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Firehouse 5K stays tough

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
ATASCADERO -- On the corner of Traffic Way and Lewis Avenue, the sound of the national anthem filled the overcast morning air and a gigantic American flag hung high from the ladder of truck T-7545 to mark the start of "SLO County's toughest 5K," the third annual Firehouse 5K Run and Health Fair, at Atascadero Fire Station No. 1 on
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Eggmazing Race

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
Children line up while waiting for an egg hunt to start during the Eggmazing Race event hosted by the Atascadero First Assembly of God at the Sunken Gardens Saturday.

Children rush to collect eggs during the Eggmazing Race at the Sunken Gardens Saturday. The event featured more than 12,000 plastic eggs with goodies inside, an inflatable bouncy house,
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2 arrested after Chase Bank robbery

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Two suspects are in jail following the robbery of the Chase Bank of El Camino Real Thursday.
Employees at Chase Bank called police at approximately 5:21 p.m. to report that a suspect had entered the bank and demanded money from a teller. The suspect claimed to have a weapon, although none was seen. The suspect fled
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Historical Society to host annual Colony Home Tour

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
ATASCADERO -- This Saturday the Atascadero Historical Society will offer an opportunity to see Atascadero history up close and personal as they host their annual Colony Home Tour for the 22nd year.
Colony Home Tour chairperson May Nunes says this year's tour will feature three houses which have never been on the tour before along with one that was
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Cycle de Mayo set for Atascadero Lake Park and Zoo

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Once again the City of Atascadero, in cooperation with a number of service clubs, businesses and individuals, will stage the popular "Cycle de Mayo" at the Atascadero Lake Park and Zoo on Sunday, May 4.
Atascadero Kiwanis Club members will provide an authentic Mexican food lunch from noon to 2 p.m.
The event, set to run from 10
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Larry Mark Danver

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 22nd, 2014
Larry Danver, 73, passed away peacefully Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home with his family at his bedside.
He worked at Orange Coast College for 18 years in the computer department and in the San Luis Obispo County computer department for 15 years.
Larry was an avid match cover collector and belonged to the AMCAL Match Cover Club for
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Vapes hit North County market

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NORTH COUNTY -- They kind of sort of look like cigarettes sometimes, but they give off water vapor, not smoke, so why then are the vapes, also known as e-cigarettes, being banned in cities?
"Banning it, it's just a knee-jerk reaction by non-smokers," said Mike Kirkpatrick, owner of Stellar Vapes in Atascadero. "When people are worried about secondhand smoke getting
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Motocrossers speak out for their sport, say they mean no harm to neighbors

Posted: Friday, Apr 18th, 2014
NORTH COUNTY -- There's a clash between rural homeowners and motocrossers with noise at the center of the conflict -- homeowners spoke out recently; and this week it's the riders.
Though the riders admit there are some who don't respect their environment, most do, they say.
"Packing up the truck and heading to the riverbed? That, for my kids
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North County mayors spend night at ECHO

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Atascadero Mayor Tom O'Malley and Paso Robles Mayor Duane Picanco both volunteered as chaperones at the El Camino Homeless Organization shelter on Friday and spent the evening serving food and reading to children.
"By bringing them both together we thought that it would raise awareness that this is the shelter shared by the two cities," said ECHO
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Easter Egg Hunt photos

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
Children rush to snatch up Easter eggs during an Easter egg hunt hosted by El Dorado Broadcasters, Galaxy Theaters and the City of Atascadero at Atascadero Lake Park Saturday. The event included egg hunts for four different age groups, a visit from the Easter Bunny and several other fun activities. 18-month-old Hadrian Afana, of Paso Robles, was more than happy
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Local thrift store to host bridal fair

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Next weekend the North County Christian Thrift Shop will host an event that thrifty brides won't want to miss.
The store has an abundance of wedding-related items thanks to recent donations from bridal shops in the area and will be hosting their very own bridal fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.
"We
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Parent concerned with school protocols

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
CRESTON -- Creston resident Patrick Behr, who's child attends Creston Elementary School, complained to the school board at their meeting last Tuesday about a lack of communication during a recent shelter-in-place incident at the school.
"My concerns have really been about the lack of communication and outreach to parents about the response and what happened," Behr said. "I still
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Pollworkers and Adopt-A-Poll groups needed for upcoming election

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
SAN LUIS OBISPO --The County Clerk-Recorder's office is looking for pollworkers and Adopt-a-Poll groups for the June 3 Primary Election. San Luis Obispo County employs approximately 1,000 precinct workers each election to work at the polls on Election Day. Pollworkers must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a registered voter in California or a lawful
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Atascadero woman injured in accident

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
PASO ROBLES -- A single vehicle accident in Paso Robles Monday afternoon left an Atascadero woman in the hospital with major injuries.
According to a California Highway Patrol press release Debbie S. Hallmark, 48, of Atascadero, was driving a 2001 Ford F150 north on Highway 101 around 2 p.m. Monday, just south of the Spring Street exit, when she
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Monster Skate Contest series ollies in Templeton

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 15th, 2014
TEMPLETON -- The annual Monster Skate Contest had a trick contest in Templeton Saturday, April 5. The Templeton event is just one of several held throughout San Luis Obispo County, where the participants accumulate points at each contest and award a Series Champion at the end.
According to Templeton Community Service District Recreation Supervisor Melissa Johnson,  "Monster" is the
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