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May 23 7:11pm

Summer Youth Kickball – Summer 2024

Kick-off your summer by joining the City of Atascadero’s Summer Youth Kickball League! The league will run from June 25th through July 30th and will feature two divisions based on grade. The 3rd through 5th division will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 pm; and the 6th through 8th division will meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 pm. The league will consist of practice for the first week where staff will go over some of the basic skills…
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May 20 2:36pm

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

On May 20, 2024, at approximately 11:25 a.m., the Atascadero Police Department responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 6700 block of El Camino Real. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 16-year-old male suffering from a laceration to his left forearm. Preliminary investigations indicated that an altercation had occurred between the juvenile victim and an unidentified adult male over a reportedly stolen bicycle. During the confrontation, the adult suspect allegedly…
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May 09 6:53pm

13th Annual Mother’s Day Sweet Adventure at the Charles Paddock Zoo!

Take your mom to the Charles Paddock Zoo this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th from 10 am - 12 pm for the 13th Annual Sweet Adventure for scrumptious sweets that mom and the whole family can enjoy!  All Sweet Adventure guests will be able to participate in Zookeeper talks about some of our animal moms, like the Mongoose Lemur and our Caribbean Flamingos! Learn more about some of the truly unique animal residents and enjoy a terrific sampling of tasty sweets while strolling…
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May 09 8:49am

Mosquito Season is Here!

The weather is warming up and with the recent rainfall and potential for standing water, mosquitoes have also arrived! It’s important to take the necessary steps to help eliminate breeding places for mosquitos in and around all residences and workplaces, and to reduce mosquito borne health risks. Some helpful tips to reduce these hazards include: Eliminate locations for mosquitoes to lay their eggs by removing standing water sources from around your property. Routinely remove standing…
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May 08 12:09pm

Bike to Work Week Event – “Pedal to the Gardens”

The City of Atascadero is pleased to announce “Pedal to the Gardens” in celebration of Bike to Work Week to be held at Historic City Hall on Tuesday, May 14th from 8:00 am until 9:00 am. Bicyclists of all ages are invited to join in the fun as the City hosts ‘Pedal to the Gardens’, which is a free community event in recognition of Bike to Work Week and May being National Bike Month.  The event will be held on the steps of Atascadero City Hall, across from Sunken Gardens, and…
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May 05 10:44am

2024 Burn Season Closes Monday (5/6/24)!

Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services would like to announce the Fire Hazard Reduction Burn Season will close Monday, May 6, 2024, for Atascadero residents.  Just a reminder that the burn day status, whether it is a permissive burn day or not, changes daily and is determined by the California Air Resources Board and north county weather conditions. Burning is never allowed within 5 days of measurable rain. Permits are required and can be obtained online by visiting the City’s…
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May 04 6:06pm

Contest Winners of the 8th Annual Tamale Festival!

Each year, the festival hosts a “Best Tamale” Contest, a Tamale Eating Contest and a Chihuahua & Pet Costume Contest! Following are the results: BEST TAMALE CONTEST Best Overall Tamale - Award Winning Tamales Traditional Tamale Winners: 1st Place - Award Winning Tamales2nd Place - Super Tamales3rd Place - La Luz del Mundo, Paso Robles Gourmet Tamale Winners: 1st Place - La Luz del Mundo, Visalia2nd Place - La Luz del Mundo, Oxnard3rd Place – Beth’s Tamales…
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April 27 8:42pm

City of Atascadero presents 8th ANNUAL Tamale Festival Friday & Saturday, May 3rd & 4th

The City of Atascadero is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Tamale Festival to be held in the Sunken Gardens and Downtown Atascadero on Friday, May 3rd from 5:30 – 8:30 pm and Saturday, May 4th from 11 am until 7 pm! The festival will kick off on Friday, May 3rd starting at 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm with “Fiesta Friday!” Enjoy a variety of Tamale vendors with an opportunity to purchase tamales without the crowds. The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce will be hosting it…
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April 20 3:22pm

Construction Starting for the Lift Station #13 and Force Main Replacement Project

The City of Atascadero has begun work on our Lift Station #13 and Force Main Replacement project that includes replacement of Lift Station #13 (located on El Camino Real near San Ramon Road), approximately two miles of force main along a new alignment on Santa Cruz Road and Traffic Way, and pavement rehabilitation of approximately one mile of Traffic Way between Carrizo Road and Chico Road.  This project is an important improvement to the City’s wastewater collection system,…
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April 16 11:02pm

Baby Mongoose Lemur Born at the Charles Paddock Zoo!

The Charles Paddock Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a Mongoose Lemur! The baby Lemur is now on exhibit and can be seen by watchful visitors! This adorable mongoose lemur Eulemur mongoz, will spend at least the first three weeks clinging to the mother. In the first weeks after birth, it is hard to tell the gender, but we will be able to tell if it’s a male or female by development of its beard color. Males have reddish-orange fur beneath their chins while…