Pebble Beach Company

Mik Benedek

The U.S. Open Golf Championship begins with practice rounds at Pebble Beach on Monday.  The event will bring the world’s best golfers, along with an estimated quarter of a million visitors to the Monterey Peninsula. This is not your average tourist traffic and peninsula cities are preparing for the onslaught.

Erika Mahoney

Some ocean pollution, like plastic bags, can float on top of the water. Others, like golf balls, sink. So to raise awareness about this problem, a Santa Cruz artist is turning golf balls from the ocean’s floor into a sculpture. They were collected in the waters off Pebble Beach by a teen diver.

Erika Mahoney

Pebble Beach is an expensive place to live. The gated-community also has resorts and golf courses. Many of the 1700 people who work for the Pebble Beach Company commute. But now, some of them won’t have to.