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  • News

    August 7, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Pink the Pelican Freed with Fixed Pouch: VIDEO

    Pink the Pelican, who was found in April along the coast in Long Beach with its throat slashed, showed off its surgically reconstructed pouch after being freed Tuesday.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Another Sicko Around Here Seriously Injures a California Brown Pelican, Slits Its Jaw Pouch

    Another dickwad has seriously injured a California brown pelican along our coastline, this time slitting one's jaw pouch with a sharp weapon. A $5,000 reward has been put up.

  • Calendar

    October 24, 2013

    Halloween Foodtacular

    OC Fairgrounds

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    5 Places to Eat in OC If You're Dating a Vegan

    By Ryan Cady It's getting easier to be vegan nowadays, but dating a vegan--especially if you're a carnivore--is still kind of shitty. Sure, you could be an asshole and drag your animal-loving significant other to a Korean barbecue place and force them to watch, horrified, as you consume pounds and p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Hanna Karim and Margarita Licomitros Accused of Selling Endangered Tiger Skin Online

    A Huntington Beach couple is facing charges in federal court in Los Angeles of sellling the skin of a Sumatran tiger for $8,000 through craigslist. "Tigers are critically endangered throughout the world, with estimates that there are less than 500 Sumatran tigers remaining in the wild," reads a sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Clay Oven, the Pop-Up Place: This Time, Seabirds

    Clay Oven has played host to a few pop-up restaurants recently, usually with cutesy names ("Play Oven" for the Jason Quinn pop-up), but tonight's "Clay Birds" seems like an obvious match: the ladies from Seabirds will be teaming up with Chef Geeta Bansal to cook two seatings' worth of Indian-inspire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    California Pelican's Bent Beak Bent No More Thanks to First Emergency Surgery

    The Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach is cheering the success of the first surgery to repair the bent beak of an American White Pelican whose jaw was out of alignment. When the call came in about "Nigel," as the Pelican has been nicknamed, it had lost weight, its wing was tangled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Seabirds Truck and Tasting Spoon Join Forces For a Sit-Down Vegan Dinner Event

    Roaming the streets can be exhausting. It's always nice when OC food trucks hit the brakes every once in a while for some off-wheels cooking. Two of the county's favorite luxe loncheras, Seabirds and Tasting Spoon, are teaming up for a special prix fixe vegan dinner event at 6:30 on May 25 at N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Watch The Seabirds Rock This Lipdub Video

    ​We submit for your consideration the air-guitaring, crotch-grabbing girls of the Seabirds Truck in what's possibly the first American lipdub video by a restaurant. If the Academy had a category for Best Lipdub by a Luxe-Lonchera, they'd walk away with a golden trophy. If you scour the interwebs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    The Seabirds Truck e-Cookbook A Recipe For OC Weekly Readers

    ​ Have you ever wanted to cook delicious vegan food like the crew of OC's own Seabirds Truck? Well, fire up your tablets, because over the Christmas weekend, the Birds released an e-cookbook of the all-vegan luxe lonchera's greatest hits.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    As Ducks Die in OC, Are Gnatcatchers Next?

    Small but deadly to land developers.​Readers of the Weekly before there was a Weekly may recall the California gnatcatcher, a cute little bird who managed to stop development in its tracks in Orange County in the early 1990s, cause Donald Bren to forever be saddled with a menacing Mr. Burns squint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    What Happened On Last Night's The Great Food Truck Race 2

    ​Last night's episode of The Great Food Truck Race took the remaining five trucks to Manhattan. Not that one. Manhattan, Kansas. The so-called "Little Apple", a small college town with a population of over 50,000. And emphasis was made on simplifying dishes and how college kids wouldn't have much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    What Happened On Last Night's The Great Food Truck Race 2​For an hour-long show (has it always been an hour long?), last night's premiere of the second season of The Great Food Truck Race whizzed by like those sponsored VW pace cars. As you may already be aware, OC's born and bred luxe loncheras, Seabirds and The Lime Truck, are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    This Sunday: The Great Food Truck Race Viewing Party with The Lime Truck & Seabirds in Costa Mesa​It has finally come. The premiere of The Great Food Truck Race featuring OC food trucks, The Lime Truck and Seabirds, is this Sunday, August 14 on the Food Network.

  • Film

    June 16, 2011

    Waddle, Waddle, Mug, Repeat

    Jim Carrey and his tuxedoed friends on a grim march to nowhere in 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Did OC's Luxe Loncheras Make It To The Great Food Truck Race Finale? (SPOILERS!)

    Photo by Christopher VictorioDaniel Shemtob and Jason Quinn of The Lime Truck​This weekend, contestants on the second season of The Great Food Truck Race finished up its last stop before the finale. The show won't air until August, but as we've been reporting, fans, local news and bloggers have be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    The Great Food Truck Race Rolls into Memphis. Did OC's Luxe Loncheras Make It To The Final Four? (Spoilers)

    Photo by Christopher VictorioJason Quinn and Daniel Shemtob of The Lime Truck​As we've reported before, Season 2 of The Great Food Truck Race is being filmed as we speak. Though the contestants are contractually prohibited by Food Network from revealing who's been eliminated thus far (or even if t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Contestants for The Great Food Truck Race Season 2 Revealed

    SeabirdsTruck.comThe Seabirds girls in Vegas​We already know The Lime Truck and Seabirds are in the midst of competing in the second season of The Great Food Truck Race at this very moment. Seabirds' website has a picture of Stephanie Morgan and her two gal pals pre-race, along with this not-so-cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Seabirds Truck Honored by PETA

    ​OCMetro reports that the Seabirds Truck has been honored by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) as one of the five most animal-friendly food truck in the nation. In a rare collision of PETA and good taste, they have chosen Seabirds for vegan cuisine that actually tastes good.In my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Who's the Bird Man (or Woman) of Little Saigon?

    ​The last couple of times I've visited Saigon Bakery for some bánh mìs, I've seen the above scene unfold in the morning: dozens, if not a good hundred sea gulls, pigeons, and other birds flocking to eat bread crumbs left by someone at the base of a couple of light poles. It's not the best practi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Sea Birds Under Attack in Huntington Beach

    Chasen Marshall/OC WeeklyIf only they could talk ...​From the way the experts explain the nature of the injuries, it certainly appears there's a formulated attack on birds, mainly seagulls, going on in and around Huntington Beach. The Wetland and Wildlife Care Center (WWCC) has tended to more ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2011

    Art Crawl Experience

    Downtown Anaheim

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Daniel Moreno Guilty of Pelican Stomping

    ​A fisherman who stomped on a California brown pelican at Newport Beach pier last March pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Tuesday and was sentenced to three years' informal probation and 20 days in jail.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Stephanie Morgan of Seabirds, Part Three

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Today we conclude our profile of Stephanie Morgan, the proprietor of the Seabirds gourmet vegan food truck, with a recipe she wants to share. If you missed the first or second part of the profile, click here and here. Otherwise, read on.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Stephanie Morgan of Seabirds, Part Two

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela​Today we continue our Q&A with Stephanie Morgan of Seabirds, the one and only vegan gourmet food truck in Orange County. If you missed the first part, click here. Stay tuned tomorrow for our final installment: a recipe. What would you'd like to see more of i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Stephanie Morgan of Seabirds, Part One

    Photo by Kimberly Valenzuela There's a lot of interesting stories behind our local food truck scene. Stephanie Morgan's is one of them. To start the Seabirds--OC's one and only vegan gourmet food truck--this entrepreneur gave up a plum job at a New York City investment firm. Today we ask our s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Freeze, Punk! It's OC's Crime-y State Beaches

    Crime scene​Four of the six most crime-infested state parks are in Orange County, and each is a state beach. Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area near Pismo Beach logged by far the highest number of crime calls in 2009 with nearly 6,000. Lake Perris State Recreation Area near Riverside ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Seabirds Truck: Contains No Actual Birds

    Dave Lieberman​I am an unabashed carnivore. I love to eat meat. The chances of my going vegetarian or, God forbid, vegan, are slim to none. That said, I also love vegetables, and I love people who do creative things with vegetables. Great things done to plant matter are one of the hallmarks of a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    5 More Things Park Rangers Can Bury to Drive Nudists Off San Onofre Beach

    ​Having already been played out on the sand, in the media and at the courthouse, state park rangers' crackdown on sunbathers who let it all hang out on a secluded stretch of beach off San Onofre's Trail 6 has taken a most stinky turn.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Gettin' Made: The Twelve Days of Craftmas, Part 2

    On the fifth day of Craftmas my true love gave to me, fiiiiiiiiiiiiive golden riiiiiiiiiings! Set of five gold stackable rings by Metal Revision​ After the jump, we continue our crafty Christmas carol!

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    Beach Walk

    Crystal Cove State Park

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008
  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Bird Watching

    Bolsa Chica Wetlands and Mesa Tour

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2007

    More Dead Birds

    Earlier this year, an impressive number of birds died near the mouth of the Santa Ana River. The cause of the deaths was never discovered. Today, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that seabirds all along the West Coast have been dying in exceptionally large numbers. This is the third year that s ... More >>