Announcements

Chief investigator Hanley to retire after 38-year public safety career

SAN LUIS OBISPO — After serving the local community in law enforcement for more than 38 years, Bill Hanley, Chief of the District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigations, announced his retirement effective Friday, Nov. 16. Hanley served in the role of Chief since 2005 when he was appointed by then-District Attorney Gerald T. Shea in 2005.... more

A fond farewell to Chief Deputy Hastie

Chief Deputy Ron Hastie is retiring this month after a 31-year career at the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Ian Parkinson and Undersheriff Tim Olivas recognized Chief Hastie during a General Assembly at the Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 1.... more

Patricia (Thew) Nash-Boulden celebrates a 100 years

Patricia (Thew) Nash-Boulden will celebrate her 100th birthday Nov. 17, 2018. Pat was born in Pasadena, one week after WW1 ended. She grew up in Altadena, Calif. during The Great Depression and attended a one-room schoolhouse in Big Bear and Ojai. She attended high school in Santa Barbara. Patricia married Stephen Nash-Boulden in 1937. Together, Pat and Steve were residents of Atascadero (1948-1997). She currently resides in Santa Maria.... more

Local military member to retire after 25 years

ATASCADERO — Steve Houghton, who was raised in Atascadero, will retire in November of this year after humbly serving 25 years in the United States Air Force. Since August 2013, he has maintained the title of Squadron Superintendent where he oversees and manages criminal, fraud, and counterintelligence operations. Over the past 17 years, Steve has held multiple positions with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Throughout his career, he has both led and performed hands-on investigative work to protect military personnel and resources as well as the general public. During this time, he completed a tour of duty in South Korea and Iraq where he collected and analyzed information to decrease the threat posed by domestic and foreign enemies. In addition to his many professional achievements, Steve also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.... more

Hall graduates basic Air Force training

U.S. Air Force Airman Tristan J. Hall graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Hall completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.... more

Wedding: Douglass - Funsten

Jane Douglass, a 1993 graduate of Atascadero High School, was married Aug. 4 in Carbondale, Colo. to James Johnston Funsten IV. The wedding took place on the grounds of the historic Missouri Heights Schoolhouse, overlooking the Roaring Fork Valley and the mountains beyond. Val Douglass, Jane’s sister, was the matron of honor. Junior attendants were Jim’s eight-year-old son, Max and Val’s nine-year-old daughter Zella and seven-year-old son, Zach. The officiant was Pat Henry, retired principal of the school where Jane is a teacher.... more

Wedding: Rennegarbe - Hume

Isabelle Marie Rennegarbe and Nathan Alexander Hume of Fresno were married on March 24, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Atascadero and Randy Mewhirter, a minister officiated the ceremony.... more

Engagement: Nemeth - Benabides

Rachel Nolene Nemeth and Steven Matthew Benabides are happy to announce their engagement. Rachel's parents are Stephen and Jacqueline Nemeth of Ontario, Canada and Steven's parents are Pedro and Kathy Benabides of Paso Robles. ... more

Anniversary: David & Janet Grummitt

Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary! Your commitment is admired and worthy of the biggest of celebrations.... more

Birth: Logan William Mansfield

Mike and Leah Mansfield of Antelope announce the birth of their first child, Logan William Mansfield. Logan arrived on May 30, 2017. He weighed seven pounds, three ounces and measured 21 in length.... more

Birth: Aubrey Louise Ballew

Jake and Torry Ballew of Paso Robles announce the birth of their first child, Aubrey Louise Ballew. Aubrey arrived on June 28, 2017. ... more

Birth: Aymie Nykole Evenson

Ahrean and Catherine Evenson of San Miguel announce the birth of their second child, Aymie Nykole Evenson. Aymie arrived on August 14, 2017. She weighed six pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 3/4 in length. She was delivered at the Holistic Midwifery Birth Center in Atascadero.... more

Wedding: Rennegarbe - Zaic

Mr. and Mrs Tom Rennegarbe from Atascadero are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter, on July 9, 2017 in San Clemente at 6 p.m. to Adam Robert Zaic, son of Sherri and Mike Zaic from Rancho Santa Margarita.... more