Featured SoCal Events and Services

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates 4th of July With Elaborate Firework Displays, Live Performances, and Themed Décor, All Included with Theme Park Admission

Photo Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates the 4th of July with a dazzling fireworks display, live performances, themed décor and more. All festivities are included in the price of theme park admission. Guests are invited to bring family and friends to celebrate Independence Day at Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the theme park’s … [Read More...]

Discover Your Museum: Join Laguna Art Museum for Free Neighborhood Nights!

Experience local culture like never before with a special series of events at the Laguna Art Museum – Neighborhood Nights! Enjoy a night at your museum with a raffle, guided tours, local food & drinks, and activities for the entire family. Neighborhood Nights Schedule: North Laguna: June 20The Village: July 18South Laguna: August 15Top of the World: September 12 Time: 5-7 … [Read More...]


OC Parks Summer Concert Series performers include artists such as Sweet and Tender Hooligans, A Thousand Horses, No Duh and Ozomatli. The County of Orange and OC Parks are excited to announce the 2024 lineup for the annual OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema film series. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment under the stars at regional parks with free live music and movie … [Read More...]

Spectacular Firework Show and Full Day of Entertainment at The Queen Mary in Long Beach for an All-American 4th of July Celebration  

Photo Credit: The Queen Mary Let freedom ring and celebrate an all-American 4th of July aboard the majestic Queen Mary with a full day of live entertainment, family-friendly activities, delicious food, games, dancing, a WWII aircraft flyover and more on Thursday, July 4 from 3 – 10 p.m. The red, white and blue celebration is a ship-wide event, culminating with one of SoCal’s … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Know Your H2O: Keeping Your Family Safe from Water Contaminants

Did you know that millions of Americans unknowingly consume water contaminated with harmful chemicals or bacteria? Clean water is essential for our health, especially for children. Their developing bodies rely on it for proper growth and function. However, water contamination can pose serious health risks. Let's explore the different types of contaminants that can lurk in your tap water and … [Read More...]

Visit Laguna Beach Announces The Return of Passport to The Arts

Festival of The Arts, Image by Lily Fassnacht, courtesy of Visit Laguna Beach  Visit Laguna Beach has announced the return of Passport to the Arts, a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach. For $29 Passport holders will gain one-time entry to three of the summer's most anticipated art festivals: Art-A-Fair, Festival of … [Read More...]

The Los Angeles Zoo Comes Alive Evenings This Summer  

Photo Credit: Jamie Pham, GLAZA Discover the magic of the Los Angeles Zoo in a whole new light with an electrifying lineup of adults-only and family-friendly summer evening events that are sure to delight animal lovers and partygoers alike. From the wildly popular Roaring Nights and Zoo Friday Nights events to the highly anticipated Brew at the L.A. Zoo: A Sip & Stroll Event, the Zoo is set … [Read More...]

Explore Southern California This Summer with Amtrak Pacific Surfliner: Tips & Tricks for Travelers

Photo courtesy of Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner®. This summer, discover the beauty and excitement of Southern California aboard the Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner®, one of the most scenic train routes in the country. With breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, rolling hills and rugged mountains, Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® offers a unique and relaxing way to explore everything the region has to … [Read More...]

Free Helmet Giveaway- The Shops at Mission Viejo- Providence Mission Hospital

The Shops at Mission Viejo announces the 3rd Annual Free Helmet Giveaway in conjunction with Providence Mission Hospital. What: In an effort to encourage safe biking and skating, Providence Mission Hospital’s trauma team will be giving away 500 multi-sport style black helmets to children between the ages of two and seventeen years old, while supplies last. Both Mission Viejo … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Have Fun This Summer with These Must-Have Toys!

Summer is almost officially here! The kids will have fun with these toys! sooo much fun! Vango #UpsideDownChallenge Backyard Edition MSRP $29.99 | Ages 8+ | Available on Amazon This summer, game night is about to be flipped upside down! Players attempt to complete seemingly easy activities such as tossing a ball into a cup, stacking cups into a pyramid or even just walking through an … [Read More...]

Affordable Father’s Day Gift Ideas that Dad Will Love!

Sweet Chaos Popcorn  From spicy to sweet, Sweet Chaos has a gluten-free choice that Dad will love! Try the NEW Dill Pickle variety or stick to more traditional favorites like Movie Theater Butter, White Cheddar or Sea Salt. Sweet Chaos hand pops their NON-GMO kernels in coconut oil for a creamy richness while skipping the nasty, artificial stuff.  In addition to Movie … [Read More...]

Evo Hemp Bars are a Beach Bag and Poolside Essential for Families!

My favorite flavor! Your beach or pool bag needs healthy snacks, so make sure to include Evo Hemp Bars, which are made from a delicious combination of cashews, protein crisps, and the world's most nutritionally complete superfood, hemp seeds. With 12 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per bar, Evo Hemp Bars pack a nutritious punch to fuel your day at the pool or beach! Gluten-free and vegan, … [Read More...]

School’s out for Summer! Road Trip & Travel Essentials for Families!

Keep Going First Aid Kit The handy, compact Keep Going First Aid Kit includes essential first aid supplies from burn relief to bandages, so you will be ready for anything! TSA approved, the lightweight kit is packaged in an organized, stylish water & stain-resistant case for traveling, camping, road trips & more. Four kits are available, including the SuperKit (270 pieces), … [Read More...]

Weighted Teddy Bears Heal Broken Hearts

 There's a non-profit called The Comfort Cub and it is a weighted teddy bear that has been healing Broken Heart Syndrome for mothers, fathers, siblings, doctors, teachers and children for 25 years. The weight of the bear is scientifically proven to soothe Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, or better known as, Broken Heart Syndrome. People experience Broken Heart Syndrome when they go through severe loss, … [Read More...]

It’s Time for the Spring Baby Roundup!

sooo cute! Silicone Bibs from KeaBabies in Pastel Sky The functional Silicone Bibs from KeaBabies are perfect for little ones this Easter. Thoughtfully designed and tested, the BPA-free food grade silicone bibs comes with an adjustable neckline, stays straight on your child's chest even with lots of movement, and boasts the widest food catcher opening to prevent accidental … [Read More...]

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Media Reviews

Thelma * Perfect Combination Of Action, Jokes And Emotion That Gives A New Perspective On Technology And The World We Live In

The feature directorial debut of Josh Margolin, Thelma is a poignant action-comedy that gives veteran Oscar® nominee June Squibb her first leading role on-screen and features the final performance of trailblazing actor Richard Roundtree. Squibb plays Thelma Post, a feisty 93-year-old grandmother who gets conned by a phone scammer pretending to be her … [Read More...]

Disney Jr.’s Ariel * Jumping Jellyfish! Ariel Is Back For Another Under-The-Sea Adventure

DISNEY JR.ÕS ARIEL - Key Art. (Disney) Set in the fantastical Caribbean-inspired underwater kingdom of Atlantica, the series follows Ariel as she embarks on fun-filled, action-packed mermaid adventures with her friends. Driven by a deep and unending curiosity about the world around her, Ariel discovers land treasures, like a big floppy hat, squeaky rubber ducky and whisk, that she collects and … [Read More...]

Ultraman Rising * A Reminder That Family Is The Most Important Thing In Your Life

With Tokyo under siege from rising monster attacks, baseball star Ken Sato reluctantly returns home to take on the mantle of Ultraman. But the titanic superhero meets his match when he reluctantly adopts a 35-foot-tall, fire-breathing baby kaiju. Sato must rise above his ego to balance work and parenthood while protecting the baby from forces bent on exploiting her for their own dark plans. In … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

Eco-Friendly Teen Skincare Line is a Must-Try!

SKWAD SKWAD, founded by Elise Kandrac, was inspired by her concern for her teenagers' self-esteem and the gender-specific nature of skincare products for young teens. The Hawaiian values are reflected in the brand's mission. SKWAD is committed to environmental responsibility, choosing packaging and ingredients with the planet in mind. Their marine-safe formulations are custom-made, and they … [Read More...]

Regenerative Glow: Glen Ivy Hot Springs New Radiant Results Facial Featuring Luminant Skincare Line

Images courtesy of Glen Ivy Hot Springs.  Experience the ultimate skincare innovation with Regenerative Glow by Glen Ivy Hot Springs. Combine the new Radiant Results facial and Luminant skin care products by [comfort zone] for a comprehensive approach to radiant, healthy skin. After just one Radiant Results facial and consistent use of the Luminant skincare routine for … [Read More...]

Luv Ur Skin Products are a Must-Try!

Luv Ur Skin (LUS) Luv Ur Skin (LUS) is an Australian-based brand that offers the best natural skincare for this age group and their sensitive skin. Izzi Dymalovski launched Luv Ur Skin when she was 13-years-old. While dealing with her skincare issues and searching for the right products, she put her trust in nature and a powerful native Australian plant extract, Plantolin, to give … [Read More...]

Healthy skincare routine for Tweens!

Must for tweens! Be-Tween was founded by Namhee, a parent of tween children. She grew up in Korea and her own mother taught her the importance of skin care. Namhee knew that her kids weren’t ready for harsh anti-acne treatments and masks, so she created the brand with them in mind. Be-Tween Skincare Products Aloe Cleansing Ball Face Cleanser. Our gentle face cleanser freshens … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Enzo, June 21 Pet of the Week

Awwwwwww! Soooo cute! On Sunday, June 23, Long Beach Animal Care Services begins its yearly project of emptying the dog kennels for its Foster the Fourth project. Fireworks are illegal for private use in Long Beach, but nonetheless, people set them off and dogs can get frightened and run in terror. Our shelter takes in a goodly number every July 4 season, and they need to make room for … [Read More...]

Sir and Ma’am, June 14 Pets of the Week

Some of the backstories of our shelter’s pets just make you shake your head. Sir, a silver tabby, and his sister Ma’am, a brown tabby, were dumped on the street and thankfully brought to us. They both had horribly matted fur and couldn’t properly groom themselves, and they’re thoroughly confused about what’s happening. To make matters worse, they’re both obese—Sir weighs over 17 pounds, … [Read More...]

Caeser, June 7 Pet of the Week

awwwwwww Caeser (that’s how he spells his name) is only 2 years old and has spent nearly half his life in our shelter. He’s been here since September 2023. He’s affectionate toward people and particularly enjoys sitting on the shelter bench with his favorite volunteers, which include every one that he meets. Caeser takes treats gently—he’s a bit rougher on his stuffie toys—and walks well on a … [Read More...]

Panda Bear, May 31 Pet of the Week

awwwwww! Panda Bear and his brother were found in an apartment after their owner was evicted and left them behind. They were shy and overwhelmed at first by the drastic change in their living conditions, but they came around. Panda Bear’s brother got adopted, but this beautiful, sweet guy is still waiting for his forever pad. He’s only 3 years old and should spend his life in a secure … [Read More...]