What's with priests in the canyon wanting to cut down trees and kill wildlife? Isn't that like, a part of God's natural kingdom, and stuff? According to activists in Silverado Canyon, The Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey don't seem to think so. Last month, St. Michael's chopped down a who ... More >>
We've been telling you for years how polluted Poche Beach is, but after scratching their heads, sniffing their pencils and consulting the stars, San Clemente city officials believe they have come up with a solution to their chronically stinky problem. Falcons.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
As Americans get ready to eat one big bird tomorrow, there's a story that Hungarian officials recently found a cache of 10,000 dead songbirds that smugglers tried to get into the country by truck. The destination for the very tiny meals is believed to be northern Italy, where exotic birds are a d ... More >>
City National Grove of Anaheim
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 >>
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 >>
Seabirdstruck.comFor 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 >>
SeabirdsTruck.comIt 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.
Jim Carrey and his tuxedoed friends on a grim march to nowhere in 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'
Photo by Christopher VictorioJason Quinn and Daniel Shemtob of The Lime TruckAs 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 >>
SeabirdsTruck.comThe Seabirds girls in VegasWe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Cal Rep stages experimental theater that should've never left the laboratory
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.
Crime sceneFour 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 >>
Edwin GoeiName: Nature Bird's Nest Drink Origin: Vietnam Found at: T&K Food Market, Westminster Cost: $0.79 Ingredients: Water, Sugar, White Fungus, Agar, Sodium Bicarbonate, Bird's Nest, Flavour. Why I Bought It: A few things on the can made this an unresistable buy. First of all, c' ... More >>
Dave LiebermanI 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 >>
UPDATE AND CORRECTION: Changes throughout (see below) . . . Courtesy of U.S. Attorney's OfficeI've heard of chicken legs, but this is ridiculous.Duc Le of Garden Grove pleaded guilty today to conspiring to illegally bring live Asian songbirds into the United States by attaching them to the legs o ... More >>
Mission San Juan Capistrano
UCI Biology Department A brown pelican acts all pelecanus occidentalis-y along our coast. A neighbor of yours is getting either an assist or a death sentence from the federal government. Where's your teabagger now, brown pelican?
Pamela LittkyThere are many reasons to dislike Owl City, the electro tweepop project spearheaded by Owatonna, Minnesota 23-year-old Adam Young. For one thing the moniker is horrible. You can name yourself after a town or a continent - say, Boston or Chicago or Europe - but you can't name yoursel ... More >>
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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 >>
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