Featured SoCal Events and Services

Scarium of the Pacific: Spooktacular Halloween fun for the whole family! Giveaway Opportunity!

Photo Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific. Discover creepy creatures and enjoy magic shows, costume contests, and underwater pumpkin carving at the Aquarium, where there’s more fun than fright. Dive into the dark depths of the Aquarium, where there’s more fun than fright this Halloween season! Discover the eerie creatures lurking in the depths at the twentieth annual Scarium … [Read More...]

Join OC Parks for Prehistoric OC at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park October 12th

Celebrate local archaeology, paleontology, history, culture and science  OC Parks invites families to explore the prehistoric history of Orange County with Prehistoric OC at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this free, family-friendly event, Prehistoric OC will present fun and educational activities and information to the public about … [Read More...]

3rd Annual Haunted Little Tokyo Returns to Downtown Los Angeles

Photo provided courtesy of Haunted Little Tokyo. Little Tokyo will transform into Haunted Little Tokyo for the third year on select nights throughout the month of October with more spooktacular fun than ever before. Ghouls, ghosts, and goblins of all ages are dared to experience Little Tokyo like never before during the month-long Halloween festivities ranging from a family-friendly pumpkin … [Read More...]

The Latest Sesame Street Live! Production is Coming to Your Neighborhood… And It’s Magical!

**Tickets On Sale Starting June 11th for Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic performances in Ontario & Long Beach** Everyone’s invited on an amazing journey with Elmo to discover the “power of yet” in Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic when it comes to Ontario and Long Beach this Fall!  Building on a successful tour with Feld Entertainment’s inaugural Sesame Street Live! show last … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Fun, Active Fitness Enthusiasts & Health Foodies Invited to get physical with Think! Protein Bars and Amazon’s Treasure Truck in LA on Saturday, October 19th

Free samples Think! Protein Bars , fun activities and photos available at Amazon’s Treasure Truck Saturday, Oct. 19 from noon – 5 pm at The Americana at Brand in Glendale. Amazon’s Treasure Truck is working with Think! Protein bars on an energetic and fitness-forward day of fun. Featuring free samples of Think!’s most popular flavors such as Brownie Crunch and Creamy Peanut Butter, … [Read More...]

Conservation Ambassadors to Host Animal Meet-and-Greets and Shows at the Aquarium October 19 & 20

Photo: Conservation Ambassadors  The Aquarium of the Pacific will host special guest animals from wildlife rescue and outreach organization Conservation Ambassadors with meet-and-greet opportunities and shows scheduled on October 19 and 20, 2019. Animals that will be visiting the Aquarium with Conservation Ambassadors include an alligator, porcupine, lemur, giant bull frog, kinkajou, Harris … [Read More...]

San Pedro Fish Market Grille Unveils El Jefe Michelada For National Seafood Month in October

EL JEFE SPECIALTY MICHELADA LAUNCHES OCTOBER 1 San Pedro Fish Market Grille, the South Bay’s destination for quality seafood in a fast-casual setting, developed by the families behind the San Pedro Fish Market, is celebrating National Seafood Month in October with a new, giant michelada loaded with fresh seafood.  El Jefe is a jumbo michelada made with San Pedro Fish Market’s … [Read More...]

Miguel’s Jr. Introduces “Fiesta for 4,” A Complete Meal for Four Featuring Miguel’s Jr.’s Famous Burritos

For the first time, Miguel’s Jr. is offering an entire meal for four people with the new Fiesta for 4 that includes two Original Burritos, two Bean, Rice & Cheese Burritos, a ½ pint of creamy Hass avocado guacamole, crispy tortilla chips, and four regular fountain drinks (22 oz). The Bean, Rice & Cheese Burritos are expertly rolled with Miguel’s Jr.’s famous refried beans, Spanish rice and … [Read More...]

Del Amo Fashion Center Host Final Summer Music Series Concert

Summer Music Series Outdoor Village Saturday, Oct. 5 2 to 4 p.m.  Visit the Outdoor Village for a free concert, lawn games, food sampling, giveaways and more. This month’s featured artist is Matt Shockley. Credit: Del Amo Fashion Center. … [Read More...]

Featured Products

SpongeBob and His Bikini Bottom Friends Unveiled at Build-A-Bear Workshop

Who is a SpongeBob fan? Yes, I admit it! I love SpongeBob and his pal Patrick Star! So, I am pretty thrilled to announce that the world’s most lovable sea sponge, SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends, Patrick Star and Gary the Snail, are making a splash at Build-A-Bear Workshop. These huggable characters are available with a variety of accessories like the plush Pineapple House, Krabby Patty … [Read More...]

Back-to-School Must-Haves!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images were also provided. I know! School started late August for most of us here in sunny So Cal but September will always mean back-to-school to me! I was still in Summer mode until very recently so here are some of my favorite things for back-to-school this year! This first one will make going back to school more fun! … [Read More...]

Looking for a Handbag? Love the Sales is the website to check out!

Kate Spade purse I just love all the different brands of purses, handbags and even wallets you can find at https://www.lovethesales.com Personally I love all the Kate Spade handbags! But, they have a wide variety from Michael Kors to Armani. This site hosts the biggest number of discounted bags on the web, in one place. The average saving a shopper will find when they buy a bag is … [Read More...]

Want a snack that isn’t Pumpkin Spice this Fall? Try Loacker Hazelnut Quadratini!

Hazelnut Quadratini from the #1 global wafer cookie and confection brand, Loacker The weather in sunny So Cal may seem like summer but Fall is almost here and all the pumpkin spice muffins, lattes, and donuts are already out! But, maybe you would like a break from the Pumpkin flavor treats! I'm all for a pumpkin spice latte and a pumpkin scone but I was quite thrilled to have the opportunity … [Read More...]

#JPMABabySafetyMonth Baby Safety Tips from MAM

Baby Safety Month is here!  Sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association (JPMA), this month-long event increases consumer awareness of baby safety issues and the safe selection and use of baby products. For the past 40 years MAM’s top priority has been the development of products for the well-being, safety and health of babies that make life easier for parents and … [Read More...]

Do you have a Nintendo Switch? Then you need to buy this game!

Super Mario Maker 2 available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system. If you have a Mario Bros. fan at home and they have a Nintendo Switch game system, they will love this fun game! Super Mario Maker 2 allows you to play, create and share the side-scrolling Super Mario courses of your dreams. Dive into the single-player Story Mode and play built-in courses to rebuild Princess Peach’s … [Read More...]

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Back-to-School Organization + Personalization Giveaway that you don’t want to miss!

The school year started a little while ago but I am still trying my best to get organized! I have teamed up with DAP, for a giveaway you won't want to miss! This amazing prize package will definitely help you get organized quickly for the school year! Heading into the back-to-school season, DAP is offering one of our readers a “Back-to-School Organization + Personalization prize package” to … [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...]

TCG Toys has you covered for fun Travel games!

Giveaway Opportunity! 3-D Snakes ‘N Ladders is so much fun! The whole family will love this one! A fun and sneaky game even great for the younger kids ages 5+. Naval Command is a great strategy game for ages 7+. I love that this is perfect for travel. This is such a fun guessing game and the whole family will enjoy this one! These compact, take-anywhere games are sure to provide … [Read More...]

Reintroducing Author Wally Runnels #Giveaway: $25 Amazon GC & Book, “Twisted Love”

You don't want to miss this amazing giveaway! Reintroducing Author Wally Runnels #Giveaway:  $25 Amazon GC & Book, "Twisted Love"  This giveaway is hosted by Reading Authors Network. Thank you to all of the bloggers who are helping to promote this giveaway. Reintroducing, author Wally Runnels.  Wally is the author of several published books. Each book  is … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Books for October! Here are some great Halloween suggestions!

A MISCHIEF OF MONSTERS by Roger Priddy: Join different monsters as they play together—making silly noises and actions for children to copy. This is such a cute book that is perfect for younger children ages 2-4. Looking for a book for children a little older? This one is sure to be a hit! SCARY STORIES FOR YOUNG FOXES by Christian McKay Heidicker, illustrated by Junyi Wu: Debut author … [Read More...]

Monsters Are Afraid of Babies is the perfect Halloween book for your little ones!

Show kids there's nothing to be afraid of this Halloween with the delightful picture book Monsters Are Afraid of Babies by Nicholas Tana, illustrated by Jessica Abbot and Elise Leutwyler.   I found this book quite delightful and recommend for young children this Halloween! In this humorous and boldly colorful read, children follow a boy who frightens the creatures in the closet with the … [Read More...]

Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music & Memories

This Fall, Both Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks Are at Home in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood! October 25th Release Marks the Start of ‘Thank You Mister Rogers’ Month The rebirth of interest in Fred Rogers, which includes an upcoming Tom Hanks film, inspires a unique musical tribute that celebrates a special side of the man known as “America’s Favorite Neighbor.” A newly recorded collection of Fred’s … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Comedones and breakouts

Introduction There are many different sorts of acne and other skin problems that you’re likely to run into in regular life, and all of them are irritating and unsightly. One of the most common types are comedones, which you’re likely to encounter when you’re dealing with other skin conditions. But what causes comedones and how do you get rid of comedones? Read on to find out more! What are … [Read More...]

Burke Williams Celebrates Moms with Luxurious Mother’s Day Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams offers gifts of love this Mother’s Day with three special Gift Card Packages. Celebrate mothers this season with the gift of a transformative Mother’s Day experience they will never forget. Each package includes a collection of Burke Williams signature treatments that are sure to make mothers feel valued and appreciated. Packages are available now at all ten spa locations. Standard … [Read More...]

Spring Fashion Essentials! Yes! Sunglasses!

Love this style and the color!! Spring time is here so that does mean sunny days here in Southern California! I love Spring fashions and colors are lighter and brighter and must-buy accessories are sunglasses! Discountglasses.com has some great styles for women this Spring! I love the Westend Brookside Woods in pink and the Westend glacier ridge in black. They are so stylish and affordable … [Read More...]

Beauty Experts Angelo David and Jacob Guttman Introduce The Flex Brush™: The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair

The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair World-renowned celebrity hair stylist Angelo David Pisacreta, owner of the elite Angelo David Salon in New York City, and hair-tool veteran Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools, introduce The Flex Brush™—an all-purpose tool that safely detangles hair, massages the scalp and promotes health and hair growth. … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

The Shnoze, Oct. 10th Pet of the Week!

They call ’im The Schnoze. He’s a cool character—he told us that he was the understudy for Sparky in Frankenweenie, but that’s nonsense—the movie came out in 2012 and the little guy’s only 3! The real mystery is how such an easygoing, people-lovin’ bull terrier wound up as a stray! With a face and a personality like that, you’d better come quick to get him! Meet The Schnoze at the P. D. Pitchford … [Read More...]

Charger, Oct. 3rd Pet of the Week!

Charger, a beautiful 5-year-old glossy, black fellow is a good way to start the scary season off with. His human passed away and left him to haunt the shelter. He’d be a great cat for Halloween—he doesn’t even need a costume, and he can help you pass out candy mainly by knocking it on the floor. Charger does want to remind you, though, that he’s a flesh-and-blood cat and not just a symbol—he needs … [Read More...]

Ruby, Sept. 26th Pet of the Week!

Ruby, you’re like a dreeeeeaaam…actually, Ruby has dreams, too. Her most vivid one is a home with people to play with and faces and hands to lick. Ruby’s 9 years old, but she runs and plays like a girl half her age. She’s a happy family-type dog who’d love to meet you at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A521562. (The usual suspects … [Read More...]

Princess, Sept. 19th Pet of the Week!

Well, yes—they’re all princes and princesses, but there’s only one Princess. She’s an affectionate indoor royale who’s only 3 years old. Our lady was surrendered to the shelter along with her male companion because the owner was moving. The young fellow was adopted recently, but Princess is still waiting for her heroes to take her to their castle. Meet her on the shelter side of the … [Read More...]