Featured SoCal Events and Services

FAHMFEST

The Largest Filipino Festival in LA Ticket sales have launched for FAHMFest, a 2-day festival in LA, celebrating Filipino-American history and benefitting first responders. The event will be held outside at the Outer Harbor Berth 46 in San Pedro, California, a space which is over 500,000 square feet. FAHMFest will completely transform the historic Port of Los Angeles to celebrate the country … [Read More...]

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Dana Point Harbor

Dana Point Harbor, recently named the First Whale Heritage Site in North America, offers an array of special experiences throughout the Harbor to celebrate the hardworking mom in your life!  I'm sure Mom would love brunch! Waterman's Harbor Mother's Day Brunch sounds quite delicious! Date: Sunday, May 9, 10AM-3PMLocation: 34661 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629Details: Join Waterman's Harbor … [Read More...]

Mother’s Day Promotion at The Gourmandise School

With Mother's Day just around the corner, The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories at Santa Monica Place is excited to offer a special Mother's Day promotion from April 23 - May 3. Guests who spend $50 in the Gourmandise shop will receive a voucher for a FREE virtual cooking class of your choice! The Gourmandise School offers a range of live interactive online cooking classes led by a … [Read More...]

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...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Gadgets every modern home needs

Most people love a good gadget. It’s sort of one of those hangovers from our childhoods, where buttons that bleep and things that whizz and whirr hold excitement far beyond the physical reality of a toy robot that walks five steps and falls over. But the home can be a confusing place. Do some gadgets represent good value for money? Will you actually use them? Or are they a passing trend that … [Read More...]

Moving with Toddlers During Covid-19 in 2021

Ask most people and they will agree that moving house is one of the most challenging things to deal with. Let’s be real, apart from the excitement that lies from the promise of starting life anew on the other side – assuming our reason for moving is a positive one in the first place, such as for instance, starting a new job or moving in with a SO – the actual process itself is a pain. But if … [Read More...]

George Lopez Brewing Company and Chingon Kitchen Marinated Meats now available at Food 4 Less

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Food 4 Less has partnered with stand-up comedian, television and film actor, talk show host and author George Lopez to  announce the launch of George Lopez Brewing Company’s first four beers, “Ta Loco Cervezas” and Chingon Kitchen Carne Asada and Pollo Asado, available exclusively at Southern California Food4Less grocery stores. The launch coincides … [Read More...]

How to Decide Between Full Time Care and Respite Care

When you’re caring for a loved one it can be tough to know whether they will get better overall care in a full time care home, or at home tended to by family members and respite carers. There is no one right answer, as what works for one family won’t work for another, but there are some factors that you can consider which may help you with the decision making process. Benefits of full time … [Read More...]

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...]

Featured Products

Last-minute Gift Idea for the Mom who loves Coffee!

For thoughtful gift ideas that check all the boxes, look no further than Steeped Coffee (www.SteepedCoffee.com). The innovative startup is committed to premium coffee, convenience, and environmental stewardship in equal measure. So, when you introduce the coffee lovers in your life to Steeped, it’s a win-win for them and the planet. And, in an effort to fight hunger in America, the … [Read More...]

Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions!

Looking for Mother's Day gift ideas? Here are a few of my favorites! Baked salmon garnished with parsley. Photo courtesy of Oshen Salmon.  Give a Gift of Wellness Straight from the Ocean, everyone's Mother Earth! This one is sure to be a hit! How about making Mom salmon for dinner? Oshēn is a vibrant, fresh, and sustainably raised Atlantic salmon that has a perfect combination … [Read More...]

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...]

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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

Live from Mount Olympus * A Refreshing Take on Greek Mythology with Witty Narration

Combining the talent of contemporary theater with the power of Greek myths, this podcast is an audio adventure for audiences of all ages. When young Perseus makes a rash promise to save his mother from the clutches of an evil king, he has to strike out on a dangerous quest. Hermes, god of luck and thieves (Hadestown's André De Shields), is the host for this tale of terrifying monsters, powerful … [Read More...]

RK/RKAY * A Mind-Bending, Multi-Layered Film, Shot And Edited With Meticulous Care

RK is a filmmaker, making a new film, in which he also plays the lead character of Mahboob. It’s a quaint film, like a tribute to the cinema of the sixties. People close to him are not really sure why RK wants to make this film. Edit begins and RK has a sinking feeling that this film is not going to come together, that this time he has really screwed up. His nightmares warn him of an impending … [Read More...]

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Season 2 * Intriguing, Superb Cast, Great Music

In season two of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, the East High Wildcats, who are preparing to perform “Beauty and the Beast” as their spring musical, face off against rival school North High to win a prestigious and cutthroat student theater competition. Wigs are snatched, loyalties are tested, and ballads are belted. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Mikella G. comments, “I really like Season … [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

Koi, May 13th Pet of the Week!

Koi doesn’t necessarily want to be the only fish in your pond—she gets along swimmingly with other large dogs (we’re not sure about little dogs or cats, though). This 7-month-old shepherd mix is on the small side for her breed, and she’s also proven herself to be an escape artist, so she’ll need a home that’s secure in more ways than just the unconditional love! Cast your net for Koi—adoptions are … [Read More...]

Kirby, May 6th Pet of the Week!

Kirby may not look like an Italian greyhound mix—and he is—but any doubt about it will be whisked away by the speed by which he enters your heart. Kirby, a petite 20-pound 3-year-old, is an owner surrender. He’s used to peace and calm and would do well in a quiet, adult-only home. He seems to prefer women to men and likes to hang with the gang in dog parks, but he still needs practice meeting … [Read More...]

Natural Remedies to Help Your Itchy Dog

Nothing will make your dog more uncomfortable than itchy skin. Any irritation under the fur could keep them up all night. Itchy skin may be due to various reasons, which will make you want to purchase an organic dog lotion online to alleviate your furry friend’s discomfort.  Skin irritations on dogs can be very painful to watch for any dog owner. But you would not want them to use any … [Read More...]

Koda, April 29th Pet of the week!

Huskies are noted for their escape artistry, and Koda seems to be no exception. Koda was brought in to the shelter as a stray, and he’s now ready to be someone’s pet forever. He can be a little shy at first, but once he’s out of the kennel and senses good times, he’s energetic and active. He’s just a year old and is neutered. Adoptions are conducted through appointment, so … [Read More...]