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  • The heart of the matter is learning

    Oak View Elementary School students learned a thing or two about hearts, just in time for Valentine's Day. They sliced and diced sheep hearts Thursday as part of an after-school academic program. "We're going to dissect sheep hearts so we can learn...
  • Natural Perspectives: More like a 'heart attack for the mesa'

    The Bolsa Chica Land Trust has prepared a restoration plan for a 118-acre portion of the Bolsa Chica mesa, most of which is currently fenced. The area includes Warner Pond and the former Bolsa Chica Gun Club site, both of which are environmentally...
  • Greer's OC: Sample drinks for a cause

    Join Second Chance Pet Adoptions of Huntington Beach for a wine and beer tasting fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brix Wine Bar in Sunset Beach. The party includes wine and beer tastings, plus snacks. A tax-deductible donation costs $35 per person,...
  • Natural Perspectives: Getting to the bottom of drained wetland

    A new freshwater wetland formed at Bolsa Chica, but someone drained it. That's right, someone drained a wetland at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Vic cautioned me to handle this issue with a cool and level head, but it chapped my hide to think that...
  • Building DNA an artsy way

    Building DNA an artsy way
    Students grabbed wire and filled clear-plastic Petri dishes with tiny blue, white, red, yellow, green and pink beads. Settling in at one of six brown lunch tables, science teacher Gloria Treece began explaining to the almost entirely female audience how...
  • Natural Perspectives: Land Trust finally calls public meeting

    The Bolsa Chica Land Trust and California Department of Fish and Game are finally holding a public meeting where they will present their plan for the Bolsa Chica mesa. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Huntington Beach Central Library. As we're...
  • Natural Perspectives: Mr. and Mrs. Wren find home in backyard

    The big excitement in our yard is that a pair of house wrens has set up house in our bluebird nest box. Vic and I got the nest box from Friends of Shipley Nature Center last year, but I put it up too late in the season to attract any bluebirds. A male...
  • In The Pipeline: Museum gets down to the bones

    In The Pipeline: Museum gets down to the bones
    In this column this summer, I've wanted to occasionally focus on a few things slightly outside of Huntington Beach. As a travel writer, I enjoy sharing interesting places, especially for families, and this week provided something special. By now, you may...
  • Mesa View students win national innovative competition

    Mesa View students win national innovative competition
    Mesa View Middle School is one of four schools nationwide whose students received recognition for innovative math and science projects. Four seventh-graders created a bike that beeps until the rider puts on a helmet. The Surf City Smartbikes was their...
  • Natural Perspectives: Losing forests to pests in the East

    Natural Perspectives: Losing forests to pests in the East
    Wherever Vic and I travel, we study the area, searching for environmental stories. Our recent trip to Tennessee yielded a number of interesting tales about eastern forests. First, we learned that the magnificent forest that we saw in Great Smoky...
  • Clarence Irwin Haydock

    Clarence Irwin Haydock
    Clarence Irwin Haydock, Ph.D., California ecologist, passed away peacefully the evening of July 30, 2011 in Fountain Valley, CA having been born April 15, 1938 in Bakersfield, CA.  As a boy, growing up in northern CA he sculled a duck boat on San...
  • Natural Perspectives: The saga of the condor

    At the end of the last Ice Age, California condors ranged eastward from the California coast all the way to Texas, Florida and even New York. But by 1800, the range of the condor population had shrunk considerably. The birds lived along the Pacific...