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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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The Triton takes off: Local man's design gains international attention

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
TEMPLETON -- Local aviation enthusiast Charlee Smith says he wants to give more people the experience of what it really feels like to fly.
"Just about every design that's on the market is built for the pilot," Smith said. "But they don't have hardly any consideration for the passenger. They just stick you in the back and you've got a
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School board to consider yard duty pay raise

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
CRESTON -- The Atascadero Unified School District board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to table a portion of a resolution that would have provided a 50 cent per hour raise for yard duty supervisors after trustee George Galvan protested, saying he would like to see the part-time employees receive a larger raise.
The salary schedule for yard duty supervisors
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AUSD board welcomes new librarian

Posted: Friday, Apr 11th, 2014
CRESTON -- A great deal of progress has been made this school year toward modernizing Atascadero's school libraries, mostly thanks to the efforts of new school librarian Kris Bell.
Atascadero Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Kathy Hannemann introduced Bell to the district board of trustees at meeting held Tuesday at the Creston Elementary School cafeteria.
"We have a
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Protesters on Curbaril overpass not happy with current administration

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Hoots, hollers, honks and whistles filled the air around the Curbaril overpass Monday as those passing by showed their support for a group of protesters waving flags and holding signs criticizing the Obama administration.
The group, made up of local activists Aaron Armstrong, Fred Starbuck, Neil Wampler, Paddy LaRoche and one individual who preferred not to be
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City repairs clock in Sunken Gardens

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Residents can once again rely upon the new clock tower in Sunken Gardens for an accurate reading after repairs were made to the fixture this week.
Many residents noticed that the clock was running slow and was nearly 20 minutes behind when Daylight Savings Time started on March 9 and put the clock more than an hour
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Atascadero News welcomes new publisher

Modified: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- John Bartlett is the new publisher of the Atascadero News.
"It is very exciting to be a part of this community paper," he said. "I feel very strongly that community papers have a very important role in local communities."
Bartlett, who began his newspaper career with the Register-Pajaronian in Watsonville 16 years ago, left the paper in
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Easter celebrations start this weekend

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 9th, 2014
ATASCADERO -- Spring is in the air and this Saturday Atascadero residents will get a chance to celebrate the season and the Easter holiday during two events at the Atascadero Lake Park and Charles Paddock Zoo.
An Easter egg hunt hosted by El Dorado Broadcasters and co-sponsored by the City of Atascadero and Galaxy Theaters will start at 11
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