About the Colony

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.

About the Colony

2017 offers us all renewed hope

None of us knows what any new year will bring. What it does bring, especially for me, is renewed hope for myself and everyone I know. My optimism doesn’t last long. But for that fleeting moment, like the feeling you get from the warm towel from the dryer, all is right with the world.

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Meet the shelter cats and dogs getting help from the Animals Requesting Friends fund

The Animals Requesting Friends fund at San Luis Obispo County Animal Services makes it possible for many homeless pets to start their lives again by paying for their medical needs and helping to get them healthy. Meet some of those animals, including Cutie the cat, who will get surgery for a damaged inner eyelid. She'll then be available for adoption.
Ellen Perryess San Luis Obispo County Animal Services
Meet the shelter cats and dogs getting help from the Animals Requesting Friends fund 0:53

Meet the shelter cats and dogs getting help from the Animals Requesting Friends fund

Can a life change in just five weeks? Art on the Spectrum in SLO aims to do just that 1:39

Can a life change in just five weeks? Art on the Spectrum in SLO aims to do just that

New 'state-of-the-art' fire engine joins the Five Cities Fire Authority fleet 1:21

New 'state-of-the-art' fire engine joins the Five Cities Fire Authority fleet

Watch: Silicon Valley firm tests flying car over Clear Lake in Northern California 0:40

Watch: Silicon Valley firm tests flying car over Clear Lake in Northern California