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Horsemen's Club celebrates 50th anniversary

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- To commemorate its 50th anniversary -- a momentous occasion -- the Atascadero Horsemen's Club presented the Atascadero Library with a book fitted with a plaque Tuesday as a way for the club to preserve this moment in history with a book that will be on the shelves at the library for many years to come. Club president Kathy
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Tree City USA? Citizens upset over elm, oak removals

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Many in Atascadero have mourned the loss of a row of huge elm trees along Atascadero Mall, which were recently removed due to safety concerns, and now it looks like more tree removals could be in the city's future.
At its Aug. 19 meeting, the Atascadero Planning Commission approved the removal of a ‘heritage' oak tree located
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Campion updates council on skate park projects

Posted: Thursday, Sep 11th, 2014
A-Town Skate Park General Manager Kevin Campion gave a presentation before the Atascadero City Council Tuesday, updating the council on several recent activities at the park including the conclusion of a long-awaited project to insulate the park.
The insulation project began two years ago when Campion saw a need to protect skate park users from the harsh weather of
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Gatherings Thrift marks anniversary

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Gatherings Thrift celebrated its one-year anniversary on Saturday with a mini-festival of collaboration with local businesses, organizations and causes that reflect its theme of sharing, community, and repurposing.
Gatherings Thrift owner Aleson Corella used the power of community to celebrate the business' one-year anniversary and organizations and businesses joined the fun.
Rolfe Nelson, and Signa Schmidt of Lighthouse
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Greybots finish in top 3 at San Jose competition

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
ATASCADERO ­-- The Atascadero High School Greybots robotics team took home another trophy after competing in a robotics competition in San Jose over Labor Day weekend, the latest in a long line of accolades earned by the team.
The Greybots traveled to San Jose to compete in an invitational event hosted by the 2014 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition
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Templeton looks at future of Fire Department

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
TEMPLTON -- Fire department sustainability and the need for a full-time fire chief were the hot topics of the night at the Sept. 2 Templeton Community Service District meeting. Interim chief Keith Aggson, presented the sustainability report to the board of directors. As an Atascadero Fire Captain he recommended that the board consider solidifying an agreement with the Atascadero Fire
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Atascadero couple gives butterflies a helping hand

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 10th, 2014
Atascadero residents George and Kathy Asdel have undertaken an interesting project to help the local population of Monarch Butterflies.
For the past two years the couple has been collecting caterpillars and keeping them protected until they finish their transformation process and emerge as Monarch Butterflies.
George Asdel says that populations of monarchs have been in decline in recent
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Scovell to challenge O'Malley for mayor spot

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Local businessman Charles Scovell will be the lone candidate challenging Tom O'Malley for the position of mayor in the election this November, and he says he'd like to see some big changes in how the city is being run.
"Basically what made me decide to run for mayor was that no one else did," Scovell said. "No
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Ribbon cut on new Templeton classrooms

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
TEMPLETON -- The I Wing is done and Templeton Middle School and Templeton Elementary School are now benefiting from this use of Measure H12 funds. The ribbon was officially cut on Thursday, Aug. 28 and every school board member, educator, administrator and parent in attendance was flabbergasted at the facelift these classes and the campus were given.
TMS student body
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Group has plan to prevent lake from drying up in the future

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
As the last drops evaporate from Atascadero Lake, a group of concerned citizens has come up with a plan to prevent the same thing from happening again in the future.
The Friends of Atascadero Lake formed more than a year ago and have been working since then to help bring the lake back to its former glory through a
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City, chamber host first Business Walk

Posted: Friday, Sep 5th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- More than a hundred volunteers gathered on the steps of the Rotunda Building Thursday morning to kick off the first-ever Atascadero Business Walk, an event aimed at gathered information and feedback from local business owners.
"We're very excited to get out and talk to our businesses and see how they're doing -- whether they have any concerns about
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State law repealed, but many local eateries still using latex gloves

Modified: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
With new glove laws being added to the California retail food code and then repealed, no one knows if the gloves have come off.
For those with latex allergies this raises concerns. With no signage requirements or ban on latex glove use for food handlers at the state level, latex exposure is an issue, according to the American Latex Allergy
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Council, school board, tax measures on Nov. ballot

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
ATASCADERO -- This Nov. 4 Atascadero residents will head to the polls to choose two members of the City Council, one new member of the Atascadero Unified School District Governing Board of Directors, and to decide on two ballot measures that could help to fund local schools and road repairs.
In the race for Atascadero City Council, two incumbents
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Atascadero man arrested after standoff with deputies

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
TEMPLETON -- A young Atascadero man's rampage at a sheriff's substation in Templeton has landed him behind bars.
At approximately 1:10 p.m. Saturday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call regarding a family dispute in the parking lot of the Sheriff's North Patrol Station in Templeton.
During the disturbance, a suspect later identified as
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Council issues statement on Walmart

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 3rd, 2014
ATASCADERO -- The Atascadero City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Friday to sign their names to a statement regarding the proposed Walmart store in the city.
The council asked city staff to prepare the statement at its previous meeting where it was announced that the appeal period in a lawsuit between the city and a group called Save
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