Times Past

Times Past

With war looming, Camp SLO needed a laugh. Abbott and Costello obliged.

The U.S. War Department leased Camp Merriam (later named Camp San Luis Obispo) from the California National Guard. The camp had been created in 1928 with 5,800 acres. Through local agents, the War Department purchased and leased former dairy farms, enlarging the facility by another 4,685 acres. It would serve a dual purpose in both training troops and having a military base near the coast capable of opposing an enemy landing.

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.

Videos

Tour a Mediterranean garden blooming in Morro Bay

Cal Poly Liberal Arts Dean Doug Epperson and his wife, Amy Phenix, have created a drought-resistant garden that features bougainvillea, ice plant, blooming vines, geraniums and succulents.
David Middlecamp The Tribune
Tour a Mediterranean garden blooming in Morro Bay 0:52

Tour a Mediterranean garden blooming in Morro Bay

SLO Vocal Arts Ensemble fills the the Mission with holiday song 1:39

SLO Vocal Arts Ensemble fills the the Mission with holiday song

South County Holiday Parade gets groovy in Grover Beach 1:23

South County Holiday Parade gets groovy in Grover Beach

Live and work in paradise: Find a job at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California 1:55

Live and work in paradise: Find a job at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California