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June 25, 1995
I would like to suggest that Christopher Reynolds reconsider the geography of Patagonia ("The Power of Patagonia," May 7). Patagonia, the semiarid grassy plateau sloping gently toward the east and terminating in cliffs along the Atlantic, is east of the Andes Mountains and south of the Rio Colorado. Patagonia is in Argentina and not in Chile, as Reynolds seems to imply in his article. JOHN M. ALCACER Los Angeles Christopher Reynolds replies: "It's true that the bulk of the region known as Patagonia lies in Argentina, and that many believe Patagonia to be exclusively part of Argentina.
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November 22, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Some 140 million people plan to shop on Thanksgiving and Black Friday all the way through next weekend, but outdoor apparel company Patagonia Inc. said it hopes the crowds will refrain from buying all-new items. Instead, the Ventura-based retailer wants Americans to embrace repairs. Patagonia has spent the past few Black Fridays issuing statements and running advertisements urging consumers to be more conscious of the environmental footprint of their purchases. This year, it's asking shoppers to extend the lives of ripped, broken and otherwise damaged goods by fixing them up.  “There's an environmental cost to anything that's made, even if it's made environmentally responsibly,” said Vincent Stanley, who helps run marketing at Patagonia.
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BUSINESS
May 24, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
High-end outdoor clothier and gear maker Patagonia Inc. is out to prove that a company can generate strong sales while being nearly fanatical about environmental concerns. The Ventura company was the first major clothier to make fleece jackets out of recycled bottles. Nearly a third of the power for its headquarters and adjoining child-care center comes from solar. And it donates 1% of its sales to environmental causes. With Patagonia being a privately held company, its finances are not public, but it says it's riding a growth curve.
NEWS
October 23, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
On Thursday, Rivera restaurant sommelier Mark Mendoza will be pouring wines from Patagonia for a special four-course dinner chef/owner John Sedlar has designed around the wines.  Owned by Tuscan Piero Incisa della Rochetta (Sassacaia), Bodega Chacra  makes Pinot Noir and Merlot in the Rio Negro Valley of northern Patagonia, and Sedlar and Mendoza will be pairing the night's special menu with four of their wines.  The cost for the dinner and wines is $95 per person, not including tax and tip. To reserve, call the restaurant at ( 213)
NEWS
October 23, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
On Thursday, Rivera restaurant sommelier Mark Mendoza will be pouring wines from Patagonia for a special four-course dinner chef/owner John Sedlar has designed around the wines.  Owned by Tuscan Piero Incisa della Rochetta (Sassacaia), Bodega Chacra  makes Pinot Noir and Merlot in the Rio Negro Valley of northern Patagonia, and Sedlar and Mendoza will be pairing the night's special menu with four of their wines.  The cost for the dinner and wines is $95 per person, not including tax and tip. To reserve, call the restaurant at ( 213)
NEWS
April 22, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
If you're looking for the trip of a lifetime, National Geographic Traveler has 50 to choose from. Its best guided expedition list for 2013 singles out tours that ignite the "inquisitive spirit" of travel. Among the adventures: an eight-day tour of Chile that pairs wine touring by bicycle with white-water rafting in northern Patagonia. Bikes, Wine and Patagonia begins in Santiago with a tour of the presidential palace and the former home of poet Pablo Neruda. On the second day, participants take to their bikes to begin two days of winery-hopping in the Casablanca and San Antonio valleys.
WORLD
May 21, 2011 | By Fabiola Gutierrez and Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times
Thousands of people marched Friday in Santiago to protest a proposed hydroelectric project in southern Chile that critics say will spoil much of the pristine and biodiverse Patagonia region that is an increasingly popular eco-tourism destination. The $3.2-billion HidroAysen project calls for construction of five dams on the Baker and Pascua rivers in the country's Aysen region. It is expected to increase the electrical power supply by 15% when construction is completed in 2020. The project has received less international publicity than the proposed Belo Monte power project on the Xingu River in Brazil's Amazon, which would produce four times the energy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1990 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patagonia Inc. announced Tuesday that it will not mention county supervisorial candidate Maria VanderKolk in $9,000 worth of pre-election newspaper advertisements because it fears a county investigation into the legality of the ads could hurt her campaign. The district attorney's office confirmed that it began an inquiry Friday into a complaint by VanderKolk's opponent, Supervisor Madge L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1995 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's one of those perfect, sunny afternoons, a time when most working stiffs are tethered to their desks, and Patagonia's founder, Yvon Chouinard, is pushing the limits of a wave peeling across an empty beach. The wave isn't that big, shoulder high perhaps. Still, it's powerful enough to snap Chouinard's surfboard and slam him into the sand. Chouinard comes up sputtering, but unfazed. The board's nose dangles limp and useless, like a broken limb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2002 | FRED ALVAREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe it was the organic food dished out at Patagonia's cafeteria that swayed Fortune magazine. Or maybe it was the on-site child care, company-sponsored training sessions in nonviolent civil disobedience or the $2,000 employee incentive to buy environmentally friendly vehicles.
NEWS
April 22, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
If you're looking for the trip of a lifetime, National Geographic Traveler has 50 to choose from. Its best guided expedition list for 2013 singles out tours that ignite the "inquisitive spirit" of travel. Among the adventures: an eight-day tour of Chile that pairs wine touring by bicycle with white-water rafting in northern Patagonia. Bikes, Wine and Patagonia begins in Santiago with a tour of the presidential palace and the former home of poet Pablo Neruda. On the second day, participants take to their bikes to begin two days of winery-hopping in the Casablanca and San Antonio valleys.
NEWS
March 29, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Travelers who buy a ticket to Argentina , Chile or Colombia on Chilean carrier LAN Airlines have an opportunity to add on a domestic flight for $27 or less, but only until Monday. It's a cheap way to get to Patagonia's glaciers or the incomparable Iguazu Falls on the Argentina-Brazil border. The deal: The offer is part of a wider airfare sale by LAN and affiliate TAM Airlines. It's good for round-trip flights starting at $1,049 per person between Los Angeles and Santiago, Chile, (add a domestic flight for $27)
NEWS
November 16, 2012 | By Mary Forgione
Cruceros Australis offers Christmas expedition cruises that are far from the North Pole but just as icy and remote. The company's all-inclusive trip along the southern Patagonia coast will be filled with glaciers, penguins and of course a visit from Santa. And, as an added inducement, kids sail free . The deal: The four-day sailing starts in Ushaia, Argentina, and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile, though you can do the reverse itinerary, too. It begins by sailing through the Straits of Magellan and on to Almirantazgo Sound and Alberto de Agostini National Park, the Pia Fjord and what's called Glacier Alley.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Andrew McCarthy chews thoughtfully on a red apple, slowly whittling it down to its core. Sitting at a table in the very back corner of the Blvd. restaurant at the Beverly Wilshire hotel wearing a charcoal-colored shirt and dark jeans, he looks contemplative and distant. Despite his media-dubbed membership in the iconic "Brat Pack" of the 1980s, McCarthy is a loner and has never felt comfortable in a pack. The only pack for him is the backpack he takes with him on his many solitary journeys around the globe for his second career as a well-regarded, award-winning travel writer.
BUSINESS
May 24, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
High-end outdoor clothier and gear maker Patagonia Inc. is out to prove that a company can generate strong sales while being nearly fanatical about environmental concerns. The Ventura company was the first major clothier to make fleece jackets out of recycled bottles. Nearly a third of the power for its headquarters and adjoining child-care center comes from solar. And it donates 1% of its sales to environmental causes. With Patagonia being a privately held company, its finances are not public, but it says it's riding a growth curve.
NEWS
April 29, 2012
The cozy Miyazato Inn is conveniently located a short walk from the center of El Calafate in Patagonia, Argentina. The five rooms are clean and comfortable. The owners, Jorge and Elizabeth Miyazato, treat you like family, ensuring that you get the best of your stay in this beautiful region. Miyazato Inn, 150 Egidio Feruglio, Zona de Chacras, El Calafate, Argentina; 011-54-2902-491953 http://www.interpatagonia.com/miyazatoinn/. Doubles from $80 in low season, $90 in the high season.
OPINION
March 12, 2011 | Patt Morrison
What's with the kitty? Yvon Chouinard invented better, eco-friendly rock-climbing gear in his own smithy. He climbed from a hardscrabble childhood in the Maine backwoods to become a legendary outdoorsman, philanthropist, environmentalist and pioneering businessman, the founder of Patagonia Inc. There probably isn't a major mountain range in the world he hasn't climbed, but it's the slippery slope of global eco-business where he's registered his...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2012 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
Andrew McCarthy chews thoughtfully on a red apple, slowly whittling it down to its core. Sitting at a table in the very back corner of the Blvd. restaurant at the Beverly Wilshire hotel wearing a charcoal-colored shirt and dark jeans, he looks contemplative and distant. Despite his media-dubbed membership in the iconic "Brat Pack" of the 1980s, McCarthy is a loner and has never felt comfortable in a pack. The only pack for him is the backpack he takes with him on his many solitary journeys around the globe for his second career as a well-regarded, award-winning travel writer.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Patagonia Inc., the clothing retailer known for its use of organic cotton, is now training its Earth-friendly eye on food. Specifically, jerky made from wild salmon. The Ventura-based outdoor apparel-maker has begun selling three flavors of its Patagonia Provisions line online and in its more than 50 retail stores. Per founder Yvon Chouinard's operational mantra of sustainable living, Patagonia said it's trying to move the seafood industry away from practices such as overfishing and heavy commercial farming that it claims have depleted wild salmon stocks.
NEWS
January 3, 2012 | By Marc Lifsher
A dozen companies that try to do business in a socially and environmentally conscious way have filed papers with the state to become California's first "benefit corporations. " Chief executives, led by Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, a 56-year-old seller of outdoor apparel and equipment based in Ventura County, marched into the secretary of state's office shortly after it opened Tuesday morning. It was the first business day after a new state law took effect Jan. 1, giving companies an option besides the traditional corporation or nonprofit organization to legally organize themselves.
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