Featured SoCal Events and Services

Feb 24-25: L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5K/10K Race & Kiddie Run & PAW’er Dog Walk & 19/50-Mile Bike Rides; Celebrating Year of the Dragon & Lunar New Year

L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5K/10K Run/1K Kiddie & PAW’er Dog Run/Walk & 19/50-Mile Bike Ride — Celebrating 46 years, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker is one of the largest and oldest running races in the U.S. with its upcoming Lunar New Year run, walk, cycling and dog walk events held over the weekend of February 24-25, 2024, at the historic Los Angeles Chinatown … [Read More...]

The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its twenty-second annual African American Festival on the weekend of February 24 and 25

Photo credit: Aquarium of the Pacific  The Aquarium of the Pacific will host its twenty-second annual African American Festival on the weekend of February 24 and 25. The event features music, dance, historical displays, and the Aquarium’s Heritage Award ceremony. Guests can experience presentations, including storytelling, hip hop and break dance, drum circles, and live bands. They … [Read More...]


Tickets On Sale Now for SoCal PerformancesPlaying Ontario, Anaheim & Los Angeles this Summer from August 9–25, 2024 The Legendary Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Debuts All-New Reimagined The Greatest Show On Earth® Feld Entertainment®, the worldwide leader in live entertainment experiences, is excited to welcome Children of All Ages© to the highly anticipated North American … [Read More...]

Santa Monica Place Rings in the Year of the Dragon with Lunar New Year Celebration Feb. 17

2023 Lunar New Year Celebration. Photo courtesy of Santa Monica Place. Santa Monica Place welcomes visitors and shoppers to ring in the Year of the Dragon with its free Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 17, 2024, hosted by comedian Paul “PK” Kim. Santa Monica Place’s annual Lunar New Year programming returns … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

Marvel at Over 40 Paintings from the James Irvine Swinden Family Collection on Public Display for the First Time at Casa Romantica

San Clemente’s premiere cultural destination, Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, “Madeline’s Treasures, Selections from the James Irvine Swinden Family Collection.” Featuring over 40 paintings from the Irvine Family Collection, “Madeline’s Treasures” invites viewers to experience a love letter of art from Mr. Swinden to his late … [Read More...]

The Road to Recovery: 8 Addiction Milestones

Embarking on the journey to recovery from addiction is a monumental step that signifies courage, hope, and the determination to embrace a new chapter in life. As individuals navigate this path, recognizing and celebrating each milestone achieved becomes a source of motivation and a testament to their resilience. This article outlines eight pivotal milestones on the road to recovery, offering … [Read More...]

Strategies for Boosting Mental Health and Resilience

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. In today's high-stress world, it's crucial that we take steps to protect and nurture our psychological well-being. Practising mindfulness, making healthy lifestyle choices, and building resilience can go a long way in boosting mental health. In this article, we'll explore some effective strategies for enhancing mental wellness, … [Read More...]

What to Look for When Buying Cable Trunks for Your Equipment

Cable trunks are helpful storage tools that enable you to transport and store your events items safely. They act as protective cases for cables and other audio tools, allowing for easy transportation and management of your equipment. With a sturdy cable trunk, you can streamline your events set-ups and ensure your equipment remains damage-free during transit to various types of events and … [Read More...]

Netflix is Offering Free Downloadable Valentine’s Day Cards!

The cards feature characters from favorite shows and movies, including the Oscar®-nominated Nimona, the magical Unicorn Academy, and popular manga title One Piece. Oh, and there’s everyone’s favorite reptile Leo bringing some wisdom to the season with a card of his own, along with Hot Wheels Let’s Race, Sonic Prime and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Here's the link! Credit: Netflix. Info and … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Swoon-Worthy Treats & Eats for Valentine’s Day!

Treats for your Valentine! Wiley Wallaby Classic Red Licorice  Tasty and delicious… the perfect choice for handing out on Valentine’s Day! Wiley Wallaby offers soft and chewy licorice that satisfies cravings for a sweet treat! Wiley Wallaby Licorice is fat free, vegan, and does not contain artificial colors and flavors. The Classic Red Licorice is thick, chunky and super-soft, … [Read More...]

Parent’s Dream Solution to Better Sleep for Sick Kids!

Tum&Bum  Looking for a way to make your child more comfortable when they have a cold? Tum&Bum is the solution! Made for toddlers, this organic sleep aid’s simple, efficient design creates a slope to drain mucus and ease congestion.  Tum&Bum’s comfortable, supportive surface promotes clearer breathing, less coughing, sniffling and sneezing. You’ll notice the … [Read More...]

More Holiday Gift Ideas

PLAYMOBIL Rainbow Castle in the Clouds Climb up the rope ladder and join the princesses in the Rainbow Castle.  Find a seat on the rainbow merry go round or look out on the horizon through the telescope.  You and a friend can sit on the swing while enjoying some tasty treats.  Pegasus will roam close by.  Play with this set on its own or combine it with other PLAYMOBIL … [Read More...]

Holiday Must-Buy if you Celebrate Christmas!

Guess this mystery doll? Looking to start a new tradition with your little ones? This next one is a new favorite of mine and I don't even have a little one. Have you guessed who the doll is on the left? It's Santa! I know! He isn't completely in all his Santa Claus gear but that's because I've decided to play along! Each day we are adding a new clothing item! As a parent you have likely … [Read More...]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers!

Know someone always planning the next hike or outdoor adventure, or is a conservationist at heart? Give a stocking stuffer they’ll appreciate at Lemongrass Farms, makers of the first water-based all-natural repellent enhanced with plant-based moisturizers lemongrass, peppermint, geranium, and cedarwood oils. While you gift one to a family, friend, or co-worker, the brand will … [Read More...]

It’s Time for the Holiday Baby Round-Up!

GoSili Reusable Sili Cups GoSili Reusable Sili Cups are 100% European-grade platinum silicone and feature an embedded stainless-steel ring that prevents the cup from collapsing when gripped. Smart, simple design meets amazing functionality! GoSili cups are incredibly durable, can grow with your child, and are meant to last a lifetime…which is kind of the point! It’s an easy, sustainable … [Read More...]

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Media Reviews

The Taste of Things * A Leisurely, Luminous Portrait Of Love, Culture And Cuisine, The Taste Of Things Is A Feast For The Eyes

The relationship between Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the gourmet she has been working for over the last 20 years. Growing fonder of one another, their bond turns into a romance and gives rise to delicious dishes that impress even the world's most illustrious chefs. When Dodin is faced with Eugenie's reluctance to commit to him, he decides to start cooking for her. KIDS FIRST! Film … [Read More...]

Orion and the Dark * A Family Friendly Film That Includes Various Types Of Emotions Such As Sad, Happy, Afraid And More

A boy with an active imagination faces his fears on an unforgettable journey through the night with his new friend: a giant, smiling creature named Dark. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Avalynn G. comments, “The film Orion and the Dark is a family friendly film that includes various types of emotions such as sad, happy, afraid and more.  I … [Read More...]

Mean Girls * Back In An Entertaining Modern Day Adaptation For A New Generation Of Fans 

Cady Heron is a hit with the Plastics, an A-list girl clique at her new school. But everything changes when she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Tiana S. comments, “Get in losers! The iconic Mean Girls is back in its new modern day adaptation for a new generation of fans to enjoy. As a brilliant combination … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

 Burke Williams Day Spa Offers Memberships to Prioritize Wellness in the New Year

Photo courtesy of Burke Williams.  Burke Williams, California’s leading luxury day spa, is the ultimate destination to prioritize health and wellness in the New Year with membership options for every lifestyle. To start the New Year right, guests may also apply a pre-existing gift card balance toward a new membership, immediately receiving member pricing upon enrollment.  Regular spa … [Read More...]

Beauty Stocking Stuffers!

Organic Beauty & Hair Products  Bootleg Bath, a groundbreaking, eco-friendly beauty brand that redefines the world of bath and hair products.  Bootleg Bath creates high-quality, handcrafted, unique, and sustainable self-care products, artfully inspired by cocktail themes; using only the finest organic and natural ingredients all handcrafted in the USA. Why Bootleg Bath Stands … [Read More...]

Be the Life of the Party with Make It Real Party Nails: Glitter Nail Studio!

Tweens will love this! The glitter vortex has arrived! Introducing the no-mess, all-sparkle manicure solution young fashionistas and parents are going to love! Make It Real (MIR), a leading lifestyle brand for tweens and teens specializing in DIY, beauty, and fashion, introduces its latest groundbreaking innovation, Party Nails: Glitter Nail Studio. Decorating sparkly party nails has never … [Read More...]

Spa Life: After Sun Care

These are a must-try this Summer! Got a little too much sun? The hydrating cucumber and soothing aloe in these Spa Life face masks are perfect for rejuvenating the skin post-summer fun! I absolutely love these face masks! They are one of my ultimate favorite summertime beauty products! HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN - this facial mask will boost the skin’s collagen content and slow down its degradation. … [Read More...]

Pet Corner

Mosely, Feb. 23 Pet of the Week

soooo cute! Mosley is a diamond in the ruff who’s waiting for his forever person to see him as the jewel that he is! As you can see, he’s a volunteer favorite who’s wonderfully affectionate and small for a pittie—one volunteer calls him an apartment-size dog! He's smart, eager to please and athletic—he races through the agility tunnel within seconds of being introduced to it! He knows … [Read More...]

How to Choose the Best Paw Balm for Your Dog?

Dogs use their paws for everything from walking to digging to communicating. But paws can easily become dry, cracked, and irritated. Paw balms provide nourishing protection to keep your pup’s paws healthy in any conditions. This article will help you pick the ideal balm to soothe and repair your dog’s hardworking paws. Signs Your Dog's Paws Need More Care Watch for these clues that it’s … [Read More...]

Eclipse, Feb. 16 Pet of the Week

awwwww Eclipse is a lovable, smart girl who needs out now, with a person experienced in handling a dog of her size, breed and energy level. Eclipse was found as a stray last September and began to suffer kennel stress and reaction to other dogs while on a leash. She was adopted and returned within a week because of her reactiveness. She’s also developed treatable medical issues. Eclipse was … [Read More...]

Valentine’s Treats for your Pup!

Your pup will love these! Four-legged friends like treats too! Crumps Naturals are yummy, small-batch treats that have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and the company only uses single or limited ingredients in their family-owned and operated facility. The treats are available in flavors like sweet potato, chicken, lamb and duck and are available in small training bite sizes … [Read More...]