Archives for July 3, 2017

Enter to win a trip for two to the South of France!


Le Petit Marseillais™ is partnering with ATOUT France to offer a chance to visit the sunny south of France! Born in Provence, Le Petit Marseillais remains rooted in the sunny ingredients and joie de vivre of the South of France.

In honor of Bastille Day, Le Petit Marseillais™ is hosting a sweepstakes to win a dream vacation for two to its birthplace, Provence! The getaway includes the following for two:

·         Three-night’s stay at the five-star InterContinental Marseille – Hôtel Dieu

·         Breakfast at the hotel’s brasserie

·         Flights with Air France

·         72-hour City Passes

Click here to enter the Sweepstakes for your chance to win!

*Bonus, the first 100 entries will receive a free Le Petit Marseillais™ Extra Gentle Scented Body Wash!

Enter from July 10, 2017 – September 10, 2017

Winners will be notified by September 18, 2017


Credit: Le Petit Marseillais™. SoCal City Kids is not affiliated with the giveaway.

Local High School Student Awarded College Scholarship by The Shops at Montebello


The Shops at Montebello, a Simon center, today announced its local college scholarship winner. Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), a national nonprofit that champions educational opportunities for students of all backgrounds, provides the scholarship. Each year, SYF awards a scholarship to a deserving student that lives within 50 miles of a Simon property.


The recipient is Victoria Corona, a graduate of Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Montebello. She will study at Pasadena City College this fall with plans to attend Sonoma State University for her bachelor’s degree. Corona is the recipient of the Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship, a $1,500 scholarship awarded to individuals based on academic achievement, financial need and leadership involvement at school as well as within their surrounding community.


“Simon Youth Foundation is a national organization, but we can feel the benefit of its efforts right here at home,” said Marida Petitjean, director of marketing and business development at The Shops at Montebello. “We are incredibly proud to award this scholarship to Victoria as she continues her studies this autumn.”


Corona received her scholarship during a special check presentation at The Shops at Montebello on Thursday, June 22. For more up-to-date news and events, follow The Shops at Montebello on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.


About Simon Youth Foundation

Simon Youth Foundation is a national nonprofit based in Indianapolis and is rated as a Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator. SYF exists to help at-risk students who are on the verge of dropping out of high school stay in school. Through 30 Simon Youth Academies in 12 states and Simon Youth Scholarships, SYF advocates, creates and initiates educational opportunities for students by creating learning environments primarily inside Simon malls. In partnership with local public schools, SYF has maintained a 90% graduation rate at its Academies since inception, graduated more than 14,000 students, and awarded more than $16 million in scholarships.  Learn more at


About The Shops at Montebello

The Shops at Montebello is a modern indoor super regional shopping center featuring four department stores and more than 160 shops, eateries, and restaurants—remaining the leader for shopping in the San Gabriel Valley. The Shops at Montebello is home to Macy’s, Macy’s Home, JCPenney, Forever 21, Coach, G by Guess, H&M, Cotton On, Papaya and more, with dining options such as BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery, Hikari Sushi, and Olive Garden. The Shops at Montebello serves communities in San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles including Montebello, Monterey Park, and Rosemead. With its modernized look and feel, The Shops at Montebello strives to provide the best shopping experience with its retailer and dining selections for the entire family.

Universal Studios Hollywood Introduces FlexPay, An Easy, Online Exclusive, Monthly Payment Option for Annual Pass Purchases

Universal Studios Hollywood introduces FlexPay™, inviting guests to purchase any one of its Silver, Gold or Platinum Annual Passes with the ease of all-new, low monthly payment options.

With an initial down payment, this interest free, online exclusive payment plan enables guests to spread their payments out while enjoying regular visits to The Entertainment Capital of L.A.

The three 12-month annual pass options available to purchase via FlexPay include the following along with key benefits (partial list). Terms and conditions are available at As the #1 tourist destination in Los Angeles, Universal Studios Hollywood offers unparalleled entertainment for the entire family and limitless fun for annual pass members.

  • Platinum Annual Pass:
    • 365 days of entry per year.
    • No black-out dates. 
    • Front of line privileges at all rides and attractions.
    • Free Halloween Horror Nights ticket on select dates.
    • Free general parking daily until 5:00 p.m.
    • 15% off in-park beverage, food and select merchandise.
    • Exclusive invitations to special events.
    • Discounts on general admission tickets for friends and family, on Halloween Horror Nights tickets and at participating CityWalk locations.
  • Gold Annual Pass:
    • 345 days of entry per year.
    • Select black-out dates apply. 
    • Free general parking daily until 5:00 p.m.
    • 15% off in-park beverage, food and select merchandise.
    • Exclusive invitations to special events.
    • Discounts on general admission tickets for friends and family, on Halloween Horror Night tickets and at participating CityWalk locations.
  • Silver Annual Pass:
    • Over 250 days of entry per year.
    • Select black-out dates apply.
    • Exclusive invitations to special events.
    • Discounts on general admission tickets for friends and family, on Halloween Horror Night tickets and at participating CityWalk locations.

This summer, Universal Studios Hollywood offers guests a chance to experience “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” in a whole new light as part of its all-new “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts TM Castle,” which features a dazzling light projection display against the backdrop of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Ahead of its just announced 2018 attraction based on DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda, guests will have a chance to meet many of DreamWorks lovable characters as part of its summer fun experience located within the park’s Universal Plaza venue. Characters include Kung Fu Panda’s Po and Tigress; Madagascar’s Alex the Lion, The Penguins – Skipper, Rico, Kowalski and Private – and King Julian; Trolls’ Poppy and Branch; and Shrek’s Puss ‘n Boots who will join existing characters Shrek and Fiona.

Non-stop thrills are literally around every corner: “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™,” “The Walking Dead Attraction,” “King Kong 360 3-D” and “Fast & Furious: Supercharged” as the grand finale to the world-famous, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour; expansive themed lands, including “Springfield” and “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem;” next generation thrill rides such as “Transformers: The Ride 3D;” and all-time favorites  “Jurassic Park: The Ride,” “Revenge of the Mummy” indoor roller coaster and “WaterWorld: A Sea War Spectacular.

More information is available at Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.


Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction.  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, completely redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.