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  • DiCaprio, Obama join in pledge to protect the ocean

    DiCaprio, Obama join in pledge to protect the ocean
    Actor Leonardo DiCaprio joined President Barack Obama Tuesday in a pledge to protect the ocean. The Washington Post reports DiCaprio plans to spend $7 million over the next two years on marine conservation, while Obama vowed to use his executive...
  • Obama to order major expansion of ocean sanctuary in Pacific

    President Obama announced a series of measures Tuesday to protect parts of the world’s oceans, including the creation of a marine sanctuary that would close a large swath of the central Pacific to fishing and energy development. The plan would...
  • Island nation of Kiribati bans commercial fishing in part of Pacific

    Island nation of Kiribati bans commercial fishing in part of Pacific
    Kiribati will prohibit commercial fishing in a swath of ocean that is a major spawning ground for tuna, the Pacific island nation’s president said this week, not long before President Obama announced U.S. plans to protect top marine areas and...
  • And the Beats Go On: Dr. Dre Buys and Sells

    SELLER: Dr. Dre and Nicole Threatt LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $35,000,000 SIZE: 9,696 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Now that music industry mogul Dr. Dre has done dropped an eye-popping $40 million on Giselle...
  • Jimmy Buffett Buys Margaritaville West

    BUYER: Jimmy and Jane Buffett LOCATION: Beverly Hills, Calif. PRICE: $8,250,000 SIZE: 4,322 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Jimmy Buffett, He-Rah of Margaritaville fame and fortune, enjoys a reputation among his legions of fans --...
  • Film Review: 'Godzilla'

    Someone should tell Warner Bros. that when they've got a presence as big as Godzilla, they don't need movie stars, because frankly, who remembers the characters in a rampaging-kaiju movie anyway? Still, just to be safe, the studio has stuffed Gareth...
  • Olympian-turned-war-hero Louis Zamperini is Rose Parade grand marshal

    Olympian-turned-war-hero Louis Zamperini is Rose Parade grand marshal
    An Olympic athlete who went on to become a World War II hero and inspire a bestselling novel, Louis Zamperini, was named the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade’s grand marshal Friday in Pasadena. The 97-year-old war veteran's life demonstrates...
  • Ocean Research Project is Annapolis-based sailor Matt Rutherford's latest endurance adventure

    Ocean Research Project is Annapolis-based sailor Matt Rutherford's latest endurance adventure
    Having circumnavigated the Americas on his own, Annapolis-based sailor Matt Rutherford has turned his attention to researching plastics' effects on environment Matt Rutherford is more comfortable on water than he is on land. As he sat recently for an...
  • New Aquarium of the Pacific exhibit to honor the steelhead

    New Aquarium of the Pacific exhibit to honor the steelhead
    Steelhead trout once packed the natural pools of Southern California's spawning rivers — that is, until the waterways were transformed into concrete drainage canals in the 1930s to protect the burgeoning flatlands from flooding. The last steelhead...
  • Stowaway survives flight from San Jose to Maui in jet's wheel well

    A 16-year-old boy survived a harrowing trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean Sunday after climbing into the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet flying from San Jose to Maui, emerging unharmed despite freezing temperatures and a lack of oxygen on a...
  • El Niño showing signs of further development

    El Niño showing signs of further development
    El Niño has shown signs of further development since forecasters issued a watch for the global climate pattern a month ago. Observations of Pacific Ocean surface temperatures along the equator show warm water being pushed deeper, according to the...