• 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.

  • APD: Seven arrested after search warrant is served

    Seven people were arrested after a search warrant was served Monday morning, March 18, in Atascadero, the Atascadero Police Department reported. At 7 a.m., the Atascadero Police Department with assistance from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department K-9 team served a narcotics-related search warrant in the 5000 block of Olmeda Avenue.

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Stolen vehicle pursuit leads to foot chase in Downtown Atascadero

ATASCADERO — Nearby schools were sheltered in place Tuesday, May 14, while officers chased a man on foot in Downtown Atascadero, the Atascadero Police Department reported. According to officials at approximately 1:19 p.m. Tuesday, afternoon, Atascadero patrol officers were dispatched to the area of Chalk Mountain Liquor regarding a suspicious person.

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Imperial car clubs convene in Atascadero

The Northern and Southern California branches of the Imperial Owners Association made sure that the Morro Bay Car Show wasn’t the only event for motor enthusiasts on the Central Coast, May 4, setting up their collection of classic Chryslers at Atascadero City Hall.

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Eagles fly into semifinals

TEMPLETON — Two North County softball teams continue to bust the CIF Central Section playoff brackets, while a third team is proving its lofty seed is no fluke. All three teams — Atascadero, Paso Robles and Templeton — moved into the semifinals of their respective divisions with wins on Thursday, May 9.

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‘Defend Atascadero’ initiative seeks fire ready populace

Both residents and City staffers in Atascadero compared fire conditions in northern San Luis Obispo County with the devastated Northern California town of Paradise during an informational meeting on Saturday, May 4. “I don't think that is a stretch,” Fire Chief Casey Bryson said, when noting the topographical similarities and nature of the urban-rural connection shared by the two communities. Paradise had a population of approximately 26,000 according to the last census when the 153,000-acre Camp Fire (named for the nearby Camp Creek) tore through the area in 2018.

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Doherty no-hitter sends Hounds to quarterfinals

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero girls softball team had a wild end to their regular season where they lost on senior night to San Luis Obispo, falling a game behind the Bearcats in the standings, only to have the Templeton Eagles beat Paso Robles on their own senior night leaving the door open for the Hounds to tie for the Mountain League title, which they did. Upon earning a piece of the league title, the Hounds were seeded seventh in the CIF Central Section Division 1 playoffs and earned the right to host their opening-round game against Bakersfield-Centennial on Tuesday and cruised to a 6-0 victory on the shoulders of their star pitcher Bailey Doherty.

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Stolen vehicle pursuit leads to foot chase in Downtown Atascadero

ATASCADERO — Nearby schools were sheltered in place Tuesday, May 14, while officers chased a man on foot in Downtown Atascadero, the Atascadero Police Department reported. According to officials at approximately 1:19 p.m. Tuesday, afternoon, Atascadero patrol officers were dispatched to the area of Chalk Mountain Liquor regarding a suspicious person.

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Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival gives back to the Zoo

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival Committee gave the Charles Paddock Zoo $10,000 from the 2018 Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival. Every year the committee donates to the Charles Paddock Zoo and other community organizations using proceeds from the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival, now known as The Central Coast RESERVE Experience. “The 2018 Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival Committee is pleased to donate $10,000 to the Atascadero Charles Paddock Zoo to continue their great work on the animal habitats according to the zoo master plan. It is important to the committee to give back not only to the zoo but to other great community projects that benefit the residents of Atascadero,” said Barbie Butz, chairwoman of the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival Committee.

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Local nonprofit Seneca tackling SLO County’s foster care crisis

ATASCADERO — With Foster Care Awareness Month coming up in May, Atascadero-based adoption and foster care nonprofit Seneca Family of Agencies is ramping up awareness efforts in a push to find more foster families to accommodate the approximately 400 foster children in San Luis Obispo County. The Continuum of Care Reform Act (AB 403), which began implementation in 2016 and will last through 2021, has increased pressure for organizations like Seneca to recruit more foster families. California Department of Social Services states that, under AB 403, group-home foster care “will be primarily utilized only for Short-term Residential Therapeutic Centers … and will be designed to quickly transition children back to their own or another permanent family.”

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New deputy for Shandon

SHANDON — Earlier this month, a new San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office deputy was assigned to patrol the community of Shandon in northern San Luis Obispo County. This is the first time a deputy has been dedicated to serve that community. This position was created after Supervisor John Peschong made the request and the Board of Supervisors later approved funding for the new deputy. This addition should significantly improve response times to Shandon, which is a rural community east of Paso Robles of approximately 1,200 people, the Sheriff’s Office stated.

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Woman extricated from a tree on HWY 41

The Atascadero Fire Department responded to a vehicle into a tree on Highway 41 near Los Altos on Sunday, April 29. Fire personnel utilized hydraulic cutters to remove the roof in order to extricate the occupant. The patient, an unidentified woman, was transported to Sierra Vista Hospital with major injuries.

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    Commentary: Report on first quarter of North County real estate

    The actual number of home sales dropped 16% in the first quarter of 2019 as compared to the first quarter of 2018.

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    Conference on supporting gifted children set for May 4

    SANTA BARBARA — The Central Coast’s only conference on supporting gifted children will be held at La Colina Junior High School in Santa Barbara on Saturday, May 4, from 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. The event, coordinated by the Tri-County GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Council and The Knox School of Santa Barbara, will focus on embracing all sides of gifted children — from Academic to Social and Emotional to Intellectual needs. “The gifted population is often underserved in our culture, and this conference was created to support the adults who are charged with providing for these children and their unique needs,” said Dr. Angela Tanner, Founder of The Knox School of Santa Barbara. “The conference tagline is All Means All because supporting a gifted child in a way that leads them to thrive means that all of their diverse needs must be addressed.”

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    HWY 58 resurfacing project East of Santa Margarita resumes

    COUNTY — A project to resurface 24 miles of Highway 58 from six miles east of Santa Margarita near State Route 229 to the Navajo Creek Bridge resumed on Wednesday, May 1. Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control from near the Junction with State Route 229 to east of Shooting Star Road Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on Friday and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Delays should not exceed 15 minutes. Motorists will also encounter a striping operation next week during the daytime hours within the project limits.

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    Pothole repairs on SR 41 north of HWY 46E begin next week

    COUNTY —A project to repair potholes on Highway 41 from north of the Highway 46 East Interchange to the San Luis Obispo/Kern County line will begin on Monday, May 6, and continue through Thursday, May 9. Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control with a pilot car on State Route 41 from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. This highway maintenance project will resume on State Route 41 beginning Monday, May 13 through Wednesday, May 15. Motorists will encounter traffic control from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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    Letters to the Editor 4-26-19

    This week a letter writer is asking for the public to get behind the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act (H.R.2199).

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    Letters to the Editor 4-19-19

    This week letter writers thank the community for their support and don't think socialism will work.

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    Smaller York project is greenlit

    Months of debate and neighborly recrimination over a project designed to grow food-grade medical cannabis on a ranch seven miles west of “Downtown Templeton,” on Highway 46, came to a close March 26 as lawyers, consultants and San Luis Obispo County Supervisors worked out a deal. Representatives and consultants for the project applicant, Laura Gardner, and of property owners Frank Ricigliano and Sue Sullivan, repeatedly emphasized the scaled-down nature of the project as being one-seventh of the original size. What’s more, they said, the project — once approved in September 2018 before appeal by resident Ian McPhee — had already been proven to meet every aspect of the County’s land use ordinance.

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    Letters to the Editor 4-5-19

    This week's letter writer asks who will enforce the City's ordinance related to what's being recycled.

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Atascadero Holds first National Night Out

The City of Atascadero Police Department joined a national tradition on Tuesday, Aug. 7, with their first-ever Night Out event at Colony Park.Atascadero’s Night Out is part of an annual event dating to 1984, the community-building campaign aims to ‘promote neighborhood safety and police-community partnerships.’ Boy Scouts, members of the city’s police ‘explorer’ program, area nonprofits and businesses hosted booths at the first Night Out Event at Colony Park. (Photos by Rick Evans)


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