Totally Tubular! Rubio’s Celebrates 35 Years of Fish Taco Goodness!

First opened in Southern California in 1983, this year marks the 35th anniversary of Rubio’s Coastal Grill. To celebrate, Rubio’s will be throwing it back to the decade it all began, with the fish taco that started it all.

On January 25th, fish taco lovers and Rubio’s fans can head to any Rubio’s location for a special $5 Original Fish Taco Plate. A Rubio’s staple, the plate comes with two beer-battered Original Fish Tacos, pinto beans and chips. And, as an ode to shoulder pads, parachute pants, and sky-high hair, each restaurant will rock out to 80s music all day long.


While the menu has grown to include an expansive selection of grilled seafood over the years, the Original Fish Taco recipe has remained the same tried–and–true favorite since the doors first opened in 1983, and the company has sold more than 200 million to date.

I love Rubio’s and can’t wait to go buy a $5 Original Fish Taco Plate next week! See you there!


Self Disclosure: I received free meal vouchers to post but I really recommend Rubio’s! It is truly one of my favorite places! Images were provided. 

Famed LA Children’s Chorus Offers First Experiences in Singing Class for 6 & 7 Year Olds Eight-Week Class Runs Wednesdays from January 24 – March 14, 2018, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church

The renowned Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) is currently enrolling children ages six and seven in its “First Experiences in Singing” Level I class, which introduces children to the wonders and excitement of singing and music.  Classes are held Wednesdays from January 24 to March 14, 2018, from 4:15 pm to 5 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.  Geared for children with no previous musical training, the eight-week class is intentionally small in size to provide optimum instruction.

“First Experiences in Singing enables children to explore their voices, which are their own unique instruments,” says LACC Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson.

First Experiences in Singing includes general music and rhythmic concepts and teaches bel canto singing, the vocal style using the head voice for which LACC is acclaimed, with all activities adhering to LACC’s supportive and nurturing tradition of excellence, focusing on the health of the voice.  It also incorporates different learning modalities to engage visual, auditory and kinetic learners while presenting the fundamentals of singing at the appropriate developmental stage to prepare children to audition for LACC’s upper-level choirs.

Children who complete First Experiences in Singing Level I are eligible to continue in Level II, then Level III classes, which are non-performing groups.  Graduates of Level III are eligible to audition for LACC’s Preparatory Choir.

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus is recognized throughout the country for its exceptional artistic quality and technical ability.  Founded in 1986, LACC serves more than 400 children ages 6 to 18 through six choirs – Preparatory, Apprentice, Intermediate, Concert, Chamber Singers and Young Men’s Ensemble for boys with changing voices – and offers First Experiences in Singing classes and a First Experiences in Choral Singing Ensemble for 6-8-year-olds.  LACC has been described as “hauntingly beautiful” (Los Angeles Times), “astonishingly polished” (Performances Magazine), “extraordinary in its abilities” (Culture Spot LA), and “one heck of a talented group of kids” (LA Weekly).  Recipient of Chorus America’s 2014 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s highest choral honor, LACC has toured North and South America, Africa, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Western and Eastern Europe.  LACC choristers can be heard on John Williams’ latest recording, John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection, released in March 2017.  LACC also appears on the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s critically acclaimed Decca recording A Good Understanding, and Plácido Domingo’s Deutsche Grammophon recording Amore Infinito (“Infinite Love”).  The subject of a trilogy of documentaries by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, LACC is featured in the Academy Award-nominated Sing!, about a year in the life of the Chorus; Sing Opera!, documenting the production of the LACC-commissioned family opera Keepers of the Night; and Sing China!, chronicling its groundbreaking tour to China just prior to the Beijing Olympics.  LACC has performed with John Mayer on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” and has also been featured on PBS’s “Great Performances,” BBC Radio, and Public Radio International’s nationally syndicated show “From the Top,” among other credits.

The cost of the eight-week First Experiences in Singing class is $300.  Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at 585 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA, 91101.  For more information or to enroll, please call (626) 793-4231 or visit

Credit: Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC).

Photo Credit: JP Candelier.

Cal Water H2O Challenge for Classrooms and Individuals is a great way to learn to conserve water!

Do you know how important it is to conserve water? It’s truly important that all of us in California conserve water! Cal Water H2O Challenge is a great way to teach kids how to care for water. It’s also a free program and there is a Classroom Challenge and Individual Challenge. I just love how this is a great way for children in grades 4th-6th to learn about conservation. The Cal Water H2O Challenge’s Classroom Challenge is a project-based environment-focused competition for classrooms and is designed in conjunction with NAAEE. the WestEd K-12 Alliance, and Cal Water.

The Cal Water H20 Challenges Individual Challenge is really cool! I love how kids can be creative! The Challenge is a media competition for Individual students. They can submit their original artwork, videos or photos that are focused on caring for water. This one is open to grades 4th-12th who live in So Cal water service areas. There are some pretty great prizes too!

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Self Disclosure: I participated in a Moms Meet sponsored posting. Compensation was received to post.

DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda’s Po and Tigress Headline Universal Studios Hollywood’s All-New Lunar New Year Event as The Theme Park Ushers in the “Year of the Dog” with a New Dragon Warrior Training Show, Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop and More from February 10–25

Universal Studios Hollywood welcomes DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda masters Po and Tigress to its all-new Lunar New Year event as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. ushers in the “Year of the Dog” from Saturday, February 10 to Sunday, February 25, 2018.  Lunar New Year is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.

This spectacularly themed Lunar New Year event will take place within Universal Plaza, a polygon-shaped piazza that sits at the heart of the theme park.  Under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees, the festivities will come to life as guests discover the 12 zodiac animal signs accompanied by their symbolic attributes.

New to this year’s celebratory event, Universal Studios Hollywood will debut the all-new DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda Jade Palace Performance Stage and the exciting Dragon Warrior Training Show based on the beloved Kung Fu Panda franchise. The all-new Kung Fu Panda experience will engage guests of all ages in an interactive martial art demonstration performed by Master Po and friends. The immersive event will also feature veteran DreamWorks animators who will demonstrate practical techniques of drawing their favorite Kung Fu Panda characters as keepsake mementos.

The completely reimagined event will also serve up a replica of DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda’s famous Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop, including Mr. Ping himself who will invite guests to enjoy his authentic Asian fare and a selection of hot and cold Asian beverages.

A returning favorite among Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year traditions, Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s MEGATRON marks a highlight of the annual event, as the imposing leader of the DECEPTICONS returns to greet guests at the entry to the festivities.  The ominous 12-foot-tall sentient robot will once again interact with guests, engaging them both in Mandarin and in real-time conversation characteristic of his persona. A resident of Universal Studios Hollywood, MEGATRON is one of the stars of Universal Studios Hollywood’s thrill ride, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D.”

Illumination’s Minions from Universal Studios Hollywood’s popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride will join the festivities this year, stepping out in style dressed in brightly colored traditional Lunar New Year attire.

As a complement to this year’s Lunar New Year celebration, Universal Studios Hollywood will welcome Hello Kitty, the beloved global pop icon created by the renowned Japanese company Sanrio to the entertainment destination. Hello Kitty and her signature red bow will make special appearances to meet guests at the Hello Kitty Shop located within the new Animation Studio Store opening Spring 2018.

Year-round, Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature Studio Tour offers guests a revealing look at an authentic movie and television studio in select languages, including Mandarin.  Expertly-trained Mandarin-speaking tour guides provide insight into the world of movie-making magic as guests enjoy a front row seat and behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest production studios in the world.  In-language park maps are also available for guests.

Guests can also celebrate the spirit of Lunar New Year at Universal CityWalk’s Dongpo Kitchen restaurant featuring upscale and modern Sichuan cuisine. Inspired by China’s premier restaurant Meizhou Dongpo, Dongpo Kitchen offers the comforts of a casual dining environment with both indoor and al fresco seating and caters to an eclectic palate with a variety of signature dishes.

More information is available at Mandarin-speaking guests can learn more about the Lunar New Year event at  Information is also available on FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube and Weibo @好莱坞环球影城.


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 RideTM” 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, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

Miguel’s Jr. Announces New Norco Test Location Grand Opening January 18th

Miguel’s Jr. is pleased to announce the new location in Norco, California, located in the brand new Norco Village Shopping Center, will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m. The celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Miguel’s Jr. founders Mike and Mary Vasquez and President and CEO Javier Vasquez, followed by complimentary lunch for all in attendance. The location launched a soft opening on Tuesday, January 9 and will continue to operate on normal business hours.

The new Miguel’s Jr. Norco location marks the brand’s 18th store in California and the first of its new redefined drive-thru concepts. The new test location, spanning 2,500 sq. ft., offers a smaller dining room and larger drive-thru with 30% greater capacity than the typical store drive-thru model. The Miguel’s Jr. retail strategy is focused on speed of service and order accuracy.

The new Norco store will offer all the latest Miguel’s Jr. menu items, including a full breakfast menu with 7 breakfast burritos and a variety of breakfast plates. The menu also includes the new homemade horchata and all-natural lemonade made with 100% all natural pure cane sugar and fresh-squeezed lemons.

Miguel’s Jr.

Norco Village Shopping Center

2450 River Road, Suite 300

Norco, CA 92860

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.

Complimentary Lunch, 11:15 a.m. – Noon


Monday – Thursday7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Credit: Miguel’s Jr.


Founded in Corona, California in 1975 by Mike and Mary Vasquez, Miguel’s Jr continues to offer superb-quality family recipes in a fast-food environment using premium ingredients, inspired by the cuisine of Central Mexico. With 17 locations in the Inland Empire and Orange County, Miguel’s Jr is expanding to key markets in Southern California, spreading their unparalleled standard for customer service and reputation for delivering the freshest, best tasting California Mexican food daily.  For more information, including menu items and locations, visit


Instagram: @Miguels_Jr

Twitter: @WeAreMiguelsJr

The LA ART SHOW Announces Kid Family Friendly, Interactive Programming by UCLA & More! January 11 – 14, 2018 The LA Art Show, Los Angeles’ Largest International Art Fair, Returns For 23rd Annual Showcase

Already the city’s largest international art fair, for its 23rd edition, the showcase is continuing its expansion into the global art market with a new partnership with The Museum of the Arts of Guadalajara. The fair will host even more international exhibitors than last year, with over 100 galleries from more than 18 countries with an emphasis on the Pacific Rim, including China and Japan, as well as France, the United Kingdom and Mexico.


Returning exhibitors so far include heavyweights Patrick Painter, Timothy Yarger, SM Fine Art and more. ROOTS, a section devoted to historical works, returns for the second year in a row with exhibitors such as MS Rau Antiques, Rehs Gallery and Maxwell Alexander, to name a few. Littletopia will return with the rising galleries of the contemporary lowbrow art scene. DESIGN LA will be a new addition to the show, focusing on functional art, modern furniture, accent decor, architectural objects, jewelry and more. Additional details will be announced as they are confirmed.


For the 2018 edition, the LA Art Show Show will continue the on-site programming debuted last year in partnership with SoCal art institutions such as LACMA, The Autry Museum of the American West, the Museum of Latin American Art and more. Special presentations confirmed so far include SM Fine Art’s Kim Tae-Ho showcase, Timothy Yarger’s exhibition of Cristobal Valecillos, Antuan Rodriguez’ “Left or Right” punching bags, and the sculptures of Lee Jae Hyo.


“There is a spotlight on Los Angeles today,” says LA Art Show producer and partner Kim Martindale. “It has become a center of excellence for the production and presentation of contemporary art. Last year, the Show expanded its civic role by providing a platform to some of Southern California’s largest art institutions. With the balance between museums and exhibitors established as our new base, this year we are redoubling our efforts to engage visitors with the wealth of world-class art being produced and presented all around the globe as well as here in Los Angeles.”


LA Art Show’s Opening Night Preview and Premiere Party, which will be held on January 10, 2018, will donate a portion of its ticket proceedings to a charitable organization. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is returning as this year’s beneficiary. Last year, the evening was attended by more than 7,000 VIPs and hosted by Emma Roberts.


Gallery submissions are currently being accepted. For more information please contact or call 310.822.9145.


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Credit: The LA Art Show.


The LA Art Show creates one of the largest international art fairs in the United States providing an exciting, immersive, insider art experience to sponsors, their select guests and VIP clients. The show attracts an elite roster of national and international galleries, acclaimed artists, highly regarded curators, architects, design professionals, along with discerning collectors. This innovative, exceptional cultural environment attracts executives and board members of Southern California businesses, state, county, and municipal government representatives, as well as leaders of the region’s cultural institutions. Attendees are trend setters, influencers and alpha consumers, who seek and demand the newest and the best in all areas of their lives—art, design, food, technology and travel being specific passion points.

Celebrate Chinese New Year! Eight Ways to Welcome The Year of The Dog In Beverly Hills

In February, the city of Beverly Hills will welcome guests with Chinese New Year celebrations that embrace Chinese culture and cater to its luxury-driven guests. We’re pleased to offer an overview of what the city has in store for the Year of the Dog, including a variety show at The Saban Theater on 2/11/18 and a host of hotel packages and amenities including “Tray of Togetherness” and “China Ready” teas, dim sum inspired desserts, Mandarin monogrammed pillows, Mandarin-speaking personal shoppers, Lai See (red envelope) welcome gifts, and more.


SPECIAL EVENT: Join the city of Beverly Hills at the Seventh Annual Chinese New Year Celebration variety show happening at 2p.m. on Sunday, February 11th at the Saban Theater. The Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau has partnered with the China International Culture Association (CICA) and the Beijing Association for Cultural Exchange (BACE) to celebrate the Year of the Dog with a special public performance featuring the “Charming Jing Jin Ji” variety show with live acrobatics, musical performances and more! Tickets will be available on January 5 and are $8 each plus handling fees. Please visit for more information.


HOTEL PACKAGES: Seven of the Beverly Hills’ leading hotels have prepared special offerings for visitors during the Chinese New Year celebration, including:


The Beverly Hilton is offering comforting amenities such as Chinese breakfast available either in its restaurant, Circa 55, or through In-Room Dining as well as a pair of the hotel’s custom slippers, a Chinese newspaper, tea and a traditional “Tray of Togetherness” filled with sugared fruits and sweets for a new year.


Guests can celebrate in the heart of the city at Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel with two tickets for a Starline Celebrity Home Tour in addition to its “China Ready” welcome tea amenity and lush hotel slippers for ultimate relaxation after an adventure-packed day in the city.


The Mosaic Hotel Beverly Hills, a luxury boutique hotel in the city, offers an overnight package that includes a special fortune cookie amenity each night, in addition to complimentary breakfast and Chinese staples like in-room tea and slippers.


Montage Beverly Hills entices its visitors with a Mandarin monogrammed pillow, a dim sum inspired dessert, a breakfast voucher valid for In-Room Dining or at one of its two restaurants, Georgie or The Rooftop Grill, that offer stunning views of the city as well as a traditional in-room Chinese tea set up.


At The Peninsula Beverly Hills, guests can enjoy a private consultation during the hotel’s afternoon tea service with a personal shopper, followed by a customized shopping experience guided by a Mandarin-speaking personal interpreter that will take guests to the city’s most sought-after boutiques.


The stunning Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills will whisk visitors to shops, restaurants and more with its chauffeured services included in its overnight package that also entails custom amenities and a curated shopping experience.


The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills unveiled its Lunar New Year package this year that includes a traditional Lai See (red envelope) with a surprise welcome gift from the hotel, a citrus fruit amenity that symbolizes wealth and luck in Chinese tradition as well as a Chinese tea turndown amenity for the first evening.


Please visit for additional information and reservations.

Credit:  City of Beverly Hills.    Photo: Chinese New Year Variety Show at the Saban Theater.

5 Tips to choosing a good family law attorney if you are going through a divorce

Nobody marries thinking that they are going to be getting a divorce some time later. Going through a divorce takes a great deal of strength and a positive outlook on life to get through the trials and tribulations that come from divorcing your partner. If you have children involved, the situation gets even stickier and can cause a great deal of strife amongst others outside of your nuclear family. It is amazing how many people will be involved in your divorce which means that it is imperative to find a solid and experienced family law attorney to help you with your divorce proceedings. This article will provide some tips for helping you choose the right family lawyer for your situation.



  • What can you afford? This can be a point of contention for many as one spouse may make more money than the other. One spouse may have family members who are also willing to contribute to the cost of a great attorney. When you choose your attorney, make sure that you can afford their services. Separating funds and paying for your own bills and utilities can be stressful and require you to live paycheck to paycheck for a period of time until you get back on your feet. While you want to choose an attorney who will be able to represent you well, you need to choose one that you can afford or you will only create more problems of the financial nature.




  • What level of service will you require? Even if your divorce is amicable, it is in your best interest to consult with an attorney to advise you on how to proceed. If you own property together, or you have other assets, you will want an attorney to be able to advise you on how to protect yourself. If your spouse has a great deal of assets, your attorney may be able to advise you on what you have access to that is rightly yours. While divorce should not be about money, it can quickly turn into a financial battleground.




  • Look online at reviews for various firms. When looking at reviews online, it is important to take them with a grain of salt. When was the last time you wrote a review for a service that you enjoyed? Many times only the disgruntled will leave a review so be sure to interview a variety of lawyers first before committing to one.




  • Choose a lawyer who specializes in family and divorce law. While this may seem like common sense, it is amazing how many people hire a lawyer strictly based on how they know the person. Be sure to hire an attorney who specializes in family and divorce law so they can advise you on pertinent issues that other attorneys may overlook.




  • Follow your gut feeling. At the end of the day, you need to feel comfortable with your attorney and believe that they will advocate for you and represent you will. After meeting with several attorneys, it is important to go with your gut feeling and choose the attorney who you think will work best with you.


By employing these tips and checking out, you will be able to find a family attorney that will meet your needs.