Featured SoCal Events and Services

The 2018 LA Taco Festival

LA’s Taco Festival returns to Grand Park in support of ending youth homelessness in Los Angeles.  The festival is organized by and benefits Jovenes, Inc., a non-profit organization in Boyle Heights that provides housing and supportive services to homeless youth between the ages of 18-25.  Enjoy some of the most delicious tacos Los Angeles has to offer, including Kogi BBQ, Epic Gourmet Taco … [Read More...]

Universal Studios is the place to go this Summer! Don't Miss What’s New at Universal Studios Hollywood and don't forget to check out some of my older favorites!

    Looking for a fun place to take the family this Summer? Universal Studios Hollywood is the place to go! There are some really cool new things this Summer! DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” is now open at Universal Studios Hollywood as of June 15, 2018. With cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the multi-sensory attraction, “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s … [Read More...]

Looking for a place to visit this Summer? San Pedro is the place to take the Family! Fun and delicious food awaits you!

It's Summer and time to go out and have fun with the family! One of my local favorite places to visit is San Pedro. The coastal town, with a population of almost 81,000, and former WW II home to the U.S Navy fleet will gain a $400 million dollar 21st-century waterfront complete with a hotel. Now is the key time to understand the harbor city's transitioning charm and what drew writers Charles … [Read More...]

Monster Jam® Returns To SoCal with L.A.’s First-Ever Action-Packed Arena Event, Monster Jam Triple Threat Series™ Tickets on Sale Now!

**Ultimate Showdown of Eight Extreme Monster Jam Teams Going Head-to-Head in Seven Endurance Competitions Driving Three Different Vehicles: Monster Jam Trucks, Speedsters & ATVs** After five record-breaking stadium events playing to packed crowds at Angel Stadium earlier this year, Monster Jam® is revving it’s way up to Downtown Los Angeles with an all-new action-packed weekend of … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Newport Beach Wellness Week Family Day Fitness can be fun, especially on the water. Try for your personal best navigating the water inflatables obstacle course at the Newport Dunes on Sunday, Aug. 26, starting at 8 a.m.

Tickets are valued at $89, but for Newport Mesa Moms with the flash sale link<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newport-beach-wellness-week-family-day-tickets-46590614783?discount=FLASH15> and code, they are just $20. Sale ends Wednesday, Aug. 22. Tickets include: *   Four-hour water park pass and parking. Obstacle course opens at 8 a.m. *   Breakfast buffet from 9-10 a.m. *   Celebrity meet … [Read More...]

$5 BBQ, Brews & Booze at Grasslands Meat Market Grasslands Meat Market Continues One-Year Anniversary Celebrations with special offers through Summer

Summer is in full swing at Grasslands Meat Market with $5 BBQ, Brews & Booze, available from open until close daily. Savor some of Grasslands flavorful and meaty $5 small plates, such as tender Rib Tips smoked for 6 hours and served with housemade BBQ sauce; or Brisket Sliders with thinly sliced brisket on a soft roll, served with housemade mustard BBQ sauce. Pair the savory eats with a … [Read More...]

Free Family Fun and Education this Weekend at Solar Discovery Day by Baker Electric Home Energy

As the heat in Southern California rises, along with residential energy bills, doesn’t it make sense to own, manage and control your electricity? Baker Electric Home Energy invites family, friends and neighbors to Solar Discovery Day. Don’t buy a solar system until learning everything about products, design, installation and warranties. This is about solar education, catered food and fun for the … [Read More...]

Inclusion & Diversity Begins with Children: Proud of My Family Event @ Museum

Adding a positive voice to the national narrative around inclusion, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose kicks off its fourth annual Proud of My Family weekend August 18 & 19. Children and adults will enjoy activities designed to celebrate all types of families, especially LGBTQ+ parents, relatives, and friends. Recognizing that lasting change begins with children, the event supports the … [Read More...]

haleARTS GALLERY Officially Opens Contemporary Art Space at Santa Monica Place “Summer Art Series” Presents Local Works with Artist Reception Every Friday Evening Through August 19

haleARTS GALLERY celebrated an official grand opening at Santa Monica Place on Friday, June 29. The contemporary art incubator known for bringing local emerging artists together with emerging collectors, unveiled “Summer Art Series,” the first exhibition at the new gallery space. haleARTS GALLERY will host an artist reception every Friday evening from 6 - 9 p.m. through August 17. Curated by … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Enjoy the Last Taste of Summer with Yogurtland’s Three New Flavors! New Flavors for August Include Dairy Free Coconut Cream Pie, Nectarine Peach Orange Tart and Strawberry Rose

This August, Yogurtland, the ever-popular, industry leader, is expanding its flavor offerings to include three new handcrafted flavors plus two new toppings. Beginning August 6th, and available for a limited time while supplies last, the Yogurtland flavor lineup will include Dairy Free Coconut Cream Pie, Nectarine Peach Orange Tart and Strawberry Rose frozen yogurt. Yogurtland’s Coconut … [Read More...]

Introducing the Wunder360 C1 360-Degree Camera! Evomotion’s Wunder360 C1 Incorporates High-end Professional Grade Image Technology Into an Affordable, Easy-to-Use, Compact Camera for the Entry-Level User

Evomotion, LLC, has launched its revolutionary Wunder360 C1 360-degree camera available at www.wunder360.com, enabling anyone from novice photographers, outdoor enthusiasts, professional photographers or extreme-sports athletes, to produce well-edited video clips with easy-to-use, click-to-play in-camera capturing and editing features. What is really cool about it is that it is simple to use and … [Read More...]

More Summer Must-Haves! Fun & Games for the Kids! Our last Guide for this Summer! So check out these amazing products!

.Summer is still here and hasn't ended yet! Here are some more of my favorite products for this season! Solid Wood Chess – Checkmate! Featuring an attractive game board with the familiar checkerboard pattern accompanied by gorgeous wood sculpted game pieces for everyday and anywhere play. Ages 8+ Solid Wood Checkers – King me! Classic board game that has captivated generations of players, this … [Read More...]

Today is National Root Beer Float Day! Celebrate Family Night with an A&W Root Beer Float!

     Summer is going by so quickly! It's already August and I am so not ready for it to end! Luckily, we still have summer days and nights to enjoy before it's time for back-to-school! This is such a great time to enjoy all the family time before it's the more hectic back=to-school time!   In honor of National Root Beer Float Day today (August 6),A&W wants to help celebrate family night with … [Read More...]

Eight O’Clock Coffee Introduces The Great Coffee Break: A Digital Escape Room Game People Can Play to Win a Year of Free Groceries

Eight O’Clock Coffee, America’s original gourmet coffee, today announces the release of The Great Coffee Break: a digital escape room game that people can play for the chance to win a year of free groceries! The Great Coffee Break is the first Augmented Reality-triggered digital game designed by Escape the Room and can be launched by scanning any Eight O’Clock Coffee package with the Shazam app – … [Read More...]

Summertime Must-Have for Families! Protect your family this summer with Dynatrap!

Summer vacation is here and that means staying outside later! The only problem is that with hot summer days and standing water in pools means pesky mosquitoes! Protect your family this summer with Dynatrap! It is an effective insect trap that is chemical and pesticide free.  I like that it is also an affordable, easy to maintain, environmentally friendly effective insect trap. I … [Read More...]

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Go Organically Gives Back Sweepstakes!

  GO wants to give back to one of 5 in-need schools across the U.S. In partnership with First Book, Go Organically is asking consumers to vote for one of these 5 deserving schools for a chance to win additional Book Wishes, an e-reader, beanbag chair and more.  Book Wishes allow 50 other educators across the country to stock up on school supplies, backpacks, and more for their students as … [Read More...]

Join Celebrity Chef George Duran on a Quest for the Perfect Cheeseburger Enter the Jarlsberg Sizzling Summer Burger Contest to Win Big Contest Runs from Now to August 27th

Jarlsberg® Cheese famous worldwide for its mild, mellow and nutty flavor and ooey gooey meltability, launches a global recipe global contest starring two best friends: burgers and cheese.  Cheese fans and all foodies can enter the Jarlsberg Sizzling Summer Burger contest from July 2nd to August 27th at https://www.facebook.com/jarlsberg. Entrants will have the chance to win … [Read More...]

Celebrating 4th of July with R.M. Palmer! Giveaway Opportunity!

The 4th of July is almost here and I know that it is fun to have parties! Want to include some delicious treats? Some of my favorites are from R.M. Palmer and I am sure that these will be a hit! They are easy to find too! I always find their products at our local CVS!   R.M. Palmer is one of my favorite chocolate brands and they have so many different choices! I love their Peanut … [Read More...]

R.M. Palmer has the best chocolate for Father’s Day! Giveaway Opportunity!

Father's Day is this week and I know many dads love chocolate! Some of my favorites are from R.M. Palmer and I am sure these will be a hit with Dad! They are easy to find too! I always find their products at our local CVS!   R.M. Palmer is one of my favorite chocolate brands and they have so many different choices! I love their Peanut Butter Cups and Soft Caramel Cups! I also think … [Read More...]

Media Reviews

Crazy Rich Asians – Fantastic Visuals, Amazing Acting, Complex and Fun Storyline

The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick's (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel … [Read More...]

Dog Days – One Very Funny Story About 12 People and 4 Dogs

Elizabeth is a charming anchorwoman who seeks advice from her dog's therapist. Tara is a spunky barista who dreams of a life beyond the coffee shop. Daisy is a dog walker who's enamored with a client. Garrett pines for a woman while trying to keep his adopt-a-dog business afloat. The beloved canines in their lives soon start to influence their careers, friendships and romantic relationships in … [Read More...]

The Meg – An Entertaining Homage to Shark Flicks with Vibrant Special Effects

Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

My Favorite Must-Have Skin & Hair Products this Summer! Sun Bum!

Summer is still here and that often means hair care is different and also Sunscreen is a must! It's always a must for me living in sunny So Cal but here are my new favorite to-go-to products from Sun Bum! The Original SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion is my favorite! The moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays and it works great on outings such as the beach and the … [Read More...]

Sunscreen is a Must this Summer!

OCEAN POTION SUN CARE  Ocean Potion Dab-On Spot Stick SPF50: Convenient, portable solution for face, nose, ears, scalp. Liquid formula won't melt in warm conditions. Use under cosmetics, dries instantly, matte finish. Unique applicator does not pull or drag on skin. Fragrance-free. PABA-, paraben, oxybenzone-free. Broad-spectrum protection. Water- and sweat-resistant (80 minutes). 0.65 fl … [Read More...]

Summer Beauty Must-Haves from Sally Hansen!

Summertime is a great time for bright colorful nails (and also pastels!) and Sally Hansen has you covered! I love their New Salon Neon because they're bright, colorful and fun! It makes nail art easy to do at home! This innovative and effective technology takes neon’s to a new level of bright with glow in the dark technology. With the Textual Feeling appliques, you have the unique ability to … [Read More...]

Summer Beauty Must-Haves from Olay!

The Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser with Deep Sea Kelp and Aloe Extract is my favorite to-go-to Cleanser this Summer! I like it because it really hydrates my skin! It left my face feeling soft & hydrated and I really like that only a small amount is needed! The Olay Micropolishing Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser with Crushed Ginger and Citrus Extract is … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Chelsea, August 16th Pet of the Week!

Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning … Chelsea mornings are glorious. There you are with your favorite breakfast beverage, a plate of something healthy, a morning show on TV, and this adorable little silver tabby sprawled out at your feet, or possibly on the table, sniffing at whatever you have on the plate. Chelsea’s only about a year old and has many, many mornings to share. Meet her on the shelter … [Read More...]

Your Cat will love Hartz Delectables™ Lickable Treats! Surprise them with a Cat Toy too! They will love them both!

      Looking for a Treat for your cat? Even my pickiest cat loves the Hartz Delectables™ Lickable Treats! My Cat Titan will not eat wet cat food at all but he loves these! His favorite is the one with Tuna & Shrimp. So, what is this treat for cats? Delectables™ SqueezeUp™ is a rich, thick puree in a lickable tube that your cats can be hand fed or you can squeeze it into a plate, which is … [Read More...]

Abbie–August 9th Pet of the Week!

Such a pretty, pretty face has Abbie! We’re not sure why she only has a partial tail—and we’re not sure we want to know—but we don’t care. Abbie doesn’t seem to care, either. She’s happy to be petted and happy to purr on a lap. Abbie’s a 6-year-old stray whose medium-length fur seems to comprise every color pattern that exists: calico, tabby, gray—let’s call her Everycat. And every cat needs a … [Read More...]

Cinco, August 2nd Pet of the Week!

Whatever language you speak, Cinco will be your lucky number! This little 9-year-old shih tzu appeals to all the five senses: sight (adorable, with his shaggy black-and-white coat), hearing (he barks with delight whenever he sees a friend), smell (he loves to sniff a hand), taste (and gobble a treat), and of course, touch (he’s so soft, and he loves leaning against people!). Meet Cinco on the … [Read More...]