Pet of the Week!

Chunky Monkey is looking with hope at the potential pals out there who need some company during this difficult time and want to share quality hours with a good doggie. Chunky Monkey is a 5-year-old male pit bull who has the heart and soul of an angel and the kindest eyes you’ll ever see. He knows his commands pretty well and loves nothing more than affection from a loving companion. Meet him at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for #A640988.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Rufus, March 12th Pet of the Week!

From his smiling face to the white tip of his wagging tail, Rufus has good looks and the personality to match them. Not only that, but unlike a few of us humans, he knows his left from his right and will give you a hearty high-five with either paw. Sometimes, he’ll use both! Rufus is an 8-year-old metallic gray pittie who is also equal parts play and cuddle. Meet him at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID# #A631971.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village.

Mary Jane, March 5th Pet of the Week!

You probably don’t think “6-year-old steel-gray pit bull” when someone says “Mary Jane.” But take one look at that gently smiling face, and you’ll get why Mary Jane is Mary Jane. She’s the kind of dog who lights up the room when she walks in—happiness emanates everywhere! She’s loving, kind and lovable, and she’ll make a wonderful companion. Mary Jane can’t wait to go home—meet her at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A639261.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village.

Cardi C, February 27th Pet of the Week!

“C” may come after “B,” but 3-year-old Cardi C is not a follow-up act. She’s more of a companion piece! Like the hip-hop artist of nearly the same name, she has big, sparkling dark eyes, a talent for scampering around, and a loving nature for her fans—her humans! She’s a stunning steel gray and will steal your heart! Be Cardi C’s biggest fan—meet her at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A627959.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

The Park Comes To Life in Los Angeles & Orange County All-New Unparalleled and Thrilling Live Arena Experience Jurassic World Live Tour Roars into SoCal This Summer from July 9–19

Brace yourself for a new species of live entertainment 65 million years in the making!

Jurassic World Live Tour, an exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience that will bring the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans, will be debuting in SoCal this summer playing Honda Center in Anaheim from July 9–12 followed by STAPLES Center in Downtown LA from July 17–19.

  Sign up today to become a Jurassic World Live Tour Preferred Guest at JurassicWorldLiveTour.com to get exclusive access to advance pre-sale code to purchase tickets early starting today Tuesday, January 28 to get the best seats available before tickets go on-sale to the general public on February 4.

With unrivaled arena production quality, Jurassic World comes to life with dinosaurs from the iconic franchise, including fan-favorite Velociraptor Blue and a Tyrannosaurus Rex more than 40 feet in length, taking center stage off the big screen onto the arena floor.  The production features more than 20 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, each custom built with the latest technology, scientific precision and Hollywood studio quality.  With scale, speed and ferocity, the animatronic and performer-operated dinosaurs deliver colossal, edge-of-your-seat excitement that brings the Jurassic World park right to your hometown.

Jurassic World’s unmistakable musical score combined with projection and practical scenery transforms the arena into the dense jungles of Isla Nublar, where real Gyrospheres roll through the valley…but then your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus Rex escapes and causes chaos in the park!  The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save an all-new dinosaur named Jeanie from a terrible fate. 

With pulse-pounding stunts and an original, authentic storyline that takes place between the Jurassic World and Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom movies, this all-new live adventure is guaranteed to to take fans on a larger-than-life immersive journey and make family memories that will last another 65 million years.

“Working with a world-class production team and Universal filmmakers, we have extended the Jurassic World canon with a new story that can only be told through this live, arena spectacular as we bring full-scale dinosaurs to generations of fans around the globe,” said Juliette Feld Grossman, Chief Operating Officer of Feld Entertainment. “We have maximized the power of everything we do at Feld Entertainment, pushing the boundaries of technology and innovation to ensure audiences have an authentic, awe-inspiring experience. Fans will leave with a sense of wonder, as if they’ve boarded the boat to Isla Nublar and literally stepped into Jurassic World.”

USA Today praised the show saying “my heart still races when the velociraptor’s nose is pointed my way. It’s a testament to how well the ‘Jurassic’ movies have instilled an illogical fear of extinct creatures, how true the Jurassic World Live team stayed to the animals from the movie, and how high-tech animatronic puppets have gotten in order to tell stories about prehistoric creatures.”  The New York Times describes the Feld Entertainment production as “the most technically complex the company has ever produced.”

A N A H E I M

WHEN:                July 9 – 12, 2020

Thursday, July 9     7:00 PM

Friday, July 10 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 11        11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, July 12            11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

WHERE:          Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

TICKETS:      Ticket affordably priced for the whole family starting at just $20*

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or in-person at the venue Box Office. *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

L O S   A N G E L E S

WHEN:                 July 17 – 19, 2020

Friday, July 17       7:30 PM

Saturday, July 18        11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, July 19                 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

WHERE:               STAPLES Center – 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

TICKETS:              Ticket affordably priced for the whole family starting at just $20*

Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply.

Credit: Feld Entertainment.

Get Ready for Kickoff as The Aquarium Hosts its Sixth Annual Otter Bowl

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific

Watch the Aquarium’s sea otters compete for frozen treats and the title of Otter MVP

The Aquarium of the Pacific is proud to present its sixth annual Otter Bowl on February 2, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Watch as the Aquarium’s sea otters vie for the championship at Otter Bowl VI. The fast-paced action will include collecting footballs made out of frozen clams and retrieving enrichment toys. There will be lots of eating and playing going on during this big game as the sea otters compete.

The game starts during the 4:00 p.m. sea otter show in the Northern Pacific Gallery, and an Aquarium educator will be calling the play-by-play. At 3:30 p.m., the otters will be off exhibit in their “locker room” as the Aquarium’s animal experts prepare the “field” for Otter Bowl VI.

Visitors can receive discounted admission on February 2 after 3:00 p.m. Admission will be $19.95 per person from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHEN:           Otter Bowl VI, February 2, 2020, 4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

                       Special discounted admission offer valid from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802

COST:             Free to Aquarium members and included with general admission for the public.

                       General admission: $34.95 adult (12+), $31.95 senior (62+), and $24.95 child (3-11).

                       Admission is just $19.95 per person after 3:00 p.m. on Otter Bowl.

                       The Aquarium is open until 6:00 p.m.

INFO:             (562) 590-3100 or aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/otterbowl/

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.

Aquarium Festival Celebrates African and African-American Culture During National Black History Month

Photo Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific

Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s eighteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests can experience the sights and sounds of performances by local African-American groups, including Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circle musicians, and West African dancers.The festival will also feature cultural displays, handmade craftwork, and storytellers. Guests will have the opportunity to meet, learn about, and even touch animals from Africa with special guests Conservation Ambassadors. Guests can explore the festival’s offerings and discover the wonders of the Pacific Ocean at the Aquarium. The Heritage Award will be presented on Saturday, February 22, at 12:20 p.m. to H. Maxie-Viltz in recognition of her dedicated service to the African-American community.

WHEN:           Saturday and Sunday, February 22-23, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

COST:    Free to children under age three and Aquarium members and included with general admission for the public / General admission: $34.95 adult (12+), $31.95 senior (62+), and $24.95 child (3-11)

INFO:    (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/african_american_festival/

Mobile-print coupon: adults receive $10 OFF admission. Regular $34.95, just $24.95 with coupon.

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/fest7

More information can be found here.

We have teamed up with the Aquarium of the Pacific for a Family 4-Pack Ticket Giveaway! It’s really simple to enter! Just leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing about the Aquarium! The deadline to enter is February 15th, 2020 at noon (PST). One winner will randomly be selected.

Self Disclosure: Event information and images were provided by The Aquarium of the Pacific. Giveaway winner will be selected by SoCal City Kids.

Gazpacho, Jan. 16th Pet of the Week!

Gazpacho is as cool as the cucumbers in the Spanish-style soup of the same name! He’s an American guinea pig who’s full of pep and a little bit sneaky—he loves to play hide-and-seek! He’s the perfect pet for anyone who wants a little cuddly companion who’d rather spend his entire day looking adorable in someone’s home than at the shelter. Meet Gazpacho on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A637591.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.