• Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    VIDEO: We Enter In the Long Beach Bayou Blues Festival's Crawfish Eating Competition

    VIEW OUR SLIDESHOW OF THE FANTASTIC FOOD OF THE LONG BEACH BAYOU & BLUES FESTIVAL HERE I announced at our news meeting here at Weekly World Headquarters last week I would be entering in a crawfish eating contest and our Editorial Assistant LP Hastings would be there filming the madness. I was initi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2013

    Locals Only: Alisa Slaughter's Bad Habitats and the Reluctant Evolution of Shared Consciousness

    Another Sunday morning, another chance to celebrate the winner of a local writing competition and invite readers to a local publication celebration, on May Day, at UC Irvine. Gold Line Press seems to be a project of another area school, USC, and the judge of its 2012 Competition in Fiction was Dana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    [VIDEO:] Family Dog of Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly Kills Sea Lion in Laguna Beach

    Former astronaut Mark Kelly and his wife Gabrielle Giffords have become national spokespeople for gun control since the former congresswoman out of Arizona was nearly shot to death in a January 2011 assassination attempt that took six lives and injured 11 others. Now the high-profile couple finds th ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 10, 2013

    Expensive Fish

    [Hey, You!] Hats off to the inventor of the kids' game that tried to rob me blind

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2012

    Bat Night

    Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Lorenzo Oliver Can Sue Anaheim Cops for False Arrest in Opossum Slaying

    Anaheim Police have enough on their hands when it comes to the questionable way they protect human citizens but now the department is coming under fire for the way it protects possums.A federal appeals court ruled Lorenzo Oliver can sue Anaheim Police for false arrest because cops detained him and h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 28, 2012

    Dog Days of Summer

    Discovery Science Center

  • Calendar

    June 7, 2012

    Wildlife Rescue

    Disvovery Science Center

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Marbel A. Para Gets Jail, Fine and More for Poaching Lobster from Protected Waters

    In the first prosecution since federal Marine Life Protected Areas were established off the California coast, a Riverside County diver was ordered to give up his gear, spend seven days in jail, pay more than $20,000 in fines and promise to stay out of MLPAs for poaching lobster from Laguna Beach wat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Dolphin Trapped at Bolsa Chica and Whale Entangled in Fishing Line Believed Out to Sea

    Two marine mammals whose plights led to much nail biting by human mammals on shore have apparently returned to the open sea, hopefully unscathed.The bottlenose dolphin that had been swimming in circles in shallow water within the Bolsa Chica wetlands is believed to have left some time this weekend. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    PETA Loses Whale of a Slave Suit But Still Crows

    ​A federal judge Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) that argued five orcas should be freed from SeaWorld under the anti-slavery 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.Judge Jeffrey Miller of the U.S. District Court in San Diego reasoned in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    [VIDEO of Sea Lion Lunch:] Gray Whales Provide Killer Poses for Dana Point Excursions

    ​UPDATE, JAN. 4, 4:54 P.M.: Earlier this afternoon we shared Dana Wharf Sportsfishing video of a gray whale family frolicking in waters off the Orange Coast (see original post after the jump).But now for something completely different: video of whales killing a sea lion in front of a catamaran sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Ringling Bros. Pays $270k Fine Over Animal Care--and Disagrees with PETA About It

    Photo by Keith May/OC Weekly​We explored in August the Rashomon reactions of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to an adult elephant hitting the ground while being loaded into a boxcar in Anaheim, with PETA claiming a sick Sarah collapsed ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011

    Spooky Science: Bug Invasion

    Discovery Science Center

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    [UPDATED with Death Stench:] Holy Calamari! Orange County Waters Squid-y (Again)

    ​UPDATE, SEPT. 27, 4:09 P.M.: Newport Beach officials were scheduled today to remove 200 to 300 dead squid that washed up on Little Corona Beach Friday.That will hopefully remove the death stench, too.The city had hoped the tides would return the Humboldt jumbos to the sea from which they came, b ... More >>

  • Film

    August 4, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    They Call Him Flipper, Killer ... Or, a Dolphin Gang Attack with a Porpoise

    ​One of the street gangs in West Side Story was the Sharks, but those dancing fancy boys are pussies compared to the real-life Dolphins.Seemingly random acts of violence by bottlenose dolphins on porpoises have been reported in the Pacific Ocean off California. And recent marine mammal research co ... 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 1, 2010

    Post Card from The New Yorker from Orange County

    Have you ever hooked a squid on the end of a fishing line? From all accounts, they're quite the catch to battle--either dropping deep, like a dead weight, or shooting dramatically forward at the end of the line, propelled by a thick jet of black ink. The idea of having to wrestle with those disembod ... 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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2009
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    May 14, 2009

    Fitness Hike

    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    "Risotter" and Other Roadkill Recipes

    In the interests of doing my bit to save the planet by recycling, I had to share this pure bit of British bonkersness with you.It's a clip from a BBC show called "I've Never Seen Star Wars", in which comedian Marcus Brigstocke invites well-known guests to try new experiences, which they then grade.I ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2009
  • Calendar

    November 6, 2008

    Ra Feud

    Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2008

    Dance, Monkey, Dance

    With the skies painted a dismal gray, and my mood darkening to match what loomed overhead, I headed to Santa Ana for the Santa Ana Zoo’s weekend birthday celebration. What’s that, you say? Santa Ana has a zoo? Yessiree. That it does and this weekend, the zoo turns 56. Fifty-six years of caged m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Fishy Business

    Ocean Institute

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008

    Check Out My Package

    It's pretty well-known that I'll go almost anywhere I'm invited if there's free food and booze, but some invites make more sense than others. Movie premieres, I understand. Art gallery openings, sure. But a meeting held by a package tour company to pitch their getaways to local travel agents? I mean ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    Thursday - 12/6

    John R. Wooden Classic Golf Tournament at Oak Creek Golf Club, Ocean Adventure Cruises at Dana Wharf

  • Culture

    March 15, 2007


    Small, yappy dogs

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007

    Dogged Followers of Fashion

    Ever wonder why some fake fur feels so real?  The Associated Press has one explanation:  "An animal advocacy group says its investigation has turned up coats — some with designer labels, some at higher-end retailers — with fur from man's best friend." The Humane Society of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2006

    Our Favorite Toothless Insectivore

    For me, it's always been one of those questions.  The sort of question that momentarily intrigues you every time it comes up, but doesn't interest you enough to actually do anything to find an answer.  The question:  How did UCI end up with an anteater as its official mascot?  (P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    Ear Splitters

    A federal judge has temporarily forbidden the Navy from using high-intensity sonar in war-game exercises off the coast of Hawaii, ruling that environmental groups had provided "considerable convincing scientific evidence that the Navy's use of ... sonar can kill, injure, and disturb many species, in ... More >>

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    It's a Living


  • Blogs

    March 24, 2006

    This Saturday in Migrating Bird Chic

    Watch the skies. For on St. Joseph's Day, March 19, the swallows were to return to Mission San Juan Capistrano. What? Not yet? Well, let's hope they have the common courtesy to make an appearance at tomorow's Swallows Day Parade in SJC. Yes, that's right, everyone, their grandparents and their kids ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 15, 2005

    A Challenge Is Made

    ‘Transfixed’ is difficult but rewarding

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Features

    May 19, 2005
  • Food

    February 3, 2005

    Pleased to Meat You

    You plug it, Brees Quality Meats turns it into chops, steaks and what-have-you

  • Culture

    March 18, 2004

    Spring Line for Hitler

    Dragonfly Clothing is misunderstood!

  • Culture

    August 21, 2003

    Deep Do-Do

    Treading Red Water

  • Culture

    August 7, 2003

    Sci-Fi Dada

    The fabulous worlds of Christine Nguyen

  • News

    July 24, 2003

    From Scrubs to Trunks

    Twin physicians again surfing in U.S. Open

  • Columns

    January 16, 2003
  • Columns

    August 22, 2002
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    May 2, 2002
  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Free at Last! Free at Look a Leaf!

    California ferrets on the verge of amnesty

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    The Birds

    Why OCs crow problem wont go away

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Unruly Hare

    Bugs Bunny, original gangsta

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    None Dare Call It Coincidence

    A brief history of rabbits in America

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