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Atascadero High School on lock down following shots fired

UPDATE, 12:20 p.m.: After more than two hours of heavy law enforcement presence, officials lifted the campus lock-down shortly before noon. Sources said a teacher and student reported hearing shots, but officers have been unable to verify this. Atascadero High... (Continue reading)

Elderly woman dies after Atascadero house fire

An 80-year-old woman died in the hospital Friday following an early morning house fire in Atascadero. Firefighters responded to the fire at 4510 Rosita Avenue around 4:34 a.m. They found the Shirley Martin, a former Templeton High School teacher, unconscious... (Continue reading)

ASH hit with whistleblower retaliation suit

A former Atascadero State Hospital social worker has filed a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit alleging hospital management punished her by making her work with a known violent patient who ended up punching her in the face. [Tribune] Amy Consolati, the plaintiff,... (Continue reading)

SLO County bank robber gets 25 years to life

A Santa Maria man about to stand trial for three San Luis Obispo County bank robberies has accepted a 25 years to life sentence. George Jessie Gonzales pleaded no contest Tuesday to three counts of robbery, according to a San... (Continue reading)

North County mother and son killed in accidents last weekend

Just hours after his mother died in a car crash in Santa Margarita on Saturday, an Atascadero man died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday. On Saturday afternoon, Donna Dean Magee, 56, of Templeton died in a single vehicle accident.... (Continue reading)

Family sues ASH after patient strangled to death

The mother and sister of a deceased Atascadero State Hospital patient who was allegedly strangled to death by his roommate have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against ASH. [Tribune] Kevin Turner, 53, died on May 28, 2014. An ASH psychiatrist... (Continue reading)

Dog killed in Atascadero fire

A dog died Friday after the motor home it was left in caught fire in Atascadero. [KSBY] Shortly after 10 a.m., firefighters arrived to a parking area next to La Rosa Automotive on El Camino Real, where the vehicle was... (Continue reading)

Wrongful death suit alleges drug dealing at Atascadero nursing home

An Atascadero nursing home failed to take measures to stop an employee from distributing expired narcotics, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. [Tribune] Michelle Hughes, 48, died of a drug overdose in April... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles murder suspect pleads not guilty

A Paso Robles man said he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed an “intruder” Saturday morning. Thomas Yanaga, 52, plead not guilty to murder and an enhancement for causing great bodily injury with a firearm on Wednesday. His... (Continue reading)

Atascadero mayoral runner-up arrested

Atascadero police arrested a recent mayoral candidate late Tuesday night on DUI and hit-and-run charges. [Tribune] Charles John Scovell II, 36, garnered 40 percent of the vote in last year’s Atascadero mayoral election. On Tuesday night, Scovell allegedly crashed his... (Continue reading)



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