Featured SoCal Events and Services

The Los Angeles Zoo Hosts Sensory-Inclusive Zoo Lights on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m.  

Photo Credit: Jamie Pham/GLAZA. The Los Angeles Zoo, a KultureCity Sensory Inclusive™ Certified institution, will host a sensory-friendly L.A. Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Designed for guests who thrive in a sensory-supportive environment, this evening will feature smaller crowds due to limited tickets available; quieter music volume throughout the experience; sensory bags … [Read More...]

The Holiday Ice Rink Pershing SquareMakes a Grand Return to DTLA After 3 Years! November 23, 2022, to January 1, 2023

Skaters Enjoying the Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing SquarePhoto Credit: Red Apple Photography Tickets for Los Angeles’ Largest Outdoor Ice-Skating Rinknow on sale at www.holidayicerinkdowntownla.com/Wednesdays DJ Spotlight Night returns beginning November 23rd. The Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square returns to downtown Los Angeles, opening Wednesday, November 23, 2022, through Sunday, … [Read More...]

32nd Annual Lighting of the Bay Returns to Newport Dunes, Nov 25th-Jan 1st

Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes. Photo courtesy of Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to present the 32nd annual Lighting of the Bay beginning at dusk on Friday, November 25, and continuing nightly through New Year’s Day. In honor of the upcoming holiday season, the serene, waveless bay will transform each evening into a vibrant winter … [Read More...]

Meet the owner of Rock & Roll Jane!

Kathie Zaccaria My journey to Rock & Roll Jane has been a long time coming. My love for music began when I was a little girl listening to my mom’s music  - everything from Tina Turner to Elvis Presley to Kenny Rogers. Years of immersing myself in music, seeing live shows, following my favorite bands on tour, playing instruments, working music-related jobs, finding a love for … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

3 Ways To Treat Yourself

You may have heard of the term “treating yourself” or perhaps you are a seasoned professional at giving yourself little gifts from time to time. Either way, although it shouldn’t be abused, it’s great to treat yourself when you feel that you’ve done a good job or feel that you have a little extra money or time.  Whether you have suddenly come into a large sum of money or you have completed … [Read More...]

Ice at Santa Monica Returns to Downtown for Winterlit Festivities

Photo provided courtesy of Downtown Santa Monica, Inc Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM) brings the holidays to the downtown district with the return of Winterlit, which will feature the grand reopening of the Ice at Santa Monica skating rink. After a two year hiatus, the 8,000-square-foot rink will once again transform the corner of Fifth Street and Arizona Avenue into a winter wonderland … [Read More...]

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Santa Monica Place

Photo Courtesy of Santa Monica Place. Santa Monica Place will transform into a winter wonderland and offer an array of festive activities for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season. Santa’s coming to town on November 19 and taking residence in the brand-new Santa House in Center Plaza through December 24. Visitors will have the chance to take photos with Santa and shoppers … [Read More...]

Cool Things to Do on Holiday With Foster Kids in Southern California

There is something so heart-warming about being a foster parent for children who need the love and support of a family. Sometimes being a foster parent is temporary and other times the commitment is long term for two or more years, or until the child reaches the age of 18. In either case, these children are placed with loving foster parents who are there for them in what is probably the most … [Read More...]

Keep Things Amicable When Splitting from Your Partner with These Tips

Splitting from your partner can be an extremely tough and emotional time. Even if the split is mutual and you both agree it is for the best, that doesn’t erase the feelings you may be going through. If you and your partner share children, there’s no such thing as a clean break where you can each go your separate ways and heal, as you will still have a relationship parenting your children together. … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Looking for holiday gift suggestions? Our first gift guide of the season!

It's that time of the year again! Time to go shopping for holiday gifts! Here are some of my favorites! Looking for games? Here are some of our top choices! This is great for girls! Bold Made (Designed for the whole family - great for girls)www.boldmade.comBold Made was awarded the Best Children’s Product Award by Tillywig.  Bold Made flips the script on traditional Old Maid … [Read More...]

XO Baking Co. prides its mixes on not only being the best gluten-free option, but the best tasting gluten-free option

It's time for holiday baking! Are you looking for a gluten-free option? XO Baking Co. has you covered! They have gourmet bread mixes, cookie mixes, and more! One of my favorites is the Banana Bread Mix! I can't wait to try the Sugar Cookie Mix this holiday season when I start baking cookies. Banana Bread MEET THE MOM-OWNED COMPANY MAKING GLUTEN-FREE BAKED GOODS! There’s a reason … [Read More...]

Get Smart About Your Family’s Health with MOBI

It's that time of year when colds are common so these products from MOBI are a must! Whether you’re concerned about your parents living alone or experiencing baby’s first tummy bug, with MOBI you have a partner in health. Rest assured MOBI will provide you with the right tools to provide accuracy and peace of mind when you need it most. I had the opportunity to receive these products and am really … [Read More...]

Crepini no carb egg wraps for National Diabetes Month

Photo Credit: Crepini National Diabetes Month occurs every November, with World Diabetes Day on November 14.  Almost 30 million people in the U.S. have some form of diabetes, and with comes that lifestyle changes.  Changing the way you eat carbs is important and just swapping in Crepini Egg Wraps can help you lower the amount of carbs in meals without sacrificing taste! Crepini wraps … [Read More...]

Introducing Yumble®️, the Kids Meal Subscription Service

Kids will love it! The Only Meal Plan That Helps Parents Instill Healthy Eating Habits in Kids While Engaging and Rewarding Them For Eating Well! Introducing the new and improved Yumble, the first and only meal delivery service that empowers kids ages 4-12 years old to plan and pick their meals and get rewarded for eating healthy. The new Yumble offers a solution to a daily … [Read More...]

Sweet Chaos Fall Flavors are a must-buy!

Absolutely delicious! The weather is cooling down and Fall seems to finally be here in sunny Southern California! I love the Fall flavors such as Maple and Pumpkin Spice. Sweet Chaos has some really delicious flavors! My favorite is their Maple Brown Sugar! Sweet Chaos is the perfect mix of your favorite sweet & salty snacks… especially their Fall-inspired offerings that include Pumpkin … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

pediped is hosting an Easter Sweepstakes with Kambia Kids

pediped Easter Sweepstakes Win: $1000 from @pedipedFootwear and $1000 from @KambiaKids Giveaway: April 4, 2022 - April 14, 2022 Winner announced: April 15, 2022 To win: Follow both brands and then Enter here to win. Credit: pediped and Kambia Kids. … [Read More...]

SoCal City Kids is offering new music to host your own family dance party at home, with Triple Rainbow!

“Throw a Triple Rainbow You Are Magic Dance Party” Follow @TripleRainbovv on Instagram and Facebook View the Triple Rainbow music videos on YouTube Album pre-order: https://tenderlovingempire.com/collections/bravenewpeople/products/you-are-magic So, who wants to have a Magic Dance Party? Or maybe you know a kid that you would like to throw a party for? Well, we have a quick … [Read More...]

Queen Mary’s First-Ever Doggie Paradise 9/14 Giveaway Opportunity!

Bark Your Calendars for a Pawfect afternoon of Puppy Photo Opsand Meet n’ Greets, Workshops, Adoptions and More The Queen Mary invites all dog lovers, friends, and fanatics to the first-ever Doggie Paradise on Saturday, September 14 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bring the pups and pooches out for a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the four-legged family members. Doggie Paradise offers a full day of … [Read More...]

The Old Man and the Old Moon family show at The Wallis Giveaway!

Photo credit: T. Charles Erickson  PigPen Theatre Co.’s THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON, a fantastical song-filled fable for all ages, directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co., opens at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, March 2 and continues through Sunday, March 17, 2019, in The Wallis’s Bram Goldsmith Theater. Featuring a spirited … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Transformers: Earthspark * An Action-Packed Adventure With Heartwarming Friendships And Strong Family Bonds

A new species of Transformers must find their place and purpose among Autobots, Decepticons, and the human family who adopts them. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Madeleine H. comments, “I like the series Transformers: Earthspark!   It is an action-packed adventure with heartwarming friendships and strong family bonds that I enjoyed with my whole family.” See her full review and red carpet … [Read More...]

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever * The Beautifully Crafted, Heart Wrenching — Showcases The Power Of Identity, Culture, Family And Pride

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. © 2022 MARVEL. In Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and … [Read More...]

Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Hidden Adventures * This Interactive Episode Keeps You More Entertained By Deciding What Happens Next

Based on the show Camp Cretaceous, Hidden Adventure is an interactive special series where the campers survive more danger put against them on Isla Nublar. After a big storm, food is scarce — and hungry dinos are everywhere. It's up to you to help the Camp Fam survive in this thrilling interactive special. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Giana N. comments, “Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Hidden … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

My favorite lip tints this Summer are from Eco Lips –  Brazilian Vegan Lip Tint Collection!

National Lip Stick Day was July 29th and these are my new faves! I recently had the opportunity to check out this collection from Eco Lips and they are now my new favorites! What is really cool is that are different ways to use them! Here are some of the fun ways to try them! 1. Contouring -Glide the nude or pink along cheek bones, jawline and between the inner eye and nose for a contoured … [Read More...]

These are a must this Summer!

These may not be considered beauty items but they all are definitely products to have on hand this Summer! Bug Soother  Bug Soother, is a natural, kid-and-pet-friendly line of insect repellent products that ACTUALLY work. Without the constant nagging of bugs, you and your pet won’t have to miss out on all the outdoor fun! I had the opportunity to try out the Bug Soother Spray and was … [Read More...]

Emily Alexandra Cosmetics Launches New and Cruelty-Free, Mermaid Detailed Line of Makeup

 Emily introduces her new line of Mermaid makeup products (https://emilyalexandracosmetics.com/ ) WITH ACTUAL SCALE SHAPE DETAILS.  Emily Alexandra’s line of mermaid inspired beauty, is a beautiful selection of products to really bring out your inner mermaid. In her line of makeup products is her mermaid inspired eyeshadow palette! She has created her palette with a beautiful range of colors … [Read More...]

Celebrate Earth Day this month with these Eco-Friendly Brands

Earth Day is April 22nd, while we love to celebrate our planet and the initiatives that work to protect our planet on this day, the brands below truly embody this sustainable spirit year-round!  Sun Patch Sun Patch is the only peel-and-stick UPF+ silicone sunblock on the market (UPF measures the amount of radiation that can penetrate the fabric to reach your skin). Think of it as an … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Star, Nov. 24th Pet of the Week

Meet our Star, both in name and character! Star is a 4-year-old German shepherd girl who is smarter than a whip and shines brighter than Sirius! She’s a dog star herself! Star learns commands quickly and loves to play—ball especially—and take walks. She’s eager to explore on her walks, so if you want a Star to shine in your home, make sure you can handle such a big, energetic girl! You can … [Read More...]

Bagheera, Nov. 17th Pet of the Week

Like his “Jungle Book” namesake, Bagheera is a sleek, black panther who will be at your side as a loyal companion. But he’s not a fierce fellow—Bagheera is a snuggle bug who’ll reach his long arms out in pleasure as you cuddle him and make silly noises in his pointed ears. Bagheera’s just a year old, so he has plenty of years as your best friend! Shelter hours are Wednesday through … [Read More...]

Caesar, Nov. 10th Pet of the Week

At the age of 9, Caesar is a few years past his salad days, but he has a lot of courses left in his life, and he’d love you to enjoy them with him! Caesar is a small poodle with leg issues—it’s difficult for him to walk, and he’ll need special attention. But he’s so sweet and agreeable—he even enjoys baths! Do you have what it takes to walk the talk about rescue so he can walk the walk … [Read More...]

Kiki, Nov. 4th Pet of the Week

“Hmmmmmm,” Kiki’s thinking. “I could easily stand for this 24 hours a day, except my volunteers are here only for a few hours at a time, and there are all these other cats who hog the attention! I need full-time staff!” Kiki, manifesting full tortitude, wants a forever home, like, yesterday! She’s a beautiful year-old tortie and will share many years as a lap cat and a playmate. Come meet her and … [Read More...]