Featured SoCal Events and Services

Join OC Parks this Holiday Season at Heritage Hill Historical Park

Candlelight Walk at Heritage Hill Historical Park, 2021. Photo courtesy of OC Parks. Celebrate the joy of the holiday season at OC Parks’ Heritage Hill Historical Park with two weekends of festive fun at Candlelight Walk and Holiday Lights this December.  Experience the 37th annual Candlelight Walk December 8-10 from 5 to 9 p.m. Stroll through the merry grounds and enjoy … [Read More...]

Brighten Up The Holiday Season With Dana Point Harbor Partners

Image courtesy of Dana Point Harbor Partners.  Dana Point Harbor Partners (DPHP) is spreading cheer and brightening this merry season by hosting the annual holiday light display, consisting of over 700,000 LED lights. Set to illuminate the Harbor November 15 through mid-January, Happy Harbor Days offers themed light exhibits including a giant whale sculpture, lit-up palm trees, a … [Read More...]


Walk among the dinosaurs as North America’s most popular, can’t-miss  dinosaur adventure kicks off SoCal tour at Anaheim Convention Center for New Year’s North America’s most popular interactive dinosaur experience is BACK, BIGGER and BETTER than EVER! SoCal families can walk among the nation’s biggest herd of photorealistic dinosaurs when Jurassic Quest® kicks off its … [Read More...]

Experience the Holidays at Santa Monica Place

Photo Courtesy of Santa Monica Place.  From photos with Santa to one-of-a-kind immersive experiences, Santa Monica Place welcomes visitors to join the festivities throughout the holiday season. Enjoy an array of special entertainment throughout December at the center and take in the iconic 50-foot Christmas tree and festive décor in Center Plaza. Holiday happenings include: Photos with … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

5 Reasons Why Art Therapy Is a Gamechanger for Addiction Sufferers

Art therapy has emerged as a potent and transformative method for addressing addiction issues. Going beyond conventional therapeutic approaches, art therapy taps into the creative process to help individuals explore and express their emotions, confront challenges, and pave the way to recovery. Expression Beyond Verbal Communication Art therapy as a part of intensive outpatient programs … [Read More...]

Hiding in Plain Sight: How Depression Can Remain Unnoticed

Depression, often referred to as the silent struggle, can be a master of disguise, lurking beneath the surface while individuals navigate their daily lives. Contrary to popular belief, depression doesn't always manifest in obvious signs, and sometimes those suffering can become experts at hiding their internal battles. In this exploration, we'll delve into the 7 Signs of High-Functioning Anxiety … [Read More...]

Black Friday Discount from FELD ENTERTAINMENT – Disney On Ice, Monster Jam and More

Feld Entertainment Kicks Off Holiday Gift-Giving Season with Massive Cyber Week Sale! Give the gift of America’s favorite live, family entertainment experiences with up to 35% off tickets nationwide Give the gift of an unforgettable live, family entertainment experience this holiday season from Feld Entertainment®. The global leader in live, family entertainment is bringing families … [Read More...]

Extra Show Added to Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas! 

Segerstrom Center for the Arts  Due to high audience demand, Segerstrom Center for the Arts has added an additional show date for our upcoming engagement of Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical on Friday, December 22 at 2pm. Hailed by The New York Times as “100 times better than any bedtime story,” this classic holiday musical will enchant adults and … [Read More...]

Complimentary Skate Sessions hosted by NETFLIX / ICE AT SANTA MONICA – Nov & Dec

This year’s Ice at Santa Monica, presented by Netflix iceskating rink has once again transformed the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into a winter wonderland, bringing a touch of holiday magic to the beachside community. Now open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, and from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Monday, January 15, … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Black Friday Deals: The Perfect Novelty Gifts for Christmas Parties

I love this and it will make the perfect gift for family or friends this holiday season! I received this great Tote bag and it's my new favorite! The two biggest shopping days of the year are just around the corner. This year, Black Friday falls on Friday, November 24 and Cyber Monday is Monday, November 27. It’s the perfect time to score major discounts and deals ahead … [Read More...]

Rubio’s Holiday Gift Cards

Looking for an easy holiday gift?Receive $10 in bonus cards for every online $40 gift card purchase, from Friday, November 24 through Monday, November 27. Purchase your gift cards here: https://rubios.com/gift-cards/ Credit: Rubio's. Self Disclosure: Some form of compensation was received to post. Images were also provided. … [Read More...]

Pereg Natural Foods are a Must-Try!

My favorite is the Bread Crumbs! Cooking this holiday season? I know I am! Pereg Natural Foods has seasonings and bread crumbs that are a must-buy this holiday season! Great for when you are baking chicken and making so many other delicious recipes! Their products are available across the country. They are also available on www.pereg-gourmet.com I used the Bread Crumbs to bake … [Read More...]

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals from KeaBabies

As the holiday season approaches, it's time to gear up for one of the most exciting and highly anticipated times of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday!  Grab bestsellers and essentials on sale for parents and little ones from the popular KeaBabies line, including Organic Urban Burp Cloths, Baby Wrap Carriers, Organic Baby Bandana Bibs, Toddler Pillows, Diaper Backpacks and … [Read More...]

The Gnome In Your Home Can Teach Kindness

The Gnome In Your Home ($29.95) Teach them the importance of kindness with The Gnome in Your Home. The Gnome in Your Home is an illustrated, rhyming children's book about a group of gnomes who, due to their small size and lack of magical skills, question if they can make a difference. The hardcover book tells the story of a group of gnomes who learn they have a special gift of kindness to … [Read More...]

My Favorite Fall Must-Try!

Soul Food Starters Nobody knows good soul food like Booker co-founder of Soul Food Starters – well, except some of our grandmas. But in today’s world, not everyone has the time to put love into a good homecooked meal. You know, the kind of comforting soul food that gets each member of the family excited to sit down for supper. That’s why husband-and-wife team Claude and Crystal Booker decided … [Read More...]

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Zebra by Popcornopolis® is a must-try this Holiday Season!

Looking for a tasty treat this Holiday season? Popcornopolis has created a new product line called Zebra by Popcornopolis® —five indulgent, confection-style gourmet popcorn snacks made with organic popcorn, premium chocolate, and hand-selected ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. I had the opportunity to try them all and they are absolutely delicious! I still can't … [Read More...]

Wonder The Movie

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and … [Read More...]

September 9th is California’s Birthday!

Celebrate with Gaslamp Popcorn by posting about how young the Golden State looks after 167 years (and more than a million Hollywood facelifts). We have teamed up for a special Giveaway! One winner will win a Prize package of Gaslamp Popcorn! They have such delicious flavors, by the way! My favorite is the Malibu Mix! The Kettle Corn doesn't last long in our house either! I love the recipe below … [Read More...]


Are you ready for Lionsgate’s exciting new film, SABAN’S POWER RANGERS? https://youtu.be/5kIe6UZHSXw SABAN’S POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Books of the week

The Pig, the Elephant, and the Wise-Cracking Bird By: Michael Sampson and Bonnie J. Johnson Illustrated by: Joshua Sampson New York Times bestselling author Michael Sampson teams up with filmmaking son Joshua Sampson and award-winning education specialist Bonnie J. Johnson to pen children’s picture book about idioms. Meet Ogden Oink, a fun-loving, adventurous, … [Read More...]

Wish * A Beautiful, Inspiring and Hilarious Film That Contains A Very Valuable Life Lesson

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wish is an all-new musical-comedy welcoming audiences to the magical kingdom of Rosas, where Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force—a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe—the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico—to save her community and prove … [Read More...]

Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story * So Inspiring With Lessons On The Importance Of Forgiveness, Faith And Perseverance

Writer, actor, filmmaker, studio head and media titan, Tyler Perry, is America’s consummate multihyphenate. But underneath this entertainment behemoth is a man working humbly to heal his childhood trauma by transforming his pain into promise. Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story, a nod to his mother’s love, is a tender and intimate portrait of visionary and innovator Tyler Perry: his harrowing but … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Be the Life of the Party with Make It Real Party Nails: Glitter Nail Studio!

Tweens will love this! The glitter vortex has arrived! Introducing the no-mess, all-sparkle manicure solution young fashionistas and parents are going to love! Make It Real (MIR), a leading lifestyle brand for tweens and teens specializing in DIY, beauty, and fashion, introduces its latest groundbreaking innovation, Party Nails: Glitter Nail Studio. Decorating sparkly party nails has never … [Read More...]

Spa Life: After Sun Care

These are a must-try this Summer! Got a little too much sun? The hydrating cucumber and soothing aloe in these Spa Life face masks are perfect for rejuvenating the skin post-summer fun! I absolutely love these face masks! They are one of my ultimate favorite summertime beauty products! HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN - this facial mask will boost the skin’s collagen content and slow down its degradation. … [Read More...]

5 Must-Have Cosmetics of 2023

The top cosmetics that you should have in 2023 are a mixture of skin care and makeup products from brands like COSRX and Lulu Lashes. They are not new to the market, but these are the products that have withstood the test of time. Treat your skin this year with only the best of the best. This is especially true if you use products like heavy makeup and fake eyelashes. You may have tried product … [Read More...]

Do You Need a Skincare Routine?

You might be wondering if you need a skincare routine for yourself, as a lot of people have been adopting them lately. Quite obviously, the response is yes. You should have a skin care routine, regardless of your sex, skin type, profession, or anything else. This is specially true for people that use heavy make up and other cosmetic products like fake eyelashes. The largest organ in your body, … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Frances, Dec. 1 Pet of the Week

AWWWWWWWW! What, me elderly? A pet doesn’t have to be in their final years to be classified as seniors. Frances, in fact, is just 7 years old, but she’d be officially eligible for an AARP membership if they were extended to pets. Adopt a Senior Pet Month finished its run on Nov. 30, so we’ll feature this beautiful brown tabby who’s really in her middle years—the prime of life! Frances is … [Read More...]

Lady Gata, Nov. 26 Pet of the Week

awwww! Sooo precious! November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and do we have a girl for you! Her name is Lady Gata, she’s 14 years old, and she’s a sweetheart. Heck, she was born this way. She’s used to a home, and sadly has lost hers. She’d love to curl up in a quiet, adult-only dwelling. Since this is Thanksgiving weekend, how about giving this lovely girl a million reasons to be thankful? … [Read More...]

Smokey and Missy, Nov. 17 Pets of the Month

awwwwwwwww! Double the cuteness! Smokey and Missy II were surrendered at the shelter by someone who claimed that they’d found the dogs. When the staff checked their microchips, it turned out that the finders were actually the owners. These two deserve better. November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and we hope that Smokey, a senior 13-year old Labrador retriever, will go to a … [Read More...]

Mako, Nov. 10th Pet of the Week

so adorable! Mako (ID#A707234) is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois who’s an absolute dream doggie for people who love this loyal breed. He’s very friendly to humans, is nonreactive to other dogs, and absolutely loves to play. He’s also suffering from kennel stress and must be out of the shelter by Nov. 17. It’s hard for a socially intelligent animal to be confined to a kennel, even with the … [Read More...]