Featured SoCal Events and Services

Holidays at Caruso: Snowfalls, Santa Sightings, Festive Dining & More

Photo Credit:  Caruso. This holiday season, Caruso warmly invites locals and visitors to indulge in the spirit of the season across Los Angeles at The Grove ,The Americana at Brand and Palisades Village. The iconic properties will be transformed into festive wonderlands, each one thoughtfully decked out in holiday décor set against a majestic centerpiece: a stunning … [Read More...]

Ocean Avenue Community Pop-Up Art Event in Palisades Park, Dec. 4

Rendering of the temporary public art piece to be installed in Palisades Park, courtesy of Here LA  The Santa Monica community is invited to a one-day pop-up art event to experience Ocean Avenue and Palisades Park in a new way on Saturday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The temporary art installation component between Broadway and Colorado Avenue will … [Read More...]

Universal Studios Hollywood Rejoices the Return of Holiday Favorites “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and “Grinchmas”

 Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with the return of yuletide favorites and family traditions, “Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” and “Grinchmas,” beginning Friday, November 26 and running daily through Sunday, January 2, 2022. The holiday festivities are included in the price of admission. Families will rejoice at the … [Read More...]

Holiday Crafts Day for Kids at The International Printing Museum

Holiday Crafts Day for Kids at the International Printing Museum Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm Our Krazy Krafts Day for Kids returns with a wintery twist. Join us on December 11th for a HOLIDAY KRAFTS DAY at the Printing Museum, a creative day of printing and crafts for the whole family. All are welcome, whether you are a kid or a kid at heart that just loves to make … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Assisted Living: 5 Commonly Asked Questions Answered

Seniors downsize and sell their homes to obtain safe and affordable housing during their golden years. Many move into independent living communities that provide them with a wealth of amenities. Some residents will need a bit of help with small tasks. By reviewing FAQs about assisted living, loved ones can find a great place for their elderly family member to live.  1. What Is the … [Read More...]

Make This Year’s Hanukkah The Best Ever With PJ Library!

This year, Hanukkah, the holiday of lights, runs from November 28 through December 6. PJ Library, long a leader in providing engaging ways for families to connect with Jewish life, offers a wealth of free resources including kid-friendly Hanukkah stories, printable recipes, and activity ideas, book lists, as well as two new story-based podcasts that help kids learn more about the traditions behind … [Read More...]

How to choose a bed size for your kid?

Photo Credit: https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=105779&picture=baby-bedroom The seemingly easy task of purchasing a bed for a child frequently gives parents huge headaches. Which model should be chosen? How long will the crib be used? What is a convenient width, as well? The answers to these questions can be found in the following sections of the article. We'll … [Read More...]

Experts Reveal Tips for An Amazing at Home Kid’s Birthday Party

Planning your kid’s birthday party can be a headache; finding the perfect theme, organizing the activities that will keep every guest engaged, and setting up a celebration that works for your space can bring more stress than enjoyment when the special day comes. Experts have cultivated the tips you should follow to throw the best at home kid’s birthday party for every guest involved with the help … [Read More...]

Where to buy heptane?

Heptane is an amazing substance you can find in various online shops such as Simple Solvents. The substance is rarely used by itself, and instead, we utilize it as an ingredient for other products. It is a liquid without color, and experts categorize it as a hydrocarbon.                 Companies get heptane by deriving … [Read More...]

Featured Products

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...]

This Toothbrush is a must-try!

The holidays are here and that means lots of holiday cookies, candy, cakes, and other sweets! So, that means it is very important to take care of your teeth! I had the opportunity to try out a new toothbrush and was very impressed! Doctor Plotka’s Mouth Watchers Antimicrobial Toothbrushes with Flossing Bristles is a definite must-try! Featuring silver-infused bristles, this innovative … [Read More...]

Healthy Footwear is Served

Check out pediped's latest blog post:  “Healthy Footwear is Served." Happy Thanksgiving! Credit: Pediped. … [Read More...]

“SPREADING TACO CHEER” GIFT BOX AVAILABLE FROM RUBIO’S COASTAL GRILL

Cozy Collection Includes Fleece Blanket & $30 in Rubio’s Meal Cards Rubio’s Coastal Grill is offering a limited-edition “Spreading Taco Cheer” holiday gift box, specially curated for the ultimate taco fan. Available beginning on Black Friday, November 26, boxes can be purchased at www.rubios.com. Each gift box is $49.99, plus tax & shipping, (valued at $120), … [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

Back to the Outback * Perfectly Paced Humor And Out-Of-This-World Animation

Tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans gawk at them like they're monsters, a group of Australia's deadliest creatures plots a daring escape from the zoo. Back to the Outback is an upcoming Australian-American computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps, from a screenplay written by Cripps, and a story by Gregory Lessans and Cripps. KIDS FIRST! … [Read More...]

A Boy Called Christmas * An Unforgettable Magical Tale Of How Christmas Came To Be

An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible. KIDS FIRST! Film … [Read More...]

14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible * Intense Emotional Journey Pushing The Limits Of Human Endurance

14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible explores Nepal’s deep connection to high-altitude mountaineering through the eyes of Nirmal “Nimsdai” Purja, a fearless, fun-loving Nepali climber on a quest he dubs “Project Possible”—to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter mountains in just seven months, breaking the previous record of seven years. With a team of skilled Sherpas, he traverses Mount … [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

Hunter, Dec. 2nd Pet of the Week

Here’s Hunter, all leashed up and ready to go! Not hunting, of course, as he isn’t a hunter at all, but for a walk, after which he’ll lie on his side and gladly suffer an extended belly rub. Hunter’s just 2 years old and loves to be with humans. He’s also doing great with dog reactivity, on which the volunteers work with him daily. If you think that a German shepherd is not lap-dog material, … [Read More...]

Nina, Thanksgiving Day Pet of the Week

Nina looks as if she’s saying, “Thanksgiving weekend is no time for a kitten to be in a shelter kennel!” Nina’s looking for love, empathy and a loving, forever family, and she won’t say no to a plateful of healthy leftovers (no fruitcake, please, she emphasizes). Nina is under a year old and has been at Long Beach Animal Care Services since June. She’s one of the shelter’s adoptables who … [Read More...]

Olive, Nov. 18th Pet of the Week!

As our volunteer Dee put it, sweet old Olive thinks that being in a kennel is the pits. She’s wonky, with bad skin and sad eyes. She was moping around the shelter, and only recently did she crack this smile after a few outings with Long Beach Animal Care Services’ loving volunteers. Someone needs to be the martini to this Olive and let her relax on the sofa with them and really enjoy her … [Read More...]

Brooke, Nov. 11th Pet of the Week!

Ever wanted to be on the cover of one of those old-time children’s storybooks? You know, the kind where someone’s sitting reading in an armchair and a fluffy calico cat is purring away on their lap? Well, Long Beach Animal Care Services has the cat, so you’re off to a good start! Brooke, 5 years old, was found as a stray. She’s affectionate toward humans and loves to be brushed. No matter … [Read More...]