• Twin Cities Community Hospital receives Quality Achievement Award

    Twin Cities Community Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

  • New Templeton Advisory Group assembles

    The Templeton Area Advisory Group (TAAG) has reorganized following its elections last month, seating new members and electing new officers and committee chairs for 2019-2020. New board members Jon De Morales (delegate), Rocky Spurgeon (first alternate delegate), and Marie Roth (second alternate delegate) were seated based on the results of the March elections, while incumbents Chris Cobey and Bruce Jones were re-seated as delegates based on their re-election.

  • Twin Cities Hospital celebrates Doctor’s Day

    The Central Coast Market – Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton – celebrated National Doctors’ Day, March 30, by paying tribute to its physicians for their service, skill and compassion.

  • ‘Clutter-to-Cash’ Yard Sale is April 20

    Templeton’s Annual Community-wide Yard Sale Clutter to Cash is back. Over 75-100 garage and yard sales will be held throughout the community starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.

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CBD shop on the way

Megan's Organic Market, with a CBD shop in Morro Bay, is in the process of expanding to Atascadero. A separate dispensary site is in the works in San Luis Obispo.

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Principal Ave. development approved

A proposed 52-unit residential, mixed-use, development at the corner of Principal Avenue and El Camino Real got the Atascadero City Council’s official stamp of approval after a public hearing June 25.

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County Clerk’s wife charged with taking band funds

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow announced earlier this week that charges were filed against Sherry Gong alleging that she embezzled funds from the Atascadero High School Band and Pageantry Booster Club. Gong, 47, is the wife of San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong.

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Keenan Howell earns spot on National team.

ATASCADERO — Teenager Keenan Howell is putting Atascadero on the map the way few have been able and in less time than any bar none. Howell, 15, is a trampoline prodigy with a work ethic that matches his insane talent. Howell uprooted his small town, every-day life over a year ago to move into a small apartment in Rancho Santa Margarita on his own in the pursuit of something great and in one year’s time has achieved everything he set out to do. Howell is now a member of USA Gymnastics, yes, Team USA Gymnastics.

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SLO Co.’s HEET expanding South

With a Post Office Box registered in Nipomo, membership of the Horse Emergency Evacuation Team are spread through the rural areas of the SLO County, North and South, but that’s changing. This year there’s a push onto organize in the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County. After fires swept through forests to the South and East last year, the need for the group became more apparent, said the organization's president, the registration, volunteer drive and formation of long-term working relationships are ongoing.

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APD: Burglary arrest made with the use of modern security system and K-9 team

ATASCADERO — Atascadero police officers responded on Saturday, June 29, to a call of a burglary in progress at approximately 11:50 p.m. at Felix’s Barbershop, 8420 El Camino Real, Atascadero. According to the Atascadero Police Department just prior to the officer’s arrival, the individual ran from the scene and eluded officers for a short period of time.

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Fires continue to burn within the communities of the North County

NORTH COUNTY — Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County responded to a garage and outbuilding that were fully engulfed in fire along with two acres of nearby vegetation in Paso Robles on June 23. Cal Fire San Luis Obispo arrived at about 4:51 p.m. and was able to clear the area in about an hour. They were assisted by Paso Robles Fire Department, Camp Roberts Fire Department, and San Miguel Fire Department. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Master Gardeners now taking applications

COUNTY — Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming 2020 UC Master Gardener training class. The training class teaches research-based sustainable landscape practices. Certified Master Gardeners then extend that knowledge to residents of the county through workshops, newspaper articles, garden helplines, social media and other outreach efforts. Topics included during the training are botany, soils, entomology, irrigation, propagation, and more. Classes are taught by experts from the University of California and Cal Poly.

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Fireworks and Fourth of July events ready to go

NORTH COUNTY — For many celebrating the Fourth of July involves barbecues, going to the beach or park and setting off fireworks. However, due to the risk of fires in our area, many cities, and the county have banned all fireworks to limit the risk of fires. Throughout the County of San Luis Obispo, all fireworks are banned by ordinance and are illegal to use, sell, or possess in the county unless otherwise permitted. Only two communities allow the use of safe and sane fireworks: Templeton and San Miguel.

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Twin Cities Community Hospital takes part in cereal drive

Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, which houses the only dedicated pediatric unit in San Luis Obispo County, led a community effort to provide area children struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive benefiting The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. The drive kicked off Friday, June 7, and ran through Friday, June 14.

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  • Opinion

    Letters to the Editor 7-12-19

    This week a letter writer representing the Optimist Club offers thanks.

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    Striping project resumes this week on Highway 46 East

    COUNTY — A project to replace the roadway striping and pavement markers will resume on Highway 46 East beginning Tuesday, July 9 in the following locations: Motorists will encounter lane closures in both directions on Hwy. 46 East from the US 101 Interchange to East of Airport on Tuesday, July 9 during the overnight hours from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

  • Opinion

    Letters to the Editor 6-28-19

    Letter writer takes issue with local columnist.

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    Dominguez Fire damages one home in its path

    CALIFORNIA VALLEY — A vegetation fire in California Valley damaged a home on June 14, Cal Fire San Luis Obispo County reported. At 12:13 p.m., Cal Fire San Luis Obispo units responded to the fire that was held to 15 acres and 80% contained. Firefighters were able to stop the spread, while also battling the structure fire.

  • Opinion

    Commentary: The military-industrial complex strikes again

    A few months ago some friends and I visited the Pearl Harbor National Memorial complex in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The primary exhibits were designed (or deigned, I should say, for the complex was multi-layered, as we shall see) to honor those in the military that lost their lives in the surprise attack on the U.S. Navy and Air Force at Pearl Harbor and other parts of Oahu and the Hawaiian islands by the Japanese Air Force on December 7, 1941.

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    Highway 1 paving between Harmony and Cambria begins next week

    COUNTY — A project to resurface the pavement on Highway 1 from just north of Harmony Valley Road to Cambria Pines Road will begin on Monday, June 10. Motorists will encounter alternating lane closures with flaggers Sunday night through Friday morning from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. Construction will also take place Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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    Highway 46 East striping improvement project begins next week

    COUNTY — A project to replace the roadway striping and pavement markers began on Highway 46 East on Sunday, June 2. Motorists will encounter lane closures in each direction of Highway 46 East from west of Lucy Brown Road to the Kern County Line Sunday night through Friday morning during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists can expect minimal delays during this roadwork.

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    Recipes to get your summer started on the right foot

    The month of June heralds a multitude of activities and celebrations, from Father’s Day to graduations and weddings. And then there’s the start of the Summer Concerts in the North County communities, the Optimist Wine Festival Golf Tournament, and of course, the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival Reserve Experience!

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2019 Templeton Fourth of July Parade

Thousands of people lined the streets of Templeton for the annual Fourth of July Parade. The event featured plenty of red, white and blue and started with a Pancake Breakfast in the park put on by Templeton Firefighter’s Association. The parade is put on each year by the Rotary Club of Templeton and began at 10 a.m. More than 60 entries, including four grand marshals, made their way on the circular parade route — up Crocker Street and back down Main Street from 1st to 8th streets. Following the parade, there was live music and food and craft vendors at the Templeton Park until 3 p.m. (Photos by Brian Williams)