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  • The Find: Las Delicias in Van Nuys

    The Find: Las Delicias in Van Nuys
    Golden and shimmery, the fragile crackly exterior of a Costa Rican corn pancake gives way to a moist, dense center. Alongside the Frisbee-size disk comes a small bowl of natilla, a buttery cultured cream that's as heavy and rich as cheesecake. The...
  • Once-exotic mushrooms -- king trumpets, maitake and shimeji -- get ready to rise on Southern California turf

    Once-exotic mushrooms -- king trumpets, maitake and shimeji -- get ready to rise on Southern California turf
    KING trumpets that have a texture almost as firm and meaty as young porcini; shimejishimeji that have a flavor that is wonderfully nutty; hen of the woods with a taste as earthy as their name. If you still think the cutting edge in grocery store mushrooms...
  • Disney film crews head to the wilds for "Earth"

    Disney film crews head to the wilds for "Earth"
    In 2005, this little French nature documentary came along and changed the box-office rules. March of the Penguins earned $77 million in U.S. theaters. And Disney, which distributed the film in some countries, including France, took notice. The studio that...
  • Citywide diet? Fat chance

    Citywide diet? Fat chance
    As political strategies go, telling voters they are overweight and need to go on a diet may not be the surest route to re-election. But Mick Cornett, the health-conscious mayor of Oklahoma's capital, looked around at his corpulent constituents not long...
  • Disney for grownups

    OK, boys and girls, including all you chiffon-wearing princesses -- it's time to go to your rooms and close your eyes and dream of whatever it is little darlings dream about these days. They gone? Good. Fellow adults, we're going to spend some time...
  • Big 'oops': 2-ton hippo escapes from private zoo, strolls around Montenegro village

     
    PODGORICA, Montenegro — A hippo escaped from a flooded private zoo in Montenegro today, shocking villagers who found her strolling near their homes. Even more shocking, the zoo owner plans to wait a bit before trying to recapture the 2-ton......
  • PETA pulls unauthorized anti-fur ad featuring Michelle Obama, asks White House to demand name change for circus elephant named for the president

     
    The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said Tuesday it is pulling an ad campaign that used the likeness of First Lady Michelle Obama without her permission. At the same time, PETA is urging the White......
  • Obama fur ad falling, but 'Baby Barack?'

     
    by Mark Silva Another Obama-inspired ad campaign bows to the pressure of the Obama White House, which doesnt appreciate images of the Obamas deployed for commercial purposes. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which had produced a composite...
  • Still at large: Nikica, 2-ton hippo that escaped from private zoo in Montenegro

     
    A 2-ton hippo who escaped from a flooded private zoo in Montenegro was roaming free today but returning to the zoo owner's restaurant to eat bread and hay. Officials disagreed over whether to kill the hippo, considered one of the......
  • Three Thai nationals, one Californian charged with smuggling ivory from African elephants

     
    Thai police said Wednesday that they have arrested two people accused of dealing in illegal African ivory, a day after an American and a Thai national were indicted in California on charges of smuggling ivory from endangered elephants into the......
  • A (bad) idea whose time has come (and gone): Orange County went to the elephant races in the 1960s

     
    What happens when you mix college students and elephants, throw in a lone turtle for good measure, and set them all loose on a racetrack? One thing's for sure: Zaniness will ensue. Columnist Steve Harvey recounts the tale of Orange......
  • Meeting elephants for peanuts: One travel writer's (inexpensive) experiences in Thailand

     
    Thailand's 1989 ban on commercial logging sent thousands of elephants to training camps that sprang up around the country -- some ethical, some not so ethical. Travel writer Christopher Smith recently visited and profiled the Elephant Conservation...