• Community invited to get a taste of Cuesta College at Cougar Welcome Days

    PASO ROBLES — The public is invited to come onto Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles campuses during the month of April to get a taste of college life and register for courses during the college’s inaugural Cougar Welcome Days. Potential students and their families will have the opportunity to tour the campus, learn about Career Technical Education and academic programs from faculty, and speak with financial aid representatives who can assist with filling out FAFSA and Dream Act forms. In addition, college representatives will be on hand to assist in the registration process for both the upcoming Summer and Fall 2018 semesters. “Cougar Welcome Days is the college’s official introduction to everyone who has decided to start – or continue – their education at Cuesta College,” said Cuesta College Director of Outreach, Orientation and Success Activities Jeffery Alexander.

  • Kids celebrated in two events

    THE NORTH COUNTY – The North County will celebrate children and families this April on March 20 by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors declared April the “Month of the Child” and “Child Abuse Prevention Month”. First 5 SLO County and all of its partners invite you to save the date for the upcoming events in the North County dedicated to our youngest citizens, and honoring their value in our community. Atascadero Children’s Day in the Park will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Atascadero Lake Park. Take in all the fun activities for families complete with carnival wristbands and rides on the Elk’s Train. Learn about local resources and programs available to support children and families. This year’s event will be in conjunction with Earth Day at the Charles Paddock Zoo.

  • Public input needed for county-wide parks study

    SAN LUIS OBISPO — The County of San Luis Obispo has commissioned a Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment and Trends Analysis survey as part of an effort to gather information on the needs and wants of the community. Input from the community is an important part of this process and helps the County to tailor priorities to reflect the community’s desires and needs.

  • Spring Festival kicks off at the zoo

    Atascadero — The Charles Paddock Zoo’s annual springtime celebration returns beginning Saturday, March 24, as the only zoo in San Luis Obispo County welcomes everyone’s favorite springtime backyard babies. Come see the little feathered friends and our new Bug Zone during the Spring Festival before the feathery and fuzzy fun ends on April 8! As always, these charming and adorable little ones are free to visit with a standard zoo admission ticket.

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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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.”

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    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.”

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Father/daughter dance comes to Atascadero Lake Pavilion

Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and others with special young ladies in their lives gathered at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion Friday and Saturday nights for an evening of music, dancing, desserts and more during Visit Atascadero's annual Father/daughter Dance.


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