• San Luis Obispo County Farmers’ Market Association celebrating 40 years

    The San Luis Obispo County Farmers’ Market Association is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. Local farmers and food artisans will celebrate their success in providing produce from local family farms throughout the Central Coast and the San Joaquin Valley for the last four decades. The celebration will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, during the San Luis Obispo Saturday morning Farmers’ Market in the World Market/Embassy Suites parking lot from 8 to 10:45 a.m.

  • Prescribed burns planned for local state parks

    The California Department of Parks and Recreation tentatively plans to conduct prescribed burns in several coastal state parks within San Luis Obispo County between Oct. 2 and May 31, 2019. The effort will be carried out in cooperation with Cal Fire, the Morro Bay Fire Department and the Air Pollution Control District.

  • A.M. Sun Solar recognized as Top Solar Contractor in County

    More than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and local installer A.M. Sun Solar was recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry. A.M. Sun Solar achieved a rank of 223 out of 450 solar companies on the magazine’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors list and is the highest ranked solar company in San Luis Obispo County.

  • Wellness Kitchen kids cooking program begins Oct. 15

    The Wellness Kitchen’s Lead Chef, Evan Vossler, has a passion for instilling in youth the importance of quality nutrition and cooking skills. If it were up to him, he’d teach courses such as this several times per year. Back in June, he co-led the Teen Cooking Program for ages 13 through 18 with wonderful feedback from kids and parents.

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Glenn’s Repair at 50

Glenn’s Repair and Rental was founded in 1968 at the same spot on El Camino Real it calls home today. Owner Geoff Auslen says it’s been a busy, although unpredictable year. The “proud fourth owner” of the establishment, adding he’s seen it through a fivefold increase in business over the six years he’s had it, Auslen’s had some special business cards made up to celebrate 50 years. The local Chamber of Commerce and Atascadero Mayor Tom O’Malley — a customer from Auslen’s former coffee shop in town — took notice as well, paying a visit in September.

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Falcon 9 creates light display in night sky

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE — Team Vandenberg had a successful launch of the SAOCOM 1A satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4E on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 7:21 p.m. and the first land landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The launch was postponed on Saturday to Sunday to provide the ideal launch conditions as well as the atmospheric one’s for the public to view it clearly.

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Founders Tea opens COLONY DAYS

Quota International of Atascadero held its 41st Colony Days Founders Tea at Atascadero Bible Church on Sept. 30, kicking off this week’s Colony Days celebration. Last year’s Colony Days Queen Doris Reynolds crowned 2018 Queen Jeanne Colvin and last year’s King Ed Chidlaw pinned a badge on Lamon Colvin to take over the reign. Grand Marshal for 2017, Jerry Tanimoto, handed his role to Bob Brown.

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AHS alum inducted into Occidental Baseball Hall of Fame

Logan Allen graduated from Atascadero High School in 2009 as a two-sport star, the recipient of the Bud Ewing Scholarship and began his career as an Occidental Tiger. While a Greyhound, Allen was MVP and a workhorse of both Atascadero basketball and baseball. As a senior, he earned first-team all-county and first-team all-league while batting.432 with 11 doubles and 34 runs scored in only 27 games and earned the same awards for basketball as well as earning Southern Section All-CIF first team.

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Disney Culture expert joins speaker lineup for Central Coast Economic Forecast

SAN LUIS OBISPO ─ Doug Lipp, retired head of training for Disney University, will join Beacon Economics analysts Chris Thornberg and Robert Kleinhenz on the speaker dais at the 2018 Central Coast Economic Forecast. The annual event will be held Friday, Nov. 2 at the Alex Madonna Expo Center, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Lipp is a distinguished international consultant, eight-time author, and former head of training at the legendary Disney University. Drawing on his 30 plus years of combined experience at Disney and in private practice, Lipp inspires and challenges hundreds of organizations worldwide. At the Forecast, he will discuss company culture, teamwork and inspiring creative thinking.

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Great California ShakeOut set for Oct. 18

STATE — The Great California ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to prepare and practice for an earthquake: "Drop, Cover and Hold On." California is at higher risk of earthquakes compared to the rest of the country. The Great California ShakeOut has been organized to encourage everyone to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure space in order to prevent damage and injuries. ShakeOut is also a reminder for Californians to be prepared financially, such as by exploring earthquake insurance. The not-for-profit California Earthquake Authority offers earthquake insurance throughout California for homeowners, renters, mobile home owners and condo-unit owners. Register to be counted in the ShakeOut Drill, access resources, receive email updates, and more at www.shakeout.org/california/. On Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Drop to the ground, take Cover under a table or desk, and Hold On to it as if a major earthquake were happening (stay down for at least 60 seconds).

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CHP releases description of vehicle in fatal hit-and-run

TEMPLETON — The Templeton CHP Office is asking for the public’s help in investigating the felony hit-and-run traffic collision that took the life of Nathaniel Weatherly last week. At approximately 5 a.m. on Oct. 11, Weatherly, 22, was attempting to walk or run across the Highway 101 when he was struck by an unknown vehicle that was driving southbound on the freeway. Weatherly’s last known residence was San Miguel, but he was believed to be homeless. CHP has released a vehicle description. They are looking for a gold-colored Toyota Sienna minivan, with collision damage to the front of it. The year model is possibly between 2004 and 2007.

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SLO Airport ranked seventh-fastest growing airport in North America

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A new report from international organization Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) has ranked San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) the seventh-fastest growing airport in North America. With 407,646 passengers in 2017, the San Luis Obispo Airport registered a 23.4 percent increase over 2016 levels. The jump makes SBP the fifth-fastest-growing airport in the United States, and seventh-fastest across the continent. “2017 was a transformative year for us,” said Director of Airports Kevin Bumen, C.M., C.A.E. “In addition to opening our new terminal, Alaska began service to Seattle, and United added both service to Denver and a fourth daily flight to San Francisco. More people flew our existing routes in 2017 as well. This rise in passenger numbers shows how committed our residents are to flying from their hometown airport.”

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Upcoming Paso Basin Cooperative Committee meeting to be held on Oct. 17

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Basin Cooperative Committee invites groundwater users and interested community members to attend their upcoming meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the City of Paso Robles Council Chambers, 1000 Spring St., Paso Robles. The Cooperative Committee is comprised of representatives from the Groundwater Sustainability Agencies formed over the Paso Basin within San Luis Obispo County and is charged with developing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan in accordance with the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The upcoming meeting will focus on drafts of Chapter 4 “Hydrogeologic Conceptual Model” and Chapter 5 “Groundwater Conditions”, as well as initial discussion of potential projects and actions related to achieving groundwater sustainability.

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  • Opinion

    Letters to the Editor 10-12-18

    A Better Atascadero hopes the voters will not go back. We have 2 choices for new city council members in this election. Please join us in voting for Heather Newsom and Mark Dariz. Atascadero will be even better.

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    Central California residents may experience sonic boom

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE - Team Vandenberg is scheduled to support the rescheduled launch of the SAOCOM 1A satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4E on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 7:21 p.m. PDT. SpaceX is attempting the secondary mission of landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket at Landing Zone 4, which was previously called SLC-4W, at Vandenberg Air Force Base. This will be SpaceX's first land landing attempt at Vandenberg Air Force Base. It was delayed to complete pre-flight vehicle checkouts; the rocket and payload are healthy.

  • Opinion

    Letters to the Editor 10-05-18

    I was fortunate to have attended one of the Bill Ostrander and Jordan Cunningham debates, and there is no doubt that Ostrander is our man to represent the Central Coast in the California Assembly.

  • Red Light Round Up

    Red Light Roundup Published Sept. 28

    Atascadero and Paso Robles police departments arrest logs published Sept. 28.

  • Opinion

    Commentary: I stand up for victims of sexual assault and abuse

    There are countless reasons why people who are sexually assaulted or abused do not report what happened. Lack of a “timely filed” report does not mean the abuse did not happen and those who do bravely come forward must be supported. This is not a partisan political issue. It is a culture issue.

  • Opinion

    Letters to the Editor 9-28-18

    I am endorsing Atascadero City Council Candidate Mark Dariz . Dariz has been my acquaintance for 27 years since the time he started at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

  • Opinion

    Letters to the Editor 9-21-18

    It is without reservation that I recommend Heather Newsom to be elected to the City Council of Atascadero.

  • Entertainment

    Templeton Nightmare on Main Street back

    A Haunted House that promises pure heart pounding chills and thrills. Nightmare on Main Street is a non-profit created to give back to the local community. The haunted house at 99 Main St. is an old historic home that has been abandoned and boarded up for over 100 years — what scary secrets are inside?

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Atascadero Holds first National Night Out

The City of Atascadero Police Department joined a national tradition on Tuesday, Aug. 7, with their first-ever Night Out event at Colony Park.Atascadero’s Night Out is part of an annual event dating to 1984, the community-building campaign aims to ‘promote neighborhood safety and police-community partnerships.’ Boy Scouts, members of the city’s police ‘explorer’ program, area nonprofits and businesses hosted booths at the first Night Out Event at Colony Park. (Photos by Rick Evans)