Times Past

Times Past

When fire came to San Luis Obispo

Many of today’s mammoth fires, like the Chimney Fire near Lake Nacimiento, affect wilderness areas and communities built in their midst. Earlier fires were the great enemy of cities and towns on America’s western frontier.

Times Past

Mission San Luis Obispo restores St. Vibiana portrait

It was an event that Federico Fellini might have memorialized in film. The remains of a young woman of about 16 were found in Rome’s ancient catacombs in 1853. A marble inscription on her tomb read, “to the soul of the innocent and pure Vibiana.” A laurel wreath that early Christians used to symbolize martyrdom was chiseled above her name.

Videos

Paso Robles residents thank Chimney Fire firefighters

Firefighters say 'it means the world' to them that residents got up early Saturday to cheer as fire crews head for another day battling the Chimney Fire.
Laura Dickinson ldickinson@thetribunenews.com
Paso Robles residents thank Chimney Fire firefighters 1:15

Paso Robles residents thank Chimney Fire firefighters

Highlights from Atascadero's football win over Foothill 1:44

Highlights from Atascadero's football win over Foothill

Tree branch falls near Mission Plaza in downtown SLO 0:14

Tree branch falls near Mission Plaza in downtown SLO

What it's like for firefighters at base camp 1:52

What it's like for firefighters at base camp