The Paso Robles Press and Atascadero News delivers weekly newspaper, despite losing power

ATASCADERO — Amidst a widespread power outage in Atascadero, the devoted team at The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press upheld their commitment to delivering the community’s weekly newspaper. Demonstrating unwavering determination, they faced numerous obstacles head-on, surpassing all expectations to meet the printing deadline.

The cause of the power outage was still undetermined at the time of press. However, according to PG&E Spokesperson Carina Corral, the outage was activated by PG&E’s Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS). This technology is installed on power lines in high-fire threat areas. It is designed to immediately turn off power when a danger is detected, such as a fallen tree, a broken-off branch, an animal or bird strike, or some other foreign object making contact with the power lines. The EPSS technology de-energizes the line within one-tenth of a second to protect the community from potential wildfire starts.

In the face of the power outage, The Paso Robles Press team expresses their appreciation to Casey Printing for their flexibility in accommodating their printing needs. In addition, the team extends a special shout-out to Alice at Glenn’s Repair, who promptly refilled their propane tanks despite also being affected by the power outage.


The dedication and unwavering commitment of The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press team ensured that the community received their weekly newspaper without any delay, despite the challenging circumstances. They remain determined to serve the community and ensure that the show must go on.