• Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Did St. Michael's Abbey Cut Down Historic Orchard on Holtz Ranch Without Permits? Yes and No

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    City Officials Turn to the Falcon (But Not the Snowman) to Clean Up Poopy Poche Beach

    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.

  • 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

    November 23, 2011

    Hungarian Officials Discover 10,000 Dead Songbirds In A Truck Believed To Be Destined For Italian Restaurants

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2011

    Stevie Nicks

    City National Grove of Anaheim

  • 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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2011
  • 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 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

    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 >>

  • Culture

    February 24, 2011

    'Hyacinth Macaw' Is an Adolescent Episode of Theatrical Dementia

    Cal Rep stages experimental theater that should've never left the laboratory

  • 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

    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 12, 2010

    Bird's Nest Drink

    Edwin Goei​Name: 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 >>

  • 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

    April 12, 2010

    [UPDATED AND CORRECTED:] Today's Sentencing for Smuggling Songbirds From Vietnam

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2010

    Return of the Swallows

    Mission San Juan Capistrano

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    OC's Brown Pelicans No Longer Endangered. Oh, Really?

    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?

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Ranking Owl City Among Rock's Most Egregious Ripoffs

    Pamela Littky​There 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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 30, 2009

    Birds of Prey

    Fullerton Arboretum

  • Columns

    February 26, 2009
  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    Beach Walk

    Crystal Cove State Park

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008
  • Calendar

    November 6, 2008

    Ra Feud

    Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Bird Watching

    Bolsa Chica Wetlands and Mesa Tour

  • Culture

    October 18, 2007

    Bird Is the Word

    Todd Davis celebrates the sky rat

  • 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 >>

  • Film

    November 16, 2006

    Dance of the Penguin

    That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Music

    July 7, 2005
  • Features

    February 12, 2004

    Animal Attacks

    25 thoughts on what happens when we attack the animals who attack us

  • Culture

    August 7, 2003

    Sci-Fi Dada

    The fabulous worlds of Christine Nguyen

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    Over the Hill

    Quail Hill exposes Agrans migration from no-growth to pro-growth

  • Culture

    April 25, 2002

    Tweekers Ball

    This is your art on drugs

  • Unknown

    March 21, 2002
  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Seal Beach

    Little Dublin

  • Columns

    March 15, 2001
  • News

    October 12, 2000

    The Birds

    Why OCs crow problem wont go away

  • Features

    January 6, 2000


    Re-created Rain Forests

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    The Bird Question

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 115

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