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Major flap over Pepsi ad was unwarranted

Tribune columnist Lon Allan says he can’t seem to understand the social media eruption over the recent Pepsi commercial starring Kendall Jenner. Too many people can be whipped into a fury these days — and that is not good for any of us, Allan writes.

Over the Hill

If Salinas Dam is expanded, North County should get the water

Our two county supervisors from the North County visited Washington, D.C., this week seeking federal money for San Luis Obispo County projects. One project would almost double the capacity of the Salinas Reservoir, also known as Santa Margarita Lake. But a big question on the mind of columnist Phil Dirkx is: Where would the water go?

Videos

Divers clean up trash from the Harford Pier in Old Port

Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach hosts a "Dive Clean Up" for Harford Pier on Saturday, April 22, 2017, and recruit volunteer divers to help clean up trash and debris under and around the pier.
Divers clean up trash from the Harford Pier in Old Port 0:43

Divers clean up trash from the Harford Pier in Old Port

Marches for Science pop up across the U.S. and the world 0:47

Marches for Science pop up across the U.S. and the world

DIY: How to make Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino at home 3:33

DIY: How to make Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino at home

Jordan Hasay talks about the loss of her mother and success at Boston Marathon 2:30

Jordan Hasay talks about the loss of her mother and success at Boston Marathon