Featured SoCal Events and Services

Sat. July 13, 9a at Santa Monica Beach: Plastic Free July Beach Cleanup with LA Waterkeeper

Tomorrow, July 13 in Santa Monica, LA Waterkeeper will be hosting their annual Plastic Free July beach cleanup as part of the global Plastic Free July movement. Plastic-Free July Beach Cleanup with LA Waterkeeper: Santa Monica Saturday, July 13, 9a-11a Free event 9a at Santa Monica Beach, Tower 20, 2030 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405 Event … [Read More...]

Cayton Children’s Museum Commemorates its 5th Birthday in July

The Cayton Children’s Museum will celebrate its 5th birthday on July 1. To commemorate the milestone, the Cayton will host its own birthday party the weekend of July 13 and 14, with additional activities happening all month long. From July 13-14, the Cayton will welcome all visitors, members, and supporters for a two-day birthday celebration. The celebration will feature birthday-related … [Read More...]

Getty Villa Theater Performance on July 20, 2024

Ancestral Connections: Yanculia/Restoration Getty Villa Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 3 pm Free | Advance ticket required High school students from across L.A. present original stories that integrate text, movement, video, and music. This is the culminating event of the Youth Theater Summer Intensive, a five-week program focused on theater arts, Greek and Mesoamerican mythologies, and … [Read More...]

 Festival of Arts Fine Art Show and Pageant of the Masters Prepare to Impress, Opening July 3 and 6

Photo 1: Pageant of the Masters Costume Director Reagan Foy with cast member backstage working on the Pageant re-creation of a costume sketch of Grace Kelly for the 2024 production of “À La Mode: The Art of Fashion.” Photo credit: Ron AzevedoPhoto 2: Patrons looking at art at the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show. Photo credit: Christopher Bliss Get ready for a summer filled with art, music, … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Christmas in July: The History and Evolution of This Fun Summer Holiday

Christmas in July is another fun occasion that is almost synonymous with the Christmas holiday and is usually held during summer. Given the fact that people arranged a winter holiday in the midst of summer you may note that this tradition has its ground in history and popular culture. It has consequently developed as a special moment characterized by different celebrations, gifting, sending photo … [Read More...]

Festival of Arts Calendar of Events and Workshops July 8th – July 14th, 2024

Date: Sunday, July 14, 2024 Time: 12:00 - 3:00pm Cost: Free with $15 Festival Admission. Children 5 and under receive free admission all summer long. Information: www.foapom.com/event/family-art-day Family Art Day Join the Festival of Arts for a wild good time as Family Art Day returns on Sunday, July 14 with a fun new animal-twist! The Festival’s Art Center, sponsored by … [Read More...]

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Experience Coming to Los Angeles

 In a ghoulish collaboration, Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and Fever are bringing the strange and unusual world of Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” to life. Fans will soon have the chance to step into BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE: The Afterlife Experience, opening Friday, August 23 at Los Angeles’s Ovation Hollywood (6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood). The … [Read More...]

Aquarium announces new film about their seals and sea lions and the staff who care for them

Photo courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific The Aquarium of the Pacific invites the public to dive below the surface and get to know its seals and sea lions and the staff who care for them through its new film Love & Life Beyond the Glass. This is the first time in three years that the Aquarium debuts a new daily film for its visitors in its Honda Pacific Visions Theater, which … [Read More...]

Addressing the Shortage: The Urgent Need for More Foster Carers

There is currently a severe shortage of foster carers in the UK, which is putting enormous strain on the foster care system and negatively impacting many vulnerable children. With the number of children entering care rising year on year, it is imperative that more people consider becoming foster carers to provide these children with the safe, nurturing environments they desperately need. The … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Looking for a Custom Portrait?

Goose & Pebble If you are looking for a personalized custom portrait such as a Pet Portrait, Goose and Pebble has you covered! I recently received a portrait of me and my pup and I love it! Melissa Lee is the owner of this wonderful small business. Her portraits will make a great gift!  Melissa also offers digital downloads for purchase, and every purchase of a physical print gets a … [Read More...]

These products are Summer Must-Haves!

 Beurer’s Insect Sting and Bite Relief I don't know about you but during the summer is when I get the most bug bites and so do my family members! This first product really is a must-buy! It really works! Insect bites and stings are a part of nature, particularly in the summer months. Mosquitoes, ants, and flies are often uninvited guests while at barbeques, bonfires, or … [Read More...]

Have Fun This Summer with These Must-Have Toys!

Summer is almost officially here! The kids will have fun with these toys! sooo much fun! Vango #UpsideDownChallenge Backyard Edition MSRP $29.99 | Ages 8+ | Available on Amazon This summer, game night is about to be flipped upside down! Players attempt to complete seemingly easy activities such as tossing a ball into a cup, stacking cups into a pyramid or even just walking through an … [Read More...]

Affordable Father’s Day Gift Ideas that Dad Will Love!

Sweet Chaos Popcorn  From spicy to sweet, Sweet Chaos has a gluten-free choice that Dad will love! Try the NEW Dill Pickle variety or stick to more traditional favorites like Movie Theater Butter, White Cheddar or Sea Salt. Sweet Chaos hand pops their NON-GMO kernels in coconut oil for a creamy richness while skipping the nasty, artificial stuff.  In addition to Movie … [Read More...]

Evo Hemp Bars are a Beach Bag and Poolside Essential for Families!

My favorite flavor! Your beach or pool bag needs healthy snacks, so make sure to include Evo Hemp Bars, which are made from a delicious combination of cashews, protein crisps, and the world's most nutritionally complete superfood, hemp seeds. With 12 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per bar, Evo Hemp Bars pack a nutritious punch to fuel your day at the pool or beach! Gluten-free and vegan, … [Read More...]

School’s out for Summer! Road Trip & Travel Essentials for Families!

Keep Going First Aid Kit The handy, compact Keep Going First Aid Kit includes essential first aid supplies from burn relief to bandages, so you will be ready for anything! TSA approved, the lightweight kit is packaged in an organized, stylish water & stain-resistant case for traveling, camping, road trips & more. Four kits are available, including the SuperKit (270 pieces), … [Read More...]

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Media Reviews

True Detective: Night Country Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD July 9, 2024  

Get on the case and catch up on all the clues from HBO’s riveting Emmy Award®-winning limited series, as Warner Bros Discovery Home Entertainment releases True Detective: Night Country on Digital now, and on Blu-ray & DVD July 9.  Fans and newcomers alike can binge on all 6 thrilling episodes from Season 4, while they search for answers and go behind the scenes with bonus content. True … [Read More...]

Fly Me To the Moon * Best Movie I’ve Watched All Year!  A Wonderful And Compelling Whirlwind Adventure Showing Exactly What It Means To Get Ready For Launch Day

Starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, Fly Me To The Moon is a sharp, stylish comedy-drama set against the high-stakes backdrop of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Brought in to fix NASA’s public image, sparks fly in all directions as marketing maven Kelly Jones (Johansson) wreaks … [Read More...]

Johnny Puff: Secret Mission * A Colorful Journey With Unique Characters Whose Superpowers Come Together In A Classic, Thrilling Plot

Four Puffins, under the guidance of Johnny Puff (Johnny Depp), develop their superpowers and use them for good. When their home, Taigasville, comes under threat from the evil Otto von Walrus, Johnny Puff and co. embark on a secret mission. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ashleigh C. comments, “The animated adventure, Johnny Puff: Secret Mission is a colorful journey with Johnny Puff. I love how the … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Eco-Friendly Teen Skincare Line is a Must-Try!

SKWAD SKWAD, founded by Elise Kandrac, was inspired by her concern for her teenagers' self-esteem and the gender-specific nature of skincare products for young teens. The Hawaiian values are reflected in the brand's mission. SKWAD is committed to environmental responsibility, choosing packaging and ingredients with the planet in mind. Their marine-safe formulations are custom-made, and they … [Read More...]

Regenerative Glow: Glen Ivy Hot Springs New Radiant Results Facial Featuring Luminant Skincare Line

Images courtesy of Glen Ivy Hot Springs.  Experience the ultimate skincare innovation with Regenerative Glow by Glen Ivy Hot Springs. Combine the new Radiant Results facial and Luminant skin care products by [comfort zone] for a comprehensive approach to radiant, healthy skin. After just one Radiant Results facial and consistent use of the Luminant skincare routine for … [Read More...]

Luv Ur Skin Products are a Must-Try!

Luv Ur Skin (LUS) Luv Ur Skin (LUS) is an Australian-based brand that offers the best natural skincare for this age group and their sensitive skin. Izzi Dymalovski launched Luv Ur Skin when she was 13-years-old. While dealing with her skincare issues and searching for the right products, she put her trust in nature and a powerful native Australian plant extract, Plantolin, to give … [Read More...]

Healthy skincare routine for Tweens!

Must for tweens! Be-Tween was founded by Namhee, a parent of tween children. She grew up in Korea and her own mother taught her the importance of skin care. Namhee knew that her kids weren’t ready for harsh anti-acne treatments and masks, so she created the brand with them in mind. Be-Tween Skincare Products Aloe Cleansing Ball Face Cleanser. Our gentle face cleanser freshens … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Maguire, July 5 Pet of the Week

awwwwww On June 23, Long Beach Animal Care Services began its yearly project of emptying the dog kennels for Foster the Fourth. Fireworks are illegal for private use in Long Beach, but nonetheless, people set them off, and dogs can get frightened and run in terror. Our shelter takes in a goodly number every July 4 season, and they need to make room for them. Maguire is one of them. … [Read More...]

Tuxedo Joe, June 28 Pet of the Week

Loves to play! He needs a forever home! On June 23, Long Beach Animal Care Services began its yearly project of emptying the dog kennels for Foster the Fourth. Fireworks are illegal for private use in Long Beach, but nonetheless, people set them off, and dogs can get frightened and run in terror. Our shelter takes in a goodly number every July 4 season, and they need to make room for … [Read More...]

Enzo, June 21 Pet of the Week

Awwwwwww! Soooo cute! On Sunday, June 23, Long Beach Animal Care Services begins its yearly project of emptying the dog kennels for its Foster the Fourth project. Fireworks are illegal for private use in Long Beach, but nonetheless, people set them off and dogs can get frightened and run in terror. Our shelter takes in a goodly number every July 4 season, and they need to make room for … [Read More...]

Showtime, May 10 Pet of the Week

awwwwwww Aaaaand it’s—Showtime! Meet a fittingly named fellow who’s high energy and loves gathering a play group of other enthusiastic dogs. Showtime knows sit and fetch, loves tug-of-war, and when it’s all over, he relaxes on a bench with volunteers. Then, it’s up ’n’ at ’em again! Showtime has been in the shelter since July and needs a home like, yesterday. He was adopted briefly, but his … [Read More...]