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Cruizers to return for 25th year

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- August is right around the corner and in Atascadero August means hot rods.
Several classic car-related events will take place in the city in the next month with the main event being the 25th Annual Mid-State Cruizers car show at Atascadero Lake Park on Aug. 16.
Mid-State Cruizers President Duane Powell says that unlike most other
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Hard work pays off at auction

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Hundreds of 4-H and FFA students from all over San Luis Obispo County brought their projects to auction at the Mid-State Fair Saturday -- finally receiving a pay-off for the months of hard work they put in raising and caring for their animals.
In all, a total of 849 animals were auctioned, including 81 steers, 193
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Ward to run for City Council

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Atascadero resident Chuck Ward has announced that he'll be running for city council and hopes to use his years of corporate experience to help the city move in a more business friendly direction.
"I felt they needed at least one guy on the council who had executive business experience outside of the area that could look at
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New statue to honor zoo founder

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- The Charles Paddock Zoo will be celebrating its 60th anniversary next year. Local officials are hoping to pay homage to the zoo's namesake with a bronze statue.
Chuck Ward, who will be leading the fundraising efforts for the new statue, says the idea was first conceived by City Council member Bob Kelley and local artist Mark Greenaway
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Templeton school bus project taking shape

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
TEMPLETON -- The Templeton Historical Museum Society is currently restoring the first Templeton School District school bus but they need some help.
The group is seeking donations in the form of volunteers, parts, paint and tools.
Robert Tullock Jr., was the gentleman who secured the piece of Templeton history and hauled it out of a ditch to preserve
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Troop 1 is celebrating 100 years

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
KING CITY -- King City Troop 1 is celebrating 100 years in existence on Saturday and is looking for any past Troop 1 members.
Troop 1 was formed in 1914, four years after the Boy Scouts of America was founded. F.M. "Pop" Williams was the spirit behind the movement and the first scoutmaster. Most boys 12 years old and older
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Kindred Care supports life at home

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
Kindred Care Services offers an at-home living experience for those who can use a hand as they age, after surgery or at any time when a little help is required.
"Our goal is to help families address the growing needs of their aging loved ones," said Chris Madden, Kindred Care director. "As each person is different and has specific requirements,
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Cuesta College fall registration underway

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 30th, 2014
SAN LUIS OBISPO -- Registration for fall 2014 classes at Cuesta College is underway and the college is seeing increases in enrollment.
More than 6,500 students are already registered for courses -- nearly 100 more than this time last year -- and the number of full-time students is up by more than 12 percent, meaning students are taking more
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Movies in the Park return Aug. 2

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Atascadero residents will be able to enjoy several nights of family-friendly summer cinema starting Saturday, Aug. 2 thanks to the generosity of two local sponsors.
Sponsors Atascadero Waste Management and Patterson & Tedford Pediatrics will be presenting the City of Atascadero's annual Movies in the Gardens event, which has been has been bringing the thrills of Hollywood
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CAPS asking for support in contest

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Over the past five years, the Committee for Atascadero Public Schools has given nearly $380,000 to the Atascadero Unified School District to fulfill grant requests made by the teachers of Atascadero, and is now in competition for thousands of dollars as a part of a KSBY and PG&E giveaway to "Your Favorite Charity on the Central Coast."
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12 locals nabbed in statewide sting operation

Posted: Friday, Jul 25th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Twelve Atascadero residents were arrested last week as part of a statewide sting operation targeting unlicensed contractors who advertise on the website craigslist.org, according to a press release issued by the California Contractors State License Board, a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Ninety-seven individuals were arrested across the state and those arrested in Atascadero include
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High-flying demo

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Visitors to the Mid-State Fair will be able to enjoy an amazing skate demonstration sponsored by Atascadero's A-Town Skate Park for the first time ever this year and manager Kevin Campion says he hopes families will come out and enjoy the show together.
"We wanted to do it during a time of day when there's normally less
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City renews employee agreements

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
ATASCADERO -- The Atascadero City Council voted unanimously at its meeting July 8 to approve agreements with four different employee groups, extending their current agreements for another two years with some minor changes.
The council approved agreements with the Atascadero Police Association, the Service Employees International Union, the Mid-Management Professionals Association and a group of non-represented employees from upper management.
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Teen to be charged for setting creek fires

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
ATASCADERO -- An Atascadero teen will be facing charges after allegedly setting two fires near Atascadero Creek Friday.
Multiple parties reported the first fire around 2:21 p.m. Friday and the first arriving firefighters found a 25-foot by 25-foot area of the creek bed burning at a moderate rate of spread, according to a press release issued by the Atascadero
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JB Dewar names tractor winners

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
NORTH COUNTY -- JB Dewar names three North County youth as tractor restoration winners, handing out nearly $10,000 in prizes.
This year, winners were grand prize winner, Luke Reilly, from Atascadero High School who won $4,000; Alex Madonna Memorial Scholarship winner, Loren Isaac Lindsey, from Templeton High School; and Papich Construction award winner, Louis Lindsey, from Templeton High School.
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Farmer, rancher of year awards handed out

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 23rd, 2014
NORTH COUNTY -- The San Luis Obispo County agriculture community -- farmers and cattle ranchers -- has selected three outstanding farming and cattle ranching leaders to honor for a lifelong dedication to their heritage, livelihood, community and colleagues. They were recognized at the Annual Farmers and Ranchers Day Dinner at the California Mid-State Fair on Friday, July 17.
The recipients
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Firefighters battling brush fire in Atascadero

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
Atascadero Fire Department and Cal Fire firefighters are currently battling a blaze in the Atascadero creek bed off of Santa Ynez Avenue between Curbaril Avenue and Portola Road.
As of 3 p.m. firefighters nearly had the half-acre blaze under control.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.
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THE ART OF BALANCE

Modified: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
Local rock-balancing artist Kathy Clarke has been selected as one of 14 artists from around the world to participate in the Balancing Art World International Festival in Ottawa, Canada next month.
Clarke, who has been practicing the art of rock balancing for about two years, says she first heard about the BAWI Festival through her participation in rock balancing groups
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Templeton resident named Miss California

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- Taylor Mae Lindquist, 18, of Templeton, won the title of Miss California Mid-State Fair Tuesday night in a stiff competition of 12 talented North County women.
Along with Lindquist's queen title, two princesses were named -- First Runner-Up Lauren Rodrigues, 20, of Paso Robles, and Second Runner-Up Devin Corea, 17, of Paso Robles. Rebecca Sligh, 18, of
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Mud around Atascadero Lake presents a sticky situation

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- City crews have installed five additional signs on the east side of Atascadero Lake, warning people to stay out of the mud surrounding the receding shoreline.
Several residents have become stuck in the muck after wandering onto the seemingly dry crust only to break through and sink up to their knees.
Atascadero resident Megan Olshefski says her boyfriend
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Chief: Camping ordinance working

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Atascadero Police Chief Jerel Haley addressed the city council at a meeting last week to provide an update on the city's expanded camping ordinance and the effects it's having on the local
homeless population.
Police requested an expansion to the city's original camping ordinance to make it more enforceable after receiving an overwhelming amount of complaints from the
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