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March 19, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Last spring, the creators of the Pebble smartwatch shocked the tech community when their Kickstarter campaign raised $10 million .  It was still a long road from when the campaign closed in May to when Pebble finally started shipping its first smartwatches to backers in January. And while the initial batch of watches came out in a slow trickle, the pace kicked up in late February and early March. And now, 10 months later, Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky is thrilled with the reception the product is receiving and to finally be getting feedback from users.
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March 2, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun the yearlong process that could lead to halting construction on the controversial Pebble Mine, stakeholders in Alaska's bountiful Bristol Bay are weighing in. There is celebration over what could be possible protection for the world's most productive sockeye salmon fishery. There is wariness about a process that could impede progress on the largest open pit mine in North America. And there is also a lot of anger up in the Last Frontier, where many of the region's deeply independent residents bristle at what they view as the federal government's meddling in their affairs.
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OPINION
October 5, 2003
Humans love it when they spot anything resembling a human trait in animals. They're so like us, aren't they? Dogs who tilt their heads can only be silently querying; it couldn't possibly be a crick in the neck. Cats who come when called. Birds who converse and mimic. Affectionate animals who care for humans as individuals and couldn't possibly be sucking up like phonies. It's all unbelievably cute and makes humans feel like they're in charge.
NATIONAL
February 28, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Friday toward possibly halting construction of the largest open-pit mine in North America, declaring that Alaska's Bristol Bay -- home to the most productive sockeye salmon fishery on Earth -- must be protected from what could be irreversible damage. "Extensive scientific study has given us ample reason to believe that the Pebble Mine would likely have significant and irreversible negative impacts on the Bristol Bay watershed and its abundant salmon fisheries," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters Friday in announcing the agency's decision.
HOME & GARDEN
July 18, 2009 | Emily Green
Once you're resolved to use gravel as ground cover, the questions stack up. Where to buy it? How to choose it? How much is enough? Leaving aside glam rock, the best all-around garden choice is usually pea gravel. This term means two things. First, as the name suggests, an individual piece is roughly the size of a pea. Second, when quarry or building supply merchants use it, it is also often the name for a rugged gravel that, at $30 or so a ton, is keenly priced but sharp-edged.
SPORTS
February 3, 2002
Fred Couples appears to be in a quandary about how to hit his second shot on the par-three 12th hole at Pebble Beach Saturday after the ball came to rest on a folding chair near the green.
REAL ESTATE
November 9, 1986 | BUSTER SUSSMAN
Judy Blume, New York author of such best sellers as "Iggie's House," "Super Fudge" and "Forever," writes about the most personal problems anyone can face. Her books explore such traumas as being a fat preteen, having a first period, masturbating and premarital sex. But there's one problem she hasn't written about--overweight and over-watered potted trees. It's a problem for her because she owns a Manhattan penthouse.
HOME & GARDEN
October 1, 2011
On the cover In October 1951, the Los Angeles Times Home Magazine cover featured some forward-thinking designs of the day along with a headline that declared: "What Makes the California Look. " Sixty years later, the Home section is adding a question mark: "What Makes the California Look?" We took key elements of the 1951 vignette — indoor armchair, patio chair, planter, fire feature and so on. With those categories as our guide, we identified California designers and manufacturers who embodied modern living in some way, be it through technological innovation, craftsmanship, sustainable materials, inspired form or smart function.
NEWS
January 15, 1987 | JACK SMITH
We drove over to Puerto Santo Tomas on Friday morning. It is two miles over a very bad road to the port, which is nothing but a fishing camp, a collection of shacks and immobile trailers, a defunct and indescribably squalid motel and a barren store that is rarely open. There is something mysterious about the port. It is in the Twilight Zone. It clings to a dark stony point that crumbles down to a starkly beautiful cove on the open sea, and curves protectively around a harbor in the bay.
REAL ESTATE
October 27, 1991 | JOEL RAPP, Rapp is a Los Angeles free-lance writer , the gardening editor of Redbook magazine and is heard Sunday mornings on KGIL radio.
"How's your fern?" Once a humorous greeting offered by Steve Allen, this has always been and will continue to be a serious question to indoor gardeners. Every year, millions of indoor plant enthusiasts wrestle with the sometimes difficult task of keeping ferns alive in a home environment.
NATIONAL
February 28, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - The Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Friday toward possibly halting construction of the largest open-pit mine in North America, declaring that Alaska's Bristol Bay - home to the most productive sockeye salmon fishery on Earth - must be protected. "Extensive scientific study has given us ample reason to believe that the Pebble Mine would likely have significant and irreversible negative impacts on the Bristol Bay watershed and its abundant salmon fisheries," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters Friday morning.
SPORTS
February 7, 2014 | By Matt Wilhalme
At 83 years old, Clint Eastwood is still playing the hero, even when he's not on in front of the camera. At a volunteer party Wednesday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Eastwood, who has played in the event and now serves as the chairman of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, saved the life of tournament director Steve John by performing the Heimlich manuever. "I was drinking water and eating these little appetizers, threw down a piece of cheese and it just didn't work," John said, according to the Associated Press.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Clint Eastwood came to the rescue on the eve of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, performing the Heimlich maneuver on the event's chief executive at a dinner to honor volunteers. “I saw that look in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes,” Eastwood told the Carmel Pine Cone , the local newspaper. The event's director, Steve John, was snacking on hors d'oeuvres Wednesday night when a piece of cheese got stuck in his throat, setting the stage for Eastwood's rescue.
NATIONAL
January 15, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - The largest open-pit mine in North America, proposed for Alaska's wild and remote Bristol Bay region, would have a devastating effect on the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery and the Alaska Natives and fishermen who depend on it, according to a federal report released Wednesday. After completing three years of scientific study, conducting eight hearings and sifting through more than a million public comments, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concluded that the proposed Pebble Mine could destroy up to 94 miles of streams where salmon spawn and migrate and up to 5,350 acres of wetlands, ponds and lakes.
NEWS
January 7, 2014 | By Christopher Reynolds
Pebble Beach, the high-end golf retreat on 17-Mile Drive between Carmel and Monterey, is offering a winter Romance Package that can knock $160 per night off the resort's usual rates. The deal, good through March 31, covers garden-view rooms at the luxurious Inn at Spanish Bay, which carry standard rates starting at $635 nightly. For as little as $525 (yes, still a high-end price), couples get a night at the inn, a bottle of Champagne at check-in and a $50 breakfast voucher, redeemable at neighboring Roy's at Pebble Beach or through room service.
BUSINESS
January 7, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
LAS VEGAS -- Pebble has rolled out the second edition of its popular smartwatch and it's worth checking out. The new Pebble Steel is a premium version of the wearable gadget that costs $249 -- $100 more than its predecessor. Live updates: More fireworks as T-Mobile CEO booted from AT&T party Internally, the Steel functions the same as the original Pebble. It connects to a user's smartphone through Bluetooth to relay messages, function as music remote control and run apps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The article in Boxing Illustrated magazine years ago was headlined optimistically, "Boxing Needs a New Federal Commissioner--Me." "Boxing needs a person with the guts, determination and experience to put it back into the American way of life, where it belongs," the article stated. "I, Frankie Goodman, am that man. I have done more in all phases of boxing than any other man the whole world over." He didn't become a commissioner, but he may have been right about his qualifications.
SPORTS
February 10, 2003 | Thomas Bonk
It played more like June than the first week of February, so it may be no coincidence that Pebble Beach Golf Links seems to be back in sights of the U.S. Open. The USGA has already opened discussions with the Pebble Beach Company about staging the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, which last hosted the national championship in 2000 when Tiger Woods won. The USGA already has decided its Open courses through 2009. At this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, conditions were similar to a U.S.
AUTOS
August 18, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Though the older sheet metal gets all the attention Sunday at Pebble Beach during the Concours d'Elegance, fans of the future are also treated to some eye candy. Organizers for years have hosted automakers large and small on the putting green outside Pebble Beach Lodge. Here are some of the highlights from this year's Concept Lawn. BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé: This concept made its North American debut Sunday at Pebble. It was originally shown at the 2013 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in May in Cernobbio, Italy - possibly the only other classic car show in the world that rivals the stature of Pebble Beach.
AUTOS
August 7, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
Happiness may be impossible to put a value on, but exclusivity comes with a firm price. That much will be evident next weekend at Pebble Beach, as an ultra-rare 1967 Ferrari 275 rolls across the auction block. The car is one of only 10 ever made, according to RM Auctions, which will put it up for bidding on Saturday, Aug 17. Officially known as a 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider, such exclusivity has pushed the car's pre-sale estimate to between $14 million and $17 million, including commission.
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