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BREAKING NEWS: Monterey Road closed due to gas leak

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
ATASCADERO -- Residents of Monterey Road in Atascadero were without water or gas services and a portion of Monterey Road had to be closed down earlier this morning due to a major break in a gas line.
According to Fire Captain Scott Hallett, a contractor working for the Atascadero Mutual Water Company to repair a water line and install
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BREAKING NEWS: Monterey Road closed due to gas leak

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
ATASCADERO -- Residents of Monterey Road in Atascadero were without water or gas services and a portion of Monterey Road had to be closed down earlier this morning due to a major break in a gas line.
According to Fire Captain Scott Hallett, a contractor working for the Atascadero Mutual Water Company to repair a water line and install
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Templeton Youth Basketball Camp Monday through Thursday July 13 16

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
The Templeton Recreation Department and Templeton Eagles Coach Larry McCoy are hosting a Youth Basketball Camp beginning Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16 at the Templeton High School Gym.
There is a morning session from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for 3rd through 5th graders (beginning 5th graders in early session) and a session from 10 a.m.
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VIDEO: Atascadero Community Band Concert

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015
The Atascadero Community Band performed a selection of patriotic songs at a Tuesdays in the Park event at Atascadero Lake Park Tuesday evening. The event also included a barbecue by the Atascadero Elks Lodge with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Atascadero Friends of the Library.
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Atascadero Rotary donates $2,000 Supporting Special Olympics host town events

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015
The Atascadero Rotary club made a generous donation of $2,000 to support international Special Olympics athletes who are traveling to the United States to compete in the Special Olympics World Games held in Los Angeles.
As Atascadero is one of, as many as 100 communities across Southern California, signing up to serve as host towns these funds are going
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Sunken Gardens fountain flowing again

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015
ATASCADERO -- The City of Atascadero announced today that, in an effort to provide adequate public safety while protecting an important and recently endangered piece of Atascadero's history, the City's Public Works staff will refill the fountain in the Sunken Gardens and turn the recirculating pump back on. It is expected that the fountain will be flowing again prior to
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'The Wave' unveiled at ECHO shelter

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
ATASCADERO - Last week the children living at the El Camino Homeless Shelter got a special treat when local resident Mike Guthrie paid them a visit to share his latest restoration, a giant wave structure with a surfboard attached that serves as a photo booth. Guthrie, an Illinois native and former San Diego resident is no stranger to building large,
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Molly the service dog to appear at Atascadero library

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
A dog is not just a person's best friend -- when trained through the Delta Pet Partners a service dog can be a life saver.
Atascadero resident Karen Peterson is owner and handler of Molly the service dog. She has spent the past two years working with Molly to get her ready to work with those in need.
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Davis Body Shop employee recognized for 20 years of service

Posted: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
ATASCADERO - Atascadero native Tim Butcher was recently recognized by local employer Davis Body Shop for more than 20 years of continuous service.
Butcher is an Atascadero High School alumni. He started his career with Davis Body Shop as an entry level Detail Technician and worked his way up to being a Lead Autobody Technician. He is also an
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Atascadero Grange to be represented at World Town Crier Tournament in New Zealand

Modified: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
ATASCADERO -- The Official Town Criers of San Luis Obispo County, Bev and Jerry Praver, will read a proclamation at tonight's Atascadero Grange dinner informing the grange that the county will be capably represented at Central Otago's World Town Crier Tournament to be held in New Zealand during late September. Twenty-five of the finest Town Criers in the world from
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AFD has busy weekend, responds to three major North County fires in one day

Modified: Friday, Jun 26th, 2015
The Atascadero Fire Department had a busy weekend, fighting two North County structure fires Saturday and assisting at a massive wildfire that broke out east of Santa Margarita until Monday afternoon. Fire Chief Kurt Stone gave the City Council a report on the busy weekend at a meeting Tuesday, praising the teamwork used at each of the incidents.
"This
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TCSD questioning the sale and use of fireworks

Modified: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
On July 21 at 5 p.m. the Templeton Community Services District Board of Directors will host a workshop to discuss the future of fireworks sales and use within the TCSD boundaries.
According to a press release issued Thursday, the discussion will include these possible options: Continue the program, limiting the number of firework booths and vendors, develop a
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Council votes to increase fees for city services

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
ATASCADERO -- The Atascadero City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to increase the fees charged for most city services, with council member Bob Kelley dissenting.
The 1.36 percent increase in fees is tied to an identical increase in the Consumer Price Index this year.
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Atascadero water use down by 35 percent

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
ATASCADERO -- Atascadero Mutual Water Company General Manager John Neil spoke during the public comment portion of an Atascadero City Council meeting Tuesday to give the council an update on water conservation efforts in the city and the status of or local water resources.
John said that a lack of response by water purveyors to an emergency drought declaration
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Quota International of Atascadero donates to Camp Hapitok

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
The proceeds from Quota's recent Bunco party for this year were gifted to Camp Hapitok in the amount of $2000. The big check was presented to the President of Friends of Camp Hapitok at Quota's June 4 meeting. Marie Larsen accepted on behalf of the camp. Presenting the check are president Carol Simonin, Hearing and Speech chair Jenell Beltz and
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Atascadero High boasts over 100 students on Superintendents honor roll

Posted: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
Atascadero High School 2014-2015 Superintendent Honor Roll. Students who received a 4.0 or better for their overall Grade Point Average!

FRESHMEN CLASS:
Adams, Kira
Andrus, Kaela
Archibald, Peyton
Asuncion, Jeremy
Balogh, Cora
Basden, Courtney
Bedoya, Eden
Best, Erica
Binkley, Trynity
Bongard, Nicole
Breytenbach, Nicoline
Brookshire, Ashlyn
Buchanan, Brandon
Curtis, Grace
DelCarlo, Anthony
Diaz, Gabriella
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New tenant to fill former Atascadero Jack In The Box location

Modified: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
The City of Atascadero is pleased to announce that the former Jack in the Box building located at 6320 El Camino Real in Atascadero will soon be subleasing to new tenants.
The owners of the successful San Luis Obispo Donut Company are looking to bring the same concept to Atascadero. Jacob and Jesse Pickering started the SLO Donut Company in
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Long-time community leader endorses Cunningham for Assembly

Modified: Thursday, Jun 25th, 2015
Former Deputy District Attorney and candidate for Assembly, Jordan Cunningham has received the endorsement of Ray Johnson, the former Mayor of Atascadero and a Vietnam veteran.
During the Vietnam War, Johnson served as a combat search and rescue pilot as well as the commanding officer of a Navy Helicopter squadron. After retiring from the Navy and returning to California,
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Can Atascadero's historic Boy Scout cabin be saved from the wrecking ball?

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
If you grew up in Atascadero and were involved with youth activities you may have fond recollections of "the Cabin" located on the grounds of the Atascadero Junior High School. This iconic building was created by a group of citizens way back in the early 1930s who decided the youth of Atascadero deserved their very own center. This log
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Twin Cities Hospital helps Atascadero Girl Scouts earn first aid badges

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
Girls from Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast council yesterday learned just what to do when the unexpected happens during a First Aid skill-building session at summer day camp being held this week at Heilmann Park.
Following the Girl Scout motto to 'Be Prepared,' girls from kindergarten Daisy
age-level to Cadette Girl Scouts learned how to get help from 911,
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Dogtoberfest added to Colony Days festivities

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
ATASCADERO -- Colony Days is fast approaching, and the community is encouraged to submit applications to join in the fun. There are openings for vendors, parade entries, sponsors, and in keeping with the theme of the 42nd annual parade -- volunteers.
The 2015 Colony Days theme is "Volunteers on Parade," and organizers hope it will be a landmark celebration. Numerous
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No fireworks allowed at Templeton concerts

Modified: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
The Templeton Community Services District Recreation Department reminds people attending the Templeton Summer Concerts in the Park Program on Wednesday, July 1, that to ensure the safety of all attendees, fireworks are not permitted. This includes, but is not limited to, sparklers and "Safe & Sane" fireworks such as those purchased from vendors here in Templeton or other locations
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Atascadero police to conduct DUI checkpoint Friday

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2015
ATASCADERO -- The Atascadero Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, June 26th between the hours of 7 p.m. and 1:30 a.m.
The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired
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BREAKING NEWS: Huge wildfire burning near Santa Margarita

Modified: Sunday, Jun 21st, 2015
SANTA MARGARITA - A huge wildfire broke out at approximately 2:00 p.m. Saturday, setting hundreds of acres of woodland ablaze between Santa Margarita and Pozo off of Park Hill Road.
Around 6 p.m. Cal Fire Battalion Chief and Incident Commander Tom McEwen said that the fire was estimated to be at least 400 to 600 acres, but could be
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Water meeting draws crowd

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
PASO ROBLES -- Officials with the San Luis Obispo County Public Works Department and the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin Advisory Committee hosted an informational meeting last week at the Estrella Warbirds Museum to educate the public on steps being taken to achieve sustainability within the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin.
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Socrates offers coffee, beer and live folk music

Modified: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
ATASCADERO -- The Socratics of coffee: a form of inquiry and discussion between individual coffee drinkers based on the stimulant caffeine; to promote critical thinking and illuminate ideas, add a little folk music into the mix and you'll have found Socrates Coffee House in Atascadero.
Where fast-paced banter takes the place of droning typists on laptops and owners and brothers
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Nearly 300 graduate at AHS ceremony

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
Nearly 300 students received their diplomas during a commencement ceremony at Atascadero High School Thursday evening, June 11 celebrating the culmination of four years of hard work and dedication.
Senior Class President Hannah Sharon welcomed those in attendance and thanked the school's teachers and administrators on behalf of her class.
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Book Odyssey offers books for sale, trade

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
ATASCADERO -- Tom and Evan Miller-Donnelly are the brothers and voracious readers behind new Atascadero business The Book Odyssey. Opening its doors in May with partner Kristi Crawford (Evan's significant other), they plan to buy, sell and trade used books as well as carry a variety of new editions.
Located next door to Socrates Coffee House, at 5975 Traffic Way,
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