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Surfrider Foundation is suing a Florida party promoter for stiffing the nationally prominent, San Clemente-based environmental group out of at least $30,000.According to a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court, Scott H. Mitchell--the managing partner of Five Flags Tourism Group--hosted an Oc ... More >>
It's a long way from the Gulf of Mexico to UC Irvine, but the institution is close enough for Harvard Professor Richard Lazarus, who delivers the inaugural lecture for UCI's Law Center for Land, Environment and Natural Resources this afternoon.Lazarus discusses his experiences leading a presiden ... More >>
There are many factors that go into the growing of a great chile pepper: terroir, climate, seeds, proper irrigation and the like. But it seems that the latter attribute is the most important.
Disregard Confederate Calvin, por favor...Mexicans drink tequila, mezcal, sotol, pulque, beer, brandy, whiskey, more beer . . . you get the picture. But rum? Maybe in the Gulf of Mexico region, but the only sugarcane-based alcohol the wabs I know like are charanda (all those damn michoacanos) and ... More >>
Texas, what the hell happened to you? You used to be, you know, Texas: a proud stretch of state, a country unto its own that didn't need the rest of us to tell you how to live. Where Tejanos, African-Americans, Czechs, Germans, Poles, and a hella lot other people created one of the great regional ... More >>
Looking back at 2010 on our news blog, one Top 10 List at a time
Hopefully not for at least another 7 years.In direct conflict with its previous proclamations, the Obama administration today announced that there will not be any further new offshore oil drilling along the Atlantic Coast, the eastern Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific Coast. At least, not for th ... More >>
Tar balls created by the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico reached the Texas shore today.But researchers from UC Irvine are not looking at the sands, shorelines and waters impacted by the muck, they are checking out the air hovering over the spill zone. The initial findings: all is not well.
Every summer has its Big Story This year, it's the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, an ecological and financial disaster that is quickly reaching such staggering proportions that the human mind can't comprehend it. It's like trying to count grains of sand on a beach -- or in this case grains o ... More >>
What's an Applachian coal-mining foe doing in the GOP tea party stronghold of Orange County?"She's red meat for the eco-nuts," said Ed Amador, co-organizer of Saturday's Treehuggers' Ball in bucolic Baker Canyon for the Canyon Land Conservation Fund. There was more vegan cheese than beef at this ... More >>
This is Gustavo, writing from the past. I've scheduled this post to go live at 6:30 p.m, probably just a couple of minutes after I gave this speech at UCLA commencement ceremony. These are my prepared remarks--I'm not planning to stray from them unless some people not happy with me say something. ... More >>
Residents of the Bridgeport neighborhood in Seal Beach have previously warned those living along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline that they may have a long wait before British Petroluem (BP) cleans up its oily mess. The Orange Countians know because they have been fighting BP for years over contamina ... More >>
Fill 'er up with spin!I think the only people more hated right now by Americans than Mexicans is anything or anyone having any relationship with British Petroleum, or BP for short. Knowing that, the Arco gas station on the corner of Red Hill and Bristol in Costa Mesa has gone to the extraordinary ... More >>
Drill Dana DrillReducing oil company offshore drilling will increase the number of offshore oil drill spills.--Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) expressing his logic this week to The Orange County Register's Dena Bunis in an article outlining efforts by California Democrat senator ... More >>
Pulido: The New Emiliano Zapata?Is the world coming to an end? Oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico, volcanic ashes creating havoc--and now, SanTana Mayor Don Papi Pulido joining wabs in not only condemning Arizona's anti-illegals SB1070, but bringing forth a resolution to oppose it AND vote for its ... More >>
oceanswavesbeaches.blogspot.comThe Surfrider Foundation released a statement today, expressing their disapproval of Obama's proposal to open areas of the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic coastline and Arctic coastline to oil drilling and exploration. They are not stoked.
Further proving that otherwise politically conservative Newport Beach has an environmental streak when it comes to its own shores (but no one else's): Rep. John Campbell (R-The Arches) joined Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) as the only members of the Orange County congressional delegation to v ... More >>
Ah, Huntington Beach with its smelly smokestacks, oily bathtub-ring-like shoreline and human waste bobbing in the ocean. What's not to love? Your congressman, the esteemed Dana Rohrabacher (R-Abramoff), certainly showed he's got your back, Surf City-zens, as he voted just last night to let those poo ... More >>
UCI physics professor takes on Michael Crichton, global warming
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