Seven men arrested in connection with a home invasion robbery in Atascadero early Saturday morning are expected to be arraigned today. The suspects allegedly entered the victims home, identified themselves as law enforcement officers, held the victims at gunpoint and restrained them. One victim freed himself and called 911. During the robbery, two men used…Details
An Atascadero icon steps down. City Clerk Marcia Torgerson retires after 20 years of service to the community. Lara Christenson will step up from deputy city clerk to city clerk on march 6th. Torgerson was appointed as clerk in 1996. She has been re-elected since then. She coordinated the city hall annex project after the…Details
Atascadero City Council last night amends an ordinance governing watercraft on Atascadero Lake to include paddle boards. The council votes unanimously to approve the amendment allowing paddle boards on the lake. The vote was 4-0. Councilwoman Heather Moreno was absent at last night’s meeting because she has the flu.
Atascadero city officials reacting to the abrupt announcement from Wal-Mart last Friday that they are not building a store in Atascadero. Mayor Tom O’Malley tells kprl the city is already looking at alternatives. The Atascadero city council will be having a strategic planning workshop at city hall this weekend. They’ll be looking for input from…Details
The Atascadero city council approves a plan to pay the county just under $2 million dollars for their share of a new county animal shelter. Councilwoman Roberta Fonzi had some issues with the county’s proposal. She was concerned about the high cost per animal. Fonzi also talked about the construction cost per square foot, saying…Details
George Dodge resigns from the Atascadero school board, effective the end of March. Dodge says he’s 81-years-old and he’s just running out of steam. Dodge has served as a school board trustee since 2002.
Atascadero City Council to meet tonight at the Rotunda. The council will consider an ordinance to prohibit wind surfing on Atascadero lake, but still allow paddle boats. The council is also expected to exchange Valentine cards with each other and with city staff.
WalMart officials inform Atascadero city officials they are not going to follow through on plans to build a retail shopping center in Atascadero. The new WalMart store was projected to generate about $600 thousand dollars a year in tax revenue the city. WalMart is reportedly looking for a buyer for the land, but is pledging…Details
Highway 41 reopened between Atascadero and Morro Bay over the weekend. For the next two weeks, one-way traffic control will be in effect from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. That’s so crews can continue work on 41. The highway closed January 6th because of rock and mudslides near Cerro Alto.
Seven men were arrested early Saturday morning in Atascadero after a home invasion robbery on the 8400 block of San Gregorio Road. Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call around 2:30 early Saturday morning. They stopped two vehicles leaving the area and took the suspects into custody. Atascadero Police say a large amount of cash and…Details