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April 11 6:49pm

Illegal Motorcycle Riding Poses Serious Risks in Salinas Riverbed, Atascadero

The Atascadero Police Department is issuing an urgent notice to address the escalating issue of illegal motorcycle riding in the Salinas Riverbed. In recent months, there has been a concerning surge in unauthorized motorcycle activity within the riverbed area, posing significant risks to both the riders and the community at large. These actions not only violate local and state ordinances but also endanger public safety and the delicate ecosystem of the riverbed. The Atascadero Police…
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April 05 2:47pm

Fossa Arrives at The Charles Paddock Zoo in time for Spring!

The Charles Paddock Zoo is happy to announce the arrival of “Shelby,” a 13-year-old female Fossa! The Fossa is now on exhibit and can be seen by watchful visitors and in time for the last weekend of the Spring Festival!  Shelby, a Fossa Cryptoptocta ferox, came to us from the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens through the Association of Zoo’s & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan. Fossa lifespans are unknown in the wild but are known to live to up to 20 years in…
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April 01 2:00pm

Active Shooter Training & Crisis Management Exercise

In collaboration with the Atascadero Unified School District, the Atascadero Police and Fire Departments announce an upcoming active shooter training and crisis management exercise scheduled for Tuesday, April 2nd, and Friday, April 5th. This training initiative will take place at Atascadero High School during the spring break period. The primary focus of the training exercise is to enhance emergency response protocols for an active shooter incident on campus. Participants will engage…
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March 22 5:51pm

Spring Festival & Party for the Planet at The Charles Paddock Zoo!

Spring is here and if you are looking for fun-filled family activities during Spring Break, come check out all the fun at the Charles Paddock Zoo! Our Spring Festival has kicked off with a variety of fun things to do from baby chicks to scheduled animal feedings happening March 24th through April 7th and on Saturday, April 20th from 10 am until 3 pm, enjoy our 13th annual “Party for the Planet” Earth Day Celebration! Our baby chicks are back along with the scheduled animal feedings that…
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March 22 4:25pm

Project Awards for Santa Lucia Road Bridge & Via Avenue Bridge

The City of Atascadero was recently awarded both the 2023 Transportation Project of the Year ($5 Million - $25 Million) and Overall Project of the Year to the Via Avenue and Santa Lucia Road Bridge projects from the Central Coast Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA)! The Project of the Year award is selected from the five category winners as the single central coast project that best exemplifies APWA’s intention to “promote excellence in the management, administration,…
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March 21 7:40pm

2024 Summer Concert Series Band Line-up

The City of Atascadero is very pleased to announce the bands that have been selected for the 2024 “Saturday in the Park” Summer Concert Series! Our concert series takes place at the Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand from 6:30-8:30 pm and will include a total of eight concerts to enjoy throughout the summer! “Saturday in the Park” Summer Concert Series Line-up:June 15th Rock Odyssey (Classic Rock of the 70s, 80s & 90s)June 29th The Cinders Blues Band (Blues)July 6th The Rockin’ Bs Band…
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March 14 5:19pm

City of Atascadero Receives 2023-2025 Excellence Award in Budgeting

The City of Atascadero has once again been honored with the Excellence Award in Budgeting from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) for the City’s 2023-2025 Operating Budget. The budget focuses on the City Council’s and our community’s established priorities and considers those priorities for both the short and the long-term. The CSMFO is the preeminent resource for promoting excellence in government finance. The Budget Awards Program is designed to recognize…
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March 13 6:40pm

Atascadero S&P Global Ratings Raised to ‘A+’

Successor Agency 2024A and 2024B Tax Allocation Refunding Bonds The City of Atascadero is excited to announce that Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has raised its long-term credit rating to ‘A+’ for the Atascadero Successor Agency of the Community Redevelopment Agency’s series 2024A and 2024B Tax Allocation Refunding Bonds. The Rating Services reports the outlook is stable. According to S&P Global Ratings, the stable outlook reflects their opinion that the Redevelopment Project…
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February 12 6:54pm

Request for Proposal for Holiday Lighting of Sunken Gardens

Request for Proposals for Holiday Lighting of Sunken Gardens  The City of Atascadero is excited to announce a Request for Proposal (RFP) to design and install holiday lights in the trees in the historic downtown Atascadero Sunken Gardens Park. This is a unique opportunity to decorate the Sunken Gardens area to include holiday type lighting that transforms the park into a festive environment and bringing back what was in place seven years ago when the trees were adorned with…
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February 08 2:06pm

Youth T-Ball - 2024 Spring Registrations Now Open!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1ST! The City of Atascadero’s Recreation team is looking forward to another season of Youth Tee Ball! This Tee Ball league will focus on teaching the basics of baseball in a low-key and instructional atmosphere with a main goal of having fun! Tee Ball is open to boys and girls who are 4.5 to 6 years old. Practices and games will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Paloma Creek Park.  Practices will begin on April 9th and league games…