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May 17 1:44pm

Robbery Arrest - 5/17/23

On 5-17-23, at 5:51 AM, APD officers responded to Circle K (6930 Morro Rd.) regarding a robbery that had just occurred. The clerk reported to officers that a male adult, wearing a blonde curly wig, showed her a gun concealed in his waistband and demanded all the money from the cash drawer. She complied with his demand and gave him the cash. He then threatened to shoot her if she called the police and fled the store. The clerk did an excellent job of providing a detailed description of the…
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May 12 1:24pm

Driver, Pedestrian & Cyclist Safety Awareness

By City Manager Rachelle Rickard, February 2022 We all know that our wonderful community is filled with kind and caring residents who want to do everything we can to help keep our friends, family members and neighbors safe from harm. With whatever mode of travel we use to get around town, we can achieve better safety in our community by remembering to follow established roadway precautions, watching out for others and always using a good dose of common sense, kindness and courtesy. With…
April 18 10:59am

City of Atascadero Police Department Media Release: Forgery/ Possession of a Firearm

On April 17, 2023, at approximately 3:08 PM, Atascadero Police officers responded to Mechanics Bank, located in the 6900 block of El Camino Real, regarding a suspect who fled the bank on foot after attempting to pass a forged check. An APD officer arrived and observed a vehicle quickly leaving the area the suspect reportedly ran too. The officer followed the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop in the area of Curbaril Avenue and Coromar Avenue. When the vehicle finally stopped two occupants…
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March 31 6:23pm

Search Warrant/ Narcotics and Weapons Arrest

In January of 2023, while investigating a gang related shooting, Atascadero Police Department Detectives obtained information regarding an adult male selling marijuana to juveniles in the City of Atascadero. In February of 2023, detectives served a search warrant in the 7500 block of Devon Court and seized a large quantity of marijuana and other evidence of marijuana sales to minors. As detectives continued with the investigation, they learned the suspect was working with two other adults to…
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March 13 7:34pm

Atascadero Prepares for Significant Atmospheric River

The National Weather Service is predicting a widespread and significant atmospheric river event on Tuesday, March 14th and Wednesday, March 15th. The City of Atascadero is in the extreme category for wind and rain and we are advising all residents to take extreme caution. This category is the highest weather risk outlook that we have seen for our area. We encourage residents to avoid all non-essential travel if possible over the next two days. Current predictions show the rain will arrive…
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March 11 10:30am

Road Closure & Detour Information - Los Altos Road

The City of Atascadero is assessing road damage as a result of yesterday’s storm and there are a couple areas to be aware of along with the detours in place. A landslide occurred late afternoon on March 10th, and is covering the 13800 block of Los Altos Road, which is roughly halfway between Hwy. 41 and San Marcos Road. The road is impassable to through traffic but all residents have access to their properties. This is an active slide and the City will reopen Los Altos Road to through…
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March 10 10:45am

Storm Watch Update & Information!

The City of Atascadero is advising all residents to take extra precautions during the next 24 hours as a major storm event makes its way to the Central Coast. We encourage residents to avoid all non-essential travel if possible through early afternoon tomorrow. Current predictions show the storm will produce the heaviest rainfall between 8 am through 12:00 Noon today, March 10th, 2023. San Luis Obispo County of Emergency Services has announced that the storm will bring the potential for…
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February 28 7:40pm

City of Atascadero Announces Retirement of City Manager, Rachelle Rickard

After serving for 26 years at the City of Atascadero with the last ten years as the City Manager, Rachelle Rickard has announced that she will retire in July of this year. As a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Rachelle Rickard moved to Atascadero in 1989 and has served the City since February 28, 1997. Rickard received her first exposure to the inner workings of government by leading audit teams for 13 cities, 14 special districts, 21 school districts,…
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January 17 6:27pm

Adult Basketball League Spring 2023 Team Registrations - Now Open!

It's time for Spring Adult Basketball! We are ready to get the Adult Basketball League back in the gym at the Colony Park Community Center for our traditional Spring Time Season! The league will run from March 12th – June 4th allowing 8 regular season games and ending with an End-of-Season Tournament the weekend of June 3rd and 4th. Games will take place on Sundays with the exception of the tournament, as some games will be played on Saturday, June 3rd. All teams will be coed, and applications…
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January 10 2:56pm

Atascadero Weather Advisory Notification & Road Update

The City of Atascadero has lifted the Shelter in Place advisory to a Weather Advisory for our area for today. Following are the current road closures: Halcon River CrossingSanta Ana is closed to through traffic just east of Garcero RoadLos Altos is closed to through traffic midway between Hwy. 41 & San Marcos RoadHwy. 41 is closed between San Gabriel & Los Altos. Multiple trees are down across our area. The City of Atascadero Fire & Emergency Services and Public Works…