Featured SoCal Events and Services

Aquarium of the Pacific: Virtual Events Calendar for March 2021

Pictured: Aquarium Adventures at Home: Magical Marine Mammals combines a live virtual event for families and activity kits that will be shipped directly to participants / Credit: Robin Riggs Below is a list of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s upcoming virtual programming. The list below includes both free and fee-based virtual programs. The Aquarium’s outdoor areas are currently … [Read More...]

Aquarium celebrates African and African-American cultures through this live-streaming virtual event

Pictured: La La Mardi Gras will perform at the Aquarium's African-American Virtual Festival / Photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific’s nineteenth annual African-American Festival will take place as a virtual event on Saturday, February 27. This virtual event will feature … [Read More...]

Aquarium offers frog’s kisses for your loved ones this Valentine’s

Red-backed poison dart frog / Photo credit required: Robin Riggs What happens when you kiss a frog? You can show your loved one how much you adore them this year with the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Valentine’s Day special programs. You can make a small donation to support the Aquarium’s Animal Care and Conservation Program, and the Aquarium will send your valentine an eCard from one of their … [Read More...]

Downtown Santa Monica Celebrates Black History Month on Third Street Promenade

Photo provided courtesy of Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. This February, Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. (DTSM) will recognize and celebrate Black History Month on Third Street Promenade with art installations by local Black artists and a banner program to honor historic Santa Monica Trailblazers for their significant achievements and contributions to the community.DTSM will present three … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

How to Divorce a Financially Abusive Spouse

Divorcing a financially abusive spouse generates problems, but there are plenty of resources available that are designed to help you make a clean break. Financial abuse is considered domestic abuse, and many people are terrorized by the behavior of their abusers. Textbook examples of financial abuse include: Controlling another person’s access to moneyUsing someone’s assets without … [Read More...]

A Closer Look at Ligandrol: Merits, Research, and Dosage

Most people interested in increasing their muscle mass understand that it's a long, arduous process. So, like millions of others, you probably visited this page looking for a way to make some gains with the help of Ligandrol. Fear not; we're ready to explain the what, whys, hows, benefits, and side effects so you can have a clear, unbiased opinion before you make a decision. What is … [Read More...]

How to easily make tofu

Tofu is a well-known protein-rich product. However, it is not only very nutritious but also delicious and full. Because of these qualities, it is a favorite not only of vegans but also of those who could not have imagined their lunch without meat before. Some even make tofu themselves. Sounds like a huge challenge, right? Still, making tofu isn’t as complicated as it may seem at first glance. So, … [Read More...]

Corporate gift ideas to wow your clients

Nowadays, corporate gifts sent from businesses to the clients they work with are seen as a key element of customer retention. They can be a great way to remind people of who you are, and if you choose the right gift, they can foster positive feelings towards you and make it more likely that people will work with your company again. The difficult part is knowing what to choose, so read on for some … [Read More...]

4 Kid-Friendly Things to Do Near Orange County Post COVID

The restrictions caused by the COVID-19 virus have made getting out and about with the kids next to impossible - and parents are beginning to feel the strain of having the younger members of the family cooped up at home. However, those restrictions will not be a reality forever. The promise of vaccines means that parents can now start planning for that long-awaited day out - and for those who call … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Delicious Goodies for Valentine’s Day!

Tidbits Fun Bites Treat yourself and your loved ones to guilt-free treats thanks to the team at Santte Foods who have spent years developing a line of healthy meringue bites that offer a sweet treat without the guilt. Tidbits Fun Bites Meringue Cookies are sugar-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free, cholesterol-free, and non-GMO. Tidbits bite-sized treats that come in a 40-piece resealable … [Read More...]

Valentine Gift Ideas for the Kids!

Looking for gift ideas for the kids? Here are a few of our favorite ideas for the upcoming holiday! Welch’s Fruit Snacks Mixed Fruit Valentine’s Day Heart is a must-buy! Providing a gifting option beyond traditional offerings, the 2021 limited-edition offering features custom Valentine’s Day-themed graphics and are bursting with delicious flavor, just like the fruit snacks you already know and … [Read More...]

Learn More About Your Home Drinking Water for Good Health in 2021!

Do you want to know if your water at home is safe to drink? Safe Home Drinking Water Test Kits can bring peace of mind to consumers at home sweet home. Chris Myers, President and CEO of Environmental Laboratories, Inc., is the Senior Scientist who developed Safe Home Test Kits, based on more than 40 years of experience studying and testing drinking water quality. The Safe Home Test Kits are … [Read More...]

Add a new perk to your daily routine with Mixed Berry and also Pina Colada Organic Energy Shots!

How are your healthy New Years Resolutions going? I actually had the resolution to walk more and use the treadmill and have not broken my resolution yet! I even signed up for virtual yoga so hopefully I attend, Do you need more energy in your day? You have to try OE Shot - the USDA 100% Organic Certified energy shots that contain no preservatives, no artificial additives, and no toxic … [Read More...]

How can a gooseneck kettle benefit your kitchen?

Loyal coffee lovers are interested in coffee preparation methods of the highest quality even at home. However, after testing many alternatives, it has been observed that gooseneck kettle may be a sufficient tool, which would give the opportunity to control the temperature of the water. But is it really an excellent choice? And how can gooseneck kettle benefit your kitchen? Let’s find … [Read More...]

Viteyes Launches Blue Light Defender Kids for Screen Time Protection of Their Developing Eyes

Did you know that exposure to blue light before bedtime can also disrupt sleep patterns because it affects when our bodies create melatonin? With screentime for kids having increased by 500% during the pandemic, an inside out approach with Viteyes® Blue Light Kids can be an effective method to help protect their eyes. Viteyes®came out with a product late last year called Blue Light Defender™ … [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

SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run * Touching Story Portraying the True Meaning of Friendship

Set before the events of the television series, SpongeBob goes on a trip to Kamp Koral and meets some new friends. However, when his pet snail Gary gets kidnapped by Poseidon and taken to the Lost City of Atlantic City, he and his new best friend Patrick must go on a rescue mission to save him from the dastardly plan of Poseidon before it is too late. The movie will also reveal the first time our … [Read More...]

Archibald’s Next Big Thing * Cute Series That Makes It Okay To Be Curious And Learn From Your Mistakes

Archibald's Next Big Thing is an American animated comedy streaming television series created by Tony Hale for Netflix. The plot revolves around Archibald Strutter, a positive chicken who often goes astray from home, but eventually always finds his way back home. Season 3 debuts on the Peacock Channel. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Calee N. comments, “This cute series makes it okay to be curious and … [Read More...]

The Father * Beautiful, Moving Film Depicting Dementia In Its Raw, Brutal Essence

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Eshaan M. comments, “The Father cries out to its viewers to enjoy life while they have their senses and to show compassion toward those who have begun to lose (or have already … [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

Indy, March 4th Pet of the Week!

Indy is an energetic and playful 4-year-old pit bull. She loves her toys and can get pretty indy-pendent when it comes to prancing around the play area. She’d be a great companion for an equally active human who has experience with big, bouncy doggies! Because the shelter is closed to the public, adoption appointments are conducted through appointment, so call 562-570-PETS or … [Read More...]

Bubs, Feb. 25th Pet of the Week!

This is Bubs. This poor old man was found wandering the streets, skinny as a rail. At 10 years old, that’s no place or condition for a sweet, gentle fellow. He’s gaining weight at the shelter and is enjoying short walks and human company. Can he be your only dog? That would be the best thing for him. Because the shelter is closed to the public, adoption appointments are conducted through … [Read More...]

Things You Need To Do When Welcoming A Dog Into Your Family

Dogs are a great addition to any family. They are loyal friends who can bring endless hours of fun. Children and dogs in particular often create a special bond, which in turn teaches your child important lessons about caring for others and responsibility. It’s important that you bring your new family member into your home in the right way so that you create a happy environment for everyone. … [Read More...]

Koda, Feb. 18th Pet of the Week!

Koda means “friend” in a few Native American dialects. What better name for a beautiful, petite shepherd mix who’s a bit reserved and who sorely needs her own “koda”? Koda was found as a stray—she’s 4 years old and has been spayed. She’d do great in a quiet home as the only dog, with a patient and experienced owner who will provide her with the love and care she deserves. Because the shelter … [Read More...]