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Animals

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  • Mailbag: Adopting pets better than buying them

    Lynn McCluney ("Animals need our help," Sounding Off, July 29) is right on the mark, especially with her suggestion to adopt pets from various animal shelters instead of buying them from pet stores, and having mandatory neutering and spaying. The...
  • Natural Perspectives: Touring the Pacific Marine Mammal Center

    Natural Perspectives: Touring the Pacific Marine Mammal Center
    The experts tell us that the ocean is now in a La Niña condition. So instead of being warm, like last winter during the El Niño, the ocean has cooled below normal. That's the explanation that we're getting for this summer of no summer. A La Niña condition...
  • Natural Perspectives: Survey turns into a sea lion rescue

    Last Thursday morning, I led a crew of 12 newly hired corps members from the Orange County Conservation Corps on a wildlife survey of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. The corps members use checklists and photo identification sheets to identify a number...
  • In The Pipeline: More than monkeying around on stage

    In The Pipeline: More than monkeying around on stage
    It's a role sure to make other singer-dancers green with envy, that of Chistery, the head flying monkey in the musical smash hit "Wicked." But for a young performer who lived in Huntington Beach, it's all part of a soaring career that also included a...
  • Commentary: Thanks to an animal advocate

    Commentary: Thanks to an animal advocate
    On March 25, about 30 volunteers and staff from Huntington Beach's Orange County Humane Society — along with animal control officers from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa — gathered to pay tribute to Barbara Fischer, an extraordinarily dedicated...
  • Greer's OC: Christmas comes to the fairgrounds

    The Christmas Co., a longtime annual tradition for many Orange County shoppers, returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa from Thursday through Sunday. It's a four-day shopping extravaganza with more than 100 unique vendors to shop from, as well...
  • Natural Perspectives: Priority should be preventing extinction

    An article in Physorg.com this week reported that a team of scientists from Japan and Russia believe that they may be able to produce a living woolly mammoth within the next five years by a cloning process. Key to their research will be finding an...
  • Mailbag: Concerns about H.B.'s animal shelter

    Newport Beach Animal Control has contracted with the Orange County Humane Society shelter on Newland Street in Huntington Beach ("Newport OKs contract to use shelter," April 28). With an already overcrowded shelter with Costa Mesa's and Westminster's...
  • In The Pipeline: A home for the holidays

    Billy O'Connell knows how to get things done. Maybe it's the tough Irish accent, or the fact that for years he was an L.A. County sheriff. Whatever it is, when you talk to him, you understand he's a no-nonsense, take-charge sort of guy. So years ago, when...
  • Mailbag: H.B. shelter is a humane facility

    The Orange County Humane Society would like to address some of the concerns raised by Lynn Beasley in the Independent ("Concerns about H.B.'s animal shelter," May 12). The OCHS remains a pro-humane shelter, only euthanizing animals if they are...
  • Community Commentary: Misinformation about animal shelter

    You published a letter from Lynn Beasley who writes as if only she knows the facts about the Orange County Humane Society on Newland Street in Huntington Beach ("Concerns about H.B.'s animal shelter," May 12). Let me be very clear, I do not have any ax to...
  • Natural Perspectives: Adventures, photo ops are close to home

    Vic and I had an out-of-town guest last week, Harold Drabkin from Bangor, Maine. We were friends with Harold back in our graduate school days at Wesleyan University, nearly 40 years ago. We've seen Harold only a couple of times since then. It's amazing to...