Featured SoCal Events and Services

Celebrate the Cultures of the Pacific Islands during the Aquarium’s 15th Annual Pacific Islander Festival Giveaway Opportunity!

Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 15thannual Pacific Islander Festival. The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances. Enjoy hula, Tahitian drumming, Hawaiian games, and the work of artisans. Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan, Fijian, Tongan, … [Read More...]

Jump Into Summer at Newport Dunes This Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28 Featuring the Grand Opening of the West’s Largest Inflatable Beachfront Waterpark, Live Music, Newport Beach Beerfest and More May 25 - 28, 2018

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to present Memorial Day weekend filled with fun activities and special events, May 25 – 28, 2018. From kids to adults, ‘80s lovers to country music fans, craft beer aficionados and watersports enthusiasts, all will find the perfect way to kick off the summer at Newport Dunes. On Friday, May 25, Newport Dunes will unveil the expansion of their Inflatable … [Read More...]

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...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Little Hacks That Make Parenting Easier

Being a parent is probably one of the toughest jobs in the world. There are so many responsibilities that you need to take care of every single day, and there is no time off. At the same time, parenting has to be one of the most rewarding activities. There is no better reward than seeing your kids grow up and transform into little humans with personalities that were shaped thanks to your hard … [Read More...]

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Offers Late-Night Trains, Special Fares for Concerts at FivePoint Amphitheater Concertgoers can travel to and from Orange County's newest outdoor venue and enjoy discount train fares on select concert dates during the 2018 summer series in Irvine

The Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® will offer special train service for concertgoers traveling to and from the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine during the 2018 concert season between May 11 and September 30, 2018. Discounted Pacific Surfliner fares will be offered for travel to and from Irvine on select concert dates. In addition, concert goers who present a valid Pacific Surfliner ticket at the gate … [Read More...]

Regional Acts Selected for Third Annual Heartbeat of Mexico Free Outdoor Festival Sunday, May 27 at 1pm

Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University is pleased to announce that over 20 regional acts were selected to perform on three stages at the third annual Heartbeat of Mexico’s free Outdoor Festival on Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 1pm to 7:30pm. Featuring some of the top local and regional Mexican-American ensembles in Southern California, the festival will present traditional and contemporary … [Read More...]

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...]

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...]

Featured Products

May is Celiac Awareness Month Garden Lites Offers Gluten-Free, Delicious Veggies In Every Bite

May is Celiac Awareness Month, and Garden Lites offers products that are always gluten-free and made with vegetables as first ingredients. Gluten- free food is especially vital for all sufferers of Celiac Disease, a genetic autoimmune disease which damages the small intestine. Celiac Disease impacts over 3 million Americans, and since the first Celiac Awareness Month in 1987 the number of … [Read More...]

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...]

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Giveaways

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

Vincent Nunes “Move, Move, Move” is a CD of fun songs!

Looking for music that will make your little ones want to dance and move? Vincent Nunes just released his 10th recording of original music for children, entitled, “Move, Move, Move”. I had the opportunity to check the CD out for myself and highly recommend it for young children because it is fun! I also like that young children will have fun moving to these songs! Songs on the CD: 1. … [Read More...]

Solo: A Star Wars Story – An Essential Watch for Any Star Wars Fan

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. Described as a space western, the film centers on the young Han Solo and his adventures with his Wookiee side-kick Chewbacca, including their encounter with Lando Calrissian. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Arjun N. comments, “Solo: A Star … [Read More...]

Brooklyn’s Beloved Kindie Star Suzi Shelton Releases an Album of Smart Songs for Kids Who Care Hand in Hand Avail now!

 Suzi Shelton, known for her “heartfelt songs that span a lot of childhood territory”(Parents’ Choice) and “hummable, kid-friendly tunes” (NY Daily  News), released her fourth solo album for families this spring: Hand in Hand on May 11. Suzi plans several concerts to celebrate the release, including Friday sing-alongs at JCP Downtown in NYC and a show at Madison Square Park (as part of the Madison … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

NEW! Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Formula is a Beauty-Must Buy this Spring! YOUR OWN, PERSONAL ALWAYS-ON SALON: INTRODUCING SALLY HANSEN’S NEWLY FORMULATED INSTA-DRI NAIL COLOR COLLECTIONS

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

Hartz® Home Protection™, America’s Leading Dog Pad Brand*, Launches Hartz® Home Protection™ Quilted Plus™ Giveaway Opportunity!

Have you seen the Hartz Mountain Corporation Hartz® Home Protection™ Quilted Plus™ dog pads? These new dog pads from Hartz® Home Protection™ - America’s number one dog pad brand* - are designed with highly absorbent quilt pockets using unique printed dot embossing that traps wetness in the center to prevent spreading and leaking, unlike dog pads with “standard quilting”, which cause wetness to … [Read More...]

Droopy, May 24th Pet of the Week

Droopy’s been likened to the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man—he is a big marshmallow!–and described as “a lumpy sort of fellow with a big heart” by the shelter staff. But once he’s out in the play yard, Droopy isn’t droopy! He loves to play with the other dogs in the play yard, is well trained and gentle, and loves walks. He’s a 5-year-old pit bull and, sadly, an owner surrender—he lived with young kids … [Read More...]

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...]