Bald eagles, once threatened with extinction, are reportedly nesting near Irvine Lake in Silverado.
Pink the Pelican, who was found in April along the coast in Long Beach with its throat slashed, showed off its surgically reconstructed pouch after being freed Tuesday.
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 >>
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 >>
The Khloe Kardashian elephant went missing! No, that's not a dig at the mammoth size of the realest of the unreal reality stars on the E! network's Keeping Up with the Kardashians. It refers to the elephant statue Lamar Odom's main squeeze dolled up for a public display in Dana Point to raise fund ... More >>
Something Happened. It's the title of one of my favorite-ever novels, by Joseph "Catch-22" Heller, and a book too often overlooked. It's a terrifically and purposefully and necessarily digressive work, not to mention a tragic mea culpa, but the two-word under-overstatement is simultaneously one of t ... More >>
Videos of sea life taken from aboard Dana Wharf Sport Fishing boats often go viral, with 11 million YouTube views to date.The star of the latest out of Dana Harbor is supposed to be one of the giant Humbolt squids plucked from the surface of Orange Coast waters in recent weeks, but we would award a ... More >>
The City of Anaheim can pretend all it wants that it is dead, but that will not disappear a $400,000 settlement with a father and son city cops arrested and detained respectively for the shovel killing of an opossum. Lorenzo Oliver's subsequent wrongful arrest lawsuit was rejected in federal court i ... More >>
In a long-ago Weekly listing for the Santa Ana Zoo, the writer snarkily summed up the wee animal population at the Prentice Park venue as a drunk monkey in a tree, or something like that.The one thing you can say about monkeys there is they sure are cute, and in the case of a crested capuchin (Cebus ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 24, 3:09 P.M.: The good news about the 40-foot gray whale who'd been entangled in a fishing net off Laguna Beach and San Onofre last week is it's headed in the right direction.The nonprofit Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach reports that the whale was spotted today off Gorda ... More >>
Just call Trevor Powers the new bedroom-musician hero
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.
Most times when you set off on a Dana Pride excursion, you'll see dolphins. If you're fortunate, you'll get a glimpse of the titular character on your "whale watching cruise" receipt. Tuesday evening's passengers were treated to a blue whale mom, her calf and even a third blue whale.When Capt. To ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsEver seen cane rats? Look at the picture above--they're huge! Bigger than a chicken, almost the size of a suckling pig. They also might be the solution to Africa's persistent hunger problems, according to an international organization committed to protecting endangered spec ... More >>
Flickr user christine zeninoSan Francisco is going to play quite a role in my coming book on the history of Mexican food in the United States--and that's all I'm going to say about that right now. But Baghdad by the Bay is in the Mexi-food news right now, because pendejo health inspectors have as ... 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 >>
Man gets instantly gang-molested by a swarm of hungry monkeys. I would write something clever, but there's nothing more to say.
Aquarium of the Pacific Get ready to go Elmyra in this hizzle. Ollie, a three-month old orphaned sea otter rescued off the coast of Santa Cruz, has a new home at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Don't you wanna hug her and squeeze her into itty bitty pieces? More pics and ... More >>
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 >>
Is it just me, or are most of the more-bizarre crimes that occur at Taco Bell based in the Midwest? Indiana is the setting for this one, where a police officer was assaulted--by a snake.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
MPowerOC, "Orange County's premiere men's social group for gay and bisexual men between the ages of 18 & 29," on Sunday, Feb. 28, presents its free "2nd Annual Newport Beach Gay Whale Watching Expedition."Which begs the question . . .
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 >>
Photo by Jack GouldRohrabacher, frothing in November.The way Scott Harper begins his story proves that he had correctly identified the speaker he was covering."U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was in a froth . . ." Anyone who has witnessed the Mouth That Rohrabachered whip up the party faithful at GOP ele ... More >>
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride
North American Reptile Breeders Conference
Discovering Chimpanzees: The Remarkable World of Jane Goodall
This Is Who We Are: Photography of Susan Sabo
One thing in life is certain: kids friggin' love bubbles. Another slightly less certain fact: They also tend to enjoy elephants. This prompted 15-time Guinness World Record holding bubble craftsman Fan Yang to attempt to puncture yet another world bubble record by placing one of the world's largest ... More >>
Bolsa Chica Wetlands and Mesa Tour
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Safety Gear for Small Animals tries to save our species
Dwayne Hartzell works at Total Exterminating in Anaheim
Cole Gerst gets lit
Compiled by Greg Stacy
Talking to Paul Frank without using the M-word
High on Fire gives whales boners
A film by Len Acnob
A little dippiness, much fun in san clemente
Lies, corruption and a sock-stealing house pet