Things to Do

Haunt at Heritage Hill Opens Friday the 12th!

 

The 10 Scariest Haunts in Southern California (UPDATED for 2018)

If Horror is your thing, Southern California is a great place to get your scare on. With a variety of haunts that go from skipping a beat, to stopping your heart completely, SoCal has something for everyone. We’ve listed our favorite haunts in order of slight fright, to unescapable terror. Do you dare visit one […]

Music Tastes Good Announces 2018 Festival Lineup

Music Tastes Good returns to Southern California for its third year of celebrating music, food and art! (Photo courtesy of Music Tastes Good) Music Tastes Good, a two-day music, food, and arts festival presented by 89.9 KCRW returns to Marina Green Park, along the picturesque Downtown Long Beach shoreline, on September 29 and 30th, with […]

Family Fun

The Top 5 Family-Friendly Haunts in Southern California

While many of the amazing haunted houses in Southern California are not recommended for younger guests, there are plenty of pint-size horror fans who would love some thrills and chills too. For those looking for some more family-oriented halloween frights, here is a list of family-friendly haunts in Southern California – in order by age […]

Winter Fest Returns to Orange County on December 21st!

Orange County’s biggest winter tradition is returning! Winter Fest at the OC Fair & Event Center will run from December 21st, 2017 through January 7th, 2018 – giving families more time in the new year to enjoy the wide variety of wintry activities offered at Winter Fest OC!

Santa Gets High-Tech at Santa HQ

In partnership with HGTV, three SoCal shopping centers are hosting an interactive Christmas experience – Santa HQ. We were invited to check out the big guy’s arrival at Lakewood Center and enjoy some fun activities and a free photo package. Santa HQ adds a special twist to your typical mall Santa. In the digital era […]

Get your grub on

Fall for the Flavors of The Public House in Downtown Fullerton

(SoCal Locale was invited as a guest to try the seasonal menu and drink offerings at The Public House and share our thoughts.) Downtown Fullerton is ripe with amazing bars and eateries, and one such gem is hidden inside an unsuspecting building off of Commonwealth Avenue. 

Juice It Up’s Seasonal Favorites Are Back!

Juice It Up! recently announced the return of their all-time seasonal guest favorites, the Merry Mocha Mint Smoothie™, the Pumpkin Pleaser Smoothie™, and its heartier counterpart, the Pumpkin Pleaser Smoothie Bowl™. They sent us a gift card to try out these limited-time flavors, so we popped in for a taste!

Islands’ NFL Happy Hour Menu

Islands’ new NFL Happy Hour, kicked off on September 7th with the start of the NFL season. As their guest we were able to try some of the food and drink items and hear more about what’s new at Islands!

Local Listening

Reel Big Fish to Release First New Album in 6 Years – New Single Out Now!

Legendary Southern California ska-punk band, Reel Big Fish, is set to release their first new album in six years. Founding member and frontman Aaron Barrett said that the band began recording the album, titled “Life Sucks…Let’s Dance!” in January 2018, and took their time with it. “Our friend and engineer David Irish just finished building his […]

Dad Brains Releases Inaugural Father’s Day EP

Does having kids make you any less punk?  SoCal-based punk band Dad Brains doesn’t think so. The Oxnard/Ventura-based quartet of punk rock dads, comprised of ex-members of notable punk/”Nardcore” bands like No Motiv (Vagrant Records), The Missing 23rd (Sessions Records), Creep Division (American hardcore/punk band that featured members of Good Riddance) and The F-ing Wrath, […]

Santa Barbara’s Sanderlings Release New Single and Jawbreaker Cover

Sanderlings is a four-piece ocean-themed pop-punk band out of Santa Barbara, CA. Their humble beginnings stemmed from a solo project from frontman Woody Locke, who released a home-recorded EP in early 2016.