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February 7, 2014 |
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.
January 15, 2014 |
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.
January 7, 2014 |
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.
January 7, 2014 |
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.
August 18, 2013 |
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.
August 7, 2013 |
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.