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Scovell addresses criminal charges, says 'dirty politics' are at play

Modified: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- On the surface, it was a calm and orderly meeting between Atascadero City Council candidates and the Atascadero Republican Women Federated Tuesday, but there were tensions brewing.
Of the five Republican candidates for Atascadero City Council, four spoke at a luncheon for the Republican women Tuesday; one left before questions began saying he wouldn't speak "to a group
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Dogtoberfest event to raise money for dog park

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- For seven years running, Heilmann Dog Park Director Jan Wolf of Parks 4 Pups has been hosting Dogtoberfest, an Atascadero event for man's best friend and dog lovers to come together and enjoy. The event will set tails wagging from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Atascadero Lake Park, Saturday, Oct. 4.
For those who plan to
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City Hall restoration project receives Governor's award

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
The City of Atascadero will be receiving the Governor's Historic Preservation Award for the restoration of the city's historic City Hall building.
Mayor Tom O'Malley announced that the city would be receiving the award at a City Council meeting Tuesday.
O'Malley read from a letter received from the California Office of Historic Preservation, saying "This award is the
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Council OKs second lake dredging

Posted: Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- The Atascadero City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the second phase of a sediment removal project at Atascadero Lake.
Interim Public Works Director Doug Breeze told the council that the project will include the removal of at least 15,000 cubic yards of sediment from the lakebed at a cost not to exceed $470,000, which will be
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New businesses highlight Survivor Business Expo

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce's Survivor Business Expo, held at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion Thursday, was a huge success with nearly 2,000 people coming out to familiarize themselves with the local business community.
"We have got all kinds of folks showing their businesses off and we're opening it up to the community so that they can see
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West Nile found in NC horse

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
SAN LUIS OBISPO -- A horse in Northern San Luis Obispo County has tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to release late last week from the county Health Agency.
This is the first horse to test positive for WNV in San Luis Obispo County in 2014, the county stated. There
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'Our American Hero': Charles 'Cap' Capper to serve as Colony Days Parade Grand Marshal

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
The Colony Days board of directors has announced that Charles "Cap" Capper will serve as the Grand Marshal of this year's Colony Days Parade on Oct. 18.
This year's parade theme is "Our American Heroes" and Capper certainly fits the bill. A native of Illinois, Cap was drafted into the U.S. Army just after graduating high school and shipped
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Vigil held in memory of local victims of addiction

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 24th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Dozens of people gathered in front of Atascadero City Hall Saturday evening for a candlelight vigil held in memory of the many members of the community we've lost due to addiction.
The event was hosted by Sue Warren, Director of North County Connection, a non-profit organization that works to provide resources for those seeking recovery from their addictions.
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New law for bicycle safety goes into effect

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
SACRAMENTO -- With children heading back to school, motorists should expect to see more children riding to and from school on their bicycles. The California Highway Patrol reminds the public that on Sept. 16 a new law affecting motorists and bicyclists went into effect.
According to the law, a driver must allow three feet of distance when overtaking or
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Council to consider second dredging; Lake would lose 15K cubic yards of dry sediment

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- This Tuesday the Atascadero City Council will consider accepting a bid for a second phase of sediment removal at Atascadero Lake with the aim of improving water quality once the dry lake is refilled.
The council will consider authorizing the expenditure of up to $470,000 from General Fund reserves to pay for the sediment removal and the
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Colony Days royalty: Barba, O'Dell named King and Queen

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
Santa Margarita resident Henry Barba will serve as this year's Colony Days King with Atascadero resident Alice O'Dell as his Queen.
Colony Days Royalty Chairman Kent Kenney says that the king and queen are chosen from those who have lived within the boundaries of the Atascadero Unified School District for 50 years or more. Past royalty have included residents
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Drama students return from trip to Scotland

Posted: Friday, Sep 19th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Thirty-five members of the Atascadero High School Drama Department had a once-in-a-lifetime experience over the summer, traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland to perform in the Fringe Arts Festival, the biggest theater arts festival in the world.
AHS junior Mallory Jaeger gave a presentation for the Atascadero Unified School District Board of Trustees at a meeting Tuesday, recapping the
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Vineyard Annex given go-ahead

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
TEMPLETON -- The Thursday, Sept. 11 Templeton Unified School District Board meeting was anything but typical. With the two major action items yielding a split vote, more people in attendance than board members and a marked difference of opinion between board members, culminating in a 3-2 vote that will allow the Vineyard Annex project to move forward.
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Art & Wine Tour brings locals, tourists to downtown shops

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Atascadero Main Street continued their quarterly Art & Wine Tours Friday with a downtown event featuring numerous wineries, businesses and artistic talents.
A-Town Skate Park General Manager Kevin Campion used the occasion as a grand opening for his 805 Board Shop on Traffic Way, hosting Ancient Peaks Winery, furniture artist Ben Brown and country music duo Lee
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Campaign materials not allowed at GOP HQ; Fonzi says candidates must be endorsed

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- The Republican Party now has a new headquarters in the North County, but a pair of local republican political candidates are complaining that they've not been allowed to place campaign materials at the new office.
Atascadero City Council candidate Chuck Ward and mayoral candidate Charles Scovel, both registered Republicans, have said recently that they've tried to place
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NCC to host candlelight vigil for victims of addiciton

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 17th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- This Saturday, Sept. 20, the North County Connection will be hosting a candlelight vigil for those who have died as a result of addiction.
North County Connection representative Sue Warren spoke to the Atascadero City Council about the event at a meeting last week, saying that with the advent of President Obama's Affordable Care Act more drug
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