Featured SoCal Events and Services

Dive into Summer Fun at Newport Dunes This Memorial Day Weekend

Inflatable Aquatic Park at Newport Dunes. Photo Courtesy of Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.  Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort has announced the summer launch of its largest Inflatable Aquatic Park yet, along with the Tunes at the Dunes live entertainment series. The summer fun continues with outdoor movie screenings and a variety of family-friendly outdoor activities, all starting on … [Read More...]

Getty Villa Family Festival

Villa Family Festival Getty Villa Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Cultures from opposite sides of the world come together at this daylong family festival inspired by the exhibition Picture Worlds: Greek, Maya, Moche Pottery. Move to traditional Greek folk music, enjoy the dances and sounds of diverse Peruvian cultures, create your own melodies with pre-Columbian … [Read More...]

19th Annual Celebrating Words Festival

May 18, 2024, 2-7pm The 19th annual Celebrating Words Festival continues on its mission to distribute high quality literature and culturally relevant books to the community for free. Literacy, being vital to the empowerment and prosperity of any society, the festival provides an accessible, brave, and dynamic space, encouraging creativity and supporting intellectual growth and healing for … [Read More...]

COMIC CON REVOLUTION 2024 – Returns May 18-19 at the Ontario Convention Center

May 18-19, 2024 Comic Con Revolution is The Inland Empire's largest comic & pop culture event. Blazing a trail, the CCR Team has built an unforgettable experience. With first-ever guest appearances and cast reunions, legendary comic book creators, iconic voice actors, world class photo ops, fast and safe security, multiple options for food, a curated mix of vendors & exhibitors there is … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

5 Best Places to Live in Florida: Which Is Your Personal Favorite?

Everywhere in Florida is within a few hours' drive to the beach. The weather is fantastic, if a bit warm, throughout the year, and there's always something to do. Those planning to move to Florida will want to consider what city they'd like to live in carefully, though, as they will want to make sure it's a good fit for them. Whether they're looking for a more laid-back option or they want the … [Read More...]

Robotics Lab at the Getty this Weekend

Credit: J. Paul Getty Trust Communications  Radical Robotics: Paula Gaetano Adi's Cosmotechnic Imagination GETTY CENTER From 1:30-3:30pm, TecnoLatinx will showcase their emerging technology lab in the Ada Louise Huxtable Lecture Hall. Come try a on a Virtual Reality headset, play with robots, and learn about their student workshops! All ages welcome! At 4pm, … [Read More...]

Laguna Art Museum Unveils On the Edge: Los Angeles Art from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection

(Left)Joan and Jack Quinn mid 1960s, LA.(Right)Alexis Smith, A PAIR (portrait of Joan & Jack)1980, mixed media, 10 x 8.75 inches. Laguna Art Museum has announced the highly anticipated exhibition, On the Edge: Los Angeles Art from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection on view from March 23 through September 2, 2024.  This exhibition, previously showcased at the … [Read More...]

Cayton Children’s Museum Releases May Programming Events

The Cayton Children’s Museum unveils May programming lineup, which will be filled with interactive play for kids and their grownups.  The Cayton kicks off its May festivities with the Women’s Philanthropy Circle Backyard Bruncheon, which will be held at a private residence in Pacific Palisades on Thursday, May 9. This will be the 3rd Annual Backyard Bruncheon, with proceeds … [Read More...]

New Moms at the Museum at Laguna Art Museum

 New Moms at the Museum at Laguna Art Museum on Thursday, May 16 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Connect with other parents, explore the museum before it opens, and learn tips on postnatal recovery and baby care from experts. Small bites and drinks will be provided. Bring a yoga mat for your baby and a blanket for extra warmth. Pregnant moms and those who are postpartum are … [Read More...]

Featured Products

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2024

Heart Shaped Canvas Prints // Starting at $3.89 available on CanvasChamp.com Looking for Mother's Day gifts? How about personalized photo gifts? Check out CanvasChamp – an easy-to-use platform for personalized décor and gifting. They have a wide variety of different gift ideas from canvas prints to mugs with a heart- shaped handle! The mugs are my favorite! The mugs are quite affordable too! … [Read More...]

Easter Gift Ideas for New Moms and Babies

awwww KeaBabies Toddler Pillows in Bunnies Ergonomically designed, durable and shaped for toddlers ages 2-5 years old, the KeaBabies Toddler Pillow is sized at 13"x 18" which makes it perfect for travel, pre-school naps, bedtime and lovey. Made with soft, natural cotton, in a variety of cute prints and patterns, such as Bunnies and Mist Pink. Machine washable and dryer … [Read More...]

Last Minute Gift Basket Ideas!

Moon Fruit Snacks Naturally sweet and deliciously crunchy, Moon Fruit Snacks are out of this world! With 1/3 cup of whole fruit per serving, the snacks are bursting with flavor and offer an easy, healthy snack choice for families on-the-go. Three delightful flavors include Straw-Bana, Blended Berry Blast, and Apple Cinnamon. Moon Fruit contains no added sugar, no artificial preservatives, no … [Read More...]

It’s Time For The Easter Toys Gift Guide!

love this! PEEPS® EggMazing Egg Decorator (Hey Buddy Hey Pal): PEEPS® joins the EggMazing family with the new PEEPS® EggMazing Egg Decorator! Just like the other decorators, this bunny-shaped one holds and spins hard-boiled eggs while you use the included PEEPS® markers to decorate! Available in the iconic PEEPS® Bunny Pink and PEEPS Bunny Yellow! Available at Amazon (MSRP: $27.99; Ages … [Read More...]

How to enjoy luxury (leather) accessories without harming animals and the environment?

I love this belt bag! Yes, you really can enjoy leather accessories without harming animals! I am a true animal lover so I am all for that! DOSHI has you covered if you are looking for a really cute belt bag. They are committed to creating high-quality, durable and sustainable vegan leather accessories. They offer exactly what the conscious customer is looking for: vegan, sustainable and … [Read More...]

Unleash Culinary Joy with eat2explore’s Kid-Friendly Cooking Boxes

such a fun way for children to learn! eat2explore’s subscription box service brings the food of different countries (23 countries/regions like Italy, Japan, Greece, etc.) straight to your kitchen table. It provides tools for families to cook together, learn and dine on different cuisines and cultures. Once kids are done exploring the country, they’ll love they can track their “travels” with a … [Read More...]

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Media Reviews

Home Sweet Rome! * Imagine A Young Teen Adjusting To Living In Rome When Her Dad Marries A Famous Italian Popstar

Home Sweet Rome! is a coming-of-age comedy series about Lucy, a 13-year-old girl who moves from California to Rome with her father, an archaeologist, and stepmother, an Italian popstar. Lucy must adjust to her new city, school, and life with her famous stepmother, while also dealing with the challenges of being a 13-year-old girl and her best friend, Kyla, who is 6,000 miles away. The series … [Read More...]

Books of the Month of May

Start Here: Draw If you’ve always wished you could draw, but have no idea where to start, this guide is the place—offering progressive art activities that develop skill and confidence.Start Here: Draw gives you exciting prompts for kickstarting an artistic practice centered on drawing. By exploring how simple motifs, such as lines or circles, can be repeated to draw more intricate images … [Read More...]

Books of the week

GIGI SHIN IS NOT A NERD A powerful new middle grade series about a Korean-American girl navigating family dynamics, teamwork, and friendship. Meet Jiyoung “Gigi” Shin: the plucky protagonist of a new middle grade book series who starts a business with her best friends to support her artistic dreams, giving a fresh take on The Baby-Sitters Club. Gigi tackles the … [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

Uno, May 17 Pet of the Week

awww! Such a sweetie! Uno, 5 years old,was smacked with a double whammy — he has two infectious feline viruses: FIV, which weakens the immune system and is transmitted through biting, and FeLV, which can be caught through litter boxes, saliva and other environmental agents. But cats with either disease won’t necessarily succumb to it, although there is a chance. As the volunteer in the photo … [Read More...]

Showtime, May 10 Pet of the Week

awwwwwww Aaaaand it’s—Showtime! Meet a fittingly named fellow who’s high energy and loves gathering a play group of other enthusiastic dogs. Showtime knows sit and fetch, loves tug-of-war, and when it’s all over, he relaxes on a bench with volunteers. Then, it’s up ’n’ at ’em again! Showtime has been in the shelter since July and needs a home like, yesterday. He was adopted briefly, but his … [Read More...]

Ruby Tuesday, May 3rd Pet of the Week

such an adorable cat! The only good way to sing “Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday” is by watching some loving human cart her in a carrier to a new, loving, forever home. Ruby came to the shelter as a stray, and you wouldn’t believe that this beautiful, 5-year-old silver tabby once struggled with shelter life! She adores lounging in the sun, sniffing the air, pricking up her ears at sounds, and exploring … [Read More...]

Gumbo, April 26 Pet of the Week

awwwwwwwww! Gumbo loves to play fetch and will happily perform commands like “Sit!” if there’s a treat in the offing. Toys are a big favorite with Gumbo—he loves them to the point of destruction. Gumbo has a wonderful disposition. He loves it when the shelter volunteers dress him up like a gorilla or a teddy bear and parade him around on holidays. His happy disposition is miraculous, … [Read More...]