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Invitation to participate in Sagebrush Days on April 28

SAN MIGUEL — San Miguel continues its Sagebrush Days Annual Parade and Peddlers Faire on April 28 and invites you to be a participant. The Peddlers Faire begins at 8 a.m. on Mission Street and along 112th St. between L St. and Mission St. The parade line-up is at 10 a.m. beginning from 13th St. and Mission St. and starts at 11 a.m. Contact Mike Sanders, Parade Chairman, at [email protected] for an application for either Parade or Peddlers Faire or download these from at www.sanmiguelchamber.org.

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Child bicyclist struck by vehicle

TEMPLETON — The California Highway Patrol is investigating a collision involving a vehicle and a child on a bicycle that occurred in Templeton earlier this morning.

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Local artisans and growers wanted for Mission Market Place at the 2018 California Mid-State Fair

PASO ROBLES — Applications for the 2018 California Mid-State Fair’s Mission Market Place are now available! The Mission Market Place is designed to showcase local products, both fresh and value added. It will give twenty artisans and growers a home to showcase their locally grown, packaged and/or hand-crafted items to over 420,000 fairgoers. Product examples could include things like honey, lip balm, apples, pies and cheese. The Fair will provide each of the participants with product placement in the Mission Market Place located in Estrella Hall, the Fair’s largest indoor commercial building. Vendors must provide the product and pricing, and the Fair will do the rest. The Fair will staff the Mission Market Place, provide display options for most products and space for products with unique needs. Vendor spaces cost $400.00 plus 20% commission on products and services sold.

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TSA implements second security lane at airport

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Transportation Security Administration has begun operating a second security lane at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. This important move comes before the airport sees additional flights and larger planes. With the new bag screening lane, passengers are able to queue, divest and place their belongings through two different lanes. “The move allows our travelers to get through security faster than ever before,” said Kevin Bumen, CM, CAE, Director of Airports. “TSA is committing additional resources to our airport because they see how we’ve been growing, and continue to grow.”

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Big Brothers Big Sisters appoints new CEO

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The Board of Directors at Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County recently announced the appointment of the organization’s new CEO, Jenny Luciano. “We are so pleased to have new, talented leadership at the helm for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County,” Board President Dave Axberg said. “ Jenny brings a wealth of fundraising, program development, marketing and communications experience to the team. She will be a strong asset in the short and long-term as we grow the agency and invest in making more mentor matches for children facing adversity here in San Luis Obispo County.” “I am humbled and delighted to be selected as the new CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County,” Luciano said. “There are many children in our community that need our support. I am confident that through ou

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North County’s Most Wanted : Katz

Lyndee Rae Katz, 26, is wanted for violation of probation for possession of drugs on prison or jail grounds. Katz is white, 5' 09" tall, 115 pounds and her last known address is in Paso Robles. If you have information on her whereabouts please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling CrimeStoppers at 805-549-STOP.

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Atascadero man missing since April 5

UPDATE : Relatives are relieved and grateful that Stevens was found on Tuesday, April 10 and is now safe with family in Paso Robles. The Atascadero Police is requesting the public’s assistance in the search of a missing man. John Michael Stevens, 61, was last seen on Thursday, April 5. Stevens was seen walking eastbound through his apartment complex at 7775 Morro Rd. around 11 a.m.

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Four vehicle accident at Cholame Y intersection

CHOLAME — A four-vehicle car collision involving eleven people occurred on Friday, April 6 on the SR-46 east, west of the Y intersection in Cholame. It was a cloudy, dry and dark day shortly after 5 a.m. when Catherine Ann Fox, 60, of Paso Robles was driving eastbound on SR 46 in her 2012 Chevy Cruze. When for an unknown reason she made a turning movement into the westbound lane traveling at an unknown speed. She then struck a 2011 Nissan that was driven by Moises Hernandez, 28, from Avenal. Fox's Cruze side swiped Hernandez's Nissan which caused him to lose control.

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Empty Bowls returns to serve up delicious soup

ATASCADERO — The public is welcome to join ECHO, El Camino Homeless Organization for their 2018 Empty Bowls community luncheon on Thursday, April 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.The 3rd annual event benefits their mission to empower people to make positive change by providing food, shelter and supportive services. Participants are treated to deliciously prepared soup served by local celebrities in a beautiful bowl for keeping. Some of the bowls are handmade by local artisan potters, some decorated by students from Atascadero and Paso Robles High Schools, Cuesta College and Atascadero Fine Arts Academy, and others come from the “eclectic collection” gathered by ECHO volunteers. Empty Bowls, is scheduled to be held at the Atascadero Bible Church located at 6225 Atascadero Ave, will feature not only a variety of handmade soups, but also artisan breads prepared by more than a dozen local chefs and restaurants.

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AMWC is holding its 18th annual Water-Conserving Landscape Awards Contest

ATASCADERO — Each year the Atascadero Mutual Water Company (AMWC), strives to recognize those who have made the effort to landscape their homes and/or businesses in an aesthetic manner that is compatible with our local environment and resources. Nominated landscapes should be designed to conserve natural resources and composed of at least 80 percent water-conserving plants, and have irrigation appropriate for the type of landscape and be located within the AMWC service area, as well as use permeable hardscape and mulch and requite minimal watering.

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Santa Lucia Sportsmen’s Association highlights ‘Women On Target’ clinic

ATASCADERO —The mission of the Santa Lucia Sportsmen’s Association is to provide the community with a safe and controlled environment to learn and practice shooting sports. This mission includes offering programs specifically designed for women interested in the proper use and care of firearms. Women interested in learning can enroll in classes specially designed for them or go to the SLSA range and progress at their own pace.

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RSVP volunteer opportunity

TEMPLETON — Put your life experience to work with RSVP - Retired and Senior Volunteers program. Join many other seniors, age 50+ and over, who are taking time to help improve the lives of others. RSVP can match your talents and interests with community needs. Locally the opportunity available is with the Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center in Templeton. The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center needs backup and on-call help. Volunteers help package meals on Tuesdays and pack and deliver meals to San Luis Obispo. Wednesdays the Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center needs help at the lunch counter, washing dishes and doing light office duties. They are looking for volunteers interested in health and wellness. Call (805) 544-8740 for information on the above opportunity.

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Atascadero resident struck by a vehicle in Templeton

Christine M. Watkins, 32, of Atascadero, was walking westbound on Main Street on March 27 when she was hit by a vehicle at approximately 6:30 p.m. Maliysa L. Briggs, 39, of Templeton, was trying to exit a driveway north of 7th Street onto Main street when she struck Watkins with her 2016 Kia Soul.

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Bakersfield friends win race

ATASCADERO – Software engineer and father of three, Greg Saiki, 38, of Bakersfield won the first-ever Tent City Marathon in Atascadero Sunday. Saiki’s friend, Joshua Farrow, 34, also of Bakersfield, came in second. Proceeds from the marathon — along with a half-marathon, 10K and 5K — will benefit the Atascadero Printery Foundation. “It’s the first marathon I’ve ever won,” said Greg Saiki, who barely looked tired after winning the marathon with a time of 2:56:10. The same could be said for Joshua Farrow, who finished less than a second after. Saiki said he lost track of how many marathons he has raced, but he estimated he’s run about 14. “We train together and came to race together,” said Joshua Farrow, a retail manager and father of four, who won the 29-35 age group, while also coming in second overall with a time of 2:56:32. “It turned out exactly as planned I think,” Farrow laughed, saying both friends ran their personal record times. “I was just trying to hold on to him [Saiki]. It was a beautiful race. On the way out, the hills didn’t seem that bad. The hills at the end seemed twice as big even though they were the same hills.”

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Brenda May wins big at Atascadero's Dancing with Our Stars

ATASCADERO – Community Star and Fitness Instructor Brenda May and her professional choreographer and dance partner Brian Reeves won the title of Grand Champion at the 9th annual Atascadero’s Dancing with Our Stars “Dancing on Broadway” fundraiser at the Pavilion on the Lake this past weekend. May and Reeves also won the People’s Choice Award on Saturday and Good Sport Award for May’s help with this year’s costume coordination on the same evening. This year’s event took in 53 sponsors and sold 600 seats. Event Producer Jeannie Malik called it a success. She said the introduction of theater draping was a nice improvement this year. The dancers were able to end their routines behind the raised stage. She has received “so many” emails from those who love the “theater style” versus the flat floor performance area.

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Most wanted suspect captured : North County's Most Wanted

PASO ROBLES — The Most Wanted subject from last week, Kevin Duckworth was arrested on March 9 by Paso Robles Police.

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PHOTO: Mindful Creation

Zentangle is the fun practice of meditation and art. Come experience the art of breath and intentional movement during a new class at ärt/, located at 5806 Traffic Way in Atascadero. The next class is on Saturday, April 14 from 12 to 3:30 p.m. The cost to attend the class is $37 for new students or $25 for continuing students and includes materials. Register by contacting Debbie Gedayloo at (805) 550-2487 or by emailing her at [email protected] (Contributed photo).

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Sheriffs take down narcotics ring

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — On March 15, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s office held a press conference to announce a narcotics drug ring bust. Five suspects, including the new ringleader, have warrants out for their arrest.

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Shrimp Boil restaurant aims for family-friendly atmosphere

“We tried not to raise the prices too much so families can come and enjoy a good meal,” co-owner Rita Holladay said. These first weeks after opening, she has been gathering feedback from her customers to make sure they focus only the best dishes. “We want to keep it a small menu,” she added. “We want to dial this and make it as good as we can.”

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SLOStringer remembered

A year ago, Matthew Frank, known as the SLOStringer, was on his way to cover a house fire in Atascadero during a rainstorm when he lost control of his Chevrolet Tahoe on Highway 101 near Santa Margarita and hit a tree, causing his vehicle to burst into flames. Frank, 30, passed away at the scene. Frank was passionate about covering emergency events and giving the public an up-close look at the work of first responders. Some members of the public said he was like Batman — he was everywhere. A bat symbol sits at a memorial at the crash site, a fitting symbol of his superhero status.

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Illegal camp cleared

ATASCADERO — A homeless encampment located between Highway 101 and the Atascadero Smart & Final store at Curbaril Avenue and El Camino Real was cleared this week with the Atascadero Police Department arresting four subjects at the camp for outstanding warrants and Caltrans crews clearing out the mess left behind. “We have a camping ordinance we do enforce here in town,” Sgt. Caleb Davis with the Atascadero Police Department said. “If it’s within the city limits and not the 101 right-of-way, the public works department would respond to our request after the camp is cleared out of people. (We would) post, mark it and let them know that their belongings will be removed if they don’t remove it themselves. Then in an appropriate time frame we would remove their belongings.” Photos courtesy of Caltrans District 5.

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Kiddie Smoke alarms Recall Alert

There has been a recall issued for Kidde Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms due to a compromised sensor, which poses a risk to consumers of not being alerted to a fire in their home. If you have a Kidde Smoke Alarm, check to see if your model is effected. Models being recalled are PI2010 and PI9010. For more information visit www.cpsc.gov. (Contributed photo)

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PHOTO: Atascadero Responders recognized at ELKS dinner

The Atascadero Elks held their annual Police and Fire Association Dinner on March 28 and recognizing responders in public safety that went above and beyond their service. The Firefighter of the year was awarded to Captain Scott Hallett, the Community Service Officer of the year was awarded to Lauren Purify and the Officer of the Year was Officer Chris Galpin. (Contributed photo)

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Middle School Art Exhibit

The PRJUSD Gallery is featuring artwork from the amazing fine art programs at Flamson and Lewis Middle Schools. On exhibit are pieces by students of Flamson’s Daniel Parks and Lewis’ Tracie Gonzales. Many pieces are for sale with student artists receiving 80 percent commission on all sales. The exhibit will be on display through May 15 at the Studios on the Park in Paso Robles. (Photos courtesy of PRJUSD).

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New Community Reads Program encourages teens to take action

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries is excited to announce a new community reads program, Book to Action. The library invites the community (high school age youth and adults) to read, discuss, and take action with this year’s title, “The 57 Bus”, by Dashka Slater.

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Agencies work together to prepare for school shooters

PASO ROBLES — Thanks to years of planning and training, local law enforcement agencies say they are prepared for the possibility of an active shooter situation on campuses in the North County. Sheriff Ian Parkinson said he met with the county’s police chiefs a few years ago and together they created a three-year plan to improve response and notification of training with local schools and were able to fund training and equipment through the Department of Homeland Security.

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Extreme storm hits the North County

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — A band of storms known as the ‘atmospheric river’ event started Tuesday and has continued to bring rain Thursday. The storm has caused widespread damage, road hazards and accidents throughout the region.

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Bomb Squad detonates suspicious package

SAN LUIS OBISPO - A suspicious package was located near the front door of the San Luis Obispo County Jail on Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m. Staff walking near the entrance noticed the suspicious package by the front door and immediately reported it. Jail staff recently received death threats associated with protests against several deaths at the jail over the past few years including that of Atascadero man Andrew Holland, who died in 2017 after being restrained for nearly 48 hours.

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Rainy morning causes several accidents

NORTH COUNTY — In the morning hours of March 13, there were several accidents due to the rain in the North County. At 7:45 a.m. there was a two-vehicle collision on Geneseo Road, south of SR-46, in Paso Robles. No one was injured. At 8 a.m. on Northbound Highway 101, north of SR-58, there was a solo vehicle collision with a minor injury. Also on Highway 101, north of SR-58, at 9 a.m., there was another solo vehicle with no injuries reported. Shortly at 9:15 a.m. on SR-46, east off Branch Road, there was another solo vehicle collision with no injuries reported.

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North County's Most Wanted: March 9

Kevin Bruce Duckworth, 32, is wanted for first degree burglary, grand theft of a firearm, grand theft over $950, receiving/purchasing stolen property, possession of a firearm by a felon, unlawful possession of ammunition, committing a felony with a prior prison term within the last 5 years, obstructing/resisting a peace officer. Duckworth is White, 6’ tall, and 200 pounds. He is listed as a transient in North County. If you have information on his whereabouts please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided by calling CrimeStoppers at 805-549-STOP.

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North County’s Most Wanted Update : March 9

ATASCADERO — The Most Wanted subject from Nov. 15, Max Aaron Gerarden, has been arrested and booked into County Jail on Feb.. 7. Gerarden was wanted for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant. His bail was set at $50,000. Alejandro Rey Sanchez, our Most Wanted subject from early February, was taken into custody by Atascadero Police Department.

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Fire in Templeton extinguished

Templeton — On March 7 in Templeton Cal Fire and SLO County Fire responded to a vegetation fire on Santa Rita Road at 12:50 p.m. At that time the fire had a slow rate of spread and was just a quarter-acre. At 1:11 p.m. Cal Fire updated its report that crews were making good progress and the fire was at three acres. By 1:25 p.m. Cal Fire gave its final update as firefighter crews had stopped the forward spread of the fire. Crews were expected to mop up the fire for another two hours.

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Police chase suspect driving 140 mph

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — On the evening of March 6, Mario Oseguera, 19, from San Jose, fled from police in a 2003 red Mercedes C240, leading them on a chase that spanned many cities and two counties. California Highway Patrol Officers from King City, Air Operations, Templeton, and San Luis Obispo all assisted in on the pursuit with speeds hitting more than 140 miles per hour.

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Two injured in multi-vehicle accident in Shandon

SHANDON — On Monday, March 5 the California Highway Patrol Communication Center received a report at 5:47 a.m. of a head-on collision at the Shandon Rest Area on State Route 46. Per the California Highway Patrols report, when units arrived, the road was blocked between the rest area and Lucy Brown Road. At this location, both directions of travel utilize what will eventually be the westbound lanes on the northernmost portion of SR 46. The collision involved four vehicles, three of which were semi-trailer combinations.

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Deputy assaulted by inmate in County Jail

SAN LUIS OBISPO – An inmate at San Luis Obispo County Jail assaulted a correctional deputy Tuesday. The 26-year-old correctional deputy was moving inmates from one section of the jail to another around 12:30 p.m. when one of the inmates charged the deputy and began punching the him multiple times in the head and face.

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Early morning fatal accident near Shandon

SHANDON – Just after 6 a.m. Tuesday on Bitterwater Road north of SR-58, a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe was involved in a single-vehicle accident. Five passengers from Avenal were involved in the accident and one died at the scene. Veronica Ayala-Rea, 35, was driving the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe southbound on Bitterwater Road, 12 miles north of SR-58. Ayala-Rea failed to handle a curve in the road and crossed into the other lane and onto the dirt shoulder before rolling over multiple times. Two passengers not wearing their seatbelts — Alexis Jovani Ayala, 19, and Maria Rodriguez Tovar, 49, who were ejected from the vehicle. Alexis Jovani Ayla was transported to Kern Valley Medical Center and Rodriguez Tovar to Sierra Vista Medical Center.

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Pilot crashes plane in field near Paso Robles Airport

PASO ROBLES – Tuesday evening at approximate 8:30 p.m. the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to an aircraft incident near the Paso Robles Airport. Arriving responders found an upright plane in a field just south of Dry Creek Road. The plane, a single-engine Piper aircraft took off from the Paso Robles Airport with two passengers who had just had a brief layover from the Bay Area. A student pilot and his instructor experience engine failure before they reached full altitude.

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History in the making as Jim Wilkins joins DWOS

The Atascadero Historical Society has plans to develop a historical site, the Colony Heritage Center, adjacent to downtown, and the Society’s President, Jim Wilkins, is raising funds for this project as a DWOS 2018 Community Star. Wilkins has been a moving force behind the Society’s many important projects since becoming its President in 2008 and now he will rumba his way into the lead of yet another project.

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PHOTO: Werner wins FOAL’s monthly raffle

Friends of the Atascadero Library and Alice’s Bookstore started 2018 with a monthly raffle for a $20 gift certificate to the bookstore. January’s winner Mckenzie Werner is pictured here with store Manager Alice Rew and raffle coordinator Sharon Turner. Turner explained, “the raffle renews monthly with each customer receiving a ticket and a chance to win the monthly drawing.” Hurry in for your chance to win and support the library at the same time. (Contributed photo by Friends of the Atascadero Library)

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Atascadero Senior Center seeks Computer Instructor

The Atascadero Senior Center is looking for a volunteer to teach a computer class. We have the space, equipment and Senior Citizens, like Camille Szalma, who are eager to learn. The only thing missing is an instructor! If you are interested, please call 466-4674. (Contributed photo by Alex Zanini )

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Atascadero man dies in rollover accident

Atascadero — A two-vehicle accident on Highway 101 in Atascadero Sunday afternoon left an elderly driver dead and his passenger with major injuries. According to the California Highway Patrol, Atascadero resident Thomas Cahill, 71, was driving a 1969 Alfa Romera convertible northbound on Highway 101 just south of the San Ramon exit when, for unknown reasons, he veered from the No. 2 lane into the No. 1 lane, colliding with a 2016 Hyundai sendan driven by 42-year-old Selma resident Melissa Smith before veering back to the right, onto the dirt shoulder and up an embankment. The vehicle overturned and Thomas Cahill, who was not wearing a safety belt, was ejected from the vehicle, sustaining fatal injuries. His passenger, Ruth Cahill, 72, was wearing a safety belt and was trapped inside the vehicle after it came to rest upside down. Ruth Cahill sustained major injuries as a result of the accident and was transported to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo.

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Proposed ballot ban on fracking and oil expansion

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — Volunteers will begin gathering signatures today to place the “Protect Our Water, Air, and Land: Ban Fracking and Oil Expansion in SLO County” Initiative on the November 2018 ballot. The initiative is sponsored by the Coalition to Protect San Luis Obispo County, a group of local volunteers working to protect local water, air and soil from pollution while encouraging a shift toward renewable energy, as called for in the county’s General Plan.

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Vehicle fire causes damage to garage

ATASCADERO — A garage fire was reported in the 9500 block of Casa Bella Court in Atascadero Saturday, Feb. 3. When firefighters entered through the garage door they found a vehicle on fire. Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services extinguished the fire within 20 minutes.

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Men found dead in California Valley home

CALIFORNIA VALLEY — On Monday, Jan. 29 two individuals were found deceased in a residence located on the 12000 block of Arrow Bear Trail in California Valley. At approximately 11:17 a.m. the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible deceased subject in a residence. Upon arrival, the Sheriff’s Deputies, along with California Game and Fish and Wildlife Warden’s, found two deceased individuals, Edward Chavez Mendoza, age 70, a resident of California Valley and his son, Edmundo Eduardo Mendoza Jr., age 37, also a resident of California Valley inside the home.

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AHS National Honors Students recognized at board meeting

AHS Principal Bill Neely recognized his 2017 National Honors Students and AP exam scholars at the last board meeting .

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Atascadero police officers battle Monterey Road Elementary’s winning teams

Monterey road’s recent lunchtime basketball tournament brought in more than 75 student participants. As a special incentive, winning teams of each tournament get to battle the Atascadero Police Officers in a final play off game.

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AUSD kindergarten enrollment begins

Soon-to-be kindergarteners who are five years of age on or before Sept. 1, and soon-to-be transitional kindergarteners who turn five years after Sept. 1 on or before Dec. 2 will be eligible to register at any of AUSD’s eight early elementary school programs, depending on each child’s school of residence.

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Creston Elementary Students sharpen skills in Robotics Club and STEM activities

Students at Creston Elementary School utilize their teamwork, leadership, communication skills to build their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills. Students who participate in the in fourth and fifth grade Robotics Club are building robots they use to compete against others in the club while gaining an understanding of engineering.

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The Fine Arts Academy begins open enrollment

The student leadership team poses for a photo at the Fine Arts Academy in Atascadero

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Enrollment up at AUSD, down at Atascadero High School

ATASCADERO — Within the next month, Atascadero Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Jacki Martin will be analyzing an increase of 75 students since the beginning of the school year. She will be developing a budget with the enrollment numbers in mind. “The numbers are fantastic!” Martin said, noting that official enrollment numbers are always calibrated the first week of October. “I’ve been here almost 15 years now… and I can’t recall a time when we’ve actually grown after Winter Break. That rarely happens. As a matter of fact to even grow at the starting of the school year is phenomenal,” she said.

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NCCS holds "Colonial Day"

North County Christian School in Atascadero recently held “Colonial Day.”

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AMS students take variety of elective classes

Atascadero Middle School students exhibit their innovation, creativity and leadership through a wide variety of elective classes.

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Brynn and Brittni Frace remembered

A celebration of life for Brittni and Brynn Frace will take place at the Atascadero Bible Church, 6225 Atascadero Ave. on Friday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m.

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TUSD warns parents after child is assaulted in Templeton

Dr. Joe Koski, Superintendent of Templeton Unified School District issued a warning to parents this morning after a child was allegedly assaulted near her home in Templeton. “I want to alert you to a report of a stranger danger situation that occurred over the weekend,” Koski wrote in the statement. “On Saturday, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a student was playing near her home on the 1200 block of Bennett Way in Templeton when a man grabbed her from behind. She screamed and the man put his hand over her mouth. She elbowed him in the stomach and he let go of her.”

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Children's House Montessori celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Every year, during the week of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Children’s House Montessori School students in Atascadero, ranging in age from three to 12, learn about civil rights and the life of Dr. King.

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Atascadero Printery needs volunteers

The Atascadero Printery Foundation is holding a workday Sunday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help with indoor cleanup and yard work at the historic Atascadero Printery Building.

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Fire Station provides sand to protect against flooding

“With the heavy rainfall occurring here this week and with the massive mudslides that took place overnight in Santa Barbara County, I'd like to remind all of our residents that they should be sure to check and clear any storm drains, culverts, drain pipes, ditches and waterways located on their property the help ensure unimpeded water flow,” said City Manager Rachelle Rickard at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

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Jim Prostovich honored

“I like being presented with challenges,” Jim Prostovich said about his job at the newspaper. “I know that sounds kinda cliché, but I like to figure out the solution to things.”

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Pig rescue faces issues with local ordinance

“And they’re thinking they’re literally getting this tiny housepet,” K&M Mini Pot Belly Pig Rescue Owner Marilu Elder said. “What happens is they outgrow that 25 pounds, guaranteed, and they don’t want it anymore. It becomes a burden. A 50, 100 or 150 pound pet that nobody knows what to do with.”

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Fire damages home on Curbaril Avenue

A fire caused extensive damages to a home on the 7800 block of Curbaril Avenue Wednesday evening. A contractor working on the home reported the fire around 5:30 p.m. according to Atascadero Fire Chief Casey Bryson, who said the home is currently undergoing renovations and doesn’t contain any belongings or furnishings.

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Local Security Guard loses life while helping others

PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles resident Gregory S. Norwood passed away in an accident Saturday, Dec. 18 while helping an elderly couple at the Community Health Center (CHC) in Templeton.

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Activists rally at zoo's holiday event

One Direct Action Everywhere protester, dressed and painted like a tiger, knelt silently in a cage as a visual message, while others held signs that read: “There’s no excuse for animal abuse” and “Captivity Kills.” Another sign read, “All I want for Christmas is adequate space, climate control, sanctuary.”

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Transient found in daycare after early morning break in

ATASCADERO — On Nov. 27 at 6:50 a.m. officers with the Atascadero Police Department were dispatched to Busy Bees Preschool on Santa Lucia Road. An employee opening the business that morning found an unknown woman inside the daycare. Police apprehend 31-year-old Sjana Fay Salazar, a transient. Salazar was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of burglary and her bail was set at $50,000.

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North County men arrested after police pursuit

PASO ROBLES — Two men, Patrick Dale Sandeffer, 30, from Atascadero and Raymond Gene Anthony Glove, 24, of Paso Robles, attempted to evade police on Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Paso Robles after an attempted traffic stop. Paso Robles Police Department identified a vehicle associated with "known felon” Kyle Daily, who has two felony warrants out for his arrest, traveling north on North River Road.

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PHOTO: CAPS presents $80K check to Atascadero Unified

Kathy Peterson and Lori Bickel, Committee for Atascadero Public Schools (CAPS) Chairpersons, presented the Atascadero Unified School District Board of Trustees with an $80,000 check Tuesday at the school board meeting.

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Former students threatens Cuesta College with bomb

PASO ROBLES — Former student Daniel William Chaides, 45, went to the Student Services area at the Cuesta College North County Campus in Paso Robles and became involved in an argument with school officials on Dec. 12 around 11 a.m.

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Fire at the south end of town damages structure

Atascadero — Shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 four fire engines responded to a small fire in an outbuilding on the 1400 block of Chispa Road south of Atascadero. Firefighters arrived at the rural location just outside the city limits and were able to knock the fire down in moments. The fire was in Cal Fire jurisdiction and mutual aid was provided by the Atascadero Fire Department and Atascadero State Hospital Fire Department. Nobody was hurt during the incident and no homes were damaged. The fire is thought to have been caused by improper discarding of ashes from a fireplace according to Clint Bullard, Fire Information Officer with Cal Fire.

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Additional Articles

  • No criminal charges filed against Ferree

    ATASCADERO — After review of a case involving allegations of battery, involving Atascadero High School teacher Christopher Ferree, the District Attorney’s office has determined there is insufficient evidence to file criminal charges. The investigation of Mr. Ferree was initiated by the Atascadero Police Department in November of 2017, and involved Mr. Ferree’s actions while addressing a student who was disrupting class activities. The general concern was that Mr. Ferree’s physical response to the student’s conduct was excessive.

  • Assemblyman Cunningham praises Uber’s new App feature

    SACRAMENTO — Wednesday, Uber announced a new security feature that will allow users to contact 911 via the Uber app. Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham praised the move as a step forward since a recent incident in San Luis Obispo when an Uber driver was charged for burglarizing and sexually assaulting four young victims.

  • Local businesses welcome veteran to town with a car

    ATASCADERO — A Vietnam-era Air Force veteran who recently moved to Atascadero to be with family will be given a warm community welcome along with a set of keys to a practically brand-new car as a thank you for his service to our country. The car donation is from Caliber Collision and Allstate in partnership with the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™ program which repairs and donates cars to help individuals and families rebuilding their lives.

  • APCD seeks input for grants

    SAN LUIS OBISPO — The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District is hosting a series of workshops to gain local community input on air protection grant funding opportunities in their areas.

  • County expands code enforcement service hours

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building, Code Enforcement will begin weekend and holiday on-call service to the unincorporated areas of the county. Beginning on Friday May 4, residents can call (805) 788-2350 and speak directly with the on-call County Code Enforcement Officer.

  • Numerous Highway 101 improvements coming in April

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — A project to improve eight miles in both directions of US Highway 101 from San Miguel to Camp Roberts in Monterey County will continue on Wednesday, April 11 with pothole repair in the following locations: Motorists traveling southbound on US Highway 101 will be realigned onto a different section of the highway near the San Marcos Road intersection on Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Motorists traveling northbound on US Highway 101 will be realigned onto a different section of the highway near the San Marcos Road intersection on Thursday, April 12 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Motorists can expect delays in this area from 15 to 30 minutes. Motorists should allow extra time while traveling in this area.

  • State commission approves funding to Modernize Hwy. 46 at the Cholame ‘Y’

    CHOLAME — Recently the California Transportation Commission approved nearly $134 million in project funds to construct an overpass at the Cholame “Y” intersection on Highway 41/46. The deadly section of highway has been known locally as “blood alley” for years. Recently, a four-car collision involving 11 people left two dead and four with major injuries. “This section of highway is critical to our economy, but currently has a fatality rate that is three-times the state average,” said assemblyman Jordan Cunningham. “These investments will save lives.”

  • USDA prioritizes investments to address opioid crisis in rural America

    DAVIS — USDA Rural Development California State Director Kim Dolbow Vann highlighted key efforts by the department to address opioid misuse in rural communities on April 4. “Opioid misuse has led to a dramatic decrease in quality of life, especially in rural areas where access to resources may be more limited,” said Vann. “We are working hard to bring all of our assets to the table in partnership with local efforts to help combat this epidemic where it is needed most.”

  • PHP toy and book exchange

    ATASCADERO— Parent’s Helping Parents (PHP) is holding a Toy and Book Exchange from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m at the Atascadero office. The toy and book exchange is a great chance to trade out some of the gently used play things your child no longer uses and bring home something new-to-you. Who might come to this Get Connected Toy Exchange for Parents Helping Parents? A parent or caregiver of a child with speech delay, sensory issues, learning challenges, developmental delay, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, and other disabilities. Caregivers who wish to connect with others who understand the extra challenges, may call (805) 543-3277 for more information.

  • County Libraries to hold food drive and forgive fines

    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — County Public Libraries are once again celebrating National Library Week by helping to end hunger in our community. Food for Fines Week takes place April 9 to 14 at all county library branches, in partnership with the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.

  • Temporary road closure

    ATASCADERO — Viejo Camino between Santa Barbara Road and Halcon Road will be closed temporarily for construction improvements beginning April 2, 2018. The road closure is tentatively scheduled to reopen before April 23, 2018 (dependent on weather delays).

  • City of Atascadero notifies public of road maintenance information

    ATASCADERO — Due to the recent heavy rainfall which has resulted in a number of potholes to occur throughout town, the City of Atascadero would like to share some important and timely information regarding the City’s roads. Atascadero residents are strongly encouraged to report potholes located in City maintained roadways, either by calling the Public Works Department at 805-470-3148, or by visiting the City’s website at www.atascadero.org and navigating to “I Want To”, “Report”, and then specifying the location of the pothole. During dry weather, potholes are typically repaired within a week or two of reporting the pothole to the City. Other unsafe street conditions such as street light issues and dead animals may also be reported to the City in a similar manner.

  • ‘Music of the Wild West’ set for May 6

    Atascadero — Enjoy familiar American Folk songs and “Music of the Wild West” at the Atascadero Community Band concert on Sunday, May 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. Concert will take place at the Atascadero Bible Church, 6225 Atascadero Ave.

  • Poetry and quilting exhibit in April

    Atascadero — American Traditions: Poetry and Quilting exhibit starts on April 2 at the Atascadero Library. An open invitation to the public for the reception Thursday, April 5. The reception is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and will introduce the exhibit. Light refreshments served at the reception.

  • Atascadero Library April programing features fun activities for all

    ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Library will be holding the upcoming programs at the library. Preschool Storytimes - scheduled on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Stories and songs will be shared. Toddler Storytime - specifically designed for toddlers every Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. Stories, rhymes, music and finger plays will be shared. Rhyme Time Storytime- In celebration of Poetry Month, toddler time will feature poems and rhymes. Fri., April 13 at 10:30 a.m. Craft Club - Come make a fun project! Tues., April 3 at 3:30 p.m. Registration required. Ages 6 to 12. Zoo To You- Learn fun facts about animals at this Conservation Ambassador Program. Weds., April 4 at 3:30 p.m. All ages.

  • County, State Parks reach air mitigation agreement on dunes

    San Luis Obispo County — The San Luis Obispo Air Pollution Control District (SLO County APCD) and State Parks Off-Highway Vehicle Division (OHV) have reached an agreement on a proposed mitigation approach to reduce particulate emissions at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). The proposed mitigation approach will be heard by the SLO County APCD Hearing Board on March 21, 2018, at 9 a.m. at the San Luis Obispo City Council Chambers (990 Palm Street in San Luis Obispo).

  • Hearst Castle announces Spring tours

    San Simeon — Hearst Castle’s evening tours have just begun a new season. Visitors to the Castle will experience the magnificent site illuminated at night. The evening tours feature the Living History Program, which evokes the heyday of this great estate. Docents in elegant attire from the 1930s recreate a sense of the social life of William Randolph Hearst’s guests, as they socialize in the Assembly Room or other areas of the Castle. Other docents portray household staff attending to the needs of Mr. Hearst’s guests.

  • City’s creekside property split into three parcels

    Atascadero — The Atascadero Planning Commission took the first steps Tuesday toward bringing a business back to the creekside property in Colony Square, the former location of Atascadero City Hall, which has been vacant since 2013. The Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve a tentative parcel map that would subdivide the parcel into three separate properties. The City would retain two of the parcels — a 9,000 square-foot area on the west side of the property that serves as the landing for the recently constructed pedestrian bridge over Atascadero Creek and a 6,000 square-foot area at the east side of the property that serves as the Atascadero Transit Center. The third parcel, a 1.82-acre area with an office building will be sold. The land and building are currently owned by the successor agency to the City Redevelopment Agency, which was dissolved by state mandate in 2012.

  • US highway 101 preservation treatment continues next week

    ATASCADERO — A project to place a protective overlay on US Highway 101 from the Traffic Way Undercrossing in Atascadero to the Vineyard Drive Overcrossing in Templeton will continue through next week. This project which is designed to extend the life of the pavement was suspended earlier this winter due to colder temperatures which made resurfacing the highway unsuitable.

  • California Valley deaths ruled murder/sucide

    CALIFORNIA VALLEY —The Coroner’s Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office released the cause and manner of death of the father and son who were found deceased in their home in California Valley on Jan. 29.

  • Atascadero man dies after flipping convertible on Highway 101

    A two-vehicle accident on Highway 101 in Atascadero Sunday afternoon left an elderly driver dead and his passenger with major injuries.

  • Road work at Highway 41 and Los Altos Road resumes after rain delay

    ATASCADERO — A project to extend the left-turn lane and reconstruct the intersection of State Route 41 from west of Los Altos Road to east of Old Morro Road will resume this week following delays due to rain in the area. Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control at the intersection of State Route 41 at Los Altos Road beginning Tuesday, Feb. 13 through Friday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

  • AUSD examines new state budget

    “Last year there was a lot of conversation and pressure regarding special ed funding and they were supposed to take the year to study it — they didn’t,” AUSD Assistant Superintendent Jackie Martin said.

  • Planners recommend zoning changes

    ATASCADERO — At a meeting Tuesday evening the Atascadero Planning Commission took one small step toward making the downtown area pedestrian-friendly and attractive for businesses looking to develop retail, restaurant, service and entertainment outlets in the area. The board voted unanimously to recommended changes to the City’s zoning code — changes that the Atascadero City Council will consider at a future meeting. As recommended by City staff, the changes will require any developer looking to open an office or medical building in the downtown zone to apply for a conditional use permit, which would have to be approved by the planning commission. The changes will also disallow new residential developments on the ground floor in the northeast portion of downtown near the National Guard Armory, which were previously allowed and remove requirements for new businesses on East Mall to have a 20-foot setback from the sidewalk in addition to the 20-foot right-of-way that exists in order to preserve the “parkway” feel, Community Development Director Phil Dunsmore said.

  • Provisions of food for those in need at Santa Rosa Elementary location

    According to Kathy Peterson, a Kiwanis volunteer, her club is hoping more people find out about their food program. She said she’s seeing about 20 people showing up at the Santa Rosa parking lot each week, but they have plenty of food for more – an entire truck load of food.

  • Blood Drive to be held at Walmart

    “Nobody expects to need blood, but it is important to ensure that it is available, especially during the holiday season,” said Mona Kleman, Senior Donor Recruitment Manager.

  • Chamber chooses new board

    Templeton — Four new Templeton Chamber Board members have been announced after a recent membership vote. New board members will serve a three year term beginning in January of 2018, joining current and ongoing board members in the leadership and governing of the Chamber of Commerce.

  • AMS holds ribbon-cutting

    ATASCADERO — Atascadero Unified celebrated the completion of new construction and modernization of the Atascadero Middle School (formerly the junior high) by holding an official ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday evening . New construction began in April of 2015 and was completed September of 2017.

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