Articles Tagged With ‘Atascadero’

Atascadero fire leaves victim with second degree burns

A victim suffered second degree burns as the result of a house fire in Atascadero on Saturday. [KCOY] The fire was reported shortly before 1 a.m. on the 9000 block of Santa Lucia Road. Firefighters arrived to find the single... (Continue reading)

Gearhart owes county $207,000

The county tax collector has added his name to the growing list of people, banks and other businesses owed money by former North County developer Kelly V. Gearhart, claiming the Ohio resident is more than $207,000 in arrears in property... (Continue reading)

Walmart Annex plan hearing set

A public hearing on a contentious commercial development planned for Atascadero’s north end is slated Tuesday at 6 p.m. by the city’s planning commission. The hearing centers around entitlements for the Del Rio Road Commercial Area Specific Plan, incorporating the... (Continue reading)

Atascadero has new pension plan

A two-tiered pension system has been adopted by the Atascadero City Council in what city officials term a “cost containment measure.” Current public safety officers can still retire at age 50, and these employees receive a pension computed on last... (Continue reading)

Allen earns police commander stripes

A veteran of the Atascadero Police Department, Joe Allen, has been elevated to the rank of commander, Chief Jerel Haley said. Allen joined the local department in 1995 after a four-year stint in Monrovia as a member of that community’s... (Continue reading)

Atascadero’s liars and thieves $7.5 million rip off

OPINION By DAVID BROADWATER Not many locals were shocked to learn that Atascadero City officials allegedly fraudulently obtained and used $8 million in federal taxpayer money from FEMA, revealed by the recent release of its OIG (Office of Inspector General)... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man gets 26 years for homophobic murder

An Atascadero man who murdered his 66-year-old wife for allegedly accepting a gay relative was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison on Tuesday in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. [Tribune] Police arrested Kenneth Leroy Cockrell, 60, on... (Continue reading)

Rottman Group’s Annex property on the auction block

Atascadero’s plan to have a retail center, dubbed the Annex, across the street from an approved Wal-Mart appears to have ended, at least for now. On April 24, as part of a bank foreclosure, five Rottman Group properties which are... (Continue reading)

Atascadero filched FEMA funds

Prompted by a 2008 investigative report by CalCoastNews detailing how Atascadero city officials conspired to bilk taxpayers out of millions of dollars in disaster aid, a FEMA investigation has determined the city received $8 million illicitly. Nearly eight years after... (Continue reading)

Questions about Eagle Ranch remain unanswered

OPINION By RED HEESH The meeting regarding the Eagle Ranch development project will take place Tuesday 6 p.m. at City Hall, council chambers. It is a special joint meeting of the Atascadero City Council and the Atascadero Planning Commission to... (Continue reading)