Featured SoCal Events and Services

Los Angeles Zoo Launches New Online Store

hop Now for Eco-Friendly Merchandise, Gorilla Collection to Celebrate Baby Angela, Educational Toys, New Line of Zoo-Branded Masks and Plenty of Plush Animals  The L.A. Zoo is proud to announce the launch of the new L.A. Zoo online store, offering a variety of engaging Zoo merchandise for adults and kids.  Now, animal-lovers everywhere can … [Read More...]

Looking for fun enrichment opportunities for the kids this Summer?

With summer finally upon us, and homeschooling coming to a close, many parents are looking to find exciting summer enrichment opportunities for their children. Storymakery, the first self-publishing experience designed uniquely for children, offers just that! Located in Laguna Hills, Storymakery is a one stop shop where kids can create a character, write a story, design … [Read More...]

Rubio’s Giving Complimentary, Clear, Reusable Tote Bags for World Oceans Day Monday, June 8th and Tuesday, June 9th!

Photo Credit: Rubio's. With beaches across the country re-opening and World Oceans Day on Monday, June 8, Rubio’s Coastal Grill is giving away free, reusable tote bags. No coupon is needed, simply order from Rubio's Coastal Grill on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9, to receive a complimentary bag, while supplies last.  Celebrating the eatery’s long-standing commitment to the ocean and … [Read More...]

Don’t feel like cooking but want a home-cooked meal? Black Bear Diner has you covered!

Don't feel like cooking tonight? I had the opportunity to receive a Family Meal from the Black Bear Diner in Torrance and my family was quite impressed! Black Bear Diner has locations throughout California and is currently offering curbside and delivery service of the new Family Meals to make family life easier. They have quite a variety of meal choices for either breakfast. lunch or dinner. I … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

How Your Health Affects Your Finances?

Being poor has a direct effect on your physical well-being. If you are struggling to make ends meet, you probably don't pay much attention to your diet or just cannot afford nutritious foods. On the other hand, if you are rich, you can hire a private doctor who will be at your disposal 24/7. However, we shouldn’t forget that it also works the other way around. In a moment, we’ll examine how your … [Read More...]

How to encourage your kids to be more spiritual

Spirituality is a sophisticated concept that we don’t tend to associate with children. Spiritual people might eat a plant-based diet, care for the environment and communicate with psychics or mediums (via this mediumchat website) – which might not be appropriate for our children. However, being spiritual simply means caring about something bigger than ourselves, and there are many positive … [Read More...]

How to learn piano on a keyboard?

Photo by Martin Hexeberg on Unsplash A keyboard and piano are similar instruments that serve the same purpose but operate in different ways. A piano is an acoustic instrument that creates sound through striking strings, while a keyboard produces audio digitally. Therefore, it is apparent that these two instruments are inherently different, and therefore may not be comparable in operation. … [Read More...]

Is it Possible to Avoid Inheritance Tax?

How to help your family to save a small fortune when you pass away? When someone from our closest family dies, we have to deal not only with the grief but also with inheritance tax (IHT), unfortunately. It is a tax concerning the money, possessions, and property of the deceased one. People often feel confused after such a loss, and find it hard to follow the legal restrictions, so they often … [Read More...]

Drinking and Driving: Dangerous Combination?

According to https://www.cdc.gov/, every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. It means one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of car incidents caused by drunk drivers takes more than $44 billion. Let me assure you that drinking and driving is a freaking lousy combination. First of all, the insurance fee. Even if you did … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Another great Father’s Day Gift idea! (Great for other occasions too!)

Looking for something on trend for Dad this Father’s Day? How about this matte black & blue plated with black CZ bracelet for the Dad who enjoys all things blue—his favorite color (shown above)! INOX’s men’s jewelry line has something for every dad, but we were especially overjoyed by how many fun pieces were available to mix and match in blue. In addition to an entire collection devoted to … [Read More...]

KinderlyteAdvanced, Provides Natural Rehydration for Adults and Children!

Kinderfarms, maker of Kinderlyte®, the first natural and effective, doctor-formulated oral electrolyte solution (OES) for children, has expanded its product offering with the launch of Kinderlyte Advanced. Designed for people of all ages, liquid and convenient powder formulations are now available online and at retailers across the country. I like that this is for both children and adults and … [Read More...]

Looking for a great Graduation gift? Pura Vida has you covered!

I just love the bracelets from Pura Vida! Looking for graduation gifts or summer birthday gifts? I think you will find some great gifts from Pura Vida. Pura Vida’s recently-launched Engravable Collection ($20-30) provides a sweet reminder of your grad's high school or college days! The collection includes a variety of customizable metal options (rose gold and silver) as well as four … [Read More...]

Looking for Father’s Day Gift Ideas? New Foodie Faves For Father’s Day!

Father's Day Soda & Candy Game Crate Are you still searching for the perfect Father's Day gift? GourmetGiftBaskets.com has you covered! They have created a whole new batch of delectable Dad's Day Gifts. I really suggest the Father's Day Soda & Candy Game Crate, $89.99! The Father's Day Soda & Candy Game Crate is a checkers gameboard that doubles as the lid on this wood box crate. A … [Read More...]

Springtime Must-Buys!

Hand Sanitizer that's Safe for Kiddos from Zoey Naturals is a real must-buy! Experts advise handwashing with soap and water as an effective way to fight germs.  When a bathroom isn't close by, Zoe Naturals Hand Sanitizer is! I love that no water is needed to use this and that it is effective and completely safe for young children! It is available in two fragrances: Island Hisbiscus and … [Read More...]

Springtime Fun for the kids!

It's Spring! I know it is a different world today than it was last Spring so many of these ideas are products that can be used at home. Do your children like to make Slime? If so, this will be a hit! Demeter Fragrance, a leader in producing fragrances guaranteed to make you smile, is excited to announce the launch of SlimeScent! Now, kids of all ages can stretch and mold their favorite … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

It’s time for Week #2 of #CampWarnerBros!

This week, we are going to have some fun with science, color mixing, learning patience and making a delicious treat and you can win a digital code for your own  Steven Universe: The Movie camp viewing party! About Steven Universe: The Movie: After so many harrowing adventures, Steven and the Gems are ready to celebrate how far they’ve come with a movie musical! Little do they know … [Read More...]

This summer we are having #CampWarnerBros Giveaways! Your little ones will love this!

LEGO® DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD! This week (6/22) is Super Hero Week at Camp Warner Bros.! We're celebrating the release of LEGO® DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters and provide virtual Super Hero Training to bring out the passion, patience, listening skills, and fun in all of our Super Hero campers.  In this video, Batman will show you … [Read More...]

Flamingo Ring Toss and Adorable Cactus Ring Toss Games from Antsy Pants are a hit this Spring!~Giveaway Opportunity!

Looking for something that will keep your young child entertained this Spring? I know with the current pandemic, it 's tough and children do get bored! But, I'm sure they will have a blast playing Ring toss with these cute cactuses or pretty pink flamingos! Cactus Ring Toss for ages 4+ includes three cacti and three rings.  Flamingo Ring Toss for ages 4+ comes equipped with three rings and … [Read More...]

Aquarium Festival Celebrates African and African-American Culture During National Black History Month

Photo Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s eighteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests can experience the sights and sounds of performances by local African-American groups, including Mardi Gras second line … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie * Fantastic Anime; Great Characters; Meaningful Stories

Jibanyan, Whisper, and Nate travel back in time where they team up with a heroic Yo-kai named Hovernyan and Nate's adolescent grandfather to stop an evil Yo-kai from taking over the world! Together, they fight Dame Dedtime and her evil Wicked Yo-kai minions to save the world from her evil plans. Can they discover the secret origin of the Yo-kai Watch and save humanity before time runs out!? KIDS … [Read More...]

My Spy * Love The Friendship That Develops Between JJ and Sophie

A hardened CIA operative finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Lindalee R. comments, “I loved the friendship and love that develops between the characters JJ (Dave Bautista) and Sophie (Chloe Coleman)! They start off as strangers and then, throughout the movie, JJ teaches her how to be a good spy, … [Read More...]

Four Kids and It * A Wonderful Fantasy Film with Such Realistic Looking CGI

A group of kids on holiday in Cornwall meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Lindalee R., comments, “Inspired by E. Nesbit’s 1902 serialized novel called Five Children and It,  the movie Four Kids and It is a wonderful fantasy film for all ages that brings the story alive. The CGI seems so real that I believed the Psammead (the creature … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Beauty Stocking stuffer!

Looking for a great beauty find that will be perfect in Mom's stocking this year?  Refining Sugar Cleanser from MyChelle Dermaceuticals is at the top of my list! Refining Sugar Cleanser is a natural sugar and intoxicating Vanilla-infused cleanser that gently exfoliates surface impurities as it transforms into a creamy, foaming lather—leaving skin radiant and refined. Boosted with anti-aging … [Read More...]

Burke Williams Offers Peace This Holiday Season with Luxurious Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams Day Spa is pleased to spread joy this holiday season with four generous gift card packages. California’s ultimate self-care destination, Burke Williams, offers world-class amenities and a full menu of services for guests to relax, renew, and wash away the stress of the holiday season.Packages include a variety of signature Burke Williams treatments including massage therapy, … [Read More...]

Comedones and breakouts

Introduction There are many different sorts of acne and other skin problems that you’re likely to run into in regular life, and all of them are irritating and unsightly. One of the most common types are comedones, which you’re likely to encounter when you’re dealing with other skin conditions. But what causes comedones and how do you get rid of comedones? Read on to find out more! What are … [Read More...]

Burke Williams Celebrates Moms with Luxurious Mother’s Day Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams offers gifts of love this Mother’s Day with three special Gift Card Packages. Celebrate mothers this season with the gift of a transformative Mother’s Day experience they will never forget. Each package includes a collection of Burke Williams signature treatments that are sure to make mothers feel valued and appreciated. Packages are available now at all ten spa locations. Standard … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Stella and Julius, July 9th Pets of the Week!

AWWWWWW! We have two cats for you today: Julius, a neutered 7-year-old orange tabby, and Stella, a 4-year-old female tuxie! We’re doubling up on the cats because Mother Nature is doubling down on kitten birth to unfixed cats during kitten season, when most cats are born. Our shelter is getting crow-rowr-ded and will continue to fill from midsummer to autumn. We’d love it if you’d … [Read More...]

The Commodore, July 2nd Pet of the Week!

t’s not his name so much as a title! The Commodore at only 5 months old has a commanding, thoughtful presence that will move your heart—and move in there, too! The Commodore loves to stand at the helm, which is what he calls the window, and take in the world. He has a badge in the form of a tipped ear, which speaks to his experience in the outdoors before he was rescued. He loves his … [Read More...]

Kali and Ginger, June 25th Pets of the Week!

AWWWW! Aren't they the cutest? These two sweet cats are desperately in need of a home together. Kali and Ginger form a bonded pair—two 5-year-old best friends, and we want to keep that status as forever. Their owner just passed away, and no one wanted to care for them. Kali is a beautiful medium-fur calico with a lovely, sweet face and a personality to match. Ginger is, … [Read More...]

The Top Tips for Choosing a Dog Crate

Tips for Choosing a Dog Crate Are you looking to purchase a crate for your dog, but aren’t sure which one to choose? Dog crates can be very useful. They provide a sanctuary for your pet when it needs some privacy, they serve as an important training tool, and they’re a necessary item for travel.  But, with all the options out there, choosing the right dog crate can sometimes be … [Read More...]