• Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    David Delgado of Filthy Facility with 18,000 Dead or Dying Snakes and Rodents is Sentenced

    The manager of a Lake Elsinore breeding facility for Rancho Santa Margarita-based Global Captive Breeders was sentenced Thursday to a jail work-release program, community service and probation, the fallout from an investigation that uncovered tens of thousands of dead or dying snakes and rodents. Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    LA's Bullhook Ban Creates One Less SoCal Stop for Annual Honda Center Visitor Ringling Bros.

    And then there were two? When the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus makes its annual Southern California swing, the venues are in Anaheim, Ontario and Los Angeles. But LA has effectively dropped out effective 2017 with the City Council's ban on bullhooks, goads and prods used to wrangle elep ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    This Week In Food: Sriracha Chips, A Proper Old Fashioned, and Pig Crates

    Valentine's is over and now we can get back to the good ol' regular food stuff. Let's take a look at what this week brought us... Edwin reviewed the crepes at Thahn Ha in Westminster. He told us about the most expensive drink made at Starbucks so far, which involved 48 shots of espresso (why world? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    PETA Bringing Factory Farm to UC Irvine--You, Too, Can Get Into a Pig Crate!

    Over the past couple of years, PETA and its members have really stepped up its presence in Orange County, and it's about time given that the group's senior vice president, Dan Mathews, is a Costa Mesa boy through and through. But tomorrow promises to bring one of PETA's highest-profile campaigns yet ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 7, 2013

    Florian-Ayala Fauna: Art Magickian

    The charmed, young, multidisciplinary career of the Indio artist/musician

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Animal Rights Group Claims Victory in Getting Newport-Mesa Schools to End Dissections

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District's Board of Education president sent the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) a message Thursday revealing all its schools will end animal dissections, according to the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit anti-vivisection group. The district ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Silent River Film Fest Makes Noise with Movies About Animals, the Ecology and the 99 Percent

    Kalpna Singh-Chitnis says the hardest part of staging last year's first ever Silent River Film Festival was mounting the sequel, which is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday in Irvine.Dealing with programming, logistics and clashing personalities in your first year is one thing, but now that the n ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2012

    Anaheim's Political Circus

    PETA-Ringling Bros. war spills into Anaheim council chambers, where a circus-animal ban is proposed

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Angels Stadium Makes PETA's List of Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly Ballparks

    I haven't been to an Anaheim Angels game in about two years, busy as I've been. But I gotta head down there this year to check out that kid Trout. And when I'm at Angels Stadium, I gotta check out their vegetarian options.The motivation comes in part from PETA's recent release of the 10 most vegetar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Five Legal Foods Just As Cruel As Foie Gras

    "Foie gras is cruel. Those poor ducks." The anti-foie gras people, of course, don't want to ban just foie gras. Many of them would like to ban meat altogether as cruel, forcing everyone to espouse a vegetarian diet. While there's nothing wrong with being vegetarian, let's not pretend that vegeta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Orange County Fair Elephant Ride is Over

    ​The Orange County Fair Board, facing a crowd of more than 100 that included many animal advocates today, voted to end elephant rides.The news was cheered by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which has sought bans on performing pachyderms around the country, and disdained by Have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Foie Gras: 2012's Bacon, Or: Time to End the Foie Gras Follies

    ​Is it July yet? I can't wait for the day when foie gras is banned in California.Don't get me wrong; I love foie gras. There's nothing like a little medallion of seared foie gras and a small glass of Sauternes to ouvrir l'appétit, as the French would say. It shines perched atop a salade gasconne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Ten Great Vegetarian Restaurants in OC

    ​Orange County, for all its Republican, meat-and-potatoes reputation, has a fantastic array of vegetarian restaurants; not just vegetarian, but vegan, and from a wide variety of ethnic traditions. We have little patience with hippy-dippy vegetarian places that skimp on flavor in order to emphasize ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Santa Ana Zoo Ends Elephant Ride

    ​Today's city of Santa Ana announcement that it is ending elephant rides at Santa Ana Zoo was cheered by animal rights activists. "Following more than a year of pressure from PETA, the Animal Protection and Rescue League, Animal Defenders International (ADI), and celebrities including Charo and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Omaima Aree Nelson: NSFW Shot of Nude Party Girl-Turned-Cannibal Wife

    ​From the bizarre--PETA seeking a vegan diet be a condition of cannibal wife Omaima Nelson's parole--we move now to the sublime:LIVE NUDE OMAIMA!OK, so she's not exactly live, and the NSFW photo after the jump could very well have been photoshopped. But it is definitely nude . . .

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    INFOGRAPH: Are You a Vegetarian?

    ​ Apparently, the stars have aligned and it's Vegetarian Weekend here in the United States of Where's-The-Beef.Today is Hug-A-Vegetarian Day, sponsored by those lovable but disturbed whackjobs over at PETA. Not content with trying to get fish renamed "sea kittens" and actually driving more busines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    [UPDATED with TV Star's Plea to End Santa Ana Zoo Rides:] OC Fair Begins and So Does Elephant Protest

    ​UPDATE, JULY 19, 7:29 A.M.: Constance Marie played Angie Lopez on ABC's George Lopez sitcom, and she's now Regina Vasquez on ABC Family's Switched at Birth.She's using her celebrity to issue this plea to Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido: Fire Have Trunk Will Travel as the elephant ride contractor at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Five Musical Moments in the NBA Off-Season

    After this year's dramatic NBA season, basketball fans may have to wait a long time before the league's owners and players agree to a new collective bargaining deal. The off-season normally allows fans to speculate over player trades and retirements, but given the current lockout, they'll have to se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    [UPDATED with Lawsuit:] Santa Ana Zoo Urged to Cut Ties with Elephant Ride Contractor in Wake of Abuse Alleged in Video

    ​UPDATE, JUNE 27, 10:40 A.M.: A Los Angeles-based animal rights group today announced the filing of a lawsuit against the contractor who runs the elephant rides at the Santa Ana Zoo.However, the suit does not concern the ride operations that have been blasted by advocates for animals but Perris-ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Seven Rap Songs about Eating Well

    Buff Love aka The Human Beat Box​Last week, the USDA introduced a new symbol for healthy eating to replace the decades-old food pyramid long considered ineffectual. The new graphic, called "MyPlate," replaces the pyramid with a plate-shaped pie chart demonstrating the importance of making fruits a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    This Week in Food: Luxe Loncheras, More Luxe Loncheras, and Even More Luxe Loncheras!

    Photo by the Elmo MonsterOur requisite mention of Piaggio for the week!​We went luxe lonchera crazy this week, and even crazier in other departments. The bedlam after the jump!

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Five Things You'd Think Would Be Vegan--But Aren't

    ​It's not easy to be an observant vegan. None of us here at Fork are vegan, but we all know plenty of vegans, we respect vegans for the most part, and we know it's hard to follow that diet in a meat-centric world. Some foods are obviously not vegan: no tuna salad in the world is vegan, and Thai fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    [UPDATED: PETA Gives Posthumous Award] Moments After Saving a Dog From Traffic, Woman Struck and Killed by Motorist

    FacebookMara Steves​UPDATE, FEB. 17, 10 A.M.: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced today that it will posthumously award Steves with its Compassionate Action Award for rescuing the dog."Mara died as she was helping another individual in trouble," said PETA President Ingrid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Winter Solstice & Total Lunar Eclipse Coincide For First Time In 372 Years, But OC Won't See It

    Going, going, gone.​There's an extremely rare, celestial happening tonight. It's the only time the winter solstice and a lunar eclipse will happen on the same night in our lifetime--so rare, in fact, that it didn't even happen between now and our great-great-great grandparents lifetime--and w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Racist OC Register Reader Fustercluck of the Day

    ​Headline: Campaign Ads Targeting Illegal ImmigrantsComment by RDEIGHT: If current population trends continue, the U.S. population will reach 1.1 billion in the next century. This is exactly what Ted Kennedy swore wouldn't happen when he rammed his Immigration Act of 1965 through Congress ... Now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    As the Octomom World Turns

    ​Monday was a busy day on Planet Octomom. Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor, who may lose his medical license, announced he's seeking records from her other physicians, Suleman's landlord began foreclosure proceedings on her La Habra home, and Suleman announced via video she will not accept a $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Octomom Nadya Suleman's Home Now Owned by Attorney; Her Financial Situation More Dire

    ​Jeff Czech, the lawyer for Octomom Nadya Suleman, has taken over the title of her La Habra home. A review of public records shows that the title was transferred from the single mother of 14's father, Ed Doud, to Harmony Enterprises, Inc. which is owned by Czech.Suleman, who staved off her mortga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Olivia Munn Goes From Promoting Horse Racing in OC to Damning Circus Animals in LA

    ​Olivia Munn--the gorgeous Maxim model, Daily Show correspondent and Suck It, Wonder Woman! The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek author--appeared last night at a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals' protest against the Ringling Bros. circus at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.It's a tes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Visit A Bar, Catch A Lobster... Maybe

    Courtesy of CA Lobster Zone​"Have you ever played the lobster game?" "The lobster game?" "Yeah, the kind with the claw." "Is this some kind of sick pick-up line? If it is, you need more help than I can give you."

  • News

    April 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    This Week In Food

    Craig Medici​Have you ever seen a more productive and livelier week on Stick a Fork In It? I haven't decided whether this makes my job of recapping it all (while Grace is on vay-kay) easier or harder. Let's see, so Dave "Ubergeek" Lieberman started the week a whole bunch of food-based pran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Slideshow: PETA Protest at Santa Ana McDonald's

    Keith MayProtesting is fun!​ You heard it here first in Dave Lieberman's post, and we sent photog Keith May to yesterday afternoon's PETA protest at a Santa Ana McDonald's location. Armed with some super uplifting shots of bloody chickens and scary clowns, PETA members rallied against cruel slaugh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Slideshow: PETA Protest at Santa Ana McDonald's

    Keith MayProtesting is fun!​ You heard it here first in Dave Lieberman's post, and we sent photog Keith May to yesterday afternoon's PETA protest at a Santa Ana McDonald's location. Armed with some super uplifting shots of bloody chickens and scary clowns, PETA members rallied against cruel slaug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Activists Hopping Mad at Brookstone Hawking African Dwarf Frogs

    Brookstone.comSticker shock, at your local Brookstone retailer.​Local animal activists have joined a national campaign blasting gadgets store Brookstone, Inc., which has five Orange County locations, for selling a most unusual gift: the "Frog-O-Sphere Ecosystem" with two live African dwarf frogs.S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Rub a Dub Dub Them Elephants Are Tubs!

    Photo by Keith MaySpray today, perform tonight.Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus scored a rare two-fer today, generating attention to what it considers generous treatment of its performing animals and butts in seats for a 12-day run that begins tonight at the Honda Center. Actually, make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Ringling Bros.: We Do Care For Our Animals

    Photo by Keith May The media was out there, and so was the circus.Anyone who marveled at the incisive journalism and expert photography displayed in the coverage of animal-rights activist Melissa Sehgal's nude protest over Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' upcoming Hon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2008

    To Do Tonight - 02/13

    MARS BARS PROTEST, 7 p.m. Harold Schmitz, chief science officer of Mars candy bars, is set to speak on the future of chocolate. But this isn't cool with PETA, whose members plan to wear body paint in M&M colors and hold banners protesting Mars-funded lab testing. Beckman Center, 100 Academy, Irvine ... More >>

  • Film

    July 19, 2007

    Special Screenings

    Movie of the Week: The Most Dangerous Game

  • Food

    March 16, 2006

    Grub Guide

    This week in duck

  • Culture

    January 19, 2006
  • Food

    October 13, 2005
  • Columns

    September 22, 2005
  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    Diary of A Mad Year

    2004 regurgitated

  • Features

    September 30, 2004
  • Columns

    July 22, 2004
  • Features

    January 15, 2004


    Four Reasons to Throw Away this Issue NOW!

  • Columns

    March 7, 2002
  • Unknown

    February 7, 2002

    Courting Disaster

    Patient: I Am Sam

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