• 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.”

  • Cities may rejoin plan to build new animal shelter

    Last month the City Councils of both Atascadero and Paso Robles voted to walk away from an agreement with the County of San Luis Obispo to pay for a portion of a new, $14 million animal shelter in San Luis Obispo that would provide animal services countywide, but now a modified version of that agreement could be back on the table. After both councils voted to leave the agreement, an ad hoc committee was formed to see if the issue could be resolved and the two cities brought back on board. The ad hoc committee, made up of District 5 Supervisor Debbie Arnold, County Animals Services Director Eric Anderson, Atascadero Mayor Tom O’Malley, Atascadero Mayor Pro-Tem Roberta Fonzi, Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin and Paso Robles Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Gregory, had a productive meeting by all accounts.

  • Atascadero man killed in single-vehicle accident Sunday

    A single-vehicle accident east of Atascadero killed one man Sunday and left another with major injuries.

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T’was time for the Nutcracker

“It’s always been my dream to be Clara,” said Emaly Bousman, 13, of Trinity Lutheran School, who sees her dream come true as she stars as Clara in this year’s performance.

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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

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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

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    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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