Archives for April 26, 2016

Chunky Monkey is Pet of the Week!

Chunky Monkey, April 28 Pet of the Week

Chunky Monkey was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. Chunk has a moderate heart murmur, but he’s still playful and super-social, and gets along well with other small dogs. You can meet Chunky Monkey both at CAT’s Long Beach Touch-a-Truck event on May 1 at the beachfront parking lot at 1 Granada Ave. in Long Beach and at Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach, (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A568199


(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village.


Circus Vargas presents iLUMINOUS! Buy your tickets now! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Circus Vargas presents iLUMINOUS, a new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonder and imagination of every child at heart.

Arrive 45 minutes early for the interactive pre-show where kids can join the circus! Stay for a post-show meet and greet with the stars.

Don’t miss the high-octane Yeromenko on the gymnastic bars, the brother-sister roller skating daredevils, and the Justin Bieber of the circus world – Patrick Marinelli flying high on the aerial straps.

See the luminous athletic bouncers on the trampoline wall, the girl power contortionists, musical funnymen, light jugglers, phosphorescent trapeze artists, beautiful dancers, glow-in-the-dark motorcycle stuntmen, and more!

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Appearing under the blue and yellow Big Top in:


ONTARIO: Thursday, April 28 – Monday, May 9

Ontario Mills Mall, 1 Mills Circle


BURBANK: Thursday, May 12 through Monday, May 23

777 N. Front Street


VENTURA: Thursday, May 26 through Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)

Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Bld., Ventura


SANTA ANA: Thursday, June 2 through Monday, June 6

Westfield Main Place, 2800 N. Main Street


IRVINE: Thursday, June 9 through Monday, June 13

Orange County Great Park, C Street


PROMO OFFER: Use special code MOM5 for $5 off each Child and Adult ticket in the Arena and Bleacher sections. Offer available online and can be used for any performance through June 13.

For more information visit


We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win Four (4) Tickets for the Opening Night performance in Burbank on Thursday, May 12!

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To enter, leave a comment below telling us why you would love to see Circus Vargas! Deadline to enter is May 2nd, 2016 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Socal City Kids will select winner for the giveaway and winner will receive 4 tickets to the opening show in Burbank, CA.

6.5 Feet Beach Umbrella with Sand Anchor is a must-buy!


Looking for a big, beautiful Beach Umbrella that doesn’t fly away easily? I recently received a beautiful brightly colored Beach Umbrella by and I love how beautiful it is! The bright colors make this my favorite beach umbrella! But, I also love that it comes with a carrying case and that it has UPF 50! It is super easy to put up and like I said, it does not blow away easily like many other umbrellas! It also is the perfect size and I love that it is not see-through! This is THE beach umbrella to have every day at the beach!


More info:

Opens to 6.5Ft with 2 piece white powder coated poles

  • Features anchor system
    Tilt Feature, vented canopy with high quality 8 steel rib system
    Polyester with silver lining.

You can purchase on

Self Disclosure: I received a free or heavily discounted item in exchange for an unbiased review. No other compensation was received. This product actually exceeded my expectations.

Over 8,400 Children Participating in Kids Run the OC Saturday, April 30 Kids Run the OC is the Nation’s Largest Youth Training Program


On Saturday, April 30, over 8,400 kids from 115 local schools will participate in Kids Run the OC (KROC), the nation’s largest youth training program provided by the OC Marathon Foundation.  KROC was designed to help children in Orange County become more physically fit through the encouragement of healthy habits to combat the onset of childhood obesity.

KROC certified coaches lead children through dynamic games to improve speed, agility, flexibility, and hand/eye coordination. Over the course of 10 – 12 weeks, students at participating schools will accumulate about 25-miles of exercise through the training program and will be prepared to finish a “marathon” by completing their final mile at the Kids Run the OC on Saturday, April 30, 2016, held during the U.S. Bank OC Marathon event weekend.

The importance of KROC cannot be overstated as studies from the Orange County Department of Education show that only 38.7% of OC 5th graders passed the 2013 State Fitness Test, affirming that children need accessible options for physical fitness. The Kids Run the OC fitness program promotes active living through volunteer-based coaching that occurs before, during, or after school. The OC Marathon Foundation’s KROC program provides thorough training and materials for coaches as well as a mentoring program from existing coaches to ensure success at schools new to the program.

In 2015, Kids Run the OC attracted more than 6,000 participants from over 90 schools and agencies in Orange County school districts making it one of the largest youth events in the country. The 2016 KROC program trained over 175 coaches and has raised approximately $16,000 in scholarships for over 800 children. For more information visit

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Event: Kids Run the OC
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016
Location: OC Fair & Event Center
Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa
Start time: 8AM
End time: 12PM
Parking: Gate 4 off Arlington Ave.


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