Featured SoCal Events and Services

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...]

Sustainable Wine+Dinner Series Returns to The Los Angeles Zoo on Sept. 23rd with Landmark Vineyards

Photo Credit: The Los Angeles Zoo The Los Angeles Zoo is excited to announce its Sustainable Wine+Dinner series, presented by City National Bank, will return on Sept. 23 with Landmark Vineyards. This intimate evening will feature a conversation on the critically endangered berrendo, commonly known as the peninsular pronghorn, and the Los Angeles Zoo’s cross-collaborative work with Peninsular … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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...]

Business Headshot Photography Tips for Beginners

Photo by Emmanuel gido on Unsplash Sometimes it feels like smartphones have replaced professional photography. However, the skill of a professional photographer is always needed for important shots, such as wedding photos and family portraits. If you are a beginner business headshot photographer, these tips will help you produce excellent headshots.  Take charge of the session. Most … [Read More...]

Why Nurse Practitioners Are Increasingly Essential to Modern Healthcare

The US is currently home to more nurses than any other healthcare professional. And the growth experienced in the nursing profession due to the increasing demand for nurses and shortage of primary care physicians has led to increased growth in the number of advanced practice nurses such as nurse practitioners. A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice nurse who is required to have obtained … [Read More...]

11 Benefits of Working with Kids

Working with kids can be a very rewarding and amazing career. Children can be extremely fun, so working with them can consist of a lot of excitement and creativity. Just like each child is unique, every workday will also be unique when it comes to working with kids. If you needed any more reasons, here are 11 amazing benefits of working with kids.  Great Career Opportunities There are … [Read More...]

Featured Products

GOODPOP WANTS TO MAKE GOOD DEEDS GO VIRAL ON TIKTOK WITH #PLEDGEGOOD

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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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

Cultureverse * Immersive Audio Drama With A Unique Educational Twist On Myths And Folklore

Cultureverse is an immersive audio drama that celebrates our collective cultural past. It is a place where myths and legends come alive in the modern world. In each episode, an ordinary kid encounters an extraordinary creature, myth, or folk character from their culture, embarking on an exciting journey of self-discovery. Cultureverse isn’t just an audio adventure, it’s a show that celebrates who … [Read More...]

Books of the month!

I WISH YOU KNEW & OJALA SUPIERAS (Spanish Edition) by Jackie Azúa Kramer; illustrated by Magdalena Mora: This sweet text highlights socially and politically relevant family issues surrounding immigration and deportation, drawing the connection to eternal themes of childhood uncertainty. This is a picture book that is wonderful for young children. It's a delightful story and I love the … [Read More...]

Books of the week!

New to the bestselling INDESTRUCTIBLES series: Happy And You Know It! and This Little Piggy (Workman Publishing; Available now; $5.95 each; Paperback; Ages 0+) Looking for books for your baby or toddler? I love the INDESTRUCTIBLES series because the books are well....indestructible! With more than 7 million copies in print, INDESTRUCTIBLES are built for the way babies “read”: with their hands … [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

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...]

Belle, Aug. 19th Pet of the Week!

Well! It’s Belle! She’s peeping around the corner to see if there’s a shelter volunteer who wants to toss her a toy, which she dearly loves to play with. Or maybe, just maybe, there’s a human who wants to take home a shy but loving 2-year-old husky who was left abandoned at the shelter. Belle is one of many huskies available to adopt at Long Beach Animal Care Services, so if you want one of these … [Read More...]

Levi, Aug. 12th Pet of the Week!

Levi is all ears trying to hear if his adopter is out there. Actually, Levi’s all ears anyway, as you can see. He’s also all blue eyes, all handsome seal-point Siamese fur coat, and all playful with fishing-pole toys. Levi’s also no friend to other cats—he’s territorial and has bitten. He needs someone who understands his moods and will equip him with a nice cat tower to hang in and his own … [Read More...]