Featured SoCal Events and Services

Dana Point Harbor Partners to Host Blood Drive on Jan. 27th

Dana Point Harbor Partners, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, will host a blood drive with the Red Cross Bloodmobile on Thursday, January 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. iHeartYoga will be offering a free yoga class, to be used within 30 days, for each donor on the day of the drive. Donors who have made an appointment, and walk-ins, will be able to sign up to receive their free yoga class … [Read More...]

Monster Jam Stadium Championship Series Yellow Tickets On-Sale Now

**Enhanced Health and Safety Measures Implemented for Fan Wellness** Grave Digger This. Is. MONSTER JAM™!  It’s time to fire up the engines again as the most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today roars back into the iconic SoCal dirt battleground home at Angel Stadium of Anaheim for three adrenaline-charged weekends on January 22 & 23; February 19 & 20 … [Read More...]

Universal Studios Hollywood Rings in 2022 with EVE, Hollywood’s Biggest New Year’s Celebration

Universal Studios Hollywood Rings in 2022 with EVE, Hollywood’s Biggest New Year’s Celebration, Featuring Live Entertainment, Fireworks, and Access to Rides and Attractions Celebrate the new year and ring in 2022 at Universal Studios Hollywood’s festive EVE event, the biggest party in Hollywood, on Friday, December 31 with extended hours until 2:00 a.m. EVE is included in … [Read More...]

Universal Studios Hollywood Decks the Halls to Rejoice the Return of Holiday Favorites, “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and “Grinchmas.”

Beginning Friday, November 26 and Running Daily through Sunday, January 9, 2022 My friend Gaby and I had a blast meeting Grinch at Universal Studios! Looking for a fun place to take the family this holiday season? Universal Studios Hollywood is a must-visit! I had the opportunity to go and check out the holiday festivities and I had so much fun! My highlight of the whole day was meeting the … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

How to Become More Self-Sufficient

Before the industrial revolution, most people on the planet were much more self-sufficient than we are today. Despite all the comfort and good that advanced technology and quicker processes have brought to our contemporary lifestyles, it's not without its downsides. The pressure to achieve highly and never stop working is greater now due to the heightened demands of society. A helpful way to … [Read More...]

Universal Studios Hollywood is the Picture Perfect Place to Make New Memories with the Popular Annual Pass

Now through April 7, Guests Can Save Up to $50 on an Annual Pass Online and Experience Thrilling Attractions Throughout the Year, Including Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash” and “Jurassic World—The Ride,” Featuring the Stunningly Realistic Indominus rex. It’s time for resolutions, and what better personal challenge is there than to experience Universal Studios … [Read More...]

How assisted living helps prevent trips to the emergency room

As people get older, it's entirely normal for their families to start worrying about how safe their living arrangements are. Questions like, should my elderly parents live with me, or should my mom move into sheltered accommodation?, often crop up. While many elderly people find it hard to accept, there are benefits to moving into sheltered accommodation or assisted living units. Benefits of … [Read More...]

Know What Factors Affect Your Health Insurance Premium

People are more inclined towards purchasing family insurance plans rather than individual plans in order to have a financial backup in medical emergencies. Medical insurance not just protects you during tough times but also provides tax benefits. While accepting your insurance request, providers often undertake a detailed review of your physical profile and set the premium prices depending … [Read More...]

A Guide for Children and Contact Lenses

If your child has impaired eyesight and is in need of glasses, this can be a relatively simple solution, but what happens if your children do not get on with glasses? Whether this is because they might be sensitive to having things on their face, they might be particularly active, which means glasses could feel like nothing short of a nuisance, or for any other reason, depending on their age, … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Last Minute Gift Suggestions!

Can you believe that Christmas Eve is tomorrow? Here are some more of my favorite gift ideas! Photo Credit: NAUSENI Keep your feet warm and cozy with NAUSENI slippers. Every pair is handcrafted, the soles are Himalayan buffalo suede leather and the rest is 100% natural wool and felt. These sustainable, eco-friendly slippers are handmade by women in Nepal. They mold to your foot for the … [Read More...]

Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers!

GoSili® 20oz Stackable Silicone Ocean Drinking Cups that Support Ocean Conservation, Unique Blue Marble/Swirl for Each Ocean Looking for some really cool stocking stuffers for the family? Here are some of my favorites! One of my top choices for the entire family is GoSili, a sustainable brand that provides colorful reusable straws & cups for those who love the planet. The brand has … [Read More...]

More Holiday Gift Suggestions!

Looking for a gift for someone who loves running, hiking, or even just walking? This next one is also great for keeping those healthy, getting fit New Year resolutions! The fitness apparel brand, HYLETE, is already spreading cheer with the release of transitional apparel featuring multiple new products, new collections, colors, and much more. Keep the workouts going all season long with unique … [Read More...]

It’s time for Holiday Gift Suggestions!

It's that time of year again! Here are some of my favorite gift suggestions for the upcoming holidays! Actually, the first one would be perfect for before Christmas! PLAYMOBIL 1.2.3 Advent Calendar – Christmas Manger (70259):  Create the story of Christmas with the 1.2.3 Advent Calendar – Christmas Manger. With a bright and colorful design and large, rounded pieces, this PLAYMOBIL … [Read More...]

GoodPop Celebrates National Cookie Day December 4th With Giveaway and Holiday ‘Poptail’ Recipe

GoodPop® Frozen Pops, the leading better-for-you frozen treat brand that exists to do good in the world, celebrates National Cookie Day by giving away free boxes of its top-selling Cookies n’ Cream pop on December 4.  Fifty people that take the Pledge Good Challenge to do a good deed will receive four boxes of Cookies n’ Cream pops.  “Everyone loves a “cookies and cream” pop and so … [Read More...]

Easy Fall Mom Hacks and Must-Haves – National Lifestyle Expert, Cheryl Leahy, Offers Top Tips to Make Mom Life Easier

FunkAway is a unique odor elimination solution perfect for kids going back to sports. Whether it's sports equipment or jerseys - FunkAway's unique OM Complex™ breaks down odors at the source and eliminates the odor versus covering it up. With more than 48 million kids (K-12)* returning to school this year and our world opening up again, fall trends indicate 1 in 4 of those kids have already or … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

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...]

The Old Man and the Old Moon family show at The Wallis Giveaway!

Photo credit: T. Charles Erickson  PigPen Theatre Co.’s THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON, a fantastical song-filled fable for all ages, directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co., opens at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, March 2 and continues through Sunday, March 17, 2019, in The Wallis’s Bram Goldsmith Theater. Featuring a spirited … [Read More...]

Tree Hut Giveaway!

 Giveaway ‪ends January 31st! As the weather chills, skin starts to get dry and needs a pick-me-up! To keep skin smooth and glowing all season long, we want to give your followers a chance to win Tree Hut’s latest giveaway – scrubs + body butters + a $250 Ulta Gift Card! We’ve even included Ellen’s fave in the bunch – Almond & Honey – which she uses to get super, soft … [Read More...]

Scarium of the Pacific: Spooktacular Halloween Fun for the Whole Family! Giveaway Opportunity!!

Discover creepy creatures and enjoy magic shows, costume contests and kooky crafts where there’s more fun than fright! Swim 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 nineteenth annual Scarium of the Pacific on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

The Lost Treasure * Lots Of Amazing Stuff, Quite A Bit Of Action, Not Too Scary For Younger Kids

Eddie Fox, a hustling treasure hunter, finds himself forced to embark on a journey into the jungle to prevent a power hungry egomaniac from finding an ancient weapon that could destroy the island. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Avalon N. comments, “The Lost Treasure is a greatly scripted, nicely executed film. It has quite a bit of action but definitely not too scary for younger children.” Mikela G. … [Read More...]

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania * Thrilling Animation, Electrifying Music, Monstrous Comedy, One Crazy Adventure

Drac and the pack are back, like you've never seen them before in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Reunite with your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing's mysterious invention, the 'Monsterfication Ray," goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster! In their new … [Read More...]

Spotlight: Books to check out!

SANTA JAWS by Bridget Heos; illustrated by Galia Bernstein: Every year, Santa Jaws delivers presents to his fellow sharks, spreading cheer wherever he goes. Elfin sharks make toys, horn sharks trim the Christmas kelp, and cookiecutter sharks make sure Santa doesn't go hungry. Get ready for a ride on Santa's sled (pulled, of course, by hammerheads) in this joyful holiday tale! FRIENDS ARE … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Beauty Stocking Stuffers!

Looking for a few beauty products to put in a stocking? Here are a few of my favorites! August + Monroe’s NEW Calm Cream Price: $44.00 (refill $30) Affiliated with Amazon Sensitive skin has a new best friend and your dermatologist approves. Introducing Calm Cream, a new face cream that gets rid of any blemishes, redness or acne scars. It’s a lightweight gel texture that soothes, … [Read More...]

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...]

Pet Corner

Bebita, Jan. 13th Pet of the Week

They call Bebita a pocket pittie because she’s smaller than the average pit bull. In reality, Bebita won’t fit in your pocket, but she will do just fine in your heart! Sadly, this awesome 4-year-old has been waiting in the shelter for someone to find her since April, smiling that ear-to-ear grin. Bebita does pretty well on leash, but she can pull when she’s excited, especially when new … [Read More...]

How to Own a Dog Regardless of Allergies

If you want to experience the joys of owning a dog despite your allergies, here is how you can manage this: Choose the Right Breed If you don’t already own a dog, it’s important to choose your breed carefully. While all dogs produce some level of dander, some breeds have reduced levels of shedding. At the top of the list of big dogs that don’t shed, you will find poodles, Giant Schnauzers, … [Read More...]

Arlo, Jan. 6th Pet of the Week

Huskies need space and lots of activity, and Arlo is a typical young husky. He’s 1 year old and very sweet, and he has lots of that energy. He also needs out—he’s been at the shelter since September and is not doing well. He’s very thin. Arlo needs a human with experience with and knowledge about this breed as well as an active lifestyle. Adoptions are now conducted through … [Read More...]

Rebecca, Dec. 30th Pet of the Week

Rebecca,3 months old,is all dressed up in her tux and looking through her window. She’s all ready to go home for the new year and stay forever! Rebecca came to the shelter with a fractured hind limb, which may need amputation. She can be fostered while the shelter takes care of her medical needs and then adopted once she’s well! Playful Rebecca has no idea she has issues, so she’ll be a perfect … [Read More...]