Community Columns & Blogs

About the Colony

Work begins on Atascadero’s new pedestrian bridge and plaza

Work is underway on what I consider the most significant improvements in Atascadero’s downtown since the Sunken Gardens improvement project about 15 years ago, writes Tribune columnist Lon Allan. The Centennial Bridge and Plaza Project, when completed, will result in significant improvements around the area, from the newly completed Atascadero Middle High School to El Camino Real, including Atascadero Creek and Colony Square.

About the Colony

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

A high-flying show from SLO's Suspended Motion Aerial Arts Academy

Dancers from San Luis Obispo’s Suspended Motion Aerial Arts Academy perform Cirque du Soleil-style stunts in mid-air while suspended from silks, hoops and ropes. Watch the speed and grace of the hoop performance.
A high-flying show from SLO's Suspended Motion Aerial Arts Academy 1:46

A high-flying show from SLO's Suspended Motion Aerial Arts Academy

Cal Poly students protest Lauren Southern's 'Traditional Women' event 2:13

Cal Poly students protest Lauren Southern's 'Traditional Women' event

Conservative activist Lauren Southern speaks at Cal Poly 5:03

Conservative activist Lauren Southern speaks at Cal Poly

Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg team up to form The Rides 2:12

Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg team up to form The Rides