Featured SoCal Events and Services

Red Hot Teen Retailer Five Below To Open Its First L.A. Stores, April 21st! Grand Opening at the Hawthorne location this weekend!


Looking for a really cool store for 'Tweens and Teens? This is the store to visit! Starting April 21, LA area teens, tweens and their parents will experience a greater degree of “cool” when the trend-right, extreme-value retailing phenomenon Five Below opens its first nine stores in California. You may not be familiar with Five Below (after all, the Philadelphia-based company’s closest … [Read More...]

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Teams Up With Autism Speaks To Increase Acceptance and Understanding of Autism

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Family-owned, award-winning barbeque destination Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is teaming up with Autism Speaks to help increase understanding and acceptance of autism. The April campaign marks World Autism Month. During April, Lucille’s will donate to Autism Speaks the Round It Up America contributions – in which guests “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar – at 22 participating … [Read More...]

Say Aloha to Pineapple Season at Islands Restaurants SoCal restaurant celebrates the tropical fruit’s peak season with new pairing menu and you have to try the New Limited Items too!

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Synonymous with warm weather and beach days, sweet and tangy pineapples hit peak season from March through July. Islands Restaurants, known for its surf-inspired menu and ice-cold tropical drinks, is celebrating the tropical gem with a special Pineapple Pairing Menu this spring.       Starting April 1 and running through May 31, pineapple lovers will find a limited time Pineapple Pairing … [Read More...]

Celebrate National Burrito Day April 6th with Burritos from Rubio’s!

Grilled Shrimp Bacon Burrito

National Burrito Day is coming up this Thursday (April 6), so I know that I'll be heading to Rubio's! Known for its coastal cuisine, the SoCal based restaurant is celebrating the foodie holiday by offering any burrito on the menu for $5 all day long. Favorites include the sustainable Grilled Shrimp and Bacon Burrito (a savory combination and personal favorite), the Burrito Especial with … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News


Science in the Park Comes to Irvine Regional Park Saturday, April 29 Join OC Parks and The Cooper Center for a free family festival celebrating archaeology, paleontology, history, culture, and science.

The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to announce Science in the Park, a free family event on Saturday, April 29 at Irvine Regional Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Science in the Park is presented in partnership with The Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center, and celebrates Orange County’srich heritage of natural history, native animals and plants, local Native American … [Read More...]

Autism Awareness Month Here's a list of some great resources!

Autism Awareness during Big Sur! KultureCity Launches Innovative Program Benefitting Families With Autistic Children. NestFresh, the leader in sustainable, local, humane and natural eggs, has pledged to support the charitable efforts of partner KultureCity through the organization’s unique fundraising campaign titled KCFit. This marathon season, KCFit, with the help of caring partners … [Read More...]

3 ways to teach kids about being safe on Instagram

Instagram is a popular photo and video sharing social networking site. But this raises some concerns for keeping children safe. Instagram is an app that people use to post pictures and videos taken via a smartphone to the person’s Instagram page. The pictures can be of anything, some are beautiful but others can depict violence, drug, sexual pictures and videos and the like. Of course, users can … [Read More...]

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Whole Foods Market celebrates Earth Day with organic produce sale

On Earth Day, April 22, all Whole Foods Market stores will have a one-day sale on organic produce. Customers will receive $5 off any purchase of $25 or more of organic produce. Whole Foods Market is celebrating Earth Day with organic produce for its many environmental benefits. Organic farming does not use environmentally harmful chemicals that may contaminate rain and groundwater; and this … [Read More...]

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TPT Home & Garden Orange County Presents The Floral Design Workshop Earth Day - Saturday, April 22, 2-3 p.m.

TPT Home & Garden is pleased to introduce the Design Workshop Series, a hands-on class featuring select crafts and tips for creating the ultimate in inspired home décor.   Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, welcomes a floral design workshop. Work directly with TPT Home & Garden design expert, Maren Anderson, to learn how to make the perfect floral and succulent selections using … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Lauren Nicole Gifts for a personalized Mother’s Day Gift this year!


Are you looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift this year? Something that is personalized and she will cherish year after year? Lauren Nicole Gifts  is the perfect website to check out! I love the Handwriting Jewelry. I received a sample of a bracelet and my son had the opportunity to write a message for me. You can see all the different choices here.  I just love the Handwriting bangle that I … [Read More...]

Yowie Celebrates Earth Day Early with Easter Egg Hunts Across U.S. Free Yowie Chocolate Will Be Handed Out To Spread Awareness About Saving The Natural World

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Yowie Group LTD announced today that they will be traveling across the U.S. this April to celebrate Earth Day with Easter egg hunts for children. The popular chocolate brand from Australia will be participating in Easter egg hunts in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Providence, and Denver markets. Yowie aims to “save the natural world” by making animal and environmental … [Read More...]

5 Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids

There’s no comparing playing outdoors. The vastness of space can really give a great workout even to the most hyperactive child. With no shortage of space, exploration can be enhanced, and this can lead to more learning opportunities for children. Besides, getting warm sunshine and fresh air should break the monotony of having to sit in front of the computer or TV screen for extended hours at a … [Read More...]

5 Best Pack n’ Play Playards in 2017

Graco Company has been producing baby products for ages. In fact, they used to fabricate machine and car parts but shifted to baby products. In 1987 the company pioneered in making the popular Pack n’ Play Portable Playard. It was the world’s first portable playard. After that, they have been catering to the needs of parents all over the world. Their products provide comfort and safety to babies … [Read More...]

Easter Basket Gift Ideas! Look for the Giveaway Opportunity!


Do you have a little one who loves cars and building? This product is a must-buy for this upcoming holiday!       As Easter approaches, it can be a mad dash (or hop) to get baskets ready for the kids. Toymaker Revell models has the perfect gift for young car lovers. The company’s Junior Kit line ensures that playing and learning are not mutually exclusive. Kids get to polish their mechanical … [Read More...]

5 Best Types Of Toys For Creativity

If you are planning to buy toys for your kids, then you better take a step back and plan ahead on what kind of toys you will be buying. You see, toys today have evolved from being simple tools for your kid’s entertainment in to educational materials that can nurture your kid’s natural talents and skills. And with today’s technology and innovation, you will surely encounter a variety of toys that … [Read More...]

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R.M. Palmer has the Best Chocolate for Easter! Special Easter Giveaway!

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     Easter is almost here! What is the holiday without chocolate bunnies? I know it was always a favorite of mine as a young child! I have to admit that I was secretly thrilled that my Mom made me an Easter basket through my college years! My favorites this year are the chocolate bunnies from R.M. Palmer! The Hoppity's Hideout Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny is huge! I also love the Snap & … [Read More...]

Bolshoi Ballet’s A HERO OF OUR TIME Giveaway Opportunity!

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A HERO OF OUR TIME Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him – “Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story, based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin, is adapted … [Read More...]

Newport In-Water Boat Show Docks at the Reimagined Lido Marina Village April 27-30, 2017 Giveaway Opportunity!


Celebrating 44 years as the West Coast’s premiere destination for “big boats” and yachts, the Newport Boat Show returns to Lido Marina Village (3424 Via Lido, Newport Beach) April 27-30.  This will be the first in-water boat show after the completion of the dramatic two-year renovation of the seaside shopping and restaurant complex, transforming itself into a lifestyle destination featuring … [Read More...]

Social Skills Pop/Rock CD Songs About Us Celebrates New Distribution April is Autism Awareness Month! We have teamed up for a CD Giveaway!

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Just in time for Autism Awareness Month in April and World Autism Day (April 2), an album of original songs designed for children of all ages and developmental abilities -- Songs About Us (www.muzicschool.com) -- will now be available everywhere music is sold. Los Angeles based independent record label Muzic School and ADA Worldwide signed a deal that expands the album's availability … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Thunderbirds Are Go Season 3 Skyrockets onto Prime Video this Friday!

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Executive produced by Estelle Hughes (Driver Dan’s Story Train), Giles Ridge (Pocoyo), Richard Taylor (The Lord of the Rings), and Andrew Smith (District 9); written by Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, Teen Titans); and directed by David Scott (LEGO Star Wars) and Theo Baynton (The Wotwots); Thunderbirds Are Go is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment.   Below are what … [Read More...]

Gifted – Powerful Statement, Outstanding Acting, Stunning Cinematography

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Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. … [Read More...]

Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon – Fun, family-friendly DVD


  The lovably simple residents of peaceful Kikoriki Island are thrown kicking and screaming into big adventure when their resident scientist invents an amazing device (a helmet called "the Improverizor") which takes personality traits from one person and swaps them with someone else's! But when spineless young Wally tries to use the untested device to cure his cowardice, he ends up even … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner


Burke Williams Offers Mother’s Day Gift Card Packages Treat the women in your life to a luxurious spa day that includes the all-new Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure.

Burke Williams is pleased to announce three special Gift Card Packages to celebrate Mother’s Day and pamper the women in your life with a rejuvenating spa day. Each exclusive package includes the all-new Passion Fruit and Agave Pedicure, a nourishing pedicure that’s paired with a selection of Burke Williams signature services.   Give the gift of renewal this Mother’s Day with the … [Read More...]


EARTH MONTH: Recycle and be Rewarded with Kiehl’s Initiative

During the traditional Earth Month of April, Kiehl’s Since 1851 reaffirms its environmental commitment with a month-long celebration of recycling, all to benefit Recycle Across America (RAA), the not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering society-wide solutions for recycling that eliminate public confusion, stimulate the environmental economy and expedite progress.   This year, … [Read More...]


Get the Look! March Trend: Bright Stripes! with Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole

Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole always has her finger on the latest nail trends and this month she recommends bright stripes- a rainbow bright manicure with big impact. When explaining her inspiration for Bright Stripes, Madeline reported that “tons of bright colors revived the 80’s this spring 2017 season. There was no shortage of saturation”. So Madeline followed suit with a … [Read More...]

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Discover Skinerals: Organic Skin Line with a Life-Changing Purpose Protect your skin naturally while helping fund skin cancer research with Skinerals.

Skinerals innovative formulas focus on minerals—not chemicals—to restore, pamper, and protect the body’s most important and hardest working features. Skineral's founder, Michael Schindele, launched his brand after his daughter was diagnosed with severe eczema and skin allergies. His mission to create products that could manage and repair her skin damage led to a healthier, all organic approach to … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Bella, March 20 Pet of the Week

Bella is Pet of the Week!

Bella may look a bit cranky, but she’s really a sweet girl who would prefer being in a happy home that has lots of room for her and her impressive whiskers! This healthy Siamese is part of our shelter’s Spring a Senior program—at 12 years old, she still has lots of life in her and wants to share it with someone. Meet Bella at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. … [Read More...]

Agatha, April 13 Pet of the Week

Agatha is Pet of the Week!

Don’t you think that 6-year-old Agatha is posing for her next incarnation as a resident of a home that has a nice sofa or an overstuffed cushion to lay her chin on and gaze at you? Your bed pillow, maybe? This sweet girl has a loving disposition and would love to share it with someone who would appreciate it. Meet Agatha at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask … [Read More...]

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Cleo is Pet of the Week!

Cleo will come pattering (sorry—we couldn’t resist it) out from her little barge as soon as she senses the security of a person willing to be patient and kind. So often, pets get left at our shelter without knowing what the deal is and why they aren’t in their safe places anymore—if they had one. Cleo’s a royal seal-point Siamese who's about 2 years old and has plenty of good years to share with … [Read More...]

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Danny is Pet of the Week!

O, Danny boy, a loving human’s calling you, to roam the hills and streets while on your leash…Danny’s stately head shot belies his playfulness, affectionate nature and the goofiness that pit bulls are famous for, but it definitely is a sign of how good he is on a leash. At a little over 2 years old, he’s got a lot of life and love left in him. Surely there’s someone for Danny. If “it’s you, it’s … [Read More...]