• New Templeton Advisory Group assembles

    The Templeton Area Advisory Group (TAAG) has reorganized following its elections last month, seating new members and electing new officers and committee chairs for 2019-2020. New board members Jon De Morales (delegate), Rocky Spurgeon (first alternate delegate), and Marie Roth (second alternate delegate) were seated based on the results of the March elections, while incumbents Chris Cobey and Bruce Jones were re-seated as delegates based on their re-election.

  • Twin Cities Hospital celebrates Doctor’s Day

    The Central Coast Market – Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton – celebrated National Doctors’ Day, March 30, by paying tribute to its physicians for their service, skill and compassion.

  • ‘Clutter-to-Cash’ Yard Sale is April 20

    Templeton’s Annual Community-wide Yard Sale Clutter to Cash is back. Over 75-100 garage and yard sales will be held throughout the community starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.

  • APD: Seven arrested after search warrant is served

    Seven people were arrested after a search warrant was served Monday morning, March 18, in Atascadero, the Atascadero Police Department reported. At 7 a.m., the Atascadero Police Department with assistance from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department K-9 team served a narcotics-related search warrant in the 5000 block of Olmeda Avenue.

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Seven arrested on drug charges

ATASCADERO — On Tuesday, April 9 the community of Atascadero awoke to several police cars lined up on Atascadero Avenue, near Morro Road, with officers standing guns drawn. The Atascadero Police Department was on scene as well as the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department to serve a search warrant at 7 a.m.. Several social media accounts wondered if a neighborhood drug house had finally been cleaned up. At about 10:30 a.m., seven people were taken into custody on various drug charges and stolen property was recovered.

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Parkinson: Violent killer in 41-year-old Atascadero homicide cases named

A suspect has been named in two 41-year-old Atascadero homicide cases, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday afternoon. Arthur Rudy Martinez was identified by Sheriff Ian Parkinson as a suspect in the cold cases involving Jane Morton Antunez and Patricia Dwyer. Martinez died in a Washington State Prison on June 18, 2014.

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El Camino ‘Traffic Calming’ proposals draw closer

City management and planning staff from Atascadero took a trip to Lancaster in the weeks before holding their own series of four open house events unveiling some more refined plans for what they’d like to do to the El Camino Corridor between Rosario and East Mall through Atascadero. “I think we were really encouraged by their revitalization, in how it brought them so much business when they were done,” Nick DeBarr, Atascadero’s Public Works Director and the City Engineer, who noted they were able to walk the Lancaster downtown corridor with that City’s former public works director, aside from setting in brand new coffee shops watching how people navigate the space and speaking with business owners who had been through the transition.

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Emily Reneau named new CEO and president of Atascadero Chamber of Commerce

The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday announced Emily Reneau as its next CEO and president. Reneau officially steps into her new role on April 23. At that time, Vicki Lee, current Interim CEO and president, will return to her position as vice president of Operations for the Atascadero Chamber.

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Frederick Arthur Kruger III

Frederick Arthur Kruger III, returned home to his Heavenly Father, March 26, 2019. Born in Santa Maria, Calif., on July 4, 1991, to parents Fred and Leona Kruger of Atascadero, Calif. Known as Ricky to his family and Fredy to his friends, graduated from Atascadero High School in 2009. He was involved with FFA raising pigs. He enjoyed being outside, skateboarding, Frisbee golf and most recently snowboarding, he also enjoyed kayaking with his dad. He loved to watch hockey, specifically his favorite team, the San Jose Sharks. He was a butcher by trade. He loved his daughter Skylar Rose and family with all his heart.

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Seven arrested on drug charges

ATASCADERO — On Tuesday, April 9 the community of Atascadero awoke to several police cars lined up on Atascadero Avenue, near Morro Road, with officers standing guns drawn. The Atascadero Police Department was on scene as well as the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department to serve a search warrant at 7 a.m.. Several social media accounts wondered if a neighborhood drug house had finally been cleaned up. At about 10:30 a.m., seven people were taken into custody on various drug charges and stolen property was recovered.

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County of SLO Public Libraries announces 2019 Book to Action selection

COUNTY — The County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries is excited to announce their pick for their 2019 community reads program, Book to Action. They invite the community to read, discuss, and take action with this year’s title, “Hey, Kiddo,” by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. “Hey, Kiddo” is Krosoczka’s profound illustrated memoir about growing up in a family grappling with his mother’s heroin addiction. A 2019 National Book Award finalist, Krosoczka’s graphic memoir recounts how an art class and a sketchbook saved his life. The community is invited to an evening tonight, April 10 with the author at the San Luis Obispo Library at 6:30 p.m., where Krosoczka will discuss his memoir and sign books.

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Tent City Marathon, Road Races and Fun Run ready for April 7

Six race distances - Full and Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and the 0.0 NONE run and a new feature this year - a FUN RUN for all ages and abilities. Pick your favorite distance and join the Fun! All for a good cause, to Benefit the Historic Printery, rehabilitating it into a much-needed arts and event center with 240 seat community theater.

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APACC presents ‘Afternoon Tea with Phoebe Hearst,’ April 13

ATASCADERO — Hearst Castle is a state monument dedicated to the memory of two people; “to William Randolph Hearst, who built it, and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, who inspired it.” Everyone has heard of William but who was his mother, Phoebe? Phoebe Apperson Hearst was one of the most influential philanthropists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She founded organizations and sponsored innovations that affect Americans every day. The University of California at Berkeley, the PTA, Mount Vernon, and the National Cathedral School are just a few of the institutions that, if not for the “little lady from California,” might not exist for the 21st century public.

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ECHO receives $3,000 grant from Central Coast Funds for Children

ATASCADERO — The El Camino Homeless Organization has received a grant of $3,000 from Central Coast Funds for Children. Central Coast Funds for Children provides grants to children’s service organizations to help the children of San Luis Obispo County. On any one day, 15 children between the ages of 0 and 18 live at the shelter. Children’s services at ECHO include homework assistance; nutrition education; gardening; read-aloud sessions and family literacy; and art and music enrichment. “Children facing homelessness throughout the county live at ECHO where families can stay for up to three months in private rooms that keep children with their parents,” says Wendy Lewis, President/CEO, “our goal in 2019 is to increase the amount of family room space we offer, in addition to increasing our children’s services. We are grateful for this grant to help us succeed in our mission to do that.”

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    Smaller York project is greenlit

    Months of debate and neighborly recrimination over a project designed to grow food-grade medical cannabis on a ranch seven miles west of “Downtown Templeton,” on Highway 46, came to a close March 26 as lawyers, consultants and San Luis Obispo County Supervisors worked out a deal. Representatives and consultants for the project applicant, Laura Gardner, and of property owners Frank Ricigliano and Sue Sullivan, repeatedly emphasized the scaled-down nature of the project as being one-seventh of the original size. What’s more, they said, the project — once approved in September 2018 before appeal by resident Ian McPhee — had already been proven to meet every aspect of the County’s land use ordinance.

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    Letters to the Editor 4-5-19

    This week's letter writer asks who will enforce the City's ordinance related to what's being recycled.

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    Carbajal announces 2019 Congressional Women of the Year Award

    SANTA BARBARA — In honor of Women’s History Month, Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24) announced his Congressional Women of the Year honorees and opened nominations for the next year. This award was created as an opportunity to celebrate the inspiring women throughout the 24th District who, through work or volunteerism, have gone above and beyond to positively impact our community.

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    HWY 1 paving project near Cuesta College began March 25

    COUNTY — A project to grind and resurface northbound Highway 1 from North Education Drive to the San Luis Creek Bridge began on Monday, March 25, weather permitting. Motorists will encounter alternating lane closures on Highway 1 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and during the overnight hours from 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. Delays are expected to be minimal. Electronic message boards will be activated to inform the public about this roadwork. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be present to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

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    Enter the Fair in 2019: Still Exhibit registration is open, handbooks available

    PASO ROBLES — The Still Exhibit Competition Handbooks are now available online. Still Exhibits include departments like Fine Arts, Flowers, Farm Art, Home Arts, Photography and Produce. New this year will be the separation of Adult and Youth handbooks and registration. Registration is open for all departments and entering online is quick, fast and easy when you go to www.midstatefair.com/fair/. Don’t be late as the deadline to enter is Tuesday, June 11, for all departments except for Ag Horticulture and Floriculture which is Tuesday, July 9.

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    2019 Women of Distinction Award recipients announced

    SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cuesta College and The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County’s Women’s Legacy Fund announce the recipients of the 2019 Women of Distinction awards. Five outstanding Central Coast women are recognized for their professional and civic contributions. Honorees are nominated by their peers and chosen by a selection committee.

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    Commentary: Don’t forget your umbrella

    Before I dive into this month’s article, I want to pause to thank everyone that has shown overwhelming support for the Chamber team and I. It is incredible how many of you have reached out to me to show your support as I stepped in as your Interim CEO for the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce. Knowing that such wonderful people are in OUR communities and really care, I know the incoming CEO will be amazed just as I have.

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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)


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