Featured SoCal Events and Services

National Geographic Announces Star-Studded Earth Day Eve Celebration with Willie Nelson, Yo-Yo Ma, Ziggy Marley, Maggie Rogers, and More!

This year, National Geographic is giving multiple ways to celebrate Earth Day at home, kicking off with a star-studded Earth Day Eve virtual concert which will be streaming on Wednesday, April 21, at 8:30 p.m. EDT, and available exclusively on the National Geographic YouTube page or at http://natgeo.com/earthdayeve.  Hosted by travel expert Jessica … [Read More...]

Be a Conservation Hero this Earth Day by joining LA Zoo’s Walk For The Wild presented by Skechers

”The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) is launching its first-ever fitness fundraiser with presenting sponsor Skechers—Walk for the Wild—on Earth Day, April 22, to raise critical funds to support the Los Angeles Zoo and its species-saving work. From April 22 through Endangered Species Day on May 21, participants will take a virtual walk “around the world” to explore the global … [Read More...]

Spring Has Sprung at The Grove: Family Friendly Seasonal Events & Offerings!

With spring in full bloom, The Grove is offering a full day of outdoor festivities for the whole family to enjoy. Every Wednesday morning this month, the iconic outdoor retail and dining destination is inviting kids, parents and caregivers to safely enjoy story time in the sunshine as Barnes & Noble hosts special readings on the spacious lawn. Space is limited to maintain social … [Read More...]

Celebrate Earth Day with The Aquarium of the Pacific

Photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day and take action? The Aquarium of the Pacific is launching an Earth Day poetry contest, a virtual festival, and offers other ways to get involved in supporting ocean conservation from volunteering to Aquarium memberships. “Everyone can help protect this ocean planet that we all depend on and call home. We hope … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Ralphs and Food 4 Less Celebrate National Banana Day

To celebrate National Banana Day April 21, Ralphs and Food 4 Less will give away one hundred cases - or 10,000 bananas - to Feeding San Diego, plus offer tips and recipes about America’s most popular fruit.     “We are driven by our ‘food first’ mission that no matter who you are, where you're from, how you shop or what you like to eat, everyone deserves to have fresh, … [Read More...]

PEMF THERAPY FOR TINNITUS: HOW IT CAN HELP YOU?

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy is one of the most effective and wholesome healing techniques in the modern world. But is it really something 'new'? No! The basic principles of this therapy date back to as far as 2000 B.C, where people used to trigger cellular healing by using magnetic stones. Contrary to other invasive therapies, the Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy is … [Read More...]

pediped National Walking Day Contest

pediped is doing a National Walking Day contest. They are encouraging people to get out for a walk and to take fun pics/videos while they are out and about and then post and hashtag #WalkingWithPediped for the chance to win a FREE pair of shoes of their choice! Deadline to enter is April 23rd and the winner will be announced on the 26th. Find out more here. Credit: pediped. … [Read More...]

RALPHS, FOOD 4 LESS DONATE MORE THAN 28 MILLION MEALS IN 2020 TO HUNGER RELIEF

Ralphs Grocery and Food 4 Less, divisions of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), today share its latest milestones and results for Zero Hunger | Zero Waste, the company’s bold vision to end hunger in our communities and eliminate waste across the company by 2025. Throughout their 2020 fiscal year, Ralphs and Food 4 Less donated nearly five million dollars and rescued 9.8 million pounds of food for … [Read More...]

Hosting a Safe Picnic to Bring in the Spring and Sweep Winter Away in 2021

The weather is warming up, and vaccinations on the rise! The best way to come out of hibernation and fight off the pandemic blues is with a delicious outdoor meal prepared at home and enjoyed outside. There is no reason why family and friends need to remain locked away on your phone or stuck in your computer screen as long as the proper precautions are in place. This article will provide meal … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Arm & Hammer Essentials Disinfecting Wipes are a must-buy for Spring cleaning!

It's time for Spring cleaning and a new favorite of mine is the Arm & Hammer Essential Disinfecting Wipes! I really like that the wipes really clean without harsh chemicals. I even feel safe using them around my pets. They smell great too and they were inspired by nature. They powerfully clean with Citrus-based disinfection which kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria. They are available in … [Read More...]

Spring Cleaning: How enzyme-based cleaners work around the house

Do you have tough stains you need to get out of clothing and other fabrics in the house this Spring? Biz has you covered! It has more stain fighting ingredients than other cleaners. It is the only brand with Enzamix™, a unique blend of enzymes designed to quickly dissolve bacteria causing stains and odors from grass, sweat, blood and more. I had tough stains to remove from a rug in our house, … [Read More...]

Fun Gift Ideas for the kids this Easter!

Looking for fun gifts for the kids this upcoming holiday? Here are some of my favorites! Creatto is a simple yet versatile building system that consists of just two primary components that can be woven together into countless 3D creations. The flexible yet durable plastic tiles interlock quickly and easily for all skill levels; no additional materials or hardware required! Each Creatto kit … [Read More...]

Keep kids Safe with THE Coolest and Best Soaps & Sanitizers!

Looking for fun soaps for the kids during the pandemic? Kids are sure to love these soaps and they range from popable soap to color changing soap! Now, hoe cool is that?! Changing colors? Now, that is pretty cool! Clean With Color Hand Sanitizer Encourage kids to sanitize their hands with this colorful creation from the mind of Crazy Aaron! Made from top-quality ingredients, this fresh gel … [Read More...]

Preparing for a New Baby: A Guide

Pregnancy can be an exciting time for every member of your family as you prepare to welcome a newborn into your life. However, in the middle of all the excitement, it can be easy to let preparations slip and only realize that you are not ready the moment that you bring your new baby home. Here are some top tips to help you to prepare for the next addition to your growing family. Rent Storage … [Read More...]

4 Fun Accessories for Personalising Your Wardrobe

The best thing about fashion is how it can act as a unique form of self-expression. Accessories are a great and often cost-effective way of customising your look to your liking. From sleek and minimalist options to more psychedelic and colourful flourishes, there is something out there for every style and personality. Here are just a few easy and fun accessories that can make your look unique to … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Rubio’s Peace, Joy & Burritos Gift Box Giveaway Opportunity!

Warm your spirits and bring a little burrito joy to you and your loved ones this holiday season with the Rubio’s Peace, Joy & Burritos Gift Box. For just $39.95 (plus tax and shipping), receive a burrito blanket, fuzzy socks, candle + matches, a puzzle, and 3 entrée cards ($30 retail value). Valued at $120, the contents of the Holiday Box will create those cozy, festive vibes we look forward … [Read More...]

Baby Beluga giveaway

Exciting news! Raffi is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of Baby Beluga this year. Can you believe that it has been 40 years? This song and album are among the best-selling children's music releases of all time! Check out Raffi's really cool video too! https://youtu.be/mIBY-LQYkVA Now, we have teamed up for a giveaway! One winner will win Raffi's original "Baby … [Read More...]

A bundle of new kid tunes for the dog days of summer 2020! Giveaway Opportunity!

Enter to win this three-pack of smart and educational children's music CDs from some of the top award-winning artists.  These are songs the whole family can enjoy together -- and they'll inspire kids as they head back to school. The Famadillo giveaway includes Backyard Bop by Portland family folk artist Red Yarn, Songs Across the Pond by Grammy nominee Brady Rymer and UK folk artist David Gibb, … [Read More...]

Now it’s time for Camp Warner Bros. Week # 7!

If you’ve ever been to a drive-in movie, you know how much fun it can be; from piling in the car with your cozy blankets to enjoying your favorite snacks in the Summer air! And if you have ever given a kid an empty cardboard box – you know how much fun they can have, as they use their creativity and let their imagination runs wild for hours! It's Week 7 at Camp Warner Bros. and we are bringing … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

The Year Earth Changed * A Must Watch For Anyone That Lives On The Earth!

This film offers a fresh new approach to the global lockdown and the uplifting stories that have come out of it. People all over the world have had the chance to engage with nature like never before. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Eshaan M. comments, “Perfectly timed for Earth Day, The Year Earth Changed is a mesmerizing portrait of the natural world in a year of lockdowns and quarantine. It’s a … [Read More...]

Do Good * Heartbreaking and Heartwarming Show About Hurricanes Laura and Delta during COVID-19

Do Good is a ten-episode docuseries premiering March 5, 2021 on YouTube that turns the spotlight on the heroic relief efforts, including by veterans, following the deadly Category 4 Hurricane Laura that devastated Southwest Louisiana in August 2020, followed just six weeks later by Hurricane Delta. “With the recent deadly winter storms hitting much of the country, we saw many examples of … [Read More...]

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me * Great Show To Just Kick Back, Enjoy And Embrace The Madness

Brian Dixon, successful business owner and bachelor, just became a full-time father to his teenage daughter Sasha. Determined to be the best father he can be, Brian’s going to need all the help he can get from his dad and sister  — and Sasha’s going to need all the help she can get learning how to deal with her new, lovingly chaotic. Full of heart and humor, Dad Stop Embarrassing Me is … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Beauty Stocking Stuffers!

Here are my favorite Beauty items this season and they would all make terrific Stocking Stuffers! Hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies can be more than just an accessory! They can be fun! With Scenties, you can add a fun twist to your kids’ hair ties, headbands, and scrunchies. These accessories are fragranced with playful scents, which can be enabled by simply Stretching and … [Read More...]

MASAMI hair products are a beauty must-try!

Looking for hair products to try? MASAMI is the only clean haircare brand that harnesses the hydrating power of the Japanese seaweed, Mekabu.  After experiencing MASAMI just once you’ll be daydreaming of long walks down a sandy beach and leave with a spring in your step (and hair). Even if Winter is approaching, in sunny SoCal you can always walk at the beach. I really love the shampoo and … [Read More...]

Beauty Must-Buy! 7th Heaven — Charcoal Peel Off Mask

Staying at home more for Spa treatments during this pandemic? I know that I am and I absolutely love the 7th Heaven Face Masks! The latest one I've tried is the Charcoal Peel-Off Cleansing & Detoxifying Easy Peel Mask. You don’t have to book a fancy spa treatment to treat your skin to charcoal’s powers.  The newest all-natural, high performing home facial treatment from 7th Heaven -- Charcoal … [Read More...]

Summer Beauty Must-buys!

During this pandemic, many of us are doing our own manicures and pedicures! SOPHi allows health-conscious women to have a worry-free, yet long-lasting manicure! Non-toxic, virtually odorless nail polish that is better than 9 or 16 free, because it is free of ALL harsh chemicals! This water-based formula leaves nails healthy and doesn’t cause them to yellow or become brittle. Plus, SOPHi is … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Joey, April 22nd Pet of the Week!

Take just one letter out of Joey’s name, and you’ll have “joy”! Joey has joy in gallons! He’s young, energetic and, as you can see by that smile, happy! Joey is a 3-year-old boxer mix who was found as a stray, and people have been asking about adoption. He just became available, so make that appointment to meet him! Because the shelter is closed to the public, adoption appointments are … [Read More...]

Bring Health and Happiness to your Pet’s Life with CBD oil

Having a dog makes you realize how his presence increases your quality of life. Dogs are incredible family members who aren't only fun being around. Indeed, they prove to be beneficial for your kids as well. Dog owners readily agree: "A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down." – Robert Benchley Dogs are sure … [Read More...]

Cinnamon, April 15th Pet of the Week!

Sugar, spice, everything nice, with some chow chow mixed in! Cinnamon is a sweet senior, 10 years old, who came in as a stray. Her awesome all-black tongue is a clue to her heritage. She loves to be around people, and if they show her the proper respect that you would toward your elders, other dogs are OK as well. Because the shelter is closed to the public, adoption appointments are … [Read More...]

Faith and Sammy, April 8th Pets of the Week !

Faith Faith and Sammy are bonded siblings who came in as owner surrenders. Faith is very loving to both people and dogs, and so is Sammy does—he’s even learned to play fetch from one of them. The cats are protective and needy of each other. They’ve been bounced around from place to place and are adjusting to shelter life. We feel bad for the former owner because there was obviously love going … [Read More...]