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STORM WATCH: Multiple accidents reported on Highway 101; powerful storm expected to hit this afternoon

Modified: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
NORTH COUNTY -- As the first wave of a storm hits the region the North County has already taken a beating with several vehicle accidents being reported on Highway 101 and there's a possibility of damaging winds and several more inches of rain as the main portion of the storm hits this afternoon and evening.
The California Highway Patrol

Truck blows over near Shandon

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
The California Highway patrol is report that a semi truck and trailer blew over in high winds at the intersection of Highway 41 and Highway 46 east near Shandon and traffic lanes are blocked. They have also received reports of a second collision one mile north of the overturned truck. No further information was immediately available.

North County Wedding Expo returns Sunday

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
NORTH COUNTY -- Love continues to fill the air this week as newly engaged couples and future brides prepare for their big day at the North County Wedding Expo, which returns for its second year at the Pavilion on the Lake in Atascadero on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. This free event, open to the public, promises

Sweethearts stroll downtown

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
Although attendance was sparse, several couples braved the rainy weather to walk hand-in-hand around downtown Atascadero on Saturday, Feb. 11, during Atascadero Main Street's Sweetheart Stroll event. Seventeen different merchants participated in the event along with 16 partnering wineries that poured glasses for strolling couples. Cal Poly students Nicholas Creber and Hannah Hester, pictured above, visited Atascadero for the first

Walmart not coming to Atascadero: Retailer cancels plans to build store

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
ATASCADERO -- After being in the works for more than a decade, Walmart representatives announced last week that the retailer would not be moving forward with a planned store at the corner of El Camino Real and Del Rio Road in Atascadero.
Walmart first submitted plans for a store in the city in 2007 and the final plans were approved

Council OKs $1.9 million for shelter: City to join effort to build animal facility in SLO

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
ATASCADERO -- The City of Atascadero will contribute more than $1.9 million toward the construction of a new animal shelter in San Luis Obispo after the City Council voted 3-1 to approve the plan Tuesday. Council member Roberta Fonzi voted against the proposal and council member Heather Moreno was absent.
The new facility will replace the original animal shelter,

Highway 41 reopens after month-long closure

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
ATASCADERO -- Highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero is now officially reopened after being closed since early January when heavy rain caused a series of rockslides along the road.
According to Caltrans, motorists should expect one-way reversing traffic delays Monday through Friday for the next two weeks, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., as additional work is completed.

Give Fitness challenges locals to raise money for charities

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
ATASCADERO -- Since Jan. 1, Atascadero's Give Fitness has been challenging residents to complete a series of challenges to raise money for 10 local nonprofit organizations.
The program is social media-driven said Give Fitness owner Josh Donovan. Each of the challenges has a unique hashtag and when participants use the tag while posting a photo or video of themselves

Seven men arrested for Atascadero home invasion, robbery

Posted: Monday, Feb 13th, 2017
ATASCADERO -- Seven men from Northern and Southern California were arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly impersonating law enforcement while invading and robbing a home in Atascadero.
Atascadero police responded to a home on the 8400 block of San Gregorio Road at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday after receiving a call about a home invasion. Officers were on scene within

Walmart pulls out of Atascadero project

Modified: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
According to a press release issued by the City of Atascadero Friday, Walmart has announced that it will not be moving forward with plans to open a store at the corner of El Camino Real and Del Rio Road in Atascadero.
The city said Walmart pulled out of the project due to changes in the market, citing an increase

Club 42 opens: New hangout provides spot for geekly gatherings

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
Nerds, geeks and dweebs rejoice! Geek culture now has a new hotspot in Atascadero with the opening of Club 42 on Wednesday, Feb. 1, named for the answer to the ultimate questions of life, the universe and everything from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Atascadero resident Karen Evans and her son Robert had the idea for the club a

The horrors of love: Haunted Hearts spook house opening for Valentine’s Day

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
ATASCADERO -- While haunted houses are generally deemed a Halloween tradition, they are just as scary the rest of the year. This Valentine's Day, for the first time ever, San Luis Obispo County residents will be screaming just as loud at the special anti-Valentine Haunted Hearts Haunt.
The Haunted Hearts event, located at 5805 El Camino Real, will be open

Atascadero Lake at 100 percent capacity; Council to consider allowing paddleboards

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
ATASCADERO -- Atascadero Lake officially reached capacity this week and water began to flow over the spillway at the northeast corner of the lake.
Children splashed and played in the spillway as water flowed from the lake, through the lake park and back to Atascadero Creek for the first time since 2010.
A new dock was installed along Marchant

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