• Film

    September 18, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    What Do You Get When You Cross a Baboon, Lynx, Zebra, Gazelle and Bear Skull at the Port?

    The bird, goat, zebra, bobcat, antelope and three deers would be a snap, the new Planet of the Apes movies have informed my recognition of the baboon, but I'm unsure if I would know a lynx, wildebeest and African gazelle if they were approaching me on the street. By the way, stuffed and/or mounted v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Attacking Coyote Almost Changes Little Girl from Visitor to Occupant of Cypress Forest Lawn

    A 2-year-old girl is up and around today after a coyote bit her leg and dragged her away from her mother visiting Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress last week. Traps were set up and three coyotes were later shot and killed at the cemetery at 4471 Lincoln Ave. out of fears the scavenging animals w ... More >>

  • 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

    January 18, 2013

    [VIDEO:] Whale and Dolphins Put On Another Visual Feast for Capt. Dave and His Passengers

    Not quite a whale doing the backstroke in your soup, it was still a rare spectacle none the same Monday when a whale and dolphins were seen playing together in front of passengers and crew on a Dana Point Harbor sightseeing boat."It was pretty amazing," remarked eyewitness Patti Soltero of Eastvale. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Loretta Sanchez Cites Los Alamitos Serval Cats Incident in Push for Wildlife Ownership Ban

    In light of three serval cats, who resemble small cheetahs, escaping from a Los Alamitos apartment recently, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) today renewed her call for a federal law prohibiting private possession of big cats except at facilities like accredited zoos. "This incident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Marbel A. Para Popped for Poaching 42 Spiny Lobsters from Marine Sanctuary

    ​A Riverside County man was cited Sunday for allegedly poaching 47 California spiny lobsters from Laguna Beach waters within Southern California's new marine sanctuary zone that went into effect Jan. 1.State Department of Fish and Game warden popped Marbel A. Para, 30, of Romoland, off Heisler Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Santa Ana Sucker, Little Fish at Center of Water Agencies' Suit Against Feds, Gets a Legal Assist

    ​Inland water agencies may say they want to work with government regulators on a Santa Ana River habitat for a tiny fish known as the Santa Ana Sucker, but as long as the H2O providers press their lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, four conservation groups will press back. The Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Pacific Blue Whale Gets Up Close and Personal with Viewing Boat Off Dana Point

    ​Passengers, a videographer and even the skipper are still shaking their heads over an unusually close encounter with a Pacific blue whale from a viewing boat in the fleet of Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari Friday afternoon off Dana Point."Dude, that was a miracle," a woman can be heard sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    $10 Million Anonymously Donated to UC Irvine

    ​While its student body works toward wrapping up another fulfilling school year at UC Irvine, the university administration received one heck of an anonymous end-of-the-year gift: $10 million. That's one way to say thanks for the memories.The gift was received from an anonymous donor. The universi ... More >>

  • 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

    April 13, 2011

    Santa Ana Sucker Habitat Expansion Sucks, Lawsuit-Threatening Water Agencies Tell Feds

    Sucker punched​A dozen water agencies serving nearly 3 million Southern California residents have formally warned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that it the federal agency does not want to be sued, it must rescind the recent expansion of critical habitat areas for the Santa Ana Sucker, ... 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 >>

  • 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

    September 6, 2010

    Rossmoor War on Coyotes Ugly

    ​So, the residents of Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos and East Long Beach are perturbed because coyotes are apparently attacking defenseless Fidos and Garfields with ever more frequency, and the response from officialdom is to leave the American jackals be. But close readers of this space shoul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    OC's Mystery Mammal Heads to LA

    ​The Orange County Mystery Mammal is coming! No, not the OC housewife with an addiction to plastic surgery. It's a sea creature, also known as Paleoparadoxia, that once foraged for food like an ancient hippo-elephant thing, off the Southern California coast before going extinct some 10 million yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Beware of Bodysurfing Maneaters in the Breaks

    ​What the freak is happening off our beautiful, sin-kissed coast?There was the giant squid invasion this past winter. There was the rare sighting of Orcas earlier this week (with a giant halibut thrown into the cioppino for good measure). And there's the constant threat by that sea monster the egg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Ginormous Squid: It's What's for Dinner

    Let's see, there's calamari, calamari salad, calamari tacos, squid sushi, squid burgers . . . Indeed, locals should demand anyone serving the mollusks to lower their prices considering the number of giant squid being pulled out of our waters. It's the law of supply and demand, baby. Call it squid pr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 30, 2009

    Birds of Prey

    Fullerton Arboretum

  • Calendar

    July 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    The Harkeys' Shamu-Size Scandal May Be More Than A Fluke

    Let's get the obvious out of the way. Someone over at the Register took my advice. How else to explain that their headlines about Dana Point Festival of Whales have evolved from the predictably punny triteness of last week's "Whale of a Festival" to yesterday's far more excellent "Festival of Whales ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 5, 2009
  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008

    Fantastic Voyage

    Africa: The Serengeti

  • Music

    October 16, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 10, 2008

    Ba-Deep Brapp Boop

    Monterey Jazz Festival

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines. No Surprises: Bishop Brown citation dropped

    Bishop Brown citation dropped: The Los Angeles Times reports that a contempt-of-court citation against Orange Bishop Tod Brown has been dropped as part of an almost-$7 million sex abuse settlement. Plaintiff's attorney John Manly said the diocese forced them to drop their bid for the citation: "The ... More >>

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    On the Range

    Ridin’, ropin’, rasslin’ & other games of skill & contests of  strength, blazing trails, seeing sights &, of course, Anteaters

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007

    Beach Break: Killing Nemo

    Cut off from the powerful, cleansing waves of the Pacific ocean by a massive concrete breakwater, the gentle swells that lap the Long Beach coastline are so dirty that they were recently ranked the most polluted beach water in California by the Santa Monica-based environmental group Heal The Bay. Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Tuesday's Headlines

    Gore guilty: Al Gore III pleaded guilty Monday to possessing marijuana and other drugs when he was caught speeding in OC earlier in the month, reports the LA Times. This shooter's a giver: "Machine-gun Sonny" has mastered a shooting game at the OC Fair and wins mountain bikes nightly. But he doesn't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2007

    Saturday's Headlines & Surprises: 'Stinky' White House

    777: The Gabrielino-Tongva tribe is coming to Garden Grove with a huge bag of Halloween goodies. What's the treat? $78 million-a-year to city coffers, 10,000 permanent new jobs and college scholarships to every graduating high school student in the city. The trick? Let the tribe--and some guys named ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    Animal Uprising in Long Beach

    Crazy animals have begun invading Long Beach by sea and land. Yesterday, a six-foot female blue shark was spotted swimming in circles near docked boats at the Marina Pacifica. The shark was in good health except a for a fishing hook and line hanging from its mouth. Marine workers were forced to sc ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007


    On deck with weekend warriors angling for the mighty Humboldt squid

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2006

    The Virgin Birth (Deadly lizard edition)

    It's a familiar sounding story this time of year-- a virgin with child. Only this time the natural world is outdoing the supernatural, because this virgin is with children. Seven, in fact. And these virgin offspring will have grow up to have mouths filled with toxic bacteria-- though I'm not sure ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 7, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Freedom Costs a Buck-O-Five: Ladies and gentlemen, your Labor Day weekend!

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2006

    An Injury to One...

    Pat Brennan (no relation) reports in the Register that fire ants are resurgent in OC. As someone who grew up in South Louisiana, where the ants have freely roamed since Truman was in the White House, allow me to explain what this means to you: it means you're fucked. It means pain. It means little p ... More >>

  • Film

    April 13, 2006

    New Reviews

    Mountain Patrol: Kekexili; Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont; La Mujer de mi Hermano; Preaching to the Choir; Scary Movie 4, The Wild

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • Music

    November 25, 2004
  • Film

    August 5, 2004

    Reality Bites

    Friendly sharks, briny visuals and soggy acting diminish Open Waters fear factor

  • Columns

    January 29, 2004
  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Ratting Out the Mouse

    Is Disneyland a haven for rodents?

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    No Food to Free Willy

    Eco-activist fasts 31 days to protest Navy sonar linked to sea-mammal deaths

  • Columns

    December 14, 2000

    I Was Not a Beaver

    This weeks featured NFL game: Philadelphia vs. Cleveland

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Its Food, Stupid!

    Lapin a la OC Weekly

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    There Goes Peter Cottontail

    Leisure World declares war on wabbits

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Rabbitts Split on Offing Thumper

    Hares and Bunneys also divided

  • Columns

    May 18, 2000

    The Rabbits Are Coming!

    Cute woodland critters or sex-crazed maniacs?

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Crystal Method

    Irvine Co.s Crystal Cove project raises eco-disaster fears

  • News

    August 26, 1999

    The Bird Question

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 115

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