• SLO artist to be featured at local gallery

    ATASCADERO — Born and raised in San Luis Obispo, Tommy Nunes is both artist and musician. Tommy studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in San Francisco. This show will feature selection from his series, “Lil’ Villas” as well as other recent work. Each embellished print is a one-of-a-kind. Show runs from June 8 to July 10 at ärt/, 5806 Traffic Way in Atascadero’s Historic District. Reception is Friday, June 8, 6 to 8 p.m. All are invited.

  • El Camino delays during SoCalGas construction

    ATASCADERO — Traffic will be restricted on El Camino Real to one lane in each direction between Curbaril Ave. and Pueblo Ave. starting Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1. Southern California Gas Company will begin construction on a city permitted installation of a new gas service line to a property on the 7700 block of El Camino Real. Work consists of potholing existing utilities, installing a new service pipe, slurry backfill, and permanent pavement patching.

  • 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.

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St. Luke’s Father Matthew Conrad retires June 30

ATASCADERO — Fr. Matthew Conrad of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atascadero is trading in his clerical collar and sandals for an Aloha shirt and flip-flops on June 30, 2018 after faithfully serving the community of Atascadero and the surrounding areas for more than 34 years.

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Six tips for new fathers

Becoming a new father can feel a little overwhelming. There’s the lack of sleep, the added responsibilities, the loss of free time, and trying to balance it all. Fatherhood is one of the most wonderful experiences in life, and one of the most important for your child’s early development. First 5 California has some suggestions on things you can do to make sure your child gets the best possible start in life.

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Man reconnects with Yanni after 25 years

PASO ROBLES — Dane Senser and his family recently attended the Yanni Acropolis Anniversary concert at Vina Robles Amphitheatre for a reason one could never imagine. Senser and his family also attended a Yanni concert 25 years ago as a tribute to his brother, Karl, who should have been there with them, but was brutally murdered in a San Diego carjacking. Karl Senser, who worked as a clipper for the local newspapers and as a ballroom dancing instructor, was planning on going to the Yanni concert in San Diego in the early 90s. He was dreaming about how wonderful it would be to take his mother, Mildred, as a Mother’s Day gift.

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North County's Most Wanted : Orr

Taylor Marie Orr, 24, is wanted for violation of probation for willful harm/injury to a child likely to produce great bodily injury. Orr is white, 5’2” tall, 145 pounds, and her last known address is in Santa Barbara. If you have any information on her whereabouts please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (805)781-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling CrimeStoppers at 805-549-STOP.

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PHOTOS: Atascadero police play ball with Monterey students

On June 5 the students at Monterey Road Elementary School had a chance to play kickball with the Atascadero Police Department. Sgt. Jason Carr said that it was a fun event and the kids loved it. Atascadero Police Department personnel pictured with the students include Community Service Office Michele Schambers, Sgt. Jason Carr, Chief Hayley, Code Enforcement Officer Jon Jones and Community Service Lauren Purify.

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    Missed the voter registration deadline? It’s not too late.

    ATASCADERO — In prior elections,voters who missed the 15-day close of registration deadline were not qualified to vote in an upcoming election. Today, new legislation allows voters who missed the May 21 deadline to complete a Conditional Voter Registration (or Same Day Registration) process and cast their ballots at the County Elections Office up to and including Election Day. All votes will be e counted after the elections official verifies the voter’s registration and confirms the voter has not yet voted elsewhere in the current election.

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    Weed deadline approaching

    ATASCADERO — Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind residents that clearing weeds by June 1 is mandatory. If weeds are not cleared by June 1, a City contractor will be authorized to clear the hazardous weeds and/or refuse on un-cleared parcels. If the City contractor clears the weeds, the individual property owner will be billed at 150% of the total Contractor’s cost. Those charges will then be assessed on the individual’s property tax bill.

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    Senior volunteer opportunities to help the community

    NORTH COUNTY — Put your life experience to work with Senior Volunteer Service (SVS). Join with many other seniors, age 50+ and over, who are taking time to help improve the lives of others. SVS can match your talents and interests with community needs. Call SVS at (805) 544-8740 for information on any of the following opportunities.

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    AUSD honored as bicycle friendly

    ATASCADERO — The League of American Bicyclists recognized Atascadero Unified School District with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business award, joining over 1,000 visionary businesses across the country that have received the award this May. With the announcement of 114 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses today, Atascadero Unified School District joins a cutting-edge group of 1,200 current Bicycle Friendly Businesses, made up of local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and Washington, DC, that are transforming the American workplace.

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    Hwy 101 San Miguel project continues with traffic switch

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — A project to improve six miles of US Highway 101 from San Miguel to Camp Roberts will continue on Wednesday, May 30 with a traffic switch to allow for the reconstruction of southbound US Highway 101 from 10th Street to the intersection with San Marcos Road. Temporary striping will begin at 6:30 a.m. with the full traffic switch expected in the afternoon.

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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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