May 8, 2012 10:31 PM
A Paso Robles motorcyclist died Tuesday, after a crash early morning.
The California Highway Patrol said the motorcyclist and a Honda sedan collided. It happened on State Route 229, near Route 58. The CHP said it appears the motorcyclist came out of a turn too wide, and may have... more »
February 11, 2012 2:45 AM
The Atascadero man arrested Tuesday for having child pornography used to be an umpire for the Atascadero Girl's Softball league, according to a league board member.
Those who knew Andrew Pratt, 47, say he went by the name "Andy." The city says he was also contracted to work as... more »
August 11, 2011 9:28 PM
Metal detectors and bag searches, that is the new norm for employees at Atascadero State Hospital after a contraband search yields some concerning results. The hospital says it made the change to better protect patients and the people who work there.
The facility was put on lockdown July 27... more »
August 11, 2011 2:08 PM
Staff members at Atascadero State Hospital are following some new procedures after a large-scale contraband search last month.
The hospital was put on lockdown July 27 as part of a planned drill. It took officers and staff 12 hours to search every patient in the one million- square foot... more »
May 26, 2011 9:24 PM
The local man accused of sexually victimizing three teenage girls has a criminal past that reaches back to 2005.
Shaun Harrison, 25, was arrested on April 6 for violating terms of his parole. During their investigation officers found he used social networking sites to sexually victimize three girls between... more »
May 26, 2011 6:27 PM
The Paso Robles man accused of sexually victimizing at least three underage girls he met online, was convicted of similar crimes back in 2006.
Shaun Harrison was 20 years old when a San Luis Obipso County judge sentenced him to more than four years in state prison in connection... more »
May 8, 2011 12:32 AM
California Highway Patrol officers arrest a 29-year-old San Luis Obispo man they say led several local law enforcement agencies on a high-speed pursuit for more than 40 miles.
It started just after 2:30 Saturday afternoon in the 9800 block of El Camino Real in Atascadero when officers spotted Steven... more »
April 8, 2011 8:33 PM
A dog who serves as an inspiration to his ill owner, is being reported stolen out of Atascadero.
Dudley is a 1-year-old, white, Peke-a-Poo (pekingese and poodle mix), who went missing in March.
His owner believes someone might have snatched his dog from his back yard.
Oz... more »
March 5, 2011 8:27 PM
The Galaxy Theater in Atascadero gave some locals a VIP sneak peek Saturday before its grand opening later this month.
It is also hosting several events for the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, which kicks off March 9.
The theater includes both stadium seating and D-box seats,... more »
March 3, 2011 1:07 AM
An Atascadero mother has a warning for other parents after her son chokes on a dental mirror he got at school.
Three-year-old Jeffrey Banta and his 5-year-old brother attend Little Lambs Preschool in Atascadero. A dentist visited the school Tuesday as part of dental hygiene month and distributed bags... more »
February 28, 2011 1:25 PM
Drivers traveling late at night on Highway 101 through Atascadero this week may encounter some slow downs or road closures, as Caltrans crews continue work on the Highway 101 Atascadero Rehabilitation Project.
Beginning Monday night and ending Friday morning, lane closures are expected to occur in the northbound lanes... more »
February 22, 2011 1:47 PM
Atascadero police are looking for the man they say robbed a gas station at gunpoint overnight.
Investigators say it happened at the Shell Gas Station in the 8000 block of Morro Road, just after 1:00a.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived on scene, they say the store clerk told them the... more »
February 17, 2011 12:23 AM
An arrest in rural Atascadero has some people questioning their own safety. Deputies arrested a man they say entered a home, took a shower, and then took off with some stuff from the house, including a handgun.
The incident was reported Wednesday morning but deputies say it happened Tuesday... more »
February 16, 2011 6:14 PM
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputies say a 25-year-old man is in custody tonight, accused of entering an Atascadero home, taking a shower and then stealing several items, including a handgun.
Deputies say the incident happened Tuesday morning in the 12000 block of Salinas Road, but it was reported... more »
February 14, 2011 4:06 PM
The Atascadero developer who was trying to build a movie theater in the city says he has pulled out of the project.
Larry Wysong had proposed the La Plaza movie theater at a site on El Camino Real. That's where the North County Christian School Thrift Shop had burned... more »
February 4, 2011 9:45 PM
What developers are calling one of the most state of the art theaters on the Central Coast is just a couple months away from its grand opening. The Galaxy Theatre will open in downtown Atascadero's Colony Square in March.
Construction has been underway for about two years and is... more »
January 22, 2011 6:29 PM
The 17-year-old boy who was hit by a car in Atascadero yesterday afternoon has been identified as Blair Hutchinson.
He was initially taken to Twin Cities Hospital for treatment but has since been transferred to Sierra Vista Hospital. Officials there say he is in critical condition in the intensive... more »
January 9, 2011 11:35 PM
Local wildlife experts are asking people to more mindful of what they leave behind at local lakes. Pacific Wildlife Care is currently treating a swan from Atascadero Lake for lead poisoning, which it says happens all too often. Employees say her painful journey back to health could have easily been... more »
December 18, 2010 8:17 PM
Firefighters in Atascadero opened their doors and their hearts Saturday to help local children in need.
The Morro Toro Fire Station hosted an open house as part of its annual Operation Santa Claus toy drive. There was even a new fire engine on display. All of the donations will... more »
December 18, 2010 7:56 PM
Christmas came early Saturday for the animals at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero.
The umbrellas were out and the hoods were up as people gathered to watch the animals receive their gifts. The tiger and foosa chowed down on their snowmen filled with meat, and even though the... more »
November 5, 2010 2:44 PM
Hundreds of residents will Walk With Us to Cure Lupus this weekend.
The Alliance for Lupus Research's annual event takes place this Saturday at Atascadero Lake. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.
Every dollar raised goes directly to support lupus research programs.
... more »
October 24, 2010 8:38 PM
Hundreds of people were given free flu vaccines in San Luis Obispo County Sunday as part of an annual drill.
The San Luis Obispo County public health department offered two mass flu shot clinics Sunday. One in Pismo Beach and one in Atascadero.
In addition to getting people... more »
October 14, 2010 3:52 PM
An Atascadero couple has gone through what no parent should: in March they lost their 15-year-old son to type 1, or juvenile, diabetes.
It is an autoimmune disease that affects three million Americans.
It is treated with daily insulin injections and constant glucose monitoring.
" We're tired... more »
October 14, 2010 12:23 PM
A ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the Highway 101/41 Interchange Project is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Sunken Gardens in Atascadero.
Several local officials will be on hand, including Atascadero Mayor Roberta Fonzi, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Jim Patterson and SLO Council of Governments President... more »
October 9, 2010 7:08 PM
It was all about dogs in Atascadero Saturday. The third annual Dogtoberfest took over Atascadero Lake Park Saturday afternoon. The day's activities included raffles, a barbecue, wiener dog races, and even a costume contest. The event also doubles as a fundraiser for the Heilmann Dog Park in Atascadero and the... more »
August 17, 2010 6:43 PM
Eight stores in Atascadero were caught illegally selling tobacco to kids.
Police conducted a compliance check and surveyed 25 stores licensed to sell tobacco products.
Of those eight stores cited, half verified identification and still sold to a minor while the other half failed to even ask for... more »
August 12, 2010 8:18 PM
Atascadero Police have recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen items from a U-Haul truck and believe more may be out there.
Offficers say they recovered about $15,000 worth of stolen goods. Most of the items were taken during a burglary near Paso.
Officers arrested Steven Bentley, 34,... more »
July 1, 2010 12:05 PM
The Atascadero woman accused of hitting and killing local California Highway Patrol Officer Brett Oswald on Sunday night is expected to enter a plea this morning. 22-year-old Kaylee Weisenberg was visibly shaken when she appeared for a video arraignment Wednesday, which Judge Michael Duffy continued.
Weisenberg is charged with... more »
June 9, 2010 2:38 PM
A pipe bomb has been found on the Santa Barbara Road overpass in Atascadero, according to police.
Officers at the scene say the bomb has a visible fuse, and the overpass is currently closed off. The bomb squad has been called to investigate.
KSBY has a crew on... more »
June 1, 2010 12:14 PM
Fire crews are currently staged throughout Atascadero, after a blown transformer near Highway 41 and El Camino caused several small fires in businesses around the area, according to the fire department.
The transformer blew a little after 6 a.m., and caused several air conditioning units to seize up and... more »
May 24, 2010 1:25 PM
Closing arguments are underway in the trial of Kelsey Morasci in San Luis Obispo.
The 29-year-old woman is charged with stabbing and killing 21-year-old Everett Quaid back in August. Quaid apparently began dating the woman who Morasci was living with. The prosecution says jealousy was the motive behind the... more »
May 19, 2010 10:35 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department has confirmed at least one person is dead after a crash on Highway 101 in Atascadero.
It happened just after 7:00 p.m. on the southbound side of the highway, just north of San Ramon Road. The CHP could not provide many details,... more »
May 13, 2010 4:42 PM
Atascadero Police Officers say they have a person of interest in Thursday morning's case, in which gunshots were heard near the Santa Rosa Academic Academy. That report of gunshots prompted a lockdown of the school at about 8:00a.m. It was later determined by officers that the shots were most likely... more »
May 13, 2010 2:27 PM
Police are looking into several leads after gun shots were fired Thursday morning, according to Atascadero Police Chief Jim Mulhall.
Although officials have not been successful locating the person responsible for firing the gun, police believe the shots were fired randomly as no victims have been located.
Santa... more »
May 13, 2010 1:37 PM
The Atascadero Police Department tells KSBY News the lockdown at the Santa Rosa Academic Academy has been lifted.
The lockdown ended at about 10:15a.m. Thursday. The school called the lockdown after officials there heard reports of gunshots near the school. Police officers confirm shots were fired in that area,... more »
May 13, 2010 12:13 PM
Atascadero police officers confirm shots were fired near Santa Rosa Academic Academy just before 8:00a.m. Thursday morning, prompting a lockdown at the school.
Officers tell KSBY News they received reports of gunshots near the elementary school at about 7:55a.m. Thursday. Officers reported to investigate the claims, and say they... more »
May 13, 2010 11:47 AM
School officials at Atascadero's Santa Rosa Academic Academy tell KSBY News the school has been placed on lockdown Thursday morning.
School officials would not comment on why the school has been placed on lockdown. But, parents who were on campus tell KSBY News they heard gunshots and were rushed... more »
May 12, 2010 10:01 PM
A fly-by began the Peace Officers Memorial Service this morning at the Atascadero Veteran's Memorial. Officers from several law enforcement agencies turned out to pay their respects to fellow officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. This year, four were killed statewide.
"They go where others... more »
May 12, 2010 9:51 PM
Does Atascadero need two ten-screen movie theaters? The Galaxy Theater is due to open toward the end of the year. Last night, the Atascadero City Council voted to postpone its decision... on whether to give the La Plaza movie theater project the green light. The city is prepared to pay... more »
May 8, 2010 8:37 PM
More than two thousand people across California did something to spruce up their community today and at least one hundred of them were right here on the central coast.
In Atascadero, volunteers spruced up the local park. They weeded, cleaned out spillways, and even tractored the horse shoe pits.... more »
May 5, 2010 7:04 PM
People in Atascadero got a closer look at the proposed Walmart Wednesday.
The city hosted an open house from 10a.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Residents saw renderings of the proposed designs and asked questions.
The 123,000 square foot store would be located at the intersection... more »
May 5, 2010 9:19 AM
If you want more information about the proposed Wal-mart project in Atascadero, you have all-day to get informed.
The City of Atascadero is hosting a community information meeting regarding the project Wednesday. The meeting will give residents a chance to review the project plans, and ask questions. The proposed... more »
April 28, 2010 7:18 PM
Out of jail but still in a lot of trouble.
Police say the Atascadero daycare operator who crashed her SUV with kids inside had a blood alcohol level of more than three times the legal limit.
The State Department of Social Services says Dana Amador did not have... more »
April 28, 2010 2:58 PM
The Atascadero daycare provider accused of crashing her SUV while drunk is out of jail. Atascadero police confirm that 42-year-old Dana Amador posted $100,000 bail.
She was arrested Monday after police say she hit a parked car and veered down an embankment on Monterey Road.
Three of her... more »
April 22, 2010 12:30 PM
If you are one of 27 million Americans suffering from arthritis, a local event on Saturday aims to help.
A free, educational seminar, called Get Smart About Arthritis, is being held at the Atascadero Lake Pavillion from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Amy Leong, an internationally-recognized motivational speaker,... more »
April 18, 2010 7:15 PM
Earth Day is April 22 but some people in Atascadero were celebrating Sunday.
The North County Earth Day Festival took over Atascadero Lake Park Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds of people enjoyed free food, entertainment and a local vendor fair.
There were plenty of things for the kids to... more »
April 15, 2010 8:28 PM
The Tea Party Express was heard loud and clear in Atascadero Thursday.
Hundreds of people gathered to voice their opinions on illegal immigration, taxes and President Obama's recently-passed healthcare bill.
They sang songs, waved flags and held cardboard signs.
Some said no to immigration reform and spending,... more »
April 15, 2010 4:54 PM
H undreds of people attended Thursday's Tea Party in Atascadero. They gathered at the Sunken Gardens to voice their opinions about illegal immigration, taxes and President Obama's recently-passed healthcare bill.
Some also wanted to speak out against the stereotypes associated with the Tea Party movement. Thursday's event was peaceful,... more »
April 15, 2010 1:15 PM
People will gather at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero today to celebrate its accreditation. The zoo has been accredited until 2014 by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, or AZA. The zoo had to meet the AZA's professional standards for animal welfare and management, veterinary care, behavioral enrichment, nutrition... more »
April 15, 2010 1:03 PM
A Tea Party is scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. today at the Sunken Gardens in Atascadero. The event will be hosted by 33rd Assembly District candidate and Republican Matt Kokkonen. He says the purpose of the event is to allow residents to express their concern over high taxes, illegal... more »
April 15, 2010 10:08 AM
Some people on the Central Coast are expected to take it to the streets on this year's tax day.
A couple of Tea Party rallies have been schedule for Thursday. One will take place at the Sunken Gardens in Atascadero from noon to 2:00 p.m. Another will take place... more »
April 14, 2010 2:47 PM
Police in Atascadero arrested 21-year-old Joseph Hyde Tuesday after they say he robbed three homes in the city within 25 minutes.
Police say at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, two residents noticed an unfamiliar truck in their neighbor's driveway in the 5600 block of Lobos Ave. Knowing their neighbor was... more »
April 14, 2010 2:08 AM
The Atascadero City Council has approved a proposal for a memorial statue of the late Charles Paddock to be erected at the new entry plaza of the Charles Paddock Zoo.
Council members approved the proposal with a four to zero vote. Paddock founded the zoo at Atascadero Lake Park... more »
April 14, 2010 1:56 AM
The city of Atascadero is saying no to medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
Tuesday night was the second reading of an ordinance to ban those dispensaries in the city permanently.
The city council approved it with a four to zero vote. The ban will now go into... more »
April 13, 2010 7:58 AM
A second reading will be held Tuesday night to determine if Atascadero will permanently ban medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
Last month, the city council voted five to zero to pass the ordinance. If the council passes the ordinance again, it will go into effect 30 days later.... more »
April 6, 2010 12:52 PM
A Relay for Life rally is being held Saturday at Camozzi's Saloon in Atascadero from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 at the door.
It is being sponsored by Team Country Love.
Atascadero's Relay is May 22-23 at the Sunken Gardens.
The American Cancer... more »
March 30, 2010 5:07 PM
Three Atascadero residents were arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred on Santa Lucia Avenue on March 17.
After receiving information through the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line, Atascadero police officers served a search warrant on the 4900 block of San Palo Road, 5300 block of Olmeda, and... more »
March 24, 2010 1:56 AM
The City of Atascadero is taking the first step to saying no to medical marijuana.
The city council voted five to zero Tuesday night to introduce an ordinance that would permanently ban medical marijuana facilities in the city.
The ordinance will be back in front of the council... more »
March 18, 2010 9:21 AM
A public hearing will be held in Atascadero Thursday night to discuss a proposed memorial statue for the Charles Paddock Zoo.
The city's parks and recreation commission will hear a report on the proposed statue that would honor the late Charles Paddock. It would be a tribute to Mr.... more »
March 18, 2010 2:53 AM
Atascadero Police arrest a man they say threatened officers with a pair of knives.
Officers were called out to the 7000 block of Santa Lucia Road on Wednesday after a report of an argument. When they arrived, they say 27-year-old Quincy Simms pulled out two large carving knives and walked... more »
March 16, 2010 4:14 PM
A group effort by the Paso Robles, Atascadero and San Luis Obispo police departments lands two people behind bars.
Detectives were investigating several residential burglaries that were happening in Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo. They identified Atascadero resident William Paul Paige, 40, (not pictured) as one of their... more »
March 13, 2010 8:20 PM
Hundreds of people in Atascadero came together Saturday to thank those who have served our country.
It was all part of Saturday afternoon's Patriot Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Atascadero Veteran's Memorial Foundation.
Organizers say it is a great way to bring veterans and their families together to... more »
March 12, 2010 10:15 AM
A $5,000 reward is being offered to help police find those responsible for stealing a safe out of a home in Atascadero.
It happened in the five thousand block of Fresno Avenue Wednesday night. Police say the suspects broke into the home and took the safe using a dolly... more »
March 12, 2010 3:05 AM
Folks in Atascadero got their first look at plans for a proposed new theater Thursday night.
The 10-screen La Plaza Cinema would be built on El Camino Real in the center of the historic downtown Colony District.
It's actually the second theater complex proposed for the city. Just up... more »
March 11, 2010 8:09 AM
The city of Atascadero will hold a special public meeting Thursday night to discuss plans for a new theater.
The proposed La Plaza Cinema Project would be built on El Camino Real in the historic downtown colony district. It's the second theater complex proposed for the city. The Colony... more »
February 19, 2010 6:17 PM
Central Coast residents have the chance to put on some ice skates in Atascadero this weekend. Back in December, an artificial ice skating rink was supposed to be set up for the city's Winter Wonderland Festival. But, that got rained out. Now, the rink is back in town this weekend... more »
February 18, 2010 12:21 AM
A reckless driver leads California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase down Highway 101.
Officers received reports of a driver weaving in and out of traffic on Southbound Highway 101 in Atascadero Wednesday afternoon.
When a CHP unit caught up with 53-year-old Charles Boyler near the Cuesta... more »
February 17, 2010 3:10 AM
The debate over medical marijuana facilities took center stage in Atascadero Tuesday night.
During a meeting at City Hall, the Atascadero Planning Commission took a step to keep those facilities out of the city.
It's recommending that the City Council discuss a proposed ordinance which would ban the... more »
February 4, 2010 5:08 PM
The restaurant and lounge at the Carlton Hotel in Atascadero has been closed due to the state pulling its seller's permit. A spokesperson with the city of Atascadero says the permit was pulled on Wednesday. As to why the permit was pulled, the State Board of Equalization does not have... more »
January 16, 2010 4:53 PM
The El Camino Homeless Organization is Atascadero is expanding their services in anticipation of the storm forecast for this coming week.
A spokesperson there says they will provide an overnight warming station for anyone who needs to get out of the rain starting tomorrow evening. Although the shelter is... more »
January 11, 2010 2:57 PM
A fire in atownhouse apartment bedroom causes thousands of dollars worth of damage in Atascadero.
The fire broke out yesterday morning just after 7:00 a.m., according to Atascadero City Fire.
The townhouses are located in the 7000 block of Santa Ysabel Road.
When fire crews arrived, they... more »
December 21, 2009 8:12 PM
KSBY Sports' countdown of the top stories of 2009 involving local athletes has begun. It started with Atascadero native Chelsea Johnson, who landed on the medal podium at the 2009 World Track and Field Championships. The jump of her career happened on August 17 in Berlin. The Atascadero High graduate... more »
December 15, 2009 2:53 PM
The Atascadero Fire Department is investigating several suspicious fires that have sparked in the city in the last couple months. Now it's asking the public for help in that investigation.
If you have any information that would assist them in determining the cause of those fires, please call Captain... more »
December 10, 2009 9:47 PM
It's not often that we hear stories about a grandma having to go to jail, but that's what happened to 76 year old Patsy Spence from Atascadero over a 28 dollar check that didn't clear the bank. It all started with a check she wrote to a local grocery store... more »
December 10, 2009 6:54 PM
A 76-year-old grandmother from Atascadero spent some time in jail earlier this week stemming from a check she wrote this past March for $28.85.
Normally, a non-sufficient fund incident doesn't usually end up with people going to jail. However in this case, a missed court appearance to answer the... more »
December 8, 2009 12:39 PM
Members of the Atascadero Elks Lodge want you to roll up your sleeves and donate to a good cause. They are teaming up with United Blood Services for a blood drive. It is being held Wed. Dec. 9, 1 p.m.-6p.m. Elks Lodge at 1516 El Camino Real in Atascadero. Appointments... more »
November 30, 2009 2:31 PM
The death of a 21-year-old following a car crash south of Atascadero is raising many questions. Justin Spisak rolled his truck Friday night on El Camino Real.
CHP Officer Bill Irons told KSBY News, Spisak was pulling a trailer when it whipped back and forth causing him to lose... more »
November 19, 2009 7:58 PM
The Greyhounds are ready to begin their chase for a CIF title. Atascadero High football got in a final practice Thursday afternoon before hitting the road Friday for a first round CIF playoff match. The Hounds will play at 8-2 Buena down in Ventura. Atascadero went 7-3 in the regular... more »
November 16, 2009 9:10 PM
San Luis Obispo police arrest two men they say were in possession of marijuana-laced baked goods and candy at a local park. Police arrested 27-year-old Jeffrey Smith and 26-year-old Dylan Burgess, both of Atascadero, Monday afternoon. They say the men were reportedly drinking and smoking marijuana at Mitchell Park in... more »
November 11, 2009 1:32 AM
Law enforcement in San Luis Obispo arrested 42-year-old David Perez of Atascadero after they say he sold drugs to and undercover officer. Police say Perez sold meth, ecstasy, and marijuana to the officer. He was arrested with out incident and booked into the San Luis Obispo county jail. His bail... more »