with Dr. Katy, and ResQwalk in The FreshFit Challenge to Raise Awareness About Pet Obesity While Benefiting Animal Welfare Groups Improve you and your pup’s health and earn money for pets in need, just by walking!

Freshpet, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRPT), maker of fresh, real food for pets, has teamed up with The Pet Show with Dr.Katy on Washington, D.C.’s News Channel 8, and ResQwalk, a free mobile app that enables you to raise money for animal welfare groups just by walking, for The FreshFit Challenge to raise awareness about pet obesity in the United States. According to The Association for Pet Obesity … [Read More...]

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Puppiq BrightBand LED Rechargable Dog Collar is a Must-Have for your Pup!

I am quite impressed with this LED Dog Collar! It is a real must-have especially for walking your dog at night! I am impressed with the quality..it doesn't look like it will fall apart easily and love the bright blue color. I also love that it is easy to use and USB rechargeable. The lights have different settings: steady on, slow flashing, and quick flashing. I found this really impressive! My … [Read More...]