Featured SoCal Events and Services

Go Little Tokyo for a Weekend of Authentic Food and Drinks at the 2nd Annual Delicious Little Tokyo Over a Dozen Restaurants and Shops Offering Events, Special Menu Items, Demos and Tastings Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23

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Go Little Tokyo invites expert foodies and first time explorers alike to the heart of Downtown LA to experience diverse cuisines from the restaurants of Little Tokyo for a scrumptious weekend of authentic food, drinks, and fun at the 2nd Annual DeliciousLittle Tokyo. https://youtu.be/l4eSEx3DxPk From Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23, explore the culinary gems of Little Tokyo and all the … [Read More...]

The Habit Burger Grill Celebrates Summer with the Return of the Delicious Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad Available for a limited time through August! You DON'T want to miss this one!

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The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: HABT), an Irvine-based restaurant company renowned for its award-winning Charburgers, has announced the return of its Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad, a delicious salad as satisfying as summer itself. The limited time special is available now through summer at participating Habit Burger Grill locations, and is priced at $7.75. The Habit’s Strawberry … [Read More...]

Yogurtland Shares Summer Joy With Newest Scratch-made Delicious Flavors New Summer Spoons Highlight Watermelon Sorbet and Mud Pie Flavors

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This summer, yogurt lovers can pack up their picnic baskets and head to Yogurtland to enjoy five new scratch-made flavors that are reminiscent of family outings and warm summer nights. These new promotional flavors, available from June 5 to August 6, explore the tastes of summer and are inspired by summer experiences, and the fresh fruits and desserts that are associated with them. These new … [Read More...]

Come relive the ’90s on July 9th at the Santa Monica Pier

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“The Nineties” at the Pier, presented by CNN Event Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017  Event Time: 12 PM - 6 PM PST  Event Venue: Santa Monica Pier 200 Santa Monica Pier A, Santa Monica, CA 90401 On Sunday, July 9, CNN will celebrate the premiere of its new docuseries "The Nineties" at the Santa Monica Pier.    “The Nineties” at the Pier, presented by CNN, is a family-friendly event celebrating all … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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Chrysler Brand Announces Sponsorship And Support Of Sesame Street Partnership to Include Digital and Television Sponsorship and Online Video Series Launched on Monday, July 17, Across Chrysler Brand’s Digital and Social Channels

Chrysler recently announced that they are now a proud sponsor and supporter of Sesame Street, a commitment that includes supporting the show on PBS and original digital content.   “Sesame Street has a powerful connection with families and this partnership allows the Chrysler brand to support their work around the world,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler … [Read More...]

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19 top U.S. aquariums join to tackle plastic pollution threat Aquariums from coast to coast shift away from single-use plastic products and packaging, rally consumers to build market demand for innovative alternatives

The Aquarium of the Pacific has joined with eighteen other aquariums across the United States  and created a new Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) to address one of the gravest threats facing ocean and freshwater animals – plastic pollution. Today, the ACP announced the launch of a nationwide consumer campaign and a business commitment to drive a shift away from single-use plastic among … [Read More...]

DreamWorks Animation’s Favorite Characters Headline All-New Universal Studios Hollywood Attraction, Kicking off with Kung Fu Panda in 2018

https://youtu.be/r9PHX3Xz3Tg It’s an exciting time at Universal Studios Hollywood as the #1 tourist destination in Los Angeles introduces compelling new theme park attractions and noteworthy new Universal CityWalk establishments. Click here to see what’s new. Below highlights what’s on the horizon in 2018 at Universal Studios Hollywood even as the Entertainment Capital of L.A. continues to … [Read More...]

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Go Little Tokyo’s 2nd Annual Delicious Little Tokyo Returns July 21 – 23 Go Little Tokyo’s Weekend of Authentic Culinary Experiences Returns Friday

Go Little Tokyo for a weekend of authentic, delicious food and drinks garnered from the streets of Little Tokyo with the 2nd Annual Delicious Little Tokyo, Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23, 2017. Experience culinary demos, food tours, workshops and one-of-kind activities at various Little Tokyo shops and restaurants exclusively available during the Delicious Little Tokyo weekend. Go Little … [Read More...]

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Whole Foods Market celebrates National Ice Cream Day

July is National Ice Cream month and tomorrow is National Ice Cream Day! How are you going to celebrate? On July 16 and in celebration of National Ice cream Day, all Whole Foods Market stores will have a one-day sale on Ben & Jerry’s ice creams, frozen yogurts and non-dairy frozen treat pints. Customers can choose two of any of Ben & Jerry’s euphoric and uniquely flavored pints for … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Have Pain? There is a solution and speedy Recovery with Pains and Strains.

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Do you enjoy running and hiking or maybe playing sports like Basketball? Do you ever get Runner's Knee? If so, this next product is for you! Pains and Strains has created the Patella Tendon Care Kit, specifically designed to quickly treat the pain surrounding the kneecap. Each kit provides the latest physical therapy techniques and exercise programs along with medical grade tools to improve and … [Read More...]

New Beauty Product News: New Zealand Importer Pacific Resources International Introduces Cruelty-Free New Manuka Honey Lip Balm Made From Natural Organic Ingredients

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Pacific Resources International (www.shoppri.com), the California-based New Zealand importer that was the first to introduce Manuka Honey to American consumers, is now offering a line of Manuka Honey Lip Balm made with New Zealand Manuka Honey to protect and moisturize dry lips. One of the first steps in beauty maintenance is to make sure that your lips are soft, supple, and healthy during the … [Read More...]

Meet Bbuddieez! This is a Collectible that Young Children will Love!

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It’s here: The collectible toy that doesn’t alienate genders or ages and is fun for every member of the family! I really think that this is so cool because it is for both boys and girls and is well..pretty cool! I like that they are different than many other toy collectibles that I have seen out there!  Bbuddieez are an adorable collectable that you can play with, decorate your room with, wear … [Read More...]

National Ice Cream Month with Graeter’s Ice Cream!

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Who loves Ice Cream? Me! So, I was excited to try out a couple of flavors of Graeter's Ice Cream! I really like the Vanilla Bean but my favorite is the Chocolate Chip! I ate that one so quickly that it only lasted a few days!   Graeter’s Ice Cream, a 147-year-old, family owned craft ice cream company, will celebrate National Ice Cream Month this July with a calendar of events meant … [Read More...]

Summer is a great time for model rockets! Let your kids have a blast!

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Are the kids getting bored yet? Maybe, not yet! With the summer heat...time at the beach can be fun! But, there will come a time this summer where you will probably hear "I'm bored!"  How about a Model Rocket? I recommend the Sonic Boom! (pictured above) Model rockets have been both entertaining and educating kids for decades, and that hasn’t changed even in a world addicted to apps like Angry … [Read More...]

Bursting into Fourth of July with Cascade Ice

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Looking for some healthier and delicious drinks this upcoming holiday? Cascade Ice has you covered! I received samples and actually tried a couple of the following recipes! My favorite is the Fresh Firecracker! Yum! Patriotic Punch: For this fun concoction, start with Cascade Ice Blueberry Watermelon sparkling water. Next, muddle strawberries and blueberries just a bit to release the flavor … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Enter to win a trip for two to the South of France!

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Le Petit Marseillais™ is partnering with ATOUT France to offer a chance to visit the sunny south of France! Born in Provence, Le Petit Marseillais remains rooted in the sunny ingredients and joie de vivre of the South of France. In honor of Bastille Day, Le Petit Marseillais™ is hosting a sweepstakes to win a dream vacation for two to its birthplace, Provence! The getaway includes the following … [Read More...]

Win a Chance to See Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes

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We have teamed up for a Giveaway! Tell us your favorite Super Hero and why!   Winner will receive (2) vouchers (redeemable for two tickets) VOUCHERS AVAILABLE ON OPENING NIGHT(S) ONLY – No Weekends. Vouchers are valid for all three venues, ONE NIGHT ONLY at EACH VENUE. o   Friday, July 7 – STAPLES Center, Downtown LA o   Thursday, July 13 – Citizens Business Bank Arena, … [Read More...]

Celebrate World Oceans Day with Free Tote Bag Giveaway From Rubio’s! June 8 is World Oceans Day!

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Rubio’s Restaurants, the brand that has counted the ocean as a source of inspiration since its founding more than 30 years ago, is continuing its efforts to be a friend of the ocean with its 8th annual World Oceans Day reusable tote bag giveaway. On June 8 (World Oceans Day) Rubio's is inviting fans, friends and ocean enthusiasts to help reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean by … [Read More...]

Pacific Islander Festival June 3-4, 2017 at The Aquarium of the Pacific Giveaway: PACIFIC ISLANDER TICKET GIVEAWAY: Family 4-pack!

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Experience dance, music, cuisine, and cultural artifacts of the Pacific Islands on Saturday and Sunday, June 3 and 4, at the Aquarium of the Pacific.       Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 14th annual Pacific Islander Festival. The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Dunkirk – A Visual Masterpiece with a Timely Topic about British Pride

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Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II. Samantha M. comments, “This unique film altered my perspective on daily life. It fascinates me how history has shaped our world. Viewing this film made … [Read More...]

Kiwi: Season One

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Learn phonics skills with Twiki and Twini! In this collection of 26 episodes, Twiki and Twini take us on fun and educational adventures to discover new words and new sounds. In each episode, Twiki and Twini encounter different objects themed together such as animals, trucks, and more! As each object is presented in the episode, your little one will then watch as Twiki and Twini spell the word out … [Read More...]

Mily Miss Questions: Season 1 – Questioning Everything on Her Wacky and Interesting Adventures!

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Join Mily, a funny and inquisitive 8-year-old girl, as she embarks on adventures hoping to answer the many questions she has about life, people, and the world.  In this collection of twenty four episodes, join Mily and her friends as they investigate everyday situations from learning how to deal with fear to playing by the rules to using your imagination and so much more.  Whenever a particular … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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Summer Travel Essentials

Are you traveling this Summer? Here are some Beauty Essentials to take along with you! Philip B. Four Step Hair & Scalp Treatment Set ($104.00) Packed with super-light essential oils, this award-winning conditioning treatment sinks right in, offering long-term repair to all hair types. Set includes: rejuvenating oil, peppermint & avocado shampoo, light-weight deep conditioning … [Read More...]

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Go Back To School In Style: Introducing The New Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection

Sharpen those pencils, pack that apple, and add the final touch to your back-to-school look in an instant! The new Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection transports you back to that care-free time of coloring with crayons, sketching out vibrant creations, and jumping back into the September back to school season. Color authorities Crayola and Sally Hansen joined forces to offer a bright, … [Read More...]

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Fourth of July Beauty Essentials

Can you believe that the 4th of July is almost here? Summer is here and I just love this time of year! Here are a few of my favorite to-go-to beauty products! Scünci Heathered Knotted Ponytailers Scünci's Heathered Knotted Ponytailers are soft ponytailers, providing all day comfort. I just love how these are gentle on my hair and when I remove them they do not pull my hair out! These truly … [Read More...]

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Summer Beauty Must Products

Does the Sun dry your hair out? This one is a must! I absolutely love it and have been using it once a week! Sun Bum Beach Formula Deep Conditioning Masque Our Deep Conditioning Masque was specifically formulated to restore essential hydration and enhance overall softness and smoothness to dry, damaged or over-processed hair. DDF Protect and Correct Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Paisley, July 27 Pet of the Week

Paisley is Pet of the Week!

The Fourth of July seasonal fireworks can be traumatic for our pets. Paisley, a lovely, friendly 3-year-old pit-bull terrier, came to the shelter before July 4, possibly frightened by explosives. She was still wearing her pink collar. Sadly, her owners never came to claim her, and she still looks for them when she’s out in the play yard. She’s become a staff favorite, and they’d love nothing more … [Read More...]

Grasshopper, July 20 Pet of the Week

Grasshopper is Pet of the Week!

Long, lean, lanky and large of eye, Grasshopper certainly fits his name. This poor little 4-year-old male tabby was bitten on the head by a dog and was brought to our shelter. He’s recovered from his wounds and seems to know that we mean him well, as he’s extremely affectionate and gives “head kisses.” Even with that, though, he’s not happy at the shelter and is in need of a loving home with … [Read More...]

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George is Pet of the Week!

George is a very loving, sweet boy who will paw at you at his kennel window, beggin for a playmate and the affection he misses from his former owners. George has unfortunately been diagnosed with FeLV, a feline viral disease that impairs a cat’s immune system and can cause other diseases like cancer. Humans and dogs can’t catch it, but it is contagious to other cats. Despite this, George has lived … [Read More...]

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Hartz® Expands Popular Delectables™ Lickable Treat Line and my cat loves this treat! Introducing Kitten Life Stage and Veggie Additions in July

https://youtu.be/8-PkppQhCbQ The Hartz Mountain Corporation announces the expansion of the popular Delectables Lickable Treats, the first wet cat treat line, with five new flavors including Bisque Kitten with Tuna, Bisque Kitten with Tuna & Chicken, Stew with Chicken & Veggies, Bisque with Tuna & Veggies and Chowder with Tuna & Veggies. Delectables Lickable Treats, available … [Read More...]