Featured SoCal Events and Services

Memorial Day Event – Battleship IOWA – San Pedro

Please join us in remembering our service members whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation. The day begins with a remembrance ceremony featuring local elected officials and Battleship Iowa staff. *10:15AM- remembrance ceremony *11AM- shrimp eating completion (fantail access only)(in partnership with the San Pedro Fish Market) *AM 870 The Answer *12:15, 1:15 & 2:15 San Pedro … [Read More...]

The Habit Burger Celebrates National Burger Month with Fundraiser for Military Programs For every Guacamole Crunch Charburger sold in May, The Habit will Donate 25-cents to Bob Hope USO and Wounded Warrior Project

America’s favorite food, the always fashionable, ever craveable burger, takes center stage in the month of May as The Habit Burger Grill celebrates National Burger Month and supports veterans. During the month of May, for every Guacamole Crunch Charburger sold, The Habit will donate 25-cents to be split between two important veterans charities, Bob Hope USO and the Wounded Warrior Project … [Read More...]


 Photo: Animal expert Jack Hanna receives the prestigious Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award at the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association Beastly Ball on May 19. (PHOTO CREDIT: courtesy of Jack Hanna) Rock super group Roadcase Royale's Nancy Wilson, one of the founding members of legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart, and Liv Warfield, former Prince’s New Power Generation band … [Read More...]

Go WILD FOR THE PLANET at LA Zoo from Earth Day to Endangered Species Day Daily, April 21 through May 18, 2018, with Special Programming on Saturdays and Sundays 10 am to 4 pm Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

The Los Angeles Zoo's annual WILD FOR THE PLANET celebration kicked off on Earth Day weekend, Saturday, April 21st and runs through Endangered Species Day on Friday, May 18, 2018. On weekends, the event features animal feedings, keeper talks and demonstrations; a conservation-themed aerialist show, puppet shows and other activities, fun and information focusing on the importance of protecting the … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

5 Tips To Helping Your Kids Improve Their English

English is one of the most powerful and dominant languages of the world. Current statistics show that about 50 countries have English as their primary national language. It is therefore very important to help your children learn to speak fluent English from an early age. As a parent, listening to your kids speaking and writing flawless English sentences is very satisfying. Developing strong … [Read More...]

Explore Dana Point Harbor Mother’s Day Weekend May 12-13

The County of Orange, OC Parks, and Dana Point Harbor invite families to spend Mother’s Day weekend at picturesque Dana Point Harbor. Enjoy ocean activities, dining specials, shopping, art sales and seaside scenery May 12 – 13. “Families are welcome to celebrate the special women in their life at Dana Point Harbor during Mother’s Day weekend,” Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, 5th District, said. “From … [Read More...]

Places to go this Mother’s Day!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Go Little Tokyo Spa Services, Fashion Boutiques, a Floral Shop, Mother’s Day Brunch Specials and More!  Go Little Tokyo is excited to spoil Mom this May with its list of top places to shop, dine, and celebrate Mother’s Day in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles’ culturally rich, urban neighborhood. Treat the special women in your life to a memory-making mother-daughter … [Read More...]

Coming soon! The One and Only KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp June, July and August in 8 Cities Nationwide Tweens and teens watch and critique films, interview celebrities as entertainment reporters at KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camps where learning and fun are one!

The KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Boot Camp is coming to eight cities this summer, enabling kids to learn how to become entertainment reporters after spending a week practicing their on- and off-camera skills. Taught by leading producers, directors and filmmakers, children ages 11 to 17 truly have the opportunity of a lifetime in this unique star-making program. Beginning in Denver June 4-8, the camp … [Read More...]

Tips on How to Help Your Kids Adjust to a Big Move

Moving is what you make of it. It could be because you can no longer afford your dream house and need to down-size, or it could be to move to a better location. What matters when you move is your outlook, and this is especially true when you have children with you. Children look to you for how they feel, and if you appear stressed or upset with the move, they will copy your behavior immediately. … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Once Again Nut Butter Amoré Hazelnut Spread is delicious!

Self Disclosure: "I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links."       Looking for something great to put on your toast? I love the Once Again Nut Butter Amoré Hazelnut Spread! Besides tasting great, it is Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten Free Certified, and … [Read More...]

May 18 is Natl. Cheese Souffle Day! Have you tried Jarlsberg® Cheese?

Jarlsberg® Cheese, the nationally recognized premium brand of cheese, invites you and your family to whip up a gourmet meal that is simple, elegant and scrumptious. May 18 is National Souffle Day – so why not celebrate in style with this incredible, easy-to-use recipe from Jarlsberg® Cheese? PERFECT FOR THE WARM SUMMER EVENINGS Depending on what ingredients you use, the Soufflé can be served … [Read More...]

Kid-Friendly Snack that is a healthy option this Spring!

Have a picky eater that doesn't like fruits and vegetables? The Phyter Foods has introduced the 1st line of refrigerated, veggie-based food bars that are really kid-friendly! I love that they have no preservatives and are free of chemicals and added oils and fats! They are also made with fresh vegetables and fruits as the leading ingredient. They are also soft to eat but do not stick to your … [Read More...]

It’s Spring! Time for the Spring Baby Round up!

Edushape's Ladybug Sorter is equally comfortable in or out of the bath or pool and can also be used on the floor, table or desk.  The Edu-Foam lily pad bottom makes the Ladybug float, and the six opening and shapes are perfect for sorting and fun learning.  Encourages small and gross motor skills; logic & reasoning; hand eye coordination and visual sensory development. Edushape is … [Read More...]

Spice Islands® Teams up with Taste Buds Kitchen To Bring The World of Spices To Home Chefs

Spice Islands teams up with Taste Buds Kitchen as their Official Spice Partner in a year-long program that includes thousands of cooking classes, workshops and special events nationwide from May 2018 through May 2019.  Spice Islands selected Taste Buds Kitchen for this alliance to support the cooking school’s mission to provide home chefs cooking classes that are fun, educational, enjoyable and … [Read More...]

The SoCal City Kids 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions!

Does a Mom you know have a baby or a child that absolutely LOVES their phone? This is a must-have!  PhoneSoap Charger 2.0 is proud to be the first and only cell phone charger that cleans and sanitizes your phone while it charges. Now you can augment your daily charge with a sanitizing process. With PhoneSoap, a charged phone is a clean phone.  Did you know your cell phone is 18 times dirtier than … [Read More...]

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Chocolate for Mother’s Day? Only from R.M. Palmer! Mother's Day Giveaway!

    What is Mother's Day without chocolate? I really can’t imagine since it really truly is one of my favorite things to receive any day if it is from R.M. Palmer! R.M. Palmer is one of my favorite chocolate brands and they have so many different choices! I love the Soft Caramel Cups! The Peppermint Patties are really good too! Yum! Their chocolate is sooooo good that you may not want to … [Read More...]

Win a $10,000 cash prize, healthy lifestyle products from True Lemon

The #HealthyHappyTrue Sweepstakes was created to celebrate how people live their healthiest, happiest and truest life possible. Entering provides the chance to win a grand prize including a $10,000 cash prize, a Vitamix Professional Series Blender ($600 value), Fitbit watch ($200 value), a True Lemon Swell water bottle and a sampling of all True Citrus products. To enter the sweepstakes and for … [Read More...]

Acclaimed Bay Area Songwriter Sara Lovell Releases ‘Wild Is Everywhere’ on April 20 Giveaway Opportunity has been extended until May 2nd!

https://youtu.be/5_gh6hIgdYw Award-winning songwriter Sara Lovell celebrates the release of her fanciful new album "Wild Is Everywhere" with this all-ages acoustic show. Furry alligator puppies, pickleberry wormnut pies,  run-away socks, rhinos under the bed, and flying children are just a few of the wonders you’ll encounter in Sara Lovell’s fanciful worlds. With two full-length albums of songs … [Read More...]

Sgt Stubby: An American Hero Family Movie Giveaway Opportunity!

As documented in history books but largely forgotten today, the heartwarming CG-animated feature Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero from Fun Academy Studios, based on the incredible true story of the unbreakable bond between a young Soldier and a stray dog, is coming to theatres across the U.S. on April 13! https://youtu.be/ab0pd9oNf7Q Opening April 13 on approximately 3,000 screens across the U.S. … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Applejack – Wonderfully animated, delightful stories, great lessons!

Think work on the farm is easy? Then you don't know jack - Applejack, that is! Honesty, patience and friendships are tested in a new collection of adventures featuring everypony's favorite four-hooved apple lover! Join Applejack and her very best pals - Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy and Spike - as they experience the power and magic of true friendship. Bonus … [Read More...]

Books of the Week of May 24th!

A new picture book about mindful breathing from Nick Ortner is a must-read for young children! A wonderful read for the chaotic preschool classroom or after a busy day before bed, MY MAGIC BREATH helps children process their emotions and consciously breathe through the moment to help find calm. With a read-along-breathe-along element, this new release provides prompts to inspire conversation … [Read More...]

RBG – An Intimate Portrait of an Unlikely Rock Star – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O. comments, “This documentary, RBG, tells you about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and not only inspires you, but motivates you to change the world just … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner


Looking for some really great nail polish shades this Spring? Sally Hansen has you covered! Why involve multiple bottles when a lightning-speed mani is at your fingertips? Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® Nail Color’s newly upgraded 3-in-1 formula with built-in base and top coat offers shiny, extended wear in a single step. The new Insta-Dri is housed in an updated bottle adorned with a gorgeous new logo … [Read More...]

With festival season approaching, it’s time to get your manicure ready for dancing in the desert. See below for tips from beauty expert, Skyy Hadley and polishes from Lauren B. Beauty to ensure your nails look fresh for the entire festival!

Lauren B. Beauty in “33 Carats” Price: $19 Available: laurenbbeauty.com Skyy Hadley Tips: For a fun festival look, try the below Lauren B. polishes with a base coat and top coat to protect your nails from the dreaded chip. Stock up and buy a mini travel moisturizer from the drugstore because there is no way you will be bringing a bottle of cuticle oil and you don’t want your hands or … [Read More...]

Mangiacotti will be featured on The View’s Feel Good Friday viewyourdeal.com segment this Friday April 20, 2018 TUNE IN THIS FRIDAY AND "FEEL GOOD" WITH 50% IN SAVINGS

Mangiacotti and their line of home, personal care, bath, body products and soy candles made with essential oils and plant based ingredients will be featured on The View's Feel Good Friday viewyourdeal.com segment this Friday April 20, 2018.  And the dollar savings are just a part of why viewers will be Feeling The Good!   Mangiacotti was founded with really, really good intentions and products … [Read More...]

Rimmel London’s NEWEST EYELINERS are a Beauty Must this Spring!

Rimmel London Wonder’ Ombre Holographic Effect Eyeliner and Rimmel London Wonder Wing Eyeliner Stamp The Unicorn effect—think holographic and 3-D—will light up your beauty routine. You don't have to be a makeup artist to create this lustrous look. With RIMMEL LONDON WONDER’ OMBRE HOLOGRAPHIC EFFECT EYELINER you get 2-in-1 dimensional color so you can play at home. The creamy formula effortlessly … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Coco, May 17th Pet of the Week

We’re asking for a chance for a doggie who needs to have his remaining years be golden. His name’s Coco, and he’s a German shepherd mix. Despite his 15 or so years, he’s still playful and affectionate. It isn’t fair that a dog this old has to spend his final time in a shelter. Can you provide a safe place for him to curl up? Meet Coco at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East … [Read More...]

Sunniie, May 10th Pet of the Week

Front and center is Sunniie, a 9-year-old spayed female pit bull who has a disposition as lovely as the sound, if not the spelling, of her name suggests. Sunny is calm and friendly to other dogs, particularly her mate, a 9-year-old tan Chihuahua named Gorda, whom you may have met in last week’s FOLBA Pet of the Week. Sunniie would love to go home to a loving family, but what would be even nicer … [Read More...]

Gorda, May 3rd Pet of the Week!

Gorda isn’t really gorda, that is, chubby. She’s a perfectly shaped spayed tan Chihuahua. At 9 years old, she has plenty of years left to play and to lie curled up on your lap or at your side. She is so sweet! Gorda has a best buddy at the shelter that we’d love to see her go home with. Her name’s Sunniie (yep—no typo!), and she’s a black pit bull spayed lady, also 9 years old. They’re like Timon … [Read More...]

King, April 26 Pet of the Week

Until the end of April, you can get a King for just a few coins of the kingdom! This month, there’s a Pittie Party at the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, and potential adopters may pay as little as $1 or as much as $1,000,000 to adopt King or any of his pit-bull or pit-bull-mix subjects! King, found as a stray, is 6 years old and loves a walk around the castle moat or a romp with little … [Read More...]