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  • Affordable housing discussion held

    A special focus will be on aging women, and the fact that more than half of the women in this county over the age of 65 cannot make ends meet.

  • Head-on collision leaves four injured

    According to the CHP, Sanchez accelerated to speeds of more than 90 mph when an officer activated his patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and pursued Sanchez’s vehicle and was weaving erratically, crossing into oncoming traffic.

  • Volunteers needed for annual creek, river cleanup day

    ATASCADERO — Community volunteers are once again being sought out to participate in the annual Atascadero Creek and River Clean-up event to take place on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Atascadero Mutual Water Company yard, 6575 Sycamore Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and work begins promptly at 9 a.m. All volunteers should remember to bring work gloves, sturdy, closed-toe shoes and a small backpack to carry water. Volunteers will be provided with water, refreshments and snacks, as well as lunch upon conclusion of the event at noon.

  • Fatal collision on Cuesta Grade

    According to information provided by the California Highway Patrol, Robert Dave Jones II, 19, of Fresno was driving a 2007 Toyota Scion, when he executed an unsafe turning movement to the right due to alleged intoxication.

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Kate Steinway’s EP debuts

Our Tent City girl has released her latest album.

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Taco Day arrives on Traffic Way

“It’s fun. I love what I do, man,” Steven Rodriguez Sullivan said. “We’re going to officially roll out one of our new menu items, called ‘Ques-acos.’ I wanted a Quesadilla and a taco at the same time, you know. And that’s how Ques-acos was born.”

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Chef Antonio Varia talks porcini, Piemonte and coming to America

“He come by with a big chef hat, ‘You call that Minestrone?’” Varia growled, mimicking his father, “‘Throw it away! Do it again!’ — crazy.” So Varia said he learned to cut with precision. “I throw them away. Next time we make it better. I learn how to do it with love.” – Chef Antonio Varia

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Fifth-graders listen to Winds

"Music never lets you down.” – Atascadero resident and SLO Winds Conductor, Jennifer Martin

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Harvest Wine Weekend: Vino crew hits the road in search of crush festivities

“Well, that’s that,” I said to myself just as my husband’s voice broke through my apparent mild case of catatonia saying, “Stomp on them! You’ll never make any juice just standing there, the whole point is to squish them.” – Madeline Vail

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  • 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.

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    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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