As a member of our community, Atascadero native, and media producer, I spent the last decade keeping a close eye on the development of our community, and the last few years studying local media, public discourse, social media discussions, and community commentary.

When I returned home to Atascadero in 2006, I saw a community filled with potential, and chose to raise my family here in what I considered then and now as the best city on the Central Coast. No place is perfect, but the potential that Atascadero holds is second-to-none. We are a community filled with hard-working, down-to-earth, motivated people who believe in the city of Greyhounds. Our unique history, and location on the Central Coast, make us an attractive destination for those who want our hometown feel and access to the best of what California has to offer — whether they are natives, new residents, or visitors to our city.

My work with the local newspaper, nonprofits, events, and businesses in Atascadero gave me the experience and confidence that now is the right time to give a glossy cover and beautiful presentation to our local heroes, business icons, and special place in the Central Coast lifestyle.

I would like to introduce Colony Magazine — The Central Coast Lifestyle Magazine. Myself and a hand-picked editorial staff will bring you delectable content, practical information, compelling stories, and uplifting messages about our city and the greater Central Coast.

Colony Magazine will offer features on the great things to do, see, and be a part of in Atascadero and the surrounding Central Coast area. Take a look!

  • Local people
  • Places of interest
  • Events
  • Organizations
  • Outdoor activities
  • Entertainment
  • Dining
  • Travel
  • Business Trends
  • Community Development
  • Kids
  • Sports, Fitness & Athletics
  • Technology
  • Small Business
  • Art & Music
  • More!

Colony Magazine will publish quarterly online through 2017, with plans to move to a monthly publication as soon as possible. We want everyone in Atascadero to see the great things happening in a format that everyone can enjoy with bright colors, glossy images, entertaining editorial content, and information for all ages.

This an exciting new step for me, and I hope for Atascadero. I look forward to serving you in this new capacity, and I invite you to support in our inaugural Summer edition.


Nicholas Mattson

Publisher, Colony Magazine


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