Featured SoCal Events and Services

It’s National Potato Month at Islands!

September is National Potato Month and what better way to celebrate than with the New Truffle Fries and Ghost Pepper Fries at Islands! I had the opportunity to try them both and I absolutely loved them! I think the Truffle Fries are my favorite! I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Islands and they have the most delicious food and drinks! Islands is one of my favorites (as many of you know) … [Read More...]

Rubio’s Hiring Event on Wed, Sept. 29th!

500 Jobs to be Filled Across CA, AZ & NV & All Interviewees Receive a Free Meal Card! Greet the team, meet the team and join the team. Rubio’s Coastal Grill, home of the Original Fish Taco, is planning a company-wide hiring event across California, Arizona, and Nevada. On Wednesday, September 29, applicants are invited to any Rubio’s location from 2–4 pm. No appointments or sign-ups … [Read More...]

Rubio’s Giving Free Chips & Guac on National Guacamole Day, Sept. 16th

On Thursday, September 16, Rubio’s is celebrating National Guacamole Day by giving out free, freshly made chips and guacamole with any order. Rubio’s guacamole is made onsite daily, using rich Hass avocados, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and natural sea salt. Tortilla chips are also prepared fresh daily with a light sprinkling of all-natural sea salt. Guests can use the … [Read More...]

Boo at the L.A. Zoo returns!

31 Days of Hauntingly Good Times at the Los Angeles Zoo This October  The Los Angeles Zoo goes wild this October with the return of Boo at the L.A. Zoo, featuring Halloween decor, a spooky stroll with photo ops, an extinct-animal graveyard, and other weird and wacky animal facts and educational opportunities. Weekends include special animal feedings, … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Getting Your Confidence Back: 3 Benefits Of Full Mouth Restoration

Confidence is highly important for people from all walks of life. If a person is lacking confidence, it can negatively affect every area of their life. When a person's teeth are missing, their smile is incomplete and their confidence can take a hit. Thankfully, there are ways a dentist can help. What Is a Full Mouth Restoration? A full mouth restoration involves different steps that include … [Read More...]

What Are The Causes And Symptoms Of Gingivitis?

Dental patients visit their dental professionals regularly to identify risks to their teeth and gums. Dentists can review patients' teeth and gums for signs of damage. Gingivitis could emerge at any time and cause major problems for the patients. At the first sign of gingivitis, the patients need a complete assessment of their gums and advice for treating the condition. The dental professionals … [Read More...]

Aquarium receives tadpoles as part of critical effort to save endangered SoCal frogs after fires

Photo credit: Aquarium of the Pacific Government and state wildlife agencies rescued the last remaining mountain yellow-legged frogs from local mountains after wildfires scorched their habitat last fall. The agencies then worked to find local institutions to take in the critically endangered frogs and tadpoles as part of a survival plan for the species. The Aquarium of the Pacific has built a … [Read More...]

The Takeaway Lessons From the Bill Cosby Case

In June 2021, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Bill Cosby, after decades of litigations had already taken place. Dozens of women had accused Cosby of sexual assault throughout the years, but only the case of one victim still fell within the statute of limitations. So what exactly does the Bill Cosby Case teach us? What can be used to teach other attorneys what … [Read More...]

Tips to Improving a Strained Marriage

Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash Modern family life is bogged down with a lot of pressure from the fast life and the lack of quality time that families ought to be spending together to create strong bonds. The honeymoon phase is quickly short-lived. Couples now have to face real-life situations and learn how to live with one another, accepting each other's weaknesses and strengths.  … [Read More...]

Featured Products


Leading better-for-you frozen treat company challenges people to share their good deeds with a commitment to donating one million meals to Feeding America® GoodPop® frozen pops, announces its #PledgeGood challenge on social media, to encourage people to post good deeds with a commitment to donate one million meals* to Feeding America throughout September, Hunger Action Month. For every … [Read More...]

New Quiet Books are a must for your little ones! Unplugged Play is so important!

 Experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization recommend refraining from screens until babies are 18 months old and limiting screen time to less than an hour until kids are at least five years old. However, kids, including infants and toddlers, are spending more time on screens than ever before, resulting in developmental delays including issues with … [Read More...]

GoodPop’s new Mango Chile limited edition 12-pack at Costco

Photo Credit: GoodPop GoodPop® Frozen Pops, the leading better-for-you frozen treat brand that exists to good in the world, debuts its latest flavor, Mango Chile, as a throwback to the fan favorite of its early farmer’s market days. On the heels of its recently launched Pledge Good Foundation, GoodPop asks consumers everywhere to pledge to do good deeds this summer.  “I fell in love … [Read More...]

Back-to-School products to check out!

Have a college student not living at home? A care package is a wonderful idea! If your college student has special dietary needs, you likely know all too well how difficult it can be to find unique treats that they will love AND that are safe for them. SendingSun has set out to make the transition from home to college easier — and more fun — for all students. I received a sample and loved that … [Read More...]

It’s time for Back-to-School!

Going back to school during a pandemic is a little different. This first product is a real must-buy! Handzies individually packaged wipes are perfect for tucking in a lunchbox, giving your child fresh, clean hands using only natural castile soap, water and essential oils. Handzies do not contain alcohol, BZK, triclosan, artificial perfumes or dyes. Gentle for use by those with allergies, the … [Read More...]

The last days of Summer Fun from Playmobil, Hog Wild, and Zing!

Are you enjoying the last weeks of summer? Here are some of my favorite products! Go Go Bird (Zing; $39.99) - R/C meets today’s trending drone toys with the wing-flapping Go Go Bird. Perfect for the outdoors or on the beach fun - this modern day kite flies distances of up to 100 feet! With a smart obstacle-avoiding module that uses infrared sensors, Go Go Bird has autonomous obstacle … [Read More...]

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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

Nightbooks * Just The Right Amount Of Scary For A Thrill But Won’t Keep You Up All Night

A young boy named Alex becomes the prisoner of a witch to avoid certain death, he convinces her to let him tell her a scary story every night. Upon meeting the witch's servant, Yazmin, the two must use their wits to escape her apartment, a magical labyrinth filled with various dangers, before the witch kills them both. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Katherine S. comments, “Nightbooks is very … [Read More...]

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie * Teen Musical Reminding Reminds You To Find Your Place In The World

Everybody's Talking About Jamie is a 2021 biographical coming-of-age musical comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Butterell (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Tom MacRae based on the stage musical of the same name, in turn adapted from the BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. Despite obstacles, 16-year-old Jamie has the courage to fabulously follow his … [Read More...]

Come From Away * Life-Changing Stories of Passengers Diverted to Newfoundland Following 9/11 Attacks

Come From Away is a 2021 American-Canadian musical film comprising a live stage recording of Irene Sankoff and David Hein's 2017 musical of the same name, which tells the true story of 7,000 passengers who were stranded in a small town in Newfoundland, where they were housed and welcomed, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The film, produced in response to the shutdown of Broadway caused by the … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Back to School Beauty Must-Buy!

I am quite excited to share this new product with you! Eco Lips has a Pure & Simple lip balm line and they are perfect for the whole family! This back-to-basics Pure & Simple lip balm is made with just four ingredients-sunflower oil, beeswax, Vitamin E, and flavor. It is available in amazing flavors: Raspberry, Coconut, and Vanilla. USDA Certified Organic and 100% edible formula made … [Read More...]

Baby Skin Care 101: Tips to Avoid Skin Problems

Don't we often dream of having baby-like skin? The secret is a white milky substance called vernix that coats the fetus inside a mother's womb. But did you know that this substance wipes off as soon as the baby is born? This is why taking care of a baby's skin is of utmost importance. If you don't, your baby might have to face issues like odd rashes, crusting, and bumps. Yes, they happen to … [Read More...]

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...]

Pet Corner

Lucas, Sept. 23rd Pet of the Week!

Lucas knows that it’s impolite to talk with his mouth full, but if the playful little guy could bring himself to drop that stuffed whatever-it-is for 10 seconds, he’d tell you that at two years old, he has plenty of play in him for years to come and that he’d like to share all of it in a loving home! Lucas is a 2-year-old kelpie or mix thereof and is a great shelter favorite. Besides that … [Read More...]

Kids ‘N’ Pets is a product you will want to try!

If you have kids and pets you must have an instant all-purpose stain and odor remover on hand! It also needs to be safe to use around kids and pets. My favorite is Kids ‘N’ Pets because it is non-toxic, cruelty free and biodegradable. I can safely use it around my pets. I also like that it is safe to use on so many different surfaces. I just recently tried it in my car and was amazed at how well … [Read More...]

Happy, Sept. 16th Pet of the Week!

This sweet, 12-year-old Korean Jindo is named Happy, but she’s the stoic and reserved kind of happy. She’s certainly a lot happier than she was when she came to our shelter—she had a mammary mass, and thankfully, it was successfully removed. Happy has come around—she’s still a bit cautious, but if you put no pressure on her, she’ll come right up to you for some treats and cuddles. If you have … [Read More...]

Marshmallow, Sept. 9th Pet of the Week!

Autumn’s in the air, bringing thoughts of comfy places to sit and dream with a hot cup of cocoa—pumpkin spice or otherwise— topped with a great, big Marshmallow! Our Marshmallow will love belly rubs by an open fire or a warm vent; and he’ll be ready for a great toy chase in the crisp air, bringing out his fun, goofy self! Marshmallow is 2 years old and weighs 65 pounds. He presented skin … [Read More...]