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  • Community invited to get a taste of Cuesta College at Cougar Welcome Days

    PASO ROBLES — The public is invited to come onto Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles campuses during the month of April to get a taste of college life and register for courses during the college’s inaugural Cougar Welcome Days. Potential students and their families will have the opportunity to tour the campus, learn about Career Technical Education and academic programs from faculty, and speak with financial aid representatives who can assist with filling out FAFSA and Dream Act forms. In addition, college representatives will be on hand to assist in the registration process for both the upcoming Summer and Fall 2018 semesters. “Cougar Welcome Days is the college’s official introduction to everyone who has decided to start – or continue – their education at Cuesta College,” said Cuesta College Director of Outreach, Orientation and Success Activities Jeffery Alexander.

  • Kids celebrated in two events

    THE NORTH COUNTY – The North County will celebrate children and families this April on March 20 by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors declared April the “Month of the Child” and “Child Abuse Prevention Month”. First 5 SLO County and all of its partners invite you to save the date for the upcoming events in the North County dedicated to our youngest citizens, and honoring their value in our community. Atascadero Children’s Day in the Park will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Atascadero Lake Park. Take in all the fun activities for families complete with carnival wristbands and rides on the Elk’s Train. Learn about local resources and programs available to support children and families. This year’s event will be in conjunction with Earth Day at the Charles Paddock Zoo.

  • Public input needed for county-wide parks study

    SAN LUIS OBISPO — The County of San Luis Obispo has commissioned a Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment and Trends Analysis survey as part of an effort to gather information on the needs and wants of the community. Input from the community is an important part of this process and helps the County to tailor priorities to reflect the community’s desires and needs.

  • Spring Festival kicks off at the zoo

    Atascadero — The Charles Paddock Zoo’s annual springtime celebration returns beginning Saturday, March 24, as the only zoo in San Luis Obispo County welcomes everyone’s favorite springtime backyard babies. Come see the little feathered friends and our new Bug Zone during the Spring Festival before the feathery and fuzzy fun ends on April 8! As always, these charming and adorable little ones are free to visit with a standard zoo admission ticket.

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Sheriff s carry Naloxone

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Sheriff ’s Office, in cooperation with the County Emergency Medical Services agency, has announced on May 16 that it is the first law enforcement agency in the County to begin carrying and administering Naloxone to victims of opioid overdose. Naloxone is considered an “overdose antidote” and can reverse the effects of powerful opioids. In many cases, an overdose may cause a person to stop breathing and ultimately lead to death. Naloxone, which is also known by its brand name Narcan, is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications.

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Atascadero family awakens to a stranger on the couch

ATASCADERO — A Santa Lucia Road resident called police May 8 after finding a stranger performing a lewd act in her home. Cierra Romero called police at approximately 7:20 a.m. after finding Jose Arnolda Cantu, 39, of Atascadero, allegedly performing a lewd act on her couch.

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Traffic Records jazzes up Atascadero

“We’re not an antique store,” Owner Manuel Barba said. “We’re not a museum. We are a competitively-priced record store that caters to every person in this community. We get kids who come in with 20 bucks in their pocket and walk out with two records.”

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Woods breaks ground on spay/neuter clinic

“We are thrilled to be on our way to opening SLO County’s first public high-volume, high-quality spay/neuter clinic,” said Jill Tucker, Executive Director of Woods Humane Society. “Ensuring that spay/neuter services are both accessible and affordable is a critical component to creating a humane community. This new clinic will positively impact thousands of animals and the residents who care for them for years to come.”

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North County Christian holds “Principal for a Day” and Science Fair

On April 13, Kate Conrad (2nd grade) and Kristen Conrad (4th grade) were co-principals. On April 20, Izzi Smith (5th grade) was principal. And on May 18, Haley Suderman (7th grade) and Lily Suderman (7th grade) ran the school for a day.

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    Mustang driver collides with semi

    PASO ROBLES — The driver of a 2007 Ford Mustang died in a fatal collision with a semi truck Monday, April 30 on State Route 41 north of an olive farm near Cholame. The driver has not yet been identified pending notification of next of kin.

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    New Behavioral Health unit set for jail

    SAN LUIS OBISPO — Sheriff Parkinson and the Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation (SAF) announced on April 25, that plans are moving forward for a new Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) at the San Luis Obispo County Jail. The BHU will provide behavioral therapy services and housing for inmates suffering from mental illness. Sheriff Parkinson met with the SAF to discuss the idea of private funding for the BHU. Parkinson has stated numerous times that this is an issue that affects the community as a whole, so it is natural to make this a community-funded facility. The SAF is in support of the project and has identified it as one of their major projects.

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    Board of Supervisors adopts road paving priority list for new SB 1

    SAN LUIS OBISPO — Earlier in April the Board of Supervisors took action approving the list of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 road paving projects for submittal to the California Transportation Commission required by the Road Repair and Accountability Act, Senate Bill 1 (SB1). The road segments have been selected from the five-year asphalt overlay list of the Pavement Management Program available at www.slocounty.ca.gov.

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    Police conduct saturation patrols for Cinco de Mayo

    NORTH COUNTY — In the United States, the Cinco de Mayo holiday is often associated with parties and alcohol. If you’re celebrating with friends and family this weekend, remember that at the end of the night, you need to have a safe and sober ride home. Police, Sheriff and the CHP will be out in force looking for the telltale sign of impaired driving this weekend. In the rush to prepare for a night out, it’s easy to forget the most important Cinco de Mayo plan of all: designating a sober driver. Some may think they can play it by ear and wait until after the party has started to decide whether they’re “okay to drive.” By this point, it’s too late. Going out for a night of drinking without a plan for getting home safely is a recipe for disaster.

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    Community Unity launches in North County

    ATASCADERO — This week, the Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press, along with several area businesses, will launch an exciting new campaign designed to highlight the goods and services offered locally in north San Luis Obispo County. The year-long ‘Community Unity’ campaign will kick off with a special four-page insert in today’s paper and participating businesses will have a variety of posters, window clings, mats, pens and other fun items to show that they are participating in the campaign. The theme is “Shop, Play, Stay” and the purpose of the project is to encourage residents to support local businesses.

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    Caltrans improves Hwy 101 ramp at Las Tablas Rd

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Caltrans will begin a project tonight to install Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps at the southbound on-ramp to US Highway 101 at Las Tablas Road in Templeton.

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    35th Wildflower Triathlon celebrates the roots of the sport

    MONTEREY — At the 35th anniversary edition of the Wildflower Experience Triathlon, Kevin Jervis from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Katherine Hoolihan from the University of California, Berkeley captured the collegiate titles at the 2018 Wildflower Experience Triathlon. More than 1,800 athletes competed in the Wildflower Olympic course event, which included 1.5K swim, a 40K bike ride, and 10K run.

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    Wildflower Triathlon returns for 35th year

    BRADLEY — On the weekend of May 4-6, Wildflower Experience, one of the most historic triathlons in the sport, will return for its 35th year to host several world-class triathletes competing for the championship against one another and the merciless elements surrounding Lake San Antonio. Racing the original Wildflower Long Course, former mens and womens Wildflower Champions will attempt to conquer one of the toughest courses in triathlon.

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Father/daughter dance comes to Atascadero Lake Pavilion

Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and others with special young ladies in their lives gathered at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion Friday and Saturday nights for an evening of music, dancing, desserts and more during Visit Atascadero's annual Father/daughter Dance.


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