• Mixed-use project headed to Council

    “The 400 square-foot commercial space on the ground floor of each unit could be used for offices, artist studios, or small retail commercial,” Senior Planner Callie Taylor said, adding the corner lot is approved for a drive-through car wash.

  • Teachers ask for fair pay

    “Our low salary standard in the county makes it hard to retain teachers — makes it hard to hire teachers,” AHS teacher Robin Dery said after presenting graphs of various teacher salaries..."

  • Need a space for a startup?

    The City of Atascadero has partnered with the Atascadero Chamber, the Atascadero Economic Foundation and the Economic Vitality Corporation to explore the possibility of a coworking/business start-up space in Atascadero. If you or someone you know is interested, please follow this link to take a quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Co-workingSpace

  • Alleged student assault awaits DA investigation

    “It’s under review,” Assistant District Attorney Lee Cunningham said. “If we make a decision that it’s appropriate to file a criminal charge then we prepare it and file a complaint with the court, but the determination hasn’t been made yet.”

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Fire Station provides sand to protect against flooding

“With the heavy rainfall occurring here this week and with the massive mudslides that took place overnight in Santa Barbara County, I'd like to remind all of our residents that they should be sure to check and clear any storm drains, culverts, drain pipes, ditches and waterways located on their property the help ensure unimpeded water flow,” said City Manager Rachelle Rickard at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

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Jim Prostovich honored

“I like being presented with challenges,” Jim Prostovich said about his job at the newspaper. “I know that sounds kinda cliché, but I like to figure out the solution to things.”

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Holiday Tree Collections Have Begun

ATASCADERO – According to Waste Management, curbside tree collection will take place on scheduled collection days until January 12, 2018. Collectors ask that neighbors please remove all decorations, including tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree stands. The tree cannot go fully into the bin and must not be inside a bag. It must be sawed into three-foot pieces and placed inside the green waste cart.

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Pig rescue faces issues with local ordinance

“And they’re thinking they’re literally getting this tiny housepet,” K&M Mini Pot Belly Pig Rescue Owner Marilu Elder said. “What happens is they outgrow that 25 pounds, guaranteed, and they don’t want it anymore. It becomes a burden. A 50, 100 or 150 pound pet that nobody knows what to do with.”

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Fire damages home on Curbaril Avenue

A fire caused extensive damages to a home on the 7800 block of Curbaril Avenue Wednesday evening. A contractor working on the home reported the fire around 5:30 p.m. according to Atascadero Fire Chief Casey Bryson, who said the home is currently undergoing renovations and doesn’t contain any belongings or furnishings.

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    Provisions of food for those in need at Santa Rosa Elementary location

    According to Kathy Peterson, a Kiwanis volunteer, her club is hoping more people find out about their food program. She said she’s seeing about 20 people showing up at the Santa Rosa parking lot each week, but they have plenty of food for more – an entire truck load of food.

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    Blood Drive to be held at Walmart

    “Nobody expects to need blood, but it is important to ensure that it is available, especially during the holiday season,” said Mona Kleman, Senior Donor Recruitment Manager.

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    Chamber chooses new board

    Templeton — Four new Templeton Chamber Board members have been announced after a recent membership vote. New board members will serve a three year term beginning in January of 2018, joining current and ongoing board members in the leadership and governing of the Chamber of Commerce.

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    AMS holds ribbon-cutting

    ATASCADERO — Atascadero Unified celebrated the completion of new construction and modernization of the Atascadero Middle School (formerly the junior high) by holding an official ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday evening . New construction began in April of 2015 and was completed September of 2017.

  • Obituaries

    Harold E. Ford

    Born on August 15, 1922 in Otsego, Ohio, he went to the Lord on August 31, 2017 in Paso Robles. Survived by his wife Dolores Ford and his children, Shirley Todd, Ann Wright, and Mark Ford. He was married to Dolores Ford, the love of his life for 54 years. He was a hard working devoted family man. He was a proud veteran of both World War ll and the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed playing cards, trips to the casino, and fishing. He will be most remembered for his generous heart, kind spirit, and sense of humor. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass at Saint Rose Catholic Church in Paso Robles on Saturday, September 16 at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Wounded Warriors, St. Jude’s, or Red Cross.

  • Opinion

    A bridge to nowhere?

    This week construction began in earnest on the Colony Plaza project and a new footbridge was installed across Atascadero Creek, joining Colony Square (home of Galaxy Theater) with a new plaza and parking area on the north side of the creek and the Sunken Gardens beyond. The bridge has been the subject of a lot of controversy in the community and criticisms that it’s a “bridge to nowhere,” connecting one empty lot to another and within half a block of another bridge in either direction to boot. But I don’t think the critics are seeing the bigger picture — the bridge is just another baby step toward the transformation of the downtown area.

  • Entertainment

    Tacos and Trump: Trevor Noah comes to Paso

    The star of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah performed a stand up show on Saturday night from at Vina Robles Amphitheater. It was a perfect, Central Coast summer night. As Noah walked to center stage the last few minutes of daylight danced a

  • Sports

    Spencer Howard drafted

    On Monday evening, the dreams of one local athlete came true. Spencer Howard, Cal Poly sophomore and former Templeton Eagle pitcher was drafted in the second round of the Major-League Baseball Draft. Taken with the 45th pick overall by the Phillies, accor

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Miss California Mid-State Fair Queen crowned at pageant

Fair festivities kicked off Tuesday with the 2017 Miss California Mid-State Fair Pageant, where Adrianne Stultz, of Atascadero, was crowned queen. Taking the runner-up Princess spot was Suzanne Belton of Paso Robles and in the third spot, named Miss Congeniality, was Belle Caffee, of San Luis Obispo.

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