Featured SoCal Events and Services

Ruby’s Diner Brings Back Pumpkin-Inspired Menu Items, Plus Kids in Costume Eat Free in October

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Fall is here and Ruby’s Diner is kicking off the season with a menu full of pumpkin-inspired treats.  Start the morning with fluffy Pumpkin Hot Cakes or hot-off-the-griddle Pumpkin Waffles! Sounds delicious! I actually had the chance to try the Pumpkin Waffles and they are quite delicious!  Curb a sweet craving with a rich Pumpkin Shake. During the month of October, this limited time offer gets … [Read More...]

Kids to Form First Kid-Run Government in Carlsbad, Kidifornia!

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Visit Carlsbad announces the launch of their new tourism campaign, “Capital of Carlsbad, Kidifornia,” where the city will be the first destination in Kidifornia to officially establish their own government led, as expected, by kids! Now, how cool is that?! "Capital of Carlsbad, Kidifornia" was designed by Visit Carlsbad, the city’s tourism authority, to jump start the conversation on why … [Read More...]

SCARIUM OF THE PACIFIC Oct 14-15, 2017 Giveaway Opportunity!

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Discover creepy creatures and enjoy magic shows, costume contests, and face painting at the Aquarium, 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 Scarium of the Pacific on Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 … [Read More...]

Go Little Tokyo Presents the Inaugural Haunted Little Tokyo Spooktacular Nights in the Heart of LA October 1 - 31, 2017

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Go Little Tokyo proudly presents the inaugural Haunted Little Tokyo for “spook”-tacular events in the heart of LA on select nights October 1 – 31, 2017. Ghosts and Goblins of all ages are invited to experience Little Tokyo this October as the neighborhood transforms with pumpkin patches, ghoulish games, trick-or-treating, free Halloween movie screenings, Little Tokyo ‘haunted’ walking tours, … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

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Get Fit and Explore the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks

The Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks stretch across Orange County’s expansive open space preserves, and Irvine Ranch Conservancy partners with OC Parks, the City of Irvine, and the City of Newport Beach to offer a variety of fitness programs that span the mountains to the sea. Most of the programs on the Landmarks are free and open to the public with required preregistration, and welcome the … [Read More...]

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Haunt at Heritage Hill

OC Parks and the City of Lake Forest welcome thrill seekers ages 12 and older to enjoy an evening full of frights at the 10th Annual Haunt at Heritage Hill on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14 from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. The park will once again transform into a thrilling haunted adventure with scream zones including the Joker’s Sideshow, Zombie Apocalypse, and Backwoods Nightmare. Slip into … [Read More...]

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Looking for the Next Mini- Mayor of Carlsbad, Kidifornia! You DO have to be a Kid!

Does your Kid want to be the  Mayor of Carlsbad, Kidifornia? This really sounds like a cool opportunity! Carlsbad will be the first city in Kidifornia to organize its own government, and lobby to become the capital of Kidifornia! It's super easy to apply! All you have to do is create a maximum 1-minute video of your kid expressing what he or she most enjoys about the city, showing why he or she … [Read More...]

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Terranea Turns Pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Terranea Resort, a Destination Hotel, located in Rancho Palos Verdes just an hour south of Los Angeles, transforms into a pink oasis for the month of October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Guests who visit the resort during this time will see Terranea through rose-colored glasses, as they enjoy all things pink resort-wide, including pink flowers, pink lighting, glasses of … [Read More...]

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9th Annual LA Printers Fair Sat. Oct. 14th 2017 @ International Printing Museum, Carson, CA

Photo: Some of our guests will be "Holiday Shopping" early with a variety of artistic goodies from over 80 vendors at the LA Printers Fair at The International Printing Museum in Carson, CA  Oct. 14th 2017. 9th Annual LA Printers Fair,  Sat. Oct. 14th. 2017 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at The International Printing Museum 315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA 90745         www.printmuseum.org/media … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Vote for MAM in the What to Expect Mom Must-Have Awards and win a prepaid card!

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MAM is a What to Expect Mom Must-Have Finalist in the Baby Soother and Best Baby Bottle categories! Head to https://www.whattoexpect.com/awardsand vote for any product in either or both categories and submit a photo of your vote confirmation(s) to mamusamarketing@mambaby.com. Voters who vote in both categories are eligible to win one of six $50 prepaid cards while voters who vote in one are … [Read More...]

Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter is a must this Fall! Great for this Back-to-School Season!

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Looking for a really good Peanut Butter that is tasty and healthier than other Peanut Butters? Introducing Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter! Founded in 2007 by Pic Picot, New Zealand-based Pic’s Peanut Butter is New Zealand's #1 selling peanut butter and is peanut butter worth eating.  Made from the finest quality Hi-Oleic peanuts from Australia that are fresh roasted and lovingly squashed in … [Read More...]

Celebrate Women’s Small Business Month with zulily!

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In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month this October, zulily is celebrating female entrepreneurs and raising awareness around their small businesses by launching four weeks of sales events featuring female small business owners and the amazing products they’ve created.   Since the company was founded in 2010, zulily continues to empower and help entrepreneurs thrive at every … [Read More...]

Melitta USA Celebrates Innovation on National Coffee Day

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Melitta North America, a brand well-recognized for exceptional quality in all aspects of coffee and coffee preparation, is using National Coffee Day to look back at an extraordinary 109 years of innovation since their founder, Melitta Bentz, invented pour-over coffee.   Melitta Bentz pioneered the two-part filtration system now used for drip coffee at her home in Germany in 1908. Since … [Read More...]

Looking to buy or sell a Car? Check out Cars.com!

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"This is a sponsored post." Are you looking to buy a car? Buying a car is not always the easiest thing in the world to do!  Have you thought about looking online? I recently discovered Cars.com and I think it is a great site to check out if you are looking for a Car! There is a wide variety of used cars and the website is really user-friendly.  I like that you can get advice on selling your car … [Read More...]

Perfect Bars are nutritious and delicious!

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"I received the product for free from MomsMeet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided (in products) and this page may contain affiliate links." I recently received some nutritious bars called Perfect Bars and I have to admit I wasn't sure about them. I have tried other nutritious bars and well...thought that they were simply "okay" but were … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

R.M. Palmer Introduces Spooktacular Halloween Treats! Giveaway Opportunity!

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        R.M. Palmer is excited to introduce new treats for Halloween 2017.  These confections offer great taste, vibrant packaging, and frighteningly excellent value. Included in this year’s Halloween line are these spooktacular products:   Trick or Treat Mix: A NEW stand up bag that includes a mix of decorated Cookies & Crème Zombies joining Fudge Skulls, Decorated Pumpkin … [Read More...]

GourmetGiftBaskets.com Launches National “15 & Me Selfie Search” Online Gifting Company Kicks Off 15th Birthday Countdown, Offering Consumers 17 Ways To Win

One of the top U.S. online gifting companies is celebrating its first 15 years of business in a fun, unique way, shining the spotlight on the countless customers who have contributed to this major milestone. At 11:15 a.m. (ET)today, "GourmetGiftBaskets.com's 15 & Me Selfie Search" will launch, offering more than $2,000 in prizes. The $22 million ecommerce company, which provides hundreds of … [Read More...]

MY LITTLE PONY Giveaway

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A new dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6 – Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity – embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home. https://youtu.be/kIv_ConaZ1c We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win the … [Read More...]

Share your #Fail photo and win BIG with MAM!

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       Multiple little fingers crammed into the nose. Spontaneous, hysterical crying. Projectile spit-up all over the cute new outfit. What does your funniest #fail photo of your child(ren) look like? Share with MAM and they'll select three winners to win a $100 prepaid card and a $100 pack of MAM goodies! Enter here: www.facebook.com/mambabyusa   Follow … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Earth: One Amazing Day – Beautiful and Touching Reminder of the Amazing Planet – Earth!

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From BBC Earth Films, the studio that brought you Earth, comes the sequel - Earth: One Amazing Day, an astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close with a cast of unforgettable characters. Told … [Read More...]

The Little Prince: The New Mission – Those You Save Will Guide You

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Life on B612 has resumed to normalcy. Rose, Fox, and the Little Prince are living peacefully, maybe too peacefully. Then one night, Rose hears the Snake telling her that she has a home planet with a family. Rose asks Little Prince to find her planet because she's afraid it's in grave danger. The Little Prince asks Fox to keep an eye on Rose as he flies off on his plane to try to find more … [Read More...]

Easy Pumpkin Carving is a must this Halloween!

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The new book Easy Pumpkin Carving: Spooktacular Patterns, Tips & Ideas can help you make the best jack-o-lantern on the block. I received a copy of this book and love all the great ideas! You can find it on Amazon.com.  Traditional Pumpkin Carving Techniques By Colleen Dorsey Here they are, the very essentials of pumpkin carving! By following these steps that you probably had down … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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Le Petit Marseillais Body Wash is a Beauty Must this Fall!

Looking for a body wash that leaves your skin really soft? Le Petit Marseillais Body Wash is a new favorite of mine! They not only clean but leave my skin really soft and I love the different fragrances. I love how my skin does not feel dried out and I don't even have to use an extra skin moisturizer!  My favorite is the lavender honey one! It really smells good! I also like that they are … [Read More...]

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Kiehl’s supports Bright Pink Kiehl’s Since 1851 to Donate $50,000 via Limited Edition Butterstick Lip Treatment Duo and Breast Cancer Awareness Month Program

#KISSFORTHECURE         This year, in honor the brand’s commitment to women’s health, Kiehl’s Since 1851, the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care, is proud to donate $50,000 to Bright Pink, the national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women:   For every Kiss For The Cure Butterstick … [Read More...]

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NEW! Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Exotic Street Styles Fall Collection! I love these shades! Inspired from street style near and far, embrace color with Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure® Fall Collection.

     Inspired by rich and vibrant colors, the new Complete Salon Manicure™ Fall Collection by Sally Hansen adds the dose of color and vivacity the stylish woman dreams of. The embraces an array of colors seen in exotic fabrics and textiles from around the globe. Middle eastern fabrics and vivid Moroccan prints are trending both on and off the catwalk. Sally Hansen has infused their 6 hot limited … [Read More...]

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Experience Burke Williams Signature Services at Special Pricing Say goodbye to summer and hello to relaxation and enjoy special pricing during the back to school season

Burke Williams welcomes guests to rejuvenate from the busy summer season with select services, now available at a special price. Unwind with Burke Williams’ Pure Relaxation Massage, a personalized Swedish massage that blends long, flowing and circulatory strokes to restore calm to the mind and body. Experience the ultimate in skincare with a signature Spa Style Facial that includes 22-point … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

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From China to Scotland — One Tiny Dog’s International Story of Finding Her Fur-ever Home October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

      In June 2016, Dion Leonard had one thing in mind — trying to win the grueling 250km Gobi Desert Run. What he didn’t expect was to have a small stray dog join him for over 70km of the race. Appropriately naming her “Gobi,” Dion knew he needed to make this unlikely running companion a permanent member of his family back home in Scotland. Working to coordinate her adoption would turn into a … [Read More...]

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Ping-Ping is Pet of the Week! Updated to the correct name for this adorable Dog!

Ping-Ping is a sweetheart. Unlike her bouncy name, she’s very calm, sensitive and sweet—can we say “lapdog”? Ping-Ping is a 3-year-old female Shih Tzu mix who’d be a wonderful companion for a person with a low-key lifestyle. Meet her in the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A597176.   (The usual suspects contributed to this … [Read More...]

HotLikeLava, Oct. 5 Pet of the Week

Hot Like Lava! Pet of the week!

Hot Like Lava (yes, that’s his name) is a 2-year-old male orange tabby—a real social guy who’s actually as cool as a cucumber. At 15 pounds, he’s a hunk ’a’ purring love. And of course, after spending a few minutes with him, your heart will be molten. Meet Hot Like Lava at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#597535.   (This rescue encouraged … [Read More...]

BAcon Bits, September 28 Pet of the WEek

Bacon Bits is Pet of the Week! AWWWWWWWW!

Itty-bitty Bacon Bits is a neutered male Chihuahua-longhair mix, absolutely adorable and affectionate. All he needs is a visit to the dentist, and he’ll be a sweet little lapdog. BB has a low-grade heart murmur, but this likely won’t affect his life-span— at only 7 years old, he’s got a lot of good years ahead! Meet Bacon Bits at the City of Long Beach Animal Care Services on the shelter side of … [Read More...]