• 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.

  • Public input needed for county-wide parks study

    SAN LUIS OBISPO — The County of San Luis Obispo has commissioned a Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment and Trends Analysis survey as part of an effort to gather information on the needs and wants of the community. Input from the community is an important part of this process and helps the County to tailor priorities to reflect the community’s desires and needs.

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Community Unity Featured Business: StyleHouse Furnishings Atascadero

If you haven’t been into Atascadero’s StyleHouse Furnishings in a while, you’re in for quite a pleasant surprise. StyleHouse Furnishings Atascadero is now under new ownership and has been newly renovated, restyled, and completely reimagined. New owner Charlie Wilson, who completely transitioned into management of the store in June 2017, has showcased her near decade of furniture sales and interior design experience in the showroom and she transformed the former warehouse-style store into a sea of carefully placed pieces creating several complete living spaces spread throughout the store.

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Retiring AUSD teachers, staff honored

Principals and AUSD staff recognized retiring employees during a school board meeting ceremony Tuesday, May 15. The retiring staff received a glass trophy engraved with their name and how many years they served. The speeches about these employees brought a mixture of heartfelt gratitude, laughter and tears as many of the employees have worked as teachers and staff for upwards of 20 and 30 years.

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Police chase shoplifting suspect armed with knife

ATASCADERO — A suspect was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after a brief foot pursuit along Curbaril Avenue. According to a statement issued by the Atascadero Police Department, officers responded to a report of a shoplifter at the Smart & Final store at Curbaril Avenue and El Camino Real. As police arrived at the scene the suspect fled on foot and police established a perimeter in the area of Curbaril, Sinaloa and Santa Ysabel Avenues.

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Playground construction begins at Atascadero Lake Park

ATASCADERO — On Friday a groundbreaking ceremony took place at 10 a.m. with Atascadero City Council and Park & Recreation Commissions at the Atascadero Lake Park. Today work will begin on the Atascadero Lake Park playground upgrades and replacement of some of the structures.

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Sheriffs carry Naloxone

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the County Emergency Medical Services agency, has announced on May 16 that it is the first law enforcement agency in the County to begin carrying and administering Naloxone to victims of opioid overdose. Naloxone is considered an “overdose antidote” and can reverse the effects of powerful opioids. In many cases, an overdose may cause a person to stop breathing and ultimately lead to death. Naloxone, which is also known by its brand name Narcan, is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications.

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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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    Police conduct saturation patrols for Cinco de Mayo

    NORTH COUNTY — In the United States, the Cinco de Mayo holiday is often associated with parties and alcohol. If you’re celebrating with friends and family this weekend, remember that at the end of the night, you need to have a safe and sober ride home. Police, Sheriff and the CHP will be out in force looking for the telltale sign of impaired driving this weekend. In the rush to prepare for a night out, it’s easy to forget the most important Cinco de Mayo plan of all: designating a sober driver. Some may think they can play it by ear and wait until after the party has started to decide whether they’re “okay to drive.” By this point, it’s too late. Going out for a night of drinking without a plan for getting home safely is a recipe for disaster.

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    Community Unity launches in North County

    ATASCADERO — This week, the Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press, along with several area businesses, will launch an exciting new campaign designed to highlight the goods and services offered locally in north San Luis Obispo County. The year-long ‘Community Unity’ campaign will kick off with a special four-page insert in today’s paper and participating businesses will have a variety of posters, window clings, mats, pens and other fun items to show that they are participating in the campaign. The theme is “Shop, Play, Stay” and the purpose of the project is to encourage residents to support local businesses.

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    Caltrans improves Hwy 101 ramp at Las Tablas Rd

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Caltrans will begin a project tonight to install Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps at the southbound on-ramp to US Highway 101 at Las Tablas Road in Templeton.

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    35th Wildflower Triathlon celebrates the roots of the sport

    MONTEREY — At the 35th anniversary edition of the Wildflower Experience Triathlon, Kevin Jervis from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Katherine Hoolihan from the University of California, Berkeley captured the collegiate titles at the 2018 Wildflower Experience Triathlon. More than 1,800 athletes competed in the Wildflower Olympic course event, which included 1.5K swim, a 40K bike ride, and 10K run.

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Father/daughter dance comes to Atascadero Lake Pavilion

Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and others with special young ladies in their lives gathered at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion Friday and Saturday nights for an evening of music, dancing, desserts and more during Visit Atascadero's annual Father/daughter Dance.


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